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…

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles…

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Rashemia Powell stood before the crowd at the 2016 Celebrating the Future Dinner for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties, accepting the award as one of two Youths of the…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…