RAHS March Meeting: “Detroit City of Champions”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will hold its evening meeting for members and the public on March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town, in Rochester. The meeting’s guest speaker will be Charles Avison who will discuss the incredible series of events in 1934-1935 that let up to an amazing sports season in Detroit – the season in which the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first championships, and the season in … [Read more...]

Baseball Talk

Kerrie Ferrell will give an entertaining PowerPoint presentation that chronicles the ‘64 year major league career of her father, Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell (1905-’95) on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Kerrie will discuss her book, Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher: A Hall of Famer’s Life Behind the Plate and the Front Office, that forms the basis of the program. Learn how baseball has impacted American twentieth century social and economic … [Read more...]

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Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney. Richie Cunningham and The Fonz. These are all names ingrained in our pop-cultural subconscious. Here’s another one: Mark Rothman. Not as familiar? While he may not be a household name, as the former head writer of "The Odd Couple," "Laverne & Shirley," and "Happy Days," he’s responsible for families across the country being glued to their TVs week after week. Oh, and also for the phrase, “Sit on it.” Rothman, … [Read more...]