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Theatre Company Says Goodbye to Longtime Director

Avondale Theatre Company Says Goodbye to Longtime Teacher, Mentor, and Theater Director The Avondale Theatre Company, Avondale High School’s award-winning drama troupe, is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the retirement of its longtime teacher and director Edmond Guay by bringing hundreds of past, present, and future onstage and backstage … [Read More...]

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at the Rochester Hills Public Library in August

Library's are More Than Just Books with Events Like the Solar Eclipse Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is leading a growing trend among libraries to offer adventure kits, mobile hot spots, and other non-traditional library materials along with standard book circulation.  “The Rochester Hills Public Library strives to be an educational … [Read More...]

Festival of the Hills at Borden Park June 28

Family Fun and Fireworks at Festival of the Hills June 28 at Borden Park This year's family friendly event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, with family games and live entertainment. Michigan's 2nd largest fireworks show will begin at 10:00 p.m. This event is located at Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI … [Read More...]

Perfect Weather for Annual Meals On Wheels 5K Race

Older Person's Commission (OPC) Annual Run/Walk for Meals Raises More Than $32,000 More than 600 people participated in the OPC 5K Run/Walk for Meals this year. The weather was perfect for walking, running, jogging and cheering on the racers. Over $32,000 was raised for Meals on Wheels, which provides daily meals for homebound seniors seven … [Read More...]

Grant to Benefit Minority STEM Students at Oakland University

Oakland University (OU) Professor Secures Third National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Work with Minorities in STEM Fields For the third time in less than a year, Oakland University Psychology Professor Martha Escobar has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation in support of her collaborative efforts with Tuskegee … [Read More...]

Rochester Community School Board Position Opens as Secretary Beth Talbert Resigns

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Secretary Beth Talbert. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The position of secretary will be filled by an existing … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Should Kids Be Expected to Give Hugs?

Dear Crabby, We got together with extended family for Father’s Day last Sunday and had a great time… until it was time to leave. As we were saying goodbye an uncle we rarely see wanted my young daughter to give him a hug and got upset when she politely refused. Should I force my kids to give hugs and kisses to family members? Thanks, Tammy … [Read More...]

Arts, Beats & Eats Festival Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Partnerships, Cultural Features, and Fitness Fun While summer is just getting started, organizers of the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival are well on their way to planning for the 20th anniversary edition. The Labor Day weekend event originated in Pontiac and is now held in … [Read More...]

Deadly Amphibian Disease Being Researched at Oakland University

OU Ecologist’s NSF Grant Supports Research into Deadly Amphibian Disease Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University (OU), has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on the effects of temperature variation on … [Read More...]

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