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Young Leaders Becoming Difference Makers

Neighborhood House held their annual Executive Youth Board (EYB) Induction Ceremony on August 7. Seven new members were officially inducted into the 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board. Neighborhood House welcomes the 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board Members This year, the EYB represents five local high schools including Rochester High School … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Have you ever been to a Dark Sky Park?

Dear Crabby, Have you ever been to a Dark Sky Park? If so, which ones do you recommend?  Sincerely, Celestial Observer Dear Celestial Observer, I barely go to parks in the day time, why would I go at night. Parks are packed with wild things and the scary ones come out at night -- bears, coyotes, wolves, bats, snakes, mosquitoes, and … [Read More...]

Author’s Corner: Flawed Characters

Flawed Characters Create Meaning A plot with underdeveloped characters is little more than light and sound. No matter how well explosions and spectacle may be reported, story is ultimately about character. And, it is flawed characters that are most believable. After all, no one’s perfect. It’s easy to think that the surface events of a … [Read More...]

Miller and Ford Play Franck Live at the Library

Award-winning musicians, pianist Peyton Miller and saxophonist Brant Ford will perform César Franck’s "Sonata in A Major for Saxophone and Piano," as well as other solo works at Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) on Sunday, September 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brant Ford and Peyton Miller to perform at the Rochester Hills Public … [Read More...]

Famous Duos Theme for this Year’s Live Mannequin Rochester Posed

Watch the windows in Downtown Rochester as dynamic duos come to life. Downtown Rochester’s ninth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Famous Duos, … [Read More...]

Rochester Garden Club Gives Nature Camp Scholarships

The Rochester Garden Club offers a scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area each year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward college degrees in … [Read More...]

Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s

Smart Towns presents “Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s” with Daniel Clark, September 23 Smart Towns host Oakland University history professor Daniel Clark on Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library. Clark will discuss the lives of 1950s Detroit autoworkers and their resilience during … [Read More...]

Livernois Road to Close for Pipeline Maintenance

The Sunoco Pipeline company will close Livernois Road just south of Auburn Road in Rochester Hills starting Monday, September 20, for pipeline maintenance under the road.  The road is expected to reopen on October 7. The detour route for traffic is Auburn Road to Crooks Road to South Blvd., back to Livernois Road and vice … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Would you consider getting a Self-Driving Car?

Dear Crabby, Would you consider getting a Self-Driving Car? Thank you, Barb B. Dear Barb, That's a good question. A scary and an intriguing question. I like to drive and five years ago I answered a similar question sent in, but has my answer changed. I've tinkered with cars my whole life -- swapping out carburetors, changing plugs, … [Read More...]

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