Restaurant Quest: Orion Coney Express
Dogs of Clawson: A Data-Based Look at Popular Names and Breeds
AmazonSmile Program Supporting Various Charities Coming to an End
Ferndale Teachers Present at Michigan Music Conference
Americana Music’s Siren Call At The Bowlero Lanes & Lounge in Royal Oak
Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Runner Sandy Stiner
Hazel Parkers Team Up to Rescue Cat from Cable Wires
Holly Community Celebrates Award Winners
Ferndale Considers Flock License Plate Surveillance Camera System
Hunter Jailed for Sabotaging Tree Blind, Injuring and Harassing Fellow Hunter
Restaurant Quest: Orion Coney Express
Dogs of Clawson: A Data-Based Look at Popular Names and Breeds
AmazonSmile Program Supporting Various Charities Coming to an End
Ferndale Teachers Present at Michigan Music Conference
Americana Music’s Siren Call At The Bowlero Lanes & Lounge in Royal Oak
Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Runner Sandy Stiner
Hazel Parkers Team Up to Rescue Cat from Cable Wires
Holly Community Celebrates Award Winners
Ferndale Considers Flock License Plate Surveillance Camera System
Hunter Jailed for Sabotaging Tree Blind, Injuring and Harassing Fellow Hunter

Latest Articles

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.

Ferndale Cat Shelter Moves into Bigger Space

And now this cat-tastic haven has an even bigger home – moving across the street to the former Bubble and Bark site at 686 Livernois.

Data Shows Birth Rates Back on the Rise in Oakland County

Without continued in-migration – both domestic and international – of younger residents, natural increase will remain low and population growth will be rather small

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Oakland County

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County…

Man Suspected of Birmingham Strong Armed Robbery Arrested in Nevada

The Birmingham Police Department would like to thank all of our Law Enforcement partners who swiftly and efficiently worked on this case.

Residents Can Apply for MI-HOPE Energy Efficiency Program Grants

MI-HOPE funding is available statewide, with up to $28.5 million being distributed through various funding rounds

Sept 1 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Pet Palooza

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

June 3 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Arts in the Alley

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

May 29 – Orion Veterans Memorial Day Run

Event proceeds to support the long term sustainability of the Orion Veteran’s Memorial.

May 4 – Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast Featuring Ronnie “Mack” and Janet McAdoo

To make a reservation or learn about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please visit the Prayer Breakfast website

April 30 – 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

April 16 – 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

April 11 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library

April 11 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library Orion Township, MI – This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia’s is led by a trained facilitator and sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter. Participate in a support group meeting and hear from…

April 2 – 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

March 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

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

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

March 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 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 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

Jan 31 – Berkley Hosting Open House to Discuss Parking

To begin this process, we are hosting a community open house with our consultants to go over various topics and hot-button items with respect to parking.

Feb 4 – Holly Vault Collection’s Galentines Night

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

Jan 29 – 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

Jan 26 – Huron Valley Optimist Club Wine Tasting Event

Everyone’s invited to come meet the group that’s behind the Blessings in a Backpack –

Jan 21 – Ferndale Catfe Lounge Cat Bingo!

Join us for a cat-tastic event at our brand new shelter and be a part of this inaugural Cat Bingo night.

Jan 21 – Great Train Show at Suburban Collection Showplace

KIDS ARE FREE (11 and under) with adult and do not require a ticket.

Jan 15 – 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

Ferndale Considering New Ordinance After Complaints of Man Shining Laser Pointer at Students and Drivers

The ordinance was pulled from the Jan. 9 agenda, but is likely to be considered at a future meeting.

OC Restaurant Quest: Grant’s Pizza House in Rochester

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

Oakland County Executive Names Jim Ellison New Chief of Older Adult Services

He will begin the new job as Oakland County Chief of Older Adult Services on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Holly Students Selected for Prestigious Michigan All State Band

“Their acceptance to the All State Band is just the latest example of the key role the fine arts play in preparing our Bronchos for real world and success.”

Self-Esteem and Healthy Relationships Part of Girls’ Empowered Program

Since its conception in November 2022, Girls’ Empowered leaders have been visiting schools and extracurricular groups in the Ferndale area to seek out an engaging way to help girls grow up in a safe and supportive environment.

Miracle League Field in Orion Township Wins National Award for Parks Facilities

These projects represent innovative, cost-effective design, demonstrate the utilization of community input and resources, and make a significant impact on their community.

