Dear Crabby, Why are Charcuterie Boards Suddenly So Popular?

Dear Crabby, Last Friday, a bunch of couples got together for Friendsgiving and the hostess had an entire kitchen table covered in a labyrinth of meats and cheeses. All the women ‘oooh-ed’ and ‘ahh-ed’ over this display, which I guess is called a charcuterie board. Have you heard of these and if so, what do you think about them?Thanks!Chet Mixx Dear Chet Mixx, Unfortunately, I have heard of charcuterie boards. In fact, Mrs. Crabby is insisting we have one in the place of Christmas … [Read more...]

Remembering Rochester’s Neighborhood Markets and Grocery Stores

Tucked into some of Rochester’s older residential neighborhoods are a few ordinary-looking homes and buildings that are unlikely to attract special notice from passersby. But in days gone by, these places were hubs of local activity known as neighborhood grocery stores. Sarah Van Hoosen Jones serves customers at her farm store, At the Sign of the Black and White Cow (Courtesy of the Archives of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm). In the middle decades of the twentieth century, … [Read more...]

Second Rescued Sea Turtle Joins SEA LIFE to Celebrate Second Year in Michigan

Carr, the 85 lbs. sea turtle, took the plunge into his new home, where he will join Benson, a 28 lbs. rescued sea turtle, in the aquarium’s ocean tank. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets celebrated its second anniversary with a splash by welcoming a new resident to its 120,000 gallon ocean tank: Carr the rescued Green Sea Turtle. Weighing in at 85 lbs., Carr will join Benson, a 28 lbs. rescued sea turtle, who came to the AZA accredited aquarium in May of 2015. … [Read more...]

Kroger Brings Jobs to Michigan, Roses and Lilies to Kentucky

Here in Michigan, Jobs are Coming! The Kroger Company plans to invest $180 million in Michigan and create a thousand new jobs. Shelby Township, White Lake Township, and Royal are slated to have new supermarket-plus centers, and remodel 11 others in the state. Michigan will also see six new fuel centers. Currently, Kroger employs 19,000 people in the state of Michigan. In Kentucky, It's Derby Time! Continuing the tradition that began in 1987, with the 113th Kentucky Derby, Kroger … [Read more...]

Pour It Forward

I don't know about you, but December really snuck up on me! I kept thinking I had another whole week of November after Thanksgiving, but after I had been revived from my turkey coma December was right there - BAM! The Big, Bright Light Show has really been beautiful the last several days. I absolutely love seeing it and am looking forward to hanging out downtown this weekend with my kids. If that doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit ,then I don't know what will. Every year, usually … [Read more...]

HealthPlus Brooksie Way kickoff coming to OU

The HealthPlus Brooksie Way kicks off 2014 by unveiling a new logo, showing the newly-modified half marathon course and presenting nearly $9,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to various community organizations. This all happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the OU Recreation Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, and the public is encouraged to attend. “Each year The HealthPlus Brooksie Way gets more robust,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I hope the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Kroger to expand

You have heard of "Super Target" and "Super Kmart", now there will be a "Super Kroger" in Rochester Hills. On the corner of Walton (University) and Livernois, the Kroger store has purchased the two units to the south and leveled them this week. After talking with some employees in the plaza, it appears Kroger will be much larger in the future. Stay tuned for more updates from Rochester Media in the near future. … [Read more...]

Get your groceries and Brooksie Way application at Kroger

Walkers and runners who want to participate in the 2013 HealthPlus Brooksie Way just got an easy way to enter the family of races. The Kroger Co. of Michigan is distributing applications for the half marathon, 10k and 5k races in 128 of the chain’s grocery stores stretching from Bay City to the north and Monroe to the south. Kroger is the sponsor for the half marathon race. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is thrilled with the new partnership. Besides distributing the … [Read more...]

Rochester time-travels through artifacts found in downtown makeover

Now that the construction has wrapped up, findings from the latest Main Street makeover are on display at the Rochester Hills Public Library—taking residents and visitors on a journey through history. “They were thinking they were going to find all kinds of things,” June Hopaluk, of the Rochester Historical Commission said, “they didn’t find a lot.” But below layers of concrete and early 1900 bricks, several wells, gas tanks and coal bins were unearthed during last year’s project. And … [Read more...]