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Motor City Street Band

Motor City Street Band to Perform at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library announces that their Sunday Concert on February 15 at 2 to 3:30 p.m. will feature Motor City Street Band. Take a dose of New Orleans street jazz, mix with one part Zug Island funk and a pinch of carnival rhythms and you have the heady Detroit brew known as the Motor City Street Band. With a lineup that is … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, Does it Matter if the Groundhog Sees his Shadow?

Dear Crabby, Does it Matter if the Groundhog Sees his Shadow? Thanks, April Spring Dear April Spring, Punxsutawney Phil is just a large rat with a great life. The Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle claim Phil is 100% correct, every time. He’s been doing this weather forecasting thing for almost 130 years and it’s a wonder he can do … [Read More...]

The Turtle Exhibit is the part of the changing exhibits that rotate out once per year - photo by Michael Dwyer

Sea Life Comes to Great Lakes

SEA LIFE Comes to Great Lakes Five-thousand new fish flood Great Lakes Crossing The new attraction at the mall is the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium. Media had a chance to preview the 35,000-square-feet indoor aquarium before it opens to the public on Thursday, January 29. When the doors open at noon, visitors will be welcomed into a water … [Read More...]

Miss Scarlett

‘Clue: The Musical’ – Are You Game?

Have you ever loved a story so much you wished you could be inside of it, interacting with the characters? What about a board game? Avon Players gives you the chance to have that experience firsthand by letting you be part of the action with their latest production, Clue: The Musical. All your favorite characters have assembled for a murderous … [Read More...]


Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Oakland County

Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California, but an exact connection has not yet been determined, the … [Read More...]

From L to R: Caroline Dilliplane as Artie, Sara Kmiec as Echo, and Nicole Mullaly as Dorothea.

Rochester College to Present ‘Eleemosynary’

Rochester College’s theatre department will present Eleemosynary, written by Lee Blessing and directed by Dr. David Keller, professor of interdisciplinary studies. The play follows the story of Echo, a 16-year-old prodigy raised by a partially paralyzed and eccentric grandmother, as she strives to become a spelling bee champion and so prove … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, Why are there so many Michigan License Plates?

Dear Crabby, Why does Michigan have so many different kinds of License Plates? Sincerely, Art O’Revenue Dear Art O’Revenue, The job of government is to make things more complicated and more confusing; and to generate more money. We had it easy back in the day. The State of Michigan started requiring license plates in 1910. Each year … [Read More...]


Olive: The Other Essential Oil

One of my New Year's Resolutions for this year is to become a better cook. I have three very picky people that I cook for so while I want to serve them something that tastes good, I also want it to be healthy. That's where Olive Vinegar in Downtown Rochester comes into the picture. I have to admit that I was super intimidated to even enter … [Read More...]

Commissioners pictured L to R, bottom/first row are:  David Bowman, Helaine M. Zack, Nancy L. Quarles, Board Vice Chairperson Jeff Matis, Board Chairperson Michael J. Gingell, Eileen T. Kowall, Shelley Goodman Taub, Marcia Gershenson.

Commissioners pictured L to R, middle/second row are: Thomas F. Middleton, Bob Hoffman, Christine A. Long, John A. Scott, Bill Dwyer, Robert Gosselin and Janet Jackson.

Commissioners pictured L to R, top/third row are: David Woodward, Michael Spisz, Hugh D. Crawford, Wade Fleming, Gary McGillivray and Philip J. Weipert.  

Photo credit: Julia Ruffin

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Take Oath of Office and Honors Local Talent and Serviceman

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the 2015-2016 Oakland County Board of Commissioners began their new session after being sworn-in by Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Brown in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Auditorium in Pontiac, Michigan. Family, friends, elected officials, and special local talent joined the commissioners … [Read More...]

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