Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort is Looking to Host a Local Family to Learn to Ski this Winter

Learn to Ski Family Wanted Pine Knob is looking to host a family to learn to ski this winter at the Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort in Clarkston. Ideally, a family of four – all first time skiers – should apply and be able to come out to the ski hill about once per week during the 2018 season. “We want to show off our wonderful progressive beginner area at Pine Knob,” said Jeff King, manager of the Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard School. “Our professional instructors will take the … [Read more...]

Landmark in Lights at Meadow Brook Hall for the 46th Annual Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23, 2017. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the great estate decked in elegant holiday decor, then stroll down candy cane lane to the land of “Santa & Sweets.” The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little brighter this holiday season during “Holiday Lights and Winter Nights.” For these special evening tours guests will experience the National Historic Landmark trimmed in lights then walk the lit path to the “Land of … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2017 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. This years' theme, Vintage Christmas. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

Storms and Soul-Searching Set the Stage for ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’

In case you missed it, this summer the Oakland University Board of Trustees promoted Music, Theatre and Dance from department to school status. With the new distinction, OU hopes to attract high-caliber talent to their programs. The good news is we don’t have to wait for results because the Theatre Department already is teeming with amazing talent as the cast of Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet proves. Set in the fictional town of San Pere during a hot Louisiana summer, the play focuses around … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Point of Trick-or-Treating?

Dear Crabby, I don’t know where October has gone, but my calendar tells me that next week is Halloween. So, now I need to go out and buy candy for the neighborhood rugrats. Remind me: what's the purpose of trick-or-treating? Thanks! Samantha Sucre Dear Samantha Sucre, What’s the point of trick-or-treating? Pretty sure it’s the fact that kids get a pillowcase full of candy that weighs more than them, and for one night only, their moms and dads don’t seem to care. As a parent, the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Dear Crabby, Is it just me or are there more hurricanes than normal lately? It seems like they used to be a rare occurrence, but now I hear about them almost every night on the news. And it got me wondering… how do hurricanes get their names? Thanks. Gail Storm Dear Gail Storm, I have to agree with you. Hurricanes have been relentless this year. The devastation Harvey, Irma, and Maria have caused is just staggering. And then I read some people that were affected by Harvey in Texas … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Are People Obsessed with ‘Fixer Upper?’

Dear Crabby, My wife is obsessed with the home improvement show Fixer Upper. So, you can imagine how devastated she was when she heard the news it’s ending after this season. Of course, I have no idea why she’s taking it so personally. I mean it’s not like we’re friends with Joanna and Chip Gaines. Can you figure it out? Thanks! Luke Lumbersome Dear Luke Lumbersome, A less, ahem, cultured man than myself would have no clue what you’re talking about, but thanks to Mrs. Crabby and my … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Student Becomes Student President at Spring Arbor University

Native Rochester Hills Student Appointed President of the Student Government Association at Spring Arbor University At Spring Arbor University, newly appointed Student Government Association (SGA) President, junior Richard Harris, has big plans. A corporate finance major who hails from Rochester Hills, Harris chose Spring Arbor University as he delved deeper into his faith during his junior year of high school. Harris’ interest in corporate finance springs from his involvement in high … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do I Really Need a New Driver’s License?

Dear Crabby, I heard a rumor floating around that Michigan residents will need a new driver’s license to board planes, go into federal buildings, and such. Is this really necessary? Thanks! June Sample Dear June Sample, Is it necessary? Eh. I think that could be open for debate, but people need to stop acting like the idea has come out of the blue. This hullabaloo all started back in 2005 when Congress passed the REAL ID Act. It was put into action based on the recommendation from … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Year-Round Schooling?

Dear Crabby, What do you think about year-round school? It looks like they are moving towards that where I live. Thanks! Grams Dear Grams, I think I just heard the sounds of children crying and parents cheering at the thought of this idea. Before I give my esteemed opinion, I think I should debunk the notion anyone reading this might have that year-round school means kids are in school for 365 days a year. While I’m sure that would be preferable for some (cough, the parents, cough), … [Read more...]