Advice from “Women Who Thrive”
Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published
Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program
VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion  Director Shares Vision
Square Lake Road to Close for Construction
Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp
OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield
When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!
Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer
Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance
Advice from “Women Who Thrive”
Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published
Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program
VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion  Director Shares Vision
Square Lake Road to Close for Construction
Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp
OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield
When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!
Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer
Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance

Latest Articles

Advice from “Women Who Thrive”

The Women Who Thrive event not only provided inspiration, but resources as well.

Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published

This event was organized by Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Division to celebrate and discuss two books written by several youngsters last Summer.

Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program

Ambassadors will have the chance to participate in various service projects, leadership workshops, and community events throughout the year.

VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion Director Shares Vision

On Wednesday, April 3 the DDA held a meet and greet at 313 Pizza Bar to welcome the new director and hear about his vision for Downtown Lake Orion.

Square Lake Road to Close for Construction

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, westbound I-75 BL will be closed at Opdyke Road.

Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp

Michigan State Police are searching for 13-year-old Skye-Lynn Juhala who reportedly walked away from her home in Rose Township.

OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!

Chief Tony Averbauch of Franklin has been in the fire protection and prevention profession for 31 years.

Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer

“I truly believe the library is the hub of each community and it is a valuable resource for every resident and business in the community we serve.”

Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance

Attendees can expect deejays, photobooths, a tarot reader, and spiked punch amongst other quintessential prom activities.

Garden is Growing at Ferndale Upper Elementary

Our school garden program and harvest has been celebrated since 2018, and we have been steadily restoring our plots with new soil.

April Lennox Honored as Teacher of the Year by Waterford Foundation for Public Education

She believes that building relationships and making connections with students is the secret to getting students to learn.

Caretaker Marivelis Serrano Charged with Embezzling from Elderly Client

The charges included one count of Embezzlement $100,000 or more, twelve counts of Uttering and Publishing, and five counts of Identity Theft.

Construction to Begin on Brown, Giddings, and Silverbell in Auburn Hills and Orion Twp

For more information on the project, visit the Brown, Giddings, Silver Bell Roads page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website

I-696 Closed Due to Crash Involving Semi Truck in Oak Park

A more recent update says the freeway will remain closed for several hours and urges drivers to seek alternative routes during rush hour.

See Which Cities Have Art This Year Through DIA’s Inside Out Program

From now through October, residents of Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties will be able to enjoy a piece of the DIA outside in their own community.

One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting at North Hill Farms Apartments in Pontiac

If you, or anyone you know, has any information regarding this incident you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP for a reward of up to $2,000. You will remain anonymous.

Moment of Shared Curiosity and Joy as Michiganders Enjoy Solar Eclipse

For a few moments, people were focused on something bigger than themselves

A Tale of Ten Cities – Chronicling Royal Oak Twp – Available for Screenings and Discussion

Organizers hope to engage all ten of the cities featured in the film in learning and discussion, including Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak. 

“Chapel” Under Renovations for Oxford School District Damaged in Fire

The chapel sustained significant damage from fire, smoke, and water.

Understanding and Experience Drive Therapist Mark McMillian’s Practice

Mark McMillan is a behavioral health and addiction therapist and the owner of MBHS.

OC Restaurant Quest: Hibachi House in Downtown Rochester

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Holly Main Street Facade Grants Bring New Signs to Historic Downtown

This year’s grant awards went to five businesses in town.

Growing Minds and Gardens: Berkley Seed Library

Ellen Brisson loves gardening.  She loves it so much that she…

Highlights from Executive Dave Coulter’s State of the County Address

Kicking off the speech, Coulter took time to reflect on wins from the past year and provide updates on other programs that were introduced during the 2023 State of the County Address.

MARC #1 – Nature Lovers Across State Unite for Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Educational resources.  Training and outreach.  Stewardship.  And research.  All of those pieces must work together if Michigan is going to be

State Offers Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program to Help Retain Service Providers

The program is available to behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists, case managers and certified behavioral analysts.

