Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video)

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2016) Springfield Twp., MI – This kind of thing probably happens all the time, especially in northern Oakland County, but experiencing a group of strangers coming together to act quickly, get messy, and save an animal in distress was a…

Reporter Food: Wedge Salad & Texas Burnt Ends from Rosie O’Grady’s

Reporter Food:  Wedge Salad and Texas Burnt Ends from Rosie O’Grady’s (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Rosie O’Grady’s is pretty great.  They are part of the Kramer Restaurant Group, who recently came on as an advertising sponsor of oc115. This means I get to enjoy Rosies, One-Eyed Betty’s, Pop’s for Italian,…

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets (Paws for Life, April 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Paws for Life Rescue recently donated two pet oxygen masks to the Madison Heights Fire Department. “Industry sources estimate 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires,” said Courtney Protz-Sanders, executive director of…

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes (Kurt Metzger, March 25, 2016) The Census Bureau released new July 1, 2015 county population estimates today.  While Oakland County experienced the 5th straight year of population growth this decade, the 2014-2015 growth was the smallest of the five,…

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park (Cheryl Weiss, March 18, 2016) Oak Park, MI – With the Jefferson Oaks development project in Oak Park beginning this summer, rumors have been circulating about Ernie’s Market.  Will Ernie’s building be demolished to make way for new construction?   According to owner Ernie Hassan, that…

Ferndale Cat Shelter Launches Furever Fosters Program

Ferndale Cat Shelter Launches Furever Fosters Program (Ferndale Cat Shelter Press Release, March 16, 2016) FERNDALE, Mich. – Ferndale Cat Shelter (FCS) is offering a new program, Furever Fosters!, to place homeless cats with people who would like the companionship but may not be able to afford the cost, according to Deanne Iovan, FCS executive…

Reporter Food: The Breakfast Club in Madison Heights

Reporter Food: The Breakfast Club in Madison Heights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – The Breakfast Club in Madison Heights the perfect kind of restaurant for a writer like me, and I think oc115 readers would like it too. It’s got fantastic creative breakfast food in a non-pretentious, but sunshiny and…