Fireworks Fly for the Fourth of July

As dusk sets, everyone settles into their lawn chairs and blankets. The light from the sun disappears leaving nothing but a quiet chatter underneath a sky of stars.

A high pitched whistle sounds as the first firework is lit. The next 30 minutes are filled with resounding booms, snaps and crackles as red, white and blue colors decorate the night sky.

Fireworks displays are set off in honor of Independence Day all over the U.S. including many communities in and around Oakland County.

 

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Gun Safety Awareness Press Conference in Recognition of June as National Safety Month in Oakland County

In recognition of June as National Safety Month in Oakland County, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will host their annual Gun Safety Awareness press conference, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. The press conference will focus on the importance of safe gun ownership in preventing gun violence and will kick-off the Board’s annual gun safety lock giveaway, a program that promotes safe gun ownership by distributing free gun locks to the public via local police departments.

Members of the public are invited to attend Tuesday’s press conference at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan. Join the online conversation during the event by following @OakGov on Twitter and by using #OaklandCounty. Continue reading

Music in the Air: Summer Concerts in the Parks

Three singers take the stage at the LaFontaine Family Amphitheater in Milford.

When it comes to music, there’s no time like summertime in Oakland County. As the weather warms, parks across the county bring out the bandstands and fill the air with strains of Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, and more. Visit our list of Concerts in the Park to plan your next night out.

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Get Farm Fresh Fare at Your Local Farmers Market

It’s as fresh as it gets and it’s right down the road. For some, it’s right next door. With pop-up tents, long tables and table covers, the local farmers markets set up shop every weekend in the spring, summer and fall.

This year is no different. The markets open in May and close out in October. Hours always vary by location, but the quality of the produce stays the same.

You’ll find fresh asparagus, crisp snap peas, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn and the greenest green beans, along with other summer favorites. Farmers markets also present a large floral selection to dress up your lawn or patio.

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The Sweet Life: Nostalgia and Wonder at an Oakland County Candy Shop

There are many sweet things to see and do in Oakland County, but for those looking to satisfy their deepest candy cravings, Clawson’s Doc Sweets may just have the right prescription.

“I love it when people come in and are just amazed by candy that they haven’t seen before or candy that they haven’t seen in years,” said Jennifer Boughton, a Doc Sweets manager and seven-year veteran of the candy trade. “A lot of older customers will come in and say: ‘I haven’t had this since I was a little girl.” Continue reading