Royal Oak

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

June 18th 2014

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been […]

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

June 17th 2014

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]

Royal Oak Armed Robbery Suspects Tied to Murder, Other Crimes

June 13th 2014

Royal Oak Armed Robbery Suspects Tied to Murder, Other Crimes (Royal Oak Police Report, June 13, 2014) Update: On March 4, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a “takeover” type robbery occurred at Wilson’s Market, 901 E. 11 Mile. Subsequent investigation by members of ROPD Criminal Investigation Division determined that the Wilson’s robbery was related to […]

20th Annual Clay Glass and Metal Show in Royal Oak June 14-15

June 8th 2014

20th Annual Clay Glass and Metal Show in Royal Oak June 14-15 (Royal Oak Chamber Press Release, June 8, 2014)   The 20th Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show is one of the jewels of Royal Oak taking place Saturday, June 14 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 15 from 11am-5pm on Washington Avenue in downtown […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Royal Oak, Madison Hts. &Ferndale Team Up on Wellness Center

June 5th 2014

Royal Oak, Madison Heights and Ferndale Team Up on Wellness Center (Judy Davids, City of Royal Oak, June 5, 2014) While climbing costs of health care continue to be a major concern nationwide, the cities of Royal Oak, Ferndale and Madison Heights are optimistic the creation of a health and wellness center for government employees […]

Rain Barrel & Composting Workshop in Royal Oak June 22

June 5th 2014

Rain Barrel & Composting Workshop in Royal Oak June 22 (press release, June 5, 2014) The Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board in conjunction with Michigan Rain Barrel is hosting a Rain Barrel & Composting Workshop at the Woodwardside Neighborhood Garden on June 22 from 2-3 PM. The garden is at 2665 Bembridge Rd. At the […]

Another Radio Shack Robbed, This One in Royal Oak

June 5th 2014

Another Radio Shack Robbed, This One in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2014) The Royal Oak Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of the Radio Shack at 29160 Woodward Avenue on June 4 at about 6:30pm. The Radio Shack in Madison Heights was robbed on June 2. According to a Lt. David […]

Royal Oak Memorial Parade Makes Main Street Proud

May 27th 2014

Royal Oak Memorial Parade Makes Main Street Proud (Ron Arnold, May 27, 2014) This was the most well-attended Memorial Day parade that I’ve seen in the 15 years that I’ve been in Royal Oak. It was great to see Carl and Sander Levin (who was quipping to the crowd) along with Jim Townsend and Sheriff […]