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.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Share photos and videos of your community with your neighbors.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Not a newsletter subscriber yet? Find out why you should be.
Did you know thousands—yes, thousands—of your friends and neighbors get the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter in their email inbox each morning? I mean, we're different than the local newspapers; we cover local news every day, not every Wednesday or Thursday when the paper arrives. Which means that every single day we're covering White Lake and Highland like nobody else can. You can read about breaking news in town as it happens, not just when it arrives to your doorstep at the end of the week. So you really should sign up today for our free newsletter so you don’t miss out on the latest White Lake and Highland news, announcements and events. Still need convincing? Here are the top 10 reasons you should subscribe to the White Lake-…
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!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Citizens say they want more summer concerts, and hiking and bike trails in White Lake.
These are the results of the Parks and Recreation survey conducted last month in White Lake. See what your neighbors had to say. Do you agree with the results?
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow plows have already been out Monday morning around White Lake and Highland.
A "clipper" — known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada — will bring at least an inch of snow to White Lake and Highland on Monday. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to three additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Oakland County area:
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The following information was supplied by White Lake Township Police. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.
At least four handguns, some swords and a few long guns were taken from a home on the 200 block of Horizon sometime between mid-December and Jan. 13 according to White Lake Police. A report filed with the department states that the man who owned the guns and swords told police the lock box he kept the weapons in was secure, and there were no signs of a break-in. During the investigation, the report states, the man's 17-year-old son was questioned. He denied knowing anything about the missing guns, but one of them was found under his bed, the report states. The teen was arrested on the scene and taken to the station where he was questioned by detectives. According to the report, the teen told detectives he sold the guns to his friends. Over…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Chubby Charlies Pizza in Commerce Township is now open.
Anthony Nestorovski, 19, of White Lake has opened his second pizza franchise, Chubby Charlies Pizza in Commerce. The store is Nestorovski's second, his first store is located in Royal Oak. According to a press release, Nestorovski and his parents have operated several national franchised pizza locations in Michigan and Indiana - and Nestorovski has been making pizzas since a young age. "Anthony decided to continue his families love for the pizza business after his parents sold all their locations due to his father’s health issue," the release states. "The first location was open in a market in Royal Oak that the family owns and has been a great success." The Commerce Chubby Charlies, located at 40240 W. 14 Mile Road at M-5, serves …
Friday, January 11, 2013
See what White Lake Township looked like in 1823.
The Archives of Michigan now has original survey maps of Michigan’s 1,400 individual township parcels available for search, to browse and print at www.seekingmichigan.org. Take a look at what White Lake looked like in 1823. According to the state, the initial survey of the state of Michigan was conducted primarily between 1815 and 1860. "The federal government contracted land surveyors who earned between $3 and $4.25 per mile, which covered payment of their crews and supplies," a press release states. "Crews usually conducted surveys in the winter because their line of sight was improved and they could walk across frozen lakes and ponds. It took about 20 days to survey a township with two surveyors, two axe men to trim brush, and two chain…