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Happy Hour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Happy Hour Season. We kick ours off every year at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak and from the Six Minute Men family to yours, we wish you all the best of happiness and yule-time glee and all that other nonsense. No trees, no fat men in red […]

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Stuff to Do: Royal Oak in Bloom

Mother’s Day tradition or Locavorepalooza? Whatever you want to call it, Royal Oak in Bloom is making its 16th annual appearance this Mother’s Day (May 10–don’t forget those gifts, preferably purchased in Royal Oak!).  Mothers can have breakfast or brunch with the fam, and then head over to the parking lot by City Hall where […]

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Royal Oak Mayor Demoted to Jury Room Guard!

Okay, so not really.  But long-time Stagecrafters member and Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison will be playing the role of jury room guard in Twelve Angry Men at The Baldwin Theatre starting tonight! A teen awaits the verdict after standing trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Although it looks like an open and […]

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Six Minutes Later

In response to the amount of fun we had and good vibes we spread during our original Six Minutes post we’ve been putting our money where our mouths are… today it’s with a great result! And Justin goes to pay his parking ticket, and comes out to share the woes from the largest parking fine […]

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LGBT Cinco de Mayo @ Affirmations

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a few days early at Affirmations this Friday in Fabulous Ferndale.  Detroit native Mimi Gonzales is coming home, and she will be the featured performer during this Affirmations for Adults Only Series event. The Mimi Gonzalez Comedy Show is being sponsored by Affirmations, Detroit Latin@s, and Ernste and Young.  Mimi has been […]

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Royal Oak SoundOff has . . . SignedOff

After nearly three years of running Royal Oak SoundOff, Ryan Shelby has had enough. I’ve been thinking about this long and hard. I wasn’t going to post the announcement until over the weekend, but I think its best I just get it over with. I wanted just a few more days to enjoy the site […]

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Err, Never Mind . . . Royal Oak Welcomes Bordine Nursery!

Last month we wrote about the Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals’ bizarre decision to deny Bordine Nursery’s request to set up a temporary location at 4850 Coolidge.  It was a popular summer spot for local gardners and flower enthusiasts, yet the Zoning Board — the same Zoning Board that had approved it the year before– denied Bordine’s […]

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Six Minutes

Six Minutes from The Handicammers on Vimeo. Can a bag of nickels make a difference? A simple parking ticket inspires a movement that aims to give others six extra minutes at the meter, saving them from violations of their own and allowing them to spend more time in downtown Royal Oak in the struggling Michigan […]

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Wildlife Photography exhibit wraps exclusive Detroit Zoo run April 26

Time is running short as the stunning wildlife images displayed as part of an exclusive showing of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Detroit Zoo vanish from our view with the show’s close on April 26. I’ve seen this annual show several times at the zoo, and it never fails to […]

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Enhance the Thrill of Tigers Opening Day Experience with Live Tweets

Urbane Apartments and Positivecities.com have collaborated to encourage Detroit Tigers Opening Day participants to tweet about their experience from their computer or mobile phone. Erin Rose owner of Positivecities.com who lives by the motto, “Focus on the Positive and It Will Weed Out The Negative.” If you want things to get better, focus on what’s […]

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