Solar Eclipse Happens Monday – Here’s What to Know

A solar eclipse will take place Monday across parts of North America

Signs of Progress: Hazel Park Spruces Up with New Signage

Signs of the times, the new signs in Hazel Park are here to welcome and inform all those who visit the “Friendly City.”

Ferndale and Madison Schools Among Districts Receiving MDE Grants

“Children win when adults work together to improve schools,” said State Board of Education President Dr. Pamela Pugh.

Springfield Township Welcomes New Fire Chief Matt Covey

Former Waterford Fire Chief Matt Covey has accepted the position of Fire Chief in Springfield Township

Student Charged with Domestic Terrorism for Threat Against Clarkston Junior High School

The incident happened Thursday shortly before 11 a.m.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

MML #4 – Officials Learn Lessons of Michigan’s 4,800 Railroad Crossings

There are 4,800 railroad crossings across the state of Michigan, each one inspected and maintained with the care of MDOT’s Office of Rail Safety.

Hazel Park School Board Seeks Applicants Following Dawn Rice Resignation

The Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy. 

Rochester School Board Selects Nicholas Russo As Next Superintendent

Following the split vote, members then voted unanimously to put their full support behind Russo. 

Young Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Table at Highland Founders Day Festival

Young people are invited to experience entrepreneurship with a booth at the Downtown Highland Founders’ Day Festival

FernCare Continues Mission of Free Medical Care, Prepares for April 11 Annual Dinner

Martin said FernCare has over 70 volunteers who are the organization’s “doctors, pharmacists, phlebotomists, nurses, medical assistants” and treat the clinic’s patients. 

OC Restaurant Quest – Pie Sci in Detroit and Oak Park

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Berkley Selects Nate Geinzer as Interim City Manager, Begins National Search

Berkley City Council voted Monday to appoint Nate Geinzer to the Interim City Manager position following the resignation of Matt Baumgarten.

I-96 Construction Causes Closure and Shifts in Coming Weekends

Following the traffic shift, there will be numerous ramp closures through early fall on westbound I-96 from I-275 to Kent Lake Road

Presidential Elections Past Show Trends in Oakland County

I wanted to take a look at Oakland County voter performance in Presidential contests over time, and then take a quick look at who voted in the recently completed 2024 primary.

Oakland County Implements P25 Radio System

Oakland County first responders can now directly connect with 2,231 public safety agencies and 126 dispatch centers around the state also operating on MPSCS.

Birmingham Seeks Input on Senior/Recreation Center with Online Survey and Open House

“We hope the community will take advantage of public engagement opportunities and share their ideas and vision regarding what should be included at this new facility.”

Main Streets Across Oakland County Share Successes and Challenges at Annual Summit

Whether they’re urban or rural, bustling or quaint, traditional or eclectic – the Main Streets of America are places that people want to be.

OC Restaurant Quest: Real Taco Express

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Qualifying Veterans Can Receive Free Legal Services Thanks to Partnership in Southfield

This service is funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Little Guidance Goes A Long Way with Oak Park Youth Assistance

A little guidance can go a long way, although Weiss expressed that there is a desperate need for mentors.

Auburn Hills Chamber Announces Tomorrow’s 20 Honorees

Recipients are selected based on their passion, innovation, charity, community, inclusion, business forward-thinking, and downright incredible ways they have made an impact shaping the lives of others!

MML#3 – Petitioners Seek to End Property Tax in Michigan, and What That Would Mean for Residents

If the proposal passes, Michigan would be the only state in the nation not to have a property tax. 

City of Troy Hosting Blood Drives in April and May

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Webinar to Help People Build and Restore Finances After Leaving Jail or Prison, April 4

The program is for Michiganders who may have been incarcerated and need advice on how to build and restore their finances.

Hops and Cops: Royal Oak Police Offering Pics with Easter Bunny on March 30

Bring a camera and be sure to grab a photo or two with the Easter Bunny and members of the Royal Oak Police Department.

New Village of Holly Offices Nearing Completion

The Village of Holly is in the process of building new municipal offices

Ferndale Police Arrest Robbery Suspect, Tout Flock’s Help in Identifying Vehicle

Ferndale Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery attempt at 7 Eleven.

