Royal Oak

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion

January 6th 2016

Questions About Ballot Issues? New Law Signed by Snyder Prevents Discussion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2016) Cities, school districts, libraries, police departments and other groups rely on tax funding that comes from millages, which must be voted on by the public.  There are also ballot proposals that directly impact governing bodies, for example, the […]

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law

January 5th 2016

No More Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan as Governor Signs Bill into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2016) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that eliminates straight ticket voting in the State. Because the bill has a $5 million appropriation attached to it, voters can not reverse the law on referendum. […]

RJ Spangler Concert at Royal Oak Library Jan. 9

January 3rd 2016

RJ Spangler Concert at Royal Oak Library Jan. 9 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Saturday, January 9 at 3p, drummer/bandleader RJ Spangler will celebrate a 40-year musical association with trombonist/vocalist T-bone Paxton at the ROPL. They will play music from the Great American Songbook: the Gershwin brothers, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Hoagie […]

oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015

January 1st 2016

oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) Ferndale, MI – 2015 was an amazing year for the Oakland County 115 News as we began growing in new communities, and as we tackled some challenging stories.  We also got some nice recognition in other publications, including The Detroit News, Downtown Publications, […]

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees

December 30th 2015

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 2015) Washington, DC – The price of first class stamps will stay the same, but the costs of shipping and other services offered though the United States Postal Service (USPS) are going up. The increases, approved in October, begin Jan. 17, 2016. […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

December 28th 2015

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Dec. 28, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Last month I started a quest to find some counseling help for a young adult in my life. They did not currently have health insurance and were having trouble finding someone that would see them. I started with Easter Seals as […]

Oakland County Parks Taking Applications for Summer Jobs

December 27th 2015

Oakland County Parks Taking Applications for Summer Jobs (Oakland County Parks and Recreation Press Release, Dec. 27, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Calling all college students, senior citizens, high school students age 16 and older, and adults who enjoy working outdoors! Now is the time to start thinking about 2016 summer employment opportunities at Oakland County Parks.* Applications […]

Royal Oak Wins Smart Growth America Workshop

December 27th 2015

Royal Oak Wins Smart Growth America Workshop (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 27, 2015) ROYAL OAK, MI – Royal Oak’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped the city win a national competitive award Smart Growth America—a national nonprofit that advocates for better cities, towns, and neighborhoods—announced today that […]

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit

December 24th 2015

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2015) Royal Oak, MI – While Ferndale and Birmingham opted for settlements, the City of Royal Oak successfully had a lawsuit dismissed over the charging of a fee on water bills to pay for work on the Kuhn Drain. […]

Royal Oak Seeking Public Art Submissions, Deadline Feb. 15

December 20th 2015

Royal Oak Seeking Public Art Submissions, Deadline Feb. 15 (City of Royal Oak, Dec. 20, 2015) Royal Oak , MI – The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce its fourth annual call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan.  Artwork will […]