VIDEO: Families Enjoy Lake Orion Sing & Stroll and Christmas Tree Lighting
OC Restaurant Quest: Burrito King in Novi
Students in Oakland County Invited to Enter Financial Empowerment Arts Contest 
Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Silverado EV Engineer Nichole Kraatz
VIDEO: Porsche Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in Ferndale
Dec 17 – Cookie Swap at Ferndale Library
Dec 16 – 17 – Holly Vault Collection Holiday Pop-Up Market at Venue 111
Dec 15 – Holly Area Chamber Holiday Breakfast Soiree
Dec 14-24 – Holiday Market w/Special Vendors at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale
Dec 11 – Santa at the Berkley Library
VIDEO: Families Enjoy Lake Orion Sing & Stroll and Christmas Tree Lighting
OC Restaurant Quest: Burrito King in Novi
Students in Oakland County Invited to Enter Financial Empowerment Arts Contest 
Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Silverado EV Engineer Nichole Kraatz
VIDEO: Porsche Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in Ferndale
Dec 17 – Cookie Swap at Ferndale Library
Dec 16 – 17 – Holly Vault Collection Holiday Pop-Up Market at Venue 111
Dec 15 – Holly Area Chamber Holiday Breakfast Soiree
Dec 14-24 – Holiday Market w/Special Vendors at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale
Dec 11 – Santa at the Berkley Library

Latest Articles

VIDEO: Families Enjoy Lake Orion Sing & Stroll and Christmas Tree Lighting

Sing and Stroll is just the start of holidays in Downtown Lake Orion, as the community prepares for the lighted parade on Dec. 3.

OC Restaurant Quest: Burrito King in Novi

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

Students in Oakland County Invited to Enter Financial Empowerment Arts Contest 

The arts contest is open to all Oakland County public high school students and entries must be submitted by March 17, 2023, at 4 p.m. through the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office website.

Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Silverado EV Engineer Nichole Kraatz

She is passionate about tapping diversity of thought, inspiring women to pursue STEAM careers, and producing a superior product customers will love

VIDEO: Porsche Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in Ferndale

“Upon arrival they found a Porsche completely engulfed in flames behind a residence.”

Dec 17 – Cookie Swap at Ferndale Library

Bakers can plan to prepare a few batches of their specialty cookies and then bring them to the Ferndale Area District Library to swap with their neighbors

Dec 16 – 17 – Holly Vault Collection Holiday Pop-Up Market at Venue 111

Join us for two lovely events at Holly Vault Collection’s Venue 111 at 111 College Street in Holly.

Dec 15 – Holly Area Chamber Holiday Breakfast Soiree

Advance registration is required. Last day to register is December 9, so get your registration in today!

Dec 14-24 – Holiday Market w/Special Vendors at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale

In addition to our amazing 40+ shops, we’ll have special guest vendors visiting from December 14th-24th

Dec 14 – Virtual Planners Gathering to Learn About Oakland County Land Bank Authority

Tune in to learn how the Land Bank will support economic growth through the strategic acquisition and subsequent sale of properties, returning them to the tax rolls in a manner consistent with community-based plans.

Dec 11 – Santa at the Berkley Library

Come see Santa at the library! Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and bring your camera to take a picture and visit with Santa.

Dec 11 – Ferndale Community Concert Band Holiday Concert

Attendance is free and we will be performing at the Ferndale High School Auditorium.

Dec 11 – Klezundheit – Klezmer Concert at Temple Emanu-El

Join us for the family-friendly performance on Dec. 11, 2022

Dec 10 – 11 – Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly Open House

Come see what model railroading is all about at one of the largest O scale model railroads in the country.

Dec 10 – Royal Oak Jingle Includes Lighted Parade, Cookie Crawl, Winter Market and More

The Royal Oak Jingle takes place Saturday, December 10th and will fill Downtown Royal Oak with traditional holiday activities like photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, a cookie crawl and a Light Parade on Main Street in the evening and tons more.

Dec 10 – Soulful Santa Visits Southfield

The Southfield Pavilion will be transformed into a winter wonderland as children enjoy visits and photo opportunities with Black Santa, take home crafts along with cookies and hot chocolate.

