Nov 2017 Voter Turnout Across Oakland County

November 7 Election Turnout Across Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge Reelected Mayor, Nov. 8, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – It has become tradition that Crystal Proxmire and I review voter turnout rates after each election.  While yesterday’s election was considered an off-year election (odd numbered years), the fact that many communities were voting on…

Pet Owners Can Help “Paw Watch” for Crime in Farmington Hills, Mtg. Oct. 12

Pet Owners Can Help “PawWatch” for Crime in Farmington Hills, Mtg. Oct. 12 On Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m., the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Crime Prevention Section will host a Paw Watch meeting at Police Headquarters located at 31655 Eleven Mile Road, just west of City Hall. Paw Watch is a crime awareness initiative…

Music, Fire, & Flirtatious Dancing Amidst Michigan Renaissance Festival Fun

Music, Fire, & Flirtatious Dancing Amidst Michigan Renaissance Festival Fun (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2017) Holly, MI – A circle of Lords and Ladies of the Michigan Renaissance Festival listened eagerly as Queen Elizabeth shared her wisdom of medieval dancing. “First I am going to show you the boring way to dance,” she said…

Organization for Bat Conservation Acquires Mine Full of Rare Bats

Organization for Bat Conservation Acquires Mine Full of Rare Bats (Organization for Bat Conservation, Aug. 30, 2017) Pontiac, MI – On August 30, 2017, the Organization for Bat Conservation, located in Pontiac, acquired the mineral rights for the Magazine Mine in southern Illinois, with the goal of continuing the education and environmental study of bat…

War Dogs Memorial Provides Resting Place for Valiant Canines

War Dogs Memorial Provides Resting Place for Valiant Canines (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2017) Lyon Township, MI – Though dogs are often known as man’s best friend, they can also be some of the strongest tools for staying safe in battles, discovering bombs and drugs, leading the blind, comforting the ill and many other…