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Dear Crabby, Wedding Dinner on You?

Dear Crabby, We’ve been invited to a wedding with a cash reception, where guests are expected to pay for their own meals, have you ever heard of this? Sincerely, Chip Inornot Dear Chip, Great—another wedding question—it’s not your fault, people continue to amaze us with unusual antics revolving around the happiest day of their … [Read More...]

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Crittenton Hospital and Ascension Health Michigan Agreement Finalized

Back in February, Rochester Media reported that "The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees selected Ascension Health Michigan to be the new owner of the hospital pending a six-month due diligence and strategic planning process to work out the details of the transaction." As of today, Crittenton is officially part of Ascension … [Read More...]

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Calling All Designers for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of the Trees

Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 20-22. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. New to the event this year are centerpieces and … [Read More...]

Slow Roll Detroit, A Group Bicycle Ride every Monday

Slow Roll Detroit, Group Bicycle Ride on Mondays

What it is? Slow Roll Detroit is Michigan’s largest weekly bike ride with over 3,000 riders each week. Roughly, from the beginning of April until the end of October, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels take to the streets of Detroit, most Monday evenings. Everyone is welcome to participate with the slow pace to provide a safe and … [Read More...]

Out of the Darkness Walk

Suicide Prevention Walk at Stony Creek Metropark

North Oakland/Rochester/Shelby Walk Part of the Out of the Darkness Walks Program These walks are the signature events of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, How Do I Tell Telemarketers to Take a Hike?

Dear Crabby, The other night I was sitting down to a nice meal with my family and the phone rang. Normally we let the machine get it, but I was expecting an important call, so I answered it. Of course, it turned out to be a telemarketer. Any suggestions on how I can get them to buzz off? Thanks, Ned Annoyed Dear Mr. Annoyed, Sure – … [Read More...]

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Witness the “Trial of the Century” with Avon Players’ ‘Parade’

Stirring musical explores a dramatic chapter from American history One hundred years after the story’s shocking conclusion, Avon Players presents the emotional and haunting musical Parade. With a soaring score by Jason Robert Brown and a gripping true story, Parade runs September 11-26. Based on historical events, Parade tells the … [Read More...]

2013 Michigan Renaissance Festival Returns - photo by Michael Dwyer

Huzzah! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival Begins

The Annual Festival Returns! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival once again sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is … [Read More...]

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Tienken: A Road Divided

In less than three weeks, Rochester Community School students will be returning to their classrooms and the construction around many of the schools will still be underway. While the construction is sorely needed, especially on the well-traveled Tienken, it has proven to be a source of frustration for many. Last week Fairview Farms resident Linda … [Read More...]

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