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Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Bloomfield Township 04/15/2015

Lend Mother Earth a hand this month

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — In honor of Earth Day, members of the community are invited to partake in several eco-friendly events being held around the township.The  annual Clean Sweep — designed to tidy up the streets of the township ...Read More

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Oakland County Market to host mom-to-mom sale

WATERFORD — Attention, moms: Come across some clothes, toys or other items during your spring cleaning that you just can’t bear to toss out? The Oakland County Market is planning a mom-to-mom sale on Sunday, May 3, where thrifty parents ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 04/13/2015

Nick Cave returns to Cranbrook with homegrown exhibit

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A noted artist is making his way around metro Detroit this month, staging dramatic photo shoots in some of the city’s most interesting and diverse neighborhoods.Artist, dancer, sculptor and Cranbrook Academy of Art alumnus ...Read More

Farmington Press

Farmington 04/15/2015

Money Smart Week talks dollars and sense

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — It’s never too early to start children off on the right financial foot. That’s the concept behind Money Smart Week April 18-25, a public awareness campaign aimed to help people handle their ...Read More

Farmington 04/15/2015

Gluten-Free Food Fair to bring on the savory, sweet eats

FARMINGTON — Sharon Manning strongly believes in the saying, “Try it before you buy it.”  The upcoming Gluten-Free Food Fair will offer countless food options for those who are used to having limited choices, like Manning, a ...Read More

Farmington 04/15/2015

City manager search progresses, 40 résumés received

FARMINGTON — Farmington City Manager Vincent Pastue has his sights set on sunny Florida and other possible locations for a new position, he said recently. “I’m still looking. I had a couple interviews here and there,” Pastue ...Read More

Farmington 04/15/2015

Council to decide on North Parking Lot meters

FARMINGTON — The Farmington City Council may decide whether to install metered parking in the North Parking Lot downtown at its April 20 meeting. City Manager Vincent Pastue will present a parking report and request the establishment of a ...Read More

Madison - Park News

Madison Heights 04/18/2015

Registration now open for Madison Heights 5K run/walk

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s time to shake off any lingering laziness from the winter and start stretching for Madison Heights’ 5K run/walk. The May 9 event, titled “Run for the Health of It,” attracts a wide range of people, from ...Read More

Madison Heights 04/16/2015

Detroit man dies in crash

MADISON HEIGHTS — At press time, police in Madison Heights were awaiting the toxicology results for a man who died when he crashed his car into a local business April 13. Police suspected that the driver may have been drinking.The incident ...Read More

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Hazel Park 04/15/2015

‘Our goal is to show God’s love to everyone we see’

HAZEL PARK — Many teens long to spend spring break in bars and on beaches. But for 24 teens from the youth group at River Valley Church near South Bend, Indiana, their desire was to serve, and serve they did, spending April 6-12 improving two parks ...Read More

Rochester Post

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Rochester 04/15/2015

New photography exhibition explores the Grand River

ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Center for the Arts invites the public to the kickoff of a photographic collaboration focusing on the Grand River on April 25.“reDiscovering the Grand,” which will be on display at the PCCA through May 30, ...Read More

Rochester 04/15/2015

Earth Day Fest moves to new location

ROCHESTER — The massive green festival that has taken over downtown Rochester annually for the past 10 years is moving to the parking lot near the south entrance of Rochester Municipal Park this year.“We have a larger area than we had last ...Read More

Rochester 04/15/2015

Cold weather pushes library construction into May

ROCHESTER — Cold weather has delayed construction on the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 6,600-square-foot addition, pushing the project completion date into May.The work began on the $1.6 million addition in September, and officials had ...Read More

Royal Oak Review

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Clawson 04/15/2015

Clawson takes stance against graffiti

CLAWSON — City Council members April 7 unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance created to head off graffiti in the city.“This is a very proactive, very aggressive ordinance,” City Attorney Jon Kingsepp said. “And we ...Read More

Royal Oak 04/15/2015

Prescription disposal program starts with discussion on drug abuse

ROYAL OAK — Local leaders gathered last week behind the common cause of stopping drug abuse and misuse through the proper disposal of prescription drugs.U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison, Royal Oak Schools Superintendent Shawn ...Read More

