Teachers of the Year Get Surprised by Suburban Collection

Teachers of the Year Get Surprised by Suburban Collection (Suburban Collection, June 25, 2017) Ferndale, Birmingham, Farmington, Troy, and Novi – Teachers in several Oakland County school districts were surprised recently by The Suburban Collection family of automotive retailers. Ferndale – The Ferndale School District today announced new Teacher of the Year Award winners: Lindsay…

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2017) Pontiac, MI – After years of renting office space in Birmingham, the technology innovators at LocalHop, Cynerge, and Autostructure have made an exciting move to an historic building in Downtown Pontiac. 31 N. Saginaw Street has been around since at least…

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2017) Pontiac, MI – After years of renting office space in Birmingham, the technology innovators at LocalHop, Cynerge, and Autostructure have made an exciting move to an historic building in Downtown Pontiac. 31 N. Saginaw Street has been around since at least…

Summer Concerts in Birmingham’s Shain Park, 2017

Summer Concerts in Birmingham’s Shain Park, 2017 (EVENT page) Birmingham, MI – Birmingham’s In the Park Concert series takes place in the beautiful Shain Park each summer. The free concert series offers an opportunity to sit among the trees while enjoying beautiful music on warm summer evenings. Concerts span a diverse range of genres appealing…

Summer Concerts in Birmingham’s Shain Park, 2017

Summer Concerts in Birmingham’s Shain Park, 2017 (EVENT page) Birmingham, MI – Birmingham’s In the Park Concert series takes place in the beautiful Shain Park each summer. The free concert series offers an opportunity to sit among the trees while enjoying beautiful music on warm summer evenings. Concerts span a diverse range of genres appealing…

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair (JCC, June 8, 2017) West Bloomfield, MI – The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is in search of local authors for its Annual Jewish Book Fair, to be held this November at the JCC in West Bloomfield. Books should be written by Jewish…

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair (JCC, June 8, 2017) West Bloomfield, MI – The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is in search of local authors for its Annual Jewish Book Fair, to be held this November at the JCC in West Bloomfield. Books should be written by Jewish…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way (SOCRRA, June 5, 2017) Troy, MI – Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCCRA communities. This summer SOCRRA will deliver a 65 gallon recycling cart to every single family household in its member communities.  And because SOCRRA is converting to…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way (SOCRRA, June 5, 2017) Troy, MI – Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCCRA communities. This summer SOCRRA will deliver a 65 gallon recycling cart to every single family household in its member communities.  And because SOCRRA is converting to…

Adam’s Road to Close for Bridge Demolition

Adam’s Road to Close for Bridge Demolition (MDOT, May 15, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI -Dan’s Excavating, contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will close Adams Road between South Blvd. and Square Lake Road to through traffic in Bloomfield Township from May 19-22 to facilitate demolition of the northbound I-75 bridge (located over Adams…

Conservative Coalition Hosts “Dirty Dozen” Protests in Birmingham & Novi

Conservative Coalition Hosts “Dirty Dozen” Protests in Birmingham & Novi (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2017) Birmingham, MI – As residents pulled through the parking lot of the Birmingham Post Office to drop off their taxes by the April 18 deadline, they were greeted by four people with anti-tax signs. In five communities across the…

Pam Williams, Republican Activist and Library Board President, Dies UPDATED

Pam Williams, Republican Activist and Library Board President, Dies (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2017) Bloomfield Hills, MI – Friends and family members have been sharing grief on social media over the sudden loss of Bloomfield Hills resident and Republican activist Pamela (Pam) Williams, who was reported to be found dead in her home Tuesday. …

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship (Boys and Girls Club of Oakland Macomb Counties, April 11, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Click here for the link to the online application.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SchueleScholarshipApplication The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee has secured funding for the release of another four-year full-ride scholarship opportunity. Applications and supportive materials…

Birmingham Shopping District Board Appoints New Executive Director

Birmingham Shopping District Board Appoints New Executive Director (BSD, April 3, 2017) BIRMINGHAM, MI,– The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Ingrid Tighe. On March 29, Tighe was unanimously appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Birmingham Shopping District beginning Monday, April 17, 2017. “Following an…

MML#3: Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year

MML#3:  Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year (Michigan Municipal League, March 26, 2017) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) as the League’s 2017 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formally presented to Rep. Kosowski and Sen. Knollenberg during the…

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video)

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI – Oakland County Times founder Crystal A. Proxmire was recently interviewed by Chuck Moss for the television and internet-based program Eye on Oakland. Discussion focused on developments and transit in communities like Holly, Ferndale, Royal Oak,…