Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed… Accident

Bloomfield Hills Media Specialist Killed, Nature Center Caretaker Injured in Accident (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2014) Shelly and Eric Lazarus spent their lives helping teach others through their work with the Bloomfield Hills School District. But a tragic accident has changed things forever. The accident took place on I-75 just north of Flint. Various…

Teens Invited to Build Gingerbread Houses at Baldwin Library Dec. 11

Teens Invited to Build Gingerbread Houses at Baldwin Library Dec. 11 (Baldwin Public Library Press Release, Nov. 29, 2014) Event Type: Young Adult Program Date: 12/11/2014 Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Description: Why should the children have all the fun? Come and make your own gingerbread house! Join us as we welcome…

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6 (HACC, Nov. 19, 2014) A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14 (BTPL press release, Nov. 12, 2014)   November 14, Friday from 7:30-9 pm: Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Outstanding jazz vocalist Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of the First Lady of Song, with swinging support provided by guitarist Rick Matle and drummer…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open…

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered…

Seaholm Students Meet Congressional Candidates, Except Trott

Seaholm Students Meet 11th District Congressional Candidates, Except Trott (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2014) There is a saying in some social circles that you better show up or people will talk about you anyway. That certainly held true Monday when Congressional Candidate Dave Trott failed to come to a candidate forum specifically for…

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Oct. 24, 2014) Elena Hirsch, 7th grade student at West Hills Middle School, won first place for the state of Michigan in the national recipe contest “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!” Hirsch was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the…

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Two people were seriously injured when a SMART bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Monday at around 6pm. The 65-year-old driver was on Maple Road near Middle Belt, traveling westbound when the bus went over…