Forever Pride Continues to Grow, Uniting LGBTQ Community in Rochester and Beyond

The response to Forever Pride, Forever Pride Action and their initiatives has been largely positive, says Guo.

Ortonville Council Denies Permit for Abigail’s Pride for Second Time

Rowe and the organizers of Abigail’s Pride are not giving up yet.

SWAT Team Fills Royal Oak / Madison Heights Neighborhood for Police Situation

“The incident has been brought to a safe and successful conclusion. More information concerning this incident will be released at a later time.”

Entrepreneurs Across Oakland County Honored at Business Spotlight Event

Business owners from across Oakland County gathered at Royal Oak Farmers Market on March 20 for a celebration of entrepreneurship…

OC Restaurant Quest – Grand Tavern in Rochester Hills, and Troy

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Resident Finance Committee Recommends Headlee Override in Ferndale

Without a Headlee override or other funding source, $4 million will need to be cut from the city’s $26 million general operating fund. 

Thomas Lindberg Appointed Interim Lake Orion Police Chief

Lindberg said  “I am truly honored that the Village of Lake Orion has the confidence and trust in me to lead this police department as we move forward together.

Madison Heights Mayor Gives State of the City Address

Here’s the speech that Grafstein presented…

April 20 Out of the Darkness Walk in Holly in Memory of Student Lost to Suicide

The Out of the Darkness walk is one of many efforts Holly Area Schools has made to address mental health and suicide prevention over the past several months.

Waterford Foundation for Public Education Recognizes Outstanding High School Seniors

The Waterford Foundation for Public Education recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors, 25 each from Waterford Kettering and Mott High Schools through its Select Fifty Program

Attorney General Warns of Scammers Using Online Obituaries

“It is almost beyond belief that there are people who are so unethical that they would exploit another’s loss for profit,” Nessel said.

MML #2 – As Population Declines, State Works on “Growing Michigan Together”

Michigan’s population continues to decline, and the state is working to reverse the trend.

South Oakland Cities Collaborating to Study Deer Herd Issues

In an effort to establish a regional strategy for addressing safety concerns related to the urban deer herd, the City of Farmington Hills convened a meeting of local and county leaders Wednesday…

Orion Township State of the Township “A Night at the Movies” is April 18

The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”

Southfield Mayor to Present State of the City on March 28

The 2024 State of the City address theme will be Touchdown to Success…

Construction Alert – I-94 to Close Over Weekend in Detroit

All ramps throughout this area will also be closed. 

Kai Lisa Anderson, Vital Anne, & Rosa Randolph Honored with Women’s History Month Awards

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored three local women with Women’s History Month Awards

OC Restaurant Quest: Anna’s House in Milford and Other Locations

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Hazel Park Mayor Gives State of the City Address

On March 8, Hazel Park Mayor Mike Webb touted Hazel Park’s successes.

Royal Oak Commission Passes Resolution in Support of Smoking and Vaping Related Reforms

The resolution in Royal Oak does not create any ordinances, it simply shows support for the legislation currently in the Senate.

Farmington Hills Showcases Artist Margo Dupre, Hosting Artist Talk March 22

“The City of Farmington Hills is a community that values the contributions of artists,” said Rachel Timlin…

“A Tale of Ten Cities” Chronicles Royal Oak Township and its Division, Premieres March 21

A Tale of Ten cities is a short film that chronicles South Oakland County’s 200-year journey, including Royal Oak Township and the ten municipalities formed out of it’s original 36 square mile area

Berkley City Manager Announces Resignation to Pursue Other Opportunities

The City of Berkley has announced that City Manager Matthew Baumgarten has given notice of resignation, expressing desire to pursue other opportunities.

MML #1: Taxing Vapes, Banning Menthol, Licensing Cigarette Retailers and More on the Table in Michigan

Smoking has re-emerged as a hot topic in Lansing as the Senate considers a package of bills related to tobacco regulation.

