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Featured Video: Leader Dogs for the Blind

Founded by Lions Club members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has successfully trained more than 15,000 guide dog teams from countries all over the world. Their mission is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. read on…

Featured Video: Fire and Ice

This year's Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will be held from January 19-21. Enjoy dog sledding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, and a variety of other family-oriented winter activities absolutely FREE! Check out this video for more of what's in store for you at the Fire & Ice Festival. read on…

Featured Video: Sled Dogs Hit the Ice

Sled hockey brings "the coolest game on Earth" to disabled athletes around the world. At the third annual Oakland Edge adult hockey tournament held at Rochester's Onyx Ice Arena, visitors witnessed a sled hockey showdown between London, Canada's Blizzard hockey club and Metro Detroit's very own Michigan Sled Dogs. Tom Hendrickson reports. read on…

Featured Video: Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Bloomfield is the largest and most comprehensive of all of the 250+ Jewish community centers located throughout the country. The JCC is not just for the Jewish community, but is rather the Jewish community's gift to the larger community with numerous educational exhibits and activities for kids, teens and families, even a fitness club and coffee shop.  read on…

Featured Video: Welcome to the New OakGov.com

Check out the new OakGov.com, designed for you from the ground up to be used wherever you are with a cleaner, more user-friendly interface so you can find what you're looking for fast!  read on…

Featured Video: Earth Day Festival

In honor of Earth Day here's a video recap of the Earth Day Festival in Rochester. You'll see that being green is not only helpful but fun. And remember, Earth Day shouldn't just be one day a year ... it should be every day of the year. read on…

Featured Video: Rochester

Rochester, Michigan is a friendly community with a charming small-town vibe. It is a perfect place to raise a family or just to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being centrally-located with easy access to major cities for work. In Rochester you really can have the best of both worlds.  read on…

Featured Video: The Brooksie Way

The inaugural Brooksie Way half marathon ran through Oakland County Oct. 5. It was a huge success by all accounts. Watch the video, learn about the race and its history. Click here to learn more about the event. The video is by Tom Hendrickson of hendricksonvideo.com read on…

Featured Video: The Oakland Edge

The skates were sharpened, the sticks were taped, and the Zamboni was all warmed up for last weekend's Oakland Edge, an adult hockey tournament in Rochester at Onyx Arena... and we got it all on tape. read on…

Prosper Video: Oak Street Fair

The Oak Street program aims to put some pride back in these Hazel Park neighborhoods by offering educational and staff resources to help communities preserve historic character while moving forward with sustainable growth and investment. read on…

Featured Video: Millenials Matter

Communities work hard to accommodate the needs of seniors and children. But what about young professionals? If Metro Detroit wants to combat the loss of young talent to other states it needs to rethink its approach to this vital demographic. The Millenial Mayors Congress hopes to help bridge that gap, paving the way for tomorrow's leaders. read on…

Featured Video: Moving the Historic Arnold School

The Arnold School in Addison was completed in 1857. Two years ago the city discussed tearing it down. The community rallied, donated money and earlier this month the 152-year-old school was picked up and moved to Watershed Park. Here's the video... read on…

Featured Video: Hillberry Gallery

There was a time when Ferndale and artsy would have been a contradiction in terms. Not anymore. Don't believe it? Visit the internationally recognized Hilberry Gallery, probably the most respected and forward-thinking private gallery in Michigan. read on…

Featured Video: Birmingham Community House

Daycare. Yoga. Senior Men's Club. If that doesn't represent the arc of modern human life, what does? The Birmingham Community House offers nearly 800 classes, programs and social services under one very historied roof. read on…

Featured Video: The Brooksie Way Half Marathon

It’s your last call to join 4,500 or so of your closest friends for the fourth running of the Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5k. The scenic course begins at Oakland University and winds through Rochester and Rochester Hills and uses parts of the Clinton River and Paint Creek trails before finishing at the university. Check out the video to learn more. read on…
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