What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most…

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17 (Event Page) ROYAL OAK, MI. – The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the fall 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, Sept. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept.…

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…

Quest to Teach Sidewalk CPR Leads to Video & Dream Cruise Learning Stations

Quest to Teach Sidewalk CPR Leads to Video & Dream Cruise Learning Stations (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug, 19, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Whether it’s the disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” or the delightfully nerdy cadence of the “Imperial Death March” from Star Wars, there is a point in Sidewalk CPR where having  song in your…

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Last week members of the Regional Transit Authority Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties voted no to putting a regional transit plan on the ballot for voters to decide upon.  The plan would add many…

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – County Commissioner Helaine Zack is running for re-election in the 18th District, which includes Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park and Royal Oak Township.  She is unopposed in the Democratic Primary and on Nov.…

Huntington Woods Hosting Visioning Session on Aging and Housing Sept 28

Huntington Woods Hosting Visioning Session on Aging and Housing Sept 28 (Event Page) Huntington Woods, MI –  Huntington Woods is home to residents of all ages which makes our community a highly desirable place to live. Due to the changing resident demographic, we’re seeking your input regarding the future housing needs of Huntington Woods residents.…