Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle: Fourth of July

Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle July 4, 2020 - Lake Orion, Michigan - Sunny, again, and in the 90s In the lake most of the day—cleaning boats and raking muck from the shore—too  hot to do anything else. While scrubbing the boat pontoons I looked out toward the island and saw a herd of geese, 9 actually, swimming with purpose toward the point. I was sure they were about to land and further despoil the area. They have totally fouled the entire shore to the point that a parent would never allow … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Field & Stream Opens First Store in Michigan

For Those Who Love the Outdoors The first Michigan Field & Stream Specialty Store opened in Troy in early March. They hosted a large four-day grand opening to celebrate the eleventh store nationwide to the Oakland Mall location. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, March 26. Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept carrying the best brands to meet the evolving needs of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts welcomed media for guided tours to get to know … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Outdoor Adventure

Outdoorama this Weekend! With the mild winter thus far, it’s easy to imagine getting outdoors earlier and more often in the coming months. For 39 years Outdoorama has examined many of the time tested and family friendly activities that Michiganians love to do.  Hunting, fishing and boating are all well represented at this year’s event held at the Suburban Collection Showroom (formally Rock Financial Showplace) in Novi. All the latest rods and reels, fishing boats and marine accessories … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts 29th Annual Bass Tournament

Rochester Hills, Michigan – In honor of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, the City of Rochester Hills will host their 29th Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament on Sunday, June 12, 2011.  Sponsored by American Bass Outlet, contestants can compete in several categories, including a Casting Contest for contestants 12 and under.  The first 50 Contestants 12 & under will receive a Bass Tournament t-shirt.  Prizes for each category are awarded after the event.  After the Tournament, contestants are … [Read more...]