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Downtown Holly Outdoor Movie Night: Lion King June 23

June 8th 2018

Downtown Holly Outdoor Movie Night: Lion King June 23 Holly, MI – Movies are free and begin at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket to watch the show. Popcorn and other concessions available to purchase to go towards Holly Community Coalition and Movie Nights. June 23rd: The Lion King July 14th: The Secret Life of […]

Story of the Blind Man Selling Pens in the Walgreen’s Parking Lot

June 7th 2018

Story of the Blind Man Selling Pens in the Walgreen’s Parking Lot (Cheryl Weiss, June 7, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – You know him.  If you’ve been to the Walgreens at 13 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak, or even if you have just driven by, you have seen Frank Sawiki.  Sitting on a chair […]

Who Supports Local Journalism? Hopefully you.

June 7th 2018

Who supports local journalism? Hopefully you. The Oakland County Times has been growing in regional reach and depth of coverage since we began in Ferndale in 2009. As corporate media outlets scale back and social media becomes muddled, the need for quality local journalism is clear. When you purchase an individual/family ad for $15 you […]

Ferndale Pride Chalks Up Another Year of Love, Diversity and Activism

June 6th 2018

Ferndale Pride Chalks Up Another Year of Love, Diversity and Activism (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2018) Ferndale, MI- As the nation continues to wrestle with acceptance in areas of race, gender, sexual orientation, politics and other areas of difference, there are communities making it clear that they are welcoming of all.  Ferndale Pride is […]

New Owners to Keep Como’s Name and Pizza Theme

June 6th 2018

New Owners to Keep Como’s Name and Pizza Theme (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2018) Ferndale, MI – When Como’s Restaurant on the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward in Downtown Ferndale closed down due to repeated Health Department violations last year, they weren’t able to sell their iconic neon sign in the auction. Perhaps […]

13 Police Departments Join Hope Not Handcuffs to Connect Addicts with Help

June 5th 2018

13 Police Departments Join Hope Not Handcuffs to Connect Addicts with Help Bloomfield Township, Clawson, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Waterford Township, West Bloomfield, White Lake and Wixom, MI – The Hope Not Handcuffs program began in Macomb County with a simple idea, giving police department the tools […]

Plants, Tips and Smiles Exchanged in Ferndale

June 5th 2018

Plants, Tips and Smiles Exchanged in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Jenna Nelson had too many spider plants, and a desire to start working on her yard.  Thankfully each year the Ferndale Beautification Commission hosts a Perennial Exchange to help people like Nelson find homes for unwanted plants while picking out […]

Police Release New Info on 696 Motorcycle Crash – UPDATED

June 5th 2018

Police Release New Info on 696 Motorcycle Crash – UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2018) Ferndale, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, MI -A motorcyclist was critically injured after colliding with a semi-truck on EB I-696 just before the I-75 interchange Tuesday evening. The accident occurred at around 6:15pm.  Emergency responders from Ferndale and Royal Oak […]

2018 Candidate Interview: Padma Kuppa for State Rep Dist. 41

June 5th 2018

2018 Candidate Interview: Padma Kuppa for State Rep Dist. 41 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2018) Clawson, Troy,  MI – Padma Kuppa is running for State Representative for the 41st District and is on the ballot for the Aug. 7 primary on the Democratic Ballot without opposition. She will face the winner of the Republican […]

Madison Heights Launches New Citizen-Led Neighborhood Cleaning Program

June 5th 2018

Madison Heights Launches New Citizen-Led Neighborhood Cleaning Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2018) Madison Heights, MI- Residents, community groups and business owners are coming together in Madison Heights through a newly-approved “Pick the Heights Clean” project. This voluntary litter pick-up program lets volunteers select an area of the city they’d like to focus on […]