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Royal Oak business Motor City Gas receives award from Genisys.

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

This year there were six winners of the Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Start-Up Grant, each of them located within communities of the Main Street Oakland County program. These microgrants are awarded by Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union.

Jim Jurkiewicz enjoys a well-earned rest. Photo by Steve Koss.

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

Oakland County has many activities for senior citizens that go far beyond potluck meals and exercise classes. Here are some enriching programs across the county.

Village Shoe Inn. Photo by David Lewinski.

Fixtures of Farmington: Village Shoe Inn perseveres by putting customers (and their feet) first

This three-generation family business has been a part of Farmington for nearly 50 years. So what's the secret to their success? Here we have a chat with owner Chuck Thibault to find out.

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Video: MI Great Artist Winner Ken Hershenson

Meet Ken Hershenson of Clawson, the 2015 winner of the MIGreatArtist contest. Ken, a self-taught painter, commented about his success in the competition stating, “This is validation for working all of these years, for getting to do my passion.” You could join Ken in the winner's circle with your entry in this year's art contest. Enter at www.migreatartist.com.
 

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Lyon Township / South Lyon

The communities of Lyon Township and South Lyon are the economic cornerstone of southwest Oakland County, offering attractive residential neighborhoods, a wide range of housing opportunities, and land for retail, industrial and research development. The township's distinction as the fastest-growing community in Oakland County is clear evidence of the community's broad appeal, which includes its proximity to many of the region's top assets: top health care providers, major universities, and convenient freeway access. South Lyon is a newer participant in the Main Street Oakland County program. Excellent schools and abundant recreation resources make these communities a premier locations in which to live, work and play.