Franklin

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...

VIDEO: Art & Soul Dreams captures the soul of a child

In 2017, approximately 13,000 children resided in Michigan's foster care system. Of those, around 800 have little prospect of being returned to their homes. These children are in need...

Eleven Main Street Oakland County communities receive national accreditation

County officials honored 11 Main Street Oakland County communities that met the challenging criteria for receiving national accreditation from the National Main Street Center.Leaders from the 11 communities were...

Seven Oakland County non-profit and community groups to share over $10,600 in Brooksie Way Minigrant

An online yoga program for people with multiple sclerosis, a snowshoe program for special needs students and a monthly dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease are among seven...

Patterson honors 10 “Perfect 10” Main Street Oakland County communities for National Accreditation

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored 10 Main Street Oakland County communities who received perfect scores and a national accreditation from the National Main Street Center in Chicago.Patterson...

Applied Technology Systems diversifies clientele to grow

Paul Agosta didn't build his business from scratch, but he has worked long and hard for years to build it into what it is today.Applied Technology Systems was originally...

Clawson and Holly downtowns top winners as Main Street Oakland County honors 11 communities at gala

Clawson and Holly captured three honors each at the Main Street Oakland County “Main Event” awards celebration at the Royal Oak Music Theater.Downtown development groups from Farmington, Ferndale, Highland...

Featured Video: Jersey Mike’s Franchise

Sharing the Bread Inc., a franchise of Jersey Mike's Subs, is one of the small businesses located throughout Oakland County that was helped by the SBA 504 Loan provided by...