Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection to Become four-way Stop

New Four-Way Stop in Oakland Township

Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection in Oakland Township to Become four-way Stop on July 27 The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will improve the safety of the Adams/Gunn Road intersection in Oakland Township by making it a four-way stop on Wednesday, July 27. The intersection currently has stop signs at the Gunn Road approaches to the Adams Road. The following will be added to the intersection: Installation of new stop signs on Adams Road Sign flashers that will warn … [Read more...]

Night Creatures at Lost Lake Nature Park

Night Creatures in Oakland Township

Oakland Township Invites Local Residents to wake up at Nighttime to visit Lost Lake Nature Park Have you ever seen a bat up close? With delicate webbed wings and fuzzy brown bodies, bats are nothing like what we see in the movies. Learn about bats and other local nocturnal animals and see them live at Night Creatures at Lost Lake Nature Park’s Warming Shelter on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Daily, we see bats fluttering above our roof tops in the twilight, skunks … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

August 2014 Bloomer Park Stairs Sonya Julie

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur

Genot Picor, Storyteller, comes to Oakland Township

Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is thrilled to host storyteller-musician, Genot "Winter Elk" Picor who will bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. Storyteller Genot Picor will perform Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at historic Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Rochester, MI 48363. Take a journey into Michigan’s past with storyteller-musician Genot “Winter Elk” Picor. … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Explore Archery Camp

Sponsored by Oakland Township’s Parks and Recreation Millage Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is excited about offering our first-ever multiple summer day camp opportunities to our resident and greater Rochester area kids and teens. EXPLORE ARCHERY camp is a new and innovative archery education program focused on introducing beginners to the lifelong sport of archery. In Explore Archery, campers earn achievement awards through active  participation in individual and … [Read more...]

Cranberry Lake Farm Square Dances

Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm

Square Dances at the Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District Two Saturdays this year, June 18 and September 10, 2016 Dancing is Free from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. More Details available about Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm If you are reserving pit-smoked barbeque catered from Leonard’s Pizza, served only from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., make sure you RSVP to Barb so she can have an accurate head count. Bring your payment to the dance ($8 per person).  248-608-6807 … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed for Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail

Volunteers needed for Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day Volunteers are needed for a Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Garlic Mustard is a biennial, invasive plant with a two year life cycle that grows in shady areas, and in full sun. It affects biodiversity and forest health by spreading quickly and preventing native plants from growing. It is often spread by humans, bird, deer, and other wildlife. "Garlic mustard is a serious threat to our … [Read more...]

Fourteen Year Old Approached by Man in Lexus in Oakland Township

Lexus Car

Deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of Invitational Drive on the report of a suspicious older white male driving a black sedan that approached a 14 year old boy in the neighborhood. The male driver stated "Come help me, can you come to my car".  After being approached, the boy ran inside to get the house sitter. Once the sitter approached the white male who she described as age of 55 to 60, he drove away. Photos of the vehicle were taken by the sitter via her cell phone and … [Read more...]

Master Plan Focus Group Open House for Oakland Township

Oakland Township

Oakland Township is beginning work on updating the Township Master Plan. The township will soon be hosting a Public Focus Group Open House to gather community input from residents/stakeholders on the direction of Oakland Township. The meeting will build off the results of the 2015 Oakland Township Planning Commission Resident Survey as well as recently updated background studies provided by Planning Consultant Carlisle/Wortman Associates. Public input is critical so that the township can form … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Clean Scene May 7

Annual Clean Scene in Oakland Township

47th Annual Clean SceneIt is time to hit the road again and collect the litter and debris that old man winter left behind on Oakland Township's roadsides. Each year dedicated volunteers become part of the solution in helping keep our township looking great! This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 7. Participants gather at 9:00am at the Township Hall for sign in, bag pick-up and refreshments. Volunteers choose the roads they intend to clean beforehand or are assigned a road on Clean Scene … [Read more...]