Oakland County Now Hiring for Summer Positions, Including Internships
Busted Pipe to Blame for Temporary Orion Center Closure
White Castle Seeking Nonprofit to Receive Historic Castle-Style Building
Michigan State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on Dixie Highway
OC Restaurant Quest:  El Guanaco in Auburn Hills and Troy
Store Clerk Robbed and Shot in Pontiac, Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest
BOSS Interview: Jim Shaffer of Jim Shaffer and Associates
Dogs of Rochester Hills: A Look at Popular Names and Breeds
Royal Oak Gets Grant for Planting 100 Trees and Other Ecosystem Improvements
Bomb Threats at Rochester Hills and White Lake Walmart’s Were Not the Only Ones
Oakland County Now Hiring for Summer Positions, Including Internships
Busted Pipe to Blame for Temporary Orion Center Closure
White Castle Seeking Nonprofit to Receive Historic Castle-Style Building
Michigan State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on Dixie Highway
OC Restaurant Quest:  El Guanaco in Auburn Hills and Troy
Store Clerk Robbed and Shot in Pontiac, Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest
BOSS Interview: Jim Shaffer of Jim Shaffer and Associates
Dogs of Rochester Hills: A Look at Popular Names and Breeds
Royal Oak Gets Grant for Planting 100 Trees and Other Ecosystem Improvements
Bomb Threats at Rochester Hills and White Lake Walmart’s Were Not the Only Ones

Latest Articles

Oakland County Now Hiring for Summer Positions, Including Internships

Apply on-line at oakgov.com/jobs or call 248-858-0530 for more information.

Busted Pipe to Blame for Temporary Orion Center Closure

A list of new locations for classes and events is posted on the Orion Township website.

White Castle Seeking Nonprofit to Receive Historic Castle-Style Building

Should their joint proposal be selected by the current owners, White Castle will invest in transporting the building to its final destination.

Michigan State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on Dixie Highway

A Michigan State Police trooper was transported to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc after his vehicle was struck head-on by a pickup truck.

OC Restaurant Quest:  El Guanaco in Auburn Hills and Troy

The tastes of Latin America have found home in Auburn Hills and Troy with El Guanaco.

Store Clerk Robbed and Shot in Pontiac, Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

BOSS Interview: Jim Shaffer of Jim Shaffer and Associates

There are lots of smiles in the Real Estate business, but few are as recognized along the Woodward Corridor as Jim Shaffer…

Dogs of Rochester Hills: A Look at Popular Names and Breeds

This edition of ‘The Dogs of Oakland County” takes us to the third largest community in the county – Rochester Hills. 

Royal Oak Gets Grant for Planting 100 Trees and Other Ecosystem Improvements

The funding will make it possible for the City of Royal Oak to plant 100 trees, remove invasive species, make ecosystem improvements, and add park amenities at the Royal Oak Arboretum.

Bomb Threats at Rochester Hills and White Lake Walmart’s Were Not the Only Ones

“We’ve seen similar things happen in different parts of the country,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

Have You Gotten Your Dog Licensed Yet? Here’s How…

If you have a dog and haven’t had it licensed yet, here’s a reminder.

Decade’s Worth of Data Shows Trends of Homelessness, Impact of Programming

The count is tied to federal funding that helps pay for permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and transitional housing.

Madiha Tariq Appointed to Deputy County Executive Position

In that role, she will oversee the Health and Human Services and Public Services departments…

OC Restaurant Quest: Slice of the 80s Pizza in Waterford

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

Ferndale Library Workers Vote for Union, Here’s What Happens Next

The vote is for representation by The Newspaper Guild of Detroit, CWA 34022

Auburn Hills Fire Department Gets Grant for Paramedic Training

There is a national shortage of Paramedics that has impacted fire departments, hospitals, and private ambulance companies ability to adequately staff ambulances to meet the needs of their communities.

