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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Oakland County Veterans Day Events

Oakland County Veterans Memorial

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served America in both war and peace, and have made incredible sacrifices to protect our nation. Many Oakland County cities, villages, and townships host Veterans Day events to honor America’s armed forces. Use our list below to observe Veterans Day 2022 and pay tribute at an event near you. There is also a list of Veteran and military discounts available on Veterans Day and all year long, as well as services and events available from the Oakland County Veterans’ Services team.

Birmingham

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Shain Park

Farmington

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at the Costick Center

Highland Township

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Veteran’s Park on the corner of W. Livingston and N. John St

Holly

Nov. 11: Great Lakes National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

Lake Orion

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Orion Center

Lyon Township

Nov. 2: Michigan War Dog Memorial presentation at the Lyon Township Public Library

Novi

Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Novi Civic Center

Nov. 11: Veteran Salute Presentation at the Novi Police Training Center

Oakland County Parks

Nov. 11: Free Park Entry for ALL to Oakland County Parks: Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Lyon Oaks Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park, Orion Oaks Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park.

Oakland Township

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township

Rochester

Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Breakfast at the Rochester Community House

Rochester Hills

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Pointe Park

Royal Oak

Nov. 5: 2.2 Mile Ruck March

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial in Centennial Common

Southfield

Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at Southfield City Hall

Troy

Nov. 11: Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at Troy Veterans Plaza

West Bloomfield

Nov. 8: Heroes Appreciation Breakfast at the West Bloomfield Middle School

Do you know of any other Veterans Day events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.

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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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Dog Parks in Oakland County

Dog plays with owner at Orion Oaks Dog Park

Looking for a fun place to spend time with your pup? You’re in luck! Oakland County offers a variety of dog parks for you and your furry friend to have a great time playing, socializing, and exercising. View all the dog parks in Oakland County below on our new interactive map, or checking out our list of parks.

Map of dog parks in Oakland County

Farmington Hills

William Grace Dog Park (Farmington and Farmington Hills residents only)
29040 Shiawassee Road,  48336
248-473-1800

Ferndale

Ferndale Dog Park (residents only)
Hilton Road, just south of Nine Mile Road, 48220
248-544-6767

Hazel Park

Hazel Park Dog Park
Couzens Avenue, 48030
248-546-7000

Lake Orion

Orion Oaks Dog Park
1200 Joslyn Road, 48360
248-625-0877

Madison Heights

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre, 48071
248-585-0100

Milford

Milford Dog Park
Adjacent to Milford Trail, near General Motors Road trailhead and parking lot
248-684-1515

Novi

Novi Dog Park
42390 Nick Lidstrom Drive, 48375
248-347-0400

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Dog Park (residents only)
north end of Gainsboro Park, 48069
248-451-2902

Royal Oak

Mark Twain Dog Park
4600 N Campbell Road, 48067
248-246-3000

Shelby Township

Stony Creek Metropark
4300 Main Park Road, 48316
586-781-4242

Troy

Daisy Knight Dog Park
3410 Livernois, 48084
248-524-3484

West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield Dog Park (residents only)
5911 Halsted Road, 48322
248-451-1900

Wixom

Lyon Oaks Dog Park
52221 Pontiac Trail, 48393
248-858-0906

Do you know of any other pet parks in the Oakland County area? Let us know by contacting us at socialmedia@oakgov.com or leaving a comment below.

Photo courtesy of Oakland County Parks and Recreation.


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