OC Restaurant Quest – Mexico Lindo in Waterford

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Census Estimates Show Continued Population Decline, Out-Migration Partly to Blame

This trend accelerated in 2023 as estimates show 8,944 more residents leaving for other counties in the U.S. than arriving in Oakland.

Scout Troop 42 Helps Kids in White Lake and Highland Learn, Grow, and Help Others

One fascinating part of the troop is that the scouts tend to lead their meetings rather than the adults.

Girl Scout Helps Build Troy Library’s Neurodiverse Collection

Troy Public Library has partnered with Lauren Hatto, a Juliette Girl Scout of Southeastern Michigan on a project to provide resources and better services to neurodiverse library users in the Troy community.

Ferndale Students Treated to Lesson and Music by Clarinetist Julian Bliss

After sharing his story, he answered questions and performed for the students.

Mark Tisdel and Amos O’Neal Named Legislators of the Year by Michigan Municipal League

Tisdel represents the 55th House District, which includes the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township.

Holly Calvary Church Hosting Blood Drives Throughout 2024

625 units of donated blood are needed DAILY in Michigan hospitals to save the lives of accident victims, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, premature babies, patients undergoing surgery, trauma victims, and many others in need of blood transfusions.

Pop’s for Italian in Downtown Ferndale Accepting Reservations for Easter Feast

Tickets to this special buffet are $39 per adult; $19 per child (ages 12-6); and free for children 5-years-old and younger.

Save a Life Narcan Trainings Happening Online in 2024

Alliance of Coalitions hosts online Save a Life Narcan training.

Pontiac Families Invited to Community Giveaway with Household Items, Clothes, Electronics, Food and More

Amazon Black Employee Network and Ascend Foundation are hosting a Giving is a Blessing Community Giveaway on March 20, 2024

Birmingham Police Arrest Man Accused of Selling Pill w/Fentanyl That Killed Teen

The victim, a 19-year-old Birmingham resident, was found deceased as a result of fentanyl intoxication

Larceny Suspect Who Evaded Arrest Fatally Struck by Vehicle on M-59

The woman, age 30 and a resident of Lauderhill, Fla., was struck by an eastbound vehicle shortly before 7:30 a.m. as she ran southbound across M-59 west of South Livernois Road.

OC Restaurant Quest: PizzaPapalis in Bloomfield Hills and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Father of Oxford School Shooter Found Guilty of Manslaughter

James Crumbley has been found guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Hana St. Juliana, Justin Shilling, Madisyn Baldwin, and Tate Myre

Hazel Park Schools Aims to Educate Voters on May 7 Bond Proposal with Website and Bus Tours

Voters in the Hazel Park School District have a number of ways to learn about the bond proposal on the May 7 ballot, including hopping on a school bus and visiting the buildings for themselves.

Royal Oak Library Hosting Author Fair on March 23

Over a dozen local authors will be at the Royal Oak Library Author Fair on Saturday, March 23rd

Holly Antiques Hosting Spring Green Mall Sale March 16-17

Come take a stroll down the aisles at Holly Antiques this weekend for the Spring Green Mall Sale.

Huron Valley State Bank Celebrates Soup-er Bowl Drive Success

Employees and customers could cast their votes by placing cans of soup representing their chosen team into collection baskets stationed at the Milford and Highland branches, as well as the Financial Center.

Madison Heights and Habitat for Humanity Partner on Funding for Eligible Home Repairs

Habitat Oakland will manage the fund on behalf of the city, with staff dedicated to homeowner-occupied home restoration and financial counseling

Income, Race, Age, and Gender: A Data-Driven Look at Voter Turnout in Oakland County

While politicians are obviously interested in past turnout and party preferences at the community level, their campaign folks will use demographics to identify where they will get the most payoff and need to concentrate their efforts.

Rochester Schools Announces Superintendent Candidates, Timeline for Hiring Process

The board has selected four highly qualified candidates for initial interviews from a total of 20 applicants.

Latest Articles

Advice from “Women Who Thrive”

The Women Who Thrive event not only provided inspiration, but resources as well.

