A lot happened in and around Oakland Township this week and we want to make sure you heard about it all, so we picked out some of the highlights from the past week to catch you up:
- Random Acts of Kindness: This week was Random Acts of Kindness week and we featured many do-gooders including Orion Township resident Dan Dewey who delivers coffee to cancer patients every Thursday and Rochester Community School students who raised over $21,000 for Grace Centers of Hope.
- Government: The Board of Trustees met on Tuesday and voted to accept 16 acres of property, to investigate the lack of water in the millrace and to approve the Memorial Day parade request. With the Presidential Primary coming we ran a few stories to prepare our readers. Here is one of the key articles: Oakland County Clerk answers questions regarding Presidential Primary.
- School news: Both Rochester Community Schools and Lake Orion Community schools scored above state average on the fall 2011 MEAP tests. Kaileen Tweedie, senior at Lake Orion High School, was our whiz kid this week and talked about receiving her acceptance letter to West Point. Area teens went to 'court' on Monday to learn about consequences of drinking and drug use. Thursday night Oakview Middle School students showed off their talents at the school's variety show.
- Police news: On Monday we reported that a fatal car accident occurred on a snow covered Rochester Road on Feb. 12, leading to the death of a 20-year-old Shelby Township woman.
- Sports: Rochester skiers advance to state finals after regionals at Pine Knob. The Lake Orion Dragons basketball team beat Groves on Tuesday and we reported a map to the division title: here come basketball playoffs. An Adams High Schooler was among 60 student journalists who fired questions at some of the biggest names in the Detroit Red Wings.
- An extra tidbit of information: We tried the Veggie Sandwich at Seasonings this week and it was delicious!