Aug 20 – Bowling Fundraiser to Help 13 Year Old Kendall Todd as She Awaits a New Heart
Reporter Food: Bill’s in Bloomfield Hills
SEMCOG Announces Transportation Improvement Grants, Including Oakland County
Royal Oak High School Welcomes New Principal Sharida Lewis
Places to Play Pickleball in Oakland County
Scout Projects Help in Holly and Clarkston
Free At Home COVID Tests Available to Michigan Residents
Man Accused of Killing Co-Worker Arraigned on Murder Charge
Hollywood Ave in Pontiac to Close Permanently
Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories
Aug 20 – Bowling Fundraiser to Help 13 Year Old Kendall Todd as She Awaits a New Heart
Reporter Food: Bill’s in Bloomfield Hills
SEMCOG Announces Transportation Improvement Grants, Including Oakland County
Royal Oak High School Welcomes New Principal Sharida Lewis
Places to Play Pickleball in Oakland County
Scout Projects Help in Holly and Clarkston
Free At Home COVID Tests Available to Michigan Residents
Man Accused of Killing Co-Worker Arraigned on Murder Charge
Hollywood Ave in Pontiac to Close Permanently
Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories

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Aug 20 – Bowling Fundraiser to Help 13 Year Old Kendall Todd as She Awaits a New Heart

“People need to see a success story. We try to keep the faith and pass it on to other people who may be going through something similar.”

Reporter Food: Bill’s in Bloomfield Hills

Appetizers include steak tartare, oysters, Colorado lamb meatballs, and mussels and garlic toast.

SEMCOG Announces Transportation Improvement Grants, Including Oakland County

Among the Oakland County Projects are work to be done on sections of John R, Novi Road, Orchard Lake Road, Walton, 13 Mile, M-59, Pontiac Trail, Telegraph and more. 

Royal Oak High School Welcomes New Principal Sharida Lewis

“Her commitment to building strong relationships and continuing strong communication with everyone are two of the many positive things about Ms. Lewis.” 

Places to Play Pickleball in Oakland County

Take a swing at pickleball and check out our list to find a court near you! Ready, set, pickle!

Scout Projects Help in Holly and Clarkston

“We are so proud of these boys and their hard work,” Bob DeWar, field director for the Michigan Crossroads Council, said. “They stand as a credit and testament to the power of Scouting.”

Free At Home COVID Tests Available to Michigan Residents

Residents can request the tests through the end of August. Households will receive one kit containing five tests.

Man Accused of Killing Co-Worker Arraigned on Murder Charge

Bushi is accused in the beating death of Robertson, 49, of Pontiac. The two men were employed by a cleaning service contracted by GM.

Hollywood Ave in Pontiac to Close Permanently

Ownership transferred to RACER Trust in 2011 as a result of the “old GM” bankruptcy.

Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories

Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories (Kristin Watt, Aug. 12, 2022) Holly, MI – On August 4th, 2022 the Vietnam Moving Wall arrived in historic Holly, Michigan.  The wall was transported to its temporary home, poetically displayed across from the Karl Richter Campus, named after heroic hometown fighter pilot, who…

Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Grand Rapids

Dr. Cory Redman, the Museum’s science curator, leads a crew of museum staff, volunteers, and experts from the University of Michigan.

Reporter Food: WaterMark Bar and Grill in St. Clair Shores

Located at 24420 Jefferson Ave in St. Clair Shores, WaterMark Bar and Grill has patio seating as well as in door seating and a banquet room.  Carryout is also available.

County-Wide Transit Millage to Appear on Nov. 8 Ballot

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to place a countywide transit millage on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot.

Hazel Park Beautification Commission Blossoms, Welcoming New Members

The city of Hazel Park formed a Beautification Commission about one year ago to improve the cleanliness and visual appeal of the community, planting the seeds for efforts which are now starting to blossom. And the best part is, there is room for more to grow as residents are invited to apply.

Police Seek Info on Bank Fraud Suspect, Reward Offered for Tips

When the suspect attempted to cash a second check immediately after the first transaction, the teller became suspicious and made efforts to keep the suspect at the window while Deputies were dispatched.

Making the Call for Ozone Action Days: How the Decision Happens, and Why

When an area does meet the requirements for having an Ozone Action Day the public is notified through weather reports on the television and radio as well as in local newspapers.

