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Oakland County Directory Cover Art Contest for High School Students Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Oakland County Directory Cover Art Contest has been extended to Jan. 13, giving students time to enjoy their winter break.

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown previously announced an art contest for high school students residing in Oakland County to design the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory.

The theme of this year’s contest is Oakland County’s bicentennial. All high school students residing in Oakland County are eligible to enter by submitting an original work of art depicting the county’s 200th anniversary.

The winner will have their artwork featured on the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory and will receive a $500 prize from VIBE Credit Union. Students under age 18 need a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter. Each entry must be submitted in a medium that can be reproduced, include a short description (up to 300 words) of how the original artwork was created, specify the medium/media used, and the inspiration behind the work.

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. Entries may be dropped off in person or mailed to Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, Directory Cover Contest, Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Dept. 417, Pontiac, MI 48341. Entries submitted via email will not be accepted.

All entries must include a fully completed entry form, which can be downloaded from, where a complete list of rules is also available.

Library Names New Director

The Farmington Community Library welcomes Riti Grover as its new director. Grover takes over for Elyse Streit, who left in May.

The Library Board of Trustees approved her appointment at the Nov. 14 meeting. Grover has most recently served as director of the Kanawha County Public Library in West Virginia. Before that, she was director at the Ramsey Free Library and the Norwood Public Library, both part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System in New Jersey. She worked her way up from page to director at the Norwood Public Library after receiving her Master’s in Library Science at Wayne State University.

Grover is expected to start on Jan. 2.

Garbage Collection Schedule

Be sure to check the city website for the most up to date garbage collection schedule.

New Year’s Eve Movie

Head to the Farmington Civic Theater on Dec. 31 for a special screening of The Greatest Showman. The movie starts at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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