Royal Oak

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Miss Ann and Her Guitar Sing-a-Long at R.O. Library Sept. 16

September 11th 2014

Miss Ann and Her Guitar Sing-a-Long at R.O. Library Sept. 16 (Royal Oak Library Press Release, Sept 11, 2014) Elementary and preschool students and their families are invited to join Miss Ann and her guitar on Tuesday, September 16 at 7p at the Royal Oak Public Library for lively sing-a-longs, musical stories, and the chance […]

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

September 10th 2014

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids

September 9th 2014

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids (Oakland County Health Division, Sept. 9, 2014) With reports of Enterovirus D68 on the rise through the country, Oakland County Health Division has come out with a fact sheet about the infection. Reports vary as to whether this has been confirmed in Michigan or not, though […]

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips

September 6th 2014

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips (City of Berkley, Sept. 6, 2014) There are 330,000 customers in the DTE Service Territory without power. Power restoration is estimated for Monday, September 8th. A number of linemen from other states are coming in this afternoon and evening to help restore power. Strong winds have caused power lines to […]

Student Could Win Trip… in Leadership Essay Contest

September 6th 2014

Student Could Win Trip to Congress of Cities in Leadership Essay Contest (MML Press Release, intro by Jay Foreman, Sept. 6, 2014) As we know, today’s teenagers will become tomorrow’s leaders. Who will they ultimately be and how will they get there? Some will take themselves into this direction consciously while others will get there […]

OC Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Mtg. Sept 29

September 6th 2014

Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Meeting Sept 29 (Oakland Schools press release, Sept. 6, 2014) Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education will be having a meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 from 6pm-7pm at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The meeting will include a welcome and introduction, and overview […]

Why I Walk: Alyssa Atkinson on AIDS Walk Detroit, Sept. 14

September 5th 2014

Why I Walk: Alyssa Atkinson on AIDS Walk Detroit, Sept. 14 (Alyssa Atkinson, Sept. 5, 2014) About a month ago I went to put the date for this year’s AIDS Walk on my calendar, only to realize that the date of the walk, September 14th, just happens to fall on Grandparents Day. What a strange […]

Donut Shop Break in and More in Royal Oak Police Report

September 5th 2014

Donut Shop Break in and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Sept. 5, 2014) Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of August 28, 2014 through September 4, 2014 Breaking and Entering 1016 S. Main (Main Donut Stop), 9-3-14, 11:40 p.m.: The owner of the Donut Shop heard a noise […]