MML#4: Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets

MML#4:  Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2016) Lansing, MI – Cities and school districts depend on property taxes to provide services that residents rely on.  One might think that having large companies in the community would help because of the large size of the “big box” stores…

Campaign Uses Student Art to Warn Against Distracted Driving

Campaign Uses Student Art to Warn Against Distracted Driving (Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, March 30, 2016) OAK PARK, MI -The Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA), Michigan State Police, and State Farm announced a statewide distracted driving education and enforcement initiative today.  This campaign coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which takes place…

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident (Compiled, March 28, 2016) Ferndale, MI –The Daily Tribune reports that 35-year-old Jeffrey Allen Peterson of Chesterfield was arrested and charged with felony assault after a road rage incident in Ferndale around 10pm Sunday.  According to the report, police say Peterson called to report…

Atomic Chicken Hatching in Clawson and Detroit Spring 2016

Atomic Chicken Hatching in Clawson and Detroit Spring 2016 (Atomic Chicken Press Release, March 27, 2016) Clawson, MI – Restaurant entrepreneurs Scott Moloney, Matthew Baldridge, and Greg Reyner are venturing into their next project featuring chicken, waffles, biscuits, savory sides, sweet desserts, and more. And not just any chicken, but “Chicken with Attitude.”  And not…

Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures…

Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures with Wax Museum (Berkley Beat, March 27, 2016) Fourth graders at Pattengill researched, composed short essays, and shared many interesting facts and stories about their historical figure with parents, students, and staff during their Wax Museum on Thursday, March 17. At the Wax Museum, students stand still until a…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award (FYA, March 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale Youth Assistance will be holding their Jack and Annette Aronson 2016 Youth Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  We are looking for nominations for students to receive these awards! Please read over the attached criteria and…

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes (Kurt Metzger, March 25, 2016) The Census Bureau released new July 1, 2015 county population estimates today.  While Oakland County experienced the 5th straight year of population growth this decade, the 2014-2015 growth was the smallest of the five,…

MML# 2: Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together

MML# 2:  Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2016) Lansing, MI – For about the past year the State of Michigan has taken a team approach to economic growth with the creation of  TED: the Talent and Economic Department. TED brings together multiple agencies, including: Michigan Economic Development Corporation,…

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit (City of Birmingham Press Release, March 24, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The City of Birmingham is seeking host families for a unique cultural experience as part of its sister city relationship with the City of Ritto in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture. Since 1976, the City of Birmingham…

Holly Marching Band Wins Tiger’s Game National Anthem Contest

Holly Marching Band Wins Tiger’s Game National Anthem Contest (March 21, 2016) Holly, MI – Comerica Bank today announced Holly High School’s Broncho Marching Band as the winner of the March the Park national anthem contest. The band will receive a $5,000 grant for its school’s marching band program, the opportunity to perform the national…