Pontiac Program Helps Young Authors Get Published

This event was organized by Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Division to celebrate and discuss two books written by several youngsters last Summer.

Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills Invites Teens to Apply for Youth Ambassador Program

Ambassadors will have the chance to participate in various service projects, leadership workshops, and community events throughout the year.

VIDEO: New Downtown Lake Orion Director Shares Vision

On Wednesday, April 3 the DDA held a meet and greet at 313 Pizza Bar to welcome the new director and hear about his vision for Downtown Lake Orion.

Square Lake Road to Close for Construction

Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, westbound I-75 BL will be closed at Opdyke Road.

Police Seek Help Finding 13 Year Old Missing from Rose Twp

Michigan State Police are searching for 13-year-old Skye-Lynn Juhala who reportedly walked away from her home in Rose Township.

OC Restaurant Quest: Bucharest Grill in Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, Royal Oak, and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

When Danger Happens, Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is Ready!

Chief Tony Averbauch of Franklin has been in the fire protection and prevention profession for 31 years.

Waterford Township Library Welcomes New Director Julie Schaefer

“I truly believe the library is the hub of each community and it is a valuable resource for every resident and business in the community we serve.”

Affirmations Prom ReDeux Offers Grown Ups the Chance to Dance

Attendees can expect deejays, photobooths, a tarot reader, and spiked punch amongst other quintessential prom activities.

Garden is Growing at Ferndale Upper Elementary

Our school garden program and harvest has been celebrated since 2018, and we have been steadily restoring our plots with new soil.

April Lennox Honored as Teacher of the Year by Waterford Foundation for Public Education

She believes that building relationships and making connections with students is the secret to getting students to learn.

Caretaker Marivelis Serrano Charged with Embezzling from Elderly Client

The charges included one count of Embezzlement $100,000 or more, twelve counts of Uttering and Publishing, and five counts of Identity Theft.

Construction to Begin on Brown, Giddings, and Silverbell in Auburn Hills and Orion Twp

For more information on the project, visit the Brown, Giddings, Silver Bell Roads page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website

I-696 Closed Due to Crash Involving Semi Truck in Oak Park

A more recent update says the freeway will remain closed for several hours and urges drivers to seek alternative routes during rush hour.

See Which Cities Have Art This Year Through DIA’s Inside Out Program

From now through October, residents of Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties will be able to enjoy a piece of the DIA outside in their own community.

One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting at North Hill Farms Apartments in Pontiac

If you, or anyone you know, has any information regarding this incident you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP for a reward of up to $2,000. You will remain anonymous.

Moment of Shared Curiosity and Joy as Michiganders Enjoy Solar Eclipse

For a few moments, people were focused on something bigger than themselves

A Tale of Ten Cities – Chronicling Royal Oak Twp – Available for Screenings and Discussion

Organizers hope to engage all ten of the cities featured in the film in learning and discussion, including Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak. 

“Chapel” Under Renovations for Oxford School District Damaged in Fire

The chapel sustained significant damage from fire, smoke, and water.

Understanding and Experience Drive Therapist Mark McMillian’s Practice

Mark McMillan is a behavioral health and addiction therapist and the owner of MBHS.

OC Restaurant Quest: Hibachi House in Downtown Rochester

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Holly Main Street Facade Grants Bring New Signs to Historic Downtown

This year’s grant awards went to five businesses in town.

Growing Minds and Gardens: Berkley Seed Library

Ellen Brisson loves gardening.  She loves it so much that she…

Highlights from Executive Dave Coulter’s State of the County Address

Kicking off the speech, Coulter took time to reflect on wins from the past year and provide updates on other programs that were introduced during the 2023 State of the County Address.

MARC #1 – Nature Lovers Across State Unite for Michigan Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Educational resources.  Training and outreach.  Stewardship.  And research.  All of those pieces must work together if Michigan is going to be

State Offers Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program to Help Retain Service Providers

The program is available to behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists, case managers and certified behavioral analysts.

