Oakland Township Historic District Commission Invites Artists to Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District for a ‘en Plein Air’ Painting class

En Plein Painting

Join the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) and local artists on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for “en Plein Aire” painting; painting in “fresh air” or out-of-doors. Participants will have the rich experience of painting with seven professional artists at the beautiful rustic Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township. The grounds provide varied subject matter including historical buildings, beautiful landscapes, and distant vistas. The artists teaching … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts 16th Annual Garden Walk

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From town to country, the 16th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk shows off eight gardens in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, the press release said that this year’s event takes place Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as well as the newly-restored Calf Barn, Dairy Barn and … [Read more...]

Come be a Champion at the 9th Annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble

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“Every child deserves a champion -- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” Rita Pierson, third-generation educator Founded in 2008 by former Michigan natives Rachel and Dan Smither, Key of Hope is a nonprofit organization that takes a holistic approach to impacting the lives of vulnerable children living in AIDS-stricken Durban, South Africa. Through ongoing household support, … [Read more...]

Damages to Oakland Township Golf Course Could Top $1 Million

As many as 100 golf carts were destroyed by fire inside two storage facilities at the Myth Golf and Banquet Center in Oakland Township early Friday, April 24. 
Tim Thompson-The Oakland Press

In the early morning of Friday, April 24, three fires were intentionally set by arsonists to nearly 100 golf carts at the Myth Golf and Banquet Center in Oakland Township. While no injuries were reported, a hazardous materials team and personnel from seven area fire departments were needed to battle and pacify the fires. A representative for the golf course said it will remain open and events for the weekend will go on as planned. Read the full story on The Oakland Press. … [Read more...]

Oakland Township has a New Manager

Warren Brown is the new Oakland Township Manager

On March 16, 2015, Warren Brown started his first day as Township Manager for Oakland Township. He replaces Ann Capela—previous Township Manager of two years—who resigned in September of last year. The Township Board of Trustees had narrowed their search to three candidates in January. Warren Brown, Michael Rogers, and Darrell Fecho were in the running. On February 10, at a trustee meeting, Trustee Robin Buxar motioned to extend an offer of employment to Brown as the Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Moceri Companies Sweep Builder, Developer, and Community of the Year Awards

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Moceri Companies closed out 2014 by winning the “trifecta” of industry awards from the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. Moceri Companies was singled out for the HBA’s most coveted awards, which included Frank Moceri as Builder of the Year, Dominic J. Moceri as Developer of the Year, and Pinnacle, created by partners Frank, Dominic J. and Mario Moceri, as Community of the Year. The press release stated that the sweep of these prestigious awards is a testament to … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Library Board Seeking to Fill Vacant Position on the Oakland Library Board of Directors

Due to the sudden and tragic death of Library Board member Elizabeth Buchheister, the Oakland Township Library Board is seeking applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy for the remainder of her term ending November 2016. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, an American citizen and a resident of the Charter Township of Oakland. He or she also must be able to attend the evening meetings of the board which are held quarterly on the third Thursday of the month and be able to … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Awarded Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) to support a Cultural Landscape Report for Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District. The funds are issued through the Michigan Preservation Fund and is the highest amount awarded. Commissioner Gene Ferrera said, “The HDC and Oakland Township government is appreciative of the NTHP grant as it recognizes both the desire and past actions of the … [Read more...]

RCOC Prepared for Winter: Hires Part-Time Staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced it is reviewing winter plowing and salting procedures with its truck drivers, preparing its trucks for winter and getting snow plows ready – all in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. This year, for the third year in a row, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers to augment its shrinking full-time staff. The agency plans to hire 40 temporary drivers. “Our full-time staff numbers have … [Read more...]

Public’s Assistance Requested in Oakland Township Armed Robbery

Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person that committed an Armed Robbery the Subway Sub Shop located at 4890 North Adams Rd. in Oakland Township. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 12, 2014 an un-identified white male entered the Subway Sub Shop. The employee at the time was alone in the back washing dishes, when she came to the front counter the suspect pointed a black handgun at her and demanded she give him all … [Read more...]