Happy Quad-iversary to Rochester Media and The Community Edge


Happy "Quad-iversary" to Rochester Media and The Community Edge.  We are amazed that four years have already passed since the first issue of The Community Edge made its debut! After 208 issues have been created, distributed, and read, we are thrilled that the community is still warmly welcoming us. We want to take a moment to update you on the past year's progress. Our weekly email, titled The Community Edge, currently reaches over 1,900 subscribers. We have had 168,000 unique visitors to our … [Read more...]

Big, Bright Ball Returns Sunday, August 3

Big Bright Ball Returns Sunday August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester

Looking Forward to Winter? Probably not, since summer took a while to get here. However, everyone knows winter will come eventually, and with it, the holidays, the parade, and the Big, Bright Light Show that illuminates 1.5 million lights. The lights drape the buildings along Main Street and have become a huge attraction for the city. If summertime seems to be slipping by, Rochester Media suggests you attend the Big, Bright Ball on August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 … [Read more...]

Former Rochester Hills resident offers seniors a way to live ‘Gracefully’

Graceful Living

In response to the growing demand for exceptional senior care, a new, innovative facility is on the verge of opening its doors in Howell, Michigan. "Graceful Living" is the fitting name of the new home, and also defines what sets this concept apart from typical elder care. The catalysts behind this new setting are two dedicated women, the joyful Grace Terry, and former Rochester Hills resident Laura Kwapis. They live with a passion for setting a new standard of a graceful, holistic, and … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why do men hold doors open but then cut us off in the parking lot?


Dear Crabby, Why is it that men will hold a door open for a woman, but will then cut them off in the parking lot to get the better parking spot? Doesn't this seem hypocritical? I mean are these men for real or what? Sincerely, Sick and Tired Dear Sick and Tired, Well, I have been on both sides of this coin. I was always raised to open doors for ladies and to be a gentleman. However, I was also raised to be competitive and to seek to get the best parking spot. I cannot always tell if … [Read more...]

Call for Entries from Pontiac Artists

Titled, North Saginaw, by artist Peter Crow

Are you a Pontiac Artist? The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) is hosting their annual local artist exhibition during the month of August. The call for entries is open until July 29, 2014, for two- and three-dimensional art. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 1, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition runs during the month of August, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Pontiac artists are eligible if they live or have their studio within the city … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Can mommy get quiet time?


Dear Crabby, I'm the parent of four very small children. I love to read. However, every time I try to sit down with a good book, I am bombarded with various interruptions. I end up reading and rereading the same two sentences over and over. I have become so frustrated that I have stopped trying to read. Is it worth trying to pursue my passion again? Sincerely, Frazzled Frannie Dear Frazzled Frannie, It seems like I have been where you are myself. I know that at times we can get so … [Read more...]

Spider-Man swings through Rochester Hills


Customers at Chili's in Rochester Hills were entertained and thrilled with The Amazing Spider-Man on Tuesday night, July 15th. Staff told Rochester Media that they were excited to have the Spidy sensation in their restaurant, and they planned for more characters on the third Tuesday of every month this year. The public can sign up for Chili's email list at their website, www.chilis.com, in order to receive coupons and notifications. As to whether this was the actual superhero or not, … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital in Rochester For Sale?


According to Crain's Detroit, "Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, a 254-bed nonprofit hospital in Rochester Hills, is up for sale...In 2013, Crittenton Hospital lost $22.2 million on operations, an increase of 38 percent from 2012’s operational loss of $16.1 million, according to the hospital’s audited financial report. Powell attributed the loss to decrease in patient volume and a changeover to a new accounts receivables system. Total revenue dropped 6.3 percent to $228 million last year, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library construction to begin week of July 14

Temporary book return chute.

Construction on a 6,600-square foot expansion of the Rochester Hills Public Library will begin the week of July 14and should be compete in six months. The main focus of the project is to make the drive-up window and return chutes easier to access. “Currently you can return materials from your car, but this is difficult due to the number of 90-degree turns,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “In essence we will pull the south edge of the building out so you will approach the … [Read more...]

The Rainbow Connection Celebrates Making Dreams Come True

Wish Ambassador Rebecca from Rochester will attend with her family.

The Rainbow Connection, along with founder L. Brooks Patterson, is hosting The Dobson, its annual signature event on Monday, July 28, 2014. The event celebrates 35 years of making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. Master of Ceremonies, Dave LewAllen of Channel 7 Action News will join Mr. Patterson in welcoming more than 400 guests to an evening of live entertainment, dinner and a celebration sure to touch the hearts of all who attend. Mary Grace … [Read more...]