Birmingham

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine

April 25th 2014

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2014) Winezilla once graced Downtown Ferndale with $15 bottles of wine, a no-snobs approach to wine-tasting, and the colorful artwork of local artist Daniel Cascardo. However in a town ripe with mead, craft beer, restaurants and bars even the business’s fun Godzilla theme […]

SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham

April 17th 2014

SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) On Tuesday afternoon a SMART Bus Driver who had been involved in an accident earlier in the day, hit a light pole and electrical pole in Birmingham, causing major damage to both. According to the Birmingham Eccentric, the 55-year-old bus driver […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30

March 23rd 2014

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30 (Berkley Public Library Press Release, March 23, 2014) Currently in its 13th year, Everyone’s Reading is a community-wide reading sponsored by 12 public libraries, including the Berkley Public Library, to promote dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Sounds of Birmingham Exhibition – Kick Off March 6

February 28th 2014

Historical Museum to Feature Sounds of Birmingham Exhibition – Kick Off March 6 Honoring Birmingham’s rich musical traditions and history, the Birmingham Historical Museum is preparing to kick off a brand new exhibition: the Sounds of Birmingham. The exhibition kick-off reception will take place at the museum on Thursday, March 6 from 6 p.m. – […]

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

February 12th 2014

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]