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...]

Eagle Scout candidate completes Recycle Bin Project

Eagle Scout Candidate Kyle Kutchek of Troop #186, recently completed his Recycle Bin Project for the Paint Creek Trail. Made out of recycled plastic, five bins have been installed along the 8.9 mile trail. The bins are appropriate for paper, plastic, and aluminum, and will be emptied by volunteers and the maintenance departments of the local communities. Kyle is a senior at Lake Orion High school, and designed, fundraised, and built the Recycle Bins over the last year. “We are so pleased with … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioners Slated to Honor Oustanding Organizations and Citizens

County Officials Declare March as American Red Cross Month On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan, the following individuals and organizations will be honored. Oakland County Commissioner John A. Scott and Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell will honor the American Red Cross for its outstanding humanitarian service. Members of the Board will recognize March as … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Does Coaching Kids Make You Cringe?

Dear Crabby, My kids are always wanting to try new sports, and we encourage that. But it seems like every time they go out for something, the organization puts pressure on us to get involved as coaches. Did you ever deal with this, or is this a new trend? Sincerely, Preston T. Coaching Dear Mr. Coaching, My kids did want to try new things, and we also encouraged that when they were young. One year, my son and his friends wanted to play baseball, but the school claimed that they … [Read more...]

Local Scouts Donate Time and Money to Rochester Community House

An amazing landscape was designed and put in place around the gazebo at Rochester Community House by Geoffrey S. Williston, an Eagle Scout from Troy Troop 1707, and some of his scout buddies. Sculpting out this beautiful design, these Eagle Scouts planted all the plants and flowers in a single day in 93 degree weather. With a can drive in his surrounding neighborhoods, Geoff raised over $1000 for this project and donated the leftover money to Rochester Community House. Dick Bourez, a board … [Read more...]