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Urgent care center offering free flu shots in exchange for donation

An Oakland County urgent care center is kicking off a campaign to get more people vaccinated against the flu amid a worse-than-usual flu season. More...

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Correction Notice

Corrections and clarifications

The Spinal Column welcomes comments and suggestions, or complaints about errors that warrant correction. If you believe we have made an error, messages can be sent to editor Ali Armstrong at editor@scnmail.com or left at 248-360-7355 ext. 12. More...

Police/Fire

Walled Lake woman charged with felony murder, carjacking in Waterford homicide

Ruth Pozdol of Walled Lake was formally charged with one count first-degree felony murder and one count of carjacking on Tuesday, January 20.  More...

PUBLIC SAFETY ACTIVITY

White Lake – Misuse of emergency service More...

One Minute Interview

One minute with Metroparks Interim Director Greg Almas

Metroparks all across Michigan, especially those in Southeast Michigan, offer year-round fun with plenty of outdoor activities. More...

Walled Lake School District

WLCSD board elects new 2015 officers

Denise Bither, Marc Siegler, Christopher Titus and Peggy Casagrande are the board officers leading Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s Board of Education in 2015. More...

Milford High School

Eagles corral Mavericks 37-22

The Hartland Eagles broke open a close game to corral the Milford Mavericks, 37-22, on Friday, January 16 in a KLAA west division tilt at Hartland. More...

Lakeland High School

Lakeland names Joe Woodruff as football coach

The Lakeland Athletic Department is proud to announce that Joe Woodruff has been named the varsity football head coach at Lakeland High School. He replaces John Maltese who has been the Eagles’ head coach for the past 13 seasons. More...

Walled Lake Western

Warriors sink Vikings 54-46 in showdown for first place

Led by a stellar senior class, Walled Lake Western sank defending KLAA co-champions Walled Lake Central, 54- 46, Saturday afternoon in an early showdown for first place. More...

20 under 40

New award program to recognize young leaders

Nominations are now being accepted for ’20 under 40’, a new award program focused on honoring outstanding young leaders in western Oakland County.‘20 under 40’ to honor individuals making a positive difference More...

Highland Township to address lake weed control complaints

Comments against a special assessment roll for a Lower Pettibone Lake weed control special assessment district led members of the Highland Township Board of Trustees to suggest rewording the related resolution at their January meeting. More...

Donations sought for Earth Day prom dress boutique

Milford’s popular Prom Dress Boutique is back this year with two new event organizers. Local business owner Nancy McDaniel and daughter Alyssa are taking the reigns from long-time coordinator Yvonne Peake. More...

 

 

 

News

Children’s learning center opens in Walled Lake

Oakland Family Services officially opened their newest Children’s Learning Center in Walled Lake with a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week. More...

Local legislators take their oath of office

State Sen. Mike Kowall was sworn in as senator of the 15th District for a second term on Wednesday, January 14 during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. More...

Family Technology Night to explore computers, information technologies

Children ages 10-14 interested in exploring computers, business and information technologies are invited to attend the first ever Family Technology Night at Oakland Schools’ Technical Campus in Wixom this Thursday, January 22. More...

Huron Valley School District

Split HVS board votes to send one to NSBA conference

After an extensive discussion at its January meeting, the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education approved sending only one member of its body to the National School Board Association (NSBA) Federal Relations Network Conference. More...

Community Calendar - Post your event

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Please forward Community Events to roxanneschepansky@scnmail.com. Find more Community Calendar online at www.spinalcolumnonline.com. More...

Sports

Walled Lake gymnasts to compete at Oakland Classic this weekend

Local Junior Olympic gymnasts from the Oakland Gymnastics Training Center in Walled Lake will compete against gymnasts from across the country in the third annual Oakland Classic in Pontiac this Saturday and Sunday. More...

Super Bowl 2015 pick ‘em contest

Will Seattle win Super Bowl 2015 for the second year in a row? Will the New England Patriots win the 49th Super Bowl on Super Sunday, February 1? The Spinal Column Newsweekly wants your pick! More...

Walled Lake Central

WL Central welcomes 2015 Hall of Fame Class

Walled Lake Central High School and the Walled Lake Central Coaches Association welcomed the 2015 Hall of Fame class on Saturday afternoon during special ceremonies. More...

Special Features

Mature Lifestyles

Senior discounts offered by local businesses

40+ senior discounts in west Oakland County - For complete list, please visit our website Assisted Living/Senior Care Homes: Magnolia Estates of Milford 2915 Pearson Road, Milford248-756-1652lizz.mister@yahoo.comAssisted living/residential home; $50 More...

Social security: a major life decision

When and how to start collecting Social Security is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Unfortunately many give it little forethought. More...

Cold weather brings potential dangers

Steps for seniors to stay safe

With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, now is the time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weather safety tips. More...