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Radon Test Kits Half-Price During National Radon Action Month

Oakland County Executive David Coulter and the Oakland County Health Division encourage residents to purchase radon test kits for only $5 this month to test their homes for the potentially harmful gas. January is National Radon Action Month, and the Health Division recommends testing homes for radon during the winter...

Check It Out: Here Are the Most Popular Books and Movies at Local Libraries in 2019

Excerpt: At the start of the 2020s and in a digital age, area libraries are thriving. Libraries in Birmingham, Milford, Novi and South Lyon released 2019 reports that show not only an increase in circulation numbers despite some challenges, but also reveal an interesting snapshot of what patrons are reading...

Last Chance to Participate in Oakland County Citizen Survey

Oakland County residents have until Friday to let County Executive David Coulter know just what the priorities for his administration should be for 2020. The 10-question online Citizen Survey asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing,...

Learn More About Healthy Food Options at the Oakland County Farmers Market

Be sure to bring your food-related questions to the Oakland County Farmers Market on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the first of six presentations in the 2020 Discover Michigan Fresh series. Experts from Michigan State University Extension – Health & Nutrition will provide growing, handling and preserving tips as well...

Clawson Paving the Way for a Fencing Renaissance

Excerpt: Sometimes who you know can go a long way in an effort to bring what you love to life. Thomas Reed Jr. was a college fencer at Wayne State University back in the late 1980s. It was his passion. So when he wanted to share that passion with his...

Coulter: Coming Together to Address Homelessness in Oakland County

County Executive Dave Coulter applauded the action of three Oakland County nonprofit organizations who moved quickly to assist homeless women and children put at risk by the closing of Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac. HOPE shelter, Lighthouse of Oakland County and the South Oakland Shelter will provide food...

New York Times Best-Selling Author Josh Malerman Kicks Off Ferndale Library’s New Podcast Series

Excerpt: Ferndale Library debuted "A Little Too Quiet" podcast on all major desktop and mobile apps on Friday, Jan. 3. The purpose of the podcast is for the library — during its 90th year — to connect with the book-loving community. The premiere episode will feature West Bloomfield native Josh...

Trade a Tree for a Tree Through Oakland County Parks

Excerpt: The presents have been unwrapped, the cookies have been munched and Santa has returned to the North Pole for some much-needed R and R. It’s also time, unfortunately, to bid farewell to O Tannenbaum before it dries up into kindling. Read more.

International Youth Soccer Program to Expand to Oakland County

Excerpt: Soccer Shots, a children’s soccer program best known for its focus on character development while teaching the fundamentals of soccer, will bring its program to the metro Detroit area. The new Soccer Shots program will serve the Oakland County area, including Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Madison Heights, Novi,...

Oxford Organization Awarded $53K to Help People with Disabilities Care for Pets in Times of Crisis

Excerpt: When someone has a disability or mental illness or is fleeing a domestic violence situation — and, on top of that, is dealing with homelessness or lack of pet-friendly housing — what happens to their furry family members? In order to help preserve the bond between pets and their...

Walled Lake and Birmingham Students Win Oakland County’s ‘I Voted’ Sticker Contest

Excerpt: Two students will see their sticker designs worn by voters across Oakland County. Over the summer, the county board of commissioners, in partnership with Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown and Oakland Schools, launched the "I Voted" sticker contest encouraging students in grades 6 through 12 to submit sticker designs that...

Birmingham’s The Community House Presents Inaugural Book Signing Series

The Community House in Birmingham will host its inaugural book signing series later this month. The Community House, a nonprofit organization and public gathering space in downtown Birmingham, will be hosting its inaugural series of evening book releases from three Detroit authors, including Linda Solomon, Jack Krasula, and DBusiness magazine editor R.J....