Charitable, Upscale Resale Shop in Rochester Helps Community

Charitable, Upscale Resale Shop in Rochester Helps Community (ALCM Press Release, Feb. 28, 2016) Rochester, MI – Spreading generosity is easy at the ReSale Connection in downtown Rochester. With every purchase made, shoppers get something for themselves, while simultaneously giving something to a person in need. The ReSale Connection is an upscale resale shop, located…

Sister School in China to Offer Unique Opportunity…

Sister School in China to Offer Unique Opportunity for Van Hoosen Students (Rochester Schools Press Release, Feb. 27, 2016) ROCHESTER, Mich. – For the first time, Rochester Community Schools will be providing fifteen eighth and ninth-grade students with the opportunity to travel to China with six staff members.  These students will be immersed in the…

New Developments Coming to Auburn Hills

New Developments Coming to Auburn Hills (Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development, Auburn Hills, Feb. 26, 2016)   Auburn Hills, MI – It looks like 2016 is gearing up to be an exciting year for the City of Auburn Hills. We’re pleased to report that the City Council authorized the construction of the following development proposals this past Monday. Villa…

Nominations Sought for 2016 Governor’s Service Awards

Nominations Sought for 2016 Governor’s Service Awards (compiled, Feb. 26, 2016)  Lansing, MI -The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce that nominations are being sought for the 2016 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 their…

Police Looking for Suspect Who Impersonated Cop, Talked to Kids

Police Looking for Suspect Who Impersonated Cop, Talked to Kids (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 25, 2016) Pontiac, MI – On Saturday, February 20th, at 3:47pm, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Alcott Elementary School, located at 460 W. Kennett, for a suspicious circumstances complaint. Upon arrival, Deputies located an adult…

West Bloomfield School District Copes with Loss of Beloved Teacher

West Bloomfield School District Copes with Loss of Beloved Teacher (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2016) West Bloomfield, MI – Micah Greene taught in the theatre department at West Bloomfield High School since 2003, where he was a beloved teacher and inspiration to students. The 40 year old teacher died in his home in Royal…

Mayor Hartwell Touts Madison Hts. Successes in State of the City

Mayor Hartwell Touts Madison Heights Successes in State of the City Address (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – Madison Heights Mayor Brian Hartwell and Hazel Park Mayor Jan Parisi gave residents and business owners an early morning glimpse at life in their respective cities. The State of the Cities’ Address is…

Two Royal Oak High Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Two Royal Oak High Seniors Named National Merit Finalists (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, Feb. 24, 2016) ROYAL OAK, MI. – Congratulations to Royal Oak High School’s 2016 National Merit Finalists Sean Tarr and Alexander Woznicki. Sean’s parents are Pat and Bill Tarr. At ROHS Sean participates in Model United Nations, Chess Club, National Honor…

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District

Data View: Voting Data in Pontiac School District (Kurt Metzger, Feb. 23, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The Pontiac School District (PSD) includes all or part of Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Lake Angelus, and the townships of Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Waterford and Orion. Declining birth rates and population out-migration from Pontiac have combined with schools…

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations (compiled, Feb. 23, 2016) Clarkston, MI – Did you know… Lighthouse’s Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Oakland County that is open 5 days a week and services all of Oakland County? Each month – an average of 850 families, more than 1,400 individuals,…

The History and Future of Funding Pontiac Schools (video)

The History and Future of Funding Pontiac Schools (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 23, 2016) Pontiac, MI – “In all the school districts across the state, how many operate without a non-homestead millage? None. Makes you wonder why we have to vote on it, but that’s the way it is,” sad Oakland Schools Deputy Superintendent…

Berkley Selects Matthew Baumgarten as Finalist for City Manager

Berkley Selects Matthew Baumgarten as Finalist for City Manager (City of Berkley Press Release, Feb. 23, 2016)   Berkley, MI – The Berkley City Council reached a consensus to make a conditional employment offer to Matthew Baumgarten, City Administrator of Lathrup Village, to fill Berkley’s vacant city manager position.The search committee composed of Mayor Pro-Tem Steve…