Dear Crabby, Why does my wife laugh at me?

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Dear Crabby, Every time I get hurt my wife ends up laughing at me. I think she still cares about me, but it seems to just hit a funny bone with her anytime I get injured. Should I be concerned? Sincerely, Sorry Charlie Dear Sorry Charlie, I know this routine for sure. Shortly after we were married I hit my thumb with a hammer and that wife of mine started laughing uncontrollably! It was ridiculous! I actually forgot about my pain for a few minutes and just watched her in unbelief as … [Read more...]

Gold Medalist from Paralympics to Play in Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tourney

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A member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will play in the Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament this weekend in Rochester. Dan McCoy, 20, will join his club team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they take on sled teams from Windsor, Ont., Toledo and Grand Rapids. Tournament play begins Friday night for the men’s and women’s divisions and Saturday for the sled division. All games take place at the Onyx – … [Read more...]

It’s Easy Being ‘Green’

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Entering parenthood with my Early Child Development degree along with many years of taking care of others' children, I thought I was all set and pretty much knew what I was doing. I was so sure of myself! I really thought I knew everything I needed to know to be a rock star parent, but I definitely didn't. I have learned so much since the minute I held my firstborn. I've learned fear, frustration, exhaustion, exhilaration, excitement and love to name a few. I've learned the cost of diapers and … [Read more...]

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils

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Dealing with unexpected sickness, cuts, aches and pains is rarely something we plan for. So having an arsenal to battle it all is where a "medicine cabinet" comes in. But have you put much thought into just exactly what is in there? What is stashed away, waiting for you to desperately need it in a moment of crisis? Most of our medicine cabinets are filled with old prescriptions, half-used bottles and creams. And the ever-expanding prescription and over-the-counter market attempts to provide … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett files for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

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Below is an email Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett sent to his supporters today. Dear Friend, Today I filed my paperwork to officially run for Michigan's 8th Congressional District. From the moment we launched our campaign, my wife Corrin and I have been overwhelmed by support from every corner of the district. We've been connecting with supporters, grassroots activists and small businesses with one simple message: send Bryan Barnett to Congress. Here's why: I've served as … [Read more...]

Patterson declares Wednesday April 23 as “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County”

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has declared Wednesday, April 23 “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County” on behalf of the American Idol contestant from Farmington Hills, Mich. “Now that Jena Irene is in the top six, every vote counts - we want to help our hometown contestant make it to the finals,” Patterson said. “I honored Jena Irene with her own day to make sure our 1.2 million residents tune-in to watch this remarkably talented young woman and vote for … [Read more...]

Elected Officials and Community Leaders give support to Michael Webber’s State Representative campaign

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Michael Webber, who has served as Vice President of the Rochester Hills City Council for over two years and has served on the council for over six years, announced today community and elected official support for his Republican candidacy for State Representative from the 45th House District. The district – which is currently represented by term limited State Representative Tom McMillin – includes the cities of Rochester Hills and Rochester and a portion of the Charter Township of … [Read more...]

Rochester named ‘Tree City USA’ community by the Arbor Day Foundation

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The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced that the city of Rochester was named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the first time Rochester has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. “We are pleased to have received this Tree City USA recognition. It is a nice validation of the things we do as a City to prioritize trees, conservation, and the environment as an … [Read more...]

Rep. McMillin to turn in signatures for congressional run

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Today, Monday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m., Representative Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) will turn in signatures to officially run for U.S. Congress for the 8th Congressional District at the Michigan Secretary of State Bureau of Elections office at 430 West Allegan in Lansing. … [Read more...]

Conservative Leader Mike Bishop Joins Congressional Race

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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...]