Dear Crabby, Do you have a Morning Ritual?

Dear Crabby, Do you have a Morning Ritual? Sincerely, Susie Sunshine Dear Susie, I go to sleep with only one plan for the morning -- to wake up! And ever since I was born, that plan has worked. Once I'm up and realize I'm alive (that may take a few moments), I do start to fall into a simple routine. Dear Crabby Gives Advice Way back when, when the kids were in school and I had a full time job, things were different. There was an alarm clock that I never needed -- my internal … [Read more...]

The Rise and Fall of Entertainment Venues on Rochester’s Main Street

In its more than two centuries of existence, Rochester’s Main Street has hosted its fair share of public entertainment venues. As the village grew from a pioneer outpost to a thriving town, Main Street’s business owners stepped up to provide social outlets for the community. Rochester Opera House block as it looked about 1910. Curtain Up A minstrel show and brass band concert was advertised at Newberry Hall in 1876. The first public gathering place capable of seating a crowd—aside … [Read more...]

Put your Junk in the Trunk and Set up a Resale Booth

Registration is open and Rochester’s Community Resale event is back again this summer. Junk in the Trunk is scheduled for Saturday, August 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have already received a handful of applications from area residents, crafters and Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Seeking Good Partners to Adopt-A-Road Near You

Tired of noticing too much roadside litter? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has the perfect opportunity for you: There are many Oakland County roads still available as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. “This is a great opportunity for the public to help clean-up our environment and beautify Oakland County communities,” RCOC Chair Andrea LaLonde stated. “Over the years, groups and organizations have committed volunteer time to clean-up our communities by clearing … [Read more...]

Festival of the Hills Fireworks Summer Tradition Returns on August 11

Celebrating America and our Independence continues on Wednesday, August 11. With the State of Michigan now allowing the return to full capacity for all events, the City of Rochester Hills has announced that the Festival of the Hills fireworks show will be back and is now scheduled for August this year. “The Festival of the Hills has been a summer tradition for the region,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “After taking a hiatus last year, we’re excited to welcome our neighbors back to … [Read more...]

What’s the Buzz about the Honey Harvest

Stop by to watch as we harvest summer honey on Tuesday, August 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Cost is $10 ($8 for museum members). Guests will have a chance to try honey from the hive, spin the extractor, and ask our resident beekeepers, David Majestic and Kim Wasilewski, all about the lives of honeybees. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Register … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Super Power would you want?

Dear Crabby, If you could have just one, what Super Power would you want to have? Sincerely, Lainie Lane Dear Lainie, Just one ... um? Well, to pick just one we should look at a few of the popular ones, such as super human strength, flight, super speed, x-ray vision, invisibility, telekinesis, telepathy, and the power to control the elements. Of course, there are all kinds of super powers, but the famous ones are always the conversational powers. Dear Crabby Gives Advice Super … [Read more...]

Annual Car Show Returns to the OPC

The Annual Classic Car and Muscle Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester is Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to see under the hoods of classic cars and hot rods from every decade. The show will take place in the OPC’s  upper lot located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. This free event is fun for the whole family and open to the public.  Attendees can tour the cars and enjoy food, fun, music, and more. Participants are encouraged to register cars in … [Read more...]

Poetry in the Park 2021

Friday July 16 at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poetry Society presents this year’s event on Friday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. A tribute to the late James Ahearn, local writer and former Rochester Poet Laureate, will begin the evening followed by five poets reading for about 10-minutes each. The last scheduled reader will be Robert Lytle, the current Rochester Poet Laureate. Open mic will be available—time … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Prepares Students for Upcoming School Year

On Saturday, August 14, Neighborhood House, in collaboration with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, will once again prepare eligible students with school supplies, backpacks, and back to school clothing in preparation for a brand-new school year. "Blast Off 2 School has helped several families within our community prepare to return to school for over ten years running. We are expecting a greater need than last … [Read more...]