Pontiac

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 1

November 24th 2018

Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac Dec. 1 Pontiac, MI- The festivities for its 37th annual year will bigger and better. There will be over 100 of your favorite costume characters handing out FREE hugs, beautiful professional floats from The Parade Company, professional balloons, marching bands, fire trucks and choreographed dancers all joining together to […]

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 […]

Cost of Stamps to Increase in January

November 19th 2018

  Cost of Stamps to Increase in January (USPS, Nov. 19, 2018) WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by the Governors of the Postal Service, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately […]

County Commission Leadership Selected, Dave Woodward to Serve as Chair

November 19th 2018

  County Commission Leadership Selected, Dave Woodward to Serve as Chair (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Nov. 19, 2018) Pontiac, MI- The Board of Commissioners’ Democratic Caucus met last week to determine leadership positions for the 2019-2020 term, when they will become the Democratic Majority Caucus for the first time since the 1970s. Next year, […]

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase

November 14th 2018

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2018) Waterford, MI- Cities in the Oakland County One Stop Ready program have streamlined development processes and learned more about how to market the spaces they have with businesses they’d like to see. The culmination of this effort is the […]

Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation

November 11th 2018

  Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2018) Pontiac, MI- In a world where religious engagement is down and many churches face the challenges of aging buildings plus the lure of redevelopment dollars, there is one national organization holding on to hope that sacred spaces can remain active with […]

Voter Turnout by City/Twp in Oakland County 2018 Election

November 7th 2018

Voter Turnout by City/Twp in Oakland County 2018 Election (Kurt Metzger, Crystal Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Oakland County voters came out yesterday in record numbers for a Midterm Election.  The overall turnout percentage of 64.2 percent of all registered voters, compares to 48.0 percent in 2014 and 51.4 percent in 2010.  Turnout […]

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades

November 7th 2018

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – For the first time in decades the Oakland County Commission has more Democrats serving than Republicans.  The newly elected Commissioners will take their seats on Jan. 1, and a new Chair will be appointed. There will be […]

2018 Election Results and Sticker Selfies

November 6th 2018

2018 Election Results and Sticker Selfies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2018) Election results are coming in! This page will be updated as information becomes available.  Scroll down to see our collage of “I voted” sticker selfies. And visit Oakland County Clerk election results page for the most up to date info. The winners of […]

Governor Snyder Visits Pontiac to See Blight Reduction

November 2nd 2018

Governor Snyder Visits Pontiac to See Blight Reduction (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 2, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Governor Rick Snyder joined Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Director of Detroit Blight Authority Bill Pulte to celebrate the progress of blighted home demolition in the City of Pontiac. In 2014 there were 916 […]