Dear Crabby, Are the Detroit Pistons Really Moving?

Dear Crabby, With the construction of the new Detroit Red Wings (Little Caesars Arena) sports complex underway, I began wondering if the Detroit Pistons will finally make the move downtown Detroit? What do you think? Thanks! Randy Roundball Dear Mr. Roundball, Oh, boy. This topic seems to pop up as often as that Facebook privacy hoax. On one hand you’ve got people bellyaching that sports teams should play in the city that’s on their jersey. What many people may not remember is the … [Read more...]

Michigan Authors Coming to Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills

Three authors not to miss this late fall season will be visiting the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Nicole Curtis, Nakesha Woods, and Amy S. Eckert. All different genres from fun and engaging women. Meet the author, get the book signed, and start your holiday shopping. All events are free and open to the public. Nicole Curtis Michigan native and star of the network show Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, will be doing a talk, with Q&A, maybe some singing, and a book … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund, Crossroads for Youth, and Cooking to Learn

The Women’s Fund Grant to Crossroads for Youth Last year the Women’s Fund provided the Crossroads for Youth with a $2500 grant toward Cooking to Learn program. Crossroads for Youth is a private, nonprofit treatment agency that serves at-risk children and youth. The grant is helping girls learn budgeting, healthy cooking, reading, math and teamwork. In January, they purchased, the “Cooking to Learn” CDs, and manuals as well as items such as pots, pans, bake-ware, mixer, griddle bowls, … [Read more...]

Hamlin Elementary Celebrates New Playground as Part of Bond Efforts

Hamlin Elementary School celebrated the unveiling of their new playground Saturday during a festive fall event. The new playground was funded through the bond efforts, which voters overwhelmingly approved in November 2015. “We are excited that our children have a new area to play, socialize, and get some good physical exercise,” said Hamlin Elementary School Principal Gary van Staveren, Ph.D. “I’d like to extend a very special thank you to second grade Teacher Sarah Kirby and our PTA members … [Read more...]

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Announces Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Collection

Sheriff’s Office Announces 7th Annual "Treats for Troops" 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 part of its 7th annual "Treats for Troops" collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas. Sheriff Michael Bouchard also encourages parents and children wishing to participate to … [Read more...]

GLWA Bond Sale Reflects Oakland County Practices

The $309.1 million in cash savings and $251.8 million in new capital projects generated from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) $1.3 billion inaugural bond sale highlights how the formation of the authority is helping to bring fiscal responsibility to the water and sewer system, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said today. "When we negotiated the make-up of the GLWA board, we did so with the long-range vision that it would adopt Oakland County’s best fiscal and purchasing … [Read more...]

OUCARES’ Collaboration with Oakland County Parks wins National Award

The Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) was recently honored with a 2016 Removing Barriers Special Award from the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials. The recognition was for a program that allows OUCARES summer camp participants to engage in activities such as fishing, boating, rappelling and climbing at Independence Oaks Park in Clarkston. “The mission of OUCARES is to improve the quality of life of individuals with Autism … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Avondale High School senior, Aparna Sumanth, joins an elite group of only 16,000 students in the country to be named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists competing for a share of $33 million in National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring. The semifinalists scored in the top 1% of the 1.6 million juniors who took the Preliminary SAT across the nation. Only 578 students from the state of Michigan made the cut. To achieve Finalist designation, students must, in addition … [Read more...]

Fatal Hit and Run, Sheriff Needs Your Help

The Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle/pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred upon northbound Telegraph Road near Menoninee Street at 7:10 p.m. in Pontiac. A 53 year old homeless resident of Pontiac was killed when he was struck in the left lane by an unknown vehicle as he attempting to cross Telegraph Rd. A witness described the vehicle as an older model Red SUV. The pedestrian was not crossing in a crosswalk. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the … [Read more...]

The Princeton Review Names Oakland University among Best Business Schools

Oakland University's School of Business Administration is featured on The Princeton Review's 2017 list of the 294 best business schools in the nation. Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual book, “The Best 294 Business Schools” and on its website. Oakland’s business school also appears on the organization’s … [Read more...]