Royal Oak

Royal Oak Accepting Applications for Public Art Submissions

March 24th 2018

Royal Oak Accepting Applications for Public Art Submissions (ROFCA, March 24, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce its sixth annual call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. Artwork will be displayed from July 2018 to […]

Oakland County Schools Impacted by Threats of Violence

March 22nd 2018

Oakland County Schools Impacted by Threats of Violence (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2018) Oak Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Novi, Farmington, Holly West Bloomfield, Hazel Park, Birmingham, South Lyon, MI- In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting deaths in Parkland, Florida, the nation has seen a rise of threats made against schools, mainly online.  […]

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done

March 21st 2018

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- Communities though Oakland County have embraced the idea that public art has an impact.  Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know how to pull public art projects off.  That’s why Oakland County recently hosted […]

Royal Oak Commission Decides Public Art Near Memorial Can Stay

March 13th 2018

Royal Oak Commission Decides Public Art Near Memorial Can Stay (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Royal Oak, MI -Composition is Blue is a sculpture which changes appearance depending on the angle that it’s viewed.  The lines and circles seem to shift in a way that Artist Mark Beltchenko says is the point.  “If only […]

Royal Oak Votes to Have Fresard Clock Tower Removed

March 13th 2018

Royal Oak Votes to Have Fresard Clock Tower Removed (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Royal Oak, MI –  Since 1999 W. Harrison Avenue in Royal Oak has been capped off at Woodward to house a large clock tower with digital billboards marketing various businesses and community events to passers-by on Woodward Avenue. The Jim […]

Will Royal Oak Taco Bell Serve Booze? Decision Postponed Until April

March 13th 2018

Will Royal Oak Taco Bell Serve Booze? Decision Postponed Until April (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- Commissioners in Royal Oak have not yet voted on whether or not to approve the plan of operation which would include alcohol sales at the recently opened Taco Bell Cantina at 420 S. Main Street.  […]

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant

March 6th 2018

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI – For Bob Slattery, former Mayor of Mt. Morris, a life of public service is “the perfect life.” And as a past President of Michigan Municipal League and an ongoing educator for elected officials, he’s been able […]

Couple Working Towards Ecovillage Dream

March 5th 2018

Couple Working Towards Ecovillage Dream (Susanna Borgelt, March 5, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – Couple Oakland County couple Gaylyn and Karl Kaufman are gathering a group of motivated individuals to form a community that will develop into a two-location ecovillage. The plans have been in the works for over five year since Gaylyn and Karl […]

Woodward Avenue Resurfacing to Begin in April

March 2nd 2018

Woodward Avenue Resurfacing to Begin in April Birmingham, MI – The Michigan   Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public meeting to discuss the   M-1 (Woodward Avenue) resurfacing project set for this year between 14 Mile   Road and Quarton Road/Big Beaver Road. Work includes replacing asphalt, improving   sidewalk ramps, and modernizing […]

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone

February 28th 2018

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone (Detroit Zoo, Feb. 28, 2018) Royal Oak, Pontiac, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is providing sanctuary to 61 animals in need of rescue after the sudden closure of Bat Zone in Pontiac. Fifty-four bats of three species – straw-colored fruit bats, short-tailed fruit bats […]