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Confirmed in Oakland County, Here’s How to Help Prevent Spread

Spotted lanternfly moves easily on firewood, tires, campers, vehicles and more. Prevention and early detection are vital to limiting the spread of spotted lanternfly.

ONTV Offering 10 Week Video Production Class Beginning Sept 12

Our next class will start on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00pm.

Man Killed in Workplace Altercation at GM’s Orion Assembly Plant

Detectives did not release the man’s name until positive identification is made. An autopsy is to be performed today.

Tigerlily Restaurant Opens Wednesday in Downtown Ferndale

Considered a symbol of pride and positivity, Tigerlily is fitting both for Ferndale and its residents, as well a budding restaurant that plans to be a standout in Ferndale’s bouquet of restaurants.

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3:  Populations up to 9,999

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3:  Populations up to 9,999 (Kurt Metzger, Aug. 9, 2022) Oakland County, MI – Housing is an essential element of community development. It impacts residents and governments, property values, local revenues, public services, and community stability. An examination of housing…

Know of a Giant Tree?  ReLeaf Michigan Hosting Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest

Certificates and prizes are awarded for the largest tree submitted from each county, for the overall largest tree in different age groups, and for the largest White Pine (Michigan’s state tree).

Reporter Food: Snap Taco in Lake Orion

Snap Taco makes tacos, tostadas, burritos and more in a snap! 

REMINDER: How to Bid in Oakland County’s First Virtual Foreclosed Property Auction

“When foreclosed properties are reimagined or developed into housing, public spaces and community gardens, they strengthen and revitalize our communities.”

Little Creatures Bring Big Smiles to Orion Township Library

For this particular show, it was a series of animals that showed off their fancy feathers, furs and scales.

Affirmations: A Safe Space for Community, Services, and Support in Downtown Ferndale

“But I do need to belong. It’s important, you know, having that identity and having a place where you say, ‘These are my people, and I feel safe here.”

Reminder: DNR Auctioning Off Properties Across the State, Including Lakefront Lots

If you would like to bid on a property, you must register before the property’s auction date. Absentee bids can be made up to 30 days before the auction.

Main Street Micro Business Startup Grants Available in Several Oakland County Communities

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) has partnered with Genisys Credit Union to create the Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Startup Grant Program.

Hazel Park Residents Can Sign up for Alerts Through Nixle

Residents of Hazel Park can now receive news of serious traffic accidents, severe weather conditions, downed live wires and other safety issues delivered by our new communication tool, Nixle

Wixom Woman Tackles Challenges, Selected for National Television Internship Program

“I’ve come out of my shell enough to take my shot at new opportunities.”

Fundraising Continues as Holly Remembers History Lost in Fire

Even before the fire had died down people across town were figuring out what they could do to help.

Reporter Food: Olga’s Pizza in Waterford

Olga’s Pizza is located at 2891 Pontiac Lake Rd in Waterford. Check out their full menu online at www.olgapizza.com

Pontiac Impact Challenge Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Fundraising Event

This year, the Challenge will encompass Giving Tuesday and will have more opportunities for your organization to win funds to support your mission.

Dec 2 – Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Applications Now Open

The Detroit Urban Craft Fairs mission is to elevate handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and gifts, support and promote small craft businesses providing a place for them to sell during the busy holiday shopping season.

Sept 23-25 – DIY Street Fair in Downtown Ferndale

An annual 3-day event where bands, artists, crafters, Michigan breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, food trucks, businesses, non-profits, organizations and others who live and work with a Do-It-Yourself ethic and spirit converge for one big celebration.

Sept 23-25 – Funky Ferndale Art Fair

For 100 juried artists visit the west side of 9 Mile and Woodward for the Funky Ferndale Art Fair.

Sept 22 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Sept 17 – LO Palooza Music Festival to Benefit The Daisy Project

We are not just a music festival… The Daisy Project-MI hosts this event so that ALL PROCEEDS go to making our local communities more accessible and inclusive for all abilities to enhance the lives for those with special needs.

Sept. 17-18 – Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair

This collaboration helps Common Ground maintain its status as an important regional resource helping youths, adults, and families in crisis while ensuring the continuation of this highly-respected fine art fair.

