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Lyon Township / South Lyon

The communities of Lyon Township and South Lyon are the economic cornerstone of southwest Oakland County, offering attractive residential neighborhoods, a wide range of housing opportunities, and land for retail, industrial and research development. The township's distinction as the fastest-growing community in Oakland County is clear evidence of the community's broad appeal, which includes its proximity to many of the region's top assets: top health care providers, major universities, and convenient freeway access. South Lyon is a newer participant in the Main Street Oakland County program. Excellent schools and abundant recreation resources make these communities a premier locations in which to live, work and play.


LEO Kite Fest

The Lyon Township Kite Festival brings in professional kite flyers from all over the world

The 10th Annual Lyon Township Kite Festival, organized by the nonprofit Lyon Events Organization (LEO), is expected to be its biggest year yet, and has expanded to also include Friday night for the first time ever. 

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.

Salvaging parts of South Lyon's historic mill

Saving the Leonard Mill, a 19th century agricultural relic in Oakland County

Parts from a doomed historic mill in South Lyon will be used to restore a similar mill in the Village of Leonard, creating a historic destination on the Polly Ann Trail.


Fermenta galvanizes women in Michigan's craft beverage industry

Some clubs are created to exclude. Some clubs are created to nurture. Fermenta is a Michigan collective devoted to helping women craft brewers find their feet in an industry otherwise dominated by men.

Bon-A-Rose products

"The Family Business": Bon-A-Rose Home Style Foods

Bon-A-Rose Home Style Foods is the product of family - a family business, family recipes, the family name. Anna Hoffman is using her grandmother's recipes and working out of the space where her mother once ran a restaurant called Bon-A-Rose to create Bon-A-Rose Home Style Foods, a whole line of made-from-scratch packaged food products now available at 75 different retail locations. And it is still very much a family operation.
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