Oakland County Commissioners Honor Departing Colleagues

Board Honors Colleagues for Years of Service on County Commission The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the public service of departing colleagues Commissioners Tom J. Berman, David E.S. Bowman, Hugh D. Crawford, Bill Dwyer, Wade Fleming, and Doug Tietz. Each of the commissioners received a proclamation and special plaque from the Board of Commissioners recognizing their service to their districts and to the people of Oakland County on December 6. “It has been a pleasure and … [Read more...]

Part-Time Snowplow Drivers Needed in Oakland County

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire up to 25 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have found the seasonal workers have been a very efficient and cost-effective way to provide the level of service during the winter that Oakland County residents deserve,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “This enables us to provide a higher level of service than we otherwise could.” To be considered for one of the … [Read more...]

Health Division Reports Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease

Oakland County Health Division reports 52 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, marking an upward trend compared to 2017 when 47 cases occurred. This increased trend is also occurring statewide. “Legionnaires’ disease can be very serious,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County Health Division. “Individuals that smoke or have chronic respiratory ailments are at higher risk of getting sick. Talk to your healthcare provider for prompt diagnosis and treatment if you think … [Read more...]

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit Takes Top Honors at National Competition

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit received first place in the prestigious Uniform Class competition at the National Mounted Police Colloquium in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park this year. Deputy Julie Byrd, a 23-year veteran of the Unit, and ‘Rico’, a Westphalian with three years of experience with the Unit, were a truly remarkable team and received the first place honors in the Uniform Class competition. Preparation for this class requires months of planning … [Read more...]

Imagine a Day Without Water National Day

Water Infrastructure 101- “What You Need to Know Below and Beyond” Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner (WRC) Jim Nash resumes year-long series of Water Infrastructure 101-“What You Need to Know Below and Beyond” discussions. During the months of September, October and November, Commissioner Nash will engage the public on array of issues relating to water infrastructure. Library Discussion Series will Highlight the Fourth Annual Imagine a Day Without Water National Day The new … [Read more...]

Annual Kids’ Clean Water Calendar Contest

The 14th Annual Kids’ Clean Water Calendar Contest is Underway Submissions Accepted until October 5 Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash announces the 14th Annual Kids Clean Water Calendar Contest. Fourth and fifth graders living in Oakland County will have the opportunity to submit their artwork from Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, October 5. This year’s calendar theme: “We Can All Help to Keep Oakland County’s Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Watersheds Clean.” encourages our youth … [Read more...]

Tenth Annual Family Market Day Promotes Healthy Eating

10th Annual Family Market Day Promotes Healthy Eating at Oakland County Farmers Market Oakland County residents who participate in the State of Michigan Bridge/EBT card and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Project FRESH programs are encouraged to participate in the 10th annual Family Market Day on Saturday, August 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Farmers Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, west of Telegraph Road). Eligible participants will receive $5 in coupons to … [Read more...]

People’s Choice Award Added for Southeast Michigan Artists for the 2018 MI Great Artist Competition

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties can strut their stuff beginning Wednesday, August 1,  as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear. Artists are vying for cash and prizes that total more than $16,000. Entries may be submitted to www.MIGreatArtist.com beginning Wednesday at noon until noon August 17. A “People’s Choice” award is new to the competition this year, which gives $750 to the artist who receives the most votes during public … [Read more...]

The Strand Theatre in Downtown Pontiac Hosted L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County

Highlights and Rochester Area Mentions Oakland County’s economic strength was front and center in L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County speech Wednesday night at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac. Patterson began the speech announcing record investment in the county this past year. "Well, let’s talk about a record number, $1.2 billion – that’s "B" as in Brooks. That’s the amount 62 companies invested in Oakland County in 2017, setting a … [Read more...]

Fire & Ice Festival Adjusts to Weather

Ziplining will replace tube sledding at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester because the weather has not cooperated in the construction of the sledding hill. Festival goers will still be able to enjoy all their other favorite Fire & Ice activities including fireworks; the Big, Bright Light Show; TasteFest, The Brooksie Way Chill at the Mills, ice carving, dogsled rides, ice skating (bring your own skates), snowshoeing, cross country skiing, carriage rides, and more. The Fire … [Read more...]