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Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils

Dealing with unexpected sickness, cuts, aches and pains is rarely something we plan for. So having an arsenal to battle it all is where a "medicine cabinet" comes in. But have you put much thought into just exactly what is in there? What is stashed away, waiting for you to desperately need it in a moment of crisis? Most of our medicine cabinets … [Read More...]

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Mayor Barnett files for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

Below is an email Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett sent to his supporters today. Dear Friend, Today I filed my paperwork to officially run for Michigan's 8th Congressional District. From the moment we launched our campaign, my wife Corrin and I have been overwhelmed by support from every corner of the district. We've been … [Read More...]

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Patterson declares Wednesday April 23 as “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County”

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has declared Wednesday, April 23 “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County” on behalf of the American Idol contestant from Farmington Hills, Mich. “Now that Jena Irene is in the top six, every vote counts - we want to help our hometown contestant make it to the finals,” Patterson said. … [Read More...]

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Elected Officials and Community Leaders give support to Michael Webber’s State Representative campaign

Michael Webber, who has served as Vice President of the Rochester Hills City Council for over two years and has served on the council for over six years, announced today community and elected official support for his Republican candidacy for State Representative from the 45th House District. The district – which is currently represented by term … [Read More...]

Mayor Jeffrey Cuthbertson and Ethel Stepnitz of the City Beautiful Commission. 

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Rochester named ‘Tree City USA’ community by the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced that the city of Rochester was named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the first time Rochester has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. “We are pleased to have … [Read More...]


Rep. McMillin to turn in signatures for congressional run

Today, Monday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m., Representative Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) will turn in signatures to officially run for U.S. Congress for the 8th Congressional District at the Michigan Secretary of State Bureau of Elections office at 430 West Allegan in Lansing. … [Read More...]

Bishop Announce Run for U.S. Congress 8th District

Conservative Leader Mike Bishop Joins Congressional Race

Bishop for Congress Mike Bishop announced his run for U.S. Congress on April 2. He hopes to win the 8th District seat currently held by Mike Rogers. Rogers is not seeking re-election. Bishop tells the residents he wants to fix Washington and cut federal spending. His message also stated his reason for launching the campaign comes from his … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, Help me with my Jack Russell Terrier, please!

Dear Crabby, We have a small Jack Russell Terrier and he is very hyper. He growls and barks at everyone, but does not actually bite anyone. I am afraid to leave him out when we have guests, but I feel worse locking him up every time. So far we have settled on not having guests over anymore. There must be a better way! What do you … [Read More...]

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Spring Apple Cider at Yates

Landmark Cider Mill Opens on Tax Day The late start to spring, a dusting of snow, and cleaning up the yard might remind you of last November – so you had better go to the cider mill too. Yates Cider Mill opened Tuesday for a spring pressing. Occasionally, Michigan apple growers have a surplus of apples in cold storage that allow cider mills to … [Read More...]

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