“We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose
than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a thousand
points of light, we all have something to give.” – President George H. W. Bush
As we begin 2020, full of hope and optimism, all of us at The Community House have taken pause to reflect on all of the people, individuals, corporations, foundations – kindnesses large and small, which have made a true and lasting difference at The Community House ov
As videos of tidal waves of plastic bottles and trash circulate on social media and across the media landscape, it might come as shocking to some that the Great Lakes and the rivers in our own backyards have some of the highest concentrations of plastics on earth, particularly small particles commonly referred to as "microplastics." The issue makes it abundantly clear that efforts to limit the amount of plastic entering our waterways must start right here, on a local level.
New city commissioners or trustees always are eager to shake things up when they first get into office and immediately implement ideas that have been percolating during their campaigns. It's a natural desire, and we often caution an urge for propulsion with a stop on the brakes (or to at least go through the appropriate channels of putting things on the agenda). But one initiative recently introduced by new Birmingham City Commissioner Brad Host, with assistance from commissi
At its meeting on Monday, December 16, Birmingham city commissioners unanimously appointed James Allen as its new city clerk.
A subcommittee comprised of city manager Joe Valentine, commissioners Stuart Sherman and Rackeline Hoff, and the human resources manager Ben Myers, recommended Allen to the commission.
Myers informed commissioners the city attracted 146 applicants for the position, which they then narrowed down to six, and finally to three finalists.
For a six-month test period, the city of Birmingham has hired a professional communications and public relations company to provide them with communications and social media services, for a monthly retainer of $7,000.
Birmingham City Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of Van Dyke Horn at their meeting on Monday, December 16.
“The demand for effective communication services has become an integral role for municipalities in serving the public. Recently, our commu
The BluePoint emergency alert system was activated at Bloomfield Hills High School around noon Thursday, December 19, with police departments from around Oakland County immediately arriving on the scene and sweeping the school.
Some students were locked down in the building while others were evacuated, per protocol following the district's “run, hide, fight” method, district director of communications and service standards Shira Good said. She said police swept the building
Two women and three children were part of a group on Saturday, December 14, that stole a shopping cart full of Christmas decorations from a Bloomfield Township store, police said.
Bloomfield Township police responded about 8:20 p.m. to a theft complaint at At Home, 2101 Telegraph Road, where employees said two women and three children entered the store together, filled a shopping cart with merchandise and attempted to flee without paying.
A store employee intercepted the