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Dear Crabby, How Long Will the Shutdown Last?

Dear Crabby, How Long Will the Shutdown Last? Super Curious George   Dear George, I'm an advice columnist, not a psychic, but I'll give it a go. As most of know by now, this is now the longest government shutdown American has dealt with. This is President Trump's second shutdown. The first one (three days) was one of the shortest … [Read More...]

Community Events Honor the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) is hosting two events to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The events are free and open to the public; however registration is required. Community members, families, staff and high school students are invited to attend a presentation with Delma Jackson on January 21 from 9 – 11:30 a.m., and … [Read More...]

Anthropologist Shares Details of Her Recent Book Project

On Tuesday, January 22, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Dr. Marcy Hessling O’Neil to talk about her special project, Books that Bind. What began as a small community organization in the spring of 2017 has now become a project with more than 80 participants from ages 3-85. Books that Bind is a team of community members from … [Read More...]

Clarinetist Franklin Cohen Joins Aeolus Quartet to Perform at Oakland University

Oakland University to Welcome Aeolus Quartet and Clarinetist Franklin Cohen for January 20 Concert The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University … [Read More...]

Fire & Ice Festival Goes on With or Without Snow

The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester is on for January 18-20, no matter what the weather, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today during a news conference. The Fire & Ice Committee, Oakland County Parks & Recreation, City of Rochester, and Downtown Rochester will bring in a zip line and other warmer weather … [Read More...]

Rosie the Riveter and the Rosies at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Donnaleen Lanktree of the American Rosie the Riveter Association on Thursday, January 17 to tell the stories of several influential “Rosies” she has met throughout the years. An icon of WWII, Rosie the Riveter represents the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war. Today, she … [Read More...]

Family Friendly Reptile Fun

Rochester Hills Hosts Reptile Roundup Families will have an opportunity to be face to face with some of our reptilian friends at the city's newest event, Reptile Roundup. This hands-on program is scheduled for January 19 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Jeff Peck, Owner of Suburban Jungle Rescue … [Read More...]

Freezing Mad Science in Oakland Township

Oakland Township Invites Children Ages 3-5 Years Old to Come Out and Experiment with Ice Freezing Mad Science for 3-5 Years Old With winter breathing its frigid air across the ponds and streams, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation has noticed them turning solid. They are not one to ignore nature’s cues so they will be holding a program for … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Is it Inconsiderate to Take Your Groceries to the Coffee Line at the Grocery Store?

Dear Crabby, I was out at a grocery store at lunch the other day, to get some lunch stuff for the rest of the week. I decided I should get myself a coffee as a treat. I ordered my coffee and was rung up for the coffee and about 6 frozen lunch meals, and paid. After I was done, and I was standing by waiting for my coffee, the man behind me was … [Read More...]

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