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Oakland County Manufacturing Day Goes Virtual

Seven hundred students from 16 Oakland County school districts and four Oakland Schools Technical Campuses got a virtual look at what a future in a high-tech career might look like during Oakland County Manufacturing Day.The students visited eight local advanced manufacturing companies virtually, highlighted by video tours of the...

Coulter Announces ‘Safe for School’ Hotline to Assist Families Attending School

Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced today a partnership Oct. 9 with Beaumont Health that makes a telephone screening hotline available to assist parents and guardians to pre-screen and identify potential illness in students prior to entering a school. Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the...

Deadline Approaching to Apply for up to $50K in Oakland Together Cultural Institution COVID-19 Support Grants

Oakland County arts, cultural and stewardship organizations have until Oct. 14 – less than a week – to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from the $2 million Oakland Together Cultural Institution COVID-19 Support Grant pool.The grants, which are made possible through federal CARES Act funding, are...

1873 Map Reproduction Sales Support Holly Historical Society

Excerpt: An 1873 map of Holly has the town abuzz with memories and nostalgia as the Holly Historical Society is selling prints of the map to help fund their historic preservation efforts.“The Holly Historical Society, like many non-profits, has been affected by COVID. We had to cancel our annual...

New Walking Path, Improved Soccer Fields Dedicated at Southfield’s Catalpa Oaks County Park

When Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff noticed that Catalpa Oaks County Park visitors were walking around the perimeter of the park so much that they had worn a path in the grass, they knew an upgrade was needed. On Friday, Oct. 2, a new walking path, as well...

Farmington’s Civic Theater: Surviving Crises for 80 Years (and Running)

Excerpt: You probably didn’t know, but one of the crown jewels of Farmington’s downtown district, the Civic Theater, quietly turned 80 on Sept. 20.That seems like a pretty big milestone to go unnoticed. But because movie theaters in Michigan are still closed due to the pandemic — until Oct....

Working, Studying and Teaching from Home: Tips for Parents

Excerpt: Balancing work, school and family life has never been easy. But then along came COVID-19, shuttering schools and workplaces and throwing most families’ lives into chaos. The good news is this isn’t forever: life will go back to normal at some point, schools will reopen and heading into...

William Grace Dog Park Adds New Features for Four-Legged Friends

Excerpt: Are you among the countless numbers who adopted a “pandemic pooch” during the coronavirus lockdown? Whether people had more free time or were lonely and needed a canine companion while working from home, families across the country have adopted dogs at a record-setting rate. Breeders have waiting lists...

No-Haz Collection Event Scheduled for Oct. 10 in Oakland County

Excerpt: Oakland County will host the last no-haz collection event of the year on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is highly recommended to reduce interaction with workers, and reduce your wait time.You can register online at NoHaz.Eventbrite.com.Read more.

Oakland County Health Division Rescinds Local Emergency Order 2020-12

Oakland County Health Division is rescinding local emergency order 2020-12 FOR CONTROL OF PANDEMIC FACIAL COVERINGS. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon on Oct. 5 issued an Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and places limitations...

Birmingham Woman Documents Nature Areas, Calming Walks to Counteract COVID-19 Fatigue

Excerpt: Birmingham resident Annis Pratt has found a fine way to soothe the disruptive feelings in dealing with the pandemic. She has scouted out nature areas for calming walks and she shares the information on the Nextdoor social networking site. “I have received lots of positive responses to my walking...

Grizzly Health Squad Promotes Campus Safety Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Excerpt: As part of a campus-wide effort to provide a safe and healthy learning environment, Oakland University has launched the Grizzly Health Squad. The student-driven initiative promotes adherence to “Grizzlies Protect Grizzlies: Healthy Together,” the honor pledge in which OU community members promise to help curb the spread of...