Thursday, May 23, 2013
As graduation party season nears, area police departments are offering tips on how to keep your child out of trouble.
- POLICE & FIRE
6 hours ago
Dear Parent(s), The 2013 high school graduation season is here. The Huron Valley Community Coalition works hard to impress upon teens the facts about substance use. Even though the majority of teens make good choices and do not drink or use drugs, graduation celebrations can provide temptations that could produce tragic results. Therefore, during this celebratory time, we are asking for your continued support in preventing teenage drinking and drug use. Your community police departments want to share the following valuable information to help make your teen's graduation parties safe and keep you Informed. A good resource we would like to bring to your attention is the "Family Guide to Teen Parties" containing tips for safe gatherings. You …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will hold a town hall meeting to focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Share photos and videos of your community with your neighbors.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, April 1
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Large booms that were reported in the Highland area for several months were determined to be caused by a company doing seismic testing using dynamite.
Residents who reported hearing loud booms all over Highland for the last several months may soon hear a lot more. The Highland Township Board of Trustees approved the request of West Bay Geophysical to conduct seismic testing for gas and oil with the use of dynamite in the township park off Hickory Ridge Road where the soccer fields are located. The approval is conditional upon the company providing the township with a copy of the insurance certificate and its agreement to notify the fire department and area residents of days and times testing would be conducted. It was determined last month that the booms residents heard were from the company, which has been working in the area along land belonging to Oakland County. The request was …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Editors Nicole Krawcke and Tatum Ryan will join Brooke Tajer in writing about our towns.
After serving for more than two years as the editor of White Lake Patch, which added Highland to its coverage area last year, I am happy to announce that I am taking on a new role at Patch -- one that will encourage readers to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you. My new role will be more of a regional one, working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to White Lake-Highland Patch. You'll still see my name and face on the site, and on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, you will still see me around town in person -- White Lake is my hometown, after all. Editors Tatum Ryan and Nicole Krawcke (from Hartland Patch and Brighton …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. We want to hear from you about what you love most about White Lake or Highland, and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about White Lake and Highland!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
For several months large booms have been reported in Highland, the cause of the booms are dynamite used by a company doing seismic testing in the area.
Last November residents all over Highland reported hearing loud booms or explosions. The explosions were so powerful that people said their homes shook. Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Highland Substation investigated the noises, but couldn't find the source. It wasn't until a few weeks later that the source was discovered. Highland Supervisor Rick Hamill said the noises heard throughout the township were dynamite explosions used by a company conducting seismic testing in the township. That company, Hamill said, was seeking permission at Wednesday night's township meeting to conduct similar testing on township land. That request was tabled after several board members expressed questions and concerns. The company, West Bay…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Local photographer Amy Lockard's photos will be the featured exhibit at Huron Valley Council for the Arts in Highland Township.
Thursday, January 31
Photographer Amy Lockard brings a wealth of experience — including hard news, features, weddings, fine art and outdoor nature photography — to the fore in Present Exposure, her Huron Valley Council for the Arts’ February gallery show. “This exhibit is of photos from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” Lockard explained. “My photos focus on water and light as major themes, featuring many photos of waterfalls, Lake Superior, and sunrises and sunsets. Through these photos I am emphasizing the importance of ‘being present in the moment’ in order to fully absorb the beauty and healing powers of nature and moments like these.” The show opens from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with a gallery reception, featuring a chance to meet the Clinton Township artist …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Highland resident Jeff Pyne was sentenced Jan. 29 to 20-60 years in prison. Pyne was convicted in December 2012 of killing his mother, Ruth Pyne.