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Penguins a hit at Detroit Zoo

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau In a year, the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center has helped boost the number of zoogoers. In the first six months of the new penguin facility, attendance was tracked and reached 1.7 million. Membership holders increased by 10,000. Zoo officials are confident this has a lot to do […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Bubble tea a sweet treat

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau A drink with tapioca pearls served over ice isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But to many around the world, bubble tea is a delicious treat found at cafes worldwide. Bubble tea began in the 1980s in Taiwan, where street vendors would compete to sell the best teas. Many experimented […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Zip through Stony Creek with Go Ape!

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Southeastern Michigan residents now have the chance to harness their inner ape this year at Stony Creek Metropark where treetop adventure course and zip line company Go Ape! has launched a new operation. The attraction officially opens April 14 and features more than 4,000 feet of rope ladders, zip […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Carol’s Paperbacks a bookworm’s delight

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Between the nail salon and laundromat on Highland Road in Waterford sits Carol’s Paperback Plus — a used-book store with nearly 30 years in business. Carol Long opened the store in the late ’80s. The store has not always been so close to the center of the city. Its […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

U-Matter: Loss of lives inspires teens

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau Suicide is a devastating way to say goodbye. Members of West Bloomfield High School felt its impact when they lost three students and a teacher a year and a half ago. The loss of the four individuals inspired seniors Josh Cooper and Ryan Ishbia to create the U-Matter campaign. […]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

W. Bloomfield native back home in ‘Rent’

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau There are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in a year, and West Bloomfield local Danny Harris Kornfeld cherishes every one of them while playing Mark Cohen in the “Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour.” “Rent” follows lives of impoverished young bohemians struggling to survive New York City during the […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Wayne C. | Read More »

Holocaust center showcases life of Anne Frank

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau “How wonderful is it that people need not wait a single moment before starting to improve the world?”— Anne Frank The diary kept by 13-year-old Anne Frank while she and her family hid in an annex in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944 has touched the lives of many and […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Adults go into ‘kid mode’ at Brilliant Sky

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau Bright and early in the morning, Michelle Gorzynski straightens up the toys lined up on every shelf and table. The store is small, with tight aisles filled with toys. There isn’t a single LeapPad or video game to be seen. Instead there are puzzles, costumes, dolls and books all […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Girls go to extremes on ski slopes

BY STEVEN SKIPINSKI OU News Bureau The Girls Riders Organization teamed up with Mt. Holly to promote the growth of female presence in extreme sports. The organization is a group of female athletes who partake in educating and empowering young women through action sports. The group was the only sponsored booth at the late February […]

March 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Onyx skaters head to nationals

BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau A group of high school aged girls stand at attention around their coaches, standing still on slick ice. Black dresses reveal blue underskirts whenever they move. They stood silent, listening intently to their coach. Their performances played back before them on a small screen, and they stood, nitpicking even […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »