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The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

Storyteller to Reenact Harriet Tubman’s Story Jan 19

December 30th 2014

Storyteller to Reenact Harriet Tubman’s Story Jan 19 (Baldwin Public Library press release, Dec. 30) Miz Rosie as Harriet Tubman Monday, January 19 at 3pm – 4pm Baldwin Public Library, 300 W.Merrill St. Birmingham,MI 48009 For all ages with lots of audience participation Storyteller Rosie Chapman brings history to life with her reenactment of Civil […]

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

December 24th 2014

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and […]

Retired Secret Service Agent to Speak in Birmingham Jan. 8

December 20th 2014

Retired Secret Service Agent to Speak in Birmingham Jan. 8 (Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council Press Release, Dec. 20, 2014) Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council 2121 Midvale Street Birmingham, MI 48009-1509 Thursday, January 8 at 1:00 p.m. Cost: Complimentary members; $3 non-members Pre-register by Tuesday, January 6 Retired Secret Service agent, Radford Jones, gives a […]

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light…

December 19th 2014

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light Through Oak Park, Royal Oak and Birmingham (Photos and Interview by Aaron Tobin, Dec. 19, 2014) Dec. 17 was a day to celebrate light as the Labavitch Chanukah Parade made its way through Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Birmingham “The idea was to reach as many Jews and non-Jews […]

Get Involved: Birmingham has Spots Open on Boards and Commissions

December 18th 2014

Get Involved: Birmingham has Spots Open on Boards and Commissions (City of Birmingham Press Release, Dec.18, 2014) Citizens have an opportunity to share ideas and make a difference in their community by serving on City of Birmingham boards and committees. Those who serve help shape the future of the community by serving in an advisory […]

Birmingham Fire Dept. Collecting Toys for Tots through Dec. 19

December 13th 2014

Birmingham Fire Dept. Collecting Toys for Tots through Dec. 19 (City of Birmingham Press Release, Dec. 13, 2014) The Birmingham Fire Department encourages the community to participate in their annual Toys for Tots collection. The program specifics are as follows: What: Since 2003 the Birmingham Fire Department has helped needy children experience the joy of […]

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season

December 10th 2014

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season (Brett Tillander, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Co, Dec. 10, 2014) It’s Holiday Basket time at the Boys & Girls Club and we have numerous club families needing some extra support during this holiday season. Many of you have helped out in […]

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition

December 6th 2014

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) This weekend’s Winter Markt in Downtown Birmingham has Shain Park looking like a German village around holiday time. With vendors lined in tents, traditional German food, and gatherings for music, stories and crafts, the event overcomes any chilliness in the air. In […]

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

December 4th 2014

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for the […]