Sept 13 – ReLeaf Michigan TreeTacular Celebration

Tree-themed cocktails from Noble Oak Whiskey

Beer from Bell’s Brewery

Wine from Bota Box

Plant-based food from VegMichigan

Additional appetizers

Sept 13 – Under the Radar Book Signing in Brighton

Sept 13 – Under the Radar Book Signing in Brighton Brighton, MI- Come meet Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of the PBS Television show “Under The Radar Michigan” on September 13, 6:30pm-8pm at 2 Dandelions Bookshop in Brighton! They’ll be signing books and taking pictures with fans. All THREE books “The First 50, The Next…

Sept. 10 – Holly Fireworks

Village of Holly Fireworks are Saturday, Sept. 10.

Sept. 9-11 – Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

A juried group of 250 skilled artists and artisans along with more than 80,000 attendees are expected to converge in sprawling Rochester Municipal Park, near downtown Rochester, for a three-day celebration of fine art.

Sept 8 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Sept 1 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 31 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert – Matt Hires

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 31 Orion Area Chamber Women in Business Conference

An elegant luncheon held annually by and for all Chamber members, men and women, and their guests.

Aug 28 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Dan the One Man Band

Join us for seven Sunday’s throughout the summer for a Craft & Flea Marke

Aug 27-28 – Hazel Park Art Fair

The Hazel Park Art Fair is an art fair for everybody located in hip, happening Hazel Park.

Aug 25 – Hazel Park Hometown Huddle

ree event with arts and crafts, facepainting, games and prizes, and food. Game vs Imlay City at 7pm

Aug 25 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 24 – Main Street Franklin’s Summer Block Party 

SAVE THE DATE for Franklin’s second annual Summer Block Party – hosted by Main Street Franklin!

Aug 24 – Drones: Practical Applications For Planners

Our presenters will highlight recent Oakland County drone applications as well as discuss the practical advantages and limitations of using drones for planning and historic preservation activities.

Aug 20-Oct 2 – Michigan Renaissance Festival

Patrons will interact with memorable characters and enjoy full-contact live armored jousting, 7 theme weekends, and fabulous food fit for royalty!

Aug 19-20 – Ferndale Dream Cruise Events at 9 Mile and Woodward

For more details, visit www.FerndaleDreamCruise.com

Aug 18 – Holly Concert in the Park: HHS Choir & Trio Bravo

The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Concerts in the Park this summer

Aug 18 – Moana at Ferndale’s Harding Park

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals.

Aug 18 – Melissa Behring and the Trustees and 90’s Night Concert in Royal Oak

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 17:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Encanto

Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and relax with as a variety of family-friendly movies will be shown at sunset.

Aug 17 – Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club Jazz at Howe’s Bayou

The ANPC bring their saucey blend of traditional New Orleans street jazz to the finest cajun restaurant this side of the Mason-Dixon line: Howe’s Bayou in Ferndale.

Voter Turnout Rates in Oakland County Communities, 2022 Primary

The only three communities that improved their turnouts were Rose, Addison and Milford townships.

Ferndale’s New Splashpad Now Officially Open

The splash pad will operate from 10am to 8pm, with buttons along the edge of the splash pad turning the water on with a timer attached so as not to waste.

Aug 14 – Oakland County Airport Open House and Air Show

$5 PER VEHICLE (all vehicles must be outside of airport fenced areas by 4:30PM)

Aug 14 – Hazel Park Pride at Green Acres Park

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at Green Acres Park , 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park, MI 48030. The celebration is free to the public.

Aug 13 – Hogs and Harmony Fundraiser for Holly

We hope you can join the charity ride before hand at the Middle School, but if you don’t have a motorcycle, just come to the music event at Lakeside Park featuring live music from local musicians plus family fun like cornhole tournament, food trucks and more! In the evening there will be a beer tent featuring the Moose Lodge and “celebrity” servers to go along with the music!

Aug 13 – Wolverine Lake Catch and Release Fishing Contest

The categories for the contest are Bass, Pike, Walleye, Perch, Crappie, Pan Fish (Youth only) and other (most unusual).

Aug 12- 13 – Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in Southfield

Kimmie Horne is an internationally renowned vocalist, performer and recording artist. A descendant of legendary songstress and actress Lena Horne and singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the Fantastic Four, Kimmie has left her musical mark around the world from Detroit to Tokyo. Kimmie launched the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in 2016 and has worked tirelessly to grow the festival each year, hoping to one day expand the festival internationally.

