Pontiac

Blexting App… to Track Blight in Pontiac

November 9th 2014

Blexting App Uses Volunteers and Smart Phones to Track Blight in Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 9, 2014) Volunteers and technology are enabling the City of Pontiac to tackle an age-old problem in a revolutionary way. Thanks to a grant from PNC Bank and a “blexting” app designed by Detroit-based Loveland Technologies, there will soon […]

Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County

November 9th 2014

Veteran’s Day Observances in Oakland County (compiled, Nov. 2, 2014) Birmingham The City of Birmingham and the Piety Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host the traditional laying of the wreath on Nov. 11 at the Civil War and WWII Monuments in Shain Park, across from Birmingham City hall as 151 Martin […]

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

November 7th 2014

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open […]

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

November 2nd 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered […]

Donate Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5

November 2nd 2014

Donate Candy to Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2014) For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as […]

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and… (video)

November 1st 2014

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and other Crimes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 31, 2014) Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper does not like seeing kids on a professional basis, whether it’s because they have gotten in trouble or because they are a victim. The internet and cell phones make it easy for young […]

Thousands of Kids Enjoy Angels Night in Pontiac

October 31st 2014

Thousands of Kids Enjoy Angels Night in Pontiac (Crystal Proxmire, photos contributed from various sources, Oct. 31, 2014) The Pontiac community helped over 5,000 kids enjoy an Angel’s Night celebration full of costumes and candy. There was music and food, games and even a rock climbing wall. Many groups came together for the epic celebration, […]

No On-Street Parking in Downtown Pontiac on Sunday

October 31st 2014

No On-Street Parking in Downtown Pontiac on Sunday (Downtown Pontiac Business Association Press Release, Oct. 31, 2014) Everyone is asked to clear street parking on Sunday, November 2 prior to 9:00 AM to 3:00PM Downtown Pontiac will be seeing more capital improvements after the recently repaved Huron Street.  On Sunday parking spaces will be striped along […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30

October 27th 2014

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Oct. 27, 2014) Promoting a fun and safe Halloween season for students, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual Harvest Festival Angels Night will be even bigger this year as Pontiac Schools partners to provide a “Lights On: Trunk or […]