Madison Chorale Presents Annual Seasons of Love Concert Feb. 10

Madison Chorale Presents Annual Seasons of Love Concert Feb. 10 Madison Heights, Royal Oak, MI – The Madison Chorale is an auditioned inter-generational musical group open to men and women ages 16 and up.  The group performs a variety of holiday and spring concerts and is currently in its 44th year of performance.  Made up…

Volunteers Needed County-Wide to Mentor through Youth Assistance

Volunteers Needed County-Wide to Mentor through Youth Assistance Waterford, MI- Throughout Oakland County volunteers are needed to mentor through Oakland County Youth Assistance. A little of your time can make a big difference. As a Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of your time each month, will help a young person in your community.…

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters

Grants Available for Volunteer Efforts to Clean Michigan’s Waters (MDEQ, Jan. 8, 2018) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup…

Pontiac’s Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists

Pontiac’s New Restaurant Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – As the Menagerie Lounge prepares for their Feb. 2018 opening in Downtown Pontiac, entrepreneurs and culinary creators April and James Forbes are looking for the finishing touches to make their newest venture one to remember. They are…

Reporter Food: Alaskan Pizza from Jerusalem Pizza in Southfield

Reporter Food: Alaskan Pizza from Jerusalem Pizza in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2018) Southfield, MI – The last time I got Jerusalem Pizza, I opted for the Mexican version.  This time my taste buds went north, for a taste of The Alaskan. The Alaskan is the kind of pizza that leaves the corners…

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 27, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Population change in any geographic area, be it city, township, county or state, is comprised of four primary components – Births and Deaths (combining to create Natural Increase), Immigration and Domestic Migration (combining to create Net Migration).…

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction

Video Shows Recently Discovered Photos of Mackinac Bridge Construction St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, MI – When Jacquelyn Zeman’s grandfather passed away, he left behind many memories and treasures for his family. Henry “Hank” Zeman was a photojournalist with the grand Rapids Press from 1952 to 1987. He covered everything from basketball games to natural disasters.…

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway (County Road Association, Dec. 5, 2017, orig. Nov. 17, 2014) Michigan – In 2014 The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic to help Michigan residents avoid the frustration of the “second shovel,” that we’re sharing here again. “Shoveling snow once after a storm…

Huntington Woods Hosts Michigan’s First Drag Queen Story Time, More to Come

Huntington Woods Hosts Michigan’s First Drag Queen Story Time, More to Come (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2017) Huntington Woods, MI – Story time in Huntington Woods got a little more interesting with the announcement of guest readers for December, January and February.  The Huntington Woods Library has begun hosting what is believed to be…

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants (LARA, Dec. 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will be ready to accept applications for medical marihuana facility licenses beginning this Friday, December 15, 2017. The department is prepared to accept applications for all license types – grower, processor,…