Candidate Interview: Richard Kinnamon for Holly Village Council
Candidate Interview: Patrick Feeney for Holly Village Council
Candidate Interview: Jeffrey Oliver for Hazel Park Library Board
Attorney General Cautions People Against Disaster Relief Scams
OC Restaurant Quest: Camelia’s Mexican Grill in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak
Art Fills Nine Mile with DIY and Funky Ferndale
Oct. 28 – Holly Chamber Breakfast
Oct. 26 -Wildwood Film Festival at Oxford Cinema 7
Oct 23 – Royal Oak Woman’s Club BOOwling Fundraiser
Oct 14-16 – Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Ferndale
Candidate Interview: Richard Kinnamon for Holly Village Council
Candidate Interview: Patrick Feeney for Holly Village Council
Candidate Interview: Jeffrey Oliver for Hazel Park Library Board
Attorney General Cautions People Against Disaster Relief Scams
OC Restaurant Quest: Camelia’s Mexican Grill in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak
Art Fills Nine Mile with DIY and Funky Ferndale
Oct. 28 – Holly Chamber Breakfast
Oct. 26 -Wildwood Film Festival at Oxford Cinema 7
Oct 23 – Royal Oak Woman’s Club BOOwling Fundraiser
Oct 14-16 – Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Ferndale

Latest Articles

2022 Candidate Interviews and Election Information

Videos are added as we can up until Election Day, so please check back often for new interviews.

Construction to Begin on Woodward Ave in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge Oct. 17

The 2022 work will include daytime and nighttime work to perform pavement repairs, curb replacement and sidewalk upgrades

Candidate Interview: Richard Kinnamon for Holly Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Patrick Feeney for Holly Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Jeffrey Oliver for Hazel Park Library Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Attorney General Cautions People Against Disaster Relief Scams

If you have been the victim of a disaster-related scam, or if you would like to file a general consumer complaint, please contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division

OC Restaurant Quest: Camelia’s Mexican Grill in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak

Camelia’s Mexican Grill is a restaurant with locations in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak and a history that is as thoughtful as the food itself.

Art Fills Nine Mile with DIY and Funky Ferndale

Over 200 artists lined areas along Nine Mile in Downtown Ferndale for a pair of artistic events – The Funky Ferndale Art Fair on the west, and DIY on the east.

Nov 6 – Cupid’s Christmas Movie Premier at Hartland Emagine Theatre

Profits from this premier will benefit the Holly Union Depot Relocation Project.

Oct. 28 – Holly Chamber Breakfast

Everyone is welcome.

Breakfast is $8 for Members and $10 for Non-members.

Oct. 26 -Wildwood Film Festival at Oxford Cinema 7

Write, shoot, and edit a 10 minute film and you can be entered for prize money for the top three teams.

Oct 23 – Royal Oak Woman’s Club BOOwling Fundraiser

ROWC welcomes everyone to join us for a fun day of bowling, pizza, and fun all while supporting CARE
House of Oakland County.

Oct 14-16 – Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Ferndale

Get ready for our 12th year and an insanely delicious combination of music, food, drinks, and best of all, people! Across our sprawling footprint, you’re bound to find something that satisfies your hunger.

Oct. 9 – Creature Feature Night of Comedy at Valentine Distilling in Ferndale to Benefit Devoted Barn Rescue

The folks at Valentine Distilling Co. will be putting together spirits to host us for an evening of costumes, comedy, and raising money for The Devoted Barn.

Oct 8-9 – Detroit Franchise Show in Novi Showcasing Business Opportunities

Your only opportunity to see and compare all your full and part-time business ownership options under one roof!

Employee of Steve’s Deli Takes Own Life After Shooting at Restaurant, Injuring Co-Worker

The suspect took his own life inside his vehicle before Southfield police officers could make contact with him. No shots were fired by the police.

