Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle

Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2015) Walking through the materials processing facility at SOCRRA, first grader Colin Bibbs was amazed by the mountains of paper, plastic and yard refuse kept outside for composting. With wide eyes he looked over the massive conveyer…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

Berkley Mayor Explains April Fool’s Day, and Other City Updates

Berkley Mayor Explains April Fool’s Day, and Other City Updates (Berkley Mayor Phil O’Dwyer, April 1, 2015) Message From the Mayor Change is difficult for many of us to embrace, and accepting innovative ideas sometimes disturbs the tranquility and peace of simply continuing with the familiar. When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, many…

Berkley Mayor Explains April Fool’s Day, and Other City Updates

Berkley Mayor Explains April Fool’s Day, and Other City Updates (Berkley Mayor Phil O’Dwyer, April 1, 2015) Message From the Mayor Change is difficult for many of us to embrace, and accepting innovative ideas sometimes disturbs the tranquility and peace of simply continuing with the familiar. When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, many…

Early Literacy Station added to Berkley Public Library

Early Literacy Station added to Berkley Public Library (Berkley Public Library Press Release, March 23, 2015) Berkley Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids ages 2–8.  The Early Literacy Station was generously donated by the Friends of the…

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills.…

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has made the decision to close the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. The doors will close Aug. 31, unless new management is found.  The Center sits in a location central to several synagogues…

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has made the decision to close the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. The doors will close Aug. 31, unless new management is found.  The Center sits in a location central to several synagogues…

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings (Berkley Schools Press Release, March 6, 2015)   On the May 5th ballot the District has a proposal to improve the infrastructure, safety and technology in the Berkley Schools. The District is asking citizens to vote on just over $58 million in needed upgrades. Building informational meetings…