Oakland County held its first-ever sustainability conference at the Waterford Oaks Activity Center on Nov. 17 and representatives from 20 communities came to learn from each other about sustainability efforts happening around the county.Continue reading
Oakland County launched the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes, which gives residents a way to promote their favorite small businesses in the county and win some cash for the holidays.
From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, shoppers can submit a selfie from small businesses’ brick-and-mortar locations, including its exterior, signage or interior. Created by Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development with financial sponsorship from Genisys Credit Union, participants have the chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250.Continue reading
The leaves are changing, providing the perfect scenery for fall festivities and Halloween activities. Take a hayride to pick the perfect pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze or hang out with the animals at a petting farm. Oakland County is full of fall and Halloween activities for all ages, so use our list below and make more autumn memories.Continue reading
Addiction to opioids knows no boundaries and affects every demographic in Oakland County, Michigan and in the U.S. Unfortunately, what often begins as prescribed recovery from an injury or surgery all too often has had tragic consequences for friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
In the last 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 645,000 people in the nation have died from an opioid overdose. In the past 10 years, 2,600 people, including 180 in 2021, have died in Oakland County from drug abuse and overdoses.Continue reading