Events in Oakland County

Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

Mar 23 – Royal Oak State of the Chamber and Awards Ceremony

Awards will be presented to the Business of the Year, Rick Johnson Chamber Champion, Ambassador of the Year,  Membership Impact Award, Non-Profit of the Year & Business Beautifications.

March 22 – Orion Township State of the Township Address

Join Supervisor Chris Barnett for the 2023 State of the Township Address as he shares all of the great things happening in Orion

March 18 – Music and Brews with LaGrow Organic Beer at Holly Vault

Full Cash Bar Available as well as Specialty Flat Pizzas.

March 4 – Mom 2 Mom Sale at Venue One Eleven in Holly

Time to Clean Out Your Closets! Our Mom 2 Mom Sale is March 4th with Early Bird Tickets available for Friday Evening.

March 1 – Clawson Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection

The Chamber Coffees will be on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30am – 9:30am

Feb 26 – Think Spring Gardening Expo and Seed Swap at Ferndale Library

The Ferndale Garden Club will host their annual THINK SPRING gardening expo at Ferndale Area District Library on Sunday, February 26.

Feb 26 – Holly Winter Market at Venue 111

The Holly Farmers Market is moving inside for winter – on Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holly Vault’s Venue One Eleven

Feb 25 Holly Vault Boutique Bridal Show

This one-of-a-kind boutique show has been structured with only the best in the area to ensure a flawless wedding day

Feb 25 – Three Men and a Tenor Concert at Hawk Woods in Farmington Hills

THREE MEN and a TENOR have regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theatres, and festivals and fairs for nearly 30 years with a powerful blend of vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages.

Feb 23-26 – Broadway in the Burbs at Ferndale HS Auditorium

…some of the most exciting and entertaining musical numbers from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals like Wicked, Les Miserables, Oklahoma!, Newsies, South Pacific and more.

Feb 23 Heart Health and Stroke Prevention Presentation at Orion Center

Learn about stroke prevention and treatment options.

Feb 18 – Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

This year, a very special guest will be there—a Wakanda Warrior from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!

Feb 18 – Vietnam Veteran Joe Mishler Will Present Stories of Military Life to Benefit Fisher House

Mishler, a combat wounded Vietnam Veteran and retired high school teacher, will give the presentation. 

Feb 18 – Dames Brown presents: The Love Counselors Chapter III Concert in Farmington Hills

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Feb 6 – 10 – ONTV Food Drive to Support FISH

Drop off non-perishable food items to ONTV studio, 1349 Joslyn Road, from Feb. 6-10, 10am to 6pm

Feb 14 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library

Participate in a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand.

Feb 12 – Southfield Black History Movie Night: Respect

There will be a number or presentations and performances throughout the event

Feb 12 – Holly Winter Market at Venue 111

The Holly Farmers Market is moving inside for winter – on Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holly Vault’s Venue One Eleven

Feb 12 – Royal Oak Garden Club Presentation on Winter Sowing

At this event, we will get our hands dirty and make our very own ‘mini greenhouse’.

Feb 11 – Southfield Hosts Conversations and Cocktails Celebrating African American Poets and Musicians

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 11 – Pontiac Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance

Pontiac Parks and Recreation presents Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance on Feb. 11, 2023

Feb 11 – Hazel Park Firefighters Local 1414 Bowling Fundraiser for Youth Assistance and Charity Fund

Hazel Park Firefighters Local 1414 annual bowling fundraiser benefits Hazel Park Youth Assistance and Hazel Park Firefighters Charity Fund.

Feb 7 – Farmington Hills Hosting Naloxone Training and Angel Volunteer Training

If you’re a compassionate person who would like to be a volunteer Angel and make a difference in someone’s life…

Feb 6 – Johnson Chesnut Whittaker: History Presentation at Ferndale Library

Whittaker was born into slavery in 1858 and was the subject of a book and TV movie titled, Assault at West Point. 

Feb 5 – Birmingham Annual Kids’ Dog Show to Benefit Youth Assistance

“We are thrilled that this fun event has become such a popular tradition in our community,” said BYA chair David Wind.

