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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Reside Downtown

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Reside in one of south east Michigan's trendiest cities.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Coffee Break

Coffee break

Coffee is the fundamental fuel necessary for work, study, and play.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Happy Hour

Ale Mary

The happiest time of the day begins with a discounted cocktails and appetizers

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Where to Get Brunch

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There are certain things that are best on weekend mornings.

List of brunch spots... 2021 - News - Downtown
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Tame Your Mane

Salon

Oh, what a confident cut can do.

List of salons... 2021 - News - Downtown

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

The tentative schedule for 2021 is available.

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Fall Insight is Here

Insight Cover

Look for your copy in your mailbox or read it online

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Get the Lead Out

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Royal Oak has implemented a lead service line replacement program, through which homeowners can replace their lead or galvanized steel service line at no cost.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Why is My Water Cloudy?

Water Supply

Here are five things to know about brown/cloudy water:

1. Water can appear cloudy and/or rusty whenever there is a large draw of water from the water main. This can occur when water valves are opened and closed, when there are water main breaks, and when h...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Facility & Pavilion Rentals

Rentals

Royal Oak residents have priority to reserve picnic shelters, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, a gazebo and more.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

What Can I Recycle?

Recycling Cart

Go to the Waste Wizard to find out!

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

News for Seniors

News for Seniors

5 Things Every Royal Oak Senior Should Know!

1. Emergency Notifications

Royal Oak utilizes a mass notification system called Civic Ready to keep residents informed about critical events within the community. Examples include snow emergencies, missing person...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Sights & Sounds

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Free Festival and Concert Series presented by Beaumont

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy!

Main Stage will open at 5pm

SEPTEMBER 24

5:00-5:10 Welcome

5:10-6:00 Silverhawk Band

6:30-7:30 Violet Sol

8:00-9:00 Sons Of Ditches

9:30-11:00 56 Daze

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presented by ...

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2021- News - Farmers Market
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Become a Vendor

Become a Vendor

Learn more. Find information, applications and tips on how to become a part of the Royal Oak Farmers Market experience.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Facility Rental

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The Royal Oak Farmers Market is available for event rental year round.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

About the Market

Market Building

What began as a community farmers market in 1925 is now a city institution.

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Posted on: August 22, 2021

Calendar of Events

Events

There is always something happening at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Election Information

I Voted Today

Absentee ballot applications have been mailed to those who are on the permanent absentee list.

You can return them via mail, drop box outside of city hall, the City Clerk’s office or email the form to cityclerk@romi.gov.

The candidates and proposa...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Face Coverings Required

Face Mask

Effective Thursday, Aug. 12,  city employees working in indoor settings and all visitors to city facilities are required to wear a face covering regardless of their vaccination status.

This change is being made due to the high community spread as...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Citizens Police Academy

Police Station

The Royal Oak Police Department is accepting applications for the 2021 Citizens Police Academy.

The Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy is an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings at the police station at 6:30 p.m. Classes l...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Parking Survey Results

A blue sign that reads, "Public Parking" in white print.

Click here to view the results to the parking survey.

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Signup for Weekly eBlast

Weekly Email Blast

The Weekly eBlast is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on the latest news, information and can't-miss events happenings in Royal Oak. We publish every Friday and send directly to your email or cellphone. If you want to increase your knowledge on what is ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

5 RO businesses named in Crains' 2021 Cool Places to Work edition

Congratulations to Stout, Rightpoint, BenePro, NFP and WambaTech

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

The Griffin luxury apartments in Royal Oak are almost done. Here's what they're like inside

The Griffin, a 245-unit building of for-rent apartments and townhomes, is preparing to start leasing next week and welcome its first residents in July.

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Powerley and DTE Energy Launch Industry-first Advanced Rate Management Solution

Royal Oak-based home energy management company Powerley and DTE Energy in Detroit have launched a new Time-of-Use (TOU) pilot to help customers optimize their usage of electricity and save money on their bills

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Eastern Market Brewing Co. plans Royal Oak expansion, including new taproom by end of 2021

The Detroit brewery, which also owns and runs Ferndale Project, plans to expand beer production and run its other businesses at the former Roak Brewing Co. space at 330 East Lincoln Ave.

