Friday, April 5, 2013
Do you proudly wear the orange and blue? Show off your Detroit Tigers gear here by uploading a photo to our fan gallery.
Raise your paws and don that old-English "D", Tigers fans, at long last it's Opening Day at Comerica Park. The home team takes on the New York Yankees today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Whether you're headed downtown, or watching the game from home, we want you to show your Tigers pride by uploading a photo or video of you and your loved ones (pets included!) rocking the orange and blue. Just click the "Upload Photo & Video" tab on this page to share your shots. What do you love about Tiger baseball? Who's your Tiger this year? How many wins will the team get? World Series or bust? Predictions? Tell us in the comments!
Opening Day celebrations approach holiday-level sales, according to Miller Lite distributer.
Opening Day truly is a holiday in Michigan. With more than 450 people hopping on buses in Royal Oak headed to Comerica Park today, one might think it's a federal holiday. "Opening Day is busy for us all day long," said BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon operating partner Nicholas Filimon. The bar sold-out nine buses to see the Tigers take on the New York Yankees today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. "Even people that don't go to the game take long lunches or they leave work early and watch the game on TV here. It's a lot of fun. It's a great day for sales," Filimon said. According to Miller Lite, sponsor of the Detroit Tigers, the brewer experiences holiday-level sales during Opening Day across metro Detroit. Oakland County-based Powers …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four is here. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville v. Wichita State followed by Michigan v. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. Watch at Royal Oak establishments: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Royal Oak.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? Watch at Royal Oak establishments: You can watch the basketball action online here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
As a team, the girls ranked fourth in their division.
Three girls on Royal Oak's High School figure skating team competed this weekend at the Michigan High School State Championship held at the Farmington Hills Ice Arena. At an individual level, Anna Thompson, Isabel Marcelletti and Kaitlyn Davidson and all made it to finals. (Sondra Benoit, sophomore, was scheduled to compete but had to scratch due to an ankle injury.) Anna Thompson, sophomore, competed in the Juvenielle Test Track (TT). In the first round, Thompson took third place out of six girls, in the finals she took sixth place out of eight girls. Isabel Marcelletti, sophomore, competed in the Pre-Juevenielle TT. In the first round, Marcelletti took third place out of six girls, in the finals she took fifth place out of nine girls. …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunday NCAA basketball match-ups include Indiana against Temple, Kansas against North Carolina and Ohio State against Iowa State.
Sunday March Madness features three Big Ten teams playing for their tournament lives: Ohio State, Indiana and Minnesota. The North Carolina vs Kansas game features two storied college hoop programs meeting early in the tournament, with the Jayhawks of Kansas the favorite over the Tarheels of North Caronia. Also, have a look at surprising Florida Gulf Coast University in their game against San Diego State. Here is some information to help you follow the action on Sunday. Watch at home: CBS: 12:15 p.m. Iowa State vs Ohio State CBS: 2:45 p.m. Temple vs Indiana CBS: 5:15 p.m. North Carolina vs. Kansas TNT: 6:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Florida TBS: 7:10 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast University vs. San Diego State University Watch at Royal Oak …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Upload your fan photos to show your support for the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans.
The state of Michigan is in hoops heaven, and Patch would love for you to show your devotion to your favorite college basketball team. Michigan and Michigan State both play third-round games in the NCAA Tournament just up the road at the Palace on Saturday, and fans of both teams are consumed by March Madness. We’d like to see who has the most devoted March Madness following: the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans? Let us know by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon. And don’t forget to add a comment below to let us know how far you think your favorite team will advance in the tournament. Here's the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines lineup on Saturday: You can watch the basketball action …
From the Dream Expo to the Guns & Hoses charity hockey game - there's a lot going on this weekend in Royal Oak!
There's a lot going on in Royal Oak on Saturday. What do you have planned? The event is designed to help Royal Oak residents obtain information about adding to or remodeling their homes. Architects, builders, home improvement/remodeling firms, landscaping companies, and the City Building Department will be on hand to assist Royal Oak homeowners and answer questions about adding to or remodeling their homes, home improvement projects, and legal requirements of the city. Runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Oak Middle School. Admission and parking are free. The Royal Oak Animal Shelter will be hosting the annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Department of Public Services, 1600 N. Campbell, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring in your dog or cat for…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Do you think a Michigan team will bring home the championship April 8?
The annual NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament is under way this week, and it wouldn't be March without the bracket. (You'll find a handy, printable bracket in the PDF to the right of this text.) Here's the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines lineup on Thursday: [Those games will take place just up the road at the Palace in Auburn Hills. If you're going to the Palace, please check out Patch's real-time traffic map for the latest road conditions.] But if you like the company of other fans when you cheer on Michigan teams, there are plenty of local bars in Royal Oak with the game turned on. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon: The popular, group-friendly downtown Royal Oak spot will have the games on, of course. …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
More than 300 runners and walkers participated in the Lucky Dash on Saturday. Here's a list of the top Royal Oak times in the 5K race.
Ben Hill, 16, of Royal Oak (15:34) and Miranda Wolanin, 16, of Sterling Heights (19:03) led the men and women's fields in the first Lucky Dash 5K on Saturday in Royal Oak. Among the finishers were 114 Royal Oak runners and walkers. For complete results click here.