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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.

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.

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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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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 country’s 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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Berkley is a startup city doing its "own thing"

It's not a Birmingham. It's not a Ferndale. It's not a Royal Oak. Patrick Dunn lets us in on why unique this dense, walkable south Oakland County community is in a class all its own.

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Lathrup Village wants you to slow down and stop in

Tiny Lathrup Village recognizes itself as a sleepy, friendly place, but it's not afraid to celebrate its little wins in a big way. Patrick Dunn spent time in Lathrup Village to find out if this small town can change while staying the same.

Downtown Pontiac

Main Street Pontiac is spearheading efforts for transformational change in downtown Pontiac

There are 25 Main Street communities in Oakland County, which has its own countywide Main Street program to support all of them, but only downtown Pontiac is a member of the new UrbanMain initiative, which targets the unique challenges that urban downtown communities face. 

Mercedes-Benz Week of Caring volunteers work with Humble Design to transform a home in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services logged 4,100 volunteers hours during sixth annual Week of Caring

On Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services just held its sixth annual "Week of Caring," during which time over 600 employees worked with 11 nonprofit organizations on 25 different community service projects through Southeastern Michigan. Together they logged over 4,100 hours of service.

Main Street Super Heroes

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.

Alyssa gets lots of love from the Disney parade characters

The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life-threatening conditions

Based in Rochester, The Rainbow Connection is a wish-granting organization for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions that has granted over 3,400 wishes since 1985. 

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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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