Dec 10 – Quality and Holiday Used Book Sale at Auburn Hills Library

Items featured will be new or like new gently used newer books and other items that may be appropriate for gift giving.

Dec 9 – Hazel Park Open Skate

Program is intended for youth, parents are welcome to participate.

Dec 8 – Oakland County Business Forward in Novi

To learn how Business Forward can assist with your small business, Oakland County is hosting open houses in newly added locations around the county.

Dec 8 – Red Cross Blood Drive at Orion Twp. Library

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library.

Dec 7 – Rochester Regional Chamber’s Biz & Brews – Christmas Edition – Ugly Sweaters and Canned Food Drive

Join the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas Edition of our networking event Biz & Brews.

Dec 6 – Southfield Municipal Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony

The festivities begin with a welcome by city officials, the arrival of Santa and the lighting ceremony at approximately 6 p.m. Following the ceremony…

Dec 6 – Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Soiree

The event registration will close once we’ve reached 100 members, if you are interested in joining us, please don’t wait to register.

Dec 5 – Kris Kringle Market and Tree Lighting at Veterans Park in Highland

Join us at Veteran’s Park and the old Highland Fire Station No. 1 for a fun evening with caroling and pictures with Santa, plus shopping at our indoor Kris Kringle Market.

Dec 5 -Holly, History and Harmony Dinner at Buhl Estate

“Program participants will learn about the history of the park and the Buhl Estate, enjoy a delicious meal and listen to seasonal music among colorful decorations.

Dec 4 – Christmas at the Holly Hotel Movie to Premiere at Redford Theatre

Ticket are $35 and include Red Carpet Reception with Beer, Wine and Appetizers; photos, complimentary 12×18 posters.

Dec 3 – 4 Clarkston High School Art and Craft Show

Join us for the Clarkston High School Art and Craft Show

Dec 3 – 4 – Clarkston School’s Stuff a Bus Event to Support Lighthouse

On both December 3rd and 4th we will have a school bus at Neiman’s Family Market at the corner of Dixie Hwy and White Lake.

Dec 3-4 – Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly Open House

Come see what model railroading is all about at one of the largest O scale model railroads in the country.

Dec 3 – Orion Lighted Christmas Parade

The Orion Area Lighted Holiday Parade is held in downtown Lake Orion, Michigan on the first Saturday of December every year.

Dec 3 – Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Berkley

Get your ideal spot along Twelve Mile, enjoy the splendor, spot Santa in the lineup, and visit with him at the gazebo afterward.

Dec 3 – Ferndale Santa Parade

Brought to you by the elves at Ferndale Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Development Authority.

Dec 3 – WinterFUN Festival and Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac

The WinterFUN festival starts at 8:30am and the parade is at 11am.

Dec 3 – Friends of Rochester Hills Library Quality Book Sale

Shop this Friends Quality Sale for holiday gifts and more!

Dec 3 – LA Dance Ballet Company Presenting Nutcracker Performance in Lake Orion

L.A. Dance is thrilled to welcome back exceptional guest artists from all over Michigan, with more than 100 dancers from L.A. Dance’s own company and the surrounding community.

Dec 3 – Ladies Day in the Garden at Public House in Downtown Ferndale

Ladies day date: hang out in our whimsical garden space.

Dec 3 – Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills

Enjoy a farm wagon ride to the 1840s Farmhouse, where you’ll find Santa nestled by the fireplace and a tasty treat in the kitchen

Dec 3 – Hello Kitty Day at Orion Twp. Library

Celebrate everyone’s favorite kitty with fun Hello Kitty themed activities!

Dec 3 -One-Eyed Betty’s Holiday Secret Stash Bash

We will be doing a ticketed only event. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Hazel Park Animal Control Shelter.

Dec 2 – Tree of Hope Annual Tree Lighting in Pontiac

We’re going to start at the 50th District Courthouse and go business to business caroling away, inviting everyone to join us at 6 pm for the tree lighting.

Dec 2 – Emma Guzma Concert at Ferndale Library

Emma Guzman is a songwriter and guitarist that blends clever lyrics and haunting melodies with a fresh and original sound.

Dec 2 – Auburn Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for the tree lighting in Downtown Auburn Hills on Friday Dec. 2 at 6pm.

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.

