Dear Crabby, Why does my wife laugh at me?

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Dear Crabby, Every time I get hurt my wife ends up laughing at me. I think she still cares about me, but it seems to just hit a funny bone with her anytime I get injured. Should I be concerned? Sincerely, Sorry Charlie Dear Sorry Charlie, I know this routine for sure. Shortly after we were married I hit my thumb with a hammer and that wife of mine started laughing uncontrollably! It was ridiculous! I actually forgot about my pain for a few minutes and just watched her in unbelief as … [Read more...]

Gold Medalist from Paralympics to Play in Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tourney

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A member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will play in the Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament this weekend in Rochester. Dan McCoy, 20, will join his club team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they take on sled teams from Windsor, Ont., Toledo and Grand Rapids. Tournament play begins Friday night for the men’s and women’s divisions and Saturday for the sled division. All games take place at the Onyx – … [Read more...]

Health Division Hosts Kickoff Event for Countywide Health Initiative

Oakland County Health Division is launching a countywide initiative to create a health improvement plan for Oakland County. Community partners will be engaged to assess health, align collaborative efforts, and expand successful practices to better address public health needs. The initiative, Energizing Connections for a Healthier Oakland, or ECHO, is hosting a community kickoff event on Monday, April 28, from 9-11 a.m. at the Executive Office Building, Building 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, … [Read more...]

Upcoming Senior Wellness & Caregiver Events

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Troy Community Center Ask a Nurse Hour with Crittenton Home Care The senior community is invited to the Troy Community Center to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse from 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757. Ask a Nurse House is meant for suggestion only. If you need medical attention, please visit your … [Read more...]

Road project updates from the Road Commission for Oakland County

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between April 23 and April 30 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects … [Read more...]

Michigan Earth Day Fest returns to Rochester this weekend

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Bring your family to downtown Rochester for the Michigan Earth Day Fest—the state's largest free Earth Day celebration. Enjoy exhibits, speakers, entertainment, recycling drop-off, awards, food, family fun, and more! The mission of the the fest is to celebrate our planet, showcase "green" initiatives in our community, and learn how to make every day Earth Day. The three-day fest is presented by MI Green Team, and sponsored by DTE Energy, Oakland County Planning & Economic Development, … [Read more...]

It’s Easy Being ‘Green’

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Entering parenthood with my Early Child Development degree along with many years of taking care of others' children, I thought I was all set and pretty much knew what I was doing. I was so sure of myself! I really thought I knew everything I needed to know to be a rock star parent, but I definitely didn't. I have learned so much since the minute I held my firstborn. I've learned fear, frustration, exhaustion, exhilaration, excitement and love to name a few. I've learned the cost of diapers and … [Read more...]

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils

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Dealing with unexpected sickness, cuts, aches and pains is rarely something we plan for. So having an arsenal to battle it all is where a "medicine cabinet" comes in. But have you put much thought into just exactly what is in there? What is stashed away, waiting for you to desperately need it in a moment of crisis? Most of our medicine cabinets are filled with old prescriptions, half-used bottles and creams. And the ever-expanding prescription and over-the-counter market attempts to provide … [Read more...]

45th District candidate Mike Webber takes time to serve the community

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Below is a message from Michael Webber, who is running for State Representative, 45th District: "service to community is the best work of life" - Jaycee Creed This weekend I took a break from the Campaign Trail to provide Service to the Community. Each year with the Rochester Area Jaycees, Julia and I have assisted in delivering Easter Baskets - filled with household items - to homebound seniors in the greater Rochester area. Our family looks forward to this project each year. We … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett files for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

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Below is an email Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett sent to his supporters today. Dear Friend, Today I filed my paperwork to officially run for Michigan's 8th Congressional District. From the moment we launched our campaign, my wife Corrin and I have been overwhelmed by support from every corner of the district. We've been connecting with supporters, grassroots activists and small businesses with one simple message: send Bryan Barnett to Congress. Here's why: I've served as … [Read more...]