Feb 4 – Flamenco Dancing at Bloomfield Township Public Library

Enjoy the passionate music and dance of Spain: flamenco, a musical style with a rich and diverse history.

Feb 4 – Southfield Black History Month Kick-Off Event

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 4 – Just 4 Kicks Parent Talent Show at Loving Touch to Benefit Ferndale Elementary Connection

Picture a typical school talent show but for adults – at a bar. We have had skits, lip sync, live bands, singers, dancers, comedians…

Feb 4 – Holly Vault Collection’s Galentines Night

Each Ticket Includes Drinks, Food, BINGO card & Raffle Tickets.

Feb 3 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Galentines Theme

Learn more at https://www.mainstreetholly.com/

Feb 2- 4 – Friends of Huntington Woods Library Book Sale

So stop by, stock up and head home to snuggle up with a blanket for some good reading.

Reservations Now Open for Valentine’s Dinner Experience at White Castle

White Castle restaurants once again will transform their dining rooms into fine dining establishments with hostess seating, tableside service and festive holiday décor.

Michigan’s Presidential Primary Date is Moving Up

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 13, sponsored by state Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), moving the state’s presidential primary from the second Tuesday in March to February 27, 2024,

Farmington Community Cherishes Diversity with Multicultural Multiracial Community Council

Shurtleff said various events keep the community recognizing what makes Farmington and Farmington Hills special

Feb 3 – Creative Fashions of Holly Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Exciting News! Creative Fashions is the first business to receive their certificate of occupancy following the fire in June.

Video: MiGen Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Those stories are the reason she and others got together to form a group just to support the elders of the community.

Restaurant Quest: Orion Coney Express

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

Dogs of Clawson: A Data-Based Look at Popular Names and Breeds

The listing of Clawson dog names has not disappointed.

AmazonSmile Program Supporting Various Charities Coming to an End

Amazon has announced they are ending their AmazonSmile charitable giving program.

Ferndale Teachers Present at Michigan Music Conference

Next year, they plan to present together!

Americana Music’s Siren Call At The Bowlero Lanes & Lounge in Royal Oak

“What is Americana- that’s a good question” said John.

Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Runner Sandy Stiner

The New Year inspires fresh hope and new possibilities. Long distance runner, Sandy Stiner, knows how to push past perceived limits.

Hazel Parkers Team Up to Rescue Cat from Cable Wires

I think it was just so awesome that everybody came together for this little cat,” Sullivan said.

Holly Community Celebrates Award Winners

The Holly Community Came together recently for the Holly Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Ferndale Considers Flock License Plate Surveillance Camera System

The cameras would get snapshots of license plates on public streets and compare those numbers with a database that would alert police…

Hunter Jailed for Sabotaging Tree Blind, Injuring and Harassing Fellow Hunter

“Hunter harassment is real and taken very seriously,” said Dave Shaw, chief of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Governor Whitmer Gives State of the State Address (Full Text)

“My fellow Michiganders. We spoke with a clear voice in November…”

Restaurant Quest: Pop’s for Italian in Downtown Ferndale

Pop’s for Italian is located at 280 W. 9 Mile in Downtown Ferndale.

Stuff to Know When it Snows

There are things to think about to make these kinds of days go better though. Here are some frequently asked questions to consider:

Illinois Man Admits Repeatedly Stabbing 14 Year Old He Met Online After She Refused Sex

“Meeting in person with people you have met online can be extremely dangerous,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “

Big Lake Road in Springfield Twp Closed Due to Downed Telephone Pole UPDATED

Big Lake Road south of I-75/Dixie is CLOSED between Englewood & Big Lake Road…

Oxford Shooting Survivors Among Those Calling for Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

That action could be possible with a Democrat-led legislature, but the group is encouraging them to act fact – calling for passing legislation within the first 100 days so that it doesn’t fall by the wayside.

Birmingham Invites Residents to Follow Along in City Manager Interviewing Process

The community is encouraged to visit www.bhamgov.org/citymanager for additional information regarding the City Manager selection process.

