Royal Oak

Jim Nash to Speak at Clean Energy Workshop Jan. 20, Royal Oak

January 10th 2015

Jim Nash to Speak at Clean Energy Advocacy Workshop Jan. 20 in Royal Oak (Sierra Club Press Release, Jan. 10, 2015) In 2008, legislation was put in place to require Michigan utilities to generate 10% of their energy from renewable sources (like wind and solar).  We are on track to meet that goal, but without legislative action […]

Warming Center in Royal Oak has High Numbers, Several Needs

January 9th 2015

Warming Center in Royal Oak has High Numbers, Several Needs (Jason Morgan, Executive Director of Welcome Inn, Jan. 9, 2015) New Year’s greetings to all! As I’m sitting at the desk for the “late shift” at the Welcome Inn, Ed has just passed on some numbers that are staggering. The most guests we have ever […]

Meditate to Gongs and Money Goes to FernCare Jan. 7- Feb. 20

January 8th 2015

Meditate to Gongs and Money Goes to FernCare Jan. 7- Feb. 20 (FernCare Press Release, Jan. 8, 2015) Sacred Wave Gong Immersions will donate 25% of all fees taken in from January 7 through February 20. The sessions are $25.00 per person. The meditation space is at 301 W. Fourth St., Suite 490, Royal Oak, […]

Two Men Injured, Two Animals Dead in Royal Oak House Fire

January 8th 2015

Two Men Injured, Two Animals Dead in Royal Oak House Fire (C. Proxmire, Jan. 8, 2015) A fire on Mace Street (near 11 Mile and Stephenson) destroyed a home and forced two men in the upstairs to jump from a window to escape. The men, a father and son, were injured from the jump. According […]

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley

January 8th 2015

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley (Michigan State Police, Jan. 8, 2015) Activity:           Vehicle Pursuit/Driving on Suspended License/Carry a Concealed Weapon           Incident Date: January 7, 2015 Location:          Southbound Woodward Avenue at Coolidge Ave, City of Royal Oak Summary:        Metro Post Troopers while on patrol observed a 2001 White in […]

Learn about the Alexander Technique at R.O. Library Jan. 8

January 7th 2015

Learn about the Alexander Technique at R.O. Library Jan. 8 (Royal Oak Public Library, Jan. 7, 2015) Thursday, January 08 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM Friends Auditorium ROPL, 222 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 The Alexander Technique works by helping you identify and prevent the harmful postural habits that can cause, or […]

Just Baked Closes Shop

January 6th 2015

Just Baked Closes Shop (C. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) The cupcake-themed chain Just Baked announced Monday they would be closing all of their stores except four franchise locations, according to the Detroit Free Press. A statement by Pam Turkin, founder of the business, said “After carefully evaluating our business operations, and how best to move […]

Waterwork Gives Plumbing Tips for Winter

January 5th 2015

Waterworks Gives Plumbing Tips for Winter (Guest Column by David Greylen of Waterwork Plumbing. Dec. 2, 2014,republished Jan. 5, 2015) NOTE: Waterworks Plumbing is a sponsor of The Oakland County 115 News Hub. This informative guest column is NOT paid advertising, but readers should be aware that the author does advertise with us. The plumbing […]

Building Green Bridges: Environmentalism in Congregations Jan. 17

January 5th 2015

Building Green Bridges: Environmentalism in Congregations Jan. 17 (ROEAB Press Release, Jan. 5, 2015) The Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board (ROEAB) is pleased to co-sponsor a Building Green Bridges workshop for anyone interested in beginning or enhancing an environmental sustainability program at their congregation. ROEAB, together with the Birmingham Unitarian Church, has lined up some […]

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

January 4th 2015

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed, […]