Candidate Interview: Mitchell Robinson for State Board of Education

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Jake Singer for Lake Orion School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Michelle Cook for Royal Oak School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Passes Budget

With the 2023-2025 budget, the county prioritizes investments in public health, public safety and environmental sustainability.

Mai Tiki Bar Opens Inside Downtown Ferndale’s Tigerlily Restaurant

Nestled behind a semi-concealed door to the side of the Tigerlily dining room lies a portal to an island getaway known as Mai Tiki.

BHHS Senior Henry Jackson Earns Perfect Score on AP US Gov & Politics Exam

Of all the students who took this challenging, college-level examination, Jackson is one of only 21 students who earned every point possible.

Free COVID Tests Available Through Michigan DHHS

All households in the state of Michigan can order their free COVID-19 tests through AccessCovidTests.org.

MDOT Survey Asks for Input on Woodward Avenue Loop Conversion in Pontiac

The public is invited to provide input through an online public survey, ending at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

Candidate Interview: Sarah Pounds for County Commission District 6

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Ajay Raman for County Commission District 14

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Michelle DiNardo for County Commission District 15

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

OC Restaurant Quest: Cottage Inn Pizza

Pizza can sometimes be the perfect meal, and our quest to try every pizza place in Oakland County continues with Cottage Inn, which is a franchise with several locations.

Rick Nagy Rejoins Hazel Park School Board with Recent Appointment

The Hazel Park School Board has voted to appoint Rick Nagy to the vacancy left by the resignation of Board Member Kristy Schalk.

OC Restaurant Quest – High Octane Cafe in Bloomfield Hills

Sometimes mornings require a boost of energy, and High Octane Cafe and Bakery offers several ways to amp up breakfast and lunch.

Kitten Saves Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

“Fortunately, this incident had a positive ending, but we hope all families will learn from the Stampers and keep their generators outside.”

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

The database contains 1,430 records for dogs living in ZIP Code 48442 and includes breeds and dog names. 

Make Money and Help Democracy: Communities Seek Election Workers

They do not need to live in the city where they work.  Many cities, townships, and villages are seeking out applicants.

Planned Power Outage in Pontiac on Oct. 4

On Tuesday, October 4 from 10 am to 12 pm, there will be a 2 hour outage in Pontiac so that DTE can safely work on electrical system repairs.

Oct 5 – Resources for Home-Based Businesses at Farmington Hills Hawk

Through collaborations with partner organizations, this program provides FREE or low-cost services and provides targeted support, which might cost thousands of dollars elsewhere.

Oct 3 – Elevate Oak Park – Open House for Parks and Rec Projects

Concept plans for each park/space will be on display at the Oct. 3 Open House.

These concept plans are based around an extensive and intentional planning and public input process

Oct. 1 – Ferndale Fall Festival

Oct. 1 – Ferndale Fall Festival Ferndale, MI—The annual Ferndale Fall Festival returns this year on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Come celebrate the season as the Detroit Curling Club and Martin Road Park is transformed into a fall- themed wonderland of games, activities, music, and treats on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00…

Oct 1 – Holly Township Clean Up Day

Clean Up Day for Holly Township including the Village of Holly is THIS Saturday.

Oct 1 – Friends of the Ferndale Library Cake Off

If you’d like to attend and sample cakes, all you have to do is JOIN the Friends before October 1st.

Suicide Suspected in Death of 17 Year Old Struck by Train in Birmingham

The cause of death is currently being listed as a suicide pending toxicology test results

Video:  Holly Area Chamber Meet the Candidates Forum

The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum on Sept. 22, giving candidates for a variety of positions a chance to communicate with the public.

Video:  LO Palooza Celebrates Music and Fun While Supporting Those with Special Needs

On Sept. 17, Wildwood Amphitheater in Orion Township was filled with music and fun for LOPalooza, an event that raises money for The Daisy Project MI.

OC Restaurant Quest: 15th Street Tavern in Clarkston

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.  This long-term project is a labor of love, supported by our friends at White Castle.

