Take a Hilarious Trip beyond the Bridge in Avon Players’ Escanaba in da Moonlight

The plight of an unlucky hunter yields big laughs in this super yooper comedy from Michigan’s own Jeff Daniels Audience members may find themselves craving pasties after spending a fun-filled evening with a group of wacky deer hunters as they engage in the requisite beer-fueled ritual of tall tales and one-upmanship in Avon Players’ Escanaba in da Moonlight, running Friday, January 20 through Saturday, February 4. On the eve of opening day of deer season, members of the Soady family … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is 2016 the Worst Year Ever?

Dear Crabby, This year has been crazy, but the last few days after losing George Michael and Carrie Fisher has really done it for me. Do you think 2016 could be the worst year ever? Thanks, Claude Lane-Sign Dear Mr. Lane-Sign, I think there are a lot of people out there who would share your sentiment. Someone told me that comedian Jim Gaffigan said ‘2016 was twice as long as any other year in human history.’ And there are times it certainly has felt that way. January seems so long … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Brutal Will This Winter Be?

Dear Crabby, I recently moved to the Detroit area from Seattle and the snowstorm this past weekend was wicked! Is this what I can expect this winter and how should I prepare? Thanks, Stan Shivers Dear Mr. Shivers, Welcome to Michigan! We usually like to say, ‘Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes and it will change.’ However, I think the cold and snow are here to stay. ‘Alll aboard the Siberian Express!’ Apparently calling it a Polar Vortex is so 2014. Gotta love these catchy … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are You Ready for Some Commercials?

Dear Crabby, This past Saturday I settled in to spend a full afternoon and evening watching commercials. Instead, I was occasionally blasted with a few minutes of football. Where do I file a complaint? Thanks, Orville H. Dear Orville, Wait a minute. You mean you don’t want to be bombarded by male enhancement products, along with pizza, beer, and a host of other products every two minutes while watching your favorite football teams? Good thing you don’t work in advertising. But … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee Hosted by the Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester

Welcome Coffee - Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Greater Rochester has something to offer you. We are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs … [Read more...]

2016 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Photos by Rochester Media

Photo Highlights of the 65th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. 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...]

Hiring Ski and Snowboard Instructors

The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Pine Knob Resort are hiring new ski/snowboard instructors for the 2016-17 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. They are looking for skiers and snowboarders who have solid skiing/riding skills that we can teach to teach. You do not have to have any previous experience or be an expert skier/snowboarder but you must have good athletic skills, be able to … [Read more...]

REVIEW: ‘Forever Christmas’ Sings Hope Into the Holidays

Settling into my seat at opening night of Avon Players’ holiday revue ‘Forever Christmas,’ I looked around and wondered if any of the other patrons at the packed performance felt like I did: tired. This has just been a long, strange year; a year where beloved cultural icons have been leaving us at a dizzying pace, not to mention the recent election. It just seems like 2016 has been one curve ball after another and I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m ready for it to be over. I guess I was … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Tyranny Rules in Oakland University’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

You are probably familiar with the saying (or the country song by Tracy Byrd), ‘If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ And make no mistake, Bernarda Alba (Stefanie Sambrano) is one unhappy woman. The House of Bernarda Alba is set in 1936 in a small Spanish mountain town, and opens on the day Bernarda is dealing with her second husband’s funeral. Mourning his loss would explain Bernarda’s dour mood, but we quickly learn she also has contempt for her village and the people in it. However, … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 35 years of “A Christmas Carol”

Running Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for the 35th year when Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in “A Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre this November and December. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in … [Read more...]