Down on the Farm at Cranberry Lake Farm

Down on the Farm is Saturday, October 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District 388 W. Predmore Road. Tractor rides, pumpkin patch, apple picking, chickens, horses and farrier, corn shelling, blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, outdoor games, beekeeping, tractors, plein air painters, apron exhibit, and more are all free to enjoy. Live music featuring Harmonica George from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon and Ukulele Band from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. New this year, local author … [Read more...]

Flag Collection and Historic Tours at Concert

Oakland Township Historic District Commission invites Boy Scouts Troop 60 in collecting worn American Flags right before Flag Day on June 14. When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified and ceremonious fashion, preferably by burning. The American Flag should never just be thrown away. Local Boy Scout Troop 60 will be collecting flags on June 10, 2022, at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District, 388 W. Predmore Road, during the … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Memorial Day Parade of Heroes

Why a Parade? John & Mary Modetz, longtime residents and owners of Modetz Funeral Homes, along with co-chair Terri Williams, organized the idea of a small, community-wide Memorial Day parade for many years. Then, in 2019, a small group of passionate community members brought the parade back for one year, led by Terry Gonser, Director of The Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland County (VTOT). During this family-friendly event, several hundred residents gathered with flags and smiles to … [Read more...]

Big Logging Wheels Fund Drive

The Oakland Township Historical Society (OTHS) is conducting a drive to raise funds to repair and rebuild the Big Red Logging Wheels in front of the Paint Creek Cider Mill in the hamlet of Goodison in Oakland Township. The funds raised will be donated to the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) on June 30 to support the efforts of the HDC to repair and rebuild the wheels. They have been researching wheelwrights to complete the work. Bill Kroger, OTHS President said “The Historical … [Read more...]

Run for the Trees Happy Little 5k

The Michigan DNR’s Bob Ross-inspired Happy Little 5K called ‘Run for the Trees’ at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District and Cranberry Lake Park is April 22 – 29, 2022. The 5k route will start at the east end of the historic district near the stone barbeque, traveling west past the apple orchard, then to the beehives, Cranberry Lake, all the way to Romeo Road, then back to Predmore Road via the trails and old farm lane, and finally ending at the newly created Story Garden. Take a selfie, use the … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 at the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) will hold a 20th Anniversary 9/11 event on Saturday, September 11, from 2:00 p.m. until dusk at the VTOT on 5236 North Adams Rd, Oakland Township, 48306. The event is outdoors, open to the public, will be family friendly, and attendance is free (donations are welcome). The event will include guest speakers, remembrance of the lives lost on 9/11 and since, as well as a celebration of the American Spirit to maintain our freedom. Free live … [Read more...]

Story Garden Grand Opening with Plein Air Art Show

A garden to honor Helen S. Williams has been developed at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township. She was known as the ‘Pied Piper of Reading’ and ‘The Story Lady.’ The garden’s theme focuses on seven of Helen’s favorite children’s books, which make up the seven sections of the garden. The Grand Opening will be Friday, September 10, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at 388 W. Predmore Road in Oakland Township, and is open to the public. The rain date is September 11 at 10:00 a.m. Helen lived at … [Read more...]

Milk House on the Move in Oakland Township

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District to receive a Milk House The new location had a milk house that burned in 1984. The Historic District Commission (HDC) intended to return a township milk house to the farmstead so people could learn more about our local agricultural history of dairy operations. In the early 1900s, local milk houses were used to store cans of milk sitting in cool water troughs. As people began to have their own kitchen refrigerators and grocery stores made it convenient … [Read more...]

Watch Wonder Woman 1984 Drive-In Style at Bear Creek Nature Park

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a free classic drive-in featuring Wonder Woman 1984 on Friday, July 23. Showtime is at 9:30 p.m., gates open at 8:30 p.m. Bring along your favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. A designated FM station in your vehicle will produce audio for the movie. Pre-registration is required, as parking is limited. Only one person needs to register per vehicle. Registration is currently open for Oakland Township residents, and opens to … [Read more...]

Moutrie Pollinator Garden Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Local residents and trail goers may join the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail and the Paint Creek Trailways Commission at the garden on Monday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. to officially acknowledge the completion of this new pollinator garden in Rochester Hills along the Trail ¼ mile north of Tienken. The garden is approximately 1,100 square feet, includes a walking path, and features over 150 perennials in more than 20 varieties in support of pollinators … bees, birds, and butterflies. A few … [Read more...]