Teamwork Cleans Up Creek

Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project

The Paint Creek is one of the few remaining coldwater-designated trout streams in southeast Michigan, and it’s a popular spot for fly-fishing enthusiasts. To protect, enhance and promote the natural resource, the Clinton River Watershed Council has teamed with several organizations to create the Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project. Team members include ... READ MORE Photo is Courtesy of the Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project Original Story from C&G … [Read more...]

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

Club member Susan Gerrits with scholarship winner Chloe Schulz and her science teacher Brian Trudeau

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in August. The camp increases appreciation and enjoyment of nature, science and ecology. It fosters scientifically rooted knowledge of the environment and … [Read more...]

Melissa Gilbert Drops Out of Michigan Congressional Race

Gilbert Drops Out, Hands Bishop a Win

The childhood star who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie” says she’s “physically unable” to continue campaign. “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert said Tuesday she is dropping out of her congressional race, a move that makes first-term U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, a shoo-in for re-election. In a statement, Gilbert cited ... READ MORE Photos and Story Shared from the Rochester-Rochester Hills, MI Patch … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Did You Hear the Cats Won?

Dear Crabby Gives Advice

Dear Crabby, Did you hear Rochester City Council backtracked their stance on the cat ordinance you wrote about last week? Sincerely, Public Comment   Dear Public Comment, Well yes I did. Readers can refresh their memories here by taking a look at last week's column. Fortunately, for the cats and their owners, a couple of well-respected women offered public comment at Monday's Rochester City Council meeting regarding the "clean-up" of the ordinance that would have forced cat … [Read more...]

Skip the Sales and Pancakes this Memorial Day and Honor the Sacred Dead Instead

Judge Warren Honors Memorial Day

Commentary on Memorial Day, by Judge Michael Warren I love pancakes, especially at the International House of Pancakes. However, when I sat down recently at my friendly neighborhood IHOP, I was barraged at the table with the message that I should "celebrate Memorial Day" by buying red, white and blue pancakes. My stomach ached instead of hungered. We should honor Memorial Day, not cheapen it with pretty pancakes. Of course, IHOP is hardly an outlier. Look around, the crass … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Present Grant to the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County

Women's Alliance representative, Torri Mathes and Women’s Fund Board Member, Maria Trahan

The Women’s Fund provided the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County with a $750.00 grant for their recent “Business Protocols for Success” event The grant will assist an innovative training program designed to help women at all stages of their career excel in the professional world. The check was presented to Women's Alliance representative, Torri Mathes by Women’s Fund Board Member, Maria Trahan. "Business Protocols for Success was an exciting event that focused on teaching … [Read more...]

Jump Rope Event Raises Money for the American Heart Association

Deerfield Elementary student concentrates on jumping rope to raise money for the American Heart Association

Avondale School District annual Jump Rope for Heart events raise almost $34,000 More than 1500 Avondale School District elementary students helped raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association (AHA) during the District’s annual Jump Rope for Heart events this school year. The district’s four elementary schools, Auburn Elementary, Deerfield Elementary, R. Grant Graham Elementary, and Woodland Elementary each hosted an event that brought in a combined $33,495. This year’s … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester

Where the Trails Meet

Where the Trails Meet Rochester has been named a 2015 Nationally Certified Main Street Community, which emphasizes historic preservation. Finding a balance between the needs of residents, businesses and visitors in the historical downtown area can be challenging. Rochester has adapted to many changes since 1817 and is now at the heart of an increasingly popular recreational trail system connection. The Paint Creek, Clinton River, and Macomb Orchard Trails are a part of a vital network … [Read more...]

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Brookland School 2016 - photo by Deborah J. Larsen

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it for demolition this summer. The school was born in controversy. In 1927, the voters of Avon Township School District #3 – a rural district … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Veterans

Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan

A crowd of several thousand veterans, families, friends and the general public are expected to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring deceased veterans interred at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will host the 11th annual observance, set for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Brigadier General David G. Bassett, U.S. Army, Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems will be the keynote speaker. There will be patriotic music by Men of Grace. The … [Read more...]