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The Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall - photo by Michael Dwyer

Teddy Bear Hide-and-Seek at Meadow Brook Hall

Meadow Brook’s 44th Annual Holiday Walk Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays featuring special exhibits celebrating the era of etiquette and the art of gracious living. After the tour, follow the path to Knole Cottage for a storybook adventure, then enjoy treasure and treats at Danny’s Cabin. Kids can also … [Read More...]


Dear Crabby, How do the NFL Teams get their Names?

Dear Crabby, The Detroit Lions have never really been King of the Jungle; And it got me wondering, just how do the NFL teams get their names? Sincerely, Nick Namers   Dear Mr. Namers, Ah, nicknames for the football teams. Well, I'm so old I actually remember how most of the football teams of the NFL (National Football League) … [Read More...]

Get on board with this year's model train exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November … [Read More...]


Greens Market is a Favorite Rochester Destination

The Greens Market has been in operation every year since 1946 and this year, it promises to be better than ever. Between four and five hundred people shop at the marketplace each year, and many are return customers. “We see familiar faces, friends and family each year”, said Pat Hambleton, Greens Market co-chair. “Our club members really look … [Read More...]


Dear Crabby, Are fewer stores open this Thanksgiving?

Dear Crabby, I hear fewer stores are opening on Thanksgiving this year, is this true, are we getting back to the way things used to be? Sincerely, Traditional Girl   Dear Traditional Girl, If only, we could get back to the way things used to be. Seems things change quickly in the wrong direction and slowly in the right ones. … [Read More...]

L. Brooks Patterson

Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urged Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman to discontinue her support of housing Syrian refugees in buildings owned by Live In Pontiac LLC and Pontiac Community Investment LLC in a letter he sent to her office today (pictured below). Patterson cited the lax immigration policies of the federal government and … [Read More...]

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Cultivating Gratitude

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, we begin to plan out our holiday weekends. If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, then you're collecting recipes, planning your schedule of what to cook and when, you're assigning family members their dishes to bring to dinner and creating your shopping list. If you're a Black Friday shopper, then … [Read More...]

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The Big, Bright Light Show Celebrates 10 years of Memories!

Brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in Downtown Rochester will be covered in more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light which will be lit nightly, November 23 through Jan. 3, 2016, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The Big, Bright Light Show will debut on Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. … [Read More...]

Drum Circle

JC’s Drum and Music Academy Hosts Yearly Percussion Day

Experience the joys of drumming at JC’s Drum and Music Academy on Sunday, November 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. as they showcase their fall KidzRock classes, followed by their Annual Percussion Day Event. The best part? It’s all FREE! Kidzrock is a national program that introduces 4 to 7-year-old students to music. Students rotate on the three most … [Read More...]

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