Dear Crabby, Is Sitting During the National Anthem Un-American?

Dear Crabby, I’m sure by now you’ve heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem because as he put it, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Do you think not standing for the national anthem is un-American? Thanks, Paulina Paz Dear Ms. Paz, Yes, it is un-American. If you don’t stand for the national anthem you’re a horrible person who should vacate … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Third Annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom Tickets are now on sale for one of the Rochester area’s must-attend events, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s third annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser. This year’s soiree is set for Saturday, March 12. Taking place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester, the evening provides a lively mix of sustenance and knowledge for $50 per person … [Read more...]

Whiston Selected as New State Superintendent

By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) Dearborn Public Schools will be searching for a new superintendent with the selection Wednesday of Brian Whiston to become the next state superintendent. Whiston will replace Mike Flanagan, who will retire in June after a decade overseeing the Michigan Department of Education. The Detroit Free Press said the selection is final pending the completion of contract negotiations. Whiston was one of three finalists for the job. Others were Oakland Schools … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Area Republican Club for their upcoming meetings

Don't miss the Rochester Area Republican Club's (RARC) fall kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the WestWynd Grill, 4161 North Adams Road, Oakland Township, MI. The mid-term elections are just around the corner so it’s time to start getting involved! Jane Briggs-Bunting will be our guest speaker. Jane is a passionate advocate for open meetings and the use of the Freedom of Information Act. She was recently on a panel on the subject in Troy sponsored by the Mackinac Center … [Read more...]

Coney Detroit

Authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm will discuss their book Coney Detroit at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Detroit is the world capital of the coney island hot dog—a natural-casing hot dog topped with an all-meat beanless chili, chopped white onions, and yellow mustard. In Coney Detroit, authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm investigate all aspects of the beloved regional delicacy, which was created by Greek immigrants in the early 1900s. Coney Detroit … [Read more...]