Royal Oak

George Morris and the Gypsy Chorus… New Year’s Eve (video)

December 30th 2013

George Morris and the Gypsy Chorus at The New Way Bar New Year’s Eve (video) (Jeff Milo, Dec. 30, 2013) It’s got a ring to it, doesn’t it? New Year at the New Way? The modest-sized bar just north of Cambourne, with new management taking over last May, has since been regularly hosting a revolving […]

Shrine of the Little Flower’s Monsignor Easton Passes

December 30th 2013

Shrine of the Little Flower’s Monsignor Easton Passes (Dec. 30, 2013) Monsignor William H. Easton of Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak passed away on Dec. 29, 2013. Monsignor Easton will be in state at the National Shrine of the Little Flower (Woodward Ave. and 12 Mile Rd) on Thursday, January 2 from […]

Radon Test Kits Half Price Through January

December 30th 2013

Radon Test Kits Half Price Through January (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Dec. 30, 2013) Oakland County Health Division will offer radon test kits for just $5 during National Radon Action Month this January. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson encourages residents to take advantage of this half-off price to test their homes for the […]

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update

December 28th 2013

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of December 19, 2013 through December 26, 2013 (Royal Oak Police, Dec. 28, 2013) Larceny 200 N. Main (Emagine Theater), 12-18-13, 11:00pm – 11:59pm: Complainant reported he went to the theater to watch a movie. He placed his wallet in the seat cup holder and it […]

Area Libraries Switch to New Inter-loan System

December 26th 2013

Area Libraries Switch to New Inter-loan System (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2013) Beginning Jan. 1, the system through which patrons can check out items from libraries other than their own will be changing throughout Michigan.  Those who wish to borrow items will need to stop by their home library and get either a new […]

Royal Oak Looking to Fill Seats on Boards and Commissions

December 25th 2013

Royal Oak Looking to Fill Seats on Boards and Commissions (C. Proxmire, Dec. 25, 2013) The City of Royal Oak has several opportunities for citizens to get involved.  They recently sent out an email letting the public know about what openings are available. Those interested in volunteering for a position on one of the many […]

Package Thieves Hit Ferndale Homes

December 24th 2013

Package Thieves Hit Ferndale Homes (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2013) Several Ferndalians are reporting that packages delivered to their doorsteps have been snatched up by thieves. St. Louis, Beaufield and Leroy are among those streets where packages have come up missing. Kim Hoxworth ordered her son’s Christmas present online, only to learn that when […]

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County

December 23rd 2013

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 23, 2013) Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free Christmas Tree Recycling at 11 park locations. Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014 Free Self-Serve Christmas Tree Recycling, seven days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please remove all decorations, metal, plastic and string. Locations: Addison Oaks near […]

Packages Stolen in Royal Oak, and More Police Reports

December 21st 2013

Packages Stolen in Royal Oak, and More Police Reports (Royal Oak Police Dept, Dec. 21, 2013) Breaking and Entering 4703 Crooks (Subway), 12-18-13, 12:23am – 6:50am: Complainant reported he noticed the rear door of the business ajar when he was preparing to open the store for the day. Further investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered […]

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets

December 19th 2013

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets (Jeff Prygoski, orig. Transportation for Michigan, Dec. 19, 2103) Roads and sidewalks have undergone dramatic transformations in communities with complete streets policies. More than 90 Michigan communities have passed complete street policies, which contain a variety of design elements that foster a safer, more […]