Jan. 26 – Virtual Narcan Training

Join the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Temple Israel, and the West Bloomfield Fire Department for a FREE Walk Up/Drive Thru Narcan Training. October 27th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feb 5 – Birmingham Annual Kids’ Dog Show to Benefit Youth Assistance

“We are thrilled that this fun event has become such a popular tradition in our community,” said BYA chair David Wind.

Feb 4 – Southfield Black History Month Kick-Off Event

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 4 – Just 4 Kicks Parent Talent Show at Loving Touch to Benefit Ferndale Elementary Connection

Picture a typical school talent show but for adults – at a bar. We have had skits, lip sync, live bands, singers, dancers, comedians…

Feb 3 – 12 – Bloomfield Players Community Theater Presents Seussical

Seussical features Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters, starring Horton the Elephant…

Feb 2 – Four Chaplains to Be Honored at Berkley American Legion

As the ship went down, the four chaplains, representing different faiths, gave their own life jackets to soldiers…

Feb 1 – Clawson Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection

The Chamber Coffees will be on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30am – 9:30am

Jan 27 – Holly Area Chamber Networking Breakfast

Come learn about the online image your business can benefit from as Jobes Technology Solutions is our first sponsoring presenter for the new year.

Tuesdays – BINGO at Clawson Knights of Columbus

Every Tuesday evening Clawson Knights of Columbus Council #4188 hosts BINGO.

MDOT Study Looks at Potential for Toll Roads in Michigan

Experts analyzed all 31 highways in Michigan for the study and determined that 14 could become toll roads…

Explore: Ataturk Park in Wixom Combines Turkish Heritage and Nature

The park has a trail that takes visitors through a patch of woods that is perfect for quiet reflection, with signs for stories and education.

Women Officials Network Foundation Hiring Part Time Administrator

The majority of the admin’s duties will be performed remotely.

Construction Alert: Northbound I-75 Exit to 12 Mile Road Through February

The exit ramp to 12 Mile Road will remain closed until late February.

Restaurant Quest: The Corner Social in South Lyon

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

Highland Township Teen Dies in Crash with School Bus

Shenberger was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

Novi Bank Teller and Accomplice Plead Guilty to Stealing Money from Comerica Customer Accounts

“Having your identity and savings compromised is a painful experience no one should have to go through…”

Peek Inside the New Meijer Grocery in Orion Township, Opening Jan. 26

“These are built for convenience – all the groceries you need every day to kind of get in and get out. It’s a brand new format for us”

Harold and Maude Musical Welcomes Special Guest, Continues Through Jan 29

“The biggest challenge,” he told the crowd, “is to find the moments that sing… that can elevate the story and elevate the drama… and just working and working and working on it.”

Events in Oakland County

Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

Halfway to Heaven: Love Song to a Wife with Alzheimer’s, Inspires Fellow Caregivers (Video)

“She did it with all the confidence in the world. She instilled in me a desire to do everything I could to help her.”

B.O.S.S. Interview: Derek Werenka of M1 Realty

Now he and his team of agents help people buy and sell properties throughout the Metro Detroit Area, from an office in Downtown Ferndale.

Suspect Charged with Stealing Mail in Troy, Found with Credit Cards and Checks

Howard was charged with multiple counts of Receiving and Concealing Property, Possession of Stolen Financial Transaction Devices and a license violation.

Jan 29 – Oak Park Winterfest

We will have carriage rides, ice skating, crafts, hot chocolate, s’mores and more!

Mysterious Marshmallows with Nails and Fish Hooks Being Placed in Farmington Hills Neighborhood

At this time, it is suspected that these marshmallows are being placed on the ground to attract and cause harm to area pets and or wildlife.

Downed Power Line Closes I-696 During Wednesday Evening Rush Hour

Drivers were routed off the freeway into Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Pleasant Ridge.

With Lawsuit Settled, Clawson Pays Legal Fees, Appoints Tinlin to Fill Vacancy

Tinlin resigned from the Planning Commission to accept the appointment, and was sworn in at the Tuesday evening meeting.