Candidate Interview: Gwen Markham for County Commission District 15

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Marcia Gershenson for County Commission Dist. 11

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Penny Luebs for County Commissioner Dist 2

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Drones Making a Difference in Development, Disasters, Preservation and More

Drones have many applications that most people, and even other planners, may not realize.

Explore: Oakland Township’s New Park – Fox Nature Preserve

A 234-acre park with trails is now open in Oakland Township.

Art Fairs in Ferndale and More Events in Oakland County

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

OC Restaurant Quest: Maruca’s Kitchen in Holly

It was fun checking back in with Maruca’s Kitchen in Holly after having covered their ribbon cutting in 2020.

Shifts in Parks and Rec as Ferndale Considers Ending Kulick Lease, Moving Offices to Incubizo

The City’s facilities budget constraints, ownership issues, and critical infrastructure improvement needs for the building are important reasons for the task force’s recommendation to shift strategies for community parks and recreation needs.”

Eric Cionka Appointed to Fill Auburn Hills City Council Vacancy

Mr. Cionka will serve a term ending November 2023.

Mary Fulmer Appointed to Ferndale School Board

Ferndale Schools Board of Education President Sandra Dukhie said, “We had a tremendous pool of candidates for the open Trustee position, and this was a difficult decision for the Board.”

Candidate Interview: Merri Busch for Madison School Board (write in)

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Shayna Levin for Walled Lake School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Donna Gundle-Krieg for State Board of Education

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Royal Oak Seeking Applicants for Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the human rights commission shall be to advise the city commission and the city manager and assist with efforts to bring greater equity and inclusion of diverse groups within the City of Royal Oak.

MML and MEDC Release Plan to Encourage More Multi-Family Homes, Making Construction Easier

With rent and mortgage costs rising and communities across the state challenged to develop enough housing for their residents, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Economic Development Corporation have reached back into the past to develop new strategies to help communities add more housing options to their existing neighborhoods. 

White Castle Announces Castle Bites, New in the Freezer Aisle

Inspired by the iconic flavor of White Castle Sliders, the new bite-sized snacks are made with 100% real beef and onions and wrapped in a crispy golden crust.

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15 – AAA 1-B Offering Assistance

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering in-person and virtual appointments with certified Medicare counselors throughout the agency’s six-county service area.

Detroit Horse Power Wins ASPCA Award, Working Towards Building Urban Equestrian Center

These impactful experiences, including riding and caring for the horses, teach the students valuable lessons…

Students in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake Can Apply for $1,000 Scholarship

High School students who reside in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford, or White Lake can write an essay about how they have made a difference in the community, in 500 words or less.

Birmingham Hosting Photography Contest for Calendar Cover

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 30, 2022, at which time the community will be invited to vote for their favorite image

Rochester Hills’ Stoney Creek High School Put on Lockdown, No Threat Found

“The safety of our school community is always our priority. We are proud of how our students and staff systematically follow the security procedures that are practiced throughout the year. Our ongoing training and drills have prepared our school communities to take the necessary safety precautions during critical incidents,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner

Candidate Interview: Charlie Gandy-Thompson for Royal Oak School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Andrew Weaver for Rochester Community School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Beverly Hinton for Hazel Park School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Oct 2 – Trail Tunes in Madison Heights

Music resonates as you meander along the trail at Civic Center Park in Madison Heights.

Sept 22 – Holly Meet the Candidates Event

The Holly Area Chamber is hosting Meet the Candidates on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 pm. We would like your input on questions.

Sept 24 – Body Party – All Bodies and Levels Yoga Class Fundraiser at DIY to Support First Step

Bring your mat, wear comfortable movement clothes, water, and be ready to shop the DIY street fair afterwards!

Southfield Announces Photo Prize Winners

The winning photographs and finalists will be featured in the City’s 2023 calendar and other city marketing materials.

