Neighborhood House Seeks Donations of School Supplies

Back to school flier

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about kids going back-to-school. That’s why Rochester Area Neighborhood House is hoping local residents and businesses will be willing to assist with a worthwhile back-to-school initiative. Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit human service organization, is kicking off its annual school supply drive to support the children of low-income families in the greater Rochester/Auburn Hills community. Neighborhood House strives to … [Read more...]

Oakland County Heads to White House for Economic Development Forum

Oakland County, Mich. will be among the presenters at the upcoming Fourth Annual Economic Development Forum at the White House on Thursday, July 30, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via press release. Irene Spanos, Patterson’s director of Economic Development & Community Affairs, will take part in a panel discussion on “Targeting and Landing Prospects: Best Practices in International Attraction.” “Policymakers in Washington, D.C. are taking notice of Oakland … [Read more...]

Rep. Webber lauds MSF for responsible investment in Rochester Hills

State Rep. Michael Webber applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) for pledging collateral nearing $5 million to back a $10 million line of credit for a local business focused on finding employment opportunities for residents in the area. “This investment will pave the way for new, sustainable jobs in our community,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills. Technical Training, Inc. (TTI), headquartered in Rochester Hills, is a global provider of research applications, consulting, and … [Read more...]

AdvantageOakland.com Gets New Look and Improved Navigation

Oakland County has launched its revamped and improved economic development website AdvantageOakland.com, which aims to get users to the information they seek faster and easier. According to the press release, the site features improved graphics, ease of navigation and mega menus, which allow easier one-click access to economic development programs, services and events such as Medical Main Street®, Tech248TM, the One Stop Shop Business Center, the Emerging Sectors® business attraction … [Read more...]

Kowall Resolution: Reform Federal Grants and Empower State/Local Governments to Innovate, Eliminate Waste

On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Eileen Kowall will present a resolution calling for the reform of federal grants-in-aid policies to allow state and local governments more authority to innovate and to eliminate excessive administrative costs. “The federal grant system is creating a culture of fiscal irresponsibility, wasteful use of resources and is increasingly driving policy decisions into the hands of a centralized federal bureaucracy,” said Kowall. “State and … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Seeks to Fill Position Vacancy

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Vice President Jane Pierobon. Board Trustee Beth Talbert will accept the responsibilities of vice president, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. The term for the trustee … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Member Submits Resignation

Jane Pierobon

Rochester Community Schools announced that the District’s Board of Education Vice President Jane Pierobon has submitted her resignation, effective July 25, 2015. The Board of Education accepted Pierobon’s resignation at the July 27 Board meeting. Pierobon has served on the BOE since 2011. A graduate of Oakland University and 23-year veteran, retired, of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp, she is employed as an emergency room nurse for the Henry Ford Health System. Pierobon has lived in Oakland … [Read more...]

Avondale Students to Host Packing Party for Desert Angel

On Wednesday, July 29, Avondale School District elementary students attending Avondale Youth Assistance Summer Kids Camp will be packing "Miracle Boxes" for members of our armed services who are stationed overseas. Students will also write a personal message for each of the recipients thanking them for their service to our country. Avondale Students will be helping to pack 50 boxes with items donated from the Auburn Hills, Michigan American Legion Post #145 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the … [Read more...]

Detroit Historical Society Looking for Personal Stories About 1967 Detroit Riots

Forty-eight years ago 43 people were killed, hundreds injured, and over  2,000 buildings were burned during the five-day riots in Detroit. Now, the Detroit Historical Society is looking for people to share their personal stories about the 1967 Detroit Riot for an exhibition that will open in September 2016. Find out how you can contribute here. … [Read more...]

OU Professor, Alumnus Among Diverse Class of 2015 Kresge Artist Fellows

2015 Kresge Artist Fellows (Davison and Chapman back row, first and second from left)
Photo provided by the Kresge Foundation

Oakland University English professor Jeffrey Chapman and alumnus Kahn Santori Davison are among 18 Metro Detroiters to receive a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellowship from the Troy-based Kresge Foundation. The $25,000 awards highlight an array of disciplines in the literary and visual arts. Dr. Chapman, who teaches creative writing courses at OU, was recognized as a literary arts fellow for his fiction and graphic novels. Appearing in publications throughout the country, his stories and comics … [Read more...]