July 10 – Free Yoga in Ferndale Library Courtyard
Candidate Interview: Paul Taros for State Rep Dist 5
Candidate Interview: Mike McFall for State Rep Dist 8
Candidate Interview: Noah Arbit for State Rep. Dist 20
Guests w/Reservation Switches in Mackinaw City Could Get Refunds Thanks to Settlement
Video: Blue Heron Hunts for Breakfast at Addison Oaks
Reporter Food: Dixie Diner in Waterford
Share Videos & Support Journalism this Independence Day
Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan
Candidate Interview: Caprice Jackson for State Rep Dist 18
July 10 – Free Yoga in Ferndale Library Courtyard
Candidate Interview: Paul Taros for State Rep Dist 5
Candidate Interview: Mike McFall for State Rep Dist 8
Candidate Interview: Noah Arbit for State Rep. Dist 20
Guests w/Reservation Switches in Mackinaw City Could Get Refunds Thanks to Settlement
Video: Blue Heron Hunts for Breakfast at Addison Oaks
Reporter Food: Dixie Diner in Waterford
Share Videos & Support Journalism this Independence Day
Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan
Candidate Interview: Caprice Jackson for State Rep Dist 18

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.

July 10 – Free Yoga in Ferndale Library Courtyard

Motor Om Yoga hosts a monthly community yoga class at the Ferndale Library, free and open to all skill levels; registration is required.

Candidate Interview: Paul Taros for State Rep Dist 5

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

Candidate Interview: Mike McFall for State Rep Dist 8

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

Candidate Interview: Noah Arbit for State Rep. Dist 20

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

Guests w/Reservation Switches in Mackinaw City Could Get Refunds Thanks to Settlement

Consumers will have 90 days to submit claims for reimbursement and are eligible for 100% reimbursement by the entities if they can document a fully paid reservation at one of the hotels that was closed for the season, with the consumer being transferred to a different hotel, since January 1, 2017.  

Video: Blue Heron Hunts for Breakfast at Addison Oaks

In the pond near the estate is where we happened upon this Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast.

Reporter Food: Dixie Diner in Waterford

Other breakfast choices include the chicken omelette, strawberry cheesecake pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and of course options with meat and eggs.

Share Videos & Support Journalism this Independence Day

As you ponder the meaning of this Independence Day holiday, please consider the value of local journalism – and the need for more of it in our democracy.

Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan

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

Candidate Interview: Caprice Jackson for State Rep Dist 18

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

Candidate Interview: James Sklar for State Rep. Dist 20

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

Candidate Interview: Robin McGregor for State Rep Dist 52

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

Clarkston Family Farm – Can you Dig It?

Numerous volunteers keep the farm running by caring for its animals and the grounds, coordinating and manning events and educational programming, and much more.

Reporter Food: The Bronx Deli in Pontiac

The Bronx Deli is located at 247 S. Telegraph in Pontiac.  For the full menu and easy online ordering visit https://www.bronxdeli.com.

Fireworks in Oakland County

Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” at any of the many shows in Oakland County.

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 1

In this article I look at two groupings:  communities with populations greater than 50,000 population, and communities between 20,000 and 49,999 population.

Beloved Holly Academy Director Julie Kildee Retires with Surprises from Students and Staff

“She has pushed multiple other teachers and staff members to be the best they can be.”

July 14 – Public Meeting about Converting Pontiac’s Woodward Loop to Two-Way Traffic

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a plan to convert the Woodward Loop from a one-way direction into a two-way direction, including intersection modifications and improvements. 

Royal Oak’s Centennial Commons and Farmington Hills’ Hawk Among Finalists for Statewide Award

The communities that have advanced are Cassopolis, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, and Traverse City.

VIDEO: Orion Community Celebrates New Concession Stand at Miracle Field

The Concession Stand is one of many efforts that have brought the community together to support those with special needs at the custom-designed playing field.

Bubble Races, Cabbage Toss, Mascot Race, and Baseball Part of Royal Oak Leprechaun Home Game Fun

For tickets, head to www.RoyalOakLeprechauns.com. Game time is 7:05 p.m. each night. The opener on June 28th will be Star Wars Night, just be careful with that light saber

Pontiac Man Shot Dead After Workplace Altercation, Supervisor in Custody

The alleged shooter, a 27-year-old Pontiac man, was arrested within an hour of the incident and is being held in the Oakland County Jail.

