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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.

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.

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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.

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Downtown Farmington continues a 'slow and steady' revitalization

If you haven't been to downtown Farmington in a few years, here's why you might want to visit.

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City Dive: Milford taps potential as western Oakland County's downtown

Milford is growing from a sleepy town to a quasi-urban hub. Patrick Dunn tells us how in our latest edition of City Dive, where we tell the stories of metro Detroit's changing communities.

Day of Service 2017

Leadership Oakland's 2017 Day of Service rehabilitated a home for Monarch Wings

Leadership Oakland is a civic leadership program that approaches leadership development from the personal, professional, and public perspectives with a focus on the local community. The "Day of Service" has been a part of the program for more than 20 years, when these leaders are challenged as a group to develop a service project that will impact a local organization or community. 

Sonia Acosta

My Pontiac Story: Sonia Acosta of Centro Multicultural La Familia

Ever since a young age, Sonia Acosta has enjoyed helping people live happier, healthier lives, first in Mexico and now in Pontiac, where she's the president and CEO of Centro Multicultural La Familia, a non-profit that takes a holistic approach to assisting the community with social support services.

One Stop Shop

Nationally recognized One Stop Ready economic development program adds three new communities

The City of Orchard Lake Village, Farmington Hills, and Madison Heights have officially become members of One Stop Ready, Oakland County’s nationally recognized economic development program. 

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Keeping it funky in fashionable Ferndale

Metro Detroit's most progressive suburb is seeing a building boom. But can it grow without sacrificing its unique character?

Vickie Brent-Touray, founder of Yaktown Poets.

Local poet finds 'creative heaven' in Pontiac

Vickie Brent-Touray is on a quest to unlock the creative talents of Pontiac's people. To that end, the poet has launched a series of events throughout the city designed to reawaken the audience's imagination. 

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Gearing up for the 10th anniversary of The Brooksie Way

On September 24, 2017, The Brooksie Way will celebrate 10 years of exceptional quality of life and community building programming, including the popular flagship "Brooksie" race held every September, the "Chill at the Mills" 5K held in conjunction with the annual Fire and Ice Festival each winter, and the Brooksie Way minigrant program.

Earth Day

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

Now in its 12th year, MI Earth Day Fest - taking place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Rochester - offers plenty of fun and free ways to shop, learn, and celebrate the planet.

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With development on the rise, Pontiac reaches a tipping point

Patrick Dunn tells us how in the first installment of Metromode's 3-month "On The Ground Pontiac" series about Oakland County's seat.

Impact 100

Impact100 makes a major impact to philanthropic programs in Oakland County

How much impact can 100 like-minded women make on one local philanthropic organization? For Impact100 Oakland County, it's $100,000.

John Bry. Photo courtesy Main Street Oakland County.

John Bry takes helm at Main Street Oakland County

John Bry knew a good deal about Oakland County long before he ever set foot within its borders. That's because he has been working in the Main Street program for a while now--and the county has a bit of a reputation within the nationwide program.
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