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Manufacturing Day Wins ‘Best in Category’: Oakland County Takes 8 Awards From the National Association of Counties

Oakland County Manufacturing Day, which showcases modern manufacturing careers to high school students across the region, won “Best in Category” Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The county was recognized in the “Personnel Management, Employment and Training” category. The award was one of eight won by the...

Oakland County Measles Outbreak Officially Ends

Oakland County Health Division has announced the end of the largest local measles outbreak since 1991. The outbreak began in March when an ill traveler from New York visited the area. Forty of the 44 confirmed measles cases in Michigan occurred in Oakland County, and infected individuals ranged in...

Oakland University Bringing Autonomous Shuttle to Campus

Excerpt: Oakland University, as part of the EasyMile collaboration with partners Continental and the City of Auburn Hills, has been selected to host an accessible autonomous shuttle on campus with the latest round of PlanetM Mobility Grant funding. EasyMile was awarded $103,600 for the pilot program. Read more.

Teen Builds 24-Hour Food Pantries for Eagle Scout Project

Excerpt: When Kyle Wilkinson saw a need in his community, he built a solution … literally. The Walled Lake Northern senior spent the last year planning and building three Little Free Pantries to be placed at three elementary schools in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Over the long Easter...

Arts, Beats & Eats Signs Soaring Eagle Casino as First Non-Auto Title Sponsor

Excerpt: Arts, Beats & Eats has a new title sponsor: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant. The annual entertainment-filled Labor Day weekend event takes place in downtown Royal Oak Aug. 30-Sept. 2 this year. Read more.

Take a Shot at Archery in the New Oakland County Parks and Recreation Range

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering an open house at the Independence Oaks Archery Range from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. The event will include demonstrations and basic skill instructions. All equipment is provided — no personal equipment allowed. Closed-toe shoes recommended. The event is free with...

TreeRunner Adventure Park Opening at Rochester’s Oakland University

Excerpt: TreeRunner Adventure Park, which was started by Michigan entrepreneurs and has two Michigan locations, will open its latest location on Oakland University’s campus in Rochester Hills on June 21. The new location will feature easy to challenging high ropes climbing and zip lining. Read more.

Health Division Encourages Healthy Habits to Prevent Flu

Oakland County Health Division encourages residents to practice healthy habits to prevent the spread of flu. Although it is late in the season, flu continues to circulate in the community. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, this is the longest flu season in the last 10...

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 these upcoming activities offered through Oakland County Parks and Recreation in June: JUNE 1 Join Michigan State University Extension Health &...

School Gardens Take Root in Metro Detroit as Labs for Learning

Excerpt: Looking for a spot to begin her elementary school's very first garden — a place where they could not just grow food, but bring science to life — Patterson Elementary School teacher Kathy Marion settled on an area in full sun with room to spread out: smack dab in the middle...

‘If I Get Lost How Will You Ever Find Me?’ Renewing Your Dog’s License Helps Keep You Connected

Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption wants to make sure that all new and existing dog owners know that they have until June 1 to renew their dog’s yearly license for as low as $10.50. “We’re encouraging all those who need a license to get them by June 1,...

Snap into Summer with the Annual Pics of the Parks Photo Contest

Oakland County Parks and Recreation invites park visitors to capture and share their park experiences in the annual Pics of the Parks Photo Contest. Submitted photos must fall into a PARK’D category: Parks, Animals, Recreation, Kids, Dogs. All photos must be taken within the 13 Oakland County Parks with a...