Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, marks the order, issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 that proclaimed liberation for enslaved African Americans in Texas. They were the last group of people to be freed after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.Continue reading
Get ready to fish—the 8th Annual ART FISH FUN Festival is back in person on Saturday, June 11th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beaudette Park, located at 786 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac. The festival is a free, public event that provides art, environmental education, and activities for everyone. Plus, there’s a free barbecue lunch for participants.Continue reading
Kristin Rohrbeck, director of the Joanne & Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) at Oakland University, was selected by public vote as the winner of Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2019.
Rohrbeck is a Farmington Hills resident with an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Ohio State University. As director of OUCARES, she led the growth of OUCARES’ autism programs by 25% to offer over 100 programs to serve more than 2,300 people impacted by autism spectrum disorder in southeast Michigan.
A nationally recognized historic district and thriving Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood needs your participation to win part of $2 million in funds from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The funds will help revitalize this important historical neighborhood.
One of just 20 finalists across the United States, the GM Modern Housing Legacy Homes project stands to benefit from the Vote Your Main Street campaign, going on now through October 26th, 2018.
Participation is easy. Anyone passionate about preserving part of Michigan’s automotive heritage can simply visit voteyourmainstreet.org/pontiac to create a login and password, or connect through Facebook, and then vote every day—up to five times—to bring home the funds.
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Oakland County is home to one of the scariest places in Michigan: the Erebus Haunted Attraction. Located in downtown Pontiac, this four-story venue is 30,000 square feet of frightening fun, making it one of the largest walk-through haunted attractions in the world.
Check out our video below for a sneak peek of the Erebus Haunted Attraction: