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Oakland County Reminds Testing Sites to Report COVID-19 Results Promptly

Urgent cares, pharmacies and doctors’ offices are urged to promptly report Oakland County residents COVID-19 test results to the Oakland County Health Division.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Section 18115 requires that molecular (PCR or Abbott ID NOW) and antigen test results must be reported within...

Outdoor Art Installation Launched as Paint Creek Center for the Arts Continues Its Mission Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) recently installed two new sculptures outside the historic building located in downtown Rochester in a commitment to bring art to the community amid COVID-19 restrictions.Installed in late July, Honey Bee on Cone Flower (6 feet tall) and Hummingbird on Trumpet Lily (5-and-a-half-feet...

Project Play and Power of Produce Beef Up Oak Park Farmers Market Offerings

Excerpt: Life is finding a way to go on, despite the coronavirus. The Oak Park Farmer’s Market has found a way to not only open safely, but also replace the normal summer activities that parents would provide for their children through Project Play and the Power of Produce.Read more.

Virtual Session Is August 12 For Oakland County Manufacturers Interested In PPE Resilience Grant Program

Oakland County manufacturers are encouraged to participate in a virtual information session to see if they qualify for grants to purchase Industry 4.0 state-of-the art digital technologies and become part of the county’s distributive manufacturing network.The session, set for August 12 at 11 a.m., is offered by Oakland County...

Turkey Vulture Living in Stairwell of Golf Course Gets Help from Detroit Zoo

Excerpt: A young turkey vulture found trapped in a stairwell on a neighboring golf course in Huntington Woods has now reunited with its wild counterparts after spending time at the Detroit Zoo building up its strength.Read more.

Patio Season: How to Enjoy the Summertime Weather in Downtown Farmington

Excerpt: What was once merely a perk of living in Farmington – that is, an inviting, walkable downtown – has become, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lifeline for both residents and businesses.For after quarantining at home for months, most locals are itching to get out of the house while...

Sculptor Marshall Fredericks’ Works Found Throughout Birmingham Area

Excerpt: “I had known about our famous sculptor, Marshall Fredericks, ever since I was a child at Quarton School waiting beside the bear statue to be picked up,” says John Marrella, owner of Marrella and Co. Fine and Estate Jewelry company. "When I called him in the 1980s at...

Meet This Lyon Township Family Responsible for Those Celebratory Lawn Signs

Excerpt: Like everyone else, Lisa Porter found she was bored being stuck at home during lockdown. So the Lyon Township resident began brainstorming ideas and devised a sign rental business for those celebrating birthdays, graduations or other big events at home. "It just kept popping up in my news feed from...

Community Vegetable Garden Planned for Empty Plot in Lathrup Village

Excerpt: Whether you’re a gardening guru or a nature novice, the new community garden in Lathrup Village has space for you.Recreation Coordinator Chris Clough said the garden will be located at Municipal Park, in an area next to City Hall, 27000 Evergreen Road.Clough said in an email that officials...

Walled Lake Teacher Wins 2020 Educator of the Year Award

Excerpt: An Oakland County teacher has won the 2020 Educator of the Year award and a $10,000 prize from the Michigan Lottery's Excellence in Education program.The award winner, Megan Sidge, teaches students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Hickory Woods Elementary, which is part of the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools.Read...

Locally Grown Food Is an Option Close to Home

Excerpt: Food preferences for metro Detroit residents can run the gamut, depending on taste and lifestyle.For those who have a preference for locally grown food, there are some options, including the Oakland County Farmers Market in Waterford, which operates from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.The...

Five Oakland County Manufacturers Share $147K to Make Gear for Health Care and First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Five more Oakland County manufacturers will share $147,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields used in the fight against the coronavirus.Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced the grants July 30. They come from a $1 million fund he...