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Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle

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

Birmingham 03/25/2015

BEF does good with help from teachers, community

BIRMINGHAM — For most of us, the daily costs of doing our job — from pens to tissue and other workplace essentials — are paid for by our employer. But according to a recent ABC News report, the average teacher in the United States ...Read More

Bloomfield Hills 03/25/2015

Activists fight against pancreatic cancer

BLOOMFIELD HILLS/DETROIT — Although National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is recognized in the fall, people looking to help won’t have to wait until November to spring into action. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic ...Read More

Franklin 03/25/2015

Franklin to ask for police, general fund bond renewal May 5

FRANKLIN — Along with the proposal to fix Michigan’s rocky roads, Franklin residents will have another issue to consider on the ballot May 5. The village is asking for a renewal of the special millage increase to support police services ...Read More

Farmington Press

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 Hills 03/25/2015

Get a ‘clue’ during Culinary Studies Institute’s annual dinner

FARMINGTON HILLS — Murder will be on the menu at Oakland Community College’s Culinary Studies Institute’s whodunnit dinner party April 16.“In the dining room, the skit all comes together,” OCC chef Athena Bolger said March ...Read More

Farmington Hills 03/25/2015

OCC scholars honored at annual luncheon

FARMINGTON HILLS — Oak Park resident Kenyatta Mack, 43, put her college plans on hold after she became pregnant at 19 years old. Tragedy struck two years later, when her daughter’s father was murdered in 1994. “I was a single parent ...Read More

Farmington 03/25/2015

Orchard Lake/10 Mile workshop draws out residents’ ideas

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS  — Longtime Farmington Hills resident Steve Kaercher practically resides at Orchard Lake Road and 10 Mile Road.From visiting his dentist and eye doctor to getting his morning cup of joe at the Shell gas station, he ...Read More

Madison - Park News

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

Madison Heights 03/25/2015

Madison Heights asks residents what they want from library

MADISON HEIGHTS — After a decade of inactivity, the Madison Heights Library Advisory Board is back. Its first act is to examine the library and how it’s being used, and what could be done better. To this end, the board has prepared an ...Read More

Hazel Park 03/25/2015

Hazel Park Drama Club goes to ‘Oklahoma!’

HAZEL PARK — Each year, the Hazel Park Drama Club has a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. For this year’s musical, it’s winding back the clock to the turn of the 20th century, for a tale of romance and rivalry out ...Read More

Madison Heights 03/25/2015

Items went missing in aftermath of last year’s flood

MADISON HEIGHTS — The flood of Aug. 11, 2014, continues to take its toll, with the recent discovery by officials in Madison Heights that a number of items in the Heritage Rooms — a history museum for the city and local school districts — ...Read More

Rochester Post

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

Rochester 03/25/2015

High schools team up to dedicate charity week to late student

ROCHESTER — Local high school students are turning their grief into action, following the death of Rochester High School student Gage Garmo — who died in January after a lengthy battle with cancer, just one day after The Rainbow Connection ...Read More

Royal Oak Review

Clawson 03/25/2015

Easter brings bunny events to local children

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Children are invited to hop over to any of the many bunny happenings and Easter egg extravaganzas taking place over the next week and a half.The annual Clawson Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. March 28 in City Park, ...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

Clawson 03/25/2015

Council chooses logo design winner for 75th anniversary

CLAWSON — Resident Gregg Phelps will have his design work displayed throughout the city as an integral part of Clawson’s 75th anniversary celebration.“It is surreal,” Phelps said. “It is exciting.”Phelps was honored ...Read More

Royal Oak 03/25/2015

Police, community grow sweet staches for a good cause

ROYAL OAK — Members of the Police Department have not entered a time warp, nor have they channeled their inner Magnum P.I.Mustache March is wrapping up this week, and the mustaches — with accompanying mutton chops on some participants ...Read More

Southfield Sun

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

Southfield 03/25/2015

State police investigate fatal Lodge crash

SOUTHFIELD — A Farmington Hills woman died after a crashing into a median on the Lodge Freeway last week.At around 6:10 p.m. March 21, troopers from the Michigan State Police Metro Post responded to the northbound Lodge Freeway, near I-696 in ...Read More

Troy Times

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

Troy 03/25/2015

Murder suspect to undergo psych exam

TROY — Family members and friends of Jamila Monet Vigler-Cage, 21, of Auburn Hills, crowded 52-4 District Court March 18 as Judge Maureen McGinnis ordered the victim’s ex-boyfriend to undergo a competency exam. Cory Daniel Mullen, 24, of ...Read More

West Bloomfield Beacon

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

West Bloomfield 03/25/2015

Hit the trails with your pooch

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Calling all dog owners. After months of being cooped up inside, people and dogs have been yearning for the opportunity to explore the outdoors. West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission naturalist Lauren Azoury ...Read More

West Bloomfield 03/25/2015

Man arrested for stealing, pawning items

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A 25-year-old man from White Lake Township was arrested March 12 after allegedly pawning items from a house in the 7000 block of Crestmore Avenue, near Richardson and Haggerty roads. James Kyle Roberts was charged with ...Read More

West Bloomfield 03/25/2015

Diversity Committee members ‘exuberant, exciting, engaged’

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield Diversity Committee members have hit the ground running, on a mission to offer recommendations to the township Board of Trustees in fewer than 120 days. The committee was created to review the township’s ...Read More

Woodward Talk

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

Berkley 03/25/2015

‘Been working so hard’

BERKLEY — For years, Berkley School District Drama Coordinator John Hopkins has been challenging his drama students to achieve new things in dancing, acting or singing.So when the possibility came up for the students to perform ...Read More

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