100+ Useful Links for Residents of
Oakland County and Southeast Michigan
Note: Links change frequently. Please let us know of any corrections or additions. Updated 7/18/19
Detroit area history, nostalgia, trivia
- Michigan Historic Sites -
- Detroit Memories -- Memories of metro Detroit in the '50s, '60s, and '70s
- Michigan History Magazine Online --Historical Society of Michigan
- Michigan History and Cultural Issues -- Notes from the Great Lakes State
- Michigan Family History/Geneology -- Family History Research at the Library of Michigan, family history resources
- Michigan State Historical Preservation Office -- The State historic preservation office
- Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society
- Michigan History Center -- Discover, preserve and share the stories of Michigan. We hope you'll join us by visiting our museums, using our archival collections, touring historical markers and heritage trails and participating in our programs and learning adventures.
- History Detroit
- Masonic Temple history --
- Majestic Theater
- Detroit Yes -- a tour of the fabulous ruins of Detroit
- Detroit Yes Links
- Forgotten Detroit -- Detroit's stunning collections of pre-depression architecture. Information about the past, present, and future situations of a few of these landmarks.
- Detroit Catholic churches (Rootsweb) - Illustrations of Catholic Churches, Schools and Academies and Institutions (includes Windsor, Ontario area)
- Michigan Genealogy Web --
- Building Photos
- Detroit Kid Shows -- Classic Detroit kids' television shows
- BobLo Steamers -- a tribute to the Bob-Lo streamers of 1902 to 1991
- Keener13 -- memories of WKNR-AM radio
- Better Made Potato Chips -- online store, history, contests
- links needing checking
- Michigan Trails --Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for nonmotorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan.
- Michigan Advantage - ?
- Michigan Fitness Foundation -- a valuable resource that addresses our most pressing health issues and helps build a healthier Michigan.
- Under the Radar Michigan -- PBS television program that features the people, places, and things that make Michigan a great place to be. You’ll find everything here that we featured on the show: locations of the places we’ve been, their addresses and phone numbers and even UTR merchandise in our store.
- Pure Michigan -- things to do, places to go, trip ideas, events
- Michigan Future -- Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.
- Michigan Gardener -- Michigan Gardener is a regional gardening magazine founded in 1996. The magazine can be picked up monthly, free of charge, April through November at over 260 locations throughout Southeastern Michigan. The website features an archive of articles and features from the print magazine as well as listings of current events, news briefs, garden resources, and more.
- Michigan Fireworks -- listings of public fireworks events indexed by date and by location
- Michigan events, fairs, festivals -- extensive & detailed listing
- C and G News - West Bloomfield Beacon
- Oakland Press --
- Observer-Eccentric Newspapers (Hometown Life) --
- Detroit News --
- Detroit Free Press --
- TV Guide, --
- WXYZ-TV (ABC) Channel 7 --
- Local 4 (NBC) Click on Detroit --
- CW Channel 50 Detroit --
- WJBK Fox 2 Detroit --
- WTVS Detroit Channel 56 (PBS) -- Detroit public TV
- Metro Detroit Radio Listings --
- Guide2Detroit -- Metro Detroit, southeast Michigan listings: entertainment, events, dining, shopping, sports & recreation, business & services, community & government, news & media, health & wellness, housing & real estate, education & reference, employment, photo gallery
Utilities, Trash, Emergency
- Consumers Energy -- gas
- DTE Energy -- electric
- Outage Center -- info, report outage, check status, view outage map
- West Bloomfield Police
- West Bloomfield Fire Department
- Common Ground/Sanctuary
- 24-hour nonprofit agency dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis
- phone 800-231-1127
- The Haven -- domestic violence counseling, shelter
Roads, Transportation, Environment, Housing
Roads and transportation
- Road Commission for Oakland County
- Michigan Department of Transportation
- MI Drive - maps
- Michigan Highways
- Northwestern Connector Project - roundabouts, project updates
The Environment -
Energy saving, recycling, waste management, etc.
- Rewards for Recycling -- a community based recycling incentive program that provides rewards to residents encouraging curbside recycling participation.
- Earth 911 - Recycling info, local recycling resources -- The latest green living news, share our DIY tips, and help you recycle just about anything.
- Rouge River Project -- a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.
- Green Michigan -- Your resource center for Michigan environmental solutions, resources, and how-to’s
- Michigan Saves - a nonprofit organization dedicated to making energy improvements easy and affordable. They operate as a green bank to offer financing programs that help Michigan residents take control of their energy costs through efficiency and renewable projects.
Housing, real estate, land use
West Bloomfield Township
- West Bloomfield Township- Wikipedia article
- WB Public Library
- WB Township -- Official website
- Email West Bloomfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WB Twitter page
- WB Facebook page
- WBT Code of Ordinances
- WB Parks and Recreation
- WB Chamber of Commerce
- West Bloomfield Video Tour Book
State of Michigan
- State of Michigan
- Michigan House of Representatives | Michigan Senate
- Michigan House of Representatives TV -
- Michigan Senate TV Live -
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- County of Oakland
- Oakland County Parks & Recreation Department
- Oakland Community College
- Oakland County Water Resources
- Road Commission for Oakland County
- U.S. Government -- USA.gov
Home improvement, gardening, decorating, more
- Home Remodeling
Improve your home with a remodeling project or two. Whether you're planning to tackle DIY remodeling projects, or hiring a pro, find all of the essential remodeling information you'll need to know right here. Find weekend project how-tos, helpful remodeling tips, advice on working with contractors, determining home remodeling costs, and working within your budget.
Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscapes with our gardening tips. We'll tell you about beautiful annual, perennial, bulb, and rose flowers, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that put on a year-round gardening show.
We have the best home decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects, paint-color help, window treatment tips, and small-space solutions for your bedroom, bathroom, and living room. Plus, learn decorating basics with tips from our editors and expert interior designers. Here you'll discover how to decorate small spaces, how to arrange furniture, and how to use decorating accessories.
- Home & Real Estate
Advice on managing your home, including mortgages, tax incentives, financing purchases and renovations, and hiring contractors
- How To
Need some help with your latest building or remodeling project? TOH has step-by-step instructions for jobs of all kinds, both inside the house and out, with no details overlooked. Follow our expert advice, put your skills to work, and you'll soon have results to be proud of. The indispensable guide to home improvement is here.
The sky's the limit when it comes to upgrading the old house you love. TOH offers inspiration for projects of all kinds, whether you're thinking of remodeling, repairing, adding on, or just enhancing your home. Plus: Updates on the latest products, from paints and tools to flooring and drywall, and suggestions for making your outdoor space a thing of beauty.