Hundreds of Volunteer Pilots Deliver Gifts to Thousands of Children with VIDEO

Operation Good Cheer takes to the skies to deliver about 20,000 Christmas gifts to more than 6,700 children and adults with special needs around Michigan this weekend. Donated gifts will arrive for sorting inside a Pentastar Aviation hangar at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7. Volunteers will then load the gifts into about 260 airplanes for delivery to 29 airports around the state beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Painter Wins His Fourth MI Great Artist Online Competition Award

Fourth Time the Charm as Rochester Hills Painter Winner of 2018 MI Great Artist Online Competition A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition. Kim Frank Fujiwara, 61, smiled broadly as he was presented with a check for $1,500 Wednesday by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks … [Read more...]

Pioneering Connected-Vehicle Infrastructure

Oakland County and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) have selected P3 Mobility (P3M) of Toronto through an open bid to launch a first-of-its-kind pilot program to test connected vehicle infrastructure and determine whether an innovative business model to monetize that infrastructure is viable. The business model will involve a public-private partnership. They made the announcement in conjunction with the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS America) of America's annual meeting in … [Read more...]

Elite 40 Under 40 Program Opens Search of Best of the Best

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Program Opens Search of Best of the Best for 2017 If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life in the region and you want them recognized for their good work, here is your chance. Nominations are being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the … [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...]

The Rainbow Connection Annual Dream Makers’ Ball

Make Dreams Come True for Michigan Children with Life Threatening Illnesses on April 30 Save the date for The Rainbow Connection’s second annual Dream Makers’ Ball on April 30 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Co-chairs L. Brooks Patterson, Jeffrey Taub M.D. and Rod Alberts join Wish Ambassador 5-year-old Aidyn at an enchanting black tie gala benefiting the charity’s mission to make dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. The event features live … [Read more...]

Oakland County Officials to Learn First Hand Experiences of Youth in the Foster Care System at Annual KidSpeak Event

Tonight, from 6-8 p.m. in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, former Oakland County Commissioner and current Michigan State Representative Jim Runestad, including former Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett will co-host this event and will join with event host the Honorable L. Brooks Patterson to welcome back the annual KidSpeak Event in Oakland County.  Michigan State Senator Dave … [Read more...]

Lincoln Day Dinner Comes to Rochester

Lincoln Day Dinner The Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester hosted the 125th Lincoln Day Dinner. The event was started by a group of Republicans on January 6, 1888 in the Club room of the Oakland Gazette in Pontiac, to take steps in forming an Oakland County Republican Club. The first banquet was held in 1890 at the Opera House in Pontiac. The Oakland County Lincoln Day Dinner is the oldest in the country and this was the first time it came to the Royal Park Hotel. Hundreds of … [Read more...]

Take a bite out of the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival

Local cider mills are open and there’s a slight chill creeping into the air, which means one thing: it’s time for the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival! Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and recently voted 14 out of 2,000 fine art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this year the Art & Apples welcomes over 290 artists (One third of the are new!) from 33 states and two countries and features stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and … [Read more...]

Oakland County ensures restaurants take safety precautions after flooding

In a press release and in response to recent widespread flooding in Southeastern Michigan, Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, immediately took steps to assure food safety at restaurants in affected areas of the county. The Health Division’s restaurant response includes: Deploying a team of public health sanitarians to visit food service establishments in order to assess needs and provide technical assistance about food protection … [Read more...]