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Oakland County Businesses Encouraged To Apply For State ‘Going PRO Talent Fund’ Training Grants

Oakland County employers seeking financial assistance to hire and train new talent as well as enhance the skills of existing employees are encouraged to apply for funding and resources through the Going PRO Talent Fund. Since the program was launched five years ago by the state of Michigan, 216 Going...

Celebrate National Senior Day at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Older adults are invited to participate in a fun day of fishing, archery, nature education, pedal boating, lawn games and pontoon boat rides as part of National Senior Day festivities at Independence Oaks County Park. This annual celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. All activities...

Beaumont Health’s Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe Hospitals Earn 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ National Rankings

Beaumont Health’s Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe hospitals have earned national recognition by U.S. News & World Report in the 2019-2020 “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings. Beaumont also has more nationally ranked hospitals in Michigan than any other health system. Beaumont, Royal Oak ranked No. 2 statewide. This marks the...

Madison Heights Commits to Be a ‘Dementia-Friendly Community’

Excerpt: The Madison Heights City Council is raising awareness for those with dementia and their caregivers, making Madison Heights what the Michigan Dementia Coalition calls a “dementia-friendly community.” Dementia causes memory and thinking impairments, and it currently affects 190,000 people ages 65 and older in Michigan — a number that...

This Ferndale Spot is Not Your Typical Ice Cream Shop

Excerpt: July is National Ice Cream Month, and we found the perfect spot to finish off the monthlong celebration. There's so much deliciousness to enjoy at Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium, and we wanted to give you a first-hand look. The self-proclaimed Willy Wonka of ice cream flavors, Scott Moloney,...

Waterford Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution Honors Milestone Members

Excerpt: The Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Waterford recently celebrated the accomplishments of their year with a special recognition program. A highlight of the past year was hosting the Michigan Daughters of the American Revolution Summer Fair and Forum. This event, which broke attendance records,...

Pontiac-Based Michigan Mittens Invited to White House for Product Showcase

Excerpt: A Pontiac-based small business was invited to the White House to take part in the third annual Made in America Product Showcase on Monday, July 15. Michigan Mittens, founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Erich and Connie Hahne, was selected by White House officials to represent the...

Soak Up the Sunshine at Oakland County Parks and Recreation in August

The hustle and bustle of a busy summer give way to long, sunshine-filled days in August. Savor every last moment of summer by enjoying a relaxing day at the campground, splashing around at the waterpark, hitting the links and taking the family to these upcoming activities offered through Oakland...

JCC Receives Jewish Fund’s Mental Health Student Empowerment Grant

By Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit The JCC is honored to be the recipient of a grant to support our Opening the Doors (OTD) Mental Health Student Empowerment project. The grant, from the Teen Board of The Jewish Fund, will support OTD's work providing special educators, early childhood para educators,...

Student-Designed Patch Being Worn on Uniforms of South Lyon Police Officers

Excerpt: Dominic Albanys said it's something special. The 17-year-old South Lyon East High School graduate was recently notified that his artwork will soon be worn on the uniforms of every South Lyon police officer. Police Chief Chris Sovik said the department reached out into the community, via Facebook, asking people to...

Five Bucks Gets Oakland County Middle School Students Entry in the 2019 McLaren Brooksie Way 5K Race

Middle school students interested in running or walking the McLaren Brooksie Way 5k race can register for the 2019 race and save themselves a bundle. For a mere $5, middle school-age students can participate in the Middle School Challenge — an effort to encourage students to put down their electronic...

Patterson: Time for a Salary Overhaul

Salaries for non-union Oakland County employees will be more competitive in the current labor market if the board of commissioners adopts the new salary administration plan County Executive L. Brooks Patterson proposes in his balanced budget recommendation for fiscal years 2020-2023. The county implemented its current salary administration plan...