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How about some free parking, Royal Oak?

I love living in Royal Oak.  The great cafes and bars, restaurants and shops, and the fact that I can get my haircut at 11:00 pm on a Thursday all make this my kind of town. No town is perfect, of course.  Anyone who has lived in, shopped in, or visited someone in Royal Oak […]

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Late Night Thursdays – Royal Oak

(photo found on flickr – by mag3737) Royal Oak’s “Late Night Thursdays On The Town” features stores open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (and some even later) on Dec. 11 (TODAY!) and 18. During this event several stores will be offering great discounts on merchandise. Better yet, free samples and gifts will be handed out each Thursday by Santa […]

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Dream Cruise Stiffs Royal Oak?

Via Royal Oak SoundOff Did the Dream Cruise stiff Royal Oak for $120K? A nonprofit group that runs the event didn’t take in enough to defray this year’s costs to the nine communities that classic cars roll through each August. So the towns on Woodward Avenue in Oakland County, from Ferndale to Pontiac, won’t get […]

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Royal Oak Photos

A new book showcasing the City of Royal Oak, Michigan is now available. According to author Rod Arroyo, “Royal Oak offers a photographer so many opportunities. The iconic commercial signs, eclectic mix of architecture, traditional urban form, and beautiful parks are just some of the amazing visual elements that this great City offers.” Besides sharing […]

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The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market: Characters (update)

On Saturday we wrote about some “characters” we discovered at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market (see here).  One of our dear readers responded with a character of her own — and apparently we missed one of the biggest ones!  Here’s a photo of The Glasses Lady: Keep them coming — either through “contact us” or the comments!  (And […]

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The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market: Characters

Last week, we posted a “nuts and bolts” look at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market.  Check that post out here for a description of the market, its hours, etc.  While some delicious heirloom tomatoes and dozens of varieties of fresh apples could provide one with motivation enough to schlep over to the Farmer’s Market at […]

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The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

Don’t miss out on the end of the autumn harvest!  There is still a wide selection of locally-grown produce (along with a huge variety of other items — from potpouri and artisinal cheese to weird homemade soaps and antiques) available at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, located at 316 E […]

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Drama! and the Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade

Don’t try to sleep in tomorrow if you live in Downtown Royal Oak.  High School marching bands, full grown men driving mini go-carts, and packs of families are set to invade! The Seventh Annual Holiday Magic Parade will take place on Washington Avenue this Saturday, November 22.  The route begins at Washington and Lincoln and heads up to Fourth Street. […]

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Bikin’ and Walkin’ in Royal Oak, Part Deux

Last week, we wrote about efforts by the League of Michigan Bicyclists to promote a “Non-Motorized Transportation Plan” which would create a safer pedestrian and bikeway program in Royal Oak.  Check out that post here. This morning the story was picked up by a slightly more venerable institution — the Detroit news published an article […]

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Bikin’ and Walkin’ in Royal Oak

This comes to us via www.royaloaksoundoff.com: The League of Michigan Bicyclists encourag[es] you to come out to show your support for the Royal Oak “Non-Motorized Transportation Plan” that would create a safer pedestrian and bikeway program for the city. Tom Regan will be presenting the idea to 3 policy making bodies in Royal Oak in […]

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