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Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories

May 12th 2018

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The superheroes of downtowns throughout Oakland County gathered at the Strand Theater in Pontiac Thursday evening for the annual “Main Event,” recognizing accomplishments of communities in the Main Street Oakland County program. The program provides planning, resources and sharing […]

Four Reason to Become a Foster Parent

May 12th 2018

Four Reason to Become a Foster Parent (MDHHS, May 12, 2018) LANSING, MI – During National Foster Care Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) wants to stress the important role that foster parents can play in a child or teen’s life. “When children are unable to stay with their families […]

Burglar Smashes Windows of Two Highland Businesses, Fails to Get ATMs

May 12th 2018

Burglar Smashes Windows of Two Highland Businesses, Fails to Get ATMs (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 12, 2018) Highland Township, MI – Two Highland Township businesses had windows smashed and theft attempts made on ATMs. According to Oakland County Sheriff’s Department the break-ins happened around 4 am Saturday morning.  They releasesed the following reports: INCIDENT: […]

Annual Pleasant Ridge Auction and Gala May 19

May 11th 2018

Annual Pleasant Ridge Auction and Gala May 19 Pleasant Ridge, MI -Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. at 4 Ridge Rd., Pleasant Ridge This public event is hosted and organized by the Pleasant Ridge Foundation and is the premier revenue generating fundraiser for the entire City of Pleasant Ridge. The theme for […]

Royal Oak Bike Rodeo CANCELLED Due to Weather

May 11th 2018

Royal Oak Bike Rodeo CANCELLED Due to Weather (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – A Bike Rodeo that was planned for Downtown Royal Oak on Friday, May 11 has been cancelled due to weather. The event will be rescheduled sometime in June. To keep up with the latest event postings and […]

Ferndale to Vote Monday on Medical Marijuana Facilities

May 10th 2018

Ferndale to Vote Monday on Medical Marijuana Facilities (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI-  Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday evening on whether to allow medical marijuana businesses in the city. Two options are being presented for consideration for the application approval process. According to a Memo by City Planner Justin […]

Springtime: Sink or Swim for Local Journalism

May 10th 2018

Springtime: Sink or Swim for Local Journalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Memorial Day kicks off several busy months here in Oakland County. With nearly every city and village bustling with events, lots of great community service happening, the wheels of local government turning, and election season beginning – there is a […]

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 3)

May 10th 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 3) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI-   Happy Thursday Oakland County Times readers.  Here is the third installment of pictures from the Detroit Zoo. Thank you to the zebra , the ostrich, the cuddly snakes, the peacock and all the other animals who […]

Crafters from Near and Far Share Wares at Holly Craft Show

May 9th 2018

Crafters from Near and Far Share Wares at Holly Craft Show (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 9, 2018) Holly, MI – When Carol Zombow’s mother broke her hip, her daughter was at her side, helping her recover. She wanted to do something to cheer her up, so she learned how to make flowers out of fabric […]

Workbench Fire Fills Troy Home With Smoke

May 9th 2018

Workbench Fire Fills Troy Home With Smoke (Troy Fire Dept, May 9, 2018)  Troy, MI –  The Troy Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the basement at 6403 Tanglewood Wednesday morning. Caller reported seeing smoke and flames up to the ceiling. Prior to their arrival, Firefighters were told the occupant believed […]