Dear Crabby, Where Are the Community Gardens?

Dear Crabby, Does Rochester Hills have any community gardens? It seems like with what is happening in the world right now, they sure would come in handy as the victory gardens did during the World Wars. Thanks! George Greenthumbs Dear Mr. Greenthumbs, I remember victory gardens! Let me tell you, it was quite the sight to see all these mini gardens sprout up all over the urban landscape of Detroit. Up until then, the only ‘gardens’ I’d seen where when we traveled to Oakland county … [Read more...]

Applied Fitness Solutions Teams Up with KidzKare

Michigan Fitness Start-Up Forms Unique Partnership with Local Charity Everyone knows the benefits of exercise. Feel better, have more energy, lose weight, survive another harsh Michigan winter; the list goes on. This year, one local gym is hoping to add “giving to charity” to the list. After recently opening their third location this January in Rochester Hills, Ann Arbor based Applied Fitness Solutions (AFS) has found a way to raise awareness, funds and motivation levels all by simply … [Read more...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]