Archives for May 2012

Get Ready for Some “Good, Green Fun!”

"Good, Green Fun" is in order when the seventh annual Green Living Festival kicks off the first weekend of summer, June 22-24 in downtown Rochester. The event is one of the largest green/wellness events on the planet, bringing together tens of thousands of people to discover and enjoy earth-friendly and healthy living products, services and programs. Featuring more than 200 exhibits and dozens of presentations along with a food court, parade, Party for the Planet and more, the event … [Read more...]

Come Have “Tons” of Fun!

Kids! Parents! Truck enthusiasts! Come and join us for this spectacular free event, Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at Borden Park! You know your child loves trucks. You see them on the streets. You see them hard at work. Now come and see them close up! You can climb inside a cool dump truck, steer a bulldozer, an excavator and see what it’s like inside a real fire truck! There will be TONS of construction vehicles, fire trucks, police vehicles and more! All will be on display for you … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Annual Garden Walk

A formal garden overlooking the natural landscape of Paint Creek is among seven gardens featured on the 13th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk June 21, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Co-sponsored by the Rochester Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, this year’s walk features gardens from small downtown gardens to large country lots in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, I Need Help Matching My Clothes!

Dear Crabby, My wife is always complaining that I don't match when I get dressed. Is it foolish that a grown man cannot get dressed without his wife's help these days? Sincerely, Max MisMatch Dear Mr. MisMatch, If I had a nickel for every fella that told me his wife didn't approve of his outfit - well, I'd have a bunch of nickels for sure!  I think God intentionally mixed up men's matching abilities so that women would have something to entertain themselves with.  It's just one of … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber Presents “Safety Town”

Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees' “Safety Town” program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. In its 34th year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce childhood injury by introducing four-, five- and six-year-old children to basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. Registrations will be accepted until all available slots are filled, or until the deadline of … [Read more...]

City reminds Hills residents of watering restrictions

Rochester Hills residents: Do you know that the time of day you water your lawn has an impact on the city’s water rates? The city purchases wholesale water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. DWSD determines wholesale water rates to suburban communities on an annual basis based on estimated revenue requirements for the upcoming season and based on each community’s usage requirements. The rate to each community is based on the following main factors: Distance from the water … [Read more...]

Dreams, partners help museum grow

These are exciting times for the tiny Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms. Despite an economic downturn that has forced it to cut staffing and share its space with the city’s environmental education center, the museum is growing and busier than ever. Its most recent effort, the restoration of the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse, has been honored by the city’s Historic District Commission with the 2012 Earl Borden Award for historic preservation. The next big project, the restoration and … [Read more...]

Rochester issues boil water alert for east area

The city of Rochester announced Tuesday that it has experienced a loss of water pressure from its primary supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, which has caused disruption of service to residents in the east side of the city (east of Letica Drive, and including Village Green Apartments and Churchill Circle). Residents in the affected area began reporting low pressure today at approximately noon. Department of Public Works personnel responded and were able to identify that the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Spring Cleaning?

Dear Crabby, Every year my husband and I get into a big fight about spring cleaning. He wants to throw everything out, and I want to look through it all to make sure we can't still use it somehow. We both hate that time of year because we never agree on how to go about it. Have you come up with anything that worked for you and the missus? Sincerely, Patty Packrat Dear Ms. Packrat, Ah yes, the sweet memories of spring cleanup are still fresh in my mind. It was much worse when the kids … [Read more...]

Digging Up Bones in Downtown Rochester!

Word on the street today was that the construction crews tearing up Main Street in Downtown Rochester found some bones. While digging in front of Gus O'Connors Pub they uncovered an old well and near it some animal bones. We were told that MDOT called in some Archaeologists to investigate and examine the find. Reports came back that these bones were not prehistoric, but probably a small animal like a dog or a sheep. The history that is uncovered is being seen for the first time in decades, so … [Read more...]