Dear Crabby, What is your Favorite TV Show?

Dear Crabby, What is your Favorite TV Show? Just Curious, George   There is that one program I watch every fall, where the Lions compete again Bears, Dolphins, Rams, Seahawks and others. We had a few more episodes this time, but as always, the season ended horribly and I swear each year I won't watch next season - but I do - just like my promise not to watch another season of 24. The program with Kiefer Sutherland. Boy that got worse with each run, so bad in fact the last one was … [Read more...]

Foreign-Owned Investment Increases Again in Oakland County

International Companies Boost Oakland County Economy as Foreign-Owned Investment Increases for Third Straight Year More than $1 million a day of new international investment fueled Oakland County businesses in 2016 as foreign direct investment increased for the third consecutive year, totaling $371 million, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said Wednesday. Foreign direct investment – investment from a company that is headquartered outside the United States – accounted for 46 percent of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Holds Talk on Civility

Many grew up being taught the Golden Rule, treat others as you would like to be treated, but many would argue that rule is not often used. Discussing more on this topic, the Rochester Hills Public Library will be hosting the event Civility: The Factor that Binds a Free Society. On Tuesday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Lee Meadows will be discussing what civility is and how common decency is constantly being challenged by social media and day-to-day stress in the modern life. A culture of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Members take Oath of Office

The Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, Chief Judge of the 52nd District Court, swore in three Rochester Community School District Board of Education members during the regular meeting Monday evening. Taking the oath of office were Sandra Fiaschetti, Ph.D., Kevin Beers, and Michelle Bueltel. Fiaschetti and Beers are returning members with six-year terms. Bueltel will serve a two-year partial term to finish out the incumbency period of a previous member who had resigned. “I am a parent of two … [Read more...]

New Green Space Acquisition in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Permanently Preserves Green Space on City’s South Side Last week, City Council approved the acquisition of a parcel that will add to the city’s collection of green space parcels and keep the property permanently preserved.   This purchase provides another opportunity for residents to enjoy the beautiful open spaces that exists in our community. This ten-acre parcel features a high quality tree canopy, wildlife, and wetland area. The property, located at 1380 Ruby Avenue, is … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Winter Survival 101 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Winter Survival 101 on Monday, January 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, the admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.  Ages 8 and up are welcome. The city’s naturalist and environmental educator will be teaching guests how to build a survival shelter and the … [Read more...]

Byers Wrecker Service has Hooked-up the Rochester Area for Decades

Byers Wrecker Service Has Been Assisting Rochester Motorists for Decades By Deborah J. Larsen When Rochester area residents need a vehicle towed, they don’t say, “Call a wrecker.” They say, “Call Byers.” For 66 years, the familiar red tow trucks have responded to local residents needing assistance. Harry E. “Gene” Byers started out in auto transport work after serving in the army. But in 1951, he decided to start his own towing business. At first, his “office” was in the restroom of a … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools CLOSED, Most Others Open

It's a Snow Day for Rochester Community Schools. A late notice went out about 6:00 a.m., upsetting some parents whose children have to be ready for 6:30 a.m. buses. All the kids were reported to fine with the decision and went back to sleep. Oakland University OPEN Rochester College OPEN Oakland Community College OPEN Avondale Schools OPEN Rochester Community Schools CLOSED Click For a Complete List of Closed Schools … [Read more...]

First Used Book Sale of the New Year at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library sale of used books and assorted other media on January 18-22 gives book-o-philes, game lovers, music and movie fans —and this year even art aficionados — the opportunity to start 2017 in a big way. The sale takes place at the Friends’ second floor used book sale facility at the Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Each Friends book sale has a different mix of items and some special attractions. Friends Book sale chair Ann … [Read more...]

Eagle Scout to be Enhances Veterans Memorial Pointe in Rochester Hills

Avondale High School Student Honored at Rochester Hills City Council Meeting for Community Project Avondale High School senior Drew Gordon has been in Boys Scouts since the second grade with a goal of achieving the highest level in scouting, the Eagle Scout. His recent efforts to enhance Veterans Memorial Pointe in Rochester Hills not only earned him recognition from the Rochester Hills City Council but also brought him one step closer to being an Eagle Scout. “There are a lot of requirements … [Read more...]