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REVIEW: Life, Love, and the ‘Company’ You Keep is at the Heart of Avon Players’ Latest Production

How do you solve a problem like Bobby’s? That’s the question on the minds of his married friends and the women in his life. And what is Bobby’s problem? He’s 35 and still single (gasp!). Welcome to composer Stephen Sondheim’s Company; an eccentric look at modern love in 1970's Manhattan and the closing production of Avon Players’ diverse 2018-2019 … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Why Did My Trash Pick-Up Fees Increase So Much?

Dear Crabby, Why Did My Trash Pick-Up Fees Increase So Much in Rochester Hills? Sincerely, Carrie McCann   Dear Carrie, Well, well, well ... are you really surprised the cost of trash removal went up? All prices go up. But to better answer your question, I dug up the dirt on the new Green for Life deal. You may remember that our … [Read More...]

REVIEW: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Is an Enchanting Odyssey Sure to Enthrall Audiences

Tassels have been turned, but the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance is busy putting the finishing touches on their latest production — a delightful adaptation by Richard George of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach coming to the Varner Recital Hall stage on the campus of Oakland University (OU) on Friday, May 17, Sunday, May … [Read More...]

Inaugural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies

Rochester Announces New Community Event The City of Rochester is proud to announce the Inaugural Rochester Hometown Picnic & Pies on Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Grab the family, pack your picnic basket and join us for an afternoon of old-school community fun. Activities include a bike parade, … [Read More...]

Zenith Brass Presents a Free Concert at Oakland University

The Zenith Brass, made up of some of the best high school brass and percussion players in the northern suburbs, will perform at Oakland University's Varner Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The concert is free and no tickets are required. There is a barrier free entrance on the east side of the building. Members attend 15 schools … [Read More...]

Rochester United Figure Skating Team Skates to First State Championship

Rochester United Figure Skating Varsity Team Skates To State Championship The Rochester United Figure Skating “A” team won their first State Championship after skating to victory at the Michigan High School Figure Skating State Championship, held this spring at the Novi Ice Arena. The Rochester United (RU) “A” team, which is the highest skill … [Read More...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Hosts Detroit Playwrights’ Lab

One and Two-Act Readings Land in Rochester this Summer This summer, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) will host an assortment of theatrical works penned by some of the area’s most promising playwrights when the Detroit Playwrights’ Lab takes the stage for one- and two-act readings. “We couldn’t be more pleased to play a role in helping these authors … [Read More...]

‘The IT Girl’ Brings a Classic Silent Movie to Musical Life at Meadow Brook Theatre

Running May 29 through June 23 In The IT Girl, Betty, a sassy department store clerk has something special. It’s enough to win an advertising contest looking for the girl with “IT,” but will it be enough to charm the heir to the retail empire that employs her? The IT Girl, by Michael Small, BT McNicholl, Paul McKibbins, runs May 29 through June … [Read More...]

Community Invited To Look Back, and Forward, at the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary Celebration

Fans and friends of the 16-mile Clinton River Trail will toast its 15th anniversary Wednesday, May 22 at a free community party starting at 7:00 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills. Complimentary refreshments, prizes and a cash bar will be available. Attendees will be able to meet two very special … [Read More...]

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