Aug 12 – Movie in Booth Park Birmingham: Moana

Bring your blankets and chairs, and find a cozy spot at Booth Park to enjoy a movie under the stars.

Aug 11 Oak Park Outdoor Movie Encanto

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

Aug 11 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 11 – Royal Oak Concert with Dave Hamilton Band and Ben Sharkey

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 11 – Detroit Audubon Society Director Gretchen Abrams to Speak at Ferndale Garden Club

Gretchen will discuss initiatives of the organization and what we can do to attract and keep birds in our gardens.

Aug 10 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert -Bee Taylor

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 9 – Golf Outing to Support Micah6 Community 

For this year’s outing, we will be raising money for the Micah6 Community. They are an organization that is assisting in the comeback for the city of Pontiac. They are doing their part by growing healthy food, making sure neighbors are known, kids are resourced, and services are accessible

Aug 9 – Beatles Tribute Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

Detroit’s own Dig A Phony is fanatical about reproducing songs from The Beatles recording catalog.

Aug 9 – Free Concert at Ferndale Library – Klezundheit

The Ferndale Library’s annual Summer Concert Series welcomes Klezundheit to their courtyard on Tuesday, August 9, for a free, all-ages performance starting at 6:30 pm.

Aug 6 – Holly Twp Library Junk in the Trunk Sale

Rent a space and bring your treasures to sell, or just come shop.

Holly Van Gogh’s Invite People to Come Make Art on Mondays

The group meets Mondays at the Karl Richter Community Center in Holly, from 11am to 1pm.

Tuesdays – Car Cruises at Culver’s of Lake Orion

Michigan’s largest Tuesday Summer Cruise happens each week at Culver’s of Lake Orion at the corner of M-24 and Dutton Road from 4pm to 8pm, rain or shine.

Holly Car Show – Wednesday Evenings Through October

Holly Car Show runs each Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. starting June 8 through October.

Sundays May 1-Oct 23 – Holly Farmers Market

Every Sunday: 10am-2pm ~ May 1st – Oct 23rd.

72 Candidate Interviews Including Governor, Congress, State and Local Elections for 2022 Primary

Each year Oakland County Times gives candidates for any office an opportunity to do a video interview.

Aug 5 – Movie Night at Dutton Farm – Babe

Bring your own chairs/blankets. All proceeds beneffiting Dutton Farm participants. 2290 Dutton Rd, Rochester Hills, MI

Aug 4-8 – Holly Community Hosting Moving Wall Memorial, Honoring Lives Lost in Vietnam

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  The Moving Wall is a half scale model of the actual Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Vietnam Combat Veterans LTD has been traveling around the county with the Moving Wall.

Aug 4 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 4 – Royal Oak Summer Concert with Motor City Josh and Thornetta Davis

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 4 – Berkley School District Job Fair

On Thursday, August 4, the Berkley School District is hosting a job fair open to the public.

Aug 4 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Mainstreet Soul

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

Aug 4 – Bend It Like Beckham at Ferndale’s Schiffer Park

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals.

Aug 3 – Ferndale Police Street Corner Round Tables

Chief Emmi and Ferndale Police Department are coming to your neighborhood and they want to hear from you!

Aug 3:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Mitchells vs. the Machines

The City of Troy presents Movie Night Under the Stars at the new Jeanne M. Stine Community Park

Aug 3 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert -The Brevet

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 3 – Stronger Together Downtown Soiree in Lake Orion and Oxford, Raising Money for Holly

A percentage of food, beverage, and entry proceeds will go to help rebuild Downtown Holly #MainStreetOC following the devastating June fire.

Oakland County Partners with Pontiac Community Foundation and Lighthouse to Administer Food Assistance Funding

We look forward to partnering with food providers across the county, to provide help and support where it’s needed most.”

Scouts Find Joy and Learning at Orion’s Camp Agawam

Cub Scouts teaches young people grades K-5 perseverance and develops their problem-solving abilities

Royal Oak Seeks Input on Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

Your input is critical to helping the City assess the needs of the community…

Clarkston Man In Critical Condition After Crashing Vehicle Into Tree

The crash happened on Foster Road near Dixie Highway approximately 4:14 p.m. Saturday.

