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REVIEW: Oakland University’s ‘A Chorus Line’ Hits the Mark with Hope, Heart, and High Kicks

When I first learned the next production from the Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance would be A Chorus Line, my interest was piqued. Since the Varner Studio Theatre is such an intimate setting, I was curious to see how they were going to pull off such an ambitious piece of American musical theatre. The answer? … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Do you Think Grocery Stores Should Ask you to Give at the Register?

Dear Crabby, Do you Think Grocery Stores Should Ask you to Give at the Register? Sincerely, Joe Givings Dear Joe, Why on earth do grocery stores and other retail outlets ask you give to charity at the register - because it works - it's a great place to guilt you into making a donation. Because of my high profile in the Rochester Area, I … [Read More...]

Adopt-A-Trail Program Open for Paint Creek Trail

Kickoff on April 22 Three students from Girl Scout Troop #43155 at Van Hoosen Middle School have developed an “Adopt-A-Trail” program for the Paint Creek Trail to earn their Silver Award. As part of the project, four sections of the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion will be adopted by individuals, groups, or businesses. Each group … [Read More...]

Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits

Avondale School District Partners with Meemic Insurance Company to Offer Workforce Development Program for Students: Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits Avondale School District and Meemic Insurance Company today announced a new partnership to create the Avondale/Meemic Insurance Institute for high school … [Read More...]

The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency

Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks at Oakland University April 13 Tickets are now available for Oakland University’s 2017 Varner Vitality Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin will present her talk “How Did We Get Here: The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented … [Read More...]

iPhone, You Phone, the Police Answer in Rochester Hills

Larceny by Conversion / Fraud involving iPhones, Neighbors, and the Police in Rochester Hills Deputies responded to the 3000 block of S. Rochester Rd. (Sprint Store) for a fraud report. Deputies spoke to the complainant who stated that a package containing 2 iPhone 7s had been delivered to her home address. The complainant stated that she had … [Read More...]

Literacy Summit for Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools is hosting a literacy summit on Wednesday, March 22, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the media center at Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills. The purpose of the summit is to share information regarding current research and best practices in literacy and promote dialogue between community … [Read More...]

Patterson Appoints First Woman to Lead Health and Human Services

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Kathleen Forzley to be the next director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Forzley will be the first woman to lead the department which oversees the county’s Health Division, Homeland Security Division, and Children’s Village. She will replace George Miller who retires April … [Read More...]

Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle … [Read More...]

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