Conservative Leader Mike Bishop Joins Congressional Race

Bishop Announce Run for U.S. Congress 8th District

Bishop for Congress Mike Bishop announced his run for U.S. Congress on April 2. He hopes to win the 8th District seat currently held by Mike Rogers. Rogers is not seeking re-election. Bishop tells the residents he wants to fix Washington and cut federal spending. His message also stated his reason for launching the campaign comes from his commitment to conservative principles. After spending two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, he moved to serve in the Michigan Senate. Term … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Help me with my Jack Russell Terrier, please!

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

Dear Crabby, We have a small Jack Russell Terrier and he is very hyper. He growls and barks at everyone, but does not actually bite anyone. I am afraid to leave him out when we have guests, but I feel worse locking him up every time. So far we have settled on not having guests over anymore. There must be a better way! What do you think? Sincerely, Locked Up WitPup Dear Locked Up WitPup, Well I am one who firmly believes that the dog should not alter your lifestyle, but rather you … [Read more...]

Spring Apple Cider at Yates

Yates Cider Mill - photo by Michael Dwyer

Landmark Cider Mill Opens on Tax Day The late start to spring, a dusting of snow, and cleaning up the yard might remind you of last November – so you had better go to the cider mill too. Yates Cider Mill opened Tuesday for a spring pressing. Occasionally, Michigan apple growers have a surplus of apples in cold storage that allow cider mills to offer a pressing this time of year. Yates did this a couple of years ago. At first, the mill was planning on two weekends back in 2012, but the word … [Read more...]

Timber! Surviving life’s storms


Last Saturday evening, my family and I watched from our window as dark, ominous clouds rolled in. We anticipated lightning and thunder, drenching rain and hail. But all we were entertained by that night were some forcefully high winds. Blatant disrespecting the towering deciduous trees, the wind attacked for a short but potent time. The bare branches gave off the impression of vulnerability, as they threateningly waved over homes. We expected any one of them to snap under the pressure that … [Read more...]

City of Rochester looking for volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

Press Release - Make a Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2014 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year's project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please dress for garden work and bring your work … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Church Tour on April 28

St. John Lutheran

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a tour of churches along University Drive on Monday, April 28, 2014. The tour is from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and costs $25 for Rochester Hills Museum members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration and payment is available through the Museum website at The churches that will be on the tour are St. John Lutheran, Meadowbrook Christian, Rochester Church of the Nazarene, and … [Read more...]

National Healthcare Decision Day sponsored locally by Crittenton Home Care

National Healthcare Decision Day

As a part of National Healthcare Decision Day, Crittenton Home Care invites the public to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, April 16 to receive information about advanced directives and the importance of healthcare decisions. Recently added, Elder Law Attorney and Shelby Township Trustee, Douglas Wozniak, will speak to round out the event at 6 p.m. in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. National Healthcare Day is an effort dedicated to highlighting the importance … [Read more...]

G.M. Places two engineers on paid leave after finding evidence that they knew about defects


According to the New York Times on 4-11-14 "Mary T. Barra, the automaker’s chief executive, said two engineers had been placed on paid leave after she was briefed on the results of an internal investigation conducted by Anton R. Valukas, a former United States attorney. G.M. did not name the engineers, but a government investigator briefed on the matter said they were Raymond DeGiorgio, the chief ignition engineer for small cars like the Cobalt, and Gary Altman, an engineering manager on the … [Read more...]

One Republican Out, Another In for Michigan’s 8th District Seat


Editor's Note: The following article was first reported on and is printed below in its entirety. Rochester Media added the picture of Representative McMillin. One republican is out and another is in for the race to fill Congressman Mike Rogers' seat in the 8th District. Senator Joe Hune announced Thursday he'd rather focus on rebuilding Michigan and seek re-election for his senate seat, which covers Livingston, Shiawassee and the southern part of Ingham County. In instead, is … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why can’t they find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?


Dear Crabby, Why can't they find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? I mean how can they lose an entire aircraft in today's modern world? Sincerely, Dumb Founded Dear Dumb Founded, I have been watching this story on the news for the last month and I was thinking the same thing. Just a little while ago I lost my cell phone and had no idea where it was. Mrs. Crabby called our service provider and within seconds they told her where it was and we found it! I am told the government and the car … [Read more...]