Stonewall Pumpkin Festival lights up the Rochester Hills Museum

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 10-4 p.m. The major sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed the 1,100 pumpkins lit last year! Activities during the day include make-and-take art projects with the … [Read more...]

Rochester PD holds fundraiser for family of Patrick O’Rourke

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It was reported by WXYZ.com that Officer O'Rourke was with four fellow West Bloomfield Police Officers who responded to a call of shots fired at a house at 10:10 p.m. Sunday. A gunshot through a bedroom door killed O'Rourke. It was fired by 50-year-old Ricky Coley who later took his own life. Coley was going through personal, legal and financial troubles and was being evicted from the family's house. A mass for her husband is set for Friday at St. John's Catholic Church in … [Read more...]

Vermont Anytime of Year

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Vermont, Anyone? What do you think of when you think about the state of Vermont? Do you think of teddy bears, covered bridges, or maple sugar? Well, that is what I thought of before my journey to the small state squeezed in between New York and New Hampshire. Sure, they make those teddy bears for every occasion, covered bridges are numerous and only the best maple sugar comes from Vermont. However, I found much more in this mountainous, green region in the Northeast – I found Vermonters and … [Read more...]

Spotlight on the Specialists: Susan Taggart, birth doula, childbirth educator and hypnobirthing specialist

Birth Doula Susan Taggart of Rochester says empowering women through an informed, guided and relaxed birthing experience is what drives her to teach more expecting mothers each year.

Welcome to Spotlight on the Specialists, a series of profiles on some of our most intriguing hometown healthy leaders. In an effort to connect with the Rochester and Rochester Hills community on a new and healthful level, we have set out to find some of the best, the most unique or quirky and the more underreported medical professionals in the area. Our hope is to uncover some helpful facts about our neighbors and inform you, our readers, of what a doula, a biostatistician or even a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Deal with Salesmen?

Dear Crabby, I am usually pretty good at relating to people, but it all goes haywire when people come to my door trying to sell me something. Is there a good way to handle this? What have you found that works really well? Sincerely, Jane TooNice Dear Ms. TooNice, I absolutely do have a good way of handling this! As soon as I open the door and they say they are here to sell me something, I say “No, thank you!” and I slam the door. The “thank you” part was added courtesy of Mrs. … [Read more...]

Sass in the City goes Pink!

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Grab Your Best Girlfriends.  Dress to Impress.  Shop ‘til You Drop. Fall Girls’ Night Out is back!  On Thursday, October 4, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., ladies are going glam for Sass in the City! In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re asking ladies to not only go GLAM, but PINK, too. Wear your favorite pink top, shoes or dress to show your support! “Girls’ Night Out is a perennial favorite in Rochester,” said Stephanie Schwager, Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]

Novice Brooksie Way Half Marathoner races for 3-year-old family member

Julianne stands with her cousin, Valerie Weeks and 3-year-old Cecylia.

By Jen Bucciarelli Training for a half marathon is no small feat, but Julianne Reyes of Rochester said finding inspiration and motivation for the upcoming 13.1-mile journey was easy. Three-year-old Cecylia Weeks, who has been fighting Wilm’s cancer since July, is the source of inspiration who gets Reyes through each run and will push her to the Brooksie Way finish line on Sunday, Sept. 30. Reyes knew she would run for her second cousin after hearing what she described as a moving … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioner Beth Nuccio Seeks a Citizen to Serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council

Oakland County Commissioner Beth Nuccio seeks one senior citizen or a resident interested in senior issues to serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council. The Senior Advisory Council focuses on issues specific to senior citizens in Oakland County. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council’s primary purpose is to advise the County Executive on the needs and services required by the elderly and to point out gaps in the elderly network. The Council meets on the third Monday of each … [Read more...]

Warm up with great activities this winter at the Rochester Hills Public Library

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...]

Road Commission seeking part-time snowplow drivers

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire 30 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff more than 27 percent in the last five years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service … [Read more...]