Poetry in the Park 2016

Join the Rochester Poets' Society this Friday for An Evening of Poetry at Hermitage Gallery

Friday July 15 at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poets’ Society presents this year’s event on Friday, July 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. Stop by for a few minutes or bring a lawn chair for a comfortable evening—event runs until dusk. Open mic will be available—time permitting—after the scheduled poets read. Poets Reading this Year James Ahearn, Rochester Bea Catherino, Rochester Hills Susan Lang, Shelby … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Summer Concert Series welcomes The Lentini Duo July 14

The Lentini Duo

The Meadow Brook Summer Concert series will welcome composer, guitarist and Oakland University Provost James Lentini and his wife, lyric soprano Dana Lentini, for a performance set from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The concert will take place on the estate grounds of Meadow Brook Hall. A recipient of the Segovia International Composition Prize, the McHugh Composition Prize, and a Bluffton University Choral Competition First Prize, Dr. James Lentini has released a CD of his works on the … [Read more...]

Rochester Research Firm to Produce Workforce Development Survey for Oakland County

Oakland County Workforce Development Survey to Create First-of-its-Kind Job Profiles for Employment in Connected/Autonomous Vehicle Industry Oakland County has commissioned a regional survey of employers, asking them what skills and abilities they require of potential employees wanting jobs in the rapidly-evolving connected/autonomous vehicle industry. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson today announced the launch of the connected/autonomous vehicle Skills Needs Assessment … [Read more...]

Movies in the Moonlight 2016

Movies in the Moonlight

Join Downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 16 as we kick off the 15th season of Movies in the Moonlight. This season there is four consecutive fun filled Saturday nights. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their Saturday nights under the stars”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Movies in the Moonlight is a community staple for many local families.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at … [Read more...]

Paddle to the Symphony July 16

Paddle Participants get Ready - photo by Michael Dwyer

The 2016 Paddle to the Symphony For over 20 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan, has been the home to Paddle to the Symphony. Once again, the event returns to the park and to Kent Lake for an evening of music and paddling. The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Maple Beach. However, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake on the shoreline of North Martindale Beach – hence the term paddle to the symphony. Started by … [Read more...]

Please Help Find Lost Dog Startled by Fireworks

Easily Scared - Just call if you spot her

Our dog, McKenzie, was startled by fireworks and hopped the fence while at a friend’s house in Ferndale on June 22. We have received numerous sightings. First in Royal Oak, then in Troy, then in Rochester Hills. Our most recent sighting was the morning of July 9 in Troy. With the help of friends, family, and the 700+ members of Facebook group Finding McKenzie, we have be posting flyers at the locations of all the sightings and the surrounding areas. Should anyone see her, it is very … [Read more...]

Fourth Graders Eligible for Special Access to Parks and Lakeshores

Michigan parks and libraries partner to offer free passes to hundreds of state parks and cultural destinations - photo by Ray Dumas

Fourth Graders Eligible for Special Access to Michigan's National Parks and Lakeshores Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan parks and libraries partner to offer free passes to hundreds of state parks and cultural destinations. Library card holders statewide can once again get free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas through the second annual Michigan Activity Pass program, sponsored by … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

August 2014 Bloomer Park Stairs Sonya Julie

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Which Country Will Exit Next?

DearCrabby-cropped2

Dear Crabby, It’s been about a week now since the United Kingdom broke up with the rest of Europe. Do you think other countries will also decide they want to leave? And does that mean the U.S. is in trouble? Thanks! Ella Europa Dear Ella Europa, I assume you’re referring to Brexit. Good to know it’s not just celebrities that get these ridiculous compound names. But talk about buyer’s remorse. After a close vote—almost 52 percent said ‘see ya!’ while 48 percent wanted … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Who Gets the Grandfather Clock?

Dear Crabby Gives Advice

Dear Crabby, My mom recently passed away and the pain of losing her is still fresh. But that hasn’t stopped people from asking for something personal of hers or asking if we’re gonna sell this or that. Is there any etiquette for this sort of thing? Thanks, Miranda Moneypenny Dear Miranda Moneypenny, First, let me say I’m sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love never gets easier—especially when it comes to our parents. Secondly, the etiquette in this situation is for … [Read more...]