Eight Felony Charges for Man Suspected of Stealing Items from Vehicles in Royal Oak

On Friday, June 24, 2022. Corey Lee Rashada, a 24-year-old Madison Heights resident was arraigned before the Honorable Magistrate Chisholm of the 44th District Court. Rashada was charged with eight (8) felony counts including…

Road Commission for Oakland County Hiring Truck Drivers with CDL-A

The minimum probationary wage for the position is $18.53 per hour with the potential to increase during probation, depending on the daily work assignment. The hourly rate increases to $24 per hour after completion of the probationary period.

Gunshots Claim Lives of Mother and Daughter in Rochester Hills

Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the deaths of a mother and a daughter who were found deceased Monday as a result of gunshot wounds in the daughter’s Rochester Hills residence.

Online Fundraiser to “Restore, Rebuild and Re-Imagine the Heart of Holly”

The loss and damage to the businesses, the public space known as “Battle Alley, and the destruction to our historic building stock is immense. Insurance will not cover everything, and a team of architects and engineers are at work evaluating needs and repairs.

Everyday Heroes Race Brings People Together Against Human Trafficking

“She shared a story so real and heartbreaking and devastating and it moved me to begin to think about how I can do something about this.”

LOLive! Gazebo Concert Series Wednesdays and Fridays in Downtown Lake Orion

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

Miss Oakland County Accepting Applicants for 2022 Pageant

Any female 12-18 years of age who resides in Michigan may compete.

Voorheis Road to Close for Sewer Repairs June 28

Waterford Township expects to close Voorheis Road from Telegraph Road to    M-59 on Tuesday, June 28, starting at approximately 9 a.m. for emergency sanitary sewer repairs.

Candidate Interview: Kelly Garrett for Congress Dist 12

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

Candidate Interview: Tom Barrett for Congress Dist 7

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

Candidate Interview: Huwaida Arraf for Congress Dist 10

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

July 28 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Roots Vibration

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 27 – Persuasion Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

The Persuasion Band’s fast paced, high-energy performance caters to events with a diverse group of attendees.

July 24 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Maggie McCabe

Summer Park Market at Clawson City Park, 9 am – 1 pm

July 22 – Pontiac Arts Crawl

With COVID easing up and The City of Pontiac Arts Commission hard at work, the Pontiac Arts Crawl is back for 2022!

July 21 – Royal Oak Summer Concert w/ Detroit Soul Rhythm and Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds

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

July 21 – Ferndale Movie in Martin Road Park – The Sandlot

This series is free for the community. Follow @downtownferndale and @ferndaleparksandrec for updates.

July 21 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Tosha Owens

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 20:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: American Underdog

“We are so excited to offer family-friendly movies this summer at our newest community park,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. 

July 16 – Hot Dogs and Hot Rods to Benefit Moving Wall Visit to Holly

Hot Rods and Hot Dogs is a car show and more!

July 16 – Berkley Street Art Fest  

Berkley comes alive as the 5th Annual Berkley Street Art Fest transforms Coolidge Highway into a vibrant street fair centered around a friendly chalk-art contest

July 15 – Movie in Booth Park Birmingham: Home Alone

As always, Movie Night events are free and include complimentary treats and giveaways (while supplies last).

July 14 – Oak Park Summer Concert Featuring Smoke Jones Band

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 14 – Troy Summer Concert: Dan Rafferty Band

“We are so excited to bring back the Troy Summer Concert Series at Boulan Park again this summer,”

July 12 – The Look – Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

The music they play incorporates elements of Pop, Rock, Country and Blues.

July 10 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Sean Nasrey and Greater Alexander

Join us for seven Sunday’s throughout the summer for a Craft & Flea Market with a Farmer or two.

July 8-17 – Oakland County Fair

We have a great lineup of events and fun activities for the whole family. We have fireworks, demo derbies, Figure 8 racing, Monster Trucks and animals. Plus we have events that last the whole 10 days of Fair. And don’t forget the Carnival rides and all that awesome fair food

July 7 – Oak Park Outdoor Movie: Space Jam A New Legacy

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Serie

July 7 – Ferndale Movie at Schiffer Park – Idiocracy

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals. Whatever you need to have fun, get cozy and enjoy the movie!

