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Downtown Farmington continues a 'slow and steady' revitalization

If you haven't been to downtown Farmington in a few years, here's why you might want to visit.

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Oakland County’s One Stop Ready program builds bridges between city officials and developers

Created in 2013 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, One Stop Ready provides local communities resources, tools, and training to promote economic development. By teaching city officials customer-friendly, solution-oriented approaches, the development process between boards and commissions is faster and more efficient.

Susan's grandfather Walter Hibbins (front and center) June 23, 1923 on the "The Montrose" headed to America from Liverpool

Your Personal Memoir preserves priceless family histories

Your Personal Memoir documents the personal histories of families through one-on-one interviews that are then arranged into narratives and printed in heirloom books for future generations to cherish. 

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More Metro Detroit colleges and universities embrace community leadership

Is community leadership something folks are born with or can it be taught? More area colleges and universities are betting that it can--and they're basing their curriculums on it.

Renaissance Festival

Hail and Ahoy! The Michigan Renaissance Festival returns August 19

Kings and Queens, jousters, jugglers, pirates, mermaids, fairies, fortune tellers, and a unicorn? It must be time for the Michigan Renaissance Festival! Check out what's new this year, the festival's 39th running. 

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City Dive: Milford taps potential as western Oakland County's downtown

Milford is growing from a sleepy town to a quasi-urban hub. Patrick Dunn tells us how in our latest edition of City Dive, where we tell the stories of metro Detroit's changing communities.

Day of Service 2017

Leadership Oakland's 2017 Day of Service rehabilitated a home for Monarch Wings

Leadership Oakland is a civic leadership program that approaches leadership development from the personal, professional, and public perspectives with a focus on the local community. The "Day of Service" has been a part of the program for more than 20 years, when these leaders are challenged as a group to develop a service project that will impact a local organization or community. 

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My Pontiac Story: Sonia Acosta of Centro Multicultural La Familia

Ever since a young age, Sonia Acosta has enjoyed helping people live happier, healthier lives, first in Mexico and now in Pontiac, where she's the president and CEO of Centro Multicultural La Familia, a non-profit that takes a holistic approach to assisting the community with social support services.

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DPAN.TV is making history by making news accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community

Sean Forbes started the nonprofit organization D-PAN 10 years ago with the intent of making music and music culture more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community, and he started DPAN.TV in 2015 to make news and current events equally accessible. 

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2017 MI Great Artist competition begins Monday

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties have the chance to strut their stuff beginning Monday as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear.

Bats

Welcome to Bat Country!

The Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For the last 15 years it has been located inside the Cranbrook Institute of Science, where they operated the Bat Zone since 2002 and established an animal sanctuary with 200 nocturnal animals. Now the Organization for Bat Conservation is getting a brand-new home, and with it more than four times the space.

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5 places to find authentic Latin American cuisine in metro Detroit

Pupusas, chicarones, pastelitos anyone? Pull up a chair at metro Detroit’s Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadorean restaurants.
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Nationally recognized One Stop Ready economic development program adds three new communities

The City of Orchard Lake Village, Farmington Hills, and Madison Heights have officially become members of One Stop Ready, Oakland County’s nationally recognized economic development program. 

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Keeping it funky in fashionable Ferndale

Metro Detroit's most progressive suburb is seeing a building boom. But can it grow without sacrificing its unique character?

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Michigan's largest professional theatre company, Meadow Brook Theatre, readies for 52nd year

The Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester is Michigan's largest professional theatre company, and is entering its 52nd season with a world premiere Broadway preview. 
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