Timber! Surviving life’s storms


Last Saturday evening, my family and I watched from our window as dark, ominous clouds rolled in. We anticipated lightning and thunder, drenching rain and hail. But all we were entertained by that night were some forcefully high winds. Blatant disrespecting the towering deciduous trees, the wind attacked for a short but potent time. The bare branches gave off the impression of vulnerability, as they threateningly waved over homes. We expected any one of them to snap under the pressure that … [Read more...]

City of Rochester looking for volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

Press Release - Make a Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2014 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year's project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please dress for garden work and bring your work … [Read more...]

Libraries continue role as transformative institutions

The American Library Association just released the 2014 State of America’s Libraries report.  As libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, 90% of the respondents in an independent national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project said that libraries are important to the community, and 76% said that libraries are important to them and their families. Some of the key findings of the national were detailed at the 2014 American Library … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Church Tour on April 28

St. John Lutheran

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a tour of churches along University Drive on Monday, April 28, 2014. The tour is from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and costs $25 for Rochester Hills Museum members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration and payment is available through the Museum website at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms. The churches that will be on the tour are St. John Lutheran, Meadowbrook Christian, Rochester Church of the Nazarene, and … [Read more...]

National Healthcare Decision Day sponsored locally by Crittenton Home Care

National Healthcare Decision Day

As a part of National Healthcare Decision Day, Crittenton Home Care invites the public to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, April 16 to receive information about advanced directives and the importance of healthcare decisions. Recently added, Elder Law Attorney and Shelby Township Trustee, Douglas Wozniak, will speak to round out the event at 6 p.m. in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. National Healthcare Day is an effort dedicated to highlighting the importance … [Read more...]

Board to vote on a range of issues from water alternative to DWSD to 9-1-1 rates

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, beginning at 9:30 am, in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will vote on the following issues: Establishment of Oakland County 9-1-1 Charge Rate (Formerly Telephone Operating Surcharge) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. M.R. #14048 –Board of Commissioners to Support for the Silver Key Coalition Recommendation of Michigan as a “No … [Read more...]

Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County announces “Operation: Success”

Women Veterans Flyer

The 1st annual Women Veterans Job Network Fair On Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County will hold a FREE Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “OPERATION: SUCCESS” is a one-day Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair   that will provide valuable information for women veterans seeking access to services for … [Read more...]

Area youth to learn about government at the 34th annual Youth in Government Day event

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will welcome high school students at the Annual Youth in Government Day program in recognition of National County Government Month. This year’s theme is “Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive.” The program will begin in the Board of Commissioners' Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road. Area high school 10th-12th grade students from Ferndale, Milford, Novi, Pontiac, … [Read more...]

G.M. Places two engineers on paid leave after finding evidence that they knew about defects


According to the New York Times on 4-11-14 "Mary T. Barra, the automaker’s chief executive, said two engineers had been placed on paid leave after she was briefed on the results of an internal investigation conducted by Anton R. Valukas, a former United States attorney. G.M. did not name the engineers, but a government investigator briefed on the matter said they were Raymond DeGiorgio, the chief ignition engineer for small cars like the Cobalt, and Gary Altman, an engineering manager on the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills woman’s service dog could help detect her seizures


This story appeared at www.clickondetroit.com on 4-11-14 Kiara Williamson of Rochester Hills wasn't supposed to live past the age of 13. She is now approaching 21. "She had her first feeding tube put in at (1 year old). Her second one put in at 5 and she had a third one put in 10 years ago. She has a total of three tubes in her stomach helping her to sustain life," said Kiara's mother, Anitra Williamson Her challenges are a result of a chromosomal disorder called "cri du chat," meaning she is … [Read more...]