Dear Crabby, What do you Think about Women’s Soccer?

Dear Crabby, What do you Think about Women's Soccer? Curious Cat,   Dear Curious, I don't. I mean I try not too. For two reasons. One, it's soccer, and two, it's women playing soccer. We didn't have soccer when I was in school - we played real sports - football, baseball, basketball. However, most of my grandchildren play soccer - it's great for them - all that running, back-and-forth, and running, and more running ... it really wears them out. But why watch it? I get it. … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Helps the Community

“We love to give away the money we earned through our fund-raising activities,” said club president Cathy Ford. “We work hard through the year to provide the community a one of a kind Gifts and Greens Market in early December, and a great day exploring private gardens during the Rochester Garden Walk in mid-June. With the success of those fund-raisers, we were able to distribute over $7000 to local charities this year.” Three Rochester Middle Schools received funds to bolster their … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board Cancels Proposed Millage Request

The Rochester Hills Public Library Board (RHPL) has unanimously tabled placing an operating millage request on the November 2019 ballot. Following a lengthy discussion about a ballot proposal at a special meeting on June 12, the RHPL Board decided to continue the discussion on the topic but to hold off placing a proposal on the November ballot. “Board members want more time to assess how changes in property values will affect the amount of a future millage proposal,” said RHPL Director … [Read more...]

Annual Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission

The Annual Classic and Muscle Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester On Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., see under the hood of classic cars from every decade in OPC’s upper lot located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. This free event is fun for the whole family and open to the public. Attendees can tour the cars and enjoy breakfast and lunch, music, games, and more. Prizes will be awarded to cars based on style and vintage. Participants are encouraged … [Read more...]

Sidewalk Sales, Dancin’ in the Street, and Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has a lot going on this summer and many of their signature events kick this off this weekend. Back for its 64th Year, Sidewalk Sales is THIS Weekend Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Kids can partake in a craft daily from 12:00 noon – 3:00 … [Read more...]

Paddle to the Symphony 2019

Paddle to the Music of the Movies with the Michigan Philharmonic For over 20 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford 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 Saturday, July 13, at Maple Beach. Adding to the experience, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake at the shoreline of North Martindale Beach … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $16,000 Through Green Schools Program

Resident Donations of Recyclebank Points Fund Green School Projects The City of Rochester Hills, in partnership with Recyclebank, is proud to announce that nine Rochester Hills schools received a total of $16,000 in green grants through the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to educate and motivate students to promote a more sustainable, greener lifestyle. The City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank have been partners since 2008, and since 2011, Rochester … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

Get Wet and Wild at the Rochester Hills Museum Every Wednesday in July Admission is $3 per person ages 2-99 - Free to Museum Members Enjoy some summer fun with family entertainment in the gazebo from 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. and water fun from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Enjoy several huge slip and slides, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck, cool sprinklers for little kids, wading in Stoney Creek and water activities sponsored by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Entertainers July 10 – Gemini July … [Read more...]

The Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club Home Matches

Vintage Base Ball at the Rochester Hills Museum Before “peanuts and Cracker Jacks” and the “7th inning stretch”, base ball was played with no gloves, wool uniforms and long sleeves. Come out and cheer on the Rochester Grangers as they play base ball the way it was played in the mid-1860s. Bring your own blanket or chair. The games are played at the Rochester Hills Museum at 1:00 p.m. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Seeks Authors for Inaugural Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers Team Up for Shop Small Saturday Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with Rochester Writers to host its first author’s fair on Shop Small Saturday, November 30. Authors of all genres are encouraged to apply for a space by July 25. “This is a unique opportunity to highlight talented Michigan authors while participating in Shop Small Saturday,” said Amanda H. Keighley with the Rochester Hills Public Library. “We would like to … [Read more...]