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…

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Members of an interfaith group called DRIVE (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity) spoke Thursday to the County Commission about the upcoming ballot measure to fund regional public transit through Metro Detroit. Ballot language is not…

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park

The Past, Present and Future of Ernie’s Market in Oak Park (Cheryl Weiss, March 18, 2016) Oak Park, MI – With the Jefferson Oaks development project in Oak Park beginning this summer, rumors have been circulating about Ernie’s Market.  Will Ernie’s building be demolished to make way for new construction?   According to owner Ernie Hassan, that…

Pontiac Students Get Help at Financial Aid Night

Pontiac Students Get Help at Financial Aid Night (Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast Press Release, March 19, 2016) Pontiac, MI –More than 50 Pontiac-area students secured funding for their college education during Pontiac Financial Aid Night at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast recently. Over $450,000 in scholarships and grants were secured by the graduating seniors,…