Huntington Ford helps area youth with a head start in college

Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has partnered with Oakland University to establish a scholarship for an incoming freshman from one of four Rochester area high schools – Adams, Stoney Creek, Rochester or Avondale. The scholarship will support an OU student with a four-year renewable award to be applied toward the cost of tuition. In addition to good citizenship, candidates must demonstrate financial need, a passion for a particular subject matter or extracurricular activity and … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do I always have to agree with my wife?

Dear Crabby, My wife and I do not always agree on everything and I feel guilty about that.  Do you think that men always need to agree with their wives, or is it alright to have differing opinions? Sincerely, Guy Youngman Dear Mr. Youngman, I could save us all a lot of time and grief by simply saying "YES!"  But, I will elaborate and use examples from my past as that appears to be what people enjoy from me. I can think of a few times that Mrs. Crabby and I did not see totally eye … [Read more...]

Local Cider Mills Open Despite Poor Apple Crop

Yates Cider Mill  - photo by Michael Dwyer

Poor Apple Crop Despite the poor apple crop here in Michigan, local cider mills open for the fall season. The early heat wave followed by a frost resulted in the apple crop being down by 90 percent. The Michigan Apple Committee states it’s “the largest apple crop loss since the 1940s.” Yates Cider Mill Yates Cider Mill, a well known landmark, opened mid-August and plans to “have cider all season,” according to Katie Titus, owner. Yates is “Buying as many Michigan apples as … [Read more...]

Youth Hope Fest – Battle Against Teen Suicide

In response to the tragic teen suicides in Lake Orion, Oakland Christian Church (OCC) will host Youth Hope Fest September 9, 2012; doors open at 4:30 p.m. “We are on the front lines with these local students who are going back to school after last year’s tragedies,” says OCC’s Pastor Dominic Russo. “We want the teens to know they have us in their corner, that we are here to support them and walk with them through these times. They have done a stellar job getting to this side of the … [Read more...]

Baseball Talk

Rick Ferrell, knuckleball catcher

Kerrie Ferrell will give an entertaining PowerPoint presentation that chronicles the ‘64 year major league career of her father, Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell (1905-’95) on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Kerrie will discuss her book, Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher: A Hall of Famer’s Life Behind the Plate and the Front Office, that forms the basis of the program. Learn how baseball has impacted American twentieth century social and economic … [Read more...]

Coney Detroit

Coney Detroit cover

Authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm will discuss their book Coney Detroit at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Detroit is the world capital of the coney island hot dog—a natural-casing hot dog topped with an all-meat beanless chili, chopped white onions, and yellow mustard. In Coney Detroit, authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm investigate all aspects of the beloved regional delicacy, which was created by Greek immigrants in the early 1900s. Coney … [Read more...]

Great Fall Events Coming to the RHPL

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library.  All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library.  Registration is online. Each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. Confirmation numbers are required at the door. See the Schedule of Events on our website at … [Read more...]

Rochester Newcomers and Neighbors Club General Meeting

New to the neighborhood? Then join us our Fall general meeting held on September 24th, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester. Come out and meet our current members and board members with the opportunity of making new acquaintances. Hear what our club has to offer which includes, but not limited to the following groups: Members on the Go Pub Nights Mom & Tots Let's do Lunch Queen Cuisine Bunco That night we will also be hosting guest … [Read more...]

Is OPC spat over?

The Rochester Older Persons Commission’s 2013 budget was approved unanimously by Rochester City Council Monday, apparently bringing to an end more than a year of wrangling over OPC oversight. The vote was unanimous, although Councilwoman Kim Russell abstained since her mother is the OPC’s executive director, Marye Miller. Council never approved the OPC’s 2012 budget and sought an opinion from Attorney General Bill Schuette as to whether OPC may have violated state law by continuing … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you recommend a wedding planner?

Dear Crabby, We're getting married this year and are just getting started with planning our wedding. I heard that many people use wedding planners these days and wondered what your experience was with that. Do you think they are worth their expense? Sincerely, Hope Fully Dear Ms. Fully, Well, in my day the wedding planner was called the bride-to-be! Mrs. Crabby planned every part of our wedding, right down to the last detail. Having a Polish Catholic background, Mrs. Crabby had over … [Read more...]