Lincoln Day Dinner Comes to Rochester

Keynote Speaker Rand Paul at the 125th Lincoln Day Dinner - photo by Michael Dwyer

Lincoln Day Dinner The Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester hosted the 125th Lincoln Day Dinner. The event was started by a group of Republicans on January 6, 1888 in the Club room of the Oakland Gazette in Pontiac, to take steps in forming an Oakland County Republican Club. The first banquet was held in 1890 at the Opera House in Pontiac. The Oakland County Lincoln Day Dinner is the oldest in the country and this was the first time it came to the Royal Park Hotel. Hundreds of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Unveils Water-Powered Mill Exhibit

Barkham Mill

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...]

Rochester Media Sponsors Writing Contest

Rochester Writers' Conference

Rochester Media is a sponsor of the annual Rochester Writers’ Conference and the writing contest associated with the event. Currently, two contests run per year. The 2014 summer writing contest had four categories with cash prizes for first, second and third places. Each category had a different judge from the local writing community. To acquire the best results, the judges could only see the title and body of the work they were reading. They did not know who wrote and entered the piece. … [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...]

Halloween Fun Time

Crossroads Village Halloween

Cider mills, haunted houses and corn mazes are fun, but are you looking for something else? Here are a couple different Halloween themed activities for all ages going on this weekend. Waterford Oaks BMX Halloween Race Operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the Waterford BMX (bicycle motocross) runs races on Saturday mornings from May until October. All ages, both males and females, use manual power to maneuver over jumps, banked corners and other obstacles with a pedal … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Can I Make Halloween Less Scary?

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

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...]

Public’s Assistance Requested in Oakland Township Armed Robbery

Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person that committed an Armed Robbery the Subway Sub Shop located at 4890 North Adams Rd. in Oakland Township. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 12, 2014 an un-identified white male entered the Subway Sub Shop. The employee at the time was alone in the back washing dishes, when she came to the front counter the suspect pointed a black handgun at her and demanded she give him all the … [Read more...]

Annual Writers’ Conference at OU Charms 100 in Attendance

2015 Keynote Speaker Lev Raphael - Photo by Sonya Julie

Annual Writers’ Conference at OU Charms 100 in Attendance Seven Years and Still Going The annual Rochester Writers’ Conference welcomed writers on October 4 to Oakland University in Rochester for a full day of inspiration and information. One hundred attendees, 13 presenters, half a dozen volunteers and one organizer united to make the seventh annual event another success story. There was a significant amount of positive feedback regarding the conference, most notably for offering … [Read more...]