Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and…

2018 Candidate Interview: Howard Baron for Bloomfield Hills School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Howard Baron for Bloomfield Hills School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Troy, MI- Howard Baron running for re-election to Bloomfield Hills School Board. This is a non-partisan position. There are four seats available with four year terms. Candidates are Howard Baron, Jennifer Cook, Lisa…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…

2018 Candidate Interview: Lisa Efros for Bloomfield Hills School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Lisa Efros for Bloomfield Hills School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Troy, MI- Lisa Efros running for Bloomfield Hills School Board. This is a non-partisan position. There are four seats available with four year terms. Candidates are Howard Baron, Jennifer Cook, Lisa…

2018 Candidate Interview: Jennifer Rass for Birmingham School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Jennifer Rass for Birmingham School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2018) Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Southfield, Southfield Township, West Bloomfield, Franklin, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, MI- Jennifer (Jenn) Rass is running for Trustee of Birmingham School Board. There are seven people running for three seats. On the ballot are Lory Dolan, Amy Hochkammer,…

Reporter Food: Braised Short Rib Pasta at Crispelli’s in Berkley

Reporter Food: Braised Short Rib Pasta at Crispelli’s in Berkley (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2018) Berkley, MI- Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria has locations in Berkley, West Bloomfield and Troy.  I recently had a chance to visit their Berkley location and enjoy their creamy, flavorful braised short rib pasta. This is a creation of cavatelli…

Reporter Food: Chicken Lemonato at Honey Tree Grill

Reporter Food: Chicken Lemonato at Honey Tree Grill Bloomfield Township, Lathrup Village, Northville,  Rochester Hills, Southfield, Sterling Heights, and Troy, MI – Honey Tree Grill has six locations, but I decided to try the one at 28601 Southfield Road in Lathrup Village. Honey Tree has Greek and American food, and the Chicken Lemonato is one…

Go Comedy’s Dream Cruise BINGO, 2018 Edition

Go Comedy’s Dream Cruise BINGO, 2018 Edition (Staff Report, Aug. 14, 2018) Ferndale, MI- As Dream Cruise weekend approaches, the folk at Go Comedy! Improv Theater are continuing with a tradition of their own – Dream Cruise BINGO! “Get out your lawn chairs, fire up those engines, and laugh it off a little,” says the…

Commercial Vehicles and Trailers Banned on Woodward During Dream Cruise

Commercial Vehicles and Trailers Banned on Woodward During Dream Cruise (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 13, 2018) Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp, Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is advising local residents and those attending the Woodward Dream Cruise of a temporary traffic control order, which will…

Suspected Robber of Banks in Birmingham, Ferndale, & Bloomfield Twp. Arrested

  Suspected Robber of Banks in Birmingham, Ferndale, & Bloomfield Twp. Arrested (Birmingham Police, Aug. 2, 2018) Birmingham (MI) Police, in cooperation with Ferndale and Bloomfield Twp. (MI) police as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, helped lead to the arrest of a serial bank robbery…

2018 Candidate Interview: Jim Runestad for State Senate Dist. 15

2018 Candidate Interview: Jim Runestad for State Senate Dist. 15 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2018) Commerce Township, Lyon Township, Milford Township, Northville, Novi, Novi Township, Orchard Lake, South Lyon, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, White Lake and Wixom, MI – Jim Runestad is running for State Senate in the 15th District. In the Republican Primary…

2018 Candidate Interview: Paul Kolin for Bloomfield Hills School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Paul Kolin for Bloomfield Hills School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Troy, MI- Paul Kolin is running for Bloomfield Hills School Board. This is a non-partisan position. There are four seats for a four year term. Also on the ballot are Howard Baron,…

2018 Candidate Interview: Julia Pulver for State Senate Dist. 15

2018 Candidate Interview: Julia Pulver for State Senate Dist. 15 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2018) Commerce Township, Lyon Township, Milford Township, Northville, Novi, Novi Township, Orchard Lake, South Lyon, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, White Lake and Wixom, MI – Julia Pulver is running for State Senate in the 15th District.  She is unopposed in the…

2018 Candidate Interview: Ellen Lipton for Congress, 9th District

2018 Candidate Interview: Ellen Lipton for Congress, 9th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 19, 2018) Berkley, Clawson, Centerline, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Bloomfield Township, Clinton Township, Royal Oak Township and Southfield Township, MI –Ellen Lipton is running…

2018 Candidate Interview: Jim Hines for Governor

2018 Candidate Interview: Jim Hines for Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2018) Lansing, MI – Jim Hines is running in the Republican Primary for Governor of Michigan. Also in the Republican Primary are Brian Calley, Patrick Colbeck and Bill Schuette. The primary is Aug. 7, 2018. In the Libertarian Primary are Bill Gelineau and John…

2018 Candidate Interview: Klint Kesto for Congress, 11th District

2018 Candidate Interview: Klint Kesto for Congress, 11th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2018) Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Canton Township, Clawson, Commerce Township, Farmington, Highland Township, Lake Angelus, Livonia, Lyon Township, Milford Township, Northville/Northville Township, Novi/Novi Township, Plymouth/Plymouth Township, Rochester Hills, South Lyon, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake Township, and Wixom,…

2018 Candidate Interview: Mari Manoogian for Senate Rep. District 40

2018 Candidate Interview: Mari Manoogian for Senate Rep. District 40 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2018) Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield, MI –Mari Manoogian  is running for State Representative for the 40th District and is on the ballot for the Aug. 7 primary on the Democratic ballot. Also on the Democratic ballot is Nicole…

2018 Candidate Interview: Zach Rich for Farmington School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Zach Rich for Farmington School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 7, 2018) Farmington, Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield Township, MI – Zach Rich is running for Farmington School Board on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.  This is a non-partisan position. At the time of posting, opponents for this position are not yet known,…