Solar Eclipse Happens Monday – Here’s What to Know

A solar eclipse will take place Monday across parts of North America

Signs of Progress: Hazel Park Spruces Up with New Signage

Signs of the times, the new signs in Hazel Park are here to welcome and inform all those who visit the “Friendly City.”

Ferndale and Madison Schools Among Districts Receiving MDE Grants

“Children win when adults work together to improve schools,” said State Board of Education President Dr. Pamela Pugh.

Springfield Township Welcomes New Fire Chief Matt Covey

Former Waterford Fire Chief Matt Covey has accepted the position of Fire Chief in Springfield Township

Student Charged with Domestic Terrorism for Threat Against Clarkston Junior High School

The incident happened Thursday shortly before 11 a.m.

Events in Oakland County

To submit Event Information, please email editor@oc115.com.

MML #4 – Officials Learn Lessons of Michigan’s 4,800 Railroad Crossings

There are 4,800 railroad crossings across the state of Michigan, each one inspected and maintained with the care of MDOT’s Office of Rail Safety.

Hazel Park School Board Seeks Applicants Following Dawn Rice Resignation

The Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy. 

Rochester School Board Selects Nicholas Russo As Next Superintendent

Following the split vote, members then voted unanimously to put their full support behind Russo. 

Young Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Table at Highland Founders Day Festival

Young people are invited to experience entrepreneurship with a booth at the Downtown Highland Founders’ Day Festival

FernCare Continues Mission of Free Medical Care, Prepares for April 11 Annual Dinner

Martin said FernCare has over 70 volunteers who are the organization’s “doctors, pharmacists, phlebotomists, nurses, medical assistants” and treat the clinic’s patients. 

OC Restaurant Quest – Pie Sci in Detroit and Oak Park

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Berkley Selects Nate Geinzer as Interim City Manager, Begins National Search

Berkley City Council voted Monday to appoint Nate Geinzer to the Interim City Manager position following the resignation of Matt Baumgarten.

I-96 Construction Causes Closure and Shifts in Coming Weekends

Following the traffic shift, there will be numerous ramp closures through early fall on westbound I-96 from I-275 to Kent Lake Road

Presidential Elections Past Show Trends in Oakland County

I wanted to take a look at Oakland County voter performance in Presidential contests over time, and then take a quick look at who voted in the recently completed 2024 primary.

Oakland County Implements P25 Radio System

Oakland County first responders can now directly connect with 2,231 public safety agencies and 126 dispatch centers around the state also operating on MPSCS.

Birmingham Seeks Input on Senior/Recreation Center with Online Survey and Open House

“We hope the community will take advantage of public engagement opportunities and share their ideas and vision regarding what should be included at this new facility.”

Main Streets Across Oakland County Share Successes and Challenges at Annual Summit

Whether they’re urban or rural, bustling or quaint, traditional or eclectic – the Main Streets of America are places that people want to be.

OC Restaurant Quest: Real Taco Express

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Qualifying Veterans Can Receive Free Legal Services Thanks to Partnership in Southfield

This service is funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Little Guidance Goes A Long Way with Oak Park Youth Assistance

A little guidance can go a long way, although Weiss expressed that there is a desperate need for mentors.

Auburn Hills Chamber Announces Tomorrow’s 20 Honorees

Recipients are selected based on their passion, innovation, charity, community, inclusion, business forward-thinking, and downright incredible ways they have made an impact shaping the lives of others!

MML#3 – Petitioners Seek to End Property Tax in Michigan, and What That Would Mean for Residents

If the proposal passes, Michigan would be the only state in the nation not to have a property tax. 

City of Troy Hosting Blood Drives in April and May

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Webinar to Help People Build and Restore Finances After Leaving Jail or Prison, April 4

The program is for Michiganders who may have been incarcerated and need advice on how to build and restore their finances.

Hops and Cops: Royal Oak Police Offering Pics with Easter Bunny on March 30

Bring a camera and be sure to grab a photo or two with the Easter Bunny and members of the Royal Oak Police Department.

