Are you of the generation who came of age cruising the streets of Metro Detroit during 50’s, 60’s & 70’s? Are you ready to relive your past once again?
Are you a car buff looking for your ultimate ride, or just a picture of your dream vehicle?
Maybe you’re just a music fan who loves the music of Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes and The Four Seasons.
Or perhaps you are just looking to enjoy one of the premier family friendly, quality of life events in Oakland County.
Well, put on your sailin’ shoes! All those things and more will be there for you at this year’s 21st Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The fun begins on Saturday, August 15 and goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Continue reading
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
So what does an Oakland County Parks Nature Education Writer, AKA Wilder Side Naturalist, armed with a pen and camera do when traveling? Explore wildland trails, that’s what. Nature exploration is incurable; it’s a knowledge-seeking, boots-on-the-ground pleasure that reminds me that all things in nature are connected. Continue reading
The Leader Dogs for the Blind success story began in 1939, when it was founded by three Detroit-area Lions Club members. They began their new venture on a small, leased farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan and that’s where they remain today. Since the late 1930s, they have helped 14,000 clients. Almost 300 clients are served each year and more than 1,000 volunteers are involved with their services. The mission of Leader Dogs for the Blind is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. Leader dogs give clients the opportunity to venture out and become more independent in a world where travel has become increasingly complex. With several programs available, Leader Dogs is able to offer training that is personalized to each client’s individual needs. Continue reading
Being out in open water is one of the best parts of summer! But it’s vitally important to stay safe while you are swimming. Take a look at Oakland County Sheriff’s swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.
Swimming Safety Tips
When you’re out on the water it is very important to:
- Know how to swim
- Never swim alone
- Always swim in a designated area with a lifeguard on duty
- Keep an eye on little ones, they should never be more than a few feet away
- Never dive head first into water, diving in to water and not knowing how deep or shallow it is can cause serious injuries
- Never go swimming or operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol
Quality of life is important in Oakland County and our Waste Resource Management is always working to improve it. In addition to maintaining the state mandated solid waste plan, their goal is to minimize the impact of solid waste on public health and the environment through recycling programs, events and partnerships. Continue reading