Holly Community Celebrates Holly Days

From local vendors selling goods at the farmers market, to the parade of veterans and other citizens of town, even down to the live music and beer tent hosted by the Moose Club it is all about Holly this time of year.

Royal Oak Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider’s look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department.

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

 Our inaugural community of interest will be the City of Ferndale, which has 1,374 licensed pooches.

“Knight’s Bikes” Helps Change Lives in Highland Area and Beyond

Corneiller works as a jail chaplain and attended a convention where jail and prison ministers heard an individual called “Big Mike” speak about how receiving his bike turned his life around.

OC Restaurant Quest: Loccino Italian Grill and Bar in Troy

Loccino is located at 5600 Crooks Road in Troy. Dine in, or order carryout online at https://loccino.com/#welcome .

Culver’s Breaks Ground and More Businesses to Come on Brown Road in Orion Twp.

When Joe Zimmer and his family broke ground for the second Culver’s restaurant location, they celebrated not only the success of their business, but a future being built all around them along Brown Road in Orion Township.

Proposed Bills Would Address Long-Term Elevator Outages in Apartment Buildings

“Elevator outages will continue to happen as residential buildings age,” added Claudia Sanford, tenant rights organizer at United Community Housing Coalition. “Policies that require planning for the future are necessary to prevent this eventuality.”

Candidate Interview: Amber Kier for Holly Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Teresa Rutt for Lake Orion Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Theresa Shimansky for Keego Harbor Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Sept. 20 – Visioning Workshop for Adams Road in Rochester Hills, Plus Online Survey

A Visioning Adams Road website has been launched to share information about the study and to receive public input: https://mksk.mysocialpinpoint.com/visioningadamsroad.

Royal Oak Seeks Input on Parks and Recreation Plan with Emphasis on Accessibility

The City of Royal Oak is currently updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, with a specific emphasis on improving accessibility for all

White Lake Road to Close for Storm-Sewer Repairs Sept. 22 and 23

White Lake Road to Close for Storm-Sewer Repairs Sept. 22 and 23 (RCOC, Sept. 17, 2022) Independence Township, MI – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close White Lake Road, north of Andersonville Road in Independence Township, Thursday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 23, for storm-sewer repairs. The work is just north…

OC Restaurant Quest: Chicago Brothers Pizza in Lake Orion

Chicago Brothers Pizza has been serving up great slices since 1989.

Explore: Villa Barr Art Park in Novi

Visitors can come year round to enjoy the art, which includes pieces by Barr as well as other artists.

Hazel Park Council Passes Resolution on Entheogenic Plants and Fungi, aka Magic Mushrooms

Hazel Park has taken another step in welcoming entheogenic plans and fungi to the community, by declaring September as Entheogenic Plant and Fungi Awareness Month.

Candidate Interview: Dedra LeSage for Lamphere School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Jessica Gupta for Rochester Community School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Elizabeth Cunningham for Holly Area School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Driver Dead After Crash with Semi Truck on Telegraph

The lone occupant and driver of the SUV was deceased when officers and rescue personnel arrived

Oakland County Community Deer Coalition Asking Residents to Fill Out Survey

Your answers will be extremely valuable in helping the Coalition create a plan to address deer concerns. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback.

OC Restaurant Quest: The Exchange Bar & Grill in Northville

Located in the heart of Downtown Northville, the food and atmosphere make it a popular place for guests. Check out the full menu at www.ExchangeBarGrill.com.

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Seeks New Leader

The volunteer position is open to all community members

State Board of Canvassers Approves Two More Proposals for November Ballot

Full wording of the proposals and the ballot summaries can be found on the Board of Canvassers webpage.

Candidate Interview: Gregory Stempfle for Secretary of State

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Douglas Smith for OCC Trustee

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Tonya Goetz for Judge of 52nd District Court, 4th Division

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Sheriff Gives Updates on Walled Lake Shootings

Deputies and Walled Lake police were dispatched to the residence on Glenwood Drive approximately 4:11 a.m. Sunday. The caller, later identified as the daughter of Lanis and his wife, told dispatchers her father had just shot her.

