Dear Crabby, Can a City Have Too Much Growth?

Dear Crabby, By far my favorite season is fall! The crisp air, cozy fires, and the annual trip to the cider mill. But what I especially love is looking at the color on the trees. But lately, as I’ve driven around Rochester and Rochester Hills, I’ve noticed a lot of have been cut down for development projects. And I’m wondering, do you think there can be too much growth in a city? Thanks! Fran Foliage Dear Fran Foliage, I agree with you about the fall. Too many people these days are … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford Presents Full-Tuition Scholarship to OU-Bound Avondale Grad

For the fifth straight year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student from the Greater Rochester area. Dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin recently presented this year’s award to Rachel Swink, a 2016 graduate of Avondale High School. While at Avondale, Swink excelled academically and devoted herself to several extracurricular activities, including varsity soccer and raising awareness of food allergies. … [Read more...]

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister to perform at OU March 1

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister, whom the Cleveland Plain Dealer calls “a titan of contemporary music,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall. Hailed by The New York Times as “a virtuoso . . . one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation,” McAllister is one of today’s premier concert soloists and soprano chair of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. He serves as associate professor of saxophone at The University of Michigan School of Music, … [Read more...]

Fatal car crash on Adams Rd in Rochester Hills

As reported by "A multiple-vehicle crash closed Adams Road between Avon and Hamlin roads Friday afternoon. It appears at least three vehicles were involved in the crash. Serious injuries were suffered by the driver of the red Ford Mustang we are now learning that that driver, a 57-year-old resident of Lapeer has died from her injuries. The 57-year-old woman was driving north bound on Adams road when she reportedly swerved left, side swiping a south bound traveling vehicle … [Read more...]

Clarkston pulls away late from Adams

Although Clarkston reached the Class A regional finals last season, the Wolves didn’t start the campaign with a long win streak. In fact, Clarkston was only 2-4 by mid-December a year ago. The Wolves, who returned eight of their top 10 players from last season, have raced out to a 4-0 start this season, topping host Rochester Adams, 41-27, in an OAA crossover girls basketball game Thursday. “Last year we started kind of slow but then we went on a nice run (of wins),” recalled Clarkston … [Read more...]

Adams High School Choir Joins Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

The Rochester Adams High School Chamber Choir, directed by Thomas Blue, will join the renowned Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) in a performance of the DCWS’ beloved seasonal program of wintertime favorites in Holiday Brass. The event will take place at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, located at Macomb College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township on Monday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available and can be purchased in person at the Macomb Center Box Office Monday … [Read more...]

Rochester Soccer Stars From 2009 Season!

TYLER LEPPEK, Rochester High- Leppek was called up to the varsity ranks midway through his freshman campaign and he slowly developed into one of the top snipers in the OAA as a senior. Finishing with 14 goals and five assists, Leppek was honored on the D-1 All-State Third Team. “I think Tyler really matured this season,” said coach Chris Purgatori. “He became more confident as the season moved along and he scored some big goals for us. He had five two-goal games and was always somebody that … [Read more...]

High School Sports Coverage

We will be working diligently to bring you accurate high school sports coverage as much is possible here at Rochester Media. However, in the meantime we have made a great connection with veteran journalist Dan Stickradt from North Oakland Sports. We will be linking with his efforts at for even better coverage of what is happening in our community. A little history on Dan directly from his website;  Going to high school games with my father in the late 1970s, "I … [Read more...]