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Ferndale Radio brings hyperlocal focus to the airwaves

If you happen to be driving through Ferndale anytime soon, flip to100.7 Ferndale Radio for a solid mix of college rock and new wave. Don’t turn the dial too fast, though, or you might miss it.

Rendering of the Village at Bloomfield in Pontiac

Eight projects transform over 300 acres of once contaminated or obsolete property

Oakland County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved eight construction projects during the past three years which turned more than 300 acres of once contaminated or obsolete property into $270 million of new investment and increased the taxable value of the property by $45 million.

Lance Luce

Lance Luce - the local theatre organist who inspired Liberace's rhinestone shoes

Lance Luce doesn't exactly have what you would call a "common" occupation: as a professional theatre organist, it's probably safe to say he is one among mere dozens in America. He started playing the organ at the age of 13, and since then has played all over the country and world, from Radio City Music Hall to unity churches, and from pizza parlors to the most opulent historic theaters still standing. 

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Why Hazel Park is the next Hazel Park

While Hazel Park is known for its working-class background, rising home prices have some wondering if the city's ‘true-grit' attitude will persevere. Kate Roff finds out how the city is forging a future for itself that’s very different from its neighbors.

Mabel Gray

Great date night restaurants in Oakland County

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to make your plans and book your dinner reservations! Dining in Oakland County has quite possibly never been better, so before you book a table at a corporate chain steakhouse, check out these many excellent locally-owned options instead, offering everything from classic steakhouse-and-seafood fare to exquisite from-scratch Italian to trendy new American, with a few James Beard nominees in there to boot. Dare to try something new this Valentine's Day, and treat yo'self!

Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special

Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special gives kids of all abilities an opportunity to freely play

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department's program Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special started over 10 years ago as a cooperative program with the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County. This free program is designed for children with disabilities aged 6-18 to keep them happy, healthy, and active during the long winter months.

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Foreign direct investment tops $1.1 billion In four years

Foreign direct investment in Oakland County for the past four years totaled more than $1.1 billion as international companies continue to boost Oakland County’s economy, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.

Go Comedy!

Go Comedy Improv! to host 24-hour charity fundraiser in Ferndale

Snow Day is an annual 24-hour improv marathon that takes place at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre in Ferndale. All the proceeds from ticket, raffle, and drink sales go to charity.

Fire & Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival moves across the street

The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, held January 19-21 and sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will move most of its winter activities from the open field at Third and Water streets to one at Second and Mill streets in downtown Rochester. 

Michelle DíSouza

Unified Business Technologies emphasizes women in traditionally male jobs

Michelle D’Souza is the President and CEO of Unified Business Technologies in Troy, a multi-faceted company that spans a number of different industries, including information technologies, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. One of the secrets to her success is hiring the right people, even if they don't have the "right" education or experience. 

Connected Vehicle Task Force

Oakland County supports development of innovative autonomous vehicle network pilot program

Oakland County is seeking bids from providers who have the ability to plan, build, deploy and maintain a pilot connected autonomous vehicle network that would ultimately make driving safer at no cost to taxpayers.

The Big, Bright Light Show

Looking back on 2017 and towards a happy, prosperous 2018

2017 has certainly been a year! As we look forward to what lies ahead in 2018, we want to take a moment to reflect on the year that was and the stories we told here at Prosper.

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Downtown Madison Heights defies expectations

When you think of downtown Madison Heights, a traditional “Main Street” look and feel may not immediately come to mind. Metromode's Lish Dorset tells us why this gritty, multi-cultural town will surprise you.

The Big, Bright Light Show

Holiday events in and around Oakland County

It's the most wonderful time of the year once again! Get in the holiday spirit with these events - including tree lightings, parades, holiday markets, theatre performances, and more - happening all over Oakland County and beyond all month long!

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Oak Park reinvents itself, focuses on service and growth

With a regime change, new policies and designs on building a new downtown, Oak Park is remaking its image. Metromode's Patrick Dunn tells us how.
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