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Dear Crabby, Was it Rude for Me to Leave Early from Our Thanksgiving Gathering to Go Shopping?

Dear Crabby, Was it Rude for Me to Leave Early from Our Thanksgiving Gathering to Go Shopping? Sincerely, Needa Deal   Well, well, well, here we go again Needa. Yes, it was rude and your invitation should be lost in the mail next year. I am sick and tired of people leaving a special holiday to go shopping or go to work. I realize some … [Read More...]

Small Business Saturday 2017

The merchants of downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 25 will host Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has joined more than 400 advocacy organizations that have made it a mission to bring … [Read More...]

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities

A ribbon cutting was held at Galloway Lake Park in Pontiac on Thursday, November 16 to celebrate the new North Spur Trail extension of the Clinton River Trail (CRT), a 4.5-mile rail-trail that connects the CRT at Opdyke Road and extends north to Jaycee Park on Walton Boulevard. A culmination of efforts allowed the city of Pontiac to acquire … [Read More...]

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Coming to the Older Person’s Commission in Rochester

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will bring the services of her office to  the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester on Tuesday, November 28, through the popular Local Office Visit program. A wide range of services will be available at the OPC, located at 650 Letica Dr, Rochester, MI 48307, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 … [Read More...]

Small Company Internship Award Helps Match Oakland University Interns to Michigan Businesses

The Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) Program is giving Oakland University students a new way to connect with innovative Michigan businesses seeking interns to work on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student. “Last April, OU became an affiliate member of the Michigan Corporate Relations … [Read More...]

One Night In Bethlehem Living Nativity

Free Christmas Event  One Night in Bethlehem - a Bible-based living nativity celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth - will be presented on Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1610 Brewster Road, Rochester Hills. Tours start every 15 minutes. The history of … [Read More...]

Students Learn Positive Behavior Message to be “Upstanders”

Energy ran high recently at all four Avondale School District elementary schools as students participated in an all-student assembly promoting positive behavior and the concept that students should be “Upstanders,” not bystanders. During the “Upstanders Rock” assemblies, the students took part in lively demonstrations illustrating the positive … [Read More...]

The Big, Bright Light Show in On

Did you miss Lagniappe and the opening night of the Big, Bright Light Show? The bad news is you missed Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some reindeer. But, the good news is you also missed a lot of traffic issues, trying to find parking, and jammed sidewalks. The best news is - the light show runs every evening through the holidays - you can still go see the … [Read More...]

The Native American Indians of Michigan and their Connection to the Rochester Area

As Rochester marks the 200th anniversary of its founding this year, have you ever wondered about the native people who lived here before white settlement?  According to The Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History, our area’s indigenous population was very small two centuries ago. By the time that James Graham’s family and other pioneers settled … [Read More...]

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