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Oakland County Parks Offer Free Entrance Through April 30 in Response to COVID-19

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is waiving all entrance fees to day-use parks and dog parks through April 30. The waiver was announced jointly by County Executive Dave Coulter, the...

Coulter Declares State of Emergency as County Moves to Assist Residents, Communities and Businesses

Oakland County Executive David Coulter today declared a state of emergency in the county, allowing him to shift resources quickly to assist residents, businesses and communities affected by the...
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Innovators. Inventors. Entrepreneurs.

By state and national standards, Oakland County is a hotbed of innovation. Inventors in the county filed for 1,821 patents in 2015, the last year for which there is published...
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Dine in a Heated Outdoor Igloo at These 5 Metro Detroit Restaurants

If you’re looking to enjoy the coziness of the snow and winter weather without having to endure the bitter breeze, or you’re just looking for a unique foodie experience,...

Metro Detroit Was Once the Stomping Ground for These Celebrities

Excerpt: If you think all the famous people are from California or New York, think again. A good share of famous television personalities, sports legends and other well-known people...

Hazel Park Fire Department Secures Grant Funding for New Equipment

Excerpt: The firefighters at the Hazel Park Fire Department can breathe a sigh of relief now that grant funding has been acquired to modernize their self-contained breathing apparatuses —...

Bringing Everyone to the Operating Table

The first thing Dr. Heather Heine discovered when she moved her medical startup Olive Biosciences Inc. to Oakland County was that the area’s support systems and economy were so...

The Secrets Behind Detroit Cookie Co.’s Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Founder of Detroit Cookie Co., Lauren Roumayah, was a fashion merchandising student at Wayne State University when she decided to turn her baking hobby into a career in 2015....

Top 10 coolest rehabs in Metro Detroit

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Mr. Acton’s Neighborhood

Ask anyone who knows him about John Acton, former principal at Troy's Baker Middle School and currently a dedicated, longtime volunteer at Clarkston’s Renaissance High School. The reaction is universal:...