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Mr. Acton’s Neighborhood

Ask anyone who knows him about John Acton, former principal at Troy's Baker Middle School and currently a dedicated, longtime volunteer at Clarkston’s Renaissance High School. The reaction is universal:...

In and Out

From looking to beat summer heat by staying inside to enjoying the outdoor activities Oakland County has to offer, residents and visitors discover a multitude of active recreational options...

The Buzz

In a Main Street building in Rochester dating from 1890 that’s been a roller rink, a ballroom and a jewelry store, Ryan and Pamela Walther have created, with their...

Happy Paddling Close to Home

Traveling by canoe or kayak? You can do that in Oakland County. At the end of 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the new classification of eight Michigan waterways...

A Feast of Flavors

In Oakland County, the prospects for finding any kind of food you desire are luscious, endless and diverse. With so many nationalities represented, you could probably dine on a...

Metro Detroit’s Got Spirits

When owner Rafino Valentine opened his eponymous Ferndale distillery in 2007, he had a hard time selling anyone on the merits of small-batch booze. “No one knew what a...

Mending Through Metal

By Megan Falk Following decades of distress, Detroit has been dubbed the comeback city. To make that reputation a reality for some residents, it’s needed people like Joanne Ewald, the...

Growing Together: Johnstone Supply Relies on Oakland County’s Loan Experts

Johnstone Supply Eastern Michigan and Northern Ohio Group is an HVACR company that sells anything relating to commercial furnace, air conditioning and refrigeration. The Johnstone Supply Inc. cooperative has been around...

Drawn to Houses

By Megan Swoyer Scott Iulianelli of Ferndale became a computer-aided house-portrait illustrator by accident. He first designed some T-shirts that featured recording gear that the company he works for, Ferndale-based Vintage...