New Village of Holly Offices Nearing Completion

The Village of Holly is in the process of building new municipal offices

Ferndale Police Arrest Robbery Suspect, Tout Flock’s Help in Identifying Vehicle

Ferndale Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery attempt at 7 Eleven.

Forever Pride Continues to Grow, Uniting LGBTQ Community in Rochester and Beyond

The response to Forever Pride, Forever Pride Action and their initiatives has been largely positive, says Guo.

Ortonville Council Denies Permit for Abigail’s Pride for Second Time

Rowe and the organizers of Abigail’s Pride are not giving up yet.

SWAT Team Fills Royal Oak / Madison Heights Neighborhood for Police Situation

“The incident has been brought to a safe and successful conclusion. More information concerning this incident will be released at a later time.”

Entrepreneurs Across Oakland County Honored at Business Spotlight Event

Business owners from across Oakland County gathered at Royal Oak Farmers Market on March 20 for a celebration of entrepreneurship…

OC Restaurant Quest – Grand Tavern in Rochester Hills, and Troy

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Resident Finance Committee Recommends Headlee Override in Ferndale

Without a Headlee override or other funding source, $4 million will need to be cut from the city’s $26 million general operating fund. 

Thomas Lindberg Appointed Interim Lake Orion Police Chief

Lindberg said  “I am truly honored that the Village of Lake Orion has the confidence and trust in me to lead this police department as we move forward together.

Madison Heights Mayor Gives State of the City Address

Here’s the speech that Grafstein presented…

April 20 Out of the Darkness Walk in Holly in Memory of Student Lost to Suicide

The Out of the Darkness walk is one of many efforts Holly Area Schools has made to address mental health and suicide prevention over the past several months.

Waterford Foundation for Public Education Recognizes Outstanding High School Seniors

The Waterford Foundation for Public Education recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors, 25 each from Waterford Kettering and Mott High Schools through its Select Fifty Program

Attorney General Warns of Scammers Using Online Obituaries

“It is almost beyond belief that there are people who are so unethical that they would exploit another’s loss for profit,” Nessel said.

MML #2 – As Population Declines, State Works on “Growing Michigan Together”

Michigan’s population continues to decline, and the state is working to reverse the trend.

South Oakland Cities Collaborating to Study Deer Herd Issues

In an effort to establish a regional strategy for addressing safety concerns related to the urban deer herd, the City of Farmington Hills convened a meeting of local and county leaders Wednesday…

Orion Township State of the Township “A Night at the Movies” is April 18

The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”

Southfield Mayor to Present State of the City on March 28

The 2024 State of the City address theme will be Touchdown to Success…

Construction Alert – I-94 to Close Over Weekend in Detroit

All ramps throughout this area will also be closed. 

Kai Lisa Anderson, Vital Anne, & Rosa Randolph Honored with Women’s History Month Awards

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored three local women with Women’s History Month Awards

OC Restaurant Quest: Anna’s House in Milford and Other Locations

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. 

Hazel Park Mayor Gives State of the City Address

On March 8, Hazel Park Mayor Mike Webb touted Hazel Park’s successes.

Royal Oak Commission Passes Resolution in Support of Smoking and Vaping Related Reforms

The resolution in Royal Oak does not create any ordinances, it simply shows support for the legislation currently in the Senate.

Farmington Hills Showcases Artist Margo Dupre, Hosting Artist Talk March 22

“The City of Farmington Hills is a community that values the contributions of artists,” said Rachel Timlin…

“A Tale of Ten Cities” Chronicles Royal Oak Township and its Division, Premieres March 21

A Tale of Ten cities is a short film that chronicles South Oakland County’s 200-year journey, including Royal Oak Township and the ten municipalities formed out of it’s original 36 square mile area

Berkley City Manager Announces Resignation to Pursue Other Opportunities

The City of Berkley has announced that City Manager Matthew Baumgarten has given notice of resignation, expressing desire to pursue other opportunities.

MML #1: Taxing Vapes, Banning Menthol, Licensing Cigarette Retailers and More on the Table in Michigan

Smoking has re-emerged as a hot topic in Lansing as the Senate considers a package of bills related to tobacco regulation.

