Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade and Art Festival Dec. 6 (Compiled, Nov. 21, 2014) December 6, 2014 is a day full of fun holiday activities in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade & Children’s WinterART Festival. Activities are listed below. The Holiday Extravaganza’s mission is to bring together Oakland County’s cities and townships to…

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6

Free Training on Mental Health to Help Youth Dec. 6 (HACC, Nov. 19, 2014) A young person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. Do you know how to help? The Holly Area Community Coalition, in partnership with Rose Hill Center, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is…

Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video)

Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) About a dozen volunteers from Cross Streets and Shepherd’s Fold Community Church braved the chilly weather on Sunday to pick up litter and debris along Baldwin Avenue between Caesar Chavez and Montcalm. “We’re trying to show support for Hope Warming Shelter,”…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

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

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

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…

No On-Street Parking in Downtown Pontiac on Sunday

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…