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2016 Main Street Awards at the Royal Oak Music Theatre

Downtown Holly top winner as Main Street Oakland County honors 16 communities at gala celebration

Holly and its Downtown Development Authority (DDA) scored big on May 5, capturing six awards at the Main Street Oakland County “Main Event” celebration at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

Kids practicing their short range throws

Disc Golf Goes Mainstream

Disc golf has been around in Metro Detroit since the 1970s. The sport continues to attract new players, new events and new courses every year. But is it ready for the mainstream?

JCC Day Camps

Summer Camps in Oakland County

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! And that means: the kids are about to be on summer break. The struggle for parents each summer is how to keep their children active and engaged during those long summer days while balancing their own work and life schedules, or just making sure the kids aren’t glued to their iPads all day. Thankfully there are several summertime programs for kids in Oakland County that are as educational as they are enjoyable for children of all ages.

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Take me to the river: CRWC director Anne Vaara on restoring an urban waterway

The Clinton River may be an Area of Concern, but it's also Michigan's most populous watershed. And that means lots of volunteers at-the-ready to clean things up, which makes Clinton River Watershed Council director Anne Vaara's job plenty of fun.

Lake Norcentra Park

Lake Norcentra Park on the Rochester College campus is open to serve the community

Many colleges and universities have beautiful campuses that are lovingly landscaped and carefully maintained…and also not explicitly open to the public. Rochester College in Rochester Hills is going to change that with Lake Norcentra Park.

A happy customer at Motor City Guitar

Motor City Guitar is a musician's Wonderland where everyone is treated like family

Motor City Guitar in Waterford has been serving area musicians since 1988. The secret to success is that there is no secret: they treat everyone like family because they view everyone that way. It also helps that they have one of the most robust guitar and effects pedal inventories in the Midwest. 

Mike Nehra, co-owner of Vintage King Audio in Ferndale

From its seat in Ferndale, Vintage King rules the audio world

Located in Ferndale amid wholesale auto parts warehouses and body shops, Vintage King has grown into one of the top professional audio equipment companies in the world, supplying studios near and far with the best gear available.

Tech248 cyber security seminar

Tech248, Oakland County arm companies and governments with tools to fight hackers

In an increasingly connected world, education is the number one deterrent against hackers who hope to profit by stealing people's personal and financial information.


The Holly Hotel

In search of metro Detroit's oldest bars

From pre-Civil War inns to Prohibition-era speakeasys, metro Detroit is home to a wide array of historic watering holes.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Look to the suburbs to understand the eclecticism of Albert Kahn's architecture

Architect Albert Kahn designed hundreds of commissions in Detroit, but some of his most interesting work lies beyond the city's borders.

Alina Morse

Young entrepreneur creates Zollipops for kids to have candy that's actually good for them

Zollipops is the creation of 10-year-old Alina Morse, who wanted to create a healthy candy that also tastes good and is fun to eat. Zollipops is that candy, the "After You Eat Treat."

Meadow Brook, Rochester

Interactive Map Shows Oakland County's Winter Outdoor Activities

Oakland County is using technology to make it easier for residents and visitors to find outdoor activities around the county this winter. The County is publishing a new interactive map blog of activities and things of interest around Oakland County each month.

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse brings an experiential retail and entertainment destination for car fanatics to Pontiac

It's not called the "Motor City" for nothing – car culture runs deep in metro Detroit, and nowhere does it run deeper than the Woodward corridor, home of the Woodward Dream Cruise, And nowhere is more perfect a place than redeveloping Pontiac for a car fanatics' concept like M1 Concourse.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

Car candy

County Executive Sweet on Auto Industry for Valentine's Day

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants the CEOs from some of the top automotive companies in the world to be his Valentine – at least for a day.
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