Oak Park

Women Officials Network Presenting Madam Mayors Networking Breakfast Jan. 11

December 10th 2018

Women Officials Network Presenting Madam Mayors Networking Breakfast Jan. 11 Bloomfield Hills, MI- The Women Officials Network of Oakland County is presenting a networking breakfast featuring a panel of women mayors.  Mayor Kelly Garrett of Lathrup Village, Council President Pam Hansen of the Village of Franklin, Mayor Marian McClellan of Oak Park and Mayor Deirdre […]

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 […]

Oak Park Library Friends Hosting Animal Magic Fundraiser Dec. 9

December 1st 2018

  Oak Park Library Friends Hosting Animal Magic Fundraiser Dec. 9 Oak Park, MI- Friends of the Oak Park Library are hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the library.  Mark Rosenthal and his cast of critters will be on hand for this “Animal Magic” program.  Two shows – 3pm and 5pm.  Free for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

November 26th 2018

  Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, […]

Win $5,000 Oakland County “Small Business Saturday” Shop Local Contest

November 22nd 2018

  Win $5,000 Oakland County “Small Business Saturday” Shop Local Contest (Oakland County, Nov. 22, orig. Nov. 17, 2018) Oakland County, MI- One holiday shopper can win $5,000 just by making a purchase at any independent retailer or service provider in Oakland County during “Small Business Saturday” Nov. 24. Shoppers who buy goods or services […]

MDOT Gives Update on I-696 Construction

November 20th 2018

MDOT Gives Update on I-696 Construction (Michigan Department of Transportation, Nov. 20 2018) Oakland, Macomb, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation shared the following update on the I-696 construction: Macomb County Progress Work can and will continue even with the arrival of snow. Here’s how: -For now and the foreseeable future, temperatures will still […]

Schools Step Up Incentives to Attract Substitutes

November 19th 2018

Schools Step Up Incentives to Attract Substitutes (Lara Mossa, Nov. 19, 2018) Hazel Park, Ferndale, MI- With an improving economy, school districts in the area and throughout the country are struggling to find substitute teachers. At least two local school systems have increased wages to attract candidates to the job. “All of our districts have […]