As the summer months heat up in Oakland County, outdoor events pop up just about everywhere! Some particularly special staples of the summer calendar are the many local art fairs. Use our Outdoor Art Fair list to find one near you!
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
“A bear’s wild nature is evolved, over hundreds of thousands of years, to carry the impulse to roam at will over a territory of hundreds of square miles. When you put a bear in a cage, it paces relentlessly back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, until its paws bleed. The bleeding paws tell the zookeeper, if she is listening, a story; a story of wide open space, of rushing rivers teeming with fish, of wriggling grubs in the moist soil under the rocks, of the fragrance of wild blueberries carried for miles on the wind.”
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.
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
Every story is different. From WWII and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, every veteran’s experience is unique, yet equally important.
As they recount their memories, they remember friends who didn’t return home. Friends who weren’t able to hug their families or hold their kids one more time. It’s those friends, fighters that we remember on Memorial Day.
Honor these brave military men, women and K-9’s at any number of Memorial Day community events around Oakland County, in addition to your neighborhood barbecue.