Sunday, April 21, 2013
A Coast2Coast Rx discount card can help consumers save money on prescription drugs and other services.
Sunday, April 21
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners announced during a Thursday press conference that the county has adopted the Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription card as a health resource for residents. The free card is designed to help consumers save money on their prescriptions and other health care services, while contributing to the community. Each time the card is used to fill a prescription, $1.25 is generated for public programs. “We chose the Coast2Coast Rx program to be Oakland County’s discount prescription card because it will allow us to address both the health and financial concerns of individual residents and it is a fiscally-responsible way for the Board of Commissioners to provide a valuable public service for our constituents,” …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Residents can get pet vaccinations and dog licenses at these clinics held in several Oakland County parks.
The Oakland Pet Adoption Center (OPAC) will be offering low-cost pet vaccination and license clinics in select county parks in April and May. All About Animals Rescue will be providing rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchipping for cats and dogs. In addition, OPAC will be selling dog licenses. “Vaccinations are essential in protecting pets from various diseases, some of which can be fatal,” said Joanie Toole, OPAC administrative supervisor. “Plus, a rabies vaccine is required in order to buy a dog license.” The clinics will be held on the following Saturdays: All vaccinations are $10 each; heartworm tests are $20; microchips are $20; and heartworm/flea preventative will be available - prices will …
Summer volunteer opportunities available at campgrounds, community events, dog parks and more.
Looking for a way to volunteer your time this summer while getting to enjoy the outdoors? Oakland County Parks is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of its recreation programs. Rachel Boyd, recreation supervisor of volunteer services, described the available opportunities in a recent Oakland County podcast. Campground hosts General program Golf program Gatekeeper program Visit www.destinationoakland.com and click on the volunteers link to fill out an application. A variety of incentives are available for those who volunteer.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The next hearing, on the topic of mental illness, will be held April 23.
Sunday, April 14
The broadcast of an April 9 Oakland County Board of Commissioners hearing focused on curbing gun violence is now available for viewing on the county's website. Commissioners welcomed top federal and state law officials to share their views at a Public Services Committee meeting. To watch, visit oakland.michiganliveevents.com/oakgov.com and forward to 16:25. The next hearing, on the topic of mental health, will be held April 23. A hearing on the topic of the Second Amendment will be held May 14. Correction: The link to the video feed has been corrected.
Monday, April 8, 2013
County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, who represents West Bloomfield, is one of two officials spearheading the event.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade will be among panelists at the third in a 5-part "Curbing Gun Violence" series, held April 9 during the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Public Services Committee meeting in Pontiac. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., in Committee Room A, 1200 Telegraph Rd., and will be webcast live. Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, a Democrat who represents West Bloomfield in the 13th District, and Public Services Committee chair Bill Dwyer (R-14th District), in a bi-partisan effort, developed the five-part informational series. Other panelists speaking on Tuesday are: Chief of Police Franklin-Bingham Farms Dept. Daniel D. Robert (Retired Assistant Director of the FBI) First Lieutenant/Commander of Legislative and …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Are you looking for a job and don't mind traveling a bit from home? We've found a dozen jobs available from around Oakland County.
Job hunting? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of recent job openings from around Oakland County, as posted on Oakland County Patch sites this week. Make sure to check out the link for more details and more jobs from Rochester, Novi and more. BIRMINGHAM: Project Design and Selections Manager WEST BLOOMFIELD: Insurance and Financial Sales Team Member NOVI: NetApp Virtualization and Microsoft Consultant WHITE LAKE: Assistant Branch Manager FARMINGTON: Engineering Manager FERNDALE: Sales Associate I BERKLEY: Property/Casualty Claims Adjuster ROYAL OAK: Project Manager BLOOMFIELD: Line Cook ROCHESTER: Occasional Sitter TROY: Admissions Representative CLAWSON: Workday Dog Sitter/Dog Walker LAKE ORION: Nanny Needed Editor’s note: Patch …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Commissioner Marcia Gershenson is taking applications for a group that advises the county executive.
Friday, April 5
Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, who represents West Bloomfield Township, seeks a resident interested in senior issues to serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council’s primary purpose is to advise the County Executive on the needs and services required by the elderly and to point out gaps in the elderly network. The Council meets on the third Monday of each month, and the appointee will serve a two-year term representing District 13. For more information, contact Commissioner Gershenson at 248-808-1032 or by email at email@example.com. The application deadline is April 19. To request an application, call 248-858-4078 or obtain an application online, go to www.oakgov.…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner plans additional oil drilling and fracking town hall meetings.
I want to thank the voters of Oakland County for their support of my candidacy for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. My time serving as Oakland County Commissioner was an honor and the most rewarding experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to serve with so many dedicated public servants and community volunteers, at the county, region, state and national levels. We can be truly proud of the people who work for us and those who volunteer in so many important capacities. From the beginning, I focused my efforts on green building and sustainability, both as county policies and in public/private planning and economic development efforts. I have worked with dedicated public employees in these areas also, through the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Feb. 26 event features law enforcement experts, who will talk about Universal Background Checks and other topics.
Tuesday, February 19
The Oakland County Board's Public Service committee will host a public hearing Feb. 26 featuring panelists speaking on the topic of gun violence. The event is the first in a three-part series of special public hearings spearheaded by County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District), who represent Farmington and Farmington Hills. They have formed a bipartisan group to study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health. Dwyer, who once served as Farmington Hills Police Chief, said the first event panelists include Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, Executive Director of the Chiefs of Police Bob Stevenson, who is the former Police Chief of Livonia, and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sip and savor your way around Oakland County's eateries with Patch.
If you're hungry for the latest restaurant news from around Oakland County, we've got you covered! Read on to find out what's new, what's closed and more. Cloverleaf Fine Wine in Royal Oak / Satay House in Madison Heights: Royal Oak’s Cloverleaf Fine Wine will host a limited-seating wine dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Satay House in Madison Heights. The 5-course Malaysian meal with wine pairings will cost $60 per person. A portion of each ticket will benefit the South Oakland YMCA. Satay House is located at 31101 Dequindre Road. Call 248-399-7166 to make a reservation. Townsend Hotel Bakery in Birmingham: The bake shop will be closed through Feb. 9 while the space is renovated and its menu upgraded. …