Man Crossing Woodward Avenue in Pontiac Fatally Struck by Vehicle

The Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

Section of Clarkston Road to Close for Sewer Construction, Paving

The closure is necessary for the installation of storm sewers and drainage structure improvements by the developer’s contractor.

July 28-Aug 7 – Shakespeare Royal Oak, Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Shakespeare Royal Oak July 28-August 7.

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Aug 20 – Bowling Fundraiser to Help 13 Year Old Kendall Todd as She Awaits a New Heart

“People need to see a success story. We try to keep the faith and pass it on to other people who may be going through something similar.”

Reporter Food: Bill’s in Bloomfield Hills

Appetizers include steak tartare, oysters, Colorado lamb meatballs, and mussels and garlic toast.

SEMCOG Announces Transportation Improvement Grants, Including Oakland County

Among the Oakland County Projects are work to be done on sections of John R, Novi Road, Orchard Lake Road, Walton, 13 Mile, M-59, Pontiac Trail, Telegraph and more. 

Royal Oak High School Welcomes New Principal Sharida Lewis

“Her commitment to building strong relationships and continuing strong communication with everyone are two of the many positive things about Ms. Lewis.” 

Places to Play Pickleball in Oakland County

Take a swing at pickleball and check out our list to find a court near you! Ready, set, pickle!

Scout Projects Help in Holly and Clarkston

“We are so proud of these boys and their hard work,” Bob DeWar, field director for the Michigan Crossroads Council, said. “They stand as a credit and testament to the power of Scouting.”

Free At Home COVID Tests Available to Michigan Residents

Residents can request the tests through the end of August. Households will receive one kit containing five tests.

Man Accused of Killing Co-Worker Arraigned on Murder Charge

Bushi is accused in the beating death of Robertson, 49, of Pontiac. The two men were employed by a cleaning service contracted by GM.

Hollywood Ave in Pontiac to Close Permanently

Ownership transferred to RACER Trust in 2011 as a result of the “old GM” bankruptcy.

Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories

Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial Visits Holly, Prompting Tears and Spurring Memories (Kristin Watt, Aug. 12, 2022) Holly, MI – On August 4th, 2022 the Vietnam Moving Wall arrived in historic Holly, Michigan.  The wall was transported to its temporary home, poetically displayed across from the Karl Richter Campus, named after heroic hometown fighter pilot, who…

Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Grand Rapids

Dr. Cory Redman, the Museum’s science curator, leads a crew of museum staff, volunteers, and experts from the University of Michigan.

Reporter Food: WaterMark Bar and Grill in St. Clair Shores

Located at 24420 Jefferson Ave in St. Clair Shores, WaterMark Bar and Grill has patio seating as well as in door seating and a banquet room.  Carryout is also available.

County-Wide Transit Millage to Appear on Nov. 8 Ballot

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to place a countywide transit millage on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot.

Hazel Park Beautification Commission Blossoms, Welcoming New Members

The city of Hazel Park formed a Beautification Commission about one year ago to improve the cleanliness and visual appeal of the community, planting the seeds for efforts which are now starting to blossom. And the best part is, there is room for more to grow as residents are invited to apply.

Police Seek Info on Bank Fraud Suspect, Reward Offered for Tips

When the suspect attempted to cash a second check immediately after the first transaction, the teller became suspicious and made efforts to keep the suspect at the window while Deputies were dispatched.

Making the Call for Ozone Action Days: How the Decision Happens, and Why

When an area does meet the requirements for having an Ozone Action Day the public is notified through weather reports on the television and radio as well as in local newspapers.

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Confirmed in Oakland County, Here’s How to Help Prevent Spread

Spotted lanternfly moves easily on firewood, tires, campers, vehicles and more. Prevention and early detection are vital to limiting the spread of spotted lanternfly.

ONTV Offering 10 Week Video Production Class Beginning Sept 12

Our next class will start on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00pm.

Man Killed in Workplace Altercation at GM’s Orion Assembly Plant

Detectives did not release the man’s name until positive identification is made. An autopsy is to be performed today.

Tigerlily Restaurant Opens Wednesday in Downtown Ferndale

Considered a symbol of pride and positivity, Tigerlily is fitting both for Ferndale and its residents, as well a budding restaurant that plans to be a standout in Ferndale’s bouquet of restaurants.

