2016 Candidate Interview Christopher Morse for US Congress 9th District

2016 Candidate Interview Christopher Morse for US Congress 9th District (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2016)   Bloomfield Hills, MI –In the race for United States Congress 9th District, Republican Christopher R. Morse is running against incumbent Sander Levin.  The 9th District includes several cities in Oakland County and Macomb County, including Beverly Hills, Berkley,…

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Robert Wittenberg

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2016) Oak Park, MI – Democratic incumbent Robert Wittenberg is the State Representative for the 27th District, representing Berkley, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, and Royal Oak Township.  He is running for re-election on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. …

Huntington Woods Residents Ponder Senior Housing, Discussion Continues Oct. 15

Huntington Woods Residents Ponder Senior Housing, Discussion Continues Oct. 15 (EVENT page) Huntington Woods, MI – Dozens of residents came out to the Recreation Center last Wednesday to discuss the state of housing in Huntington Woods for older adults who may want to remain in the community as they age. They learned about Universal Design,…

Merry-Not-Scary Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” Oct.7-23

Merry-Not-Scary Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” Oct.7-23 (EVENT page)   DETROIT ZOO CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN SEASON WITH NINE NIGHTS OF ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ FUN ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration returns this Halloween season, featuring a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the Zoo. Presented by Beaumont Children’s,…

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at Squirrel Road

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at  Squirrel Road (MDOT, Sept. 115, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,…

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…