Yoga Day for All Ages @ the OPC

Yoga Day_ October 17 2015 Final

Looking for a day of relaxation and diversion from a stressful week? Come and experience the peace and serenity that yoga can help you achieve during Yoga Day at the OPC on Saturday, October 17. Yoga Day, sponsored by Boulevard Health Center, is a special community event for yogis of all ages and skill levels. Why do so many people enjoy yoga? Yoga is the ability to de-stress the mind and body through meditation, and physical postures and exercises which helps us strengthen our body and mind. … [Read more...]

Falcons and Highlanders Compete for a Cause in the Crosstown Charity Bowl

Crosstown Charity Bowl

The 2015 Crosstown Charity Bowl football game will be hosted at the Adams High School stadium on Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m., pitting the Rochester Falcons against the Adams Highlanders. While many games remain on the respective schedules for the Adams and Rochester High School football teams, both squads are looking forward to their week eight matchup with much anticipation. The theme for the event is “Freedom is Not Free.” The Crosstown Charity Bowl is a charitable initiative focused … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of the Trees Call for Designers Extended to October 16

The positive response to the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees has been overwhelming, s the participation deadline has been extended to Friday, October 16. You can download the Designers Kit at or request a kit by emailing We are proud to announce that over 70 businesses, organizations, families and individuals have agreed to donate their time and talents to design trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and centerpieces for the … [Read more...]

Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force to Meet on Oct. 13

The Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force will conduct its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Task Force is responsible for selecting road improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County (assuming a new or extended federal highway bill). It is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all communities in the county. The meeting is … [Read more...]

Animal Control Finds Rescue Group for Remaining Cats

Oakland County Animal Control Division has sent the rest of the surviving cats that were discovered in an animal hoarding situation in Royal Oak last week to a private animal rescue group that wishes to remain anonymous. “We are grateful that this rescue group stepped up to the challenge of taking these cats in and treating them for various illnesses,” said Mark Newman, director of public services for Oakland County, who oversees Animal Control Division. “I’m also proud of our animal … [Read more...]

Put Hunger on the Run!

There is a great opportunity coming up this fall to get outdoors with friends and family and at the same time help those less fortunate right here in the neighborhood. The 5th annual Scare Away Hunger 5k Run/Walk and family event to benefit Neighborhood House will be held on Saturday, October 24. The event, proudly supported by Platinum Sponsors Eagle Ottawa, Chief Financial Credit Union and Renaissance Capital Alliance, is expanded this year and will be held at a new location -- The Village of … [Read more...]

Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will once again offer the flu vaccine that guards against four flu viruses this season beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6. This year’s vaccine protects against Type A H1N1, H3N2, and two Type B strains which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu this season and every season.” “Get a flu shot … [Read more...]

Road Commission Staff Seeking Part-time Snowplow Drivers to Augment Full-time Staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 40 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff about 35 percent in recent years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service our … [Read more...]

Oakland Talking Book Service at Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates World Sight Day!

World Sight Day is Thursday, October 8, 2015! This annual day of awareness is held to generate global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Lions Clubs International partnered with blindness prevention organizations worldwide to commemorate the first World Sight Day in 1998. To celebrate, we’re asking residents to acquaint themselves with the Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS) at the Rochester Hills Public Library. For those unfamiliar with this free service, OTBS provides audio … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are the New ‘Muppets’ Cute or Creepy?


Dear Crabby, One of the TV shows I was really excited for this fall was the rebooted The Muppets. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed. What do you think? Thanks, Suzy Marionette Dear Suzy Marionette, Well, you’re certainly not alone in your disappointment. Before the show even aired, advocacy group One Million Moms was already calling for its removal from the ABC lineup. They say it’s ‘perverted’ and not family-friendly. … [Read more...]