Dear Crabby, What if I don’t want to move?

Dear Crabby, My kids think we should move into a condominium, but I like my house. Just because we are older do we have to move into a little place that we do not know or like? Whatever happened to kids taking care of their parents, not kicking them out? Sincerely, Crusty Old-timer Dear Crusty Old-timer, Well I do not know about your relationship with your kids, but I can see that you are feeling pushed into this decision. I know that I told my mother-in-law for years that she need … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is moving always difficult?

Dear Crabby, We need to move, and it is so difficult to pick the right time. Do we move when the kids are in school or out of school? Should we move in the summer or the winter? Is there a formula for all of this, or do we just learn as we make our mistakes? Sincerely, Fretful Freddi Dear Fretful Freddi, Is there a formula that makes moving easier? Yes, I say just don't move!  Other than that, no, you are stuck with all the dilemmas you mentioned and more.  I have done many of those … [Read more...]


The Newcomers Club of Rochester welcomes you to come join them at their general meeting to be held at Fieldstone Winery on Friday, November 11th located at 223 S. Main St., Rochester from 7:00-9:00pm. This month we will feature wine tasting and light snacks immediately following the meeting. This event is free for members and $10.00 for non-members. Our club welcomes new and established residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and the surrounding communities. Come join us in establishing new … [Read more...]

Rochester Newcomers & Neighbors Welcome Coffee Club

Welcome new & established residents of Rochester & surrounding areas.  If you are interested in making new acquaintances then come attend our welcome coffee group & check out our social club.  We offer activities, special interest groups, meetings, day trips, moms & tots group, weekly & monthly programs.  This event will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 10:00-11:30am.  Please contact Gina for location at (585) 705-7500.  Please RSVP to 248-805-1385 or email … [Read more...]