Matt Pfeiffer Appointed Orion Township Trustee

The Orion Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved Matt Pfeiffer to fill the vacancy left by Kim Urbanowski when she resigned…

Clawson Lawsuit Over Council Appointment Settled, Vacancy to be Filled

Council made the decision not to seat Geroges until an outside legal opinion was made.

OC Restaurant Quest: 2941 Mediterranean Street Food

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

Pontiac Mother and Two Young Sons Found Dead from Hypothermia in Field

A 10-year-old girl – Cannady’s daughter – knocked on the door of a Branch Street residence and told the occupants that her family was dead in an adjacent field.

Latest Articles

Oakland County Now Hiring for Summer Positions, Including Internships

Apply on-line at oakgov.com/jobs or call 248-858-0530 for more information.

Busted Pipe to Blame for Temporary Orion Center Closure

A list of new locations for classes and events is posted on the Orion Township website.

White Castle Seeking Nonprofit to Receive Historic Castle-Style Building

Should their joint proposal be selected by the current owners, White Castle will invest in transporting the building to its final destination.

Michigan State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on Dixie Highway

A Michigan State Police trooper was transported to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc after his vehicle was struck head-on by a pickup truck.

OC Restaurant Quest:  El Guanaco in Auburn Hills and Troy

The tastes of Latin America have found home in Auburn Hills and Troy with El Guanaco.

Store Clerk Robbed and Shot in Pontiac, Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

BOSS Interview: Jim Shaffer of Jim Shaffer and Associates

There are lots of smiles in the Real Estate business, but few are as recognized along the Woodward Corridor as Jim Shaffer…

Dogs of Rochester Hills: A Look at Popular Names and Breeds

This edition of ‘The Dogs of Oakland County” takes us to the third largest community in the county – Rochester Hills. 

Royal Oak Gets Grant for Planting 100 Trees and Other Ecosystem Improvements

The funding will make it possible for the City of Royal Oak to plant 100 trees, remove invasive species, make ecosystem improvements, and add park amenities at the Royal Oak Arboretum.

Bomb Threats at Rochester Hills and White Lake Walmart’s Were Not the Only Ones

“We’ve seen similar things happen in different parts of the country,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

Have You Gotten Your Dog Licensed Yet? Here’s How…

If you have a dog and haven’t had it licensed yet, here’s a reminder.

Decade’s Worth of Data Shows Trends of Homelessness, Impact of Programming

The count is tied to federal funding that helps pay for permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and transitional housing.

Madiha Tariq Appointed to Deputy County Executive Position

In that role, she will oversee the Health and Human Services and Public Services departments…

OC Restaurant Quest: Slice of the 80s Pizza in Waterford

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

Ferndale Library Workers Vote for Union, Here’s What Happens Next

The vote is for representation by The Newspaper Guild of Detroit, CWA 34022

Auburn Hills Fire Department Gets Grant for Paramedic Training

There is a national shortage of Paramedics that has impacted fire departments, hospitals, and private ambulance companies ability to adequately staff ambulances to meet the needs of their communities.

Events in Oakland County

Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

Mar 23 – Royal Oak State of the Chamber and Awards Ceremony

Awards will be presented to the Business of the Year, Rick Johnson Chamber Champion, Ambassador of the Year,  Membership Impact Award, Non-Profit of the Year & Business Beautifications.

March 22 – Orion Township State of the Township Address

Join Supervisor Chris Barnett for the 2023 State of the Township Address as he shares all of the great things happening in Orion

March 18 – Music and Brews with LaGrow Organic Beer at Holly Vault

Full Cash Bar Available as well as Specialty Flat Pizzas.

March 4 – Mom 2 Mom Sale at Venue One Eleven in Holly

Time to Clean Out Your Closets! Our Mom 2 Mom Sale is March 4th with Early Bird Tickets available for Friday Evening.

