Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be from 7 – … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. Mr. Noble has generously donated his collection of ‘a wonderful life and time in Oakland Township’ to the Oakland … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. According to the Oakland Township Historical Society, “From the 1960s on, Oakland Press photojournalist Edward … [Read more...]

Have some fun Down on the Farm!

Come on out to Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District Saturday, August 3, 2013 From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township Family fun and activities include: Historical displays and tours, traditional outdoor games, butter churning, chickens and horse display, horse grooming and care, and more outdoor fun! The event is free and open to the public! In collaboration with the Oakland Township Historical Society, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, and Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Historic Landmarks in Goodison Michigan

Passing the Past People pass by the past everyday going to work, school or just going shopping. In the village of Goodison, the heart of Oakland Township, there are several examples of this. Historic homes, churches and businesses are ready to be noticed as you pass through the area. While many commuters will use Orion Road as a quick link between Downtown Rochester and Lake Orion, others will make the transit by foot, bike or horse along the Paint Creek Trail. Still others make Goodison a … [Read more...]