Video: Bee Taylor Graces Lake Orion Live Concert Series

Check out the video of the Lake Orion performance, thanks to our friends at Orion ONTV:

Southfield Allocates Rescue Plan Funds to Support Centrepolis Business Accelerator

Since its inception, the Centrepolis Accelerator has worked with over 375 companies, created over 360 new jobs, over 150 products commercialized which has resulted in $80 million in revenue/new investment.

Latest Articles

2022 Candidate Interviews and Election Information

Videos are added as we can up until Election Day, so please check back often for new interviews.

Construction to Begin on Woodward Ave in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge Oct. 17

The 2022 work will include daytime and nighttime work to perform pavement repairs, curb replacement and sidewalk upgrades

Candidate Interview: Richard Kinnamon for Holly Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Patrick Feeney for Holly Village Council

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Jeffrey Oliver for Hazel Park Library Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Attorney General Cautions People Against Disaster Relief Scams

If you have been the victim of a disaster-related scam, or if you would like to file a general consumer complaint, please contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division

OC Restaurant Quest: Camelia’s Mexican Grill in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak

Camelia’s Mexican Grill is a restaurant with locations in Farmington Hills and Royal Oak and a history that is as thoughtful as the food itself.

Art Fills Nine Mile with DIY and Funky Ferndale

Over 200 artists lined areas along Nine Mile in Downtown Ferndale for a pair of artistic events – The Funky Ferndale Art Fair on the west, and DIY on the east.

Nov 6 – Cupid’s Christmas Movie Premier at Hartland Emagine Theatre

Profits from this premier will benefit the Holly Union Depot Relocation Project.

Oct. 28 – Holly Chamber Breakfast

Everyone is welcome.

Breakfast is $8 for Members and $10 for Non-members.

Oct. 26 -Wildwood Film Festival at Oxford Cinema 7

Write, shoot, and edit a 10 minute film and you can be entered for prize money for the top three teams.

Oct 23 – Royal Oak Woman’s Club BOOwling Fundraiser

ROWC welcomes everyone to join us for a fun day of bowling, pizza, and fun all while supporting CARE
House of Oakland County.

Oct 14-16 – Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Ferndale

Get ready for our 12th year and an insanely delicious combination of music, food, drinks, and best of all, people! Across our sprawling footprint, you’re bound to find something that satisfies your hunger.

Oct. 9 – Creature Feature Night of Comedy at Valentine Distilling in Ferndale to Benefit Devoted Barn Rescue

The folks at Valentine Distilling Co. will be putting together spirits to host us for an evening of costumes, comedy, and raising money for The Devoted Barn.

Oct 8-9 – Detroit Franchise Show in Novi Showcasing Business Opportunities

Your only opportunity to see and compare all your full and part-time business ownership options under one roof!

Employee of Steve’s Deli Takes Own Life After Shooting at Restaurant, Injuring Co-Worker

The suspect took his own life inside his vehicle before Southfield police officers could make contact with him. No shots were fired by the police.

Candidate Interview: Mitchell Robinson for State Board of Education

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Jake Singer for Lake Orion School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Michelle Cook for Royal Oak School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Passes Budget

With the 2023-2025 budget, the county prioritizes investments in public health, public safety and environmental sustainability.

Mai Tiki Bar Opens Inside Downtown Ferndale’s Tigerlily Restaurant

Nestled behind a semi-concealed door to the side of the Tigerlily dining room lies a portal to an island getaway known as Mai Tiki.

BHHS Senior Henry Jackson Earns Perfect Score on AP US Gov & Politics Exam

Of all the students who took this challenging, college-level examination, Jackson is one of only 21 students who earned every point possible.

Free COVID Tests Available Through Michigan DHHS

All households in the state of Michigan can order their free COVID-19 tests through AccessCovidTests.org.

