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Bloomfield Township Police Welcome New K-9 Officer, Vince

Excerpt: Bloomfield Township police introduced the newest member of the force, K-9 Vince, on Thursday. Vince is a 9 1/2 month old purebred German shepherd. A resident donated the money that allowed the department to get him. He will work with Officer Carlson. Read more.

Here Are 5 Metro Detroit Neighbors Saving the Day During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Excerpt: There's the Oak Park police officer sewing face masks, the Madison Heights social worker who started a food pantry and the Berkley technology guru giving away homemade computers to kids.Read more.

Local Seniors Step Up to Help During Pandemic

Excerpt: People everywhere are stepping up to help their friends and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, including seniors in Oakland County. Birmingham resident Jeff Reider, 68, was among a small group of older adults who shaved his head to raise money for Gleaners Food Bank, the largest service organization...

Philanthropic, Corporate Groups Launch 3-Year Effort to Support Pontiac Small Business, Nonprofits

Excerpt: A group of philanthropic and corporate groups has created an initiative to support small businesses and nonprofits in Pontiac. The Pontiac Funders Collaborative plans to launch a $200,000 fund to provide businesses with 10 or fewer employees in the city that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis with...

Plenty of Outdoor Offerings for Memorial Day Holiday

Hiking, biking, fishing, disc golfing, dog walking, kayaking and bird watching are all options at Oakland County Parks and Recreation this Memorial Day - despite limited park operations due to COVID-19.Oakland County Parks is offering free park entry until June 1. The parks system offers nearly 80 miles of...

Coulter: $30 Million Set Aside for Pandemic Impact on Local Governments

Oakland County will set aside $30 million from their allocation of CARES Act funds for cities, townships, and villages impacted by COVID-19, County Executive David Coulter announced today. Coulter’s administration is taking this step because local communities have also incurred expenses related to the pandemic.“From the beginning of my...

Oakland County Michigan Works! Launches Virtual Workshops for Those Impacted by COVID-19 and Preparing for a Job Search

Oakland County Michigan Works! is launching a series of virtual workshops for people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are interested in exploring new career opportunities.The interactive online workshops replace in-person ones previously available at service centers that closed to visitors because of the pandemic. The...

Strong Demand Prompts Sale of County Bonds to Fund Emergency Radio System While Saving Taxpayers Millions

County Executive David Coulter has announced the sale of a series of Oakland County Building Authority Bonds that will fund part of a new emergency radio system, refinance outstanding bonds at a lower interest rate and save taxpayers millions of dollars.The high demand for the bonds resulted in a...

Emagine Theaters Partners with Canterbury Village in Lake Orion on Drive-in Theater

The Canterbury Village Drive-In Powered by Emagine is expected to open May 29. Photo courtesy of Emagine Entertainment Inc. Troy-based Emagine Entertainment Inc. is partnering with Canterbury Village in Lake Orion to open the Canterbury Village Drive-In Powered by Emagine on the grounds of the historically themed property. The outdoor...

Flagstar Bank Grant To Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac Creates ‘Pontiac Restaurant Brigade’ and Gives Life to Businesses And Free Meals To...

A $20,000 grant from Flagstar Bank to Main Street Oakland County and Downtown Pontiac helped seven Pontiac restaurants create the “Pontiac Restaurant Brigade” and deliver 1,440 free meals to three local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.The brigade — patterned after a similar effort in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina...

Main Street Oakland County Crowdfunding Tops $45K

A Main Street Oakland County crowdfunding campaign to support downtown small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $45,000.The countywide campaign is the first of its kind in the nation to be sponsored by a Main Street program. The funds have been generated from 14...

Oakland Health Order Extended in Alignment with State and CDC

Oakland County Health Officer Leigh Anne Stafford has issued Health Order 2020-10, which extends the provisions in Health Order 2020-7 to include newly opened businesses. It requires daily screening of employees for symptoms and the wearing of face coverings and is aligned with the Gov. Whitmer’s orders and guidelines...