Dear Crabby, What’s the Best Way to Watch a Solar Eclipse?

Dear Crabby, Have you ever seen a solar eclipse and what is the best way to view one? Will you be traveling to a better viewing area for next month's total solar eclipse? Wonderingly, LaceK Dear LaceK, It's been 99 years since the last coast-to-coast total solar eclipse. I wasn't around yet for that one, but I've seen a few eclipses - solar and lunar - right here in Michigan. Now, I understand this one, coming on August 21 at about 1:00 p.m., will be around 80% full coverage in our … [Read more...]

Be Part of the 50+ Senior Expo

Sponsors and Exhibitors Sought for Senior Expo Community businesses, nonprofits and individuals are invited to be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 50+ Expo 2017, hosted by the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) and the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce (RRC) on Wednesday, October 4 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Participation will reach hundreds of baby boomers and seniors in the Greater Rochester Area. The 50+ Expo will feature services and resources focused on senior living, health and … [Read more...]

Last Free Concert at Elliott Tower on the Campus of Oakland University

The last Oakland University free carillon concert at Elliott Tower is this Friday, July .28, at 6:00 p.m. Bring family, friends and a picnic to enjoy the fountain and the music of this unique instrument. A tour will follow each concert. Donated by longtime Oakland University supporters Hugh and Nancy Elliott, the Elliott Tower is designed to be a rallying point for student activities. Complete with a water fountain, garden and decorative landscaping, it creates a stunning visual … [Read more...]

Rochester Bicentennial Kick Off Pancake Breakfast to Neighborhood House Program

Proceeds to Benefit the Neighborhood House Capital Campaign Rochester will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1817. To kick off the events, Neighborhood House, in partnership with the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Rochester Fire Department, invites the community for a pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Children (and those who are kids at heart) are welcome to tour the fire trucks during the breakfast. The price of the breakfast will be … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Announces Their New Principal

Rochester Adams High School Welcomes Principal Pasquale Cusumano Rochester Community Schools announces the appointment of Pasquale Cusumano as the new principal of Rochester Adams High School, effective immediately. Cusumano holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Wayne State University. “This is a dream come true for me to be able to lead and serve in such an amazing … [Read more...]

Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Research at Oakland University

Oakland University (OU) Professor’s Research Focuses on Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria  Each year, at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of those infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s a real problem,” said Dr. Satish Walia, an associate professor of biological sciences at Oakland University. Walia has been … [Read more...]

Looking for 1967 Crittenton Babies

Were you or someone you know born at Crittenton Hospital in 1967? Rochester Media and the Community Edge are gathering information to run a story on "Where are they today." To celebrate Crittenton turning 50 years old next month, we would like to hear from as many of those born in 1967 at Crittenton as possible. Email us at editor@RochesterMedia.com with your date of birth and we'll be in touch soon. … [Read more...]

Volunteer at the Friends of Library Store in Rochester

Rochester Hills Public Library Store Seeks Volunteers  The Friends of the Rochester Hills Library is looking for volunteers to work in the Friends Store at the library. The store is run entirely by volunteers who are responsible for the selection and display of merchandise, as well as for staffing the store. Volunteers work a regularly scheduled two- or three-hour shift each week. Training is provided, and new volunteers are placed with seasoned veterans for their shift. “Some people are … [Read more...]

Improving Early Learners Self-Regulation Skills

Oakland University (OU) Receives $560k Grant for Project to Improve Young Students’ Self-Regulation Skills  Dr. Tomoko Wakabayashi, an associate professor of education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University, has received a $560,994 subaward for the U.S. Department of Education’s Invest in Innovation (i3) Development grant awarded to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. The collaborative project aims to help preschool and kindergarten … [Read more...]

Travel Back in Time 200 Years for a Walk Through Downtown Rochester

A Walk in Time Meet in Downtown Rochester at the white tent next to Catching Fireflies, 203 W. University. Thursday, July 27 and August 3, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7. Travel back in time along Rochester’s Main Street, to witness true stories of the past. Costumed re-enactors will entertain with actual events that happened during Rochester’s 200 years. Limited tickets available. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen … [Read more...]