Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Clarkston School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

Clarkston School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Clarkston, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use…

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations (compiled, Feb. 23, 2016) Clarkston, MI – Did you know… Lighthouse’s Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Oakland County that is open 5 days a week and services all of Oakland County? Each month – an average of 850 families, more than 1,400 individuals,…

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…