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Spring Cider, Fresh at Yates

Once again Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills has opened for a spring pressing of fresh apple cider. Open for cider and donuts from April 15 (Tax Day) until May 10 (Mother's Day). Four full weekends to enjoy the tasty treat that usually is only available in the fall. Also opening with the spring pressing is The Ice Cream Shoppe, with cool … [Read More...]

Warren Brown is the new Oakland Township Manager

Oakland Township has a New Manager

On March 16, 2015, Warren Brown started his first day as Township Manager for Oakland Township. He replaces Ann Capela—previous Township Manager of two years—who resigned in September of last year. The Township Board of Trustees had narrowed their search to three candidates in January. Warren Brown, Michael Rogers, and Darrell Fecho were in … [Read More...]


Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Rochester Soccer Club

Rochester Soccer Club invites all Rochester Soccer Club (RSC) families and community members to participate in a family celebration to kick off the new RSC Field Complex at 3200 Dutton Road in Auburn Hills on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This first-time family celebration promises to be great fun as families, teams, coaches, players and … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, Should I Let My Teenager Go on a Senior Trip?

Dear Crabby, My teenage daughter wants to go on her school’s senior trip. She says it’s a rite of passage and the last time she’ll get to be with her friends before they head off in different directions. I think it sounds like a big expense and a chance to get in trouble. What would you do? Thanks, Dave Doubtful Dear Dave … [Read More...]

Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson Monday at the 2015 State of City Rochester Address - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester State of the City 2015 VIDEO

The City of Rochester has released the official video of the 2015 State of the City address held at the Royal Park Hotel on Monday, March 30. Tom Daldin, host of the PBS program Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening. Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson outlined the past, present and future of Rochester based on where the … [Read More...]


Celebrate National Library Week 2015

This week, the Rochester Hills Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within … [Read More...]

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Dear Crabby, What’s So Great About Michigan?

Dear Crabby, I’m planning my summer vacation and want to visit some new places. A friend suggested I look at Michigan, but I recently heard Madonna badmouth her former home state. Is visiting Michigan worth spending my hard-earned money and vacation time? Thanks, Wendy Wanderer Dear Wendy Wanderer, Yep. It’s true. Madonna probably … [Read More...]

The First Field & Stream Store in Michigan Opened in March at the Oakland Mall - photo by Michael Dwyer

Field & Stream Opens First Store in Michigan

For Those Who Love the Outdoors The first Michigan Field & Stream Specialty Store opened in Troy in early March. They hosted a large four-day grand opening to celebrate the eleventh store nationwide to the Oakland Mall location. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, March 26. Field & Stream, a specialty retail … [Read More...]


Moving Madness Part 2

My family and I recently moved into our new home. I was determined not to repeat the same mistakes I did with our last move and overall, this experience was much better. I had a better plan, put a few good ideas into action, but I still made some mistakes. Here's what I did right and here's what I learned: Pack Early The first thing I did … [Read More...]

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