All The World’s a Stage with Shakespeare in the Park


Over the last 14 years, Oakland County residents have enjoyed the works of William Shakespeare outdoors and under the stars (or sun) in Royal Oaks Starr Jaycee Park.

This year, The Waterworks Theatre Company will again be presenting two plays from the master of innuendo and wordplay.

In the evening show, Shakespeare’s tale of love, seduction, and intrigue in a time of war, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” has director Terry Carpenter sending the characters and the words of the master playwright into a time tunnel and dropping them in turbulent early 20th century England.

During the daytime family show, director Travis Reiff has his way with an abridged family-friendly version of Shakespeare’s tale of love and deception, “As You Like It.”

All’s Well That Ends Well
Tickets are $20 and good for any performance:
July 30 through August 9.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 5pm

As You Like It
Tickets are $10 and good for any performance:
August 1,2,8 and 9 at 2pm
August 4 and 5 at 7pm

For more information, including ticket ordering, visit

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances”. . William Shakespeare 1564-1616

Pics of the Parks Contest: Nature & Wildlife Photography Tips



The second annual PICS OF THE PARKS photo contest is underway and runs through September 7. It’s free to enter and is sponsored by Oakland County Parks, the Oakland Parks Foundation and the Oakland Press. All images must be captured within the 13 Oakland County Parks and must be a minimum of 2MB to ensure proper printing and quality. Complete rules and regulations for the contest can be found at

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It’s Hot Outside! Don’t Leave Pets in the Car!


Did you know the temperature inside your vehicle can rise above 120 degrees in a matter of minutes? That’s even with the windows partially open. In just 15 minutes, your dog can suffer brain damage, heat stroke, suffocation or death.

Take a look at Oakland County Animal Control’s video to learn more.

If you see an animal locked inside a vehicle, we urge you to call your local police department or Oakland County Animal Control at 248-391-4100 immediately!

For more information, visit Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s website and follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.