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...]

Cranberry Lake Farm Landscape Master Plan

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) is very excited to update the public on the progress of the Cranberry Lake Farm Landscape Master Plan. After a very successful design open house in March of this year, historic landscape architect Brian Devlin presented his Landscape Master Plan to the HDC at their July meeting. His plan was aimed at returning the historic farm to its agricultural history, citing the 1940s as the period of significance.  The proposed Master Plan not … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm Writing Competition and Awards

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission and the Oakland Township Historical Society are excited to present our first ever Writing Competition. We are looking for writers in grades 7-12 to reflect on the agricultural heritage and farming history of the Greater Rochester area. What does it mean to you? Do you know of a place where the grasses grow and where the landscapes produce crops? Submit your 500-750 word essay by September 20 for your chance to win the first place prize of $100. … [Read more...]

Annual Free Square Dance at the Historic Cranberry Lake Farm

This fall, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission is excited to sponsor our annual free Square Dance at the historic Cranberry Lake Farm with dancing in the Flumerfelt Barn or on the lawn. Join us Saturday September 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when we welcome back Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. “This band has been playing with us since 2011, they are always entertaining, and Glen’s calling guides the beginning dancer as well as the more … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Election Workers

Join our team! The Charter Township of Oakland is hiring additional election workers for the 2016 election season.  Inspectors work at one of our 8 precincts throughout the township and are paid for working on Election Day. Inspectors also receive additional compensation for attending mandatory training prior to Election Day. Interested in applying? Visit the Employment Opportunities section available on our website at: … [Read more...]

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice perform at Bear Creek Nature Park

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice perform at Bear Creek Nature Park on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their third and final concert in their free, Music in the Meadows outdoor concert series, featuring traditional bluegrass band Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Come hear some hard-drivin', lonesome, traditional bluegrass. This concert will be held at Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Road at 7:00 p.m. (between Rochester … [Read more...]

Thank You for Renewing Oakland Township’s Parks Millage

By Joseph Peruzzi, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission Thank You for Renewing Oakland Township’s Parks Millage As an Oakland Township Parks Commissioner for the past 16 years, I would like to thank our community’s residents for their resounding support to renew the long standing Parks Millage. Voters approved the millage three to one. At the same time residents elected a group of seven new parks commissioners dedicated to the continued protection of our valuable public … [Read more...]

New Supervisor For Oakland Township and other Local Election Results

Very few of us went to the polls for the General State Primary. And while many races were "Vote for Not More than 1" when only one candidate was running, a few races were contested. Such as in the Charter Township of Oakland. Incumbent supervisor, Terry R. Gonser, lost his bid for re-election to Michael Bailey who took 48% of the vote over Gonser's 26%. Coming in third was Andy Zale with 25% of the vote. "Tonight was huge win for the residents of Oakland Township, but unfortunately it was … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Supervisor Race

Oakland Township has one of the only contested races going on for the August 2 State Primary Election in our three-community area. Supervisor Gonser is the incumbent, and faces two challengers on Tuesday. Mike Bailey, current Trustee and former member of the Planning Commission and Andy Zale, current Chairman for the Parks and Recreation Commission, are seeking to move up in the political chain in Oakland Township, MI. this election cycle. Candidates for TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR for ONE 4-year … [Read more...]