Lake Orion/Orion Twp

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together!

July 10th 2014

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together! (Guest Column by Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger, July 10, 2014) The clearest indicator of the regional connections that we share as communities comes from an analysis of place of residence and place of work. The Census Bureau uses commuting patterns to determine the […]

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12

July 10th 2014

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12 (Oakland County Pet Adoption Center Press Release, July 10, 2014) ​ Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9

July 4th 2014

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014) During the last school year, the Twomey family of Pleasant Ridge had an extra teenager with them on their day-to-day adventures. Giuseppe Ciccone came all the way from Italy, an experience he described “Being an exchange student doesn’t mean going on vacation. […]

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors

July 3rd 2014

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors (July 3, 2014) The oc115 is a reader-supported online news hub that has grown from serving one community (as The Ferndale 115 News) to a county-wide framework. Currently we have over 20,000 unique readers each month. On any given day 1,000-2,000 people visit oc115.com to see our latest posts. A sponsorship […]

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt

June 30th 2014

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:17 hrs. –June 29 – City of Rochester Hills -Death Investigation/Suicide – 14-99454 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Willow Grove Ct. for a report of an apparent suicide. The victim lived alone and was found […]

Man Shot Stray Pit Bull in Orion Township to Ward Off Attack

June 29th 2014

Man Shot Stray Pit Bull in Orion Township to Ward Off Attack (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., June 29, 2014) INCIDENT:  21:26 Hrs. – Orion Twp. – Animal Complaint/Shots Fired   #14-98424 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 300 block of Crediton on a report of a loose dog with shots having been fired.  […]

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

June 24th 2014

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays […]

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

June 18th 2014

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]