The Great Marshmallow Drop is Almost Here!

Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s The Great Marshmallow Drop is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for April 14th at 10 a.m. and get ready to have a fantastic time with your friends and family at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield.

Your little ones will be amazed and enthralled as a helicopter drops 15,000 marshmallows down from the sky. Children can collect one and turn it in for a prize. It definitely puts a fun and unique twist on your typical Easter Egg hunt. Marshmallows will be dropped three times to accommodate multiple age groups: ages 4 and younger, along with individuals with disabilities; ages 5 – 7; and ages 8 – 12.

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April Business Workshops

Spring has sprung in Oakland County! Give your business the spring cleaning it deserves with the help of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center. Connect with experts who have advice regarding small business loans, start-ups, and more. Register today and let the One Stop Shop shower your business with the advice and assistance it needs to flower into its full potential. Continue reading

Chipmunk Secrets at the Dawn of Spring

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

“The chipmunks are back!” That comment e-mailed to me, followed by a second sentence, “Where were they all winter?” inspired this chipmunk tale. The story starts with food. Unlike nectar sipping Ruby-throated Hummingbirds or our majestic fish-eating Osprey that fly thousands of miles to return to their breeding grounds in Oakland County, chipmunks just migrated about two feet when the snowflakes of November fell. Adaption is the key to survival for all species, and it’s all about the availability of food. Hummingbirds cannot store nectar, nor can Osprey store fresh fish so they flew south. Chipmunks can store nuts, but there’s more to this tale of vanishing chipmunks. Continue reading

It’s Spring – Let’s Hike an Oakland County Trail

Now that spring is finally here, there’s no better time to get outside and take in the sounds and sights of spring. Did you know that Oakland County and its surrounding areas offer miles and miles of trails for your enjoyment? Whether you want to jog through a park, stroll through to check out spring flowers, take a family bike ride, or saddle up on a horse, there’s a perfect trail for you. Continue reading

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Person grabbing medication out of a medicine cabinet.

Warm weather is right around the corner and that means it’s time to Spring clean closets, cars, and garages. Don’t forget to also sweep the medicine cabinet for prescriptions that are unused, expired, or unwanted. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office provides residents with a venue to properly dispose of those prescriptions, with no questions asked, through Operation Medicine Cabinet program. Use one of the 36 drop-off locations around the county to dispose of medication in your home this spring, and year round, with some locations open 24/7.

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