…20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund… Matching Gift Program

Community Foundation Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund With Matching Gift Program (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014) In 1994, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established The HOPE Fund in order to confront the lack of essential human and social services serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the region.  At…

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season (Brett Tillander, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Co, Dec. 10, 2014) It’s Holiday Basket time at the Boys & Girls Club and we have numerous club families needing some extra support during this holiday season. Many of you have helped out in…

Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17

Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17 (Pontiac DBA press release, Dec. 9, 2014) Please join us to celebrate the Pontiac Community Awards. Wednesday, December 17th starting at 6:00 pm in Downtown 51 Grille. Presented by the Pontiac Downtown Business Association. We honor those that make our city shine with their volunteer efforts…

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.…

Funeral Arrangements Made for Shelley Lazarus

Funeral Arrangements Made for Shelley Lazarus (Rob Glass, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Dec. 8, 2014) Last week we received tragic news. We learned that one of our Eastover staff members, Shelley Lazarus, died after a serious car accident. Shelley was the Eastover Media Specialist and worked for Bloomfield Hills Schools since 1988. Her husband,…

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter (C. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2014) Sixty-five year old Sylvia Majewska of Addison Twp. was arraigned on Dec. 8 on two counts of premeditated murder in the Nov.23 deaths of Daryne Gailey and Charley Hendrick of Oxford. Hendrick, Gailey’s daughter, was just seven months old when she died…

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping (Public Safety Director Doreen Olko, City of Auburn Hills, Dec. 8, 2014) NOTE: This originally appeared at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/more-christmas-shopping-with-kids/. On Saturday, Dec. 6th we went shopping with another group of special kids from the Avondale School District.  We took 18 kids to Meijer on Brown Road and through Meijers’…