Interactive Indian Classical Dance

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “Interactive Indian Classical Dance,” a session and performance with Oindrila Bhar on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Bhar will perform and explain the history of Odissi, an ancient classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India. This event is open to RHPL cardholders (if there is room, the program will open to the public one week before). … [Read more...]

Overlooked Fence Post Marks Once-Grand Rochester Estate

A lonely stone pillar near the sidewalk on North Main Street is easily overlooked by passersby, yet it stands as a witness to the existence of a once-grand estate tied to an influential Rochester family. The Charles S. Chapman residence depicted in a hand-colored postcard. Situated on the property line between St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and the 714 North Main building (where the Denny's Restuarant used to be), the pillar is an artifact of the decorative stone fence that marked the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Matching Christmas Pajamas?

Dear Crabby, I want to get matching Christmas pajamas for our family to wear as we open gifts on December 25. My husband thinks I’m bonkers. What do you think? Thanks!Ma Parker Dear Ma Parker, I guess it depends on what kind of PJs you have in mind. Back in my day, the options for Christmas PJs were pretty basic – plaid. Now, there may have been different colors of plaid, but the overall design was the same. The girls had long nightshirts with ruffles around the collar and … [Read more...]

‘Doing the Most Good’ at the Royal Park

The Royal Park Hotel team is deeply honored to have been awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good Award,” after raising more than $200,000 for Salvation Army efforts throughout the past 12 years.  At the Royal Park Hotel, doing good is at the heard of its mission, and we are excited to be a part of this year’s Hope Marches On campaign.  At the awards ceremony on September 15, members of our team received the award and recommitted to keep striving toward doing all we can … [Read more...]

Oakland University Announces Move to Begin Winter Semester Online

When Mandatory Vaccines and Mask Mandates are Not Enough In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, most of Oakland University’s Winter 2022 courses, including hybrid and in-person classes, will start in an online only format on Wednesday, January 5. Barring a further need to respond to pandemic conditions, classes will return to their previously scheduled delivery formats on Tuesday, January 18. A small subset of Winter 2022 courses – such as labs, lab-based research, and … [Read more...]

30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration

Tickets now available for Anthony Anderson talk at Oakland University Tickets for Oakland University’s 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration are now available to Oakland University (OU) students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.   Each person can request up to four tickets, which may be reserved online via this link or picked up at the Office for Student Involvement Service Window, located in Room 49 of the Oakland Center. The window is open … [Read more...]

‘Christmas through the Decades’ at Rochester Hills City Hall

Mayor Bryan Barnett and the Rochester Hills City team members decorated for the holidays. The theme this year was 'Christmas through the Decades' covering the past, and even into the future. Here are a few images of the city offices - can you guess the decades? Photos by Michael Dwyer … [Read more...]

Local Author Publishes Debut Middle Grade Novel

Author Dani Resh, of Rochester Hills, takes readers on a riveting journey into the unknown with her fantastical debut book. Compass to Vinland, the first in The Magic Shoe Series, is told through the eyes of Wren Larkin and his two unlikely friends, who discover three pairs of magical shoes. Magic attracts mischief, and when strangers arrive looking for the shoes, Wren and his friends flee to Underfoot, an underground settlement full of magical creatures. Resh uses something as ordinary … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Honored with 2021 Global Statesman Award

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) recently honored Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. USGLC recognized Mayor Barnett at their national tribute event for his support of delegations of America’s mayors and elected officials. He has represented Rochester Hills and shared the importance of local leadership and engagement with government … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What are my Exciting, Non-Sappy Christmas Movie options?

Dear Crabby, As we get closer to Christmas, my wife wants to watch more Christmas movies together. The problem is all the movies she picks are either boring or cheesy. Do you have any suggestions for any unconventional Christmas movies I won’t fall asleep watching? Thanks! Wes BanditDear Wes Bandit, Boy, do I feel you on this subject. Last year I talked about how Mrs. Crabby LOVES those dang Hallmark Christmas Movies. This year there are 41 NEW movies and they started rolling them … [Read more...]