Dear Crabby, What is a Kraken?

Dear Crabby, One of the things I’ve really been missing during this pandemic is live, televised sporting events, so I was thrilled when hockey started up again. And then Seattle announced its new team name for the 2021–22 season – Kraken. Is this a joke? It has to be one of the silliest names in sports. What do you think? Thanks! B. Barnburner Dear B. Barnburner, Personally, I’m more of a baseball man and so far the Detroit Tigers aren’t doing half bad. Maybe we need to have a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Are Your Hopes for 2020?

Dear Crabby, A new year is right around the corner. Is there anything you’re looking forward to in 2020? Thanks! Nancy Nuova Dear Nancy Nuova, Ahhh, yes. Here we are once again on the cusp of a new year. All that optimism is enough to make anyone gag. This week the circulars clogging our mailboxes will be filled with ads and sales to improve your health and organize your home. And let’s not forget about all the New Year’s resolutions people are going to make… and break before … [Read more...]

Ken Daniels Talks Red Wings at the Library

Ken Daniels Shares Insider Stories from the Red Wings at Rochester Hills Public Library The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is proud to present “If These Walls Could Talk: Insider Stories from the Detroit Red Wings,” presented by TV Broadcaster Ken Daniels, April 24 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Daniels served as the Red Wing’s club TV play-by-play man for 20 years, and in his new autobiography, “If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings,” Daniels details anecdotes from the locker … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games Begin February 8

Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games The Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games are beginning on Wednesday, February 8 and will run until Monday, February 13 (exception of DanceSport February 19). We have 500 athletes from all over the state participating in the games. The games take place at various locations throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties. The Michigan Senior Olympics are open to ages 50 and older. Athletes compete in 5-year-age groups.  Schedule of Events Ice Hockey – … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are the Detroit Pistons Really Moving?

Dear Crabby, With the construction of the new Detroit Red Wings (Little Caesars Arena) sports complex underway, I began wondering if the Detroit Pistons will finally make the move downtown Detroit? What do you think? Thanks! Randy Roundball Dear Mr. Roundball, Oh, boy. This topic seems to pop up as often as that Facebook privacy hoax. On one hand you’ve got people bellyaching that sports teams should play in the city that’s on their jersey. What many people may not remember is the … [Read more...]

Hockey Legend Darren McCarty scheduled to visit Barnes & Noble Rochester Hills

Barnes & Noble on South Rochester Road will welcome ex-Red Wing, Darren McCarty, on Friday, March 7, 2014 for a book signing of his latest book entitled My Last Fight. Looking back on a memorable career, Darren McCarty recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them. As a member of four Red Wings’ Stanley Cup–winning teams, McCarty … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics celebrates 35 years and is looking for participants

Registration for the 2014 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open until Monday, January 6, 2014.  The events will take place throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties on Saturday, February 8 through Thursday, February 13, 2014. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, bowling, dancesport, hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, and table tennis. The Michigan Senior Olympics are open to anyone age 50+. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non profit organization that promotes … [Read more...]