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Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project

Teamwork Cleans Up Creek

The Paint Creek is one of the few remaining coldwater-designated trout streams in southeast Michigan, and it’s a popular spot for fly-fishing enthusiasts. To protect, enhance and promote the natural resource, the Clinton River Watershed Council has teamed with several organizations to create the Clinton River Coldwater Conservation … [Read More...]

Club member Susan Gerrits with scholarship winner Chloe Schulz and her science teacher Brian Trudeau

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in … [Read More...]

Gilbert Drops Out, Hands Bishop a Win

Melissa Gilbert Drops Out of Michigan Congressional Race

The childhood star who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie” says she’s “physically unable” to continue campaign. “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert said Tuesday she is dropping out of her congressional race, a move that makes first-term U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, a shoo-in for … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby Gives Advice

Dear Crabby, Did You Hear the Cats Won?

Dear Crabby, Did you hear Rochester City Council backtracked their stance on the cat ordinance you wrote about last week? Sincerely, Public Comment   Dear Public Comment, Well yes I did. Readers can refresh their memories here by taking a look at last week's column. Fortunately, for the cats and their owners, a couple of … [Read More...]

Judge Warren Honors Memorial Day

Skip the Sales and Pancakes this Memorial Day and Honor the Sacred Dead Instead

Commentary on Memorial Day, by Judge Michael Warren I love pancakes, especially at the International House of Pancakes. However, when I sat down recently at my friendly neighborhood IHOP, I was barraged at the table with the message that I should "celebrate Memorial Day" by buying red, white and blue pancakes. My stomach ached instead of … [Read More...]

Women's Alliance representative, Torri Mathes and Women’s Fund Board Member, Maria Trahan

The Women’s Fund Present Grant to the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County

The Women’s Fund provided the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County with a $750.00 grant for their recent “Business Protocols for Success” event The grant will assist an innovative training program designed to help women at all stages of their career excel in the professional world. The check was presented to Women's Alliance … [Read More...]

Deerfield Elementary student concentrates on jumping rope to raise money for the American Heart Association

Jump Rope Event Raises Money for the American Heart Association

Avondale School District annual Jump Rope for Heart events raise almost $34,000 More than 1500 Avondale School District elementary students helped raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association (AHA) during the District’s annual Jump Rope for Heart events this school year. The district’s four elementary schools, Auburn … [Read More...]

Where the Trails Meet

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester

Where the Trails Meet Rochester has been named a 2015 Nationally Certified Main Street Community, which emphasizes historic preservation. Finding a balance between the needs of residents, businesses and visitors in the historical downtown area can be challenging. Rochester has adapted to many changes since 1817 and is now at the heart of an … [Read More...]

Brookland School 2016 - photo by Deborah J. Larsen

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it … [Read More...]

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