Preservation Month at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township

Celebrating May is Preservation month at Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District and the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) has been working hard restoring the seventy-five year old apple orchard. Aerial photographs from the 1940s of the farm show the array patterns of a plotted apple orchard. Over the years, unfortunately, many of these trees have been lost. After receiving a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to acquire the services of landscape … [Read more...]

Marsh View Park Newly Expanded Archery Range

Marsh View Park Newly Expanded Archery Range In 2010, Marsh View Park Archery Range opened as a beginner range offering 10 universally accessible shooting lanes with a shooting maximum distance of 45 yards catering to children, organized groups and families. Feedback from residents, patrons and local archery enthusiasts concluded that many were interested in a more versatile range that would provide programs and shooting opportunities for all ages and abilities. With the expansion this year … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Clean Scene May 6

48th Annual Clean Scene - Saturday, May 6, 2017 Each year residents help to clean township roads of the debris uncovered when winter’s snow carpet finally melts. The event begins with registration, bag pick up and coffee at the Township Hall. Volunteers spread out to assigned roads for trash collection. Filled bags are left on the side of the road and other volunteers drive their personal vehicles to carry the bags back to the trash compactor waiting in the Township Hall parking … [Read more...]

Adopt-A-Trail Program Open for Paint Creek Trail

Kickoff on April 22 Three students from Girl Scout Troop #43155 at Van Hoosen Middle School have developed an “Adopt-A-Trail” program for the Paint Creek Trail to earn their Silver Award. As part of the project, four sections of the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion will be adopted by individuals, groups, or businesses. Each group will be responsible for a trail cleanup project twice a year, in April and October, and it is a two year commitment. In return, signs will be posted … [Read more...]

CPR Training Offered by the Oakland Township Fire Department

  Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for CPR Training at Fire Station #2 The Oakland Township Fire Department offers two types of certified American Heart Association CPR classes (both will train and prepare you to receive a 2-year certification card upon completion): Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking for Adult, Child and Infant 4 hours on selected Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (available THIS Saturday) $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents Heartsaver … [Read more...]

Will Bridge 33.7 over the Paint Creek be Renovated?

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Recommended for Grant to Renovate Bridge 33.7 On December 7, 2016, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommended funding the Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 Renovation project for $300,000. The grant will match an additional $300,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) federal grant that was approved last summer. Bridge 33.7 is located on the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads in Oakland Township. The 93 year old timber … [Read more...]

Romance Through the Ages at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township

This special program will be held Thursday, February 9 – right before Valentine’s Day - from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Main House at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Rd, Oakland Township. Participants will learn about the fascinating history of romantic traditions, courting rituals and lesser-known facets of our past. There will also be opportunity to craft your own vintage –style card, while listening to musical tunes from Victorian parlor days. A pastry chef will be on site … [Read more...]

Joseph Peruzzi Statement Regarding Recent Reversal of Oakland Circuit Court Open Meetings Act

Statement on Recent Court of Appeals Reversal of Oakland County Circuit Court Decision regarding Oakland Township Parks By Joseph Peruzzi On November 8, the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the findings of the Oakland County Circuit Court that had previously dismissed twice the alleged Open Meetings Act (OMA) violation by Parks Commissioners David Mackley, Alice Tomboulian, Colleen Barkham and me. The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman who twice … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Recommended for 2.2 Million Dollar Park Grant

Oakland Township was one of only two Oakland County communities recommended for grants to purchase park land at the December 2016 meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. The Parks and Recreation Commission would use the $2.2 million dollar grant to add 209 acres to the Township’s Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park, located in the southeast quadrant of the Township. This proposed park expansion offers natural resource protection and recreation opportunities. Dr. Brian … [Read more...]

Silverbell/Brewster Safety Path Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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