Franklin

Lake Orion Captures Spirit Of Main Street Award For Second Time As 10 Downtowns Honored During Main Event Awards Night Celebration

Lake Orion’s Downtown Development Authority captured the Spirit of Main Street award for the second time as 10 downtowns were honored in May during the gala celebration at the...

Main Street Oakland County Partners with Flagstar Bank Again to Help Improve Downtowns

Main Street Oakland County has partnered with Flagstar Bank to offer a Placemaking and Façade Grant Program available to 13 Oakland County downtowns. Main Street Oakland County communities can apply...

Main Street Oakland County and Genisys Credit Union Offer 16 Downtowns Chance for Improvement

Sixteen Main Street Oakland County downtowns have until April 30 to apply for up to $2,500 in grant money to support the attraction, retention and growth of small businesses...

Happy holidays from Oakland County Prosper!

The holidays are here once again, if you can even believe it! (We certainly can't.) We here at Prosper would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy,...

Top five artists chosen as 2018 MI Great Artist online competition gets down to business

Five artists will vie for the top spot in the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive...

Little village powered by big volunteer base

Franklin may be “the town that time forgot,” as the unofficial slogan goes for the quaint Oakland County village, but its residents certainly never forget to donate their own...

New patisserie to bring cosmopolitan flavor to Franklin

Holly Kaiser hopes to open her new shop, Madeleine’s French Patisserie, in Franklin by Labor Day if everything goes to plan. Kaiser is busy remodeling the historic barn behind...

Photo essay: Restoring 5 historic barns in Franklin

The Village of Franklin has an unofficial slogan: "The town that time forgot." This photo essay explores how the villagers are working to keep that history intact through restoring and...

In Franklin, women are leading a small business revolution

Lisa Dunn has her finger on the fashion pulse. When Dunn opened her up-cycle clothing store, Déjà Vu, in Franklin in 2007, consignment stores had not yet become the...

New Franklin gallery uses art to heal

The Village of Franklin is a quiet, tree-filled area that harkens back to another era. That's why it's the perfect place for a new art gallery centered around healing...