Royal Oak

Royal Oak Named a Top City for Children

May 19th 2014

Royal Oak Named a Top City for Children (Royal Oak Press Release, May 19, 2014) It’s only natural for parents to want what’s best for their kids and offer them every possible advantage. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Royal Oak a Top 10 Best City for Kids, 2014. Royal Oak not only offers […]

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

May 19th 2014

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE […]

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video)

May 18th 2014

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2014) The sound of a couple dozen bells echoed through the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale on Wednesday as the Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir paid a visit to share their skills with the Ferndale Senior group. Sylvia Hartsoe […]

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

May 14th 2014

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy […]

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development (Royal Oak Press Release, May 14, 2014) The City of Royal Oak is welcoming a former Wayne County senior development officer to serve as its new manager of economic development. Todd Fenton – who has served as one of the region’s primary points of contact for companies […]

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) At request, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids released the following information, which has been edited to protect the identity of the deceased: “On May 9th 2014, at 7:55PM, officers responded to Poplar for a report of a gunshot victim. The Officers […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]

Royal Oak’s New Bike Racks Arrive

May 9th 2014

Royal Oak’s New Bike Racks Arrive (City of Royal Oak Press Release, May 9, 2014) Parking your bike in Royal Oak just got easier. The Royal Oak Department of Public Service installed galvanized circle-frame bike racks onto 10 parking meters poles throughout the downtown area on Tuesday afternoon. Each frame, which includes a handsome bicycle […]

Macaroni Kid Free Newsletter for Families Comes to Royal Oak

May 9th 2014

Macaroni Kid Free Newsletter for Families Comes to Royal Oak (Press Release, May 9, 2014) After her first child was born, local mom Karen Evans felt the way most new moms do: she wanted to do the best things for her new little boy. She started looking for local events and soon realized that, although […]