Oakland Township Safety Paths and Trails Committee Vacancy

The Charter Township of Oakland is seeking a new Safety Paths and Trails Committee member. Residents who have a passion to implement safe connections to trails in parks throughout the township are requested to apply. The Safety Paths and Trails Committee (SPTC) was established in 2007 to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning planning, analysis, and implementation of a township-wide trail system. Composed of township officials and residents, the SPTC holds regular … [Read more...]

If these Walls could Talk by Ron Campbell

Oakland Township Celebrates National Preservation Month The presentation, If these Walls could Talk, will discuss: Which American architectural style did the wood lathe, the paint can and the steam locomotive motivate? How did a religious revival inspire one of the most recognized architectural styles in America? How did a French tax result in one of Americas, rare, but much admired architectural styles? May 15 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion … [Read more...]

New Roundabout at Adams and Gunn Roads in Oakland Township

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting about the planned 2019 Gunn/Adams Road intersection improvement project in Oakland Township on Tuesday, May 8. The meeting is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Delta Kelly School, 3800 Adams Road in Oakland Township. The meeting with be an open-house format -- there will be no formal presentations. RCOC staff will be present to answer questions throughout the meeting. The approximately $1.8 million … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Program at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

This class and introduction to Beekeeping is a great way to learn about honeybees, how to keep them, and their importance to our food chain. Meetings are once per month: May 12, June 9, July 14, and August 11 with two time slots (must pick one) 12:30 -1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township. Park in the gravel lot and meet in the Hen House (long red building). Introduction to Beekeeping $5 per person – includes all four … [Read more...]

Building the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township, Brick by Brick

Honoring Veterans with Dedication Brick Pavers The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) invites the community to order personalized tribute brick pavers to be installed as part of the dedication of the new monument in July. The pavers will be laser engraved to honor a veteran, a family member, an organization, or to express a patriotic thought. They come in two sizes, 4” x 8” ($150) and 8” x 8” ($300), and may be ordered with a symbol, such as a military crest or the US flag. Tribute … [Read more...]

Oakland Township is Seeking a New Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for the Township and local preservation. The Historic District Commission (HDC) oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving the cultural heritage of the township. The HDC also manages the operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, which includes the Axford-Coffin Farmhouse, a community gem listed in the National Register of  Historic … [Read more...]

Join the Oakland Township Fire Department

Oakland Township Fire Department is Currently Seeking Applicants to fill Part-Time Positions Available within the Department. Minimum EMT Basic Certification required, Paramedic/Firefighter preferred. Starting pay of $15.00 per hour, maximum of 30 hours per week. All shifts available. Applications may be obtained at www.oaklandtownship.org or Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 48306 from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Fire Chief Paul Strelchuk … [Read more...]

Crafting your own Bluebird House for Nesting and Birding History

Thursday, April 5 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cranberry Lake Farm Hen House - the long red building, 388 W. Predmore Road, Oakland Township.  $25 fee includes materials to build a wood Gilwood Slotbox Bluebird house. Must RSVP to reserve your bird house kit to assemble as only so many will be available. Please reserve yours early, however, if we run out, the plans and supply list will be available so you can buy the materials to build your own. $5 fee for presentation only and to … [Read more...]

Get a Brick Paver for a Veteran Now, for Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

Veterans Tribute Group Announce Brick Paver Order Campaign The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) Board of Directors has been planning, designing and raising funds since 2015 to build a tribute to the United States Armed Forces and to veterans. The all-volunteer board is led by retired U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Reese; and consists of military veterans, local business and civic leaders. The tribute is being built in Oakland Township near the intersection of Adams and Silverbell … [Read more...]

Romance through the Ages with Cooking and Crafts at Cranberry Lake Farm

Participants will learn about the fascinating history of romantic traditions, courting rituals and lesser known facets of our past. Pastry chef, Pam Gustairs, will be on site teaching guests how to make the Crepe, France’s delectable staple. Chef Pam will demonstrate how easy it is to make crepes, and how to experiment with the varieties of fillings. From fine restaurants to street vendors, this sweet or savory staple appeals to many. Students will each have the opportunity to experience making … [Read more...]