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Meadow Brook, Rochester

Interactive Map Shows Oakland County's Winter Outdoor Activities

Oakland County is using technology to make it easier for residents and visitors to find outdoor activities around the county this winter. The County is publishing a new interactive map blog of activities and things of interest around Oakland County each month.

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse brings an experiential retail and entertainment destination for car fanatics to Pontiac

It's not called the "Motor City" for nothing – car culture runs deep in metro Detroit, and nowhere does it run deeper than the Woodward corridor, home of the Woodward Dream Cruise, And nowhere is more perfect a place than redeveloping Pontiac for a car fanatics' concept like M1 Concourse.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

Car candy

County Executive Sweet on Auto Industry for Valentine's Day

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants the CEOs from some of the top automotive companies in the world to be his Valentine – at least for a day.

Woodpile BBQ Shack

Clawson's Woodpile BBQ Shack cooks low and slow for the best barbecue

Woodpile BBQ Shack is a beautifully designed carry-out and catering barbecue "shack" located in the old A&W building in Clawson, serving barbecue smoked low and slow daily. 

Cross country skiing at Rochester Fire & Ice Festival

9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will be held January 22-24 in downtown Rochester

The 9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival, presented by Oakland County Credit Union, runs Jan. 22-24 at East Water and Third streets in downtown Rochester with fireworks, ice carving, tube sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsled rides, cross country skiing, carriage rides, food trucks and face painting.

Halloween pumpkin charity auction

Oakland County staff raised over $50,000 for different charities in 2015

A week before Christmas, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented 19 local charities with checks totaling $31,500. The proceeds were raised by employees participating in the county’s Casual Day program through which they may donate $1 to charity in order to wear jeans to work.

James Rigato

Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

South Pacific Steel Installation

ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

Hyaat Chaudhary

Great outdoors leads Carbon Media Group to big things

Success has never really been a problem for Carbon Media Group. Maintaining that upward trajectory while still maintaining its focus on its core audience can be a bit more challenging.

Chateau Chantal wines at Olive Vinegar

Chateau Chantal partners with Olive Vinegar to open Rochester tasting room

Great news for Michigan wine fans: another Old Mission Peninsula winery has opened up a tasting room downstate – Chateau Chantal.

Susan Kruger

Searching for Region's 'Best of the Best' The Elite 40

If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life to Oakland County and the region and you want them recognized for their good work, this is your chance.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony To Honor All Who Served

Veterans, their families, friends and the general public are invited to attend a Veterans Day ceremony honoring all who served in the armed forces of our country.

Bianca Bahri

Find Your Inner Ronda Rousey at Fit2Fight Studios

Bianca Bahri opened Fit2Fight Studios in Troy to give women a place to work out where they feel comfortable but still train like fighters. 

Red Oaks County Park, Madison Heights

Great Places to See Fall Colors in Oakland County

Fall is in full bloom in Oakland County, and you still have time to enjoy it! There are numerous city, county, and state parks for you to hike and bike with the whole family. Here are just a few select scenic areas both close to home and a short drive away to take in the last breaths of fall, from historic manors to century-old cider mills, all amidst forested areas ideal for a perfect fall afternoon out with the family.
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