Dear Crabby, How are those ‘National Day’ Celebrations Chosen?

Dear Crabby, Is it just me or is there a reason to celebrate something almost every day of the month? For example, everyone knows April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but apparently, it’s also National Sourdough Bread Day. What do you think? It seems like it’s getting a bit out-of-control. And who decides these things anyway? Thanks! Annie V. Sary Dear Annie V. Sary, I know exactly what you’re talking about. Why, even now as you’re reading my deep words of wisdom, we’ll be … [Read more...]

MI Earth Day Fest Returns to Rochester Municipal Park

13th Annual Event Will Bring Thousands Together to Make Every Day Earth Day MI Earth Day Fest returns the weekend of April 20-22 to its most popular location, the beautiful Rochester Municipal Park/City Center area, on the banks of Paint Creek. The 13th annual celebration runs 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 21; and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. “With so many pressing issues these days, it's easy to forget about Earth … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Landscaping Program

Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Landscaping Program Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating early with a presentation on Sustainable Landscaping on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. As General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC, Drew Lathin has made it his mission to guide residential, commercial, and public clients on creating ecologically restorative landscapes in urban and suburban environments. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Does Earth Get Its Own Day?

Dear Crabby, Last weekend I was out working in my yard when my neighbor asked me if I was doing anything for Earth Day. I looked at him like he was crazy. Is this just some liberal crap because it’s an election year? Please tell me Earth Day isn’t a real thing. Thanks! Tony Terra Dear Mr. Terra, Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but not only is Earth Day a real thing, but it’s been around for over 45 years. Sorry. The good news is that in the spirit of this election … [Read more...]

Michigan Earth Day Fest returns to Rochester this weekend

Bring your family to downtown Rochester for the Michigan Earth Day Fest—the state's largest free Earth Day celebration. Enjoy exhibits, speakers, entertainment, recycling drop-off, awards, food, family fun, and more! The mission of the the fest is to celebrate our planet, showcase "green" initiatives in our community, and learn how to make every day Earth Day. The three-day fest is presented by MI Green Team, and sponsored by DTE Energy, Oakland County Planning & Economic Development, and … [Read more...]

Museum celebrates Earth

  Why are humans and other living things able to survive on Earth and not on the moon? Join the Rochester Hills Museum on Saturday, April 14 as they explore how our earth helps people and other living things survive and thrive. Celebrating the Earth will be at the museum dairy barn from 1-2 p.m. and include outdoor activities, a story and craft. Ages 5 and up are welcome. The program is free for museum members; nonmember admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (5 and older) and seniors … [Read more...]