July 7 – Blood Drive at Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Rochester Hills

All donors will have their temperature taken at the door and as part of patient history
All donors will be required to wear a mask.  A mask will be provided to the donor if they don’t have one

July 6 – Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Luca

Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and relax with as a variety of family-friendly movies will be shown at sunset. Concessions will be available for purchase from some of Troy’s own non-profit organizations .

Reporter Food: Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern in Bloomfield Hills, Bingham Farms and Northville

For easy online ordering and locations, check out https://www.myrustybucket.com/. 

Fireworks in Oakland County

Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” at any of the many shows in Oakland County.

Kisa the Tiger Dies After Long Life at Detroit Zoo

She loved taking long walks through her home — especially if there was snow on the ground.

Ferndale Schools Welcomes Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum as New Superintendent

“She is the right fit to lead our school community forward,” said Sandra Dukhie, President, Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

Firefighters Tackling Blaze at Countryside Townhomes in Auburn Hills (Ongoing w/updates)

The fire is still going as of 4:30 PM. The cause at this time is still unknown. 

Jacki Smith, Coventry Creations Founder, Shares Advice on Self-Care and Entrepreneurship

Let’s collectively make a change by changing. Here are some things we all can do to incorporate self-care in our climb to success.

Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

“There’s such a sense of love for country and a feeling of ‘we’re going to get through this.’ When I tell them about the support for them back in Michigan, there’s a sense from people that ‘if Troy, Michigan is with us, the world is with us.’”

Michigan Will Soon Be Requiring Financial Literacy Class in High School

Every young Michigander deserves to know how to budget, save, and invest their money wisely so they can get off a great start after high school, whether they go to college, start working, or open a small business.

Canvas Pontiac Launches Annual Art Competition with New Leadership and Vision

Artwork can be submitted for Canvas Pontiac 2022 beginning July 1. Artists can submit drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital art into any of four categories: photography, handcrafted, which includes digital art and NFTs, automotive themed, and mural proposals.

July 1 – Big Book of Candle Magic Book Launch at Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale

We hope you will join us in celebrating the truly magical launch of Jacki Smith’s newest book “The big book of Candle Magic” Friday July 1st from 4pm to 6pm at The Candle Wick Shoppe.

July 1 – Holly First Friday Dancing in the Streets

Join us in Downtown Holly as we dance through the decades with Live Music from 5-8PM. Shops and Restaurants will also stay open late and looking for your support! Dancin’ In The Street which will include music in Battle Alley and stores will be collecting for the Downtown Holly Rebuild and Preservation Fund.

June 30 – Ferndale Library Reception for Artist Loralee Grace

The Ferndale Library’s Art & Exhibitions Committee will host a Reception for local visual artist Loralee Grace on June 30 from 6 pm – 8 pm, celebrating her current show, “Futurelands,” currently on display in the library’s program room.

June 29 – Home Buyer Happy Hour with Shaffer and Associates in Royal Oak

oin us for a free evening of answers & information about home buying in 2022.

June 30 – Ferndale Movie in Wilson Park – Encanto

Movies will be shown throughout Ferndale all summer long in Downtown Ferndale’s Schiffer Park, and city-wide at Wilson Park, Martin Road Park and Harding Park.

June 28 – Oak Park State of the City and Linear Park Opening

Join us on June 28 for the State of the City!

June 30- Troy Summer Concert: Kathleen Murray & The Groove Council

“We are so excited to bring back the Troy Summer Concert Series at Boulan Park again this summer,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said

June 30 – Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair 

Representatives will be onsite to serve all veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families with these resources:

June 27-July 4 – Huntington Woods In the Woods Celebration

The annual “In the Woods” celebration takes place June 27-July 4.

June 26 – Hometown Pasta Slam in Ferndale to Benefit Affirmations

Vote for your favorite dish, as chefs from Hometown Restaurant Group (Pops for Italian, One-Eyed Bettys, Public House), prepare six unique pasta dishes and wine pairings in hopes of earning the Pasta Slam champion title and earning a spot on our menu.

