Dream Cruise 2015 Kicks Off

Dream Cruise 2015 Kicks Off (Mark Houston, various contributors) Dream Cruise 2015 has kicked off officially with The Mayor of Ferndale Dave Coulter standing alongside Butch Patrick, who is famous for his role as Eddie Munster on The Munsters, a television program of the 1960s, to cut the ribbon opening the event. The Ferndale Golden…

Game Time: Dream Cruise BINGO from Go Comedy!

Game Time: Dream Cruise BINGO from Go Comedy! (C. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2015) It’s Dream Cruise time again, and our friends at Go Comedy have revived a game that was started last year to make the event more interesting for spectators. Simply keep your eyes peeled for these common Dream Cruise sightings, and share the…

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham (Birmingham Public Arts Board Press Release, Aug. 8, 2015) The Birmingham Public Arts Board is seeking volunteers to participate in its “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This project will involve knitting/crocheting large-scale objects for placement onto trees, parking meter posts, light posts, bicycle racks and benches.…

Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15

Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15 (event listing, cp) Birmingham is getting ready for the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise. It’s the time of year when 40,000+ classic cars and more than one million people line Woodward Avenue to celebrate the automobile. The Birmingham Cruise Event, scheduled for…

Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 14-15, 2015

Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 14-15, 2015 (event) City of Berkley Friday, August 14: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Kid’s Inflatable Zone, 12 Mile Road/Tyler 6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Berkley’s Classic Car Parade, 12 Mile Rd between Coolidge & Greenfield 7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance, 12Mile Road/Griffith, north 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM: DetroitElvis.com Entertainment at 12 Mile…

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition (MML Press Release, July 27, 2015)   Community Excellence Awards Competition Down to Final Four Projects Involving Westland, Jackson, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Orion Township, Oakland County in Final Round The final four projects in the statewide Community…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Pontiac: Business Owner Donation Makes Pizza Patrol Possible

Pontiac: Business Owner Donation Makes Pizza Patrol Possible (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 17, 2015) When Bob Angona purchased his first Little Caesars franchise location 20 years ago in Pontiac, he had no idea that one day he’d be managing dozens of employees and serving customers out of twelve locations. With stores in Birmingham, Holly, Milford,…

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video)

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2015) The ACLU of Michigan and other organizations are coming together to address the growing trend of harsh punishments at school leading to suspensions and expulsions, leading to more challenging lives and eventually prison. Educators struggle to find…