March 1 – Clawson Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection

The Chamber Coffees will be on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30am – 9:30am

Feb 26 – Think Spring Gardening Expo and Seed Swap at Ferndale Library

The Ferndale Garden Club will host their annual THINK SPRING gardening expo at Ferndale Area District Library on Sunday, February 26.

Feb 26 – Holly Winter Market at Venue 111

The Holly Farmers Market is moving inside for winter – on Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holly Vault’s Venue One Eleven

Feb 25 Holly Vault Boutique Bridal Show

This one-of-a-kind boutique show has been structured with only the best in the area to ensure a flawless wedding day

Feb 25 – Three Men and a Tenor Concert at Hawk Woods in Farmington Hills

THREE MEN and a TENOR have regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theatres, and festivals and fairs for nearly 30 years with a powerful blend of vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages.

Feb 23-26 – Broadway in the Burbs at Ferndale HS Auditorium

…some of the most exciting and entertaining musical numbers from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals like Wicked, Les Miserables, Oklahoma!, Newsies, South Pacific and more.

Feb 23 Heart Health and Stroke Prevention Presentation at Orion Center

Learn about stroke prevention and treatment options.

Feb 18 – Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

This year, a very special guest will be there—a Wakanda Warrior from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!

Feb 18 – Vietnam Veteran Joe Mishler Will Present Stories of Military Life to Benefit Fisher House

Mishler, a combat wounded Vietnam Veteran and retired high school teacher, will give the presentation. 

Feb 18 – Dames Brown presents: The Love Counselors Chapter III Concert in Farmington Hills

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Feb 6 – 10 – ONTV Food Drive to Support FISH

Drop off non-perishable food items to ONTV studio, 1349 Joslyn Road, from Feb. 6-10, 10am to 6pm

Feb 14 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library

Participate in a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand.

Feb 12 – Southfield Black History Movie Night: Respect

There will be a number or presentations and performances throughout the event

Feb 12 – Holly Winter Market at Venue 111

The Holly Farmers Market is moving inside for winter – on Select Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holly Vault’s Venue One Eleven

Feb 12 – Royal Oak Garden Club Presentation on Winter Sowing

At this event, we will get our hands dirty and make our very own ‘mini greenhouse’.

Feb 11 – Southfield Hosts Conversations and Cocktails Celebrating African American Poets and Musicians

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 11 – Pontiac Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance

Pontiac Parks and Recreation presents Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance on Feb. 11, 2023

Feb 11 – Hazel Park Firefighters Local 1414 Bowling Fundraiser for Youth Assistance and Charity Fund

Hazel Park Firefighters Local 1414 annual bowling fundraiser benefits Hazel Park Youth Assistance and Hazel Park Firefighters Charity Fund.

Feb 7 – Farmington Hills Hosting Naloxone Training and Angel Volunteer Training

If you’re a compassionate person who would like to be a volunteer Angel and make a difference in someone’s life…

Feb 6 – Johnson Chesnut Whittaker: History Presentation at Ferndale Library

Whittaker was born into slavery in 1858 and was the subject of a book and TV movie titled, Assault at West Point. 

Feb 5 – Birmingham Annual Kids’ Dog Show to Benefit Youth Assistance

“We are thrilled that this fun event has become such a popular tradition in our community,” said BYA chair David Wind.

Feb 4 – Flamenco Dancing at Bloomfield Township Public Library

Enjoy the passionate music and dance of Spain: flamenco, a musical style with a rich and diverse history.

Feb 4 – Southfield Black History Month Kick-Off Event

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 4 – Just 4 Kicks Parent Talent Show at Loving Touch to Benefit Ferndale Elementary Connection

Picture a typical school talent show but for adults – at a bar. We have had skits, lip sync, live bands, singers, dancers, comedians…

Feb 4 – Holly Vault Collection’s Galentines Night

Each Ticket Includes Drinks, Food, BINGO card & Raffle Tickets.

Feb 3 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Galentines Theme

Learn more at https://www.mainstreetholly.com/

Feb 2- 4 – Friends of Huntington Woods Library Book Sale

So stop by, stock up and head home to snuggle up with a blanket for some good reading.

