Rochester Hills City Council to Discuss Tienken Road Project Funding

The Rochester Hills City Council is expected to discuss funding for an upcoming project on Tienken Road at its next meeting Monday, April 20. Digital First Media file photo

Paul Kampe, The Oakland Press The Rochester Hills City Council is expected to discuss advancing nearly $4 million to the Road Commission for Oakland County for repairs along Tienken Road on Monday, April 20. City leaders are hoping to address the road’s poor condition in a stretch between Adams and Livernois roads as soon as possible, according to documents available on the city’s website. The money would be repaid to the city through a cost participation agreement with the road … [Read more...]

Spring Cider, Fresh at Yates

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Once again Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills has opened for a spring pressing of fresh apple cider. Open for cider and donuts from April 15 (Tax Day) until May 10 (Mother's Day). Four full weekends to enjoy the tasty treat that usually is only available in the fall. Also opening with the spring pressing is The Ice Cream Shoppe, with cool sensations such as their Yates Donut Sundae and the Cider Crème, a blend of cider slush and vanilla custard. The list is too long to mention all their … [Read more...]

Oakland Township has a New Manager

Warren Brown is the new Oakland Township Manager

On March 16, 2015, Warren Brown started his first day as Township Manager for Oakland Township. He replaces Ann Capela—previous Township Manager of two years—who resigned in September of last year. The Township Board of Trustees had narrowed their search to three candidates in January. Warren Brown, Michael Rogers, and Darrell Fecho were in the running. On February 10, at a trustee meeting, Trustee Robin Buxar motioned to extend an offer of employment to Brown as the Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Rochester Soccer Club

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Rochester Soccer Club invites all Rochester Soccer Club (RSC) families and community members to participate in a family celebration to kick off the new RSC Field Complex at 3200 Dutton Road in Auburn Hills on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This first-time family celebration promises to be great fun as families, teams, coaches, players and community members participate together in games and activities on the new RSC soccer fields. Participants will enjoy a day filled with soccer and other … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Let My Teenager Go on a Senior Trip?

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Dear Crabby, My teenage daughter wants to go on her school’s senior trip. She says it’s a rite of passage and the last time she’ll get to be with her friends before they head off in different directions. I think it sounds like a big expense and a chance to get in trouble. What would you do? Thanks, Dave Doubtful Dear Dave Doubtful, I remember my senior trip. It was on the steamboat, the SS South American. We went from Detroit to Niagara Falls and it cost $35.00 – and that … [Read more...]

Rochester State of the City 2015 VIDEO

Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson Monday at the 2015 State of City Rochester Address - photo by Michael Dwyer

The City of Rochester has released the official video of the 2015 State of the City address held at the Royal Park Hotel on Monday, March 30. Tom Daldin, host of the PBS program Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening. Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson outlined the past, present and future of Rochester based on where the city is now. Rochester Media & The Community Edge was in attendance, read the story: A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015 … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Library Week 2015

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This week, the Rochester Hills Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s So Great About Michigan?

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Dear Crabby, I’m planning my summer vacation and want to visit some new places. A friend suggested I look at Michigan, but I recently heard Madonna badmouth her former home state. Is visiting Michigan worth spending my hard-earned money and vacation time? Thanks, Wendy Wanderer Dear Wendy Wanderer, Yep. It’s true. Madonna probably won’t be starring in any Pure Michigan ads in the near future… or ever… but that’s her loss because Michigan is definitely worth visiting. Our … [Read more...]

Field & Stream Opens First Store in Michigan

The First Field & Stream Store in Michigan Opened in March at the Oakland Mall - photo by Michael Dwyer

For Those Who Love the Outdoors The first Michigan Field & Stream Specialty Store opened in Troy in early March. They hosted a large four-day grand opening to celebrate the eleventh store nationwide to the Oakland Mall location. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, March 26. Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept carrying the best brands to meet the evolving needs of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts welcomed media for guided tours to get to know … [Read more...]

Moving Madness Part 2

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My family and I recently moved into our new home. I was determined not to repeat the same mistakes I did with our last move and overall, this experience was much better. I had a better plan, put a few good ideas into action, but I still made some mistakes. Here's what I did right and here's what I learned: Pack Early The first thing I did right was to pack early. I took down and packed away all of our decorative items like pictures, art and knick knacks. Anything that didn't have a … [Read more...]