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Wm. Sullivan & Sons’ Michael Lope Elected to Funeral Director Leadership Post

In business in Royal Oak since 1906, the Wm. Sullivan & Sons Funeral Directors has been run by generations of Sullivans. In 1960, son-in-law Raymond Lope joined the business. His son, Michael Lope, the family’s 4th generation in the business and co-owner, was recently elected president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association Sixth District, representing metro Detroit. He is the fourth family member to hold the office, preceded by his grandfather, Jim Sullivan; father, Ray Lope, and uncle, Bill Sullivan.

Looking for Actors

Open auditions for Stagecrafters’ production of IF / THEN, a musical about what might happen if we make a different choice, will take place on October 13 at Prince of Glory Lutheran Church.  Registration is at 9 a.m. Auditions begin at 10 a.m. For more information, go to Audition Information.

Everything Sherlock Can Do, in Heels!

Cecilia M. Bouchard, the author of “It’s Not What Ya Think!” Will speak Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Oak Public Library. She will talk about her 30-year career that began when she became the eighth licensed female private investigator in the State of Michigan.

“It’s Not What Ya Think”! is a collection of 70 of Ms. Bouchard’s short stories about the good, the bad, the funny and the dangerous situations she has faced in her career. The program is free. Resister at or call the library’s Adult Reference Desk at 248-246-3727.

Mugshot Mixer

Don’t let your first impression be a mug shot. Come out to Royal Oak’s Ambitious Millenials’ Mugshot Mixer at ISCG, an evening of networking, food and drinks. Each $60 ticket includes a headshot by Melissa Tremblay from Platinum Imagery (a $250 value), food and one drink provided by Pronto! There will be two options for headshot backgrounds and make-up professional will be available for a 5 minute make-up and hair touch up. Space is limited to 60. 35 headshots will be scheduled for during the event and 25 additional headshots will be scheduled later at the Platinum Imagery studio for those that cannot attend or would like their headshots taken at a later date.

If you would like to come and connect but do not need a new headshot, tickets are also available for $30 and will include food and one drink as well as the opportunity to network with young professionals from the Royal Oak area. Additional drink tickets will also be available at the event. Click here for tickets.

If You Can’t Go to the Library, the Library Will Come to You!

Royal Oak residents who are homebound due to disability or illness and physically unable to visit the library can get books delivered. Patrons must have a Royal Oak Public Library card to qualify for this service. The Library will mail up to three items at a time, along with a return-postage address label.

How to sign up for the service:

To qualify for the homebound service, patrons must complete an application, and have it certified by their physician, nurse, clergy person, or social worker. Please have the signee note whether the applicant is permanently or temporarily unable to travel to the library. Medical details are not necessary. Library staff then process the application and notify the patron when service will begin.

Click here for the Homebound Services Application Packet (PDF). Return the application to any library staff member at mail it to 222 E Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067.

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Homebound Services Coordinator Mick Howey at (248) 246-3724 or

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