Six Cities to Shop Small in this Saturday

Six Cities to Shop Small in this Saturday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 24, 2017) Ferndale, Holly, Berkley, Birmingham, Royal Oak and Rochester, MI – The Saturday after Thanksgiving is a day where consumers are urged to think about their locally owned businesses and “shop small” for their holiday gifts.  And in Oakland County the movement…

Oakland County African American Parent Network Conference Nov. 11

Oakland County African American Parent Network Conference Nov. 11 Join us for our first Oakland County AAPN Collaborative Family Conference! This event is open to all families building a community around student success. Parents and students Invited! We have an exciting line up to share with you … Social Media Secrets: Presented by Rasheda Williams,…

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2017) Pontiac, MI – A dozen Oakland County residents have been charged with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, seven of whom were charged with distribution resulting in death, revealed Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard in a press conference Wednesday…

2017 Candidate Interview: Melissa “Missy” Mark for Baldwin Library Board in Birmingham

2017 Candidate Interview: Melissa “Missy” Mark for Baldwin Library Board in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2017) Birmingham, MI – Melissa “Missy” Mark is one of four candidates running for three seats on the Baldwin Public Library Board in Birmingham.  Also on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot are Ashley Aidenbaum, Mike Kroll and Frank…

Birmingham Bicentennial Committee Seeks Public Survey Input

Birmingham Bicentennial Committee Seeks Public Survey Input (City of Birmingham, Sept. 7, 2017) BIRMINGHAM, MI, September 7, 2017 – A special committee of the Birmingham Museum Board is looking for public input regarding an important event coming December 1, 2018 – Birmingham’s 200th birthday. It will be the bicentennial of the first purchase of government…

Family Guide to the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise

Family Guide to the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise By Karen Evans, Publisher, Macaroni Kid Ferndale-Royal Oak Royal Oak, Ferndale, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Clawson, Bloomfield Area, Pontiac – The Woodward Dream Cruise is upon us — you have probably already seen people setting up lawn chairs along Woodward Ave to catch a glimpse…

Join the Fun with Go Comedy! Dream Cruise Bingo

Join the Fun with Go Comedy! Dream Cruise Bingo (Go Comedy, Aug. 16, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Some people love the Dream Cruise, others not so much. But however you feel, if you’re out and about people-watching you may enjoy this fun BINGO game designed by the comedians at Go Comedy in Ferndale. Keep your…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Woodward Ave.

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Township, MI – On Friday, August 11, 2017 at approximately 5:30 A.M., Bloomfield Township Police and Fire responded to a report of a fatal collision involving a 2014 Dodge Caravan and a pedestrian.  Initial reports indicate the Caravan, driven by a 61 year old female from Hazel Park,…

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand?

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Jackson Clementz loves his chickens.  The five year old spends time chasing and petting the three black New England Reds and three Red Sex Links that live in a pen in his grandfather’s backyard in Holly.…

Treger Strasberg of Birmingham Earns Volunteer of the Year Award

Treger Strasberg of Birmingham Earns Volunteer of the Year Award (Michigan Community Service Coalition, July 13, 2017) Berkley, MI – Among the 49 winners of 2017 Governor’s Service Awards were six people or groups from Oakland County, including Treger Strasberg of Birmingham. The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their…

Birmingham Upgrades Parking Meters, Adds Vehicle Detection Sensors

Birmingham Upgrades Parking Meters, Adds Vehicle Detection Sensors (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 9, 2017) Birmingham, MI – Visitors to Downtown Birmingham may notice the new parking meters, which take coins, credit cards and pay by phone through Parkmobile. According to the City of Birmingham website: “The installation of 1,262 credit card enabled “smart” parking meters…