Radon Test Kits Half Off During the Month of January

In honor of January being National Radon Action Month, Oakland County encourages residents to take action and test their homes for radon by offering radon test kits half-price ($5) all month.

What is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is usually harmless outdoors. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.

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Local Toy Stores to Visit Throughout Oakland County

To locate the perfect gifts for anyone on your list during the holiday season, birthdays or just because gifts throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Several independent toy stores call Oakland County home, offering a variety of specialty toys and gifts that are guaranteed to capture your eye and delight your loved ones!

Independent Toy Stores in Oakland County

Surprise the little ones in your life with something nostalgic from a local toy store. Find classic youth favorites as well as the latest and greatest trending toys at Michigan Toy Soldier Company in Royal Oak, Funky Monkey Toys in Oxford, and Warp 9 Comics in Clawson.

Are you shopping for someone on your list who enjoys handmade crafty treasures? Check out Green Hippo Gifts in Lake Orion which offers a variety of handmade creations from local artist and Union General in Clarkson which offers a selection handmade goods for your body to delicious treats and much more.

Looking for something specific? Check out our interactive map of toy stores and use the legend to sort by different types of specialty shops: Collectibles; Comics; Dolls; Games; Hobby; Magic; Anime, Manga & Kawaii; Blocks & Robots; Toys; and Toys & Gifts.

Check out our full list of independently owned toy and gift stores. Use our interactive map to find a toy store near you:

Map of Independent Toy Stores in Oakland County

Do you know of any other independent toy or gift stores in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, by contacting us at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leaving a comment below.


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Donate Halloween Candy to Oakland County Sheriff’s Treats for Troops

Little girl is holding a scary bowl with candies She dressed in Halloween skeleton costume

Looking for a way to part with extra or leftover Halloween candy? Donate it to Treats for Troops as a sweet way to pay it forward with this year’s extra Halloween haul! As part of its 13th annual “Treats for Troops” collection, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting individually wrapped, non-chocolate candy to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas.

Individually wrapped, non-chocolate candy may be dropped off between Tuesday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 4 by 5 p.m. each day at the following Sheriff’s Office locations:

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Celebrate the Halloween Season at Events Throughout Oakland County

Oakland County is home to spooky and not-so-scary Halloween events and attractions all season long! Take a peek into just three local Halloween attractions in our videos below where you can stroll through Glenlore Trails’ Haunted Forest in Commerce, head to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak for some trick or treating and more during Zoo Boo, or test your scare limit at the Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac.

Looking for more spine-tingling thrills this Halloween? Then check out our full list of Haunted Oakland County Fun or visit our interactive map of Spooky Spots. Interested in something a little less frightening? Check out our 2022 Oakland County Family Friendly Halloween attractions list or our Cider Mills list. Using them, you’ll find the perfect place for cider, donuts and activities for a not-so-spooky fall day.

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Spooky Spots in Oakland County

Entrance to Erebus haunted house

Oakland County is full of haunted houses, spooky trails, and scary events to get your fill of fright this season! Whether you’re looking to scream, heighten your heartbeat, or have fun with your friends and family, Oakland County is the place to be.

Use our interactive map and list below to find a spooky spot near you. Interested in something a little less frightening? Check out our 2022 Oakland County Fall Fun list or our Cider Mills list. Using them, you’ll find the perfect place for cider, donuts and activities for a not-so-spooky fall day.

map of spooky spots in Oakland County
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