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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.

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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.

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Royal Oak's Tome Software innovates for safer cycling

Cyclists in Oakland County are pedaling along the many new bike lanes, as biking-for-transportation increases in popularity. We spoke with Jake Sigal of Tome Software about his company’s efforts to make cyclists safer on the roads.

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This summer, send the kids to a STEM day camp

Summer is almost here, which means parents must once again decide how to fill their children's time during the next three months in a way that is, ideally, productive, constructive, and instructive. This summer, consider one of Oakland County's many STEM day camps offered by institutions like Oakland University and Lawrence Technological University.

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Berkley and Royal Oak join the Main Street Oakland County family

Berkley and Royal Oak became members of Main Street Oakland County and six other downtowns were honored during the “Super Heroes of Main Street” gala celebration at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in Pontiac on Thursday, May 10.

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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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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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Royal Oak Farmers' Market stands the test of time

The 90-year old Royal Oak Farmers' Market is changing with the times. Maureen McDonald checks in to find out how.

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HealthyTown-Everywhere debuts at Holiday Market in Royal Oak this Saturday

Dr. Paul Ehrmann, D.O. is behind a new program launching this Saturday, July 16, called HealthyTown-Everywhere, a partnership between his office, Holiday Market in Royal Oak, the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Coordinated Dietetics Program at Wayne State University.

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Summer Camps in Oakland County

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! And that means: the kids are about to be on summer break. The struggle for parents each summer is how to keep their children active and engaged during those long summer days while balancing their own work and life schedules, or just making sure the kids aren’t glued to their iPads all day. Thankfully there are several summertime programs for kids in Oakland County that are as educational as they are enjoyable for children of all ages.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

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Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

Michael Antaran of Marvel Apps accepts 50 Companies to Watch Michigan award

Marvel Apps Started as a Hobby Then Became One of Goldman Sachs' First 10,000 Small Businesses

Marvel Apps is an independent software development company based in Royal Oak that has been named one of the "50 Companies to Watch" in Michigan, and was also among the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. 

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Meghan Marion Offers Contemporary Clothing That Appeals to the Midwestern Woman

Meghan Hart is owner of Meghan Marion, a contemporary women's clothing boutique in downtown Royal Oak that seeks to create a comfortable, personalized shopping experience with classic items that appeal to the Midwestern woman. 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. revs up for success

From their Royal Oak basement to the stages of Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is yet more evidence that metro Detroit is both the destination and birthplace for contemporary music. The indie duo explains why our local music scene continues to rock, pop and rap with the best of them.
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