Oakland County’s Trail, Water & Land Alliance Honors Members for 70 Years of Protecting and Preserving County Natural Areas

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Oakland County’s Trail, Water & Land Alliance recently honored Oakland Township and a Rose Township resident for collectively contributing more than 70 years to preserving and protecting the county’s natural areas. Oakland Township, along with Rose Township resident Gisela Lendle King, were each recognized during the Alliance’s Fall Celebration earlier this month at the Rochester Community House for efforts to preserve and protect the natural areas of Oakland County that are … [Read more...]

Michigan Made Shurms Candy Available at Local Cider Mills

Shurms Candy Operation in Oakland Township - photo by Michael Dwyer

Cider Mills Open, Local Products a Hit Fall can be bittersweet. The end of summer, back to school, and snow around the corner will make most people wish they had done more in June and July. However, the autumn also brings many wonderful traditions. Cider mills, Halloween, and the changing colors of the trees are some of the best things in Michigan. Cider Mill season is in full swing—October is now here—with local products on hand to catch the eyes of conscience-minded shoppers. … [Read more...]

Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm

Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm - photo by John Sanderson

In 2012, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission held its first square dance. It was a success. They now offer two per year, usually the third weekend in June and the second weekend in September, most often on a Saturday evening. Their next event is this Saturday, September 12, at Cranberry Lake Farm. A picnic is planned from 6 - 7 p.m. and then it’s time to put on those dancing shoes. The picnic is a bring-your-own-food event—tents will be set up—bring a picnic dinner or … [Read more...]

Grab Your Partner For Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

Square Dance Flyer Sept 12 picnic

Join in the Oakland Township Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) planned for Saturday September 12, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For those wishing to dine beforehand, tables will be set up by 6 p.m.; just come early and bring a picnic dinner. Back again this year is Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. Dancing is located either inside the Flumerfelt Barn or under a tent on the lawn just south of the barn. The Historic District … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Hosts 10th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Community Members Come Together to “Get Michigan Moving” Can’t make it to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year? The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 10th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on … [Read more...]

Local Businessman, Joe Kent announces run for 46th State House Seat

On Wednesday, small business owner Joe Kent formally announced his candidacy for State Representative. Kent is running to replace the term-limited Rep. Brad Jacobsen in the 46th state house seat made up of Addison Township, Brandon Township, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and Oxford Township. The announcement was hosted by Ken Matheis Jr. and held at The Complete Companies Craftwerk Complex in Orion Township. Supporting Kent’s candidacy are former State Senator Mat Dunaskiss, Orion … [Read more...]

Joe Kent to Make Special Announcement Regarding 46th State House Seat

Joe Kent, founder of Padgett Business Services of Lake Orion will be making a special announcement on Wednesday, August 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Complete Companies - Craftwerk Complex, located at 2910 Indianwood Road Lake in Orion, MI. It is expected that Kent will be making his intent to run for the Republican Michigan State House seat in the 46th district, official. The 46th district encompasses Addison Township, Brandon Township, Oakland Township (all but the southwest portion), … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Manager Warren Brown Calls it Quits

In April of this year, Rochester Media reported that Oakland Township hired Warren Brown to be their new Township Manager after Ann Capela, who held the position for two years, resigned in September 2014. Brown's hiring included a three-year deal with an annual salary of $92,500 and the use of a township vehicle. Last week, The Oakland Press reported that Brown was resigning after less than six months in the position, citing that he is "not a good fit for the township." Naturally, this … [Read more...]

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...]