OC Restaurant Quest – Mexico Lindo in Waterford

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Census Estimates Show Continued Population Decline, Out-Migration Partly to Blame

This trend accelerated in 2023 as estimates show 8,944 more residents leaving for other counties in the U.S. than arriving in Oakland.

Scout Troop 42 Helps Kids in White Lake and Highland Learn, Grow, and Help Others

One fascinating part of the troop is that the scouts tend to lead their meetings rather than the adults.

Girl Scout Helps Build Troy Library’s Neurodiverse Collection

Troy Public Library has partnered with Lauren Hatto, a Juliette Girl Scout of Southeastern Michigan on a project to provide resources and better services to neurodiverse library users in the Troy community.

Ferndale Students Treated to Lesson and Music by Clarinetist Julian Bliss

After sharing his story, he answered questions and performed for the students.

Mark Tisdel and Amos O’Neal Named Legislators of the Year by Michigan Municipal League

Tisdel represents the 55th House District, which includes the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township.

Holly Calvary Church Hosting Blood Drives Throughout 2024

625 units of donated blood are needed DAILY in Michigan hospitals to save the lives of accident victims, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, premature babies, patients undergoing surgery, trauma victims, and many others in need of blood transfusions.

Pop’s for Italian in Downtown Ferndale Accepting Reservations for Easter Feast

Tickets to this special buffet are $39 per adult; $19 per child (ages 12-6); and free for children 5-years-old and younger.

Save a Life Narcan Trainings Happening Online in 2024

Alliance of Coalitions hosts online Save a Life Narcan training.

Pontiac Families Invited to Community Giveaway with Household Items, Clothes, Electronics, Food and More

Amazon Black Employee Network and Ascend Foundation are hosting a Giving is a Blessing Community Giveaway on March 20, 2024

Birmingham Police Arrest Man Accused of Selling Pill w/Fentanyl That Killed Teen

The victim, a 19-year-old Birmingham resident, was found deceased as a result of fentanyl intoxication

Larceny Suspect Who Evaded Arrest Fatally Struck by Vehicle on M-59

The woman, age 30 and a resident of Lauderhill, Fla., was struck by an eastbound vehicle shortly before 7:30 a.m. as she ran southbound across M-59 west of South Livernois Road.

OC Restaurant Quest: PizzaPapalis in Bloomfield Hills and Southfield

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.

Father of Oxford School Shooter Found Guilty of Manslaughter

James Crumbley has been found guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Hana St. Juliana, Justin Shilling, Madisyn Baldwin, and Tate Myre

Hazel Park Schools Aims to Educate Voters on May 7 Bond Proposal with Website and Bus Tours

Voters in the Hazel Park School District have a number of ways to learn about the bond proposal on the May 7 ballot, including hopping on a school bus and visiting the buildings for themselves.

Royal Oak Library Hosting Author Fair on March 23

Over a dozen local authors will be at the Royal Oak Library Author Fair on Saturday, March 23rd

Holly Antiques Hosting Spring Green Mall Sale March 16-17

Come take a stroll down the aisles at Holly Antiques this weekend for the Spring Green Mall Sale.

Huron Valley State Bank Celebrates Soup-er Bowl Drive Success

Employees and customers could cast their votes by placing cans of soup representing their chosen team into collection baskets stationed at the Milford and Highland branches, as well as the Financial Center.

Madison Heights and Habitat for Humanity Partner on Funding for Eligible Home Repairs

Habitat Oakland will manage the fund on behalf of the city, with staff dedicated to homeowner-occupied home restoration and financial counseling

Income, Race, Age, and Gender: A Data-Driven Look at Voter Turnout in Oakland County

While politicians are obviously interested in past turnout and party preferences at the community level, their campaign folks will use demographics to identify where they will get the most payoff and need to concentrate their efforts.

Rochester Schools Announces Superintendent Candidates, Timeline for Hiring Process

The board has selected four highly qualified candidates for initial interviews from a total of 20 applicants.