June 23-26 – Downtown Lake Orion Jubilee

This carnival brings everyone together to make a great weekend for all

Video: Holly Officials Give Updates for Business Owners Impacted by Fire

The Village is going to be putting out a release of information each day at 3pm which can be found on their Facebook Page.

Fire in Downtown Holly (ongoing updates)

This story is being updated as more information and pictures become available.

Berkley Overflows with LGBTQ+ Support After Councilperson Hennen’s Remarks and Vote Against Pride

Hennen did not address any of these comments, although the majority of his fellow council members voiced their support for those who spoke for the LGBTQ+ community and the Berkley Pride Block Party on June 26th.

Video: Adorable Young Raccoons Enjoying North Oakland County Woods

This adorable group was undeterred by our presence, giving us a good couple minutes of foraging and frolicking to film.  Enjoy!

Reporter Food: Opa! Food and Spirits in Orion Twp

Opa! Food and Spirits is located at 600 S. Lapeer Road in Orion Twp.

Candidate Interview: Mark Gunn for State Rep Dist 56

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

Candidate Interview: Jason Hoskins for State Rep Dist 18

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

Candidate Interview: Brian Jaye for Congress Dist 9

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

Candidate Interview: Jake Hagg (write in) for Congress Dist 7

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

Police in Six Cities Stepping Up Enforcement against Loud Cars on Woodward Ave

Police departments along Woodward Avenue in Oakland County have begun a rigorous noise enforcement campaign on and around the Woodward Avenue Corridor.

Holly Pride Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community with Speakers from Near and Far

But such events are becoming more popular as communities of all sizes see the value in being welcoming of  LGBTQ+ neighbors.  “You are changing the narrative that the only way to come out in a small town is to get out.”

VIDEO: North Oakland Concert Band Performs at Wildwood Amphitheater

The North Oakland Concert Band kicked off the free summer concert series at Wildwood Amphitheater in Orion Township.

Reporter Food: Culantro in Downtown Ferndale

Culantro is located at 22939 Woodward Ave in Downtown Ferndale.  Find the full menu at https://www.culantroperu.com/.

Events in Oakland County

Here are upcoming events in Oakland County. Email event information to editor@oc115.com for consideration. Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

“Better Every Year”: Artists Share Stories at Farmington’s Art on the Grand

While Art on the Grand featured seasoned professional artists from near and far, it also helped support local student artists.

Ferndale Mayor Touts Environmental Goals, Housing, New Businesses, Services and More in State of the City

Ferndale Mayor Melanie Piana gave her annual State of the City Address at the 215 West event venue, surrounded by neighbors, business owners, city staff, and community volunteers.

Public House in Downtown Ferndale Launches New Vegan Menu

Vegan menu favorites, such as the BBQ smoked carrots, poutine and the summer beet salad will remain on the dinner menu, and be joined by about a dozen new Shaw- designed creations.

Youth in Foster System May Qualify for a Fostering Futures Scholarship

“Those who have experienced foster care typically don’t have the support systems in place to assist with college costs. Every dollar helps create opportunities for our youth who have experienced foster care.”

Candidate Interview: David Staudt for State Rep Dist 21

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

Candidate Interview: Ryan Foster for State Senate Dist 7

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

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

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

200 Millionth Vehicle Crosses Mackinac Bridge

“The bridge has been a critical connection for our state for more than six decades now, but it’s remarkable to know that so many vehicles, and countless more people, have crossed in that time.”

June 15 is First Ozone Action Day of the Season, Here’s What that Means

It is important for local governments, businesses, and individuals to do what they can to voluntarily lower pollutant emissions on Ozone Action days when high levels of ozone are expected.

June 16 – Online NFT Auction to Benefit Ferndale Cat Shelter, Featuring SAM Cats

This philanthropic series will include numbered, limited edition artwork, available at accessible prices, as well as exclusive “1-of-1” pieces which will be auctioned off. Both illustrated and animated media types are included in the NFT series.

