2016 Candidate Interview Anil Kumar for US Congress 11th District

2016 Candidate Interview Anil Kumar for US Congress 11th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 9, 2016)   Bloomfield, MI – Dr. Anil Kumar is the Democratic candidate for United States Congress for the 11th District.  He is running against Incumbent Dave Trott.  Independent (and former Republican Congressperson) Kerry Bentivolio. The 11th District includes Auburn Hills,…

Heritage Conference Shares Dixie Hwy History

Heritage Conference Shares Dixie Hwy History (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2016) Holly, MI – With a theme of pairing development with history, the 19th annual Oakland County Heritage Conference focused on Dixie Hwy and the 23 miles of this historic road that travel through the Oakland County borders.  The highway stretches from Sault St.…

2016 Candidate Interview Kerry Bentivolio for US Congress 11th District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Kerry Bentivolio for US Congress 11th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2016) Milford, MI – Kerry Bentivolio served as the Republican Congressman for the 11th District in 2013-2014 as a Republican before losing to current Congressman Dave Trott.  Bentivolio is now running as an Independent to try and reclaim the…

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Jim Runestad 44th District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Jim Runestad 44th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) White Lake, MI – Republican State Representative Jim Runestad is running for re-election for the 44th District which includes the Milford, Highland, Springfield, White Lake and part of Waterford. He is being challenged by Democrat Mark Venie. When asked…

Heritage Conference to Focus on Dixie Hwy Sept. 23

Heritage Conference to Focus on Dixie Hwy Sept. 23 (EVENT page) The 2016 Heritage Conference is on the road again with its two-year exploration of the Saginaw Trail as it traversed Oakland County. This September, the conference moves north from Woodward Avenue onto the more rural Dixie Highway. Examine the potential of this heritage corridor…

Holly: Weekend in the Country Vintage Market Sept. 23-24

Holly: Weekend in the Country Vintage Market Sept. 23-24 (Event Page) Holly, MI – Join Weekend in the Country Vintage Market and send summer off in vintage style! Weekend in the Country Vintage Market presents their 5th annual Main Market. Leave your rain boots and umbrella at home because the Market is NOW INDOOR in…

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said. …

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, orig. Feb. 27, 2015, republished Aug. 21, 2016) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or…