Key of Hope ‘Raising Hope’ Fundraiser

Start the Christmas season with an evening filled with fun and laughter for the whole family! Former Michigan residents Rachel and Dan Smither will once again bring a bit of their new home in Durban, South Africa to Oakland County to help people understand what it's like for children living in this AIDS-plagued part of the world. Plus, there will be music and other fun activities you won't want to miss! … [Read more...]

Take your best shot at the 8th annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble

Soon, children all over Oakland County will be out for summer vacation and planning on how they’ll spend their carefree days. Right now in Durban, South Africa, it’s winter and children are wondering if they’ll live to see summer again. On Monday, June 23, you can help the children of Durban have a future by taking part in the 8th annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble at WestWynd in Oakland Township. Key of Hope is a nonprofit founded by former Michigan natives Rachel and Dan Smither, who … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 reports "Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.   "He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace." "Our nation has lost his greatest son," he continued. "Our people have lost their father." A state funeral will be held, and Zuma called for mourners to conduct themselves with "the dignity … [Read more...]