Features

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:...

MI Smart Factory Tours Expose Talent to High-Tech Advanced Manufacturing

Excerpt: It was such a good idea that they wondered why they hadn’t thought of it before. Of course, with all that Automation Alley does to promote Michigan as a hub for...

Year in Review: The top stories of 2018

Another year has come and gone—it feels like we were only just writing that about 2017!—and so we would like to take the opportunity to reflect back on the...

County employees give nearly $50k to worthy recipients

Oakland County employees donated $49,000 to support local charities this year through the county’s Casual Day program, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said during a special ceremony at the...

Find your favorite holiday lights in Oakland County

The award-winning Oakland County Holiday Lights map is back. It enables interested individuals to view the locations of holiday light displays countywide. The Oakland County Information Technology Department created...

Entry deadline extended for County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Program

If you or someone you know has made significant contributions at work, school or to the quality of life in southeast Michigan and think he or she – or...

7 ways to ‘staycation’ in Metro Detroit

It’s rare that you get to play the tourist in your own hometown, but Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties have a lot to offer. Here are 7 ways to...

“People’s Choice” award added for Southeast Michigan artists in 2018 MI Great Artist competition

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties can strut their stuff as the MI Great Artist™ online art competition kicks into gear. Artists are vying for cash...

12 Detroit area chefs share their favorite local dishes

You're used to asking friends about their favorite dishes from the many eateries around town. Maybe you look up reviews, check the menus online or … gasp! … Look...

Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Oakland County

The kids are out of school. The weather is hot and humid. The Fourth of July is just a few weeks away. We are in the midst of summertime...