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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Cider Mill Connector Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Oakland Township Safety Paths and Trails Committee invite everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the new Cider Mill Connector Safety Path Wednesday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. Just in time for cider mill season, this recently completed safety path and trail provides an much-needed connection from the Paint Creek Trail to the village of Goodison and eliminates the need to use a very busy vehicular bridge on Gallagher Road. The Cider Mill Connector … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Cider Mill Hike

Next Tuesday, Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, will join The Midweek Meanders walking group to lead a hike in Oakland Township and the Village of Goodison to visit two of the area's cider mills. Free and open to all. Meet at 10:30 a.m. under the large covered porch at the Paint Creek Cider Mill building at 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. (about 2 1/2 miles north from Rochester Road). Paint Creek Cider Mill (lots of free parking) is a large cedar building. From there we'll explore the new … [Read more...]