Dec 1 – 2 – Drive By Santa Parade in Berkley

The Drive-By Parade for both nights begins at 6:30 PM and will go on until 9:00 PM. There will be a Santa tracker that residents can follow.

Dec 1 – Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards

The 2022 Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards luncheon takes place Dec. 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Paint Creek Country Club

Nov 30 – Light up Oxford with Love Luminary Event

“Light Up Oxford with Love” 7 p.m. Nov. 30!

Nov 30 – Jim Shaffer and Associates Sip and Sell Seminar at Whiskey Taco Foxtrot

Are you looking to sell your home but aren’t sure where to start? Join Jim Shaffer and Associates on 11/30 at Whiskey Taco Foxtrot in Downtown Clawson for free food, drinks and learn everything you need to know before selling.

Nov 29 – Sales and Profits as a Destination Business Workshop in Downtown Pontiac

Jon Schallert is the only business speaker in the world specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into consumer destinations.

Nov 29 – Road Commission Hosting Info Meeting on Orion Road/Stoney Creek/Conklin Road Roundabout

Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, with the intersection closing to traffic.

Nov 28 – Blood Drive at Hazel Park Community Center

For an appointment log on to www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code HAZELPARKCC

Nov 26 – Dec 11 – Holly Dickens Festival Weekends

Step back in time this holiday season to the days of Charles Dickens and become part of “A Christmas Carol.”

Nov 26 – Author Fair at Rochester Hills Library

Up to twenty authors will be on hand to discuss their books and love of writing. The event features a mix of traditionally published and self-published authors.

Nov. 26 – Small Business Vendor Event in Madison Heights

Join the Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority for a Small Business Vendor Event with vendors, food trucks, live music and more.

Holly Winter Market at Venue 111- Select Sundays

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

Farmington Hills Police Seeking Victims and Information in “Hockey Doc” Case

Levran has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct related to student athletes – mainly hockey players – that were patients

Quix Chocolate Brings Belgian Legacy to Downtown Ferndale Shop

Visit Quix Chocolate at 221 W Troy St #200, Ferndale, MI 48220 or check them out online at https://www.quixchocolate.com/.

Shop Local Message Showcased at Dearborn Music in Farmington

The county has created a webpage at www.OakGov.com/ShopSmall where shoppers can search for community holiday activities and businesses and community partners can discover resources to support shopping locally.

Awesome Laptop Deal – With Sales Benefiting Oakland County Times

PLUS $100 contribution to Oakland County Times when you mention coupon code: OCTimes.

Royal Oak Becomes a Bee City USA

Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides.

Berkley Invites Residents to Apply for City Council Vacancy

The deadline to apply for the Berkley City Council opening is Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM.

Orion Township Accepting Applications to Fill Vacant Treasurer Position

With the election of Donni Steele to State Representative, there is an opening on the Orion Township Board for a Treasurer to fill the remainder of her term.

Nominations Sought for Michigan Advisory Council on Environmental Justice

Interested parties should submit an application for consideration by Dec. 19.

OC Restaurant Quest: Ginza Ramen in Rochester Hills

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

Scouts Across Oakland County Collect Over 46,000 Pounds of Food for Charities

“Scouts who participate are walking away with a lesson, not just about the need for good deeds, but also the rewarding feeling that comes with helping your neighbors,”

Ferndale Fifth Graders Visit Kindergarten Class to Connect

It was a power hour of making connections, cooperating, and using creativity.

Nov 29 – Road Commission Hosting Info Meeting on Orion Road/Stoney Creek/Conklin Road Roundabout

Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, with the intersection closing to traffic.

Nov 26 – Blood Drive at Holly Calvary Church

Together we save lives!

Prevention Pontiac Program to Increase Access to Substance Abuse Resources

“We all know that substance abuse is a real problem, not only in Pontiac, but in our country as a whole. Prevention Pontiac is a tangible way to work toward a solution.”

OC Restaurant QUEST: Our Reviews in Troy So Far…

Troy is a diverse community with a diverse mix of restaurants to match. As I work on my quest to try every restaurant in Oakland County, I’ve had 20 in the tasty city of Troy – including my favorite…

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

The dog license database contains 566 records for dogs living in Hazel Park

Support Small Businesses and Enter to Win with Oakland County Local Gems Contest

From Nov. 1-26, anyone can submit a selfie photo taken at an Oakland County small business that they consider to be “local gems” for a chance at winning a $1,000 first prize or $500 second prize.

