Ortonville

Purple Heart Trail Now on Village, M-15

Excerpt: It’s official — the Purple Heart Trail is open. In late June, the Michigan Department of Transportation installed two five-feet-by-two-feet signs at the north and south entrance to...

Pet Cemetery in Ortonville Gives ‘Your Best Friend’ a Place to be Remembered

Excerpt: “A bundle of happiness with four paws and a tail has quietly left you behind. But sweetness stays close in memories shared with the best friend a person...
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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....

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...

Destination Downtown

When Doug Jones decided to open a wine bar, he couldn’t have picked a better location. Wine Social, located in downtown Lake Orion, overlooks the picturesque Paint Creek and...

Small business microgrant winners announced in Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County and Genysis Credit Union have begun to announce the winners of its first round of small business microgrants throughout the county. In all, there were six...

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,...

Cider mill season in Oakland County

Summer may be over, and we all know winter is coming, but for this brief, glorious moment in time we have fall, and fall in Michigan means it's cider...