MDOT Survey Asks for Input on Woodward Avenue Loop Conversion in Pontiac

The public is invited to provide input through an online public survey, ending at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

Candidate Interview: Sarah Pounds for County Commission District 6

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Ajay Raman for County Commission District 14

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Michelle DiNardo for County Commission District 15

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

OC Restaurant Quest: Cottage Inn Pizza

Pizza can sometimes be the perfect meal, and our quest to try every pizza place in Oakland County continues with Cottage Inn, which is a franchise with several locations.

Rick Nagy Rejoins Hazel Park School Board with Recent Appointment

The Hazel Park School Board has voted to appoint Rick Nagy to the vacancy left by the resignation of Board Member Kristy Schalk.

OC Restaurant Quest – High Octane Cafe in Bloomfield Hills

Sometimes mornings require a boost of energy, and High Octane Cafe and Bakery offers several ways to amp up breakfast and lunch.

Kitten Saves Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

“Fortunately, this incident had a positive ending, but we hope all families will learn from the Stampers and keep their generators outside.”

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

The database contains 1,430 records for dogs living in ZIP Code 48442 and includes breeds and dog names. 

Make Money and Help Democracy: Communities Seek Election Workers

They do not need to live in the city where they work.  Many cities, townships, and villages are seeking out applicants.

Planned Power Outage in Pontiac on Oct. 4

On Tuesday, October 4 from 10 am to 12 pm, there will be a 2 hour outage in Pontiac so that DTE can safely work on electrical system repairs.

Oct 5 – Resources for Home-Based Businesses at Farmington Hills Hawk

Through collaborations with partner organizations, this program provides FREE or low-cost services and provides targeted support, which might cost thousands of dollars elsewhere.

Oct 3 – Elevate Oak Park – Open House for Parks and Rec Projects

Concept plans for each park/space will be on display at the Oct. 3 Open House.

These concept plans are based around an extensive and intentional planning and public input process

Oct. 1 – Ferndale Fall Festival

Oct. 1 – Ferndale Fall Festival Ferndale, MI—The annual Ferndale Fall Festival returns this year on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Come celebrate the season as the Detroit Curling Club and Martin Road Park is transformed into a fall- themed wonderland of games, activities, music, and treats on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00…

Oct 1 – Holly Township Clean Up Day

Clean Up Day for Holly Township including the Village of Holly is THIS Saturday.

Oct 1 – Friends of the Ferndale Library Cake Off

If you’d like to attend and sample cakes, all you have to do is JOIN the Friends before October 1st.

Suicide Suspected in Death of 17 Year Old Struck by Train in Birmingham

The cause of death is currently being listed as a suicide pending toxicology test results

Video:  Holly Area Chamber Meet the Candidates Forum

The Holly Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum on Sept. 22, giving candidates for a variety of positions a chance to communicate with the public.

Video:  LO Palooza Celebrates Music and Fun While Supporting Those with Special Needs

On Sept. 17, Wildwood Amphitheater in Orion Township was filled with music and fun for LOPalooza, an event that raises money for The Daisy Project MI.

OC Restaurant Quest: 15th Street Tavern in Clarkston

Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County.  This long-term project is a labor of love, supported by our friends at White Castle.

Candidate Interview: Gwen Markham for County Commission District 15

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Marcia Gershenson for County Commission Dist. 11

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Penny Luebs for County Commissioner Dist 2

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Drones Making a Difference in Development, Disasters, Preservation and More

Drones have many applications that most people, and even other planners, may not realize.

Explore: Oakland Township’s New Park – Fox Nature Preserve

A 234-acre park with trails is now open in Oakland Township.

Art Fairs in Ferndale and More Events in Oakland County

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

OC Restaurant Quest: Maruca’s Kitchen in Holly

It was fun checking back in with Maruca’s Kitchen in Holly after having covered their ribbon cutting in 2020.