Events in Oakland County

Email event information to editor@oc115.com for consideration. Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

Golden Salon in Downtown Ferndale Aims for Beauty and Community

“The people that come to us are what set us apart, they want to be there and they click with us and we just kind of become friends.”

The Numbers Behind Oakland County’s Transit Millage Vote

Judging from past votes and the fact that over half of the county’s jurisdictions had voted to opt-out in the past, I was predicting a rather close loss for the measure.

Boy was I wrong! 

OC Restaurant Quest: Oakland Diner in Pontiac

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

November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance Services Across Michigan

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

18 Football Fields of Stinky Stuff Mean Compost for SOCRRA Communities

SOCRRA consists of twelve member municipalities with a total population of approximately 283,000 and covers an area of 75 square miles. Member cities are Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy.

VIDEO: Sheriff Bouchard Addresses Students About Safety and Threats

With threats disrupting schools across Oakland County, Sheriff Michael Bouchard made a social media video addressing students. 

Springfield Township Seeks Input on Community Master Plan

Public participation is a major component of the master planning process, and we need your input!

Berkley to Consider Coolidge Road Complete Streets Project at Nov. 21 Meeting

Instead, the report details four recommendations on the project elements that can be retained or improved upon:

NB I-75 and I-696 Interchange Now Open – With New “Braid” Design

Check out this graphic for more on this new design.

How to Nominate Someone for Oakland County’s 40 Under 40 Awards

“We are looking for young adults who through their work, ideas, and service embody what it means to be ‘Oakland Together,’” Coulter said.

Beverly Hills Gets Grant to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety on 13 Mile, 14 Mile, and Evergreen

“Given that our need is quite literally miles of sidewalks through some difficult terrain, the SEMCOG TAP Grant assistance is instrumental in us being able to make this project a reality. We would likely not be able to address the whole project in the same timeframe without this assistance,” said George.

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for White Castle Cravers

Finding the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be a daunting task. If that loved one loves White Castle, however, finding an ideal present will be a whole lot easier this year.

Dec 3 – Ferndale Santa Parade

Brought to you by the elves at Ferndale Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Development Authority.

ReLeaf Michigan Announces Big Tree Hunt Winners

The contest, which awards participants for identifying the biggest trees in Michigan, began in the spring of 2020 and concluded at the end of the summer of 2022.

Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools Locked Down Tuesday Due to Threats

Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools Locked Down Tuesday Due to Threats (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2022) Ferndale, Hazel Park, MI – Students and staff in Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools experienced lockdowns on Tuesday while police investigated unrelated threats.  In Ferndale this was the second day in a row where threats interrupted…

MML#3 – Workshop Spurs Creative Thinking and Co-Worker Connectivity

But can things like coloring, music, and Play-doh sculptures make a difference in City Hall?
“Municipal government is one of the most difficult places to insert creativity,” Dempsey said. 

Ridgedale Players Explore Friendship with Female Version of The Odd Couple

The production was originally written with male characters in the lead and supporting roles.   In 1985, Simon wrote a version that reversed the gender of the roles. The original cast included Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers.

Beavers Build Dams Damaging Roads in Rose Township

“The beavers appear to be more active this year”, Bryson continued, “This is an ongoing problem.”

OC Restaurant Quest: Gatsby’s in Novi

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

Police Arrest Student Suspected of Making Threats Against Ferndale High

Out of an abundance of caution and to help parents and families feel at ease, the Ferndale Police Department and Oak Park Public Safety will have an increased presence throughout the Ferndale schools on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Armed Suspects in Area of Oakland University – UPDATED

We encourage everyone at Oakland University to stay indoors until the situation is resolved.

City Hall, Police Station and More: Committee Shares Facilities Recommendations for Ferndale

That’s why the City of Ferndale created a Facilities Task Force to evaluate the city’s assets and needs, and provide recommendations for moving forward which include a new city hall, public safety building, and more.

Ferndale High School and Middle School Closed Monday as Police Investigate Threat – UPDATED

We encourage anyone who has any information regarding this matter to visit our website and submit an anonymous report via OK2SAY

VIDEO: Orion Township Honors Veterans with Holiday Luncheon

Most of them are friends already so it’s just something really comfortable for them,” said organizer Chelsie Petrusha.

