Rochester Hills Museum Unveils Water-Powered Mill Exhibit

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has unveiled a new exhibit that features the 25 water-powered mills that once dotted the community.  The exhibit is on display on Fridays and Saturdays from 1–4 p.m. through November 22.  Admission is free for Museum members and $5 adults and $3 seniors and students. The Rochester community has three major water sources with the Clinton River, Paint Creek and Stoney Creek and these waterpower sources supported mills that provided wood, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s There to do in November?

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Dear Crabby, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. October is all about cider mills, football, and of course, Halloween. November is still fall, but I feel like it gets ignored because people are already focusing on Christmas. Can you give me any ideas of what there is to do around town in November to keep that fun fall feeling going? Thanks, Feeling Fall-bulous Dear Feeling Fall-bulous, Oh, so you’ve noticed that, too? Just last week I was in Rite Aid picking up my bunion … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Receives Two Nationally Recognized Honors

Crittenton Home Care has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The agency also announced yesterday in a statement that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Crittenton Home Care is committed to providing quality, compassionate and individualized … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Leading with Integrity

Please note: The following Op-Ed piece is from Dr. Rubel Shelly, author, minister, and the former president of Rochester College (currently a Professor of Philosophy and Religion Chancellor there). These thoughts are solely his and Rochester Media is simply giving him a forum to express them. The first duty of a leader is personal integrity. Whether in politics, athletics, business, education, or family, who the person is counts for more than what she does. His title, fame, or salary … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Cast Ballots in 2014 MI Great Artist Competition

Artists, art lovers and those who simply know good art when they see it have one more week to vote online for their favorite artist in the 2014 MI Great Artist competition. The press release stated that 92 artists entered the annual online competition in hopes of getting their share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Images of their work – which includes photography and 3-D art for the first time – can be viewed at www.MIGreatArtist.com. Voting closes on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. The … [Read more...]

Coat Drive Helps Local People in Need Stay Warm

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel and One Warm Coat®, warming communities… one coat at a time. While the need for warm coats has never been greater, it has also never been easier to meet this vital need in our community. This month, in conjunction with annual continuing education classes, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (CBWM) is holding four charity events called “Coats for Con-Ed.” Sales associates will receive free continuing education classes when they bring in clean, gently used warm coats … [Read more...]

Oakland County Workforce Development Survey Identifies Challenges and Job Opportunities with Leading Health Systems

An aging workforce and a lack of experienced job applicants are two significant employment challenges area health systems face in the coming years, according to a regional survey of six leading health systems commissioned by Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via a press release the release of the survey – the Skills Needs Assessment Project – to more than 400 health care and life science professionals, educators, physicians and government officials … [Read more...]

Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS

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Rochester College announced that it will once again host the Travis Bass Classic Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) On Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., at Rochester High School located on 180 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The event honors Travis Bass, a collegiate football teammate and best friend of Rochester College’s men's head coach, Klint Pleasant. The two met in 1994 at Abilene Christian University and remained close friends for years after … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Can I Make Halloween Less Scary?

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Dear Crabby, I don’t mean to a spoilsport, but I’m a little nervous about letting my kids go out trick-or-treating this year. Lately there are so many stories on the news about missing children and don’t even get me started on the costume options—especially for young girls. Do you think I’m overreacting? Thanks! Nervous Nelly Dear Nervous Nelly, I may be an old curmudgeon, but I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say Halloween ain’t what it used to be. Back in my … [Read more...]

The Teal Pumpkin Project

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Halloween costume: Check Halloween candy: Check EpiPen: Check Yes, that's right. One in 13 children trick-or-treating this year may be carrying an EpiPen just in case they are exposed to any allergens during this fun time out. Unless it directly affects your child, you may not even think about the reaction the candy you'll be passing out will have on some of those dressed up kiddos. This is where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes into play. The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) … [Read more...]