Thursday, May 16, 2013
Oakland County offers several dog park options, including the nearby Red Oaks Dog Park.
Summer is almost here and it's just as important for our four-legged friends to stay active as it is for us to go out and get some exercise. Oakland County offers several dog park options, including the nearby Red Oaks Dog Park, according to Destination Oakland. Red Oaks, 31353 Dequindre (Madison Heights) This 5.2-acre site accessible from Dequindre Road (around the corner from the Red Oaks Waterpark) offers up to four fenced enclosures including one for smaller dogs. The park is located at 31353 Dequindre in Madison Heights. Orion Oaks Dog Park, 2301 W Clarkston Road (Lake Orion) Orion Oaks offers a 24-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, including two trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area, new parking lot; and access …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly of Royal Oak, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at age 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly, a Patch reader from Royal Oak, will retire at age 50. How is she planning it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k…
The Somerset Collection is the exclusive Michigan location, and in some instances the only location in the Midwest, for five new retailers set to open this year.
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, what's coming and more. Second Sidewalk Cafe for Hamlin Corner: The city of Royal Oak recently approved a second sidewalk cafe at the new Royal Oak bar, which is set to open on May 23. Lisa D's Divine Treats to Open in Downtown Ferndale: "Everyone in Ferndale has been excellent and willing to help me. It's like a family," says owner Lisa Davis, who plans to hold a soft opening for the sweets shop this week and a grand opening May 30. Decorations at the Blue Nile in Ferndale: The decorations go deeper than beauty at the Blue Nile. The hanging umbrellas and angelic faces that adorn the Ethiopian …
Find out what's happening around town this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend in or around Clawson? Here are some ideas: Strike it Big for Kenwood Kids Bowling Fundraiser Ladies Nite Out Kids Day Moosejaw's 5k Elvis Fun Run MAMA's Coffeehouse 20th Anniversary Lynn Harrell, cello & Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, Chamber Music Society of Detroit Karoke with DJ Mike Shea Did we miss your event? Tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Clawson Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Schofield at its board meeting on Monday.
Dr. Ken Schofield, an Oakland County native who most-recently has worked as principal of an Arizona elementary school, has been chosen to lead Kenwood Elementary School in Clawson as its permanent principal. The Clawson Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Schofield at its board meeting on Monday. Schofield replaces Interim Principal Lloyd Lewis, who had served in that role for the past two school years. Schofield, who recently resigned as principal Chaparral Elementary School in Phoenix after eight years in the position, told the board from Arizona through a video-conferencing chat that he is looking forward to a long career at Kenwood. "When I applied for the position with Clawson, as soon as I applied, I thought to …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year in Michigan again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary …
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As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out a list of lawn services in Clawson in our directory. If you use one of the services, be sure to rate it for your neighbors! This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Patch readers have requested more information about schools.
Patch invites residents, groups, churches, experts, city officials, businesses and more to post in our Local Voices section. Our readers have also recently requested more posts from teachers and local schools. Readers have stated they want to be more connected with information from school officials. They have also requested that teachers share their point of view on bullying, new teaching ideas and methods and more. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the…