Journalists Across the County Look at the Sensationalism of Crime in the Media

They also urged reporters to cover the good things community members are doing to heal, and to prevent further incidents.

Sheriff’s Office Accepting Coats for the Cold Donations Through Nov 30

“For the past 35 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need. The community’s generosity has been wonderful every year.”

Ferndale Marching Band Sweeps State Championship

Commendations go out to all of the musicians, performers, supporters, and director Elon Jamison

Events in Oakland County

Email event information to editor@oc115.com for consideration. Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

Latest Articles

VIDEO: Families Enjoy Lake Orion Sing & Stroll and Christmas Tree Lighting

Sing and Stroll is just the start of holidays in Downtown Lake Orion, as the community prepares for the lighted parade on Dec. 3.

OC Restaurant Quest: Burrito King in Novi

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

Students in Oakland County Invited to Enter Financial Empowerment Arts Contest 

The arts contest is open to all Oakland County public high school students and entries must be submitted by March 17, 2023, at 4 p.m. through the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office website.

Right Down the Street: Podcast Interview with Silverado EV Engineer Nichole Kraatz

She is passionate about tapping diversity of thought, inspiring women to pursue STEAM careers, and producing a superior product customers will love

VIDEO: Porsche Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in Ferndale

“Upon arrival they found a Porsche completely engulfed in flames behind a residence.”

Dec 17 – Cookie Swap at Ferndale Library

Bakers can plan to prepare a few batches of their specialty cookies and then bring them to the Ferndale Area District Library to swap with their neighbors

Dec 16 – 17 – Holly Vault Collection Holiday Pop-Up Market at Venue 111

Join us for two lovely events at Holly Vault Collection’s Venue 111 at 111 College Street in Holly.

Dec 15 – Holly Area Chamber Holiday Breakfast Soiree

Advance registration is required. Last day to register is December 9, so get your registration in today!

Dec 14-24 – Holiday Market w/Special Vendors at Rust Belt Market in Ferndale

In addition to our amazing 40+ shops, we’ll have special guest vendors visiting from December 14th-24th

Dec 14 – Virtual Planners Gathering to Learn About Oakland County Land Bank Authority

Tune in to learn how the Land Bank will support economic growth through the strategic acquisition and subsequent sale of properties, returning them to the tax rolls in a manner consistent with community-based plans.

Dec 11 – Santa at the Berkley Library

Come see Santa at the library! Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and bring your camera to take a picture and visit with Santa.

Dec 11 – Ferndale Community Concert Band Holiday Concert

Attendance is free and we will be performing at the Ferndale High School Auditorium.

Dec 11 – Klezundheit – Klezmer Concert at Temple Emanu-El

Join us for the family-friendly performance on Dec. 11, 2022

Dec 10 – 11 – Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly Open House

Come see what model railroading is all about at one of the largest O scale model railroads in the country.

Dec 10 – Royal Oak Jingle Includes Lighted Parade, Cookie Crawl, Winter Market and More

The Royal Oak Jingle takes place Saturday, December 10th and will fill Downtown Royal Oak with traditional holiday activities like photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, a cookie crawl and a Light Parade on Main Street in the evening and tons more.

Dec 10 – Soulful Santa Visits Southfield

The Southfield Pavilion will be transformed into a winter wonderland as children enjoy visits and photo opportunities with Black Santa, take home crafts along with cookies and hot chocolate.

Dec 10 – Quality and Holiday Used Book Sale at Auburn Hills Library

Items featured will be new or like new gently used newer books and other items that may be appropriate for gift giving.

Dec 9 – Hazel Park Open Skate

Program is intended for youth, parents are welcome to participate.

Dec 8 – Oakland County Business Forward in Novi

To learn how Business Forward can assist with your small business, Oakland County is hosting open houses in newly added locations around the county.

Dec 8 – Red Cross Blood Drive at Orion Twp. Library

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library.

Dec 7 – Rochester Regional Chamber’s Biz & Brews – Christmas Edition – Ugly Sweaters and Canned Food Drive

Join the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas Edition of our networking event Biz & Brews.