June 18 – Miracle League Kicks Off 2022 Season with Ribbon Cutting, Day of Fun

Miracle League is Michigan’s first adaptive baseball field, providing children and adults with behavioral and physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league, boost self-esteem, make new friends, and become more than an individual with a disability.

Reporter Food: Chubby Charlies Pizza

Their pride and joy is featured on their website – the “Famous Dill Pickle Pizza.”

Gun Violence Proclamation in Rochester Hills an “Instrument for Change and Conversation”

Proclamations are good for making people aware of what’s happening. They’re instruments for change and conversations.”

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.

July 10 – Free Yoga in Ferndale Library Courtyard

Motor Om Yoga hosts a monthly community yoga class at the Ferndale Library, free and open to all skill levels; registration is required.

Candidate Interview: Paul Taros for State Rep Dist 5

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

Candidate Interview: Mike McFall for State Rep Dist 8

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

Candidate Interview: Noah Arbit for State Rep. Dist 20

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

Guests w/Reservation Switches in Mackinaw City Could Get Refunds Thanks to Settlement

Consumers will have 90 days to submit claims for reimbursement and are eligible for 100% reimbursement by the entities if they can document a fully paid reservation at one of the hotels that was closed for the season, with the consumer being transferred to a different hotel, since January 1, 2017.  

Video: Blue Heron Hunts for Breakfast at Addison Oaks

In the pond near the estate is where we happened upon this Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast.

Reporter Food: Dixie Diner in Waterford

Other breakfast choices include the chicken omelette, strawberry cheesecake pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and of course options with meat and eggs.

Share Videos & Support Journalism this Independence Day

As you ponder the meaning of this Independence Day holiday, please consider the value of local journalism – and the need for more of it in our democracy.

Candidate Interview: Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan

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

Candidate Interview: Caprice Jackson for State Rep Dist 18

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

Candidate Interview: James Sklar for State Rep. Dist 20

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

Candidate Interview: Robin McGregor for State Rep Dist 52

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

Clarkston Family Farm – Can you Dig It?

Numerous volunteers keep the farm running by caring for its animals and the grounds, coordinating and manning events and educational programming, and much more.

Reporter Food: The Bronx Deli in Pontiac

The Bronx Deli is located at 247 S. Telegraph in Pontiac.  For the full menu and easy online ordering visit https://www.bronxdeli.com.

Fireworks in Oakland County

Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” at any of the many shows in Oakland County.

A Look at the Data: Housing Types and Home Ownership Rates Across Oakland County pt 1

In this article I look at two groupings:  communities with populations greater than 50,000 population, and communities between 20,000 and 49,999 population.

Beloved Holly Academy Director Julie Kildee Retires with Surprises from Students and Staff

“She has pushed multiple other teachers and staff members to be the best they can be.”

July 14 – Public Meeting about Converting Pontiac’s Woodward Loop to Two-Way Traffic

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a plan to convert the Woodward Loop from a one-way direction into a two-way direction, including intersection modifications and improvements. 

Royal Oak’s Centennial Commons and Farmington Hills’ Hawk Among Finalists for Statewide Award

The communities that have advanced are Cassopolis, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, and Traverse City.

VIDEO: Orion Community Celebrates New Concession Stand at Miracle Field

The Concession Stand is one of many efforts that have brought the community together to support those with special needs at the custom-designed playing field.

Bubble Races, Cabbage Toss, Mascot Race, and Baseball Part of Royal Oak Leprechaun Home Game Fun

For tickets, head to www.RoyalOakLeprechauns.com. Game time is 7:05 p.m. each night. The opener on June 28th will be Star Wars Night, just be careful with that light saber

Pontiac Man Shot Dead After Workplace Altercation, Supervisor in Custody

The alleged shooter, a 27-year-old Pontiac man, was arrested within an hour of the incident and is being held in the Oakland County Jail.

Eight Felony Charges for Man Suspected of Stealing Items from Vehicles in Royal Oak

On Friday, June 24, 2022. Corey Lee Rashada, a 24-year-old Madison Heights resident was arraigned before the Honorable Magistrate Chisholm of the 44th District Court. Rashada was charged with eight (8) felony counts including…

Road Commission for Oakland County Hiring Truck Drivers with CDL-A

The minimum probationary wage for the position is $18.53 per hour with the potential to increase during probation, depending on the daily work assignment. The hourly rate increases to $24 per hour after completion of the probationary period.

