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In Oak Park, You Gotta Love Ernie’s

Fans of Oak Park’s legendary Ernie’s Market have no problem standing in line for an hour waiting for one of his famous sandwiches. That’s not just because they’re hungry...

Coulter Names Robin Carter-Cooper Oakland County’s First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has named Robin Carter-Cooper, currently executive director of instructional equity for the Rochester Community Schools, as the county’s first chief diversity, equity and inclusion...

County to Distribute 10,000 Toolkits to Give Small Businesses Head Start on Safe Reboot and Build Consumer Confidence

Oakland County will distribute 10,000 COVID-19 safety toolkits that include face masks, no-touch thermometers, gloves and sanitizer to give small businesses essential materials for reopening and customers confidence they...

Oakland County Outdoor Swimming Pools May Reopen Effective June 8

In order to align with State of Michigan emergency orders, effective June 8, Oakland County Health Division will rescind Emergency Health Order 2020-11, which closed all public swimming pools...

Oakland County Dedicates $1 Million In Emergency Aid to Assist Veterans Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Oakland County Executive David Coulter and the county Board of Commissioners announced $1 million in emergency grant assistance has been allocated for veterans, service members and eligible family members...

Royal Oak Tree Sprouts Free Masks for Neighbors

Excerpt: Need a mask, take a mask. That's why Karen Sayles in March began making the face coverings and hanging them on a tree in front of her home in Royal...

Five More Oakland County Manufacturers Get Grants To Make Gear For Health Care And First Responders In COVID-19 Crisis

Five more Oakland County manufacturers will share $100,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields used in the fight...

Tree Planting Grants Available for Schools, Communities, Organizations

Excerpt: Need more trees in your community or at your school? Communities, schools and eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals by June 15 for public tree planting projects...

OU Archival Project Chronicles Everyday Life Amid Pandemic

Excerpt: As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Oakland University has launched a grassroots effort to document the experiences of people in Southeast Michigan. People can submit photos, written journals, flyers,...

Children Spread Cheer by Leaving Painted Rocks in Neighborhood

Excerpt: Christina Kane, a resident of Franklin, and her two daughters, ages 5 and 10, were looking for a way to spread some positivity during the Coronavirus lockdown. At...