Royal Oak

Transformers Explode in Royal Oak, Power Outages Reported (video) UPDATED

November 21st 2015

Transformers Explode in Royal Oak, Power Outages Reported (video) UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2015) Several explosions happened in Royal Oak near 11 Mile and Campbell.  Originally this was reported to be a series of electrical transformers blowing.  The City of Royal Oak later released a statement saying “DTE reports: Our System Operations Center […]

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side

November 21st 2015

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side (C. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2015) It’s been a couple years since that fateful day when Heidi Pettey’s toe ring broke.  The seemingly everyday kind of problem was the start of something good for the Madison Heights mom.  “I decided to fix it myself,” she said. In learning how to […]

Boys & Girls Club BeFit Program Encourages Kids to be Healthy & Active

November 16th 2015

Boys & Girls Club BeFit Program Encourages Kids to be Healthy & Active (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2015) Last year over 150 kids from about age 7 to 18 trained twice a week for two months and successfully did at least a 5K run. These are kids who might not otherwise have had access […]

Royal Oak: Volunteer at Welcome Inn, Training Nov. 21

November 16th 2015

Royal Oak: Volunteer at Welcome Inn, Training Nov. 21 (EVENT page) The Welcome Inn, operated by South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless, is the only daytime warming center for the homeless in all of South Oakland County. On any given day between70 to 90 guests use the facility located in Royal Oak’s Starr Presbyterian Church. […]

RO: Black Lives Matter Presentation to Gray Panthers Nov. 21

November 16th 2015

Royal Oak: Black Lives Matter Presentation to Gray Panthers Nov. 21 (EVENT page) Nov 21    10 a.m. BLACK LIVES MATTER –  BLACK LIBERATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY  Dennis Black, an activist with the Coalition for Black Struggle, will speak on Black Lives Matter and much more at the monthly meeting of Gray Panthers of […]

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: HP, Ferndale, RO, Pontiac & Waterford

November 16th 2015

Groups Collecting Clothes for Homeless Vets: Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pontiac & Waterford November 13, 2015 This holiday season, the Ferndale Elks, Hazel Park Eagles, and Detroit Tough gym are partnering up to collect new or gently used clothing and blankets to be distributed among the nearly 2,000 homeless veterans in the Detroit area. […]

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees

November 15th 2015

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) Trees. Everyone has them or lives near them. Yet there are many mistakes people make in their care. Pleasant Ridge residents were recently treated to a seminar on trees that can help people in any community understand the nature of these beautiful, […]

Native Landscaping Presentation in Royal Oak Nov. 18

November 14th 2015

Native Landscaping Presentation in Royal Oak Nov. 18 (EVENT page) Native Landscaping Presentation in Royal Oak Nov. 18 Wed, Nov. 18, 7pm, Royal Oak Senior Center 3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073 Have you thought about landscaping your home or business with native plants? The environmental benefits are considerable, and you’ll likely save money. […]

BeFit Festival at Boys and Girls Club, Fun for All Ages Nov. 14

November 10th 2015

BeFit Festival at Boys and Girls Club, Fun for All Ages Nov. 14 (EVENT page) BeFit Festival week is here, come out Saturday to the Boys & Girls Club in Royal Oak. Come get your sweat on, try a spin or fitness class, run a 5K. We are also giving away $1000 so come by […]

Royal Oak Volunteers Plant 20 New Trees in Gunn-Dwyer Park

November 8th 2015

Royal Oak Volunteers Plant 20 New Trees in Gunn-Dwyer Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 8, 2015) Gunn-Dwyer Park in Royal Oak has 20 new trees thanks to ReLeaf Michigan and the DTE Foundation. ReLeaf works with cities to access where trees might be needed and to make it happen. Saturday the group did plantings in […]