Gunshots Claim Lives of Mother and Daughter in Rochester Hills

Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the deaths of a mother and a daughter who were found deceased Monday as a result of gunshot wounds in the daughter’s Rochester Hills residence.

Online Fundraiser to “Restore, Rebuild and Re-Imagine the Heart of Holly”

The loss and damage to the businesses, the public space known as “Battle Alley, and the destruction to our historic building stock is immense. Insurance will not cover everything, and a team of architects and engineers are at work evaluating needs and repairs.

Everyday Heroes Race Brings People Together Against Human Trafficking

“She shared a story so real and heartbreaking and devastating and it moved me to begin to think about how I can do something about this.”

LOLive! Gazebo Concert Series Wednesdays and Fridays in Downtown Lake Orion

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

Miss Oakland County Accepting Applicants for 2022 Pageant

Any female 12-18 years of age who resides in Michigan may compete.

Voorheis Road to Close for Sewer Repairs June 28

Waterford Township expects to close Voorheis Road from Telegraph Road to    M-59 on Tuesday, June 28, starting at approximately 9 a.m. for emergency sanitary sewer repairs.

Candidate Interview: Kelly Garrett for Congress Dist 12

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

Candidate Interview: Tom Barrett for Congress Dist 7

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

Candidate Interview: Huwaida Arraf for Congress Dist 10

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

July 28 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Roots Vibration

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 27 – Persuasion Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

The Persuasion Band’s fast paced, high-energy performance caters to events with a diverse group of attendees.

July 24 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Maggie McCabe

Summer Park Market at Clawson City Park, 9 am – 1 pm

July 22 – Pontiac Arts Crawl

With COVID easing up and The City of Pontiac Arts Commission hard at work, the Pontiac Arts Crawl is back for 2022!

July 21 – Royal Oak Summer Concert w/ Detroit Soul Rhythm and Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds

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

July 21 – Ferndale Movie in Martin Road Park – The Sandlot

This series is free for the community. Follow @downtownferndale and @ferndaleparksandrec for updates.

July 21 – Oak Park Concert Featuring Tosha Owens

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 20:  Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: American Underdog

“We are so excited to offer family-friendly movies this summer at our newest community park,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. 

July 16 – Hot Dogs and Hot Rods to Benefit Moving Wall Visit to Holly

Hot Rods and Hot Dogs is a car show and more!

July 16 – Berkley Street Art Fest  

Berkley comes alive as the 5th Annual Berkley Street Art Fest transforms Coolidge Highway into a vibrant street fair centered around a friendly chalk-art contest

July 15 – Movie in Booth Park Birmingham: Home Alone

As always, Movie Night events are free and include complimentary treats and giveaways (while supplies last).

July 14 – Oak Park Summer Concert Featuring Smoke Jones Band

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Series.

July 14 – Troy Summer Concert: Dan Rafferty Band

“We are so excited to bring back the Troy Summer Concert Series at Boulan Park again this summer,”

July 12 – The Look – Free Concert at Wildwood Amphitheater

The music they play incorporates elements of Pop, Rock, Country and Blues.

July 10 – Clawson Park Market w/Music by Sean Nasrey and Greater Alexander

Join us for seven Sunday’s throughout the summer for a Craft & Flea Market with a Farmer or two.

July 8-17 – Oakland County Fair

We have a great lineup of events and fun activities for the whole family. We have fireworks, demo derbies, Figure 8 racing, Monster Trucks and animals. Plus we have events that last the whole 10 days of Fair. And don’t forget the Carnival rides and all that awesome fair food

July 7 – Oak Park Outdoor Movie: Space Jam A New Legacy

Check out the Oak Park Summer Entertainment Serie

July 7 – Ferndale Movie at Schiffer Park – Idiocracy

Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, or stuffed animals. Whatever you need to have fun, get cozy and enjoy the movie!

July 7 – Blood Drive at Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Rochester Hills

All donors will have their temperature taken at the door and as part of patient history
All donors will be required to wear a mask.  A mask will be provided to the donor if they don’t have one

July 6 – Troy Movie Night Under the Stars: Luca

Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and relax with as a variety of family-friendly movies will be shown at sunset. Concessions will be available for purchase from some of Troy’s own non-profit organizations .

