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Howlett Park Honors Rochester’s First Police Chief

A city park on Inglewood Avenue is named in honor of the man who built a modern police department for Rochester and helped to shape the town’s safety and prosperity for almost half a century. Rochester Police Chief Sam Howlett at his desk (Courtesy of Barbara Howlett Bates) Samuel “Sam” Howlett was born in 1909 in the area historically known … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Will there be any Award Shows to Watch in 2021?

Dear Crabby, It seems like recently I heard something about nominations for some award show. With cinemas closed and that pesky pandemic still around, are award shows still a thing? Thanks!Paula PresenterDear Paula Presenter, They sure are. And here’s the funniest part: there was an awards season last year too. If you missed it, don’t feel … [Read More...]

Rochester Junior Women’s Club is Seeking Area Non-Profit Organizations to Benefit

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club is looking for non-profit organizations that need assistance and can benefit from our fundraising. Each spring the club Donations Committee reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. Based on the committee’s recommendations, annual recipients are selected for the major … [Read More...]

Interpreting Women at Mackinac

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Interpreting Women at Mackinac, a free virtual event, on Wednesday March 10, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interpreting the past accurately involves telling the stories of many people. Lee Ann Ewer, interpretive assistant, and Craig Wilson, chief curator, will discuss the specific challenges and … [Read More...]

Work for the Road Commission for Oakland County this Summer

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire approximately 30 seasonal summer laborers. The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, with a five-day work-week schedule. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions will last 10 to 12 weeks, depending on need. Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Should Kids Still be Allowed to Have Snow Days?

Dear Crabby, My husband and I need you to settle an argument between us and our kids. With all the virtual learning going on these days, should they still be given snow days? We say no, but the kids say, yes. What do you say?Thanks, Frita FluryDear Frita Flury, Boy did you sure pick a hot-button topic this week. If you don’t follow the … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees Names New Officers

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year. The board appointed Robert Bonam as president and Madge Lawson as vice-president. Anne Kucher was named secretary, and Gregg Christenson as treasurer. Chuck Stouffer and Suba Subbarao are board trustees.  Robert Bonam Bonam was … [Read More...]

Spectacular Rochester, a Brush Up on Local History

In collaboration with the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, the Brown Bag Lunch programs are going virtual. Attendees may register to join online, to brush up on local history topics, during the noon lunch hour. The first virtual Brown Bag Lunch is Tuesday, March 2 from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. Register to receive a Zoom link to join in. The … [Read More...]

Michigan’s Billion-Dollar Lottery Winner has two Silent Partners

State Reps. Mark Tisdel and Diana Farrington, both members of the House Tax Policy Committee, today detailed the taxes Metro Detroit’s recent big Mega Millions winner will be shelling over after collecting the jackpot. The two members of the House Tax Policy Committee released a tongue-and-cheek video highlighting the amount the winner will pay … [Read More...]

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