Area Libraries Switch to New Inter-loan System

Area Libraries Switch to New Inter-loan System (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2013) Beginning Jan. 1, the system through which patrons can check out items from libraries other than their own will be changing throughout Michigan.  Those who wish to borrow items will need to stop by their home library and get either a new…

Berkley Caring and Sharing Feeds 175 Families

Berkley Caring and Sharing Feeds 175 Families (Berkley Public Schools, Dec. 25, 2013) Caring and Sharing, a PTA Council initiative, was a success this year. The food collected throughout the District provided food for 175 families in the District including turkeys, bread, potatoes, apples, oranges, peanut butter and jelly, breakfast foods and a wide variety…

Ferndale Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Japan

Ferndale Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Japan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 25, 2013) Second graders from Roosevelt and Kennedy Elementary Schools in Ferndale boarded an imaginary plane bound for the far off land of Japan for a “virtual trip” Thursday.  In this annual tradition, teachers and volunteers plan a day’s worth of cultural lessons…

Package Thieves Hit Ferndale Homes

Package Thieves Hit Ferndale Homes (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2013) Several Ferndalians are reporting that packages delivered to their doorsteps have been snatched up by thieves. St. Louis, Beaufield and Leroy are among those streets where packages have come up missing. Kim Hoxworth ordered her son’s Christmas present online, only to learn that when…

Rochester Lights Show Holiday Spirit

Rochester Lights Show Holiday Spirit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 23, 2013) Downtown Rochester shows off their holiday spirit each year with The Big, Bright Light Show.  Over a million points of light are strung on the buildings of the downtown shopping area to encourage visitors to the area. The lights were lit December 2 and…

Berkley Public Library Offers Winter Storytimes

Berkley Public Library Offers Winter Storytimes (Berkley Library Press Release, Dec. 23, 2013) Winter storytimes will take place in January and February at the Berkley Public Library.  These storytimes are reserved for Berkley residents. Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. on January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11. The program includes 30 minutes of…

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 23, 2013) Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free Christmas Tree Recycling at 11 park locations. Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014 Free Self-Serve Christmas Tree Recycling, seven days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please remove all decorations, metal, plastic and string. Locations: Addison Oaks near…

Suspect Wanted in Pontiac Holiday Party Murder

Suspect Wanted in Pontiac Holiday Party Murder (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Dec. 22, 2013) UPDATE:  Suspect Kerry Holley is in custody.   The Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested him on California St. in Pontiac late this afternoon.  He is lodged in the Oakland County Jail. INCIDENT: 20:41 Hrs. – City of Pontiac – Homicide – #…

Police Report Orion Twp. Man Preaching… Hatchet in Hand

Police Report Orion Twp. Man Preaching Door to Door with Hatchet in Hand (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 20, 2013) INCIDENT:  15:01 hrs. – Orion Township  Suspicious Person / Involuntary  Committal          # 13-194457 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the area of Chalice and Minton  for a suspicious person going door to door with a hatchet in…

Police Report Man Fired Gun at Pontiac Sheriff’s Dept. Substation

Police Report Man Fired Gun at Pontiac Sheriff’s Dept. Substation (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Dec. 20, 2013) INCIDENT: 02:02 hrs. –  City of Pontiac, Shots Fired at Sheriff’s Sub- Station/CCW  # 13-192572 12/16/2013  SUMMARY: An  Deputy was in the parking lot of the Pontiac Substation when he heard a gunshot come from a vehicle that was…

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets (Jeff Prygoski, orig. Transportation for Michigan, Dec. 19, 2103) Roads and sidewalks have undergone dramatic transformations in communities with complete streets policies. More than 90 Michigan communities have passed complete street policies, which contain a variety of design elements that foster a safer, more…

Hazel Park Opens Outside Enrollment, Plans to Close Elementary

Hazel Park Opens Outside Enrollment, Plans to Close Elementary (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2013) In an effort to offset debt and declining enrollment, the Hazel Park School District has opened up enrollment to neighboring counties and made plans to close one of the elementary schools. ENROLLMENT EXPANDED TO WAYNE AND MACOMB COUNTIES The measures,…

DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video)

DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Between the Lines, Dec. 18, 2013) As Republicans continue to condone the hateful, anti-gay comments of their Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, Democrats brought out the big guns for a community forum at Affirmations featuring Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “In…

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2013) Charles (Chuck) Moeser turned in his resignation Tuesday night after over 20 years on the Ferndale School Board, including ten as Board President. The Board has 30 days to find someone to appoint who will fill his position.  The partial term ends…