Rochester Cider Mill Still Waiting

Oakland Towhship Board of Trustees listen to public comment regarding the Rochester Cider Mill

Two More Weeks The Barkham Family, owners of the Rochester Cider Mill, and their attorney, Eric Lipson, have been attending Oakland Township Board of Trustee meetings since January. Their hope is to convince the board to agree to amend a 1987 court ordered consent agreement on the operation of the property. The cider mill is residential property and falls into a void of neither being a commercially zoned business nor a working farm. The 1987 agreement limits the owners’ use of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Cider Mill seeks support from Oakland Twp. residents

Rochester Cider Mill

The Barkham family and Rochester Cider Mill have been a fixture in the Rochester community for over 30 years. Now, they're looking for the community to return the favor and support them at an Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting, Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be to discuss an amendment to the Consent Judgement entered into between Oakland Township and Rochester Cider Mill in March of 1987. Under the current Consent Judgement, Rochester Cider Mill is limited in their … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Ed Noble Furrows COMPRESSED

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. According to the Oakland Township Historical Society, “From the 1960s on, Oakland Press photojournalist Edward … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee – Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Rochester has something to offer you! We are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Area Republican Club for year-end meeting and Christmas fun


The Rochester Area Republican Club  (RARC) will hold its monthly meeting and Christmas Party on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at WestWynd Grill, 4161 N. Adams Road, Oakland Township, MI. WestWynd is our location for RARC meetings and is located on the East side of Adams Road between Silver Bell and W. Gunn Roads. Meet and Greet begins at 6:30 p.m., with the Christmas gathering starting at 7:00 p.m. For the third year in a row, we will be collecting cash, checks and gift cards as a holiday … [Read more...]

The “Pinnacle” breaks ground with fanfare in Oakland Township

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Hold onto your hardhats, because the most extraordinary spectacle in home construction has just begun in Oakland Township. On November 6, 2013, the groundbreaking of “The Ultimate Homearama at Pinnacle” commenced with a ceremony as grand as the homes it boasts to build. Despite a steady rain, the acclaimed patriarchs in luxury construction were proudly ready to celebrate with silver shovels in hand. The inspiring event, complete with catering, a shuttle trolley, and a bevy of encouraging … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Councilman, Michael Webber announces candidacy for State Representative


Michael Webber, who has served as Vice President of the Rochester Hills City Council for the past two years and has served on the council for six years, announced today that he will be a Republican candidate for State Representative in 2014 in the 45th House District. The district – which is currently represented by term limited State Representative Tom McMillin – includes the cities of Rochester Hills and Rochester and a portion of the Charter Township of Oakland. “Michigan is … [Read more...]

Have some fun Down on the Farm!

Come on out to Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District Saturday, August 3, 2013 From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township Family fun and activities include: Historical displays and tours, traditional outdoor games, butter churning, chickens and horse display, horse grooming and care, and more outdoor fun! The event is free and open to the public! In collaboration with the Oakland Township Historical Society, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, and Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Get ready to do-si-do!

Square Dance Flyer Aug 3, 2013

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Oakland Township Silo Photo Contest

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Photography Competition SILOS IN THE LANDSCAPE Kick off June 14 with photos due July 26 Pictures of any local Oakland County Silo 8 x 10 color or black/white First, second, and third place prizes! “Please come and celebrate our agricultural heritage with Silos in the Landscape photography competition to be showcased alongside the history of silos; their construction, purpose, and function.” Information on the competition will be presented at … [Read more...]