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Oakland County Executive, Board and Clerks Announce Measures to Keep Elections Safe, Healthy and Secure

County Executive David Coulter, along with Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chairman David T. Woodward (D-Royal Oak) and Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown, have announced several steps the county is taking to ensure 2020 elections are safe and secure during the COVID-19 pandemic.“These elections are sure to...

Small Retail, Restaurants, Personal Service Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Can Apply Now for Economic Recovery Grants

Oakland County retail stores, restaurants and personal service businesses such as salons and fitness centers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply beginning today for part of the $32 million Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grant fund.The grants — which range from $2,500-$10,000 — provide an infusion of capital...

Celebrate Recreation Professionals and Places to Play During July Is Parks and Recreation Month

Every day in communities across the country, the people of parks and recreation are providing essential services and making their communities better places to live, work and play. Because of their critical work, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has chosen the theme “WE ARE Parks and Recreation”...

Royal Park Hotel Creates Local Summer Tour to Help Families Safely Enjoy the Season

Family ‘Glamping’, Golf Excursions and Creekside Cabanas are just a few of the features planned for southeast Michigan travelers this summer at Royal Park Hotel. The hotel, a four-diamond award winning hotel located in Downtown Rochester, recently announced its Travel Like a Local Summer Tour. The themed room and...

OCHN Recognizes July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States.The term ‘minority’ is traditionally associated with racial, ethnic, or cultural minorities. Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) also embraces individuals who have been...

WB Resident Has Signs Printed to Promote Peace and Equality

Excerpt: Like so many around the country, West Bloomfield resident Martie Lynch was dismayed by the death of George Floyd, a black resident in Minnesota who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.Lynch knew she wanted to do something, but...

Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter

Courtesy of Lighthouse of Oakland County Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter have joined forces to provide a stronger response to poverty in the area. The organization works to end homelessness and help people move from crisis to self-sufficiency.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lighthouse is collecting food...

Pleasant Ridge Art Student Designs Signs That ‘Say Their Names’

Excerpt: When Christina Krysiak saw the long list of police brutality victims online, she was shocked. Although the 19-year-old art student from Pleasant Ridge didn’t have a history with activism, she felt she had to do something as she watched others on social media get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement. Read...

Cycling Association Offers Kids a Chance to Compete on a Mountain Bike

Excerpt: Not every kid can hit a baseball, throw a football or knock down a tough shot in basketball.But many children either know how to ride a bicycle or are in the process of learning.For those who would like to make it more than just a hobby and take...

Pontiac Man Writes Own Children’s Book After Noticing Lack of Diversity

Excerpt: A man was inspired when he noticed a lack of diversity in children’s books and decided to do something about it. Cory J. Anderson said he wanted to make sure his daughter could grow up reading about girls that looked like her. Anderson’s “Around the World I Go” is the...

New Accessible Playscape Complete at Wildwood Park

Excerpt: Wildwood Park is now upgraded with accessible play structures, accessible tables and an accessible park entrance, making it a welcoming destination for residents and visitors of all ability levels.Roslyn Grafstein, the mayor pro tem of Madison Heights, cut the ribbon on the overhauled park during a special ceremony...

84 Nonprofits Hurt by Pandemic to Share $9.7 Million from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund with Nearly 500,000 Oakland County Residents to...

Eighty-four nonprofit organizations whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis will share $9.7 million in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund, Oakland County Executive David Coulter said today.The grants, which ranged from $4,000 to $500,000, will help the organizations restore vital services and...