Residents who live in the area bounded by N. Main Street, 12 Mile Road, Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, Longfellow and Alexander may have noticed work being done in the 2014 sidewalk improvement target area.Read more »
A new police contract approved through 2016 effectively puts more officers on the streets in Royal Oak neighborhoods.
The city and the Royal Oak Police Officers Association have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement that gives the city the option to use civilians in place of uniformed police officers for front desk and property room responsibilities.Read more »
Downtown Royal Oak Picks Up Awards for Streetscape Design, Holiday Lights
The Michigan Concrete Association recently recognized the City of Royal Oak with an Award of Excellence for streetscape improvements at Third, Fourth, Troy and Williams Streets.
The scope of the award-winning project included replacing existing sidewalks with decorative concrete and block, as well as the addition of trees, tree grates and site lighting. New underground utilities were also installed.
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) paid for the streetscape enhancements.Read more »
Royal Oak was recognized for environmental leadership at the Michigan Green Communities conference in Flint on February 25. As part of the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, participating local governments were awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze or Member seals of achievement reflecting community leadership in areas such as natural resource conservation, green economic development and energy efficiency.Read more »
The South Oakland Art Association (SOAA) is proud to announce that they are presenting their 1st place winners of the Artist of the Month at 822 Gallery in Royal Oak. Stop in and see this beautiful space filled with many beautiful works of art. 822 Gallery will feature 3 new works of art from SOAA members each month. February’s Artists of the Month winners on display are:
Portraits: Stevie Nicholson for "Ashley" Representational: Bob Dennis for "Texas Sunset" 3D/Abstract: Kathy Pare for "Under the Sea"Read more »
The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced plans for this year's parade. The parade will be held on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 and the theme of the parade is "Honor our Flag". The Committee will once again reach out to veterans' groups, schools, community organizations and service clubs alike to invite their participation and to keep the parade a truly unique Royal Oak event. Also, family members will be encouraged to walk with their memorial flag during the Parade. Read more »
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that will remain in effect until noon today. A wind chill warning will then be in effect from noon today to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph this morning will create considerable blowing and drifting of snow. Read more »
ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 16, 2014 – Stagecrafters recently received two grants totaling $38,000 from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural affairs in mid-December 2013. The grants will assist with both capital improvements and operating expenses. Read more »
There couldn’t have been a better time for my snow plow ride-a-long than after an 11-inch snow fall. What a revelation!
Plowing is slow, methodical work. The trucks make four passes per block. I can’t believe it only takes 24-36 hours to do the whole city! Parked cars really create problems. Driver D.J. deftly maneuvered around them and threaded the needle when there were cars parked on both sides of the street, but it wasn’t easy.
(Something to think about: You can learn how to drive the truck but the only training for snow plowing is on the job.)Read more »
Submitted by stewartm on Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:36pm
Royal Oak, MI – “Public art is abounding in Downtown Royal Oak!” according to Royal Oak Commission for the Arts member Keith Howarth. The new public art program called Art Explored that launched this summer with three works from Michigan artists Brian Brook, Richard Gage, and Todd Stovall, continues to grow with six new installations. The new installations include the 20 foot “Whimsy of Whales” by Jennie M. Burt on the side of Qdoba off of 3rd street.Read more »
Royal Oak has been selected as a pilot site for an exciting new partnership called MI Solar Works to drive adoption of rooftop solar PV systems throughout the State. EcoWorks, a local non profit, is partnering with Srinergy to get the cost down to $3.00/ watt for 5 kW Read more »
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Invites YOU to attend upcoming December 2013 Community Meetings.
What: Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis (AA) Community Meetings Why: SEMCOG invites you to learn more about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and why it is moving forward as the preferred mode for further analysis. Come out and give us your input about the latest project developments. Format: Open House and Presentation Where/When:Read more »
Royal Oak, MI – Public art is popping up in Downtown Royal Oak as a new public art program called Art Explored makes its first appearance. Works by Michigan artists Brian Brook, Richard Gage, and Todd Stovall are being featured in this year’s program.Read more »