OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

Learn About Project Scissor Gait at Berkley Rotary Feb. 23

Learn About Project Scissor Gait at Berkley Rotary Feb. 23 (Matt Church, Feb. 17,2015) Being born with multiple congenital deformities including Arthrogryposis Congenita Multiplex and Prune Belly Syndrome, doctors told his parents that Marty Sheedy would not live past the age of three and if he did, Marty would not walk or function normally. Well,…

Learn About Project Scissor Gait at Berkley Rotary Feb. 23

Learn About Project Scissor Gait at Berkley Rotary Feb. 23 (Matt Church, Feb. 17,2015) Being born with multiple congenital deformities including Arthrogryposis Congenita Multiplex and Prune Belly Syndrome, doctors told his parents that Marty Sheedy would not live past the age of three and if he did, Marty would not walk or function normally. Well,…

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal…

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) 27th District State Representative Robert Wittenberg is hosting coffee hours in Ferndale and Oak Park for residents to stop in and chat about issues that may be on their minds. The first one is on Feb 26th  at 7pm-8pm…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12

Detroit Zoo to Meet with Residents About Events and Noise Feb. 12 (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)   In response to Huntington Woods’ residents’ concerns about noise, The Detroit Zoo is hosting a 2015 Event Update meeting to include time for questions and answers from the public. The event takes place from 6pm to7pm at…

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Public Meeting Feb. 17

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Design Public Meeting Feb. 17 (City of Pleasant Ridge, Jan. 29, 2015) Please join us at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm to review draft concepts for improvements to the Woodward/I-696 area. The City is participating in a study being led by the…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…