Celebrate Oakland Township Bicentennial March 16

Oakland Township to Celebrate Bicentennial with 200 Free Donuts on March 16 Two-hundred years ago on this date, Benjamin Woodworth “Uncle Ben” and William Russell “Father Russell” purchased the first parcel in Oakland Township, and it was the tenth purchase in the entire Oakland County. Together they purchased 160 acres in Section 33 where the Paint Creek runs through Dutton and Livernois Road. The two men had helped build mills with early settlers from Avon Twp., in the fall of 1818 on the … [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...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Cider Tasting

Visiting Michigan Cider Mills To get you in the fall mood, the Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting a cider tasting during the lecture, Visiting Michigan Cider Mills on October 10. Starting at 7:00 p.m., writer and local cider enthusiast Michael Dwyer will speak on the variety of cider mills throughout the state. Concluding the event will be a cider tasting.  “Southeast Michigan is fortunate to have several cider mills in our community, each one offering the visitor a difference … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Tails for Trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will be hosting their inaugural "Tails for Trails" event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. “We're planning a fun day for you and your pets. We’ve never done a dog-themed event, but because the trail is so popular with dog walkers, we thought we should celebrate our four-legged visitors,” said Friends of the Paint Creek Trail President Jim VanDoorn. The event features a dog costume contest, free craft, … [Read more...]

Walk Like a Zombie in Downtown Rochester

For the first time the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Halloween, the premier of The Walking Dead and all things spooky with a community Zombie Walk October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to dress like a zombie and take a short walk through downtown Rochester and the Paint Creek trail with library staff. Before the walk, free cider and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and an after party is being held at … [Read more...]

Cider Mill Connector Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Oakland Township Safety Paths and Trails Committee invite everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the new Cider Mill Connector Safety Path Wednesday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. Just in time for cider mill season, this recently completed safety path and trail provides an much-needed connection from the Paint Creek Trail to the village of Goodison and eliminates the need to use a very busy vehicular bridge on Gallagher Road. The Cider Mill Connector … [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...]

Volunteers Needed for Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day Volunteers are needed for a Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Garlic Mustard is a biennial, invasive plant with a two year life cycle that grows in shady areas, and in full sun. It affects biodiversity and forest health by spreading quickly and preventing native plants from growing. It is often spread by humans, bird, deer, and other wildlife. "Garlic mustard is a serious threat to our … [Read more...]

Master Plan Focus Group Open House for Oakland Township

Oakland Township is beginning work on updating the Township Master Plan. The township will soon be hosting a Public Focus Group Open House to gather community input from residents/stakeholders on the direction of Oakland Township. The meeting will build off the results of the 2015 Oakland Township Planning Commission Resident Survey as well as recently updated background studies provided by Planning Consultant Carlisle/Wortman Associates. Public input is critical so that the township can form … [Read more...]

4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride

Motor City Bike and Brew Tours to host 4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail The Motor City Bike & Brew Tours will be hosting the 4th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 7, 2016. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider … [Read more...]