The Women’s Fund Present Grant to the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County

Women's Alliance representative, Torri Mathes and Women’s Fund Board Member, Maria Trahan

The Women’s Fund provided the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County with a $750.00 grant for their recent “Business Protocols for Success” event The grant will assist an innovative training program designed to help women at all stages of their career excel in the professional world. The check was presented to Women's Alliance representative, Torri Mathes by Women’s Fund Board Member, Maria Trahan. "Business Protocols for Success was an exciting event that focused on teaching … [Read more...]

Food Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Oakland County Health Tips for Safe Food Handling

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges residents to practice food safety when picnicking and barbecuing this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. Oakland County Health Division says four easy steps – clean, separate, cook, and chill – will help prevent harmful bacteria from making family members and guests sick. "We want our residents to have a safe and healthy holiday weekend by remembering food safety tips when preparing, storing, and cooking food to prevent … [Read more...]

Free Document Shredding for Oakland County Residents

The Shred Corp Truck Comes to Oakland County

Sheriff Bouchard Teams up with Shred Corp to Offer Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard and Shred Corp-Mobile Shredding Service invite residents of Oakland County to bring their confidential, personal documents to be shred on-site for free by Shred Corp’s state-of-the-art, high volume shredding truck. This is not for business use. Friday, May 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., one hour only, at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office employee parking lot 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. … [Read more...]

Youth Suicide Prevention 4th Annual Community Forum

4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum

Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum. The event is Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Banquet Rooms 304 – 305. All individuals interested in discussing youth suicide prevention and care coordination are invited to attend. Visit www.oakgov.com/health to RSVP. "Our youth are our future," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "By working … [Read more...]

Preservation Piece by Piece

Preservation Piece By Piece

Learn what you can accomplish when you focus on the long view and plan to preserve your history and your natural resources piece-by-piece. As Addison Township worked to retain its rural character and its heritage, it also became one of the most desirable destinations in the county. Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson will share how progress was made by using the multiple preservation and conservation techniques, leveraging assets and engaging a community. Todd Elder, who restored the 4-story … [Read more...]

Oakland County on Cusp of Ending Veteran Homelessness

Oakland County Logo

Oakland County, Mich. is on the verge of ending veteran homelessness, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The county’s Veterans’ Services Division is working hard with partner agencies to end veteran homelessness in Oakland County by the end of September. Now, the push is on to encourage landlords to be veteran-friendly because of a lack of available housing for the group. Oakland County "Our Veterans’ Services Division and partner agencies have been aggressively … [Read more...]

Low-mileage Cars and More at Oakland County Auction

GMC Syclone

A classic 1980 Chevrolet Camaro with a Corvette engine and a rare 1991 GMC Syclone are among the featured vehicles at this year’s annual Oakland County Auction. Both vehicles have fewer than 14,000 miles. The event takes place Saturday, May 21 at the county’s Vehicle Operations Building, 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 16 East, in Pontiac. "The Oakland County Auction is a highly anticipated event," County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "Car enthusiasts love to try to get a good deal … [Read more...]

Nominate a Breastfeeding Friendly Place in Oakland County

2nd Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award

The Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2nd Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award in collaboration with the Oakland County Health Division Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Awards will honor Oakland County pediatrician offices, employers, and businesses that are taking extra steps to support breastfeeding mothers. Complete an online nomination form. Award nomination entries are due Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00 … [Read more...]

Horse Court and More at the 2016 4-H Discovery Day

4-H Discovery Day at Springfield Oaks Park

4-H Discovery Day 2016 Saturday, May 7 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350 What is 4-H Discovery Day? 4-H Discovery Day is a family event open to the public providing educational hands-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. 4-H clubs along with many community partners come together to create a fun day for the whole family. Information will be available about joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County … [Read more...]

Rochester Commissioner Kochenderfer Youth in Government Day

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Pictured at April 25th Youth in Government Day General Government Meeting-sitting left to right: Oakland County Commissioners Bob Hoffman,  Adam L. Kochenderfer, Wade Fleming, Robert Gosselin and Nancy L. Quarles listening to presenters during the meeting as area high school students listen at the 36th Annual Youth Day event. Photo Chris Stinson … [Read more...]