Berkley Chamber of Commerce Hiring Events and Operations Manager

The Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce is hiring for their Events & Operations Manager position.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Oakland County

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County…

Chazzano Coffee Roasters Moves to Downtown Berkley

Chazzano Coffee Roasters is located at 2725 Twelve Mile Road in Downtown Berkley.

Suspect Arrested for Hazel Park Jr. High Phone Threats

The threats caused the building to go on a “hold” Monday, and the cancellation of classes on Tuesday.

Pontiac Man Found Shot to Death Tuesday, Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are actively investigating the death of the 31-year-old man whose body was found about 3:30 p.m.

Hazel Park Superintendent Talks School Safety Following Threats that Closed Jr. High

Dr. Kruppe held zoom meetings with concerned parents on Tuesday night to explain the situation and talk with parents about how they can help, and to address

Crime in Oakland County: 2021 Stats and a Look Back

Here we look at recently released data about crime in 2021, and compare it with pre-pandemic trends.

OC Restaurant Quest: Nikola’s BBQ in Southfield

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

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.

Jan 20 – 21 – Rochester Fire and Ice (Preview Video)

Representatives of Oakland County and the City of Rochester hosted a press conference to announce the return of the Fire & Ice Festival on January 20 & 21 in Downtown Rochester. 

Berkley Public Safety Dog – Named Bear – to Receive Donated Bullet Proof Vest

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Ferndale Housing Commission Seeks New Executive Director

The Ferndale Housing Commission has played an important role in providing affordable housing opportunities for the lower-income residents of Ferndale since its inception in 1969.

Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council Condemns Antisemitism

MCMR stands united with our Jewish friends in neighboring communities, and within our own community.

Teens Invited to Apply for Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Youth Council

Are you interested in social and racial justice issues?

Explore: A Springtime Visit to Dow Gardens in Midland

Last spring we returned to see more of the gardens themselves, and are happy to share the pictures now as readers may look forward to planning their own visit. 

Student Shot Following Oak Park Basketball Game, Suspect in Custody

This student was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Jan 18 – Pontiac Skate Park Community Meeting

Join us for a community meeting in council chambers at Pontiac City Hall for a panel discussion about the Pontiac Skate Park Project.

Jan 16 – Madison Heights MLK Candlelight Peace Vigil

Members of the Madison Heights community will come together to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, seeing one another, and peace.

Jan 14 – Meet Harold and Maude Musical Composer at Birmingham Village Players Performance

This is a rare opportunity to have a discussion directly with the composer of this wonderful production.

DTE Announces Time of Day Rates to Encourage Using Electricity in Off-Peak Hours

Simply choose to use energy during the times of day when demand is lower, and you’ll pay a lower rate.

OC Restaurant Quest: Pho Street Vietnamese Noodle House in Lake Orion

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

Suspect Charged with Firing Shots at Driver in Ferndale

On January 4, 2023, the Oakland County Fugitive Team arrested the suspect without
incident.

Latest Articles

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.

Ferndale Cat Shelter Moves into Bigger Space

And now this cat-tastic haven has an even bigger home – moving across the street to the former Bubble and Bark site at 686 Livernois.

Data Shows Birth Rates Back on the Rise in Oakland County

Without continued in-migration – both domestic and international – of younger residents, natural increase will remain low and population growth will be rather small

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Oakland County

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County…

Man Suspected of Birmingham Strong Armed Robbery Arrested in Nevada

The Birmingham Police Department would like to thank all of our Law Enforcement partners who swiftly and efficiently worked on this case.

Residents Can Apply for MI-HOPE Energy Efficiency Program Grants

MI-HOPE funding is available statewide, with up to $28.5 million being distributed through various funding rounds

Sept 1 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Pet Palooza

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

June 3 – First Friday in Downtown Holly – Arts in the Alley

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

May 29 – Orion Veterans Memorial Day Run

Event proceeds to support the long term sustainability of the Orion Veteran’s Memorial.

May 4 – Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast Featuring Ronnie “Mack” and Janet McAdoo

To make a reservation or learn about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please visit the Prayer Breakfast website

April 30 – 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

April 16 – 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

April 11 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library

April 11 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group at Orion Township Library Orion Township, MI – This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia’s is led by a trained facilitator and sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter. Participate in a support group meeting and hear from…

April 2 – 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

March 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

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

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

March 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 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 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

Jan 31 – Berkley Hosting Open House to Discuss Parking

To begin this process, we are hosting a community open house with our consultants to go over various topics and hot-button items with respect to parking.

Feb 4 – Holly Vault Collection’s Galentines Night

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

Jan 29 – 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

Jan 26 – Huron Valley Optimist Club Wine Tasting Event

Everyone’s invited to come meet the group that’s behind the Blessings in a Backpack –

Jan 21 – Ferndale Catfe Lounge Cat Bingo!

Join us for a cat-tastic event at our brand new shelter and be a part of this inaugural Cat Bingo night.

Jan 21 – Great Train Show at Suburban Collection Showplace

KIDS ARE FREE (11 and under) with adult and do not require a ticket.

Jan 15 – 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

Ferndale Considering New Ordinance After Complaints of Man Shining Laser Pointer at Students and Drivers

The ordinance was pulled from the Jan. 9 agenda, but is likely to be considered at a future meeting.

OC Restaurant Quest: Grant’s Pizza House in Rochester

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

Oakland County Executive Names Jim Ellison New Chief of Older Adult Services

He will begin the new job as Oakland County Chief of Older Adult Services on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Holly Students Selected for Prestigious Michigan All State Band

“Their acceptance to the All State Band is just the latest example of the key role the fine arts play in preparing our Bronchos for real world and success.”

Self-Esteem and Healthy Relationships Part of Girls’ Empowered Program

Since its conception in November 2022, Girls’ Empowered leaders have been visiting schools and extracurricular groups in the Ferndale area to seek out an engaging way to help girls grow up in a safe and supportive environment.

Miracle League Field in Orion Township Wins National Award for Parks Facilities

These projects represent innovative, cost-effective design, demonstrate the utilization of community input and resources, and make a significant impact on their community.

Berkley Chamber of Commerce Hiring Events and Operations Manager

The Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce is hiring for their Events & Operations Manager position.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Oakland County

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County…

Chazzano Coffee Roasters Moves to Downtown Berkley

Chazzano Coffee Roasters is located at 2725 Twelve Mile Road in Downtown Berkley.

Suspect Arrested for Hazel Park Jr. High Phone Threats

The threats caused the building to go on a “hold” Monday, and the cancellation of classes on Tuesday.

Pontiac Man Found Shot to Death Tuesday, Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are actively investigating the death of the 31-year-old man whose body was found about 3:30 p.m.

Hazel Park Superintendent Talks School Safety Following Threats that Closed Jr. High

Dr. Kruppe held zoom meetings with concerned parents on Tuesday night to explain the situation and talk with parents about how they can help, and to address

Crime in Oakland County: 2021 Stats and a Look Back

Here we look at recently released data about crime in 2021, and compare it with pre-pandemic trends.

OC Restaurant Quest: Nikola’s BBQ in Southfield

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

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.

Jan 20 – 21 – Rochester Fire and Ice (Preview Video)

Representatives of Oakland County and the City of Rochester hosted a press conference to announce the return of the Fire & Ice Festival on January 20 & 21 in Downtown Rochester. 

Berkley Public Safety Dog – Named Bear – to Receive Donated Bullet Proof Vest

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Ferndale Housing Commission Seeks New Executive Director

The Ferndale Housing Commission has played an important role in providing affordable housing opportunities for the lower-income residents of Ferndale since its inception in 1969.

Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council Condemns Antisemitism

MCMR stands united with our Jewish friends in neighboring communities, and within our own community.

Teens Invited to Apply for Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Youth Council

Are you interested in social and racial justice issues?

Explore: A Springtime Visit to Dow Gardens in Midland

Last spring we returned to see more of the gardens themselves, and are happy to share the pictures now as readers may look forward to planning their own visit. 

Student Shot Following Oak Park Basketball Game, Suspect in Custody

This student was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Jan 18 – Pontiac Skate Park Community Meeting

Join us for a community meeting in council chambers at Pontiac City Hall for a panel discussion about the Pontiac Skate Park Project.

Jan 16 – Madison Heights MLK Candlelight Peace Vigil

Members of the Madison Heights community will come together to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, seeing one another, and peace.

Jan 14 – Meet Harold and Maude Musical Composer at Birmingham Village Players Performance

This is a rare opportunity to have a discussion directly with the composer of this wonderful production.

DTE Announces Time of Day Rates to Encourage Using Electricity in Off-Peak Hours

Simply choose to use energy during the times of day when demand is lower, and you’ll pay a lower rate.

OC Restaurant Quest: Pho Street Vietnamese Noodle House in Lake Orion

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

Suspect Charged with Firing Shots at Driver in Ferndale

On January 4, 2023, the Oakland County Fugitive Team arrested the suspect without
incident.