Shifts in Parks and Rec as Ferndale Considers Ending Kulick Lease, Moving Offices to Incubizo

The City’s facilities budget constraints, ownership issues, and critical infrastructure improvement needs for the building are important reasons for the task force’s recommendation to shift strategies for community parks and recreation needs.”

Eric Cionka Appointed to Fill Auburn Hills City Council Vacancy

Mr. Cionka will serve a term ending November 2023.

Mary Fulmer Appointed to Ferndale School Board

Ferndale Schools Board of Education President Sandra Dukhie said, “We had a tremendous pool of candidates for the open Trustee position, and this was a difficult decision for the Board.”

Candidate Interview: Merri Busch for Madison School Board (write in)

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Shayna Levin for Walled Lake School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Donna Gundle-Krieg for State Board of Education

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Royal Oak Seeking Applicants for Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the human rights commission shall be to advise the city commission and the city manager and assist with efforts to bring greater equity and inclusion of diverse groups within the City of Royal Oak.

MML and MEDC Release Plan to Encourage More Multi-Family Homes, Making Construction Easier

With rent and mortgage costs rising and communities across the state challenged to develop enough housing for their residents, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Economic Development Corporation have reached back into the past to develop new strategies to help communities add more housing options to their existing neighborhoods. 

White Castle Announces Castle Bites, New in the Freezer Aisle

Inspired by the iconic flavor of White Castle Sliders, the new bite-sized snacks are made with 100% real beef and onions and wrapped in a crispy golden crust.

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15 – AAA 1-B Offering Assistance

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering in-person and virtual appointments with certified Medicare counselors throughout the agency’s six-county service area.

Detroit Horse Power Wins ASPCA Award, Working Towards Building Urban Equestrian Center

These impactful experiences, including riding and caring for the horses, teach the students valuable lessons…

Students in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake Can Apply for $1,000 Scholarship

High School students who reside in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford, or White Lake can write an essay about how they have made a difference in the community, in 500 words or less.

Birmingham Hosting Photography Contest for Calendar Cover

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 30, 2022, at which time the community will be invited to vote for their favorite image

Rochester Hills’ Stoney Creek High School Put on Lockdown, No Threat Found

“The safety of our school community is always our priority. We are proud of how our students and staff systematically follow the security procedures that are practiced throughout the year. Our ongoing training and drills have prepared our school communities to take the necessary safety precautions during critical incidents,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner

Candidate Interview: Charlie Gandy-Thompson for Royal Oak School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Andrew Weaver for Rochester Community School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Candidate Interview: Beverly Hinton for Hazel Park School Board

New videos are added frequently up until Election Day, so please check back often!

Oct 2 – Trail Tunes in Madison Heights

Music resonates as you meander along the trail at Civic Center Park in Madison Heights.

Sept 22 – Holly Meet the Candidates Event

The Holly Area Chamber is hosting Meet the Candidates on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 pm. We would like your input on questions.

Sept 24 – Body Party – All Bodies and Levels Yoga Class Fundraiser at DIY to Support First Step

Bring your mat, wear comfortable movement clothes, water, and be ready to shop the DIY street fair afterwards!

Southfield Announces Photo Prize Winners

The winning photographs and finalists will be featured in the City’s 2023 calendar and other city marketing materials.

Holly Community Celebrates Holly Days

From local vendors selling goods at the farmers market, to the parade of veterans and other citizens of town, even down to the live music and beer tent hosted by the Moose Club it is all about Holly this time of year.

Royal Oak Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider’s look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department.

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

 Our inaugural community of interest will be the City of Ferndale, which has 1,374 licensed pooches.

“Knight’s Bikes” Helps Change Lives in Highland Area and Beyond

Corneiller works as a jail chaplain and attended a convention where jail and prison ministers heard an individual called “Big Mike” speak about how receiving his bike turned his life around.

OC Restaurant Quest: Loccino Italian Grill and Bar in Troy

Loccino is located at 5600 Crooks Road in Troy. Dine in, or order carryout online at https://loccino.com/#welcome .

