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Registration Open For Free Weather Spotter Training

Oakland County is offering free Skywarn weather spotter training in March and April. Go to OakGov.com/HomelandSecurity and click on the Skywarn logo to register. In addition, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks...

Specialty Food Scene Takes Root in Downtown Farmington

Excerpt: A specialty food culture has taken root in Downtown Farmington. In fact, a semi-monthly craft beer and cheese pairing event — with cheese selected and provided by The Cheese Lady;...

Patterson appoints McCready to economic development role

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed State Rep. Michael D. McCready to be Oakland County’s next director of the Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. McCready...

Record turnout for Oakland County’s “Small Business Saturday” promotion means cash and prizes

Holiday shopping turned lucrative for three area residents as they shared $7,500 in cash and prizes, just for making a purchase at an Oakland County brick-and-mortar business during the...

Oakland Schools’ Superintendent finalist for national Women in School Leadership Award

Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson is a finalist for the Women in School Leadership Award, a national recognition given out annually by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).   “I...

Oakland County Parks and Recreation lifeguards earn prestigious International Aquatic Safety Award

Recognizing their commitment to training and safety, Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s lifeguard staff earned the Gold International Aquatic Safety Award from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. for the...

Oakland County deputy receives November 2018 Officer of the Month award

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Deputy Michael Miles, of the Oakland County (MI) Sheriff’s Office, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for November 2018.  During...

Holiday shoppers can win $5,000 and more in Oakland County’s “Small Business Saturday” contest

One holiday shopper can win $5,000 just by making a purchase at any independent retailer or service provider in Oakland County during “Small Business Saturday” Nov. 24. Shoppers who buy...

Inaugural Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra set for Dec. 16

Excerpt:  Classical music will meet hip hop, pop, and world-class percussion when Eminem publisher 8 Mile Style Music presents The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience, starring three renowned deaf artists...

Homeowners can cash in renting their spare bedrooms to medical students

Excerpt:  When Nicole and David Seals moved into a new house in Clawson in August, they were pondering the possibilities for their old one on the opposite side of town. The...