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.
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and protected American citizens in times of war and peace. Many Oakland County cities, villages and townships host events to celebrate these brave people.
The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping – picnic season is here! Think about hosting your next family reunion, graduation party, company picnic, birthday party or other special event at an Oakland County Parks (OCP) picnic shelter.
Different sites can accommodate 20-500 guests
Sites include large outdoor cooking grills, sand volleyball and horseshoes pits
Special packages for mobile recreation units – including climbing towers and inflatables – are available (call Mobile Recreation at 248-858-0916 for more information)
Individuals/groups bring their own food or caterer for picnics and parties
Please note that any merchandise to be sold, banners, etc. must obtain prior OCP approval
February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights movement, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.
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.