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Dear Crabby, Do you Sing or Play a Musical Instrument?

Dear Crabby, Do you Sing or Play a Musical Instrument? Sincerely, Carrie A. Tune Dear Carrie, I feel the better question would be "can you sing ..." or "should you sing ..." And to tell you the truth, yes, I do. But I refer you to my first statement. I can sing, as in the way someone sings and words come out of their mouth - but if you ask … [Read More...]

Bookmobile Back on the Road

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is thrilled to announce that our “new” Community Bookmobile is on the road. Since January, the bookmobile has been off the road due to a faulty break system. But in March the RHPL bought and refurbished a used Bookmobile from Coschton, Ohio, that needed a little cosmetic work but is otherwise in great … [Read More...]

Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2018

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. The Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee is hosting two separate programs to honor veterans. The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery, located at 2nd Street and Wilcox Street, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a … [Read More...]

Oakland University Alumni Association Appoints Bryan K. Barnett as Board Chair

Rochester Hills Mayor Adds Board Chair of Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) to his Plate The Oakland University (OU) Alumni Association Board voted at its most recent meeting to elect Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett as its chairperson for the next two years. As chair, Barnett work will with the Alumni Association to set … [Read More...]

Boogie Woogie Kid Benefit Concert

Benefit Concert Featuring Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid, will perform classic Ragtime, Boogie-woogie and Blues favorites from the 20-40’s era on June 7 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. The tickets for this benefit concert are $10 per person and can … [Read More...]

Music, Theatre and Dance Students, Alumni Honored at 19th Annual Matilda Awards

The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance (MBT) recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 19th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place in April in the Oakland Center Banquet Room. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music, theatre and dance performances, as well as award … [Read More...]

North Hill Elementary Students Excited to do Their Part for the Environment

North Hill Elementary, through the initiatives of the North Hill Helpers, received a grant through the Peace, Love & Planet organization to purchase two large capacity recycling bins. This grant submission was for a green-based project or idea requested by a student group. “The new recycling bins have arrived and are ready for use,” said … [Read More...]

Water at Rochester Community Schools Certified Safe

Mercury Not Detected in Certified Lab Testing The City of Rochester Hills has been advised by Paragon Laboratories that the results of all water test samples taken at Van Hoosen Middle School and Rochester Adams High School have not detected mercury in the water samples. This testing was in response to a concern about the water quality at … [Read More...]

How Wilcox Street Was Named

Do you know the story behind the name of Rochester’s Wilcox Street? Early Avon Township settler Lyman J. Willcox and his son Elliot R. Willcox owned part of the land through which Wilcox Street now runs. According to an 1883 account in the Pontiac Gazette, Lyman Willcox left New York City with nothing but a rifle and a pack on his back and … [Read More...]

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