New Years Eve in Rochester Hills

New Year's Eve Rochester Events As found on Zvents.com New Years Eve at Marriott ... HOSTED BY: Jay Towers, Mike Anthony, Bryan Chin, Matt Aubrey, Eric Alan Lenz, Zois Bricolas, George Stager III Fresh 100.3, NYEdetroit, The Social Connection LOCATION: The Excl Monday, Dec 31 9:00p The Marriott Centerpoint ..., Pontiac performing arts The Mega 80'S New Year's Eve Bash Monday, Dec 31 8:00p Magic Bag, Ferndale other New Year's Eve Showdown Monday, Dec 31 8:00p Go Comedy! Improv Theater, … [Read more...]

Winter Arrives, Ski Resorts Open

Learning to Ski and Snowboard at Pine Knob - photo by Michael Dwyer

First Day of Winter Winter seemed to wait until December 21 (the official first day on the calendar) to arrive with a dusting of snow. Now, just past Christmas it certainly has reminded Southeast Michigan of what time year it is – Ski Season! Last winter had above average temperatures and very little natural snowfall. Due to cutting edge snowmaking capabilities, most of the area ski resorts were open with good conditions. However, skiers and boarders spent less time on the slopes. Ski … [Read more...]

Let’s Get This New Year’s Party Started!

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Hey, Mr. DJ! It’s time to put a “record” on and dance the night way. And while you definitely want to Celebrate good times, c’mon, to Party like it’s 1999 is so 13 years ago. But thanks to iTunes, iPods, and pretty much i-Anything, you can be your own DJ. So this New Year’s Eve get ready to give your playlist a shuffle with some of these fresh beats! Earworms Don’t worry. It’s not as bad as it sounds. Every year Merriam-Webster releases a list of new words being added … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should We Get a Puppy?

Dear Crabby, My kids keep begging me for a puppy. Problem is they go to school all day, my husband works, and I'll be the one to take care of it full-time. That means I'll be the one taking it outside in the wet dreary weather, drying muddy paws, and cleaning up after it. I need a creative solution. Do you have any advice? Sincerely, Tina Tucker-Dout Dear Mrs. Tucker-Dout, If your solutions are anything like Mrs. Crabby's, it will involve you putting the dog in the garage or … [Read more...]

Grant will help fund Clinton River Trail crossing

The Friends of the Clinton River Trail have received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant, along with other donations raised by the Friends, will be used to install a high-Intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon where the Clinton River Trail crosses Orchard Lake Road in the City of Sylvan Lake. The Clinton River Trail traverses the cities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake. The Friends is a nonprofit, all … [Read more...]

Quilters add to museum’s collection

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The Historical Quilters’ Society has just donated another quilt to the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. This dedicated group of quilters has been busy making four quilts, one for each of the seasons, to be displayed behind the front desk in the museum’s 1927 dairy barn. The name of this new quilt is Tree of Life. The quilters are Chantal Anderson, Judy Doublestein, Lourena Freeman, Theresa Marcotte, Carolyn Mackaness, Dorothy Sedlock, Linda Vitali, Rita Weitendorf, Helen … [Read more...]

Hollywood Markets Has Edy’s Ice Cream on Sale!

Daily Special             Dec 18, 2012 Edy's Ice Cream 1.5QT $1.99 (limit 2 with additional $10 purchase) Click here … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Get Help In The Kitchen?

Dear Crabby, Being an elderly woman now, I have spent several decades washing the dishes alone. Four years ago, at the age of 72, I met the love of my life and married for the first time. However, I am still washing the dishes all alone. What can I do to encourage my husband to help me in the kitchen? Sincerely, Washed up Dear Washed Up, I don't know too many men that enjoy working in the kitchen in general. But I do know that men like being appreciated for what they do.  The way I … [Read more...]

Finding Hope – One Step at a Time

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December 14, 2012 was a powerful day that will not easily be forgotten. A knot twisted in my stomach that Friday, as my emotions ranged from shock to sorrow, to anger, and back all around again. Learning of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, a charming place, not too much unlike our hometown, was just too much for me to even fathom. Along with the rest of America, I was just dumbfounded and left plain wondering, "Why?" The media spewed out countless hours of motive speculation, and … [Read more...]

Deciding whether human genes should be patented

One of Rasul Chaudhry's students demonstrates the use of stem cells in one of Oakland University's research labs. The patenting of breast cancer genes would be detrimental to the emerging field of stem cell research, Chaudhry said, because "There are many genes with overlapping pathways and functions. Patenting one gene would have a large effect on many different areas of research."

Disclosure: This coverage is more of a blog style post. This week we highlight an ongoing topic in the scientific realm that I think is interesting and important from a researcher’s point of view, solely. It does not explore the commercial perspective, simply because the company—Myriad Genetics—did not respond to my email request for comment. The scoop A couple weeks ago, the Supreme Court added a case to its docket to review the future patenting of human genes. Myriad … [Read more...]