Reservations Now Open for Valentine’s Dinner Experience at White Castle

White Castle restaurants once again will transform their dining rooms into fine dining establishments with hostess seating, tableside service and festive holiday décor.

Michigan’s Presidential Primary Date is Moving Up

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 13, sponsored by state Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), moving the state’s presidential primary from the second Tuesday in March to February 27, 2024,

Farmington Community Cherishes Diversity with Multicultural Multiracial Community Council

Shurtleff said various events keep the community recognizing what makes Farmington and Farmington Hills special

Feb 3 – Creative Fashions of Holly Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Exciting News! Creative Fashions is the first business to receive their certificate of occupancy following the fire in June.

Video: MiGen Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Those stories are the reason she and others got together to form a group just to support the elders of the community.

Restaurant Quest: Orion Coney Express

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

Dogs of Clawson: A Data-Based Look at Popular Names and Breeds

The listing of Clawson dog names has not disappointed.

AmazonSmile Program Supporting Various Charities Coming to an End

Amazon has announced they are ending their AmazonSmile charitable giving program.

Ferndale Teachers Present at Michigan Music Conference

Next year, they plan to present together!

Americana Music’s Siren Call At The Bowlero Lanes & Lounge in Royal Oak

“What is Americana- that’s a good question” said John.

Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Runner Sandy Stiner

The New Year inspires fresh hope and new possibilities. Long distance runner, Sandy Stiner, knows how to push past perceived limits.

Hazel Parkers Team Up to Rescue Cat from Cable Wires

I think it was just so awesome that everybody came together for this little cat,” Sullivan said.

Holly Community Celebrates Award Winners

The Holly Community Came together recently for the Holly Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Ferndale Considers Flock License Plate Surveillance Camera System

The cameras would get snapshots of license plates on public streets and compare those numbers with a database that would alert police…

Hunter Jailed for Sabotaging Tree Blind, Injuring and Harassing Fellow Hunter

“Hunter harassment is real and taken very seriously,” said Dave Shaw, chief of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Governor Whitmer Gives State of the State Address (Full Text)

“My fellow Michiganders. We spoke with a clear voice in November…”

Restaurant Quest: Pop’s for Italian in Downtown Ferndale

Pop’s for Italian is located at 280 W. 9 Mile in Downtown Ferndale.

Stuff to Know When it Snows

There are things to think about to make these kinds of days go better though. Here are some frequently asked questions to consider:

Illinois Man Admits Repeatedly Stabbing 14 Year Old He Met Online After She Refused Sex

“Meeting in person with people you have met online can be extremely dangerous,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “

Big Lake Road in Springfield Twp Closed Due to Downed Telephone Pole UPDATED

Big Lake Road south of I-75/Dixie is CLOSED between Englewood & Big Lake Road…

Oxford Shooting Survivors Among Those Calling for Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

That action could be possible with a Democrat-led legislature, but the group is encouraging them to act fact – calling for passing legislation within the first 100 days so that it doesn’t fall by the wayside.

Birmingham Invites Residents to Follow Along in City Manager Interviewing Process

The community is encouraged to visit www.bhamgov.org/citymanager for additional information regarding the City Manager selection process.

Jan. 26 – Virtual Narcan Training

Join the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Temple Israel, and the West Bloomfield Fire Department for a FREE Walk Up/Drive Thru Narcan Training. October 27th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feb 5 – Birmingham Annual Kids’ Dog Show to Benefit Youth Assistance

“We are thrilled that this fun event has become such a popular tradition in our community,” said BYA chair David Wind.

Feb 4 – Southfield Black History Month Kick-Off Event

This free event (suitable for ages 12 and up) will feature performances, tutorials and much more.

