Archives for October 2012

Dear Crabby, Should I Be Scared of the Dentist?

Dear Crabby, I don't know why, but I have always been afraid of the dentist. I'm an adult now and I know it's silly, but I still get anxious. Is there a solution for this? Have you dealt with this fear before? Sincerely,  I.M. Fraid Dear I.M. Fraid, My best advice for your situation is to get over it!  I know that sounds rough, but hey, they call me "Dear Crabby," not "Dear Cuddly."  I have not dealt with a fear of the dentist myself, but my son was always a bit anxious on his … [Read more...]

Record Numbers at the 2012 Rochester Writers Conference

Success, Five Years in a Row The 2012 Rochester Writers’ Conference has had more attendees every year since it began in 2008. Originally held at Rochester College, organizers moved the event to Oakland University in 2010. Attendees, presenters and volunteers made up the 100 plus writers networking at the one-day conference on October 20th. “I really enjoyed it all,” states Vicki Wilke, returning attendee, “I learned a lot from Lisa Howard, the keynote (Stan Williams), Christine Rhein and … [Read more...]

Redefining the future of medicine: Second year of home visit program kicks off for nursing and med students, needs volunteers

Mary Paquin didn’t know who Beth Anne Sutton was when she answered her call a year ago. But within a few minutes, Paquin had agreed to help redefine the future practice of medicine—whether she knew it or not. The courtesy of personality Students of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the School of Nursing are redefining the future practice of medicine through a home visiting program dubbed Partners in Care. The program aims to strengthen communication skills … [Read more...]

European Waterways: Legends & History from Amsterdam to Vienna

Experience the visual history and legends from Amsterdam to Vienna on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library.  Al Eicher will take you on an adventure in European history that begins in Amsterdam with a Canal Tour of the city. Our river boat “The River Melody” will be your floating hotel and dining room for this 15 day journey. We visit 23 cities and villages along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The adventure recorded in the High Definition television format … [Read more...]

“Seussical” comes to Rochester College

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant. A person's a person, no matter how small!" Rochester College’s theatre department will present Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza over two weekends in November. One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical, by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Eric Idle, brings to life everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and Jojo, a little boy … [Read more...]

Museum presents the back story of D-Day

The Normandy Invasion – June 6, 1944, produced many heroes and led to the downfall of the Nazis in Europe. The invasion was a success due to the bravery of soldiers, the leadership of officers and the military might of the allies. However, there were other heroes as well. The code-breakers and the XX Committee kept Hitler and his leadership confused about where the invasion would occur. In honor of Veterans Day, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will present The Spies of D-Day … [Read more...]

RHS presents Legally Blonde

The Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students (R.A.T.S) will present Legally Blonde the Musical at Rochester High School Nov. 15-17. Performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 17. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for the Saturday Matinee. For tickets contact or 248-726-5400. … [Read more...]

Rochester Chamber honors success

A stellar list of greater Rochester’s leaders in business, philanthropy, education and government was honored Oct. 25 by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. The largest crowd yet, 500 people, gathered for the sixth annual Sunrise Pinnacle Awards breakfast at the Royal Park Hotel. Channel 7 anchorman Dave LewAllen was the emcee.  In addition to their awards, each winner received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Gary Peters in appreciation of … [Read more...]

Coveting and Christian Compassion

Op-Ed by Dr. Eric Herfert, D.C. Choosing Destruction or Choosing Freedom "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Exodus 20:17 "…Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." 1 Samuel 8:6) Most of us would be very disturbed by images of an individual, setting him or herself on fire, regardless what the motivation is. When … [Read more...]

Halloween Costume Stores in Rochester

Halloween Costumes used to be Scary Children used to imitate scary creatures from film and legend, such as vampires, ghosts, werewolves or the Frankenstein monster. Nowadays, kids choose to be the latest trend, superhero, or pop star – still a result of the media culture – but not so frightening. Hot Costumes this Year Morphsuits are huge. Made popular at sporting events, these colorful body suits have evolved. Some inflate; others look like skeletons, but most are stretchy bodysuits of … [Read more...]