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...]

Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection to Become four-way Stop

Adams Road and Gunn Road Intersection in Oakland Township to Become four-way Stop on July 27 The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will improve the safety of the Adams/Gunn Road intersection in Oakland Township by making it a four-way stop on Wednesday, July 27. The intersection currently has stop signs at the Gunn Road approaches to the Adams Road. The following will be added to the intersection: Installation of new stop signs on Adams Road Sign flashers that will warn … [Read more...]

Night Creatures at Lost Lake Nature Park

Oakland Township Invites Local Residents to wake up at Nighttime to visit Lost Lake Nature Park Have you ever seen a bat up close? With delicate webbed wings and fuzzy brown bodies, bats are nothing like what we see in the movies. Learn about bats and other local nocturnal animals and see them live at Night Creatures at Lost Lake Nature Park’s Warming Shelter on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Daily, we see bats fluttering above our roof tops in the twilight, skunks … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur

Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is thrilled to host storyteller-musician, Genot "Winter Elk" Picor who will bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. Storyteller Genot Picor will perform Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at historic Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Rochester, MI 48363. Take a journey into Michigan’s past with storyteller-musician Genot “Winter Elk” Picor. His … [Read more...]