Thanksgiving Memories and the Solace of Nature

The Wilder Side of Oakland County


There is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. I am thankful that as a little kid in rural Connecticut I was never surrounded and drowned in a sea of electronic toys or endless hours of staring at a television. My parents fueled my desire to explore and let me get muddy and skin my knees. Flipping through the magical pages of National Geographic at a very early age had me staring in awe at big cats, jungles, wild rivers, incredible terrain and strange people in faraway lands that looked nothing like me. A big world was waiting, travel-lust fever was incubating, and my quest to know more was born. Continue reading

Tree Farms in Oakland County

Christmas - tree cutting family.

The Holiday season just isn’t complete without a big tree to decorate with ornaments collected throughout the years, blinking lights, and shining ribbon. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect Christmas pine, check out the farms in Oakland County offering fresh pre-cut and “u-cut” trees. Verify all hours and activities before you head out as they may be subject to change. Use this map as a guide:

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Nominations for the Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Now Open

Elite 40 Class of 2015 Group Picture.

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Program is now searching for the region’s ‘Best of the Best’ in 2016. Enter now to nominate yourself, or someone else, to the Elite 40 Under 40 program, which celebrates talented young professionals who are shaping Oakland County, and the region. Young entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and anyone who has made significant contributions can be nominated for their good work. Continue reading