Royal Oak 04/15/2015

Police seek information on pellet gun shooting spree

ROYAL OAK — An early April pellet gun shooting spree left many residents with shattered car windows.There were seven total incidents reported to police, including one home that is believed to have been hit by a BB.“We are investigating ...Read More

Southfield Sun

Southfield 04/17/2015

City golf courses kick off new season with FootGolf

SOUTHFIELD — The grass is slowly getting greener just in time for golf season to be back in full swing at the city’s golf courses, Evergreen Hills and Beech Woods.For this year, the Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a new sport ...Read More

Southfield 04/17/2015

Recycling stats slip slightly due to last year’s RRRASOC fire

SOUTHFIELD — Although a fire blazed through the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County last spring, recycling at the facility has only gone down by 1 percent, according to authority general manager Mike Csapo.The ...Read More

Southfield 04/17/2015

City and county officials encourage emergency preparedness

SOUTHFIELD —  Before the lightning cracks and the thunder rolls, city, county and other local officials are asking residents to be prepared this spring and summer.“This is the time of year we get severe storms and tornadoes,” said ...Read More

Southfield 04/17/2015

Jump for Trevor helps teen in need of a heart transplant

Residents will soon be bouncing off the walls, getting serious air and feeling the wind in their hair to help a local teen needing a heart transplant.Trevor Sullivan, 14, of Southfield, learned earlier this year that he was in need of a heart transplant ...Read More

Troy Times

Troy 04/17/2015

Man robs TCF Bank in Troy

Troy police are asking for help to identify a man who robbed the TCF Bank at 1484 Coolidge at 11 a.m. April 16.The suspect is described as a white man between 35 and 50 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180-210 pounds. He had short, ...Read More

West Bloomfield 04/16/2015

WB Board of Education supports Proposal 1

WEST BLOOMFIELD/TROY — The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education adopted a resolution in support of Proposal 1 at the board meeting March 23. Six of the seven members signed the resolution. Nelson Hersh was not present for the ...Read More

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Troy 04/15/2015

Get money smart at the library

Want some free expert financial advice?The Troy Public Library has jumped on the national financial awareness bandwagon for Money Smart Week, a public awareness  campaign being held April 18-25. The campaign is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank ...Read More

West Bloomfield Beacon

West Bloomfield 04/16/2015

WB Board of Education supports Proposal 1

WEST BLOOMFIELD/TROY — The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education adopted a resolution in support of Proposal 1 at the board meeting March 23. Six of the seven members signed the resolution. Nelson Hersh was not present for the ...Read More

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

West Bloomfield 04/13/2015

Jewish Family Services hosts programs for community members

WEST BLOOMFIELD — From physical and mental health to Mother’s Day celebrations, Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit is offering a variety of events and programs for the community in April and May.The Joy Project As ...Read More

West Bloomfield 04/13/2015

Diaper need: An unhealthy problem

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  About one-third of low-income mothers in the U.S. don’t have enough diapers for their children. “Diaper need” is a veiled consequence of poverty and causes maternal depression and anxiety, according to ...Read More

Woodward Talk

Oakland County 04/15/2015

Sheriff’s Office celebrates 195 years in the community

OAKLAND COUNTY — From catching criminals on horseback in the 1820s to using helicopters today, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has maintained the same values it was founded on nearly two centuries ago, Oakland County Sheriff Michael ...Read More

Ferndale 04/14/2015

Local and student artists will refresh downtown art exhibit

FERNDALE — For the past three years, residents and visitors in Ferndale have been able to walk in any area of the downtown district near Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue and see a piece of art.Whether it was the Belier Rouge red ram at the ...Read More

Berkley 04/14/2015

Berkley searches for new parks director amid personnel changes

BERKLEY — The search is on for a new Berkley Parks and Recreation Department director after City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa decided not to merge the parks department and Department of Public Works following personnel turnover.At the beginning of ...Read More

Berkley 04/14/2015

Coolidge construction expected to begin in less than a month

BERKLEY — Now that the snow has cleared and spring is here, construction is set to begin on Coolidge Highway north of 12 Mile Road no later than early May.Last July, the Berkley City Council approved the city pursuing an advanced-construction ...Read More

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