Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer

Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer (Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, Feb. 20, 2015) Before Your Family Lawyer Initial Consultation A lot of law firms, including Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, offer free initial consultations in family law cases. But what you get out of that consultation will depend on…

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding (Novi Superintendent Steve Matthews, Feb. 19, 2015) To my fellow Michigan Superintendents, Most of you don’t like me. Not “me” as a person. I have been told I am quite like able. You don’t like the “Novi Superintendent” me. I represent a district that has many advantages.…

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding (Novi Superintendent Steve Matthews, Feb. 19, 2015) To my fellow Michigan Superintendents, Most of you don’t like me. Not “me” as a person. I have been told I am quite like able. You don’t like the “Novi Superintendent” me. I represent a district that has many advantages.…

Birmingham Community Can Help the Hill School Bell to Ring Again

Birmingham Community Can Help the Hill School Bell to Ring Again (City of Birmingham, Feb. 19, 2015) A special fundraising initiative is underway to raise $14,102 remaining of a $40,000 project to move the City of Birmingham’s historical Hill School Bell to a protective structure (inspired by the original cupola) outdoors. The Hill School was…

Birmingham Community Can Help the Hill School Bell to Ring Again

Birmingham Community Can Help the Hill School Bell to Ring Again (City of Birmingham, Feb. 19, 2015) A special fundraising initiative is underway to raise $14,102 remaining of a $40,000 project to move the City of Birmingham’s historical Hill School Bell to a protective structure (inspired by the original cupola) outdoors. The Hill School was…

Teacher and Author Melody Arabo of Walled Lake Schools Named Top of 40 Under 40

Teacher and Author Melody Arabo of Walled Lake Schools Named Top of 40 Under 40 (Oakland County Blog, Feb. 19, 2015) Congratulations to Melody Arabo, Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 winner. Melody has had an absolutely amazing year; she is also the recipient of Michigan’s State Teacher of the Year…

After Drug & Home Invasion Plea…Director Gets $130,000 Payout…

After Drug and Home Invasion Plea, Ferndale Housing Director Gets $130,000 Payout from Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2015) The Ferndale Housing Commission on Wednesday accepted a settlement agreement negotiated by Attorney Justin Smith on their behalf giving former Housing Director Deborah Wilson a settlement of $130,000. The payout includes six month’s salary and…

After Drug & Home Invasion Plea…Director Gets $130,000 Payout…

After Drug and Home Invasion Plea, Ferndale Housing Director Gets $130,000 Payout from Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2015) The Ferndale Housing Commission on Wednesday accepted a settlement agreement negotiated by Attorney Justin Smith on their behalf giving former Housing Director Deborah Wilson a settlement of $130,000. The payout includes six month’s salary and…

Barry Manilow Shines at the Palace, Supports Pontiac Music Program

Barry Manilow Shines at the Palace, Supports Pontiac Music Program By Cheryl Weiss “It takes that one voice And everyone will sing” –One Voice, Barry Manilow Superstar Barry Manilow recently performed his “One Last Time” concert at the Palace in Auburn Hills, but he is leaving a lasting musical legacy for students in the Pontiac…

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged (Farmington Hills Police, Feb. 18, 2015) The Farmington Hills Police Department announced that the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has charged the subject in the Jamie Dumas fundraiser fraud that occurred in late 2014 and early 2015. Jamie Dumas was the victim of a domestic homicide in Southfield that occurred…

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged (Farmington Hills Police, Feb. 18, 2015) The Farmington Hills Police Department announced that the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has charged the subject in the Jamie Dumas fundraiser fraud that occurred in late 2014 and early 2015. Jamie Dumas was the victim of a domestic homicide in Southfield that occurred…

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24 (Oak Park Library Press Release, Feb. 17, 2015) On Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7pm historian Dr. Willie Payne will present The Underground Railroad: A Michigan Connection at the Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. Payne will highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and…