Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters (MDEQ, Jan. 8, 2018) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup…

Pontiac’s Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists

Pontiac’s New Restaurant Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – As the Menagerie Lounge prepares for their Feb. 2018 opening in Downtown Pontiac, entrepreneurs and culinary creators April and James Forbes are looking for the finishing touches to make their newest venture one to remember. They are…

Reporter Food: Alaskan Pizza from Jerusalem Pizza in Southfield

Reporter Food: Alaskan Pizza from Jerusalem Pizza in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2018) Southfield, MI – The last time I got Jerusalem Pizza, I opted for the Mexican version.  This time my taste buds went north, for a taste of The Alaskan. The Alaskan is the kind of pizza that leaves the corners…

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 27, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Population change in any geographic area, be it city, township, county or state, is comprised of four primary components – Births and Deaths (combining to create Natural Increase), Immigration and Domestic Migration (combining to create Net Migration).…

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, MI – When Jacquelyn Zeman’s grandfather passed away, he left behind many memories and treasures for his family. Henry “Hank” Zeman was a photojournalist with the grand Rapids Press from 1952 to 1987. He covered everything from basketball games to natural disasters.…

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway (County Road Association, Dec. 5, 2017, orig. Nov. 17, 2014) Michigan – In 2014 The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic to help Michigan residents avoid the frustration of the “second shovel,” that we’re sharing here again. “Shoveling snow once after a storm…

Huntington Woods Hosts Michigan’s First Drag Queen Story Time, More to Come

Huntington Woods Hosts Michigan’s First Drag Queen Story Time, More to Come (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2017) Huntington Woods, MI – Story time in Huntington Woods got a little more interesting with the announcement of guest readers for December, January and February.  The Huntington Woods Library has begun hosting what is believed to be…

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants (LARA, Dec. 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will be ready to accept applications for medical marihuana facility licenses beginning this Friday, December 15, 2017. The department is prepared to accept applications for all license types – grower, processor,…

Task Force Presents Suggested Drone Regulations to State for Consideration

Task Force Presents Suggested Drone Regulations to State for Consideration (MDOT, Dec. 11, 2017) Lansing, MI – The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force (UASTF) released a report of recommendations it presented to Gov. Rick Snyder and to the state Legislature regarding unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. The report presents a desire to have a…

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats CHICAGO –  Homelessness declined in Michigan according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  While overall homelessness slightly increased nationally, HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found the follow regarding homelessness across Michigan: In Michigan,…

Ferndale Eagles Make it to Florida, and to National Championship Game

Ferndale Eagles Make it to Florida, and to National Championship Game Ferndale, MI – After tackling a major hurdle in fundraising, the Ferndale Eagles Pop Warner teams of elementary school aged football players and cheerleaders is down in Orlando Florida competing in the 61st annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of…

Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards

Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards (MCSC, Dec. 5, 2018) LANSING, MI. – The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce that nominations are being sought for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge their commitment to serving…

Video Shows Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Rolling through Michigan

Video Shows Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Rolling through Michigan (Crystal Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2017) Romulus, MI – For 19 years Canadian Pacific Railroad has celebrated the holidays and raised money for charity with their Holiday Train. The train travels through Canada and the United States with a 1,000 feet of railroad cars decorated with seasonal…

Three People Shot at Noel Night in Detroit

Three People Shot at Noel Night in Detroit Detroit, MI – Three teens were shot during Noel Night in Midtown Detroit. Injuries are not life threatening and the shooter is still at large as of Saturday night. The Detroit Free Press is one good source for information on this incident. Read more at https://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/12/02/two-shot-during-noel-night-detroit/916829001/ This…