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Detroit News: For kids, art's from the heart Preschoolers paint mural bound for auction block

By Mike Martindale

Pontiac — Painter Tim Yanke didn't mind if his class of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds made a mess of the canvas stretched before them at the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency.

In fact, he encouraged them.

The abstract artist smiled approvingly.......

Oakland Press: Local artist Yanke works with Pontiac children on art project for fundraiser (WITH VIDEO)


In Pontiac, 68 kids between three and five years old were armed with paint brushes on Wednesday and given 50 feet by 10 feet of space to paint.

Birmingham resident Tim Yanke describes himsel... click here to read the full article.


Detroit News: Heating bill cools heels in Lansing

Legislators want public to rally before cold snap

Ferndale— Some southeast Michigan legislators, pushing to free up a $90 million pot for heating assistance, let their constituents in on a cold reality Friday: Unless lawmakers act before taking holiday recess next week, heating assistance organizations could miss out on the fund that is tied up in court.

Rep. Ellen Cogan Lipton, D-...

Oakland Press: Oakland County grants may help Pontiac Public Library move to vacant Central Elementary

The Pontiac Public Library may have found a home in the downtown with the assistance of the Oakland County and Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency.

A $12,000 grant through the National Trust for Historic Preservation has been awarded to help complete a report for the library to determine if the former Central Elementary School can be renovated. ...

Oak Press: OLHSA gives holiday to 3,000 children

From staff reports, Published January 5, 2011

Big boxes wrapped in shiny paper and bows, each labeled with a preschooler’s name were handed out by Santa Claus.

Almost unbelievably and with more self-control than many adults possess, the preschoolers waited patiently until each child had a gift in front of them. After that the pretty paper began to fly along with exclamations of delight.

This was the scene that unfolded at Oakland Livingston Human Service...