Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD

Rochester Rotary Gives Service Dog to Veteran with PTSD (Rochester Rotary, Aug. 12, 2015) Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, is pleased to announce it has matched an Oakland County veteran with a…

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run

Actress Melissa Gilbert Announces Congressional Run (C. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2015) Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for the TV series Little House on the Prairie, has announced that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District. The District includes Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Lake Orion and Oxford in Oakland County as well as parts of…

Pride in the Park Gives Transgender People a Chance to Share their Stories

Pride in the Park Gives Transgender People a Chance to Share their Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2015) Transgender people from around Michigan and beyond were welcomed to Ferndale’s Geary Park on Saturday for the Annual Transgender Pride in the Park celebration. In the midst of the community potluck, surrounded by vendor and agency…

Dear Southfield Patron: Video Parody Shows Students Love for Library

Dear Southfield Patron: Video Parody Shows Students Love for Library (SPL Press release, Aug. 10, 2015) The Southfield Public Library made its first ever music video, Dear Southfield Patron! Dear Southfield Patron is based on Meghan Trainor’s song, Dear Future Husband and showcases the staff and library board from the Southfield Library along with students…

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham (Birmingham Public Arts Board Press Release, Aug. 8, 2015) The Birmingham Public Arts Board is seeking volunteers to participate in its “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This project will involve knitting/crocheting large-scale objects for placement onto trees, parking meter posts, light posts, bicycle racks and benches.…

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 7, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  08-06-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  08-07-2015 INCIDENT: 0639 Hours – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting #15-126251 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Ridgemont for a reported shooting victim. Upon arrival Deputies discovered…

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23 (event listing press release 2015) The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show soars to new heights as it marks its 30th year Sunday, Aug. 23. This family-friendly event, which runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will coincide with the grand opening…