Reporter Food: Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern in Bloomfield Hills, Bingham Farms and Northville

For easy online ordering and locations, check out https://www.myrustybucket.com/. 

Fireworks in Oakland County

Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” at any of the many shows in Oakland County.

Kisa the Tiger Dies After Long Life at Detroit Zoo

She loved taking long walks through her home — especially if there was snow on the ground.

Ferndale Schools Welcomes Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum as New Superintendent

“She is the right fit to lead our school community forward,” said Sandra Dukhie, President, Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

Firefighters Tackling Blaze at Countryside Townhomes in Auburn Hills (Ongoing w/updates)

The fire is still going as of 4:30 PM. The cause at this time is still unknown. 

Jacki Smith, Coventry Creations Founder, Shares Advice on Self-Care and Entrepreneurship

Let’s collectively make a change by changing. Here are some things we all can do to incorporate self-care in our climb to success.

Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

“There’s such a sense of love for country and a feeling of ‘we’re going to get through this.’ When I tell them about the support for them back in Michigan, there’s a sense from people that ‘if Troy, Michigan is with us, the world is with us.’”

Michigan Will Soon Be Requiring Financial Literacy Class in High School

Every young Michigander deserves to know how to budget, save, and invest their money wisely so they can get off a great start after high school, whether they go to college, start working, or open a small business.

Canvas Pontiac Launches Annual Art Competition with New Leadership and Vision

Artwork can be submitted for Canvas Pontiac 2022 beginning July 1. Artists can submit drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital art into any of four categories: photography, handcrafted, which includes digital art and NFTs, automotive themed, and mural proposals.

July 1 – Big Book of Candle Magic Book Launch at Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale

We hope you will join us in celebrating the truly magical launch of Jacki Smith’s newest book “The big book of Candle Magic” Friday July 1st from 4pm to 6pm at The Candle Wick Shoppe.

July 1 – Holly First Friday Dancing in the Streets

Join us in Downtown Holly as we dance through the decades with Live Music from 5-8PM. Shops and Restaurants will also stay open late and looking for your support! Dancin’ In The Street which will include music in Battle Alley and stores will be collecting for the Downtown Holly Rebuild and Preservation Fund.

June 30 – Ferndale Library Reception for Artist Loralee Grace

The Ferndale Library’s Art & Exhibitions Committee will host a Reception for local visual artist Loralee Grace on June 30 from 6 pm – 8 pm, celebrating her current show, “Futurelands,” currently on display in the library’s program room.

June 29 – Home Buyer Happy Hour with Shaffer and Associates in Royal Oak

oin us for a free evening of answers & information about home buying in 2022.

June 30 – Ferndale Movie in Wilson Park – Encanto

Movies will be shown throughout Ferndale all summer long in Downtown Ferndale’s Schiffer Park, and city-wide at Wilson Park, Martin Road Park and Harding Park.

June 28 – Oak Park State of the City and Linear Park Opening

Join us on June 28 for the State of the City!

June 30- Troy Summer Concert: Kathleen Murray & The Groove Council

“We are so excited to bring back the Troy Summer Concert Series at Boulan Park again this summer,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said

June 30 – Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair 

Representatives will be onsite to serve all veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families with these resources:

June 27-July 4 – Huntington Woods In the Woods Celebration

The annual “In the Woods” celebration takes place June 27-July 4.

June 26 – Hometown Pasta Slam in Ferndale to Benefit Affirmations

Vote for your favorite dish, as chefs from Hometown Restaurant Group (Pops for Italian, One-Eyed Bettys, Public House), prepare six unique pasta dishes and wine pairings in hopes of earning the Pasta Slam champion title and earning a spot on our menu.

June 23-26 – Downtown Lake Orion Jubilee

This carnival brings everyone together to make a great weekend for all

Video: Holly Officials Give Updates for Business Owners Impacted by Fire

The Village is going to be putting out a release of information each day at 3pm which can be found on their Facebook Page.

Fire in Downtown Holly (ongoing updates)

This story is being updated as more information and pictures become available.

