If you’ve submitted an absentee ballot for the upcoming March election, or are planning to do so, you have Erica Peresman to thank. Peresman is the Voter Protection Director for the Michigan Democratic Party, a newly created full-time position after the passage of the 2018 Proposal 3 ballot initiative, a constitutional amendment that increased accessibility for Michigan voters, including same-day voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting.
Peresman, a former corporate
For years, Jacob Blumenstein, 17, of Bloomfield Hills, struggled to read. As he described it, when he looked at the page of a book or text on a computer, words would jumble together. Letters bounced around the way a cursor would on an old desktop computer screensaver. Reading comprehension and decoding would take many times longer than his elementary school classmates.
Worst of all were classroom times when teachers required students to read aloud.
"I really struggled w
From far away in her West Hollywood home, actress and sculptor Dey Young recalls fond memories of growing up in Bloomfield Hills. It was during her school days on the sprawling Cranbrook Kingswood campus where she first developed a love of performing and the visual arts.
At Cranbrook, not only did she participate in theatrical productions, but she also got to try her hand at a weaving loom and ceramics. She recalls how her years there introduced her to a love of all arts.
You never know when inspiration will strike – at least that was the case for Clare Cooney.
Cooney, who grew up in Bloomfield Township, was on a run in Chicago and next thing she knew, she had the idea for a short film.
Ok, there's a little bit more to it than that.
"It was this beautiful, idyllic fall day and I turned a corner into this alleyway and I saw something kind of shady going on down the alley," said the Groves High School alumna.
"Then all of a sudden I got
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
– Percy Bysshe Shelley As we look out the window of the venerable Community House, it’s hard to imagine that the start of spring is just days away. While it has been a cold, (not so) snowy and frigid winter here in Michigan, spring 2020 planning at The Community House is well underway.
Scores of new spring classes, programs and events are set; a wide array of exciting and popular art, culture and enrichment opportunities now pop
We fully recognize we are just one of many voice in the community when it comes to offering our opinions relative to elections, including the tax issues appearing on the presidential primary March ballot. But readers should know that we provide our endorsements after careful deliberation, conversations and meetings with principals involved, thorough reading of documents, including some received via Freedom of Information. For each issue, we took into account the specific co
The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission on Monday, February 17, unanimously recommended for approval to the township board the adaption of a zoning ordinance for basketball apparatuses and play structures, to allow residents to pull a permit rather than going before the zoning board of appeals (ZBA).
"The planning commission, at the conclusion of their public hearing, made a motion to forward on to the township board a favorable recommendation to consider adaption of th