Birmingham

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun

September 25th 2014

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Sept.25, 2014) The Eastover Elementary gymnasium was transformed into a STEM Museum earlier this month, with multiple stations set up allowing students to take part in activities that taught science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Some of the activities included programming a robot, pedaling […]

…Birmingham Street Art Fair Supporting Common Ground

September 24th 2014

A Great Time at the Birmingham Street Art Fair Supporting Common Ground (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2014) Dozens of artists, protected from the rain by their rows of tents down the middle of Old Woodward Avenue, came out in support of Common Ground this weekend. The crisis intervention organization offers a 24-hour Crisis and […]

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

September 20th 2014

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing […]

Banned Books Week Events at Baldwin Library

September 18th 2014

Banned Books Week Events at Baldwin Library (BPL Press Release, Sept. 18, 2014) The number one challenged book in 2013 was a series: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. A children’s series about fourth graders whose fictional superhero accidentally becomes real, the Captain Underpants series has had the honor of being the most challenged book in […]

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision

September 17th 2014

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2014) Visitors to Beaumont Hospital on Saturday may have gotten an unexpected lesson in penis flesh thanks to protestors from NOCIRC of Michigan. The Birmingham-based group’s mission is to educate the public about circumcision and to encourage parents not to have the procedure. […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

September 10th 2014

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]