Royal Oak

Oakland County Residents Among Finalists for 2015 Governor’s Service Awards

May 26th 2015

Oakland County Residents Among Finalists for 2015 Governor’s Service Awards (Adapted from press release, May 26, 2015) Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the 40 finalists for the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards. The finalists have been selected from more than 160 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations statewide for their commitment to volunteer service. Among them are […]

2015 Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Pics

May 25th 2015

2015 Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Pics (Ron Arnold, May 25, 2015) Downtown Royal Oak was filled with patriotism as people of all ages gathered for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The sound of marching bands filled the neighborhood, along with clapping and cheering as Veterans marched or rode by. Check out pictures from last […]

$2 Million in Pothole Repairs Coming Thanks to County Commission Vote

May 25th 2015

$2 Million in Pothole Repairs Coming Thanks to County Commission Vote (Adapted from press release, May 25, 2015) Members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to allocate a one-time appropriation of $2 million in Fiscal Year 2015 to assist the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) in purchasing road equipment. This activity […]

Clay, Glass & Metal Show in Royal Oak June 14

May 22nd 2015

Clay, Glass & Metal Show in Royal Oak June 14 (event listing) Event – Date & Time: Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 10:00am – Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 5:00pm The 21st Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show is one of the jewels of Royal Oak taking place Saturday, June 13 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, […]

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County

May 21st 2015

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County (C. Proxmire, May 20, 2015) As Memorial Day approaches people through SE Michigan prepare to honor those who have done military service. Check out the parades and events in the area: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hazel Park Memorial Festival http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall […]

Royal Oak Seeks Crowdfunding for Smart Park (video)

May 18th 2015

Royal Oak Seeks Crowdfunding for Smart Park (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2015) Once upon a time there was a dirty, uninviting little space between a parking structure and a dumpster. This little plot of land held patchy grass and dust, sometimes storage. But then a series of events changed the space and inspired […]

Regional Transit Authority Community Open House May 21 in Royal Oak

May 18th 2015

Regional Transit Authority Community Open House May 21 in Royal Oak (event listing, May 18, 2015)   Is regional transit important to you? Where do you want it to take you?   The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) is designing a regional transit system that will provide seamless connections to Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw […]

Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade & Tribute May 25

May 18th 2015

Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade & Tribute May 25 (event listing) Monday, May 25, 2015 – 9:00am – 11:30am The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Committee announced plans for this year’s parade which will be held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.  All veterans, veterans’ groups, school, and community organizations are invited to participate in […]

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 15th 2015

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation Press Release, May 15, 2015) 3,000 people participated in the 2015 Detroit Walk to Cure Arthritis, presented locally by Beaumont, on May 9 at the Detroit Zoo. Nearly $270,000 was raised to support Arthritis Foundation programs, services and research that help people who have […]

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

May 13th 2015

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2015) Multiple sources are reporting that Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old daughter of former State Senator Gilda Jacobs,  is one of seven dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia around 9pm Tuesday.  Train No. 188 left from Washington to New […]