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Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle

Birmingham 03/31/2015

Finding a cure for spring fever

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — For those staying in town, options abound to keep students occupied while school’s out next week.Assistant Director Tera Moon explained that the Bloomfield Township Public Library will have a host of special ...Read More

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Birmingham 03/27/2015

Chickenpox outbreak forces students out of school

About 13 students have been told to stay home from school until the middle of April due to a chickenpox outbreak that hit the Birmingham Public Schools district.According to BPS Community Relations Director Marcia Wilkinson, three cases were reported in ...Read More

Oakland County 03/25/2015

County commission approves tax reduction

OAKLAND COUNTY — Most residents in Oakland County will pay about $8 less in county taxes this year. A divided Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommendation to reduce the county ...Read More

Farmington Press

Farmington Hills 03/31/2015

FPS model classroom reveals potential bond improvements

FARMINGTON HILLS — Could LED lights, flexible furniture and ubiquitous high-tech gadgets be the future of Farmington Public Schools? District officials hope so, if a $131.5 million bond proposal passes May 5. During a model classroom tour ...Read More

Keego Harbor 03/30/2015

Roosevelt Elementary transitions to STEAM-focused school

KEEGO HARBOR — Walk-ing through the halls of Roosevelt Elementary, one will notice young minds in high gear as they dive into Legos, K’Nex  Education sets and MobyMax software. Roosevelt Elementary teachers have begun to ...Read More

West Bloomfield 03/30/2015

Camp your heart out

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Summer is right around the corner, which means the school year will soon be ending and kids will begin summer activities. Registration for the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s summer day camps is now ...Read More

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Madison - Park News

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Madison Heights 03/26/2015

VFW Hall temporarily closed to sort out finances

MADISON HEIGHTS — Those who have visited VFW Post 9507 in recent weeks will have noticed that the place is currently closed, with a sign posted out front saying it’s under temporary suspension from the state VFW.The reason for the closure is ...Read More

Hazel Park 03/26/2015

Landmark Community Church plans health fair

HAZEL PARK — An upcoming health fair at a local church promises to provide a variety of services at no cost to participants.“This community is one of the least insured communities other than Detroit in southeast Michigan, maybe in the whole ...Read More

Madison Heights 03/26/2015

Madison Heights couple receive keys to Habitat home

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s always a joyous occasion when Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County dedicates a home and hands over the keys to the deserving recipients. The nonprofit’s motto is “A hand up, not a handout,” and the ...Read More

Rochester Post

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Oakland County 03/25/2015

County commission approves tax reduction

OAKLAND COUNTY — Most residents in Oakland County will pay about $8 less in county taxes this year. A divided Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommendation to reduce the county ...Read More

Rochester 03/25/2015

Van Hoosen Middle School to focus on autism awareness

ROCHESTER — During the month of April, Van Hoosen Middle School students, parents and staff will be given the opportunity to engage in a month of reading while learning more about autism. To kick off Rochester Community Schools’ monthlong ...Read More

Rochester Hills 03/25/2015

Leader Dog puppies start learning early

ROCHESTER HILLS — Although just a few weeks old, guide dog puppies are already in training. “We hold them up and hold them down and go in between their toes,” said Betty Crowder, a Leader Dogs for the Blind volunteer breeding ...Read More

Royal Oak Review

Royal Oak 03/30/2015

School district supports Proposal 1

ROYAL OAK — Local leaders are supporting Michigan’s Proposal 1, which they say has a direct impact on government and education, while others raise questions about the plan.Members of the Royal Oak Schools Board of Education unanimously ...Read More

Royal Oak 03/30/2015

City focuses on selling golf course greens to other courses

ROYAL OAK — Ever dream of having a putting green in your own backyard?The lush green grass and ability to sink a putt may be in your future as part of the city’s initiative to sell the greens from the shuttered Normandy Oaks Golf ...Read More

