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Dear Crabby, When Did Selling Lemonade Become a Crime?

Dear Crabby, Whew. It looks like summer has finally found us. I have so many fond memories of playing with the neighborhood kids from daylight to dusk. You know, running through sprinklers, playing tag, and not so patiently waiting for the ice cream truck to arrive. That’s why I was so surprised to learn that kids today apparently can’t have … [Read More...]

New Community Crowdfunding Event in Downtown Rochester

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce the debut of its new program, Mics & Mac. Mics & Mac is a crowdfunding event designed to empower local kids (ages 10-18) and enrich the Rochester community with their creative ideas. From art, events, placemaking and more, all ideas are welcome and … [Read More...]

The History of Brooklands

The "Brooklands" have a Long History with Big Changes Coming The Brooklands area in southeastern Rochester Hills is undergoing a makeover project this summer. The Auburn Corridor Plan seeks to attract new investment in Brooklands by improving traffic flow, parking, pedestrian and bicycle paths, landscaping, neighborhood amenities and curb appeal … [Read More...]

Meadow Brook Hall Summer Events

Summer is Here at the Great Estate Now that temperatures are soaring and children are getting out of school, summer has officially begun at Meadow Brook Hall. Touring of this 88,000-square-foot mansion is available daily, with three options: General House Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour and Walking Estate Tour. Summer also means popular community … [Read More...]

Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Dan Kiefer, the visionary for the 16-mile Clinton River Trail (CRT), celebrated the CRT's 15th anniversary with Friends of the Clinton River Trail board member Judy Gordon and chair Melinda Hill at a party May 22 at the River Crest in Rochester Hills. A standing-room only audience heard keynote speaker Dennis Pace share ways the trail can bolster … [Read More...]

Fashion Show Helps Neighbors in Need

The Neighborhood House Fashion Show Raised over $12,000 for Neighbors in Need Neighborhood House hosted their 2nd Fashion Show in May. The event promoted the services Neighborhood House provides, while showcasing clothing from the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet and Sole Sisters. Each model talked about their role in Neighborhood House or … [Read More...]

Oakland University Alumna Helps Professionals Return to Workforce

Oakland University (OU) Alumna Helps Professionals Return to Workforce through Gm’s ‘Take 2’ Program Kristen Siemen — an alumna of Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science — has been overseeing a program through General Motors (GM) that provides training and development opportunities for men and women returning to the … [Read More...]

Dancin’ in the Street July 12

There will be some swingin’ and swayin’ in Downtown Rochester on July 12 at Dancin’ in the Street. Dancin’ in the Street will kick off on Friday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy live music featuring the band SpaceCat as well as, a TasteFest from local Rochester eateries and more. "We love being a part of the Downtown … [Read More...]

Summer Indie Author Book Festival

Summer Indie Author Book Festival Sponsored by Pages Promotions, LLC BookFest Location Event runs June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the The Hilton Garden Inn, and is located at 200 Wilshire Drive, Troy, MI 48084. It's just a stone's throw from I-75, with easy on/off access. The Hilton Garden Inn is a wheelchair accessible, non-smoking … [Read More...]

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