Orchard Lake

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates)

July 1st 2017

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates) Oakland County, MI- Several communities have local elections on Nov. 7, 2017, and Pontiac has a primary preceding it on Aug. 8, 2017. The Oakland County Times has a tradition of doing video interviews with candidates for local office. We do not endorse any candidate and anyone […]

Fireworks in Oakland County 2017

June 21st 2017

Fireworks in Oakland County  2017 (EVENT page) Much appreciation goes to Meg Geddes of MichiganFireworks.com who compiles this list as a labor of love and generously shares with publications like Oakland County Times. Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks Date:  June 23, 2017 at Dusk Where: Stony Creek Metropark 4300 Main Park Road in Shelby Township, Michigan […]

Madison Heights and Orchard Lake Join One Stop Ready Program

March 27th 2017

Madison Heights and Orchard Lake Join One Stop Ready Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2017) Madison Heights, MI and Orchard Lake, MI  – Madison Height is now the 22nd city to join the One Stop Ready Program offered through Oakland County, closely following Orchard Lake who signed on last week. The program helps cities […]

Orchard Lake Road Reconstruction Public Meeting March 28

March 24th 2017

Orchard Lake Road Reconstruction Public Meeting March 28 (EVENT page) Beverly Hills, MI — The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting Tuesday, March 28, for the planned 2017 reconstruction of Orchard Lake Road between Northwestern Highway and Maple Road in West Bloomfield Township. The public meeting is from 4 […]

DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available

March 11th 2017

DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2017) Oakland County, MI – 250,000 people in DTE’s service area remain without power as of 3am Saturday after wind storms knocked down power lines through the area. According to the DTE website, “DTE’s restoration teams are fully mobilized and working 24/7 […]

Exploring Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary

March 8th 2017

Exploring Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary (Jonathan Schechter, Oakland County Blog, March 9, 2017)   Winter never really took hold at the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, and what remains of the season that never really was, is rapidly waning. The Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary is owned by the City of Orchard Lake Village and managed by […]

County Commissioners Sworn In

January 11th 2017

County Commissioners Sworn In (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 11, 2017) Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Board of Commissioners made their official start to the 2017-2018 term with a swearing in ceremony Wednesday night at the County Commission building in Pontiac.  Nineteen of the Commissioners were incumbents that had been re-elected.  Two new Commissioners took […]

Resources for Homeless and those in Need 2016

December 11th 2016

Resources for Homeless and those in Need 2016 (Royal Oak Library and Oakland County 115 News, Dec. 11, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Each year the Royal Oak Library compiles a list of resources for homeless and needy people in the area.  The following is the list they put together plus resources found by oc115.  […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

December 11th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2016) 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, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

Parties Seeking Volunteers to Observe Presidential Recount

December 4th 2016

Parties Seeking Volunteers to Observe Presidential Recount (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 4, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – As the legal issues surrounding the Presidential ballot recount continue to play out in court, Oakland County Republicans, Democrats, and Greens are recruiting volunteers to observe the recounts, which could start as early as Monday. Green Party Candidate […]

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