Royal Oak 03/30/2015

School district begins analyzing transfer requests to avoid too-large classes

ROYAL OAK — With the enrollment season underway, school officials said they are maintaining a conservative approach to transfer and school of choice requests and are watching the numbers closely.“Obviously we want to accommodate parents, but ...Read More

Clawson 03/30/2015

No-knock registry to start in April

CLAWSON — The City Clerk’s office is putting the finishing touches on necessary paperwork and signage for residents interested in keeping solicitors off of their front porches.Deputy City Clerk Michael D. Smith said the final revisions are ...Read More

Southfield Sun

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Metro Detroit 03/25/2015

Local ladies invited to learn pageant ropes

METRO DETROIT — People looking to take a leap into the pageant world are invited to attend a free informational meeting and runway workshop.Metro Detroit Pageants, which is an official recruiter for Miss Michigan USA, is accepting applications ...Read More

Southfield 03/25/2015

Police search for teenage robbery suspects

SOUTHFIELD — Police are on the hunt for four teens after the sale of a pair of eyeglasses went awry.According to police, a man agreed to meet the suspect to possibly sell him a pair of glasses at around 8:08 p.m. March 11 at the Beech Woods ...Read More

Southfield 03/25/2015

Bust of MLK to be displayed in library lobby

SOUTHFIELD — The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is slated to live on in the lobby of the Southfield Public Library as a sculpture of him will soon be on display. The bust was created by artist and former Southfield resident James ...Read More

Troy Times

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Oakland County 03/25/2015

County commission approves tax reduction

OAKLAND COUNTY — Most residents in Oakland County will pay about $8 less in county taxes this year. A divided Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommendation to reduce the county ...Read More

Troy 03/25/2015

Youths get a pass for spring break

TROY — Teens and tweens looking for some fun on the cheap can have it at about a dozen spots in Troy as part of Spring Break Troy Style. The Troy Community Coalition, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote a lifestyle free from drug and ...Read More

Troy 03/25/2015

Asian immigrants weave history one story at a time

TROY — The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 had a significant impact on the growth of the Asian community in Troy. According to U.S. census data for 2010, 19 percent of people who live in Troy are Asian.  Overall, over 27 percent of ...Read More

West Bloomfield Beacon

West Bloomfield 03/30/2015

Celebrating Earth Day

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission is becoming one with Mother Earth. In honor of Earth Day, the commission will hold a celebration from 5:30-8 p.m. April 22 at Marshbank Park. Events will take place ...Read More

West Bloomfield 03/30/2015

Board to vote on Maple Road construction in April

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  On March 23, the township Board of Trustees tabled a cost participation agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County to widen a stretch of Maple Road. After a lengthy discussion, the board voted 4-2 to table the ...Read More

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Oakland County 03/25/2015

County commission approves tax reduction

OAKLAND COUNTY — Most residents in Oakland County will pay about $8 less in county taxes this year. A divided Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommendation to reduce the county ...Read More

Woodward Talk

Oakland County 03/27/2015

Temperature shifts make ice unstable

OAKLAND COUNTY — As the temperature fluctuates between freezing and above freezing, officials are reminding residents to stay off the ice this time of year. Freeze-thaw cycles can weaken the ice and cause accidents, Oakland County Sheriff ...Read More

Oakland County 03/25/2015

County commission approves tax reduction

OAKLAND COUNTY — Most residents in Oakland County will pay about $8 less in county taxes this year. A divided Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommendation to reduce the county ...Read More

Huntington Woods 03/25/2015

Huntington Woods promotes new parks and rec director from within

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Mary Gustafson has worked in the Huntington Woods Parks and Recreation Department for years as a program coordinator, so when the opportunity came for her to direct the department, she wasn’t sure she wanted things to ...Read More

Huntington Woods 03/25/2015

‘House Hunters’ episode focuses on Huntington Woods couple’s search

HUNTINGTON WOODS — When Jeff and Michelle Bortnick started looking for a new home along the Woodward Avenue corridor, both knew exactly what they wanted to find in a house.For Jeff, it was a modern home with new amenities and energy efficient ...Read More

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