Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15

Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15 (event listing, cp) Birmingham is getting ready for the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise. It’s the time of year when 40,000+ classic cars and more than one million people line Woodward Avenue to celebrate the automobile. The Birmingham Cruise Event, scheduled for…

Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 14-15, 2015

Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 14-15, 2015 (event) City of Berkley Friday, August 14: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Kid’s Inflatable Zone, 12 Mile Road/Tyler 6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Berkley’s Classic Car Parade, 12 Mile Rd between Coolidge & Greenfield 7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance, 12Mile Road/Griffith, north 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM: DetroitElvis.com Entertainment at 12 Mile…

Royal Oak: Washington Ave. Ribbon Cutting & Sidewalk Celebration Aug. 20

Royal Oak: Washington Ave. Ribbon Cutting & Sidewalk Celebration Aug. 20 Join us for the Washington Avenue Ribbon Cutting & Sidewalk Celebration Thursday, August 20 from 5 – 7p Ribbon Cutting at 4th & Washington at 5:30p Sidewalk Celebration Food Court with Appetizers provided by: Lily’s Seafood Five15 Media Gayle’s Chocolates Pronto The Crepe Washington…

Resident of Berkley or Royal Oak Needed for County Senior Advisory Council

Resident of Berkley or Royal Oak Needed for County Senior Advisory Council (Dave Woodward, Oakland County Commissioner, July 30, 2015) Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward (D-Royal Oak) seeks one senior citizen or a resident interested in senior issues to serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council. The Senior Advisory Council focuses on issues specific…

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition (MML Press Release, July 27, 2015)   Community Excellence Awards Competition Down to Final Four Projects Involving Westland, Jackson, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Orion Township, Oakland County in Final Round The final four projects in the statewide Community…

Royal Oak: Hotel Development Gains Approval

Royal Oak: Hotel Development Gains Approval (City of Royal Oak press release, July 28, 2015) The Michigan Strategic Fund unanimously approved Trailhead RO, LLC’s application for a award under the MEDC’s Michigan Community Revitalization Program’s loan participation program. Trailhead’s plans include replacing the obsolete Fresard car dealership, which has been vacant since 2008, with a…

Royal Oak: Unlawful Imprisonment, Home Invasion, and Felonious Assault Suspect Arrested

Royal Oak: Unlawful Imprisonment, Home Invasion, and Felonious Assault Suspect Arrested (Royal Oak Police Dept, July 21, 2015) Royal Oak police arrested a 21-year-old Royal Oak resident for Unlawful Imprisonment, Home Invasion and Felonious Assault. Officers responded to a 911 call in which a homeowner stated an unknown male was holding a knife to a…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Amid the rustle of trees and the dancing mix of sunshine and shadows coming through the leaves, people of all ages strolled through Memorial Park in Royal Oak this weekend for the annual Outdoor Art Fair. A refreshing breeze…

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Each year 7Eleven stores across the country celebrate the convenience store’s birthday with the free Slurpee giveaway. The cold sugary beverages come in multiple flavors, including new SourPatch Kids Watermelon flavored. Stores through Oakland County had lines of…

Huntington Woods: Drone Footage Shows Unique View of Fireworks (video)

Huntington Woods: Drone Footage Shows Unique View of Fireworks (video) (John Rozsa, July 6, 2015) Here is footage of some of the Rackham Golf Course Fireworks, taken with my quadcopter at 399.99 FT Be sure to watch in 1080P or 4K. To adjust the quality settings in Youtube, click the little gear looking thing in…

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…