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3:  Populations up to 9,999

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 3:  Populations up to 9,999 (Kurt Metzger, Aug. 9, 2022) Oakland County, MI – Housing is an essential element of community development. It impacts residents and governments, property values, local revenues, public services, and community stability. An examination of housing…

Know of a Giant Tree?  ReLeaf Michigan Hosting Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest

Certificates and prizes are awarded for the largest tree submitted from each county, for the overall largest tree in different age groups, and for the largest White Pine (Michigan’s state tree).

Reporter Food: Snap Taco in Lake Orion

Snap Taco makes tacos, tostadas, burritos and more in a snap! 

REMINDER: How to Bid in Oakland County’s First Virtual Foreclosed Property Auction

“When foreclosed properties are reimagined or developed into housing, public spaces and community gardens, they strengthen and revitalize our communities.”

Little Creatures Bring Big Smiles to Orion Township Library

For this particular show, it was a series of animals that showed off their fancy feathers, furs and scales.

Affirmations: A Safe Space for Community, Services, and Support in Downtown Ferndale

“But I do need to belong. It’s important, you know, having that identity and having a place where you say, ‘These are my people, and I feel safe here.”

Reminder: DNR Auctioning Off Properties Across the State, Including Lakefront Lots

If you would like to bid on a property, you must register before the property’s auction date. Absentee bids can be made up to 30 days before the auction.

Main Street Micro Business Startup Grants Available in Several Oakland County Communities

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) has partnered with Genisys Credit Union to create the Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Startup Grant Program.

Hazel Park Residents Can Sign up for Alerts Through Nixle

Residents of Hazel Park can now receive news of serious traffic accidents, severe weather conditions, downed live wires and other safety issues delivered by our new communication tool, Nixle

Wixom Woman Tackles Challenges, Selected for National Television Internship Program

“I’ve come out of my shell enough to take my shot at new opportunities.”

Fundraising Continues as Holly Remembers History Lost in Fire

Even before the fire had died down people across town were figuring out what they could do to help.

Reporter Food: Olga’s Pizza in Waterford

Olga’s Pizza is located at 2891 Pontiac Lake Rd in Waterford. Check out their full menu online at www.olgapizza.com

Pontiac Impact Challenge Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Fundraising Event

This year, the Challenge will encompass Giving Tuesday and will have more opportunities for your organization to win funds to support your mission.

Dec 2 – Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Applications Now Open

The Detroit Urban Craft Fairs mission is to elevate handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and gifts, support and promote small craft businesses providing a place for them to sell during the busy holiday shopping season.

Sept 23-25 – DIY Street Fair in Downtown Ferndale

An annual 3-day event where bands, artists, crafters, Michigan breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, food trucks, businesses, non-profits, organizations and others who live and work with a Do-It-Yourself ethic and spirit converge for one big celebration.

Sept 23-25 – Funky Ferndale Art Fair

For 100 juried artists visit the west side of 9 Mile and Woodward for the Funky Ferndale Art Fair.

Sept 22 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Sept 17 – LO Palooza Music Festival to Benefit The Daisy Project

We are not just a music festival… The Daisy Project-MI hosts this event so that ALL PROCEEDS go to making our local communities more accessible and inclusive for all abilities to enhance the lives for those with special needs.

Sept. 17-18 – Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair

This collaboration helps Common Ground maintain its status as an important regional resource helping youths, adults, and families in crisis while ensuring the continuation of this highly-respected fine art fair.

Sept 13 – ReLeaf Michigan TreeTacular Celebration

Tree-themed cocktails from Noble Oak Whiskey

Beer from Bell’s Brewery

Wine from Bota Box

Plant-based food from VegMichigan

Additional appetizers

Sept 13 – Under the Radar Book Signing in Brighton

Sept 13 – Under the Radar Book Signing in Brighton Brighton, MI- Come meet Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of the PBS Television show “Under The Radar Michigan” on September 13, 6:30pm-8pm at 2 Dandelions Bookshop in Brighton! They’ll be signing books and taking pictures with fans. All THREE books “The First 50, The Next…

Sept. 10 – Holly Fireworks

Village of Holly Fireworks are Saturday, Sept. 10.

Sept. 9-11 – Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

A juried group of 250 skilled artists and artisans along with more than 80,000 attendees are expected to converge in sprawling Rochester Municipal Park, near downtown Rochester, for a three-day celebration of fine art.