Dec 6 – Southfield Municipal Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony

The festivities begin with a welcome by city officials, the arrival of Santa and the lighting ceremony at approximately 6 p.m. Following the ceremony…

Dec 6 – Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Soiree

The event registration will close once we’ve reached 100 members, if you are interested in joining us, please don’t wait to register.

Dec 5 – Kris Kringle Market and Tree Lighting at Veterans Park in Highland

Join us at Veteran’s Park and the old Highland Fire Station No. 1 for a fun evening with caroling and pictures with Santa, plus shopping at our indoor Kris Kringle Market.

Dec 5 -Holly, History and Harmony Dinner at Buhl Estate

“Program participants will learn about the history of the park and the Buhl Estate, enjoy a delicious meal and listen to seasonal music among colorful decorations.

Dec 4 – Christmas at the Holly Hotel Movie to Premiere at Redford Theatre

Ticket are $35 and include Red Carpet Reception with Beer, Wine and Appetizers; photos, complimentary 12×18 posters.

Dec 3 – 4 Clarkston High School Art and Craft Show

Join us for the Clarkston High School Art and Craft Show

Dec 3 – 4 – Clarkston School’s Stuff a Bus Event to Support Lighthouse

On both December 3rd and 4th we will have a school bus at Neiman’s Family Market at the corner of Dixie Hwy and White Lake.

Dec 3-4 – Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly Open House

Come see what model railroading is all about at one of the largest O scale model railroads in the country.

Dec 3 – Orion Lighted Christmas Parade

The Orion Area Lighted Holiday Parade is held in downtown Lake Orion, Michigan on the first Saturday of December every year.

Dec 3 – Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Berkley

Get your ideal spot along Twelve Mile, enjoy the splendor, spot Santa in the lineup, and visit with him at the gazebo afterward.

Dec 3 – Ferndale Santa Parade

Brought to you by the elves at Ferndale Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Development Authority.

Dec 3 – WinterFUN Festival and Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Downtown Pontiac

The WinterFUN festival starts at 8:30am and the parade is at 11am.

Dec 3 – Friends of Rochester Hills Library Quality Book Sale

Shop this Friends Quality Sale for holiday gifts and more!

Dec 3 – LA Dance Ballet Company Presenting Nutcracker Performance in Lake Orion

L.A. Dance is thrilled to welcome back exceptional guest artists from all over Michigan, with more than 100 dancers from L.A. Dance’s own company and the surrounding community.

Dec 3 – Ladies Day in the Garden at Public House in Downtown Ferndale

Ladies day date: hang out in our whimsical garden space.

Dec 3 – Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills

Enjoy a farm wagon ride to the 1840s Farmhouse, where you’ll find Santa nestled by the fireplace and a tasty treat in the kitchen

Dec 3 – Hello Kitty Day at Orion Twp. Library

Celebrate everyone’s favorite kitty with fun Hello Kitty themed activities!

Dec 3 -One-Eyed Betty’s Holiday Secret Stash Bash

We will be doing a ticketed only event. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Hazel Park Animal Control Shelter.

Dec 2 – Tree of Hope Annual Tree Lighting in Pontiac

We’re going to start at the 50th District Courthouse and go business to business caroling away, inviting everyone to join us at 6 pm for the tree lighting.

Dec 2 – Emma Guzma Concert at Ferndale Library

Emma Guzman is a songwriter and guitarist that blends clever lyrics and haunting melodies with a fresh and original sound.

Dec 2 – Auburn Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for the tree lighting in Downtown Auburn Hills on Friday Dec. 2 at 6pm.

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.

Dec 1 – 2 – Drive By Santa Parade in Berkley

The Drive-By Parade for both nights begins at 6:30 PM and will go on until 9:00 PM. There will be a Santa tracker that residents can follow.

Dec 1 – Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards

The 2022 Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards luncheon takes place Dec. 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Paint Creek Country Club

Nov 30 – Light up Oxford with Love Luminary Event

“Light Up Oxford with Love” 7 p.m. Nov. 30!

Nov 30 – Jim Shaffer and Associates Sip and Sell Seminar at Whiskey Taco Foxtrot

Are you looking to sell your home but aren’t sure where to start? Join Jim Shaffer and Associates on 11/30 at Whiskey Taco Foxtrot in Downtown Clawson for free food, drinks and learn everything you need to know before selling.