Berkley Overflows with LGBTQ+ Support After Councilperson Hennen’s Remarks and Vote Against Pride

Hennen did not address any of these comments, although the majority of his fellow council members voiced their support for those who spoke for the LGBTQ+ community and the Berkley Pride Block Party on June 26th.

Video: Adorable Young Raccoons Enjoying North Oakland County Woods

This adorable group was undeterred by our presence, giving us a good couple minutes of foraging and frolicking to film.  Enjoy!

Reporter Food: Opa! Food and Spirits in Orion Twp

Opa! Food and Spirits is located at 600 S. Lapeer Road in Orion Twp.

Candidate Interview: Mark Gunn for State Rep Dist 56

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

Candidate Interview: Jason Hoskins for State Rep Dist 18

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

Candidate Interview: Brian Jaye for Congress Dist 9

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

Candidate Interview: Jake Hagg (write in) for Congress Dist 7

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

Police in Six Cities Stepping Up Enforcement against Loud Cars on Woodward Ave

Police departments along Woodward Avenue in Oakland County have begun a rigorous noise enforcement campaign on and around the Woodward Avenue Corridor.

Holly Pride Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community with Speakers from Near and Far

But such events are becoming more popular as communities of all sizes see the value in being welcoming of  LGBTQ+ neighbors.  “You are changing the narrative that the only way to come out in a small town is to get out.”

VIDEO: North Oakland Concert Band Performs at Wildwood Amphitheater

The North Oakland Concert Band kicked off the free summer concert series at Wildwood Amphitheater in Orion Township.

Reporter Food: Culantro in Downtown Ferndale

Culantro is located at 22939 Woodward Ave in Downtown Ferndale.  Find the full menu at https://www.culantroperu.com/.

Events in Oakland County

Here are upcoming events in Oakland County. Email event information to editor@oc115.com for consideration. Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!

“Better Every Year”: Artists Share Stories at Farmington’s Art on the Grand

While Art on the Grand featured seasoned professional artists from near and far, it also helped support local student artists.

Ferndale Mayor Touts Environmental Goals, Housing, New Businesses, Services and More in State of the City

Ferndale Mayor Melanie Piana gave her annual State of the City Address at the 215 West event venue, surrounded by neighbors, business owners, city staff, and community volunteers.

Public House in Downtown Ferndale Launches New Vegan Menu

Vegan menu favorites, such as the BBQ smoked carrots, poutine and the summer beet salad will remain on the dinner menu, and be joined by about a dozen new Shaw- designed creations.

Youth in Foster System May Qualify for a Fostering Futures Scholarship

“Those who have experienced foster care typically don’t have the support systems in place to assist with college costs. Every dollar helps create opportunities for our youth who have experienced foster care.”

Candidate Interview: David Staudt for State Rep Dist 21

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

Candidate Interview: Ryan Foster for State Senate Dist 7

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

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

200 Millionth Vehicle Crosses Mackinac Bridge

“The bridge has been a critical connection for our state for more than six decades now, but it’s remarkable to know that so many vehicles, and countless more people, have crossed in that time.”

June 15 is First Ozone Action Day of the Season, Here’s What that Means

It is important for local governments, businesses, and individuals to do what they can to voluntarily lower pollutant emissions on Ozone Action days when high levels of ozone are expected.

June 16 – Online NFT Auction to Benefit Ferndale Cat Shelter, Featuring SAM Cats

This philanthropic series will include numbered, limited edition artwork, available at accessible prices, as well as exclusive “1-of-1” pieces which will be auctioned off. Both illustrated and animated media types are included in the NFT series.

June 18 – Miracle League Kicks Off 2022 Season with Ribbon Cutting, Day of Fun

Miracle League is Michigan’s first adaptive baseball field, providing children and adults with behavioral and physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league, boost self-esteem, make new friends, and become more than an individual with a disability.

Reporter Food: Chubby Charlies Pizza

Their pride and joy is featured on their website – the “Famous Dill Pickle Pizza.”

Gun Violence Proclamation in Rochester Hills an “Instrument for Change and Conversation”

Proclamations are good for making people aware of what’s happening. They’re instruments for change and conversations.”