Sept 8 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Sept 1 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 31 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert – Matt Hires

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 31 Orion Area Chamber Women in Business Conference

An elegant luncheon held annually by and for all Chamber members, men and women, and their guests.

Aug 28 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Dan the One Man Band

Join us for seven Sunday’s throughout the summer for a Craft & Flea Marke

Aug 27-28 – Hazel Park Art Fair

The Hazel Park Art Fair is an art fair for everybody located in hip, happening Hazel Park.

Aug 25 – Hazel Park Hometown Huddle

ree event with arts and crafts, facepainting, games and prizes, and food. Game vs Imlay City at 7pm

Aug 25 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 24 – Main Street Franklin’s Summer Block Party 

SAVE THE DATE for Franklin’s second annual Summer Block Party – hosted by Main Street Franklin!

Aug 24 – Drones: Practical Applications For Planners

Our presenters will highlight recent Oakland County drone applications as well as discuss the practical advantages and limitations of using drones for planning and historic preservation activities.

Aug 20-Oct 2 – Michigan Renaissance Festival

Patrons will interact with memorable characters and enjoy full-contact live armored jousting, 7 theme weekends, and fabulous food fit for royalty!

Aug 19-20 – Ferndale Dream Cruise Events at 9 Mile and Woodward

For more details, visit www.FerndaleDreamCruise.com

Aug 18 – Holly Concert in the Park: HHS Choir & Trio Bravo

The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Concerts in the Park this summer

Aug 18 – Moana at Ferndale’s Harding Park

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals.

Aug 18 – Melissa Behring and the Trustees and 90’s Night Concert in Royal Oak

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 17:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Encanto

Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and relax with as a variety of family-friendly movies will be shown at sunset.

Aug 17 – Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club Jazz at Howe’s Bayou

The ANPC bring their saucey blend of traditional New Orleans street jazz to the finest cajun restaurant this side of the Mason-Dixon line: Howe’s Bayou in Ferndale.

Voter Turnout Rates in Oakland County Communities, 2022 Primary

The only three communities that improved their turnouts were Rose, Addison and Milford townships.

Ferndale’s New Splashpad Now Officially Open

The splash pad will operate from 10am to 8pm, with buttons along the edge of the splash pad turning the water on with a timer attached so as not to waste.

Aug 14 – Oakland County Airport Open House and Air Show

$5 PER VEHICLE (all vehicles must be outside of airport fenced areas by 4:30PM)

Aug 14 – Hazel Park Pride at Green Acres Park

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at Green Acres Park , 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park, MI 48030. The celebration is free to the public.

Aug 13 – Hogs and Harmony Fundraiser for Holly

We hope you can join the charity ride before hand at the Middle School, but if you don’t have a motorcycle, just come to the music event at Lakeside Park featuring live music from local musicians plus family fun like cornhole tournament, food trucks and more! In the evening there will be a beer tent featuring the Moose Lodge and “celebrity” servers to go along with the music!

Aug 13 – Wolverine Lake Catch and Release Fishing Contest

The categories for the contest are Bass, Pike, Walleye, Perch, Crappie, Pan Fish (Youth only) and other (most unusual).

Aug 12- 13 – Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in Southfield

Kimmie Horne is an internationally renowned vocalist, performer and recording artist. A descendant of legendary songstress and actress Lena Horne and singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the Fantastic Four, Kimmie has left her musical mark around the world from Detroit to Tokyo. Kimmie launched the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in 2016 and has worked tirelessly to grow the festival each year, hoping to one day expand the festival internationally.

Aug 12 – Movie in Booth Park Birmingham: Moana

Bring your blankets and chairs, and find a cozy spot at Booth Park to enjoy a movie under the stars.

Aug 11 Oak Park Outdoor Movie Encanto

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

Aug 11 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 11 – Royal Oak Concert with Dave Hamilton Band and Ben Sharkey

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 11 – Detroit Audubon Society Director Gretchen Abrams to Speak at Ferndale Garden Club

Gretchen will discuss initiatives of the organization and what we can do to attract and keep birds in our gardens.

