Pontiac

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers

September 5th 2014

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014)   Last year there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes in the Metro Detroit area in which 363 people lost their lives and over 35,000 were injured. And we are in the last month of the busy summer travel season […]

Pontiac Teenager Accidentally Shoots Self in the Thigh

September 1st 2014

Pontiac Teenager Accidentally Shoots Self in the Thigh (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 1, 2014) INCIDENT: 12:20 hrs. – Aug. 29 – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting – # 14-136500 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to McLaren Oakland Hospital for a subject in the Emergency Room suffering from a gunshot wound to his right thigh. Upon initial […]

Safe Baby Class in Pontiac Sept. 4

September 1st 2014

Safe Baby Class in Pontiac Sept. 4 (press release, Sept. 1, 2014) Safe Baby University will be visiting McLaren Oakland Thursday, September 4th, 9:30am – 2:30pm in the Corporate Auditorium. The Safe Baby University course is free to participants and is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Kohl’s and United Healthcare. This class is for […]

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

Pioneer & Historical Society’s “Night to Remember” Oct. 4

August 31st 2014

Pioneer & Historical Society’s “Night to Remember” Oct. 4 (OCPHS, Aug. 31, 2014) Join us for a benefit at the Lafayette Grand Banquet Facility: Saturday October 4, 2014 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm Tickets $25 per person Buffet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Costume Contest, Cash Bar Where: 1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac, […]

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video)

August 29th 2014

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2014) In a world where women don’t always support each other as well as they could, three organizations partner together to change that. The Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and the Women Official’s Network Foundation hosted Camp […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Oakland County Health Division has Back to School Vaccinations

August 29th 2014

Oakland County Health Division has Back to School Vaccinations (OCHD Press Release, Aug. 29, 2014) The 2014 school year is fast approaching – which means back-to-school shopping, a back-to-school sleep schedule, and yes – back-to-school vaccinations. The Oakland County Health Division offers immunizations for individuals of all ages at their offices in Pontiac and Southfield – […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

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

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) 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.  This has allowed the […]