The Verdict Remains a Surprise to All in Avon Players’ ‘Night of January 16th’

Avon commences a landmark season with interactive drama    Live theatre returns to Avon Players in time for its 75th season as the company presents Night of January 16th running Friday, September 24 - Saturday, October 9, 2021.  Night of January 16th is a courtroom drama by Ayn Rand. The play depicts the trial of Karen Andre (Hosanna Phillips of Hazel Park), who is accused of murdering Bjorn Faulkner, her boss, and secret lover. Faulkner, a disgraced international … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Hosts 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 14th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 6, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk.  Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run Two options are being offered to participants – a 1 mile family-friendly walk or a 5k round-trip walk or run on the Paint Creek … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hometown Hustle 5K and Fun Run

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation invites families to participate on September 18 in the Hometown Hustle 5K and family color fun run. This annual tradition is the premier fundraiser for the RCS Foundation, which supports student learning in Rochester Community Schools through scholarships, school grants and enrichment programs. “The greater Rochester community recognizes the value of supporting students across our district. For 25 years, these partnerships have enabled the RCS … [Read more...]

Take a Ride on The Magical Mural Tour in Downtown Rochester

This fall, Downtown Rochester will host the Magical Mural Tour. The event will see 4’ x 8’ pop up murals all around downtown. The Tour begins on September 6 and will continue through September 30. This year’s tour will feature 19 artists from across Metro Detroit. Carolyn Soma Shoemaker - A Burst of Nature “We love any opportunity that introduces art into Downtown Rochester,” stated Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “The Magical … [Read more...]

Avon Players Celebrates 75 Years

The year was 1947. On the world stage, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in his experimental jet airplane and Jackie Robinson became the first African American to take the field in a Major League baseball game. On the local stage in Rochester, Michigan, a community theatre group known as the Avon Players was born. An early Avon Players production (Courtesy of Avon Players) The Rev. Robert J. Burgess of Rochester’s First Congregational Church was a leading advocate for the formation of a … [Read more...]

September 11, The Day That Changed the World

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is honored to participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do You Hate Visiting the Dentist?

Dear Crabby, My wife keeps nagging me to get into the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. I’m not scared, but I just don’t get what the big deal is. Do you hate going to the dentist too? Thanks!P. Sherman Dear P. Sherman, Dear Crabby Gives Advice First of all, no one loves visiting the dentist. There are all sorts of weird smells and sounds. Plus, the toothpaste they use to clean your teeth is always so gritty and yucky tasting. Usually, when it comes to visiting the dentist, most … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Reopens with World Premiere of ‘FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical’

Inspired by Reba McEntire’s hit recording, FANCY is the story of a young girl turned out of her mother’s house with nothing but her guitar and the clothes on her back. Her dreams come true as she rises to country music superstardom, but at what cost? Originally scheduled to end the 2019-2020 season, the world premiere of FANCY kicks off Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) return to live theatre. The chart-topping, crossover hits include “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Before He Cheats,” “Take This Job and … [Read more...]

Story Garden Grand Opening with Plein Air Art Show

A garden to honor Helen S. Williams has been developed at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township. She was known as the ‘Pied Piper of Reading’ and ‘The Story Lady.’ The garden’s theme focuses on seven of Helen’s favorite children’s books, which make up the seven sections of the garden. The Grand Opening will be Friday, September 10, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at 388 W. Predmore Road in Oakland Township, and is open to the public. The rain date is September 11 at 10:00 a.m. Helen lived at … [Read more...]

Road Commission Still Seeking to Hire Full-Time Road Workers

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues the effort to hire people who want to help keep Oakland County great by helping to maintain the county road system. “We think of these people as ‘road warriors’,” said Dennis Kolar, RCOC Managing Director. “These are the front-line workers who handle the day-to-day maintenance necessary to keep our roads open and in good shape. This is truly a great way to be a vital part of your community and to make a difference in the lives of … [Read more...]