Aug 10 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert -Bee Taylor

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 9 – Golf Outing to Support Micah6 Community 

For this year’s outing, we will be raising money for the Micah6 Community. They are an organization that is assisting in the comeback for the city of Pontiac. They are doing their part by growing healthy food, making sure neighbors are known, kids are resourced, and services are accessible

Aug 9 – Beatles Tribute Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

Detroit’s own Dig A Phony is fanatical about reproducing songs from The Beatles recording catalog.

Aug 9 – Free Concert at Ferndale Library – Klezundheit

The Ferndale Library’s annual Summer Concert Series welcomes Klezundheit to their courtyard on Tuesday, August 9, for a free, all-ages performance starting at 6:30 pm.

Aug 6 – Holly Twp Library Junk in the Trunk Sale

Rent a space and bring your treasures to sell, or just come shop.

Holly Van Gogh’s Invite People to Come Make Art on Mondays

The group meets Mondays at the Karl Richter Community Center in Holly, from 11am to 1pm.

Tuesdays – Car Cruises at Culver’s of Lake Orion

Michigan’s largest Tuesday Summer Cruise happens each week at Culver’s of Lake Orion at the corner of M-24 and Dutton Road from 4pm to 8pm, rain or shine.

Holly Car Show – Wednesday Evenings Through October

Holly Car Show runs each Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. starting June 8 through October.

Sundays May 1-Oct 23 – Holly Farmers Market

Every Sunday: 10am-2pm ~ May 1st – Oct 23rd.

72 Candidate Interviews Including Governor, Congress, State and Local Elections for 2022 Primary

Each year Oakland County Times gives candidates for any office an opportunity to do a video interview.

Aug 5 – Movie Night at Dutton Farm – Babe

Bring your own chairs/blankets. All proceeds beneffiting Dutton Farm participants. 2290 Dutton Rd, Rochester Hills, MI

Aug 4-8 – Holly Community Hosting Moving Wall Memorial, Honoring Lives Lost in Vietnam

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  The Moving Wall is a half scale model of the actual Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Vietnam Combat Veterans LTD has been traveling around the county with the Moving Wall.

Aug 4 – Battle Alley Open Mic Night in Downtown Holly

Join us for Holly Music Alley in Battle Alley Open Mic Night.

Aug 4 – Royal Oak Summer Concert with Motor City Josh and Thornetta Davis

Here is the lineup for the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series:

Aug 4 – Berkley School District Job Fair

On Thursday, August 4, the Berkley School District is hosting a job fair open to the public.

Aug 4 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Mainstreet Soul

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

Aug 4 – Bend It Like Beckham at Ferndale’s Schiffer Park

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals.

Aug 3 – Ferndale Police Street Corner Round Tables

Chief Emmi and Ferndale Police Department are coming to your neighborhood and they want to hear from you!

Aug 3:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Mitchells vs. the Machines

The City of Troy presents Movie Night Under the Stars at the new Jeanne M. Stine Community Park

Aug 3 – LOLive! Gazebo Concert -The Brevet

This year’s schedule boasts ten weeks of live shows featuring nationally touring acts, with credits ranging from the Billboard charts to television performances. The open-air concerts will take place at the Children’s Park gazebo and are free to the public.

Aug 3 – Stronger Together Downtown Soiree in Lake Orion and Oxford, Raising Money for Holly

A percentage of food, beverage, and entry proceeds will go to help rebuild Downtown Holly #MainStreetOC following the devastating June fire.

Oakland County Partners with Pontiac Community Foundation and Lighthouse to Administer Food Assistance Funding

We look forward to partnering with food providers across the county, to provide help and support where it’s needed most.”

Scouts Find Joy and Learning at Orion’s Camp Agawam

Cub Scouts teaches young people grades K-5 perseverance and develops their problem-solving abilities

Royal Oak Seeks Input on Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

Your input is critical to helping the City assess the needs of the community…

Clarkston Man In Critical Condition After Crashing Vehicle Into Tree

The crash happened on Foster Road near Dixie Highway approximately 4:14 p.m. Saturday.

Man Crossing Woodward Avenue in Pontiac Fatally Struck by Vehicle

The Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

Section of Clarkston Road to Close for Sewer Construction, Paving

The closure is necessary for the installation of storm sewers and drainage structure improvements by the developer’s contractor.

July 28-Aug 7 – Shakespeare Royal Oak, Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet returns to Shakespeare Royal Oak July 28-August 7.