Feb 4 – Just 4 Kicks Parent Talent Show at Loving Touch to Benefit Ferndale Elementary Connection

Picture a typical school talent show but for adults – at a bar. We have had skits, lip sync, live bands, singers, dancers, comedians…

Feb 3 – 12 – Bloomfield Players Community Theater Presents Seussical

Seussical features Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters, starring Horton the Elephant…

Feb 2 – Four Chaplains to Be Honored at Berkley American Legion

As the ship went down, the four chaplains, representing different faiths, gave their own life jackets to soldiers…

Feb 1 – Clawson Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection

The Chamber Coffees will be on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30am – 9:30am

Jan 27 – Holly Area Chamber Networking Breakfast

Come learn about the online image your business can benefit from as Jobes Technology Solutions is our first sponsoring presenter for the new year.

Tuesdays – BINGO at Clawson Knights of Columbus

Every Tuesday evening Clawson Knights of Columbus Council #4188 hosts BINGO.

MDOT Study Looks at Potential for Toll Roads in Michigan

Experts analyzed all 31 highways in Michigan for the study and determined that 14 could become toll roads…

Explore: Ataturk Park in Wixom Combines Turkish Heritage and Nature

The park has a trail that takes visitors through a patch of woods that is perfect for quiet reflection, with signs for stories and education.

Women Officials Network Foundation Hiring Part Time Administrator

The majority of the admin’s duties will be performed remotely.

Construction Alert: Northbound I-75 Exit to 12 Mile Road Through February

The exit ramp to 12 Mile Road will remain closed until late February.

Restaurant Quest: The Corner Social in South Lyon

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

Highland Township Teen Dies in Crash with School Bus

Shenberger was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

Novi Bank Teller and Accomplice Plead Guilty to Stealing Money from Comerica Customer Accounts

“Having your identity and savings compromised is a painful experience no one should have to go through…”

Peek Inside the New Meijer Grocery in Orion Township, Opening Jan. 26

“These are built for convenience – all the groceries you need every day to kind of get in and get out. It’s a brand new format for us”

Harold and Maude Musical Welcomes Special Guest, Continues Through Jan 29

“The biggest challenge,” he told the crowd, “is to find the moments that sing… that can elevate the story and elevate the drama… and just working and working and working on it.”

Events in Oakland County

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Halfway to Heaven: Love Song to a Wife with Alzheimer’s, Inspires Fellow Caregivers (Video)

“She did it with all the confidence in the world. She instilled in me a desire to do everything I could to help her.”

B.O.S.S. Interview: Derek Werenka of M1 Realty

Now he and his team of agents help people buy and sell properties throughout the Metro Detroit Area, from an office in Downtown Ferndale.

Suspect Charged with Stealing Mail in Troy, Found with Credit Cards and Checks

Howard was charged with multiple counts of Receiving and Concealing Property, Possession of Stolen Financial Transaction Devices and a license violation.

Jan 29 – Oak Park Winterfest

We will have carriage rides, ice skating, crafts, hot chocolate, s’mores and more!

Mysterious Marshmallows with Nails and Fish Hooks Being Placed in Farmington Hills Neighborhood

At this time, it is suspected that these marshmallows are being placed on the ground to attract and cause harm to area pets and or wildlife.

Downed Power Line Closes I-696 During Wednesday Evening Rush Hour

Drivers were routed off the freeway into Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Pleasant Ridge.

With Lawsuit Settled, Clawson Pays Legal Fees, Appoints Tinlin to Fill Vacancy

Tinlin resigned from the Planning Commission to accept the appointment, and was sworn in at the Tuesday evening meeting.

Matt Pfeiffer Appointed Orion Township Trustee

The Orion Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved Matt Pfeiffer to fill the vacancy left by Kim Urbanowski when she resigned…

Clawson Lawsuit Over Council Appointment Settled, Vacancy to be Filled

Council made the decision not to seat Geroges until an outside legal opinion was made.

OC Restaurant Quest: 2941 Mediterranean Street Food

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

Pontiac Mother and Two Young Sons Found Dead from Hypothermia in Field

A 10-year-old girl – Cannady’s daughter – knocked on the door of a Branch Street residence and told the occupants that her family was dead in an adjacent field.