Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Here's the Patch guide to St. Patrick's Day in Royal Oak, from the green beer to delicious Irish eats.
Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish. So, check out these local St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Opening time: Noon Description: $3.50 Green Pints, $5 Guinness draught; Irish coffee and eats Entertainment: Dancing with DJ Jazz Opening time: 7 a.m. Description: Keg & Eggs from 7-9 a.m.; specialty brunch menu; for every keg of green Miller Lite sold, Blackfinn will donate $20 to the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Opening time: 7 a.m. Description: 28 beer taps, including Bass Ale, Guinness, Killians Red, McSorley's Irish …
Monday, March 4, 2013
For the 11th year, the Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the parade in downtown Royal Oak.
The streets of Royal Oak will turn green on Mar. 16 with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, kicking off at 11:30 a.m. downtown. The parade will begin at the Royal Oak Middle School parking lot and proceed south on Washington, passing the judges/announcer reviewing stand at the intersection of Sixth and Washington, turn west on Seventh and end at the St. Mary Church/School parking lot. The parade honors and celebrates Irish family traditions, pride and heritage. Parade organizers estimate approximately 300 participants and 2,500 -3,500 in attendance. You may want to get there early for a good spot. The Lucky Dash 5K Race, slated for 10:45 a.m., proceeds the St. Patrick parade. To register go to active.com. Registration fee is $32; 18 and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Proceeds from the evening help fund Royal Oak's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Mar. 16.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Watch the Notre Dame vs. University of Michigan football game on a big screen TV and enjoy live music.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Were you in the parade or did you watch it on Saturday? Send us a picture of yourself and your friends!
If you went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade is this Saturday this weekend, Royal Oak Patch is inviting you to submit pictures of you and your friends enjoying the parade. Submitting photos is easy. You can: The parade began at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Oak Middle School parking lot and proceeded south on Washington, passing the judges/announcer reviewing stand at the intersection of Sixth and Washington, befeore turning west on Seventh and ending at the St. Mary Church/School parking lot.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce hosts a business expo, the symphony plays Brahms and more in town this week.
There's always a lot going on in Royal Oak. Here are some highlights this week:
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
With a little luck of the Irish, parade organizers believe they can come up with another $1,000 to fund the cash-strapped parade.
On Monday, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a special event permit for the St. Patrick’s Day parade to march down Washington Avenue on March 10. Parade organizer Carol Hennessey told commissioners that a spaghetti dinner fundraiser held last Thursday was well attended, but still left organizers short approximately $1,000. “I believe we will somehow come up with all the money we need,” Hennessey said. Mayor Jim Ellison asked Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue if his department has had any negative experiences with the parade, which began in 2004. “It’s a good event and I am certainly not going to oppose an Irish event,” the chief said. Part of the reason organizers need to raise nearly $3,000 is to reimburse the city for police …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thanks to the generosity of members of the community, the parade will step down Washington Avenue for the 11th year.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Royal Oak's St. Patrick’s Day parade will march forward, thanks to an email address book and the generosity of its entries. When Shelly Kemp, executive director of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, sent an email to pals for ideas on how to save the St. Patrick’s Day parade — which was grappling with funding — little did she know that less than two weeks later, the organizers of the parade would announce to City Commissioners that they were well on their way to reaching their $3,000 goal. Instead of ideas, Kemp got cash. The parade used to get most of its funding from the Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) and its bingo proceeds, said Carol Hennessey, one of the parade’s organizers. “When the AOH shut down its…