Culver’s Breaks Ground and More Businesses to Come on Brown Road in Orion Twp.

When Joe Zimmer and his family broke ground for the second Culver’s restaurant location, they celebrated not only the success of their business, but a future being built all around them along Brown Road in Orion Township.

Proposed Bills Would Address Long-Term Elevator Outages in Apartment Buildings

“Elevator outages will continue to happen as residential buildings age,” added Claudia Sanford, tenant rights organizer at United Community Housing Coalition. “Policies that require planning for the future are necessary to prevent this eventuality.”

Candidate Interview: Amber Kier for Holly Village Council

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Candidate Interview: Teresa Rutt for Lake Orion Village Council

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Candidate Interview: Theresa Shimansky for Keego Harbor Council

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Sept. 20 – Visioning Workshop for Adams Road in Rochester Hills, Plus Online Survey

A Visioning Adams Road website has been launched to share information about the study and to receive public input: https://mksk.mysocialpinpoint.com/visioningadamsroad.

Royal Oak Seeks Input on Parks and Recreation Plan with Emphasis on Accessibility

The City of Royal Oak is currently updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, with a specific emphasis on improving accessibility for all

White Lake Road to Close for Storm-Sewer Repairs Sept. 22 and 23

White Lake Road to Close for Storm-Sewer Repairs Sept. 22 and 23 (RCOC, Sept. 17, 2022) Independence Township, MI – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close White Lake Road, north of Andersonville Road in Independence Township, Thursday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 23, for storm-sewer repairs. The work is just north…

OC Restaurant Quest: Chicago Brothers Pizza in Lake Orion

Chicago Brothers Pizza has been serving up great slices since 1989.

Explore: Villa Barr Art Park in Novi

Visitors can come year round to enjoy the art, which includes pieces by Barr as well as other artists.

Hazel Park Council Passes Resolution on Entheogenic Plants and Fungi, aka Magic Mushrooms

Hazel Park has taken another step in welcoming entheogenic plans and fungi to the community, by declaring September as Entheogenic Plant and Fungi Awareness Month.

Candidate Interview: Dedra LeSage for Lamphere School Board

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Candidate Interview: Jessica Gupta for Rochester Community School Board

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Candidate Interview: Elizabeth Cunningham for Holly Area School Board

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Driver Dead After Crash with Semi Truck on Telegraph

The lone occupant and driver of the SUV was deceased when officers and rescue personnel arrived

Oakland County Community Deer Coalition Asking Residents to Fill Out Survey

Your answers will be extremely valuable in helping the Coalition create a plan to address deer concerns. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback.

OC Restaurant Quest: The Exchange Bar & Grill in Northville

Located in the heart of Downtown Northville, the food and atmosphere make it a popular place for guests. Check out the full menu at www.ExchangeBarGrill.com.

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Seeks New Leader

The volunteer position is open to all community members

State Board of Canvassers Approves Two More Proposals for November Ballot

Full wording of the proposals and the ballot summaries can be found on the Board of Canvassers webpage.

Candidate Interview: Gregory Stempfle for Secretary of State

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Candidate Interview: Douglas Smith for OCC Trustee

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Candidate Interview: Tonya Goetz for Judge of 52nd District Court, 4th Division

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Sheriff Gives Updates on Walled Lake Shootings

Deputies and Walled Lake police were dispatched to the residence on Glenwood Drive approximately 4:11 a.m. Sunday. The caller, later identified as the daughter of Lanis and his wife, told dispatchers her father had just shot her.

Video: Bee Taylor Graces Lake Orion Live Concert Series

Check out the video of the Lake Orion performance, thanks to our friends at Orion ONTV:

Southfield Allocates Rescue Plan Funds to Support Centrepolis Business Accelerator

Since its inception, the Centrepolis Accelerator has worked with over 375 companies, created over 360 new jobs, over 150 products commercialized which has resulted in $80 million in revenue/new investment.