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Royal Park gingerbread

All Aboard the Royal Park Express!

Once again, the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester has transformed their lobby into a Christmas wonderland with a massive, whimsical gingerbread creation—the Royal Park Express, a gingerbread train on candy cane tracks.

Staff from the Pontiac office participating in a Thanksgiving holiday food distribution day for needy families sponsored by Lighthouse of Oakland County

Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services for people in need

Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income people in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, and specializes in senior work, domestic violence work, family law, housing work, consumer protection, and eviction protection.

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Mobility-era automotive success builds on Detroit regionís manufacturing strengths

As Detroit celebrates a century of automotive manufacturing, it stands poised to address future mobility with an established talent and manufacturing infrastructure. We consider what lies ahead.

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The economic corridor is the new downtown for some Oakland County cities

Even without a recognizable downtown, some Oakland County cities are maximizing commercial districts in new and innovative ways. Top of the must-have list: walkability and sense of place.

Winner: Kim Frank Fujiwara, "It's Tea Time!"

Fourth time the charm as Rochester Hills painter winner of 2018 MI Great Artist online competition

A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition.  

Elite 40

Entry deadline extended for County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Program

If you or someone you know has made significant contributions at work, school or to the quality of life in southeast Michigan and think he or she – or you – should be recognized for the good work, you have a little extra time to make that happen.

Volunteers in Pontiac's GM Modern Housing neighborhood.

Your votes could save three historic homes in Pontiac's General Motors' century-old neighborhood

Three Pontiac homes with historic significance in a neighborhood created by General Motors for its employees 100 years ago could be saved from the wrecking ball with a little push from the community.

Members of 100MWC present the check to members of Fleece & Thank You

100+ Millennials Who Care takes a collective approach to philanthropy

100+ Millennials Who Care is a new Oakland County-based organization born out of 100 Women Who Care, a philanthropic organization in which members—ideally at least 100, though it certainly can be more—commit to donating $100 each to a charity pitched and voted on by its members.

6th grade students during Cyber Civics at Waldorf

These diverse Metro Detroit schools are also among the state's best

We profiled some of the most diverse schools in Metro Detroit, both in terms of student demographics and educational offerings. Read about how they're working to bring the real world into the classrooms.

Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill, Northville

Cider mill season in Oakland County

Summer may be over, and we all know winter is coming, but for this brief, glorious moment in time we have fall, and fall in Michigan means it's cider mill season! Oakland County contains a bounty of farmland and there are many different orchards and cider mills that you can spend a crisp fall afternoon at with the family. Here is our list of all the orchards and mills in Oakland County where you can enjoy cider, donuts, and the splendor of fall in metro Detroit!

Hauntiac

Hauntiac aims to make Oakland County a Halloween tourism destination

If you haven't been to downtown Pontiac in the last week or so, it's time to get back over there. Because, you see, for this month it is no longer "Pontiac." It is Hauntiac.

The Hazel Park Raceway opened in 1949 as the countryís first five-eighths-mile track.

Iconic raceway makes way for tech and commerce leaders in Hazel Park

When the Hazel Park Raceway closed in April this year, it was a bitter-sweet moment for the city. It marked the end of an era for the Detroit neighborhood but paved the way for new growth.

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The Women's Leadership Conference celebrates Japanese and American women leaders in Oakland County

The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and the U.S.-Japan Council present the U.S.-Japan Women’s Leadership Conference on Sept. 26 in the conference center of the county Executive Office Building in Waterford.

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Top five artists chosen as 2018 MI Great Artist online competition gets down to business

Five artists will vie for the top spot in the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes.

Suburban Collection Showplace

The Suburban Collection Showplace expands into a multi-purpose venue that can host concerts and more

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is currently undergoing some serious changes, adding almost 200,000 square feet of additional space, the first phase of which just opened for the Michigan State Fair. 
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