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September Is National Preparedness Month: ‘Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.’

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual opportunity for families and communities to help raise awareness and take steps to be better prepared for emergencies. The theme this...

Main Street Magic: Developing Downtowns for 20 Years

A commitment made two decades ago to treat Oakland County’s downtowns as assets has more than paid off as Main Street Oakland County marks its 20th anniversary.Main Street is...

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...

Flagstar Bank Grant To Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac Creates ‘Pontiac Restaurant Brigade’ and Gives Life to Businesses And Free Meals To Hospital Workers

A $20,000 grant from Flagstar Bank to Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac helped seven Pontiac restaurants create the “Pontiac Restaurant Brigade” and deliver 1,440 free meals to...

Main Street Oakland County Crowdfunding Tops $45K

A Main Street Oakland County crowdfunding campaign to support downtown small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $45,000.The countywide campaign is the first of...

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Extends Free Admittance to County Parks Until June 1

Oakland County Parks and Recreation has waived entry fees for all county parks until June 1, inviting residents and other guests to enjoy a walk in the park at...

Enjoy November at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

November is a good time to slow down, relax and enjoy autumn’s cooler, comfortable temperatures. Explore the nearly 80 miles of trails at the 13 Oakland County Parks, try...

Holly’s Venerable Union Depot Train Station Competes for $2 Million in National Contest

The Village of Holly and its Union Depot are vying for a share of $2 million to help rehabilitate and transform the building into a welcome center touting Holly’s...

Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods....

Get Ready for Summer Fun at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

OAKLAND COUNTY – The weather is warmer, children will be out of school soon and leisurely summer days lie ahead. Soak up the best summer has to offer with...