Royal Oak

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner

January 20th 2015

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 22, 2015) Starting Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015. Nearly 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of […]

Keeping with King’s Dream RO Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video)

January 20th 2015

Keeping with King’s Dream, Royal Oak Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2015) For 25 years, Royal Oak Township has hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and while the event was a fitting tribute, the speakers also raised painful topics for the community to consider. […]

Royal Oak Seeking Public Art for East 11 Mile Road, $40,000 Budgeted

January 20th 2015

Royal Oak Seeking Public Art for East 11 Mile Road, $40,000 Budgeted (City of Royal Oak, Jan. 20, 2015)   The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce a call for artists to submit proposals for permanent display of public art along east 11 Mile Road from Troy to Campbell Road […]

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

January 18th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a […]

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department […]

Pug & Terrier Rescues Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7

January 17th 2015

Pug Rescue Network & Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7 (Pug Rescue Network, Jan. 17, 2015) Pug Rescue Network and Midwest Boston Terrier Valentines event Renaissance Vineyard Church 1841 Pinecrest Drive Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Come and see Pug Rescue Network and our available pugs and Boston Terriers There will be games, raffles […]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11

January 17th 2015

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11 (Oakland Schools Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) “Tweens, Teens & Social Media: What PARENTS and EDUCATORS Need to Know!” is a free presentation that Oakland Schools created in response to growing issues with students using (and misusing) social media platforms. Scaring students off […]

Two Suspects Charged With Armed Robbery in Royal Oak

January 14th 2015

Two Suspects Charged With Armed Robbery in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, Jan. 14, 2015) The Royal Oak Police Department arrested two (2) suspects for an armed robbery, which occurred on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at approximately 10:50 p.m., at the Bean & Leaf Café located at 106. S. Main. While sitting at a table […]

Heather Rae Appointed New CEO of Common Ground

January 12th 2015

Heather Rae Appointed New CEO of Common Ground (Common Ground Press Release, Jan. 12, 2015) The Board of Trustees of Common Ground has announced the appointment of Heather Rae as the new chief executive officer. She will assume responsibilities on September 27, 2015 and will succeed Tony Rothschild, who is retiring from the agency after […]

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education

January 12th 2015

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education (View by Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent, Royal Oak Schools, Jan. 12, 2015) Community-governed public education has been called the backbone of American democracy.   Indeed, it is one of the very foundations on which our democratic society stands. The publicly elected members of our Royal Oak Board of […]