Pontiac

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...

$5.2M Goes to 544 Small Businesses as First Round of Recovery Grants Helps Retail, Others Hurt by COVID-19

Oakland County small retail, restaurant and personal services businesses will share $5.2 million from the Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grant fund.The awards, which were announced July 30 by...

Locally Grown Food Is an Option Close to Home

Excerpt: Food preferences for metro Detroit residents can run the gamut, depending on taste and lifestyle.For those who have a preference for locally grown food, there are some options,...

Five Oakland County Manufacturers Share $147K to Make Gear for Health Care and First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Five more Oakland County manufacturers will share $147,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields used in the fight...

Five Oakland County Manufacturers Share $147K to Make Gear for Health Care and First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Five more Oakland County manufacturers will share $147,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields used in the fight...

Around the World in Oakland County

Some say you can travel around the world in 80 days. In Oakland County, you can experience all the planet has to offer within its 910 square miles. Whether you’re hungry for Polish food, want to try Irish dancing or need to find Asian spices and specialty items, Oakland County is a mix of international communities where the welcome mat is always out.

Downtown Pontiac Storefront Will Boost Exposure for New Social Enterprise

Excerpt: EveryBody L3C, a social enterprise launched in January to provide jobs for developmentally disabled adults, is establishing a downtown Pontiac storefront at McLaren Oakland.The hospital is leasing the...

In a Pandemic, Music Transcends School Walls

When Pontiac Schools closed mid-March due to COVID-19, Dream Williams was among countless students affected. On top of being cut off from friends and teachers and wondering what would...

Celebrate Recreation Professionals and Places to Play During July Is Parks and Recreation Month

Every day in communities across the country, the people of parks and recreation are providing essential services and making their communities better places to live, work and play. Because...

Two OUWB Med Students Recognized for Work in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Excerpt: Two medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine have been recognized for their great work in diversity, equity, and inclusion — both in and outside of the...