Ferndale Pride Doubles Down on Transgender Inclusion (video)

Ferndale Pride Doubles Down on Transgender Inclusion (video) Ferndale, MI – With flags of many color combinations fluttering around downtown along with the traditional LGBTQ rainbow ones, Ferndale Pride set a conscious scene of inclusion for many groups at the diversity-themed festival June 4. “Today we gather to celebrate being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer,…

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Republican Randy LeVasseur is running for State Representative for the 26th District which is Madison Heights and Royal Oak.  He is running against Democrat Jim Ellison who is the current Mayor of Royal Oak.…

Southfield Using Cured in Place Pipe to Replace Old Water Mains, Minimize Cost & Disruption

Southfield Using Cured in Place Pipe to Replace Old Water Mains, Minimize Cost & Disruption (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2016) Southfield, MI – With the costs of failing infrastructure and matters of public health on the minds of municipal leaders, communities are on the lookout for solutions to water system issues such as deteriorating…

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes (Blake Prewitt, Superintendent Ferndale Schools, June 3, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  “I care more about the people my students become than  the scores on the tests they take.”  – Anonymous It is graduation season, which is always a great time of year. I listen to the elementary teachers and principals…

Have a Personalized Brick Around Birmingham’s Hill School Bell

Have a Personalized Brick Around Birmingham’s Hill School Bell (City of Birmingham, June 2, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The Birmingham community has a little more time to make their mark, literally, on the Hill School Bell Outdoor Structure. Engraved brick pavers that will surround the Hill School Bell at ground level are still available for…

Police Chief Says Drop the “A” Word, Crashes are Preventable

Police Chief Says Drop the “A” Word, Crashes are Preventable (Guest View, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, June 1, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – There is a growing group of traffic safety specialists who are advocating a change from using the word “accident” to describe traffic crashes.  Using “accident” implies that the incident was…

MI Casualties of Iraq/Afghanistan Remembered in Ferndale Memorial Day Parade (video)

MI Casualties of Iraq/Afghanistan Remembered in Ferndale Memorial Day Parade (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 30, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Over 200 people marched silently along Woodward Ave, then West 9 Mile, holding signs with pictures of military personnel and the dates of their deaths.  The faces of soldiers, many in their late teens and…