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Children’s taxi service grows in Oakland County

  BY KAYLA VARICALLI OU News Bureau Parents don’t always have time to keep up with their children’s busy schedules, and that’s where Kidz Cab is available to help. Kidz Cab is a children’s transportation service based in Oakland County. The rides are intended to help parents whose schedules prevent them from transporting their children, […]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Conspiracy theories, fact or fiction?

BY FLORA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau Kurt Cobain was murdered. Jesus was married. Area 51 holds aliens. Sometimes, you don’t always have to see to believe. Conspiracy theories have been around for centuries. In 1835, when Andrew Jackson survived an attempted assassination, some people believed it was staged to gain popular support. Today, there is […]

April 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Technology picks golfers’ clubs

BY ALYSSA ALBRIGHT OU NEWS BUREAU The customization of golf clubs was once seen only for professionals and low handicappers. Today, average golfers are now improving their clubs to improve their game. New equipment can enhance performance in almost every sport. Golf is no exception. Pete Farner, a TrackMan Master Club Fitter at Carl’s Golfland […]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Let’s not cut corners: Idioms can be puzzling

BY ASHLEY MOHLER OU News Bureau When it comes to the hardest languages to learn, English is up there with Arabic, Finnish, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin. Complicating things is the use of idioms. To someone who grew up learning to speak English, idioms are like a good friend. They drive a point home and create […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Artists create treasures from trash

BY GRACE TURNER OU NEWS BUREAU DETROIT — A young couple is repurposing Detroit’s rubble to create art and foster hope. Artists Aubrey and Elena Smyth, known as Motu and Kozma, both 24, kicked off their third large-scale solo exhibit, “Tropic Colossus,” on Feb. 13 at the Carr Center. Together, they call themselves Armageddon Beachparty […]

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Uncategorized,Wayne C. | Read More »

‘Mannies’ break into the baby-sitting game

BY PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Baby-sitting isn’t just for girls. Jeremy Wendell, 24, of Hazel Park has been baby-sitting since he was 15. His first gig was watching his sisters while their parents worked in the summer. From there, he started taking on jobs from family friends. Now, he baby-sits his nieces while working […]

February 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Past meets present in Cuba, America

BY ASHLEY MOHLER OU News Bureau Cuba is one of the few remaining communist governments in the world. Although China, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam are communist, they aren’t as close as the island nation just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. This nearness has been the cause of rifts between Cuba and the […]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Rochester Hills nonprofit builds homes for angels

BY FLORA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau Foundations for new homes are giving some of the 25 million orphans in India the foundation to live better lives. These homes are built by Angel House, which is getting national attention for its work in rescuing orphans in India. The nonprofit was spotlighted on ABC’s “Shark Tank” when […]

February 9th, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Holocaust Center marks Auschwitz liberation

BY GRACE TURNER OU News Bureau A wedding in Poland turned to hell for a Jewish family when the Nazis invaded Sept. 1, 1939. Unable to return to their home in France, the family — which included daughter Erna Gorman, about 5 — fled to Ukraine, which was then part of the Soviet Union. The […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »

Dickens lives on in Holly festival

BY MATTHEW E. SEMRAU OU News Bureau The Holly Dickens Festival transforms downtown Holly, Michigan, into Victorian-era England. The village’s historic downtown is filled with period-focused street performers, vendors with foods and wares, and live entertainment, including music, games and a regular performance of Charles Dickens’ beloved story, “A Christmas Carol.” Ebenezer Scrooge can often be […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Uncategorized | Read More »