Your local news from Waterford MI, and surrounding communities!

Host - Erin Asdell
​Director - Waterford Senior Center

Hello Waterford

Events and Information
August - September 2019

Directed By
Whitney Hunt

Produced/Edited By
Denise McLeod

Reporter - Eunice Kiefer

Sports Update - Leon Wilke

Pat Lindsay


Operation Backpack®
is the back-to-school drive that collects and distributes new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to thousands of homeless and at-risk children across the state of Michigan. A new, full backpack is not only thrilling to the children who receive, but can make all the difference in their self-confidence and their school performance.
We are looking for 
Colored Pencils
Glue Sticks 
Note Books 
and any thing a child may need for class.
You can drop off backpacks at various Waterford Locations.
Township Hall, the Twp Library, Leo's Coney Island , The chamber of commerce and more. Drop-off deadline is August 16th

Citizens Online Police Reporting System
Did you know that Waterford has a  Citizens Online Police Reporting System (COPRS)?  This was designed to provide the citizens with the ability to make certain types of police reports from their home computer, office computer, laptop or iPad.
  This project was developed through a partnership between the Citizens, Businesses, Oakland County’s Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System (CLEMIS) and Waterford Police Department.
Please feel free to use this new system to report any of the following incidents when there is no suspect(s):
Harassing Phone Calls
Damaged Property
Identity Theft
Lost Property
Private Property Accident
Look online at
All reports with suspect information require the victim(s) to speak with a Police Officer, and can be handled through our Dispatch Center at 248-618-7550.

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Oakland County​ Jobs
Do you want a rewarding job while helping a community? Your job will help provide services that benefit the residents of Oakland County.   From accounting to bus driving, to dispatcher. Your career at Oakland County can begin in any number of places...and take you practically anywhere you want to go.
We offer a stable work environment, competitive salaries, a full benefits package, growth opportunities and employee training along with generous tuition reimbursement. We recognize that your hard work and dedication to the communities we serve are the driving force behind our success, and we continually look for additional ways to build a positive work environment. Join us on our journey to continue to make Oakland County a great place to Live, Work & Play. ​ 
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Waterford, MI 48328  

Oakland County Parks
Ahoy, Matey! Adventure Camp

Start: 8/20/19, 10:00 AM - 2pm
Wint Nature Center: 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348
Young pirates will find adventure-filled activities, games, and projects at this two-day camp (August 20 and 21). Activities include following a map to dig up buried treasure, playing games like Walk the Plank, and making a treasure chest filled with loot as a keepsake. Explore why pirates wore eye patches, had parrot friends and other curiosities! Bring a water bottle, lunch, sunscreen (and bug spray if desired). Signed waiver required. Ages 7-10. $40 for one day, $75 for both days. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays. 

National Senior Day

Start: 8/21/19, 10:00 AM to 3pm
Independence Oaks County Park: 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348
Celebrate National Senior Day by participating in a fun day of fishing, archery, nature education, pedal boating, lawn games and pontoon boat rides. A hot dog, chips and lemonade lunch will be provided. This adults-only program is free, but requires an Oakland County Parks and Recreation annual vehicle permit or daily park pass for entry. The daily fee for seniors is $4/Oakland County residents or $12/regular rate. The van or bus rate is $12/15 passenger van or larger. Pre-register by August 16, 2019. For more information, call 248-424-7081.

Holly Oaks ORV Park
After years of planning, an off-road vehicle park in Oakland County, Holly Oaks ORV Park, is finally open. As part of a long-term goal , the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wanted to create an opportunity for legal, public off-road vehicle recreation in southeastern Michigan. The park, consisting of former and active sand and gravel mines, is located off I-75 (at Grange Hall) and Dixie Highway across from Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground. Holly Oaks will be open to all types of ORVs, including full-size vehicles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles or ATVs and motorcycles. There will be a daily entry fee (approximately $15-$25 per vehicle or person) and an ORV license and trail permit will be required. There will be no requirement for a DNR Recreation Passport or OCPR Annual Vehicle Permit. For more Information call, 248-634-9811  

Waterford Twp Library
Classic Car Show Fundraiser
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Rain or shine - gear up for the Waterford Township Public Library's Car Show Fundraiser! Join us for an evening of fabulous cars, delightful tunes and exciting raffles. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on your votes. A suggested donation of $10 to enter your car in the show will be collected at the event. For more information please call us at (248) 618-7678.  

Friends Used Book Sale
Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Waterford Township Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale this weekend. Sale also includes bundles of back issues of library's magazines @ $1/bundle. Great gifts at sweet prices - or your next fun read. Stop by and shop! Proceeds support programs and projects at the Waterford Township Public Library. BAG SALE, $5/bag, Sunday ALL DAY!

 Writers Workshop at the Waterford Twp Library

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Published and unpublished writers are invited to join a community of writers to provide constructive and supportive critiques of each other’s works and to further discuss the craft of writing. Participants must be 16 or older. Registration is not required. 

14th Annual Longest Breakfast Table - September 10th
 Hosted Waterford Police and Fire and Lifepoint Christian Church
Every year firefighters and police officers cook pancakes for the community with proceeds going toward the benevolent funds for Waterford PD and FD. It's a really good cause and a really good time, so if you haven't been to this event, come on out  you won't be disapointed.

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Host - Alison Swanson
​Director - Waterford Parks and Rec.

Inside Waterford - Municipal Channel 20