Congratulations to the 47 students who graduated from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) last Friday, May 15, 2015. The graduates make up the first class to graduate from OUWB and were selected from more than 3,200 applicants nationwide. The OUWB medical school opened in 2011 as Michigan’s first new M.D.-granting allopathic medical school in nearly 50 years and Oakland County’s first medical school ever. Continue reading
Decoration Day, as it was called from the Civil War until 1967, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
The City of Ferndale, host to the oldest, continuously held Memorial Day Parade in Michigan, held their first Memorial Day parade in 1919. This year, they will honor all who have sacrificed during their 97th annual parade on Monday, May 25th at 10 a.m. in Downtown Ferndale.
Please join us honoring in those who served at one of the many events that Oakland County communities have planned for Memorial Day.
View our list of this year’s Memorial Day events by community.
In Southeastern Michigan, warmer weather can only mean one thing. Cruising! Not on the open seas to Bermuda, Jamaica or Alaska, but on the major streets of our communities. This may be the only time of year, that many Michigan motorists enjoy being stuck in traffic, surrounded by a sea of motorized beasts. Hot Rods and Classics of every make, model and year can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during these automotive celebrations. Visit our Cruising Southeastern Michigan list for some of the “auto” related events in and around Oakland County over the summer of 2015.
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
May is the season when observant woods-walkers and trail hikers are rewarded with visual treats of all sizes, shapes and colors. Fawns lay motionless in dappled sunlight. Migrating Warblers sing from shrubs, morels emerge and Osprey soar high overhead. In the rain-soaked woodlands of our larger Oakland County Parks, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, perhaps the strangest perennial wildflower of all, has emerged from winter dormancy. Jack has a secret that breaks the rules of botany. Jack is sometimes Jill, and Jill may switch back to being Jack. Confused? Here’s the rest of this flowery tale of Oakland County’s mysterious forest floor hermaphrodite, Arisaema triphyllum. Continue reading
We’ve seen so much excitement about morel season popping up on social media sites so we asked Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Nature Education Writer, Jonathan Schechter, to share some helpful hints to use when on the hunt for morels. Jonathan shared photos of his recent successes and answered some questions for us too.