Clarkston/Independence Twp.

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks

January 3rd 2019

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks Lansing, MI – The number of days one can set off fireworks in Michigan has been reduced from 30 to about a dozen since Public Acts 633, 634, and 635 were signed into law at the end of 2018. Bills were introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park […]

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City

December 23rd 2018

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 23, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau clearly demonstrate the wide social and economic diversity that exists across communities in Oakland County. Utilizing data collected by the American Community Survey over the 2013-2017 period, I have […]

Citgo on Sashabaw Road Has Liquor License Revoked

December 14th 2018

Citgo on Sashabaw Road Has Liquor License Revoked Clarkston, Independence Township, MI – At the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) hearing yesterday in Southfield, commissioners ordered a revocation of the liquor license and permits held by Dandy Oil Inc., located at 5465 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, MI. Located in the Citgo gas station at the corner […]

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map

December 13th 2018

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map (Oakland County Blog, Dec. 13, 2018) Celebrate the season with a tour of holiday light displays in and around Oakland County! Show off your decorated property or visit one of the many holiday light displays using the 2nd annual Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Use the map below to […]

Reporter Food: Salmon Apricot Salad at Deer Lake Inn

December 8th 2018

Reporter Food: Salmon Apricot Salad at Deer Lake Inn (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2018) Independence Township, Clarkston, MI – Deer Lake Inn in Independence Township near Clarkston is part of the Kruse and Muer family of restaurants.  A friend and I went for lunch and enjoyed the cozy little restaurant that sits atop a […]

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years

December 2nd 2018

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Recently-retired Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko has seen firsthand what happens when kids are exposed to violence, poverty, or neglect.  Often when young people find themselves in trouble with the law, it […]

Introducing: Reporter Food Index, City by City

November 29th 2018

  Introducing: Reporter Food Index, City by City (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Oakland County Times has been on a mission to try as many restaurants throughout our great county as possible. These “Reporter Food” columns have evolved over time to become one of our most popular ongoing features. Scroll […]

Clarkston Youth Assistance Presentation on Anxiety Dec. 4

November 29th 2018

Clarkston Youth Assistance Presentation on Anxiety Dec. 4 Clarkston, MI – Come learn the signs and symptoms of anxiety, identify coping skills to use when emotions are very intense, understand how thinking can contribute to anxious mood, and more. The presentation is hosted by Clarkston Area Youth Assistance.  Dec. 4, 6-8pm. Sashabaw Middle School LGI […]

Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

On Giving Tuesday, Remember Local Journalism

November 27th 2018

On Giving Tuesday, Remember Local Journalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Giving Tuesday is a time to consider what causes matter to you. Oakland County Times is a place for many of the things that matter to our readers. If you believe in the power of independent journalism to keep citizens informed about what’s […]