Victorian Homes or Mixed Use? Preservation Farmington Meets Nov. 24

Victorian Homes or Mixed Use? Preservation Farmington Meets Nov. 24 (EVENT page) Public Meeting to Discuss Redevelopment, Heritage Homes Farmington’s historic downtown is key to the city’s identity. It’s part of what makes Farmington, Farmington. But new redevelopment plans stand to threaten a prominent row of hundred-year-old Queen Anne buildings on Grand River, permanently and…

A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera Dec. 12

A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera Dec. 12 (EVENT page)   The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Russian Jewish Life, together with the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, will present “A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera” at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at The Berman Center…

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees (C. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants to put an end to a development project in Pontiac specifically for Syrian refugees. According to The Oakland Press, developers have purchased 120 lots on 10 Pontiac city blocks west of Woodward near…

2015 Chamber Awards Celebrate Ferndale Businesses

2015 Chamber Awards Celebrate Ferndale Businesses (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2015) The stars of Ferndale’s business community came out Thursday night as the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Gala.  The event is the group’s most elegant gathering each year, which includes a massive silent auction and awards.  The festivities took place…

Video Shows Suspects in Stabbing Case, UPDATED

Video Shows Suspects in Stabbing Case, Police Seek Info. (video) (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 17, 2015) UPDATE: 9:45pm – The suspects have been arrested and are in custody. UPDATE: Below is video tape link of the suspects at the Valero Gas Station/Party store located at 32 Mile and Rochester Rd. approximately 1 mile from…

Berkley Park & Rec. Community Engagement Mtg. Dec. 10

Berkley Park & Rec. Community Engagement Mtg. Dec. 10 (EVENT page) Parks & Recreation Department to Hold Second Community Engagement Meeting Dec. 10 The City of Berkley is holding a second Parks and Recreation Community Engagement Meeting to receive input from the public regarding the City’s Parks and Recreation Plan. Join your neighbors and exchange…

Historical Preservation Themed Planners Gathering, In a Calf Barn Setting Dec. 4

Historical Preservation Themed Planners Gathering, In a Calf Barn Setting Dec. 4 (EVENT page, via Oakland County Blog) As a 2015 Barn of the Year, designated as such by the Michigan Barn Preservation Network, the 1927 Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm offers much to consider for those with an…

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: HP, Ferndale, RO, Pontiac & Waterford

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pontiac & Waterford November 13, 2015 This holiday season, the Ferndale Elks, Hazel Park Eagles, and Detroit Tough gym are partnering up to collect new or gently used clothing and blankets to be distributed among the nearly 2,000 homeless veterans in the Detroit area.…