We Got This #3: Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington

We Got This #3:  Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Farmington, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women while…

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…

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) Holly, MI –  “This shows what we can do when we all pitch in and have a common goal,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he looked around at the thriving historic downtown of Holly.  He sat at the…

Farmington Hills Police Officer Facing Child Pornography Charges

Farmington Hills Police Officer Facing Child Pornography Charges (May 30, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he has charged Matthew Parsons, 48 of Waterford, with five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material. Parsons also faces five charges of using a computer to commit a crime and three…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

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…