“Celtic Soul,” a Celtic Sprint Concert Presented by the Rochester Symphony Orchestra

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) under the direction of Maestro Zeljko Milicevic presents “Celtic Soul” with Celtic music from across the United Kingdom this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, Michigan. The RSO welcomes soloist Timothy Michling, instructor of oboe at Oakland University. Tim serves as principal oboe of the Ann Arbor Symphony of Music as well as playing oboe and English horn with the Flint … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Drinking and Driving Warning

Oakland County Sherriff Michael J. Bouchard Warns Against Drinking and Driving on St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick’s Day is a social occasion where alcohol is served generously. All too often, people drive after they have too much to drink. Sheriff Bouchard reminds us that the rate of alcohol-impaired drivers increases around St. Patrick’s Day, and wants the public to know that the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is increasing their patrols and looking for individuals who may be drinking and … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is it Safe to Drive on St. Patrick’s Day?

Dear Crabby, Is it Safe to Drive on St. Patrick's Day? Sincerely, Worried O'Little   Dear Worried, I'm sure you're thinking about all those crazy green-beer guzzling fools who start drinking at 7:00 a.m. on March 17 every year. It sure seems as though that day may be hazardous to your health from behind the wheel; however, as the statistics go, it's not in the top six according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Believe it or not, Memorial Day weekend is the more … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Kiss Me I’m Irish

Dear Crabby, What is all the fuss about being Irish and having that being a reason to be kissed? Sincerely, Smooch McGivney   Dear Smooch, In the 1970s, non-serious t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers were a big deal. St. Patrick’s Day, of course, has been a big deal for some time. It is funny how many people are Irish on March 17. Visitors to Ireland go see the ruined Blarney Castle just outside of Cork. At the top, they are to bend over backwards and kiss a block of … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee – Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Rochester has something to offer you! We are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for … [Read more...]

Adding green to our plates this St. Patrick’s Day

As we sport every shade of green this weekend from our outfits to our dinner plates to celebrate that beloved Irish holiday—which has been said to translate into “Feast of Saint Patrick”—let’s support our health by feasting on some of these top green veggies. Kale: One of the easiest ways to add value to your meal—to make sure your body is truly gaining something from what you’re eating—is to cook up some kale. If you haven’t heard of kale before, be ready to dip into this source of … [Read more...]

The Guinness Brewery and Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Rochester

A Visit to the Guinness Brewery I was in Dublin with friends several years ago and we all thought we should visit the Guinness Brewery. It was a nice Saturday afternoon as we made our way, by using public transportation and walking, to get to our destination. Upon arrival to St. James Gate we discovered the brewery was closed on weekends. Completely disappointed, we did the next best thing; we went to the nearest pub displaying a Guinness sign (which is every pub in Ireland) to quench our … [Read more...]