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

RO DDA wins Main Street Forward Award

The RO DDA is the only DDA in Michigan to win this award, and one of 6 nationwide

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

When You’re a Small Business, E-Commerce Is Tougher Than It Looks

(From the NY TImes) On a ledger of pandemic winners and losers, Royal Oak's Holiday Market is in the positive column thanks to online shopping, which helped push the store’s overall revenue up 20 percent in 2020 compared with 2019.

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Co-working Operator Bamboo Opens Downtown Royal Oak Location

Bamboo, a co-working space operator and designer, announced the opening of its first expansion outside of Detroit — Bamboo Royal Oak. The development, located in downtown Royal Oak, adds more than 20,000 square feet of workspace across three floors.

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Super Saturday Sidewalk Sale!

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The Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library are holding a Sidewalk Sale this Saturday 9/25 from 9AM - 1PM. Stop by the front of the Library (11 Mile-north entrance), buy a book and support the Library by supporting the Friends!

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Library News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Our Fall 2021 Leaflet | TWIGS Programming & Information Guide Is Now Available!

Leaflet Frontpage

Royal Oak Public Library is currently in Phase 5: Socially Distanced Service. This means there are no time or capacity restrictions, however, masks are currently required for all library employees and patrons regardless of vaccination status. We are conti...

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Click HERE to download a copy. Library News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Libraries Empower

September is library card signup month! Library cards are free and anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in the city of Royal Oak is entitled to a Royal Oak library card (regardless of age.) Did you know that the library offers more than just books? ...

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Library News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Friends of the Royal Oak Library Fall Garden Fundraiser

Fall Garden Fundraiser

Please join us for our Fall Garden Fundraiser! Now you can make your yard and Royal Oak beautiful and support the Friends of The Royal Oak Public Library! From now until September 30, you can order flowers and plants online with a portion going to support...

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Library News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MI-RAMP: Michigan-Reading & Math (STEM) Performance

MI-RAMP

MI-RAMP is a non-profit program that offers free online interactive tutoring and supplemental learning opportunities in reading and math for school-aged children. As an online program, they are available throughout the country. However, their primary focu...

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Library News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Libraries Empower Campaign

Empower

There’s nothing more empowering than a library card. And there's no one better to tell that story than library lovers like you. This Library Card Sign-up Month, we're asking everyone to help spread some library love by...

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Library News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Get to Know Your New Makerspace...Items Available for Circulation Now!

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The library received a matching grant in the amount of $10,000 to create a Makerspace in the library. This will feature a variety of different equipment available for patron use, including sewing and embroidery machines, craft and art supplies, photograph...

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Library News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Support the Friends of the Library Through AmazonSmile!

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Did you know that you can contribute to the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library at the same time you shop on Amazon.com at no additional cost to you? This program started in 2013 to offer shoppers a simple way to support their favorite charit...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Welcome Back! We Missed You A Lot!

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Dear Patrons,

Welcome to Phase 5!  On June 23 the Library officially entered Phase 5 of our reopening plan, Socially Distanced Service! Changes to note:

  • No more time limits and capacity is back to 100%
  • Masks are not required for fully-vaccinated pat...
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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Joins Michigan Activity Pass Program

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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks and the system’s 13 unique parks are now officially the newest destinations in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, offering public library card holders across the state the chance to check out and access these ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Senior Times Newsletter

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Be the first to know what’s happening at the Mahany/Meininger Community Center and in our community.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Meal Program

Tim's Kitchen

Tim’s Kitchen at the Senior CenterServiced by Chef Erin Koch

Nutritious & Delicious

Enjoy meals prepared from scratch in the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center kitchen Monday - Friday, served at 11:45 a.m. Chef Erin Koch (pronou...

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Senior News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Age-Friendly Royal Oak

AARP Age Friendly

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) estimates the senior population of Royal Oak to grow by at least 34.8 percent by the year 2045. To prepare for the forecasted growth in the senior population, the Royal Oak Senior Services / Aging in ...

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