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Rochester Hills Museum to host National Water Powered Mill Conference

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announced via press release that it will be hosting the 42nd national meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) on October 23 – 26. SPOOM is committed to preserving old mills and aiding in the preservation of mill structures throughout the United States. They also recognize … [Read More...]

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Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to … [Read More...]

The 7th Annual Rochester Writers' Conference returns to Oakland University on October 4

Rochester Writers’ Conference is October 4

Seventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference October 4, 2014 “The Writer in You” is the theme for the seventh annual Rochester Writers’ Conference held at Oakland University. The one-day event brings together authors from several genres. New, working and published writers attend sessions designed for different skill levels, styles … [Read More...]

A Castapalooza contestant throwing a long line. Photo credit: Brett Watson

Fun & Hope on Paint Creek

The 2014 Paint Creek Fly for Hope Trout Tournament and the Ryan Rocks Bluegill Fly-Fishing Event are approaching soon. Both events will happen on Saturday, September 13 at the Rochester Municipal Park. This is an enormously popular one-day event founded on the motto “Fly-Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor, Good Times.” Anglers may donate $25 per … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, What’s the difference between Memorial and Labor Day?

Dear Crabby, I am a proud American and always do my best to properly observe our national holidays. But recently a Canadian friend asked me what the difference is between Memorial Day and Labor Day; and you know what? I was kind of at a loss for words. Can you help me out? Sincerely, Pete Patriot Dear Mr. Patriot, Don’t fret. I have a … [Read More...]

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City of Rochester Hills to hold special meeting regarding proposed drilling

The following meeting announcement is from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), a non-partisan grassroots nonprofit corporation that is building awareness of the risks of horizontal drilling in high-density residential and K-12 School areas. Concerns include: property rights, property values, mortgage and insurance complications, as well as … [Read More...]

L-R: David Becker, Chairman of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission, and Mike Alspach, Eagle Scout Candidate. Photo credit: Kristen Myers

Eagle Scout Candidate Completes Paint Creek Trail Project

Eagle Scout Candidate Mike Alspach, from Boy Scout Troop #101 in Rochester Hills, recently completed the Paint Creek Trail Brochure Box Project to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. Mike raised funds through a can & bottle drive, and made 11 brochure boxes for the Paint Creek Trail. He designed the boxes to double the size of the previous boxes, … [Read More...]

Orion Road Bridge Nears Completion - Photo by Michael Dwyer

Orion Road Bridge Ready to Open, Lane Closures to Continue

Rumor Has It … The Orion Road Bridge over the Paint Creek in Oakland Township is near completion. The final layers of asphalt are being laid this week. The original completion date was set for August 1, and then it was changed to August 15. Site workers suggested it would open by this Friday, August 22, while township employees heard the rumor … [Read More...]

Rochester College Hosts the Ice Cream Olympics on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Ice Cream Returns to Rochester College

The Ice Cream Olympics are Sunday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. The Scoop Last year, Rochester College held the Ice Cream Olympics in conjunction with welcoming in their new president, Dr. Tyson. John Tyson replaced Dr. Rubel Shelly, who had served as the institution’s president from 2008 until 2013. Seven local ice cream companies provided … [Read More...]

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