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Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County

November 9th 2014

Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County (compiled, Nov. 2, 2014) Birmingham The City of Birmingham and the Piety Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host the traditional laying of the wreath on Nov. 11 at the Civil War and WWII Monuments in Shain Park, across from Birmingham City hall as 151 Martin […]

Berkley Spanish Students Visit Mexican Town for Día De Los Muertos

November 9th 2014

Berkley Spanish Students Visit Mexican Town for Día De Los Muertos (BPS Press Release, Nov. 9, 2014) Señora Farah’s Spanish I students from Norup went to Mexican Town on October 29 to learn and celebrate the holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The students painted Día de los Muertos tiles at […]

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

November 7th 2014

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open […]

Berkley Rotary to Welcome Yad Ezra Speaker Nov. 10

November 3rd 2014

Berkley Rotary to Welcome Yad Ezra Speaker Nov. 10 (Berkley Rotary Press Release, Nov. 3, 2014) The Rotary Club of Berkley is pleased to announce its upcoming list of speakers for November.  The Club meets at O’Mara’s Restaurant in downtown Berkley at the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway.  Guests, prospective members and […]

SOCRRA Offers $6 Recycling Bins in November

November 3rd 2014

SOCRRA Offers $6 Recycling Bins in November (SOCRRA Press Release, Nov. 3, 2014) SOCRRA and its 12 member communities are pleased to offer a special sale on recycle bins during the month of November, 2014. Residents of Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy […]

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

November 2nd 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered […]

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and… (video)

November 1st 2014

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and other Crimes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 31, 2014) Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper does not like seeing kids on a professional basis, whether it’s because they have gotten in trouble or because they are a victim. The internet and cell phones make it easy for young […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Lost Detroit Presentation at Berkley Library Nov. 10

October 29th 2014

Lost Detroit Presentation at Berkley Library Nov. 10 (Berkley Library Press Release, Oct. 28, 2014) Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Sean Doerr, author of Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins will share his architectural knowledge and photography of Detroit’s architecture inside and out: from the infamous abandoned train station, to the […]

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

October 19th 2014

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions […]