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Dear Crabby, How are those ‘National Day’ Celebrations Chosen?

Dear Crabby, Is it just me or is there a reason to celebrate something almost every day of the month? For example, everyone knows April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but apparently, it’s also National Sourdough Bread Day. What do you think? It seems like it’s getting a bit out-of-control. And who decides these things anyway? Thanks! Annie V. … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Youth Council Accepting New Applications

The City Of Rochester Hills recently announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Government Youth Council are now being accepted.  Rochester Hills Youth Council For over 17 years, young people in Rochester Hills have been sitting on the Council dais sharing their experiences and getting an up close look at local government. The 15 students … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers Free, Live Online Tutoring

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s partner in learning and offers premium services to help parents and students stay on track with their learning. In addition to important research and academic resources and databases, the library offers all RHPL cardholders free live online tutoring. Tutor.com connects students at … [Read More...]

The Annual Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Opens Registration

This year the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) offers two ways to participate in the 15th annual 5K Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels. The race will take place as both an in-person event on Saturday, June 5 as well as virtually throughout the entire month of June. Whether participants choose to walk or run in person, or log their miles … [Read More...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Re-Opens

The gift shop run by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library has re-opened for business. Currently, a store-wide 40% Off Sale welcomes shoppers back and thanks them for their patience. Due to the pandemic, the store had been open during limited hours by appointment only. And before that, the library was closed to patrons, resulting … [Read More...]

Neighborhood House Encourages Executive Youth Board Applicants

Neighborhood House is actively accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board now through May 15. The Youth Board assists in the planning, development, and implementation of Neighborhood House fundraising events. This leadership group frequently promotes volunteer opportunities at Neighborhood Houses’ three locations: their … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think of Cancel Culture?

Dear Crabby, I keep hearing the term ‘cancel culture’ on the news. Can you explain to me what it’s all about and why it makes everyone so upset? Thanks, Vernon Void Dear Vernon Void, Every December, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) waaay up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan comes out with their Banished Words List. This list … [Read More...]

Mandatory Immunizations for Oakland University Student Residents

Students living on campus in residence halls, apartments, and cottages must be vaccinated prior to fall move-in on Friday, August 27. Exceptions will be made for students who seek a religious or medical exemption. A clearer definition of those exemptions are expected closer to the start of the fall semester. Shelby Kramer, an OU staff … [Read More...]

Detroit’s Lost Poletown with Author Brianne Turczynski

Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had a store on every corner. Its theaters, restaurants, and schools thrived, and its churches catered to multiple denominations. The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents “Detroit's Lost Poletown” with author Brianne Turczynski on April 29 at 7:00 … [Read More...]

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