Rochester Cider Mill is Oakland Township’s Oldest Cider Location

In 1938, Frederick Sargeant and his son, George, planted an orchard on a 73-acre parcel along North Rochester Road in Oakland Township. Sargeant’s Fruit Farm sold apples, peaches, and cherries, along with tomatoes, potatoes, and flowers from a farm stand on the property. In 1948-49, they made an addition to the building to accommodate a cider mill and an additional sales room. At first, the Sargeants took their apples to Yates Cider Mill to have them pressed into cider, but then Frederick and … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Cider Mill Stands on Historical Mill Site

Paint Creek Cider Mill in Goodison is a popular stop for outdoor enthusiasts who use the Paint Creek Trail, as well as for those passersby who crave a good, cold glass of cider and a doughnut during the fall season. Although the present structure was built over the course of a decade beginning in 1958, its location has been the site of a mill for 184 years—since Michigan was a territory.  Col. Needham Hemingway built the first mill on the property in 1835, and his sons, Freeman and Henry, … [Read more...]

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...]

Two Robberies in One Day

Readership Area Hit Twice on Monday by Robberies Oakland Township - Armed Robbery - Oakland County Sheriff Office (OCSO) Deputies responded to the Subway located at 4834 Adams Road for an Armed Robbery that had just occurred. The clerk indicated that a black male entered the store wearing a construction style outfit and had a dust mask partially covering his face. The subject placed an order with the clerk for a sandwich. As the clerk began to prepare the sandwich, the subject produced a … [Read more...]

Romance through the Ages with Cooking and Crafts at Cranberry Lake Farm

Participants will learn about the fascinating history of romantic traditions, courting rituals and lesser known facets of our past. Pastry chef, Pam Gustairs, will be on site teaching guests how to make the Crepe, France’s delectable staple. Chef Pam will demonstrate how easy it is to make crepes, and how to experiment with the varieties of fillings. From fine restaurants to street vendors, this sweet or savory staple appeals to many. Students will each have the opportunity to experience making … [Read more...]

Bridge Walk in Oakland Township this Labor Day

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join your neighbors at the 12th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run. This is a FREE event with a suggested donation of $5 per family for the Bike Lids for Kids Program. Onsite check-in starts at 8:00 a.m., and the event starts at 9:00 a.m. at the City of Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. Visit the event website for more information.  And don't forget to mark your calendar for these upcoming … [Read more...]

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

To Honor Our Veterans In May of 2016, local business people, civic leaders, and military Veterans formed a Michigan non-profit corporation - The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) - to erect a tribute to military Veterans in the Township. Timothy Reese, retired Army Colonel, businessperson, and Township resident, leads a group of four VTOT Directors. In September of 2016, the Moceri Companies donated a five-acre parcel of land to the Township on the west side of Adams Road, just … [Read more...]

Will Bridge 33.7 over the Paint Creek be Renovated?

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Recommended for Grant to Renovate Bridge 33.7 On December 7, 2016, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommended funding the Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 Renovation project for $300,000. The grant will match an additional $300,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) federal grant that was approved last summer. Bridge 33.7 is located on the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads in Oakland Township. The 93 year old timber … [Read more...]

2017 NoHaz Poster Contest, Collection Events, and VIDEO

Oakland County NoHaz Collections Could Top 5 Million Pounds as Grade School Poster Contest Kicks Off for 2017 North Oakland County’s NoHaz communities will likely top 5 million pounds of household hazardous waste amassed and properly disposed of since 2003 after completing their first collection date in April 2017. The NoHaz program has collected more than 4.9 million pounds of items commonly found around the house such as latex and oil-based paints, motor oil, pesticides and outdated … [Read more...]

Silverbell/Brewster Safety Path Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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