Nov 29 – Sales and Profits as a Destination Business Workshop in Downtown Pontiac

Jon Schallert is the only business speaker in the world specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into consumer destinations.

Nov 29 – Road Commission Hosting Info Meeting on Orion Road/Stoney Creek/Conklin Road Roundabout

Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, with the intersection closing to traffic.

Nov 28 – Blood Drive at Hazel Park Community Center

For an appointment log on to www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code HAZELPARKCC

Nov 26 – Dec 11 – Holly Dickens Festival Weekends

Step back in time this holiday season to the days of Charles Dickens and become part of “A Christmas Carol.”

Nov 26 – Author Fair at Rochester Hills Library

Up to twenty authors will be on hand to discuss their books and love of writing. The event features a mix of traditionally published and self-published authors.

Nov. 26 – Small Business Vendor Event in Madison Heights

Join the Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority for a Small Business Vendor Event with vendors, food trucks, live music and more.

Holly Winter Market at Venue 111- Select Sundays

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

Farmington Hills Police Seeking Victims and Information in “Hockey Doc” Case

Levran has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct related to student athletes – mainly hockey players – that were patients

Quix Chocolate Brings Belgian Legacy to Downtown Ferndale Shop

Visit Quix Chocolate at 221 W Troy St #200, Ferndale, MI 48220 or check them out online at https://www.quixchocolate.com/.

Shop Local Message Showcased at Dearborn Music in Farmington

The county has created a webpage at www.OakGov.com/ShopSmall where shoppers can search for community holiday activities and businesses and community partners can discover resources to support shopping locally.

Awesome Laptop Deal – With Sales Benefiting Oakland County Times

PLUS $100 contribution to Oakland County Times when you mention coupon code: OCTimes.

Royal Oak Becomes a Bee City USA

Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides.

Berkley Invites Residents to Apply for City Council Vacancy

The deadline to apply for the Berkley City Council opening is Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM.

Orion Township Accepting Applications to Fill Vacant Treasurer Position

With the election of Donni Steele to State Representative, there is an opening on the Orion Township Board for a Treasurer to fill the remainder of her term.

Nominations Sought for Michigan Advisory Council on Environmental Justice

Interested parties should submit an application for consideration by Dec. 19.

OC Restaurant Quest: Ginza Ramen in Rochester Hills

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

Scouts Across Oakland County Collect Over 46,000 Pounds of Food for Charities

“Scouts who participate are walking away with a lesson, not just about the need for good deeds, but also the rewarding feeling that comes with helping your neighbors,”

Ferndale Fifth Graders Visit Kindergarten Class to Connect

It was a power hour of making connections, cooperating, and using creativity.

Nov 29 – Road Commission Hosting Info Meeting on Orion Road/Stoney Creek/Conklin Road Roundabout

Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2023, with the intersection closing to traffic.

Nov 26 – Blood Drive at Holly Calvary Church

Together we save lives!

Prevention Pontiac Program to Increase Access to Substance Abuse Resources

“We all know that substance abuse is a real problem, not only in Pontiac, but in our country as a whole. Prevention Pontiac is a tangible way to work toward a solution.”

OC Restaurant QUEST: Our Reviews in Troy So Far…

Troy is a diverse community with a diverse mix of restaurants to match. As I work on my quest to try every restaurant in Oakland County, I’ve had 20 in the tasty city of Troy – including my favorite…

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

The dog license database contains 566 records for dogs living in Hazel Park

Support Small Businesses and Enter to Win with Oakland County Local Gems Contest

From Nov. 1-26, anyone can submit a selfie photo taken at an Oakland County small business that they consider to be “local gems” for a chance at winning a $1,000 first prize or $500 second prize.

Events in Oakland County

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Golden Salon in Downtown Ferndale Aims for Beauty and Community

“The people that come to us are what set us apart, they want to be there and they click with us and we just kind of become friends.”

The Numbers Behind Oakland County’s Transit Millage Vote

Judging from past votes and the fact that over half of the county’s jurisdictions had voted to opt-out in the past, I was predicting a rather close loss for the measure.

Boy was I wrong! 

OC Restaurant Quest: Oakland Diner in Pontiac

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

November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance Services Across Michigan

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

18 Football Fields of Stinky Stuff Mean Compost for SOCRRA Communities

SOCRRA consists of twelve member municipalities with a total population of approximately 283,000 and covers an area of 75 square miles. Member cities are Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy.

VIDEO: Sheriff Bouchard Addresses Students About Safety and Threats

With threats disrupting schools across Oakland County, Sheriff Michael Bouchard made a social media video addressing students. 

Springfield Township Seeks Input on Community Master Plan

Public participation is a major component of the master planning process, and we need your input!

Berkley to Consider Coolidge Road Complete Streets Project at Nov. 21 Meeting

Instead, the report details four recommendations on the project elements that can be retained or improved upon:

NB I-75 and I-696 Interchange Now Open – With New “Braid” Design

Check out this graphic for more on this new design.

How to Nominate Someone for Oakland County’s 40 Under 40 Awards

“We are looking for young adults who through their work, ideas, and service embody what it means to be ‘Oakland Together,’” Coulter said.

Beverly Hills Gets Grant to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety on 13 Mile, 14 Mile, and Evergreen

“Given that our need is quite literally miles of sidewalks through some difficult terrain, the SEMCOG TAP Grant assistance is instrumental in us being able to make this project a reality. We would likely not be able to address the whole project in the same timeframe without this assistance,” said George.

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for White Castle Cravers

Finding the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be a daunting task. If that loved one loves White Castle, however, finding an ideal present will be a whole lot easier this year.

Dec 3 – Ferndale Santa Parade

Brought to you by the elves at Ferndale Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Development Authority.

ReLeaf Michigan Announces Big Tree Hunt Winners

The contest, which awards participants for identifying the biggest trees in Michigan, began in the spring of 2020 and concluded at the end of the summer of 2022.

Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools Locked Down Tuesday Due to Threats

Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools Locked Down Tuesday Due to Threats (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2022) Ferndale, Hazel Park, MI – Students and staff in Ferndale and Hazel Park High Schools experienced lockdowns on Tuesday while police investigated unrelated threats.  In Ferndale this was the second day in a row where threats interrupted…

MML#3 – Workshop Spurs Creative Thinking and Co-Worker Connectivity

But can things like coloring, music, and Play-doh sculptures make a difference in City Hall?
“Municipal government is one of the most difficult places to insert creativity,” Dempsey said. 

Ridgedale Players Explore Friendship with Female Version of The Odd Couple

The production was originally written with male characters in the lead and supporting roles.   In 1985, Simon wrote a version that reversed the gender of the roles. The original cast included Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers.

Beavers Build Dams Damaging Roads in Rose Township

“The beavers appear to be more active this year”, Bryson continued, “This is an ongoing problem.”

OC Restaurant Quest: Gatsby’s in Novi

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

Police Arrest Student Suspected of Making Threats Against Ferndale High

Out of an abundance of caution and to help parents and families feel at ease, the Ferndale Police Department and Oak Park Public Safety will have an increased presence throughout the Ferndale schools on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Office Warns of Armed Suspects in Area of Oakland University – UPDATED

We encourage everyone at Oakland University to stay indoors until the situation is resolved.

City Hall, Police Station and More: Committee Shares Facilities Recommendations for Ferndale

That’s why the City of Ferndale created a Facilities Task Force to evaluate the city’s assets and needs, and provide recommendations for moving forward which include a new city hall, public safety building, and more.

Ferndale High School and Middle School Closed Monday as Police Investigate Threat – UPDATED

We encourage anyone who has any information regarding this matter to visit our website and submit an anonymous report via OK2SAY

VIDEO: Orion Township Honors Veterans with Holiday Luncheon

Most of them are friends already so it’s just something really comfortable for them,” said organizer Chelsie Petrusha.

Journalists Across the County Look at the Sensationalism of Crime in the Media

They also urged reporters to cover the good things community members are doing to heal, and to prevent further incidents.

Sheriff’s Office Accepting Coats for the Cold Donations Through Nov 30

“For the past 35 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need. The community’s generosity has been wonderful every year.”

Ferndale Marching Band Sweeps State Championship

Commendations go out to all of the musicians, performers, supporters, and director Elon Jamison

Events in Oakland County

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