The Story of Homer Wing

Last November, the nation observed the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, or November 11, 1918 - the date when hostilities ceased on the battlefields of World War I. The armistice was welcome news for American families whose sons, fathers, brothers and husbands in uniform were serving in harm’s way. At railroad stations in towns across the country, people gathered to embrace the returning vets.  In Rochester, Michigan, it was a different story, at least for one family. Private First … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What was your First Column about?

Dear Crabby, What was your First Column about? Sincerely, New Reader   Dear New Reader, I assume you mean you're a new reader to my column and not a new reader in general, but if you are, you're in luck because I don't use big words and my grammar is atrocious (oops, there's a big word). Either way, you've come to the right place to get all the news you really need - at least that's how I feel - here at The Community Edge (my column being number one!). I had to do some … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Funds Two College Scholarships

Both Zackary Bosanac and Sarah DeGrendel have a lot in common. Each is a high school senior, graduating from Stoney Creek High School with strong academic accomplishments, and each is passionate about working in the environmental field when graduating from college. Every year, the Rochester Garden Club works in concert with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to fund scholarships for students who will be studying in environmental or horticultural fields. “These are just the sort of … [Read more...]

Serious Car Crash on Livernois Road

The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation in the investigation of a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on Livernois Road near River Bend Drive Thursday at 10:53 a.m. A 24-year-old female resident of Shelby Township was operating a 2001 Pontiac Montana northbound on Livernois Road when she drifted left of center and struck a 2005 Jeep Liberty that was traveling southbound. The Jeep was operated by an 18-year-old resident of Rochester Hills. … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice Soiree: An Evening Garden Affair to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival

Starry nights, warm breezes, and fragrant garden blooms create the perfect ambiance for the Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraising Soiree. On June 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. the community is invited to an elegant evening in the curated gardens of OPC to support Meals on Wheels in northeastern Oakland County. The Summer Solstice Soiree will begin with a cocktail hour strolling through the lower gardens and stone cottage of OPC. Live musicians will serenade … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Memorial Day Celebration

The 2019 Memorial Day Celebrations will take place throughout the Greater Rochester Area For more information on the Rochester Area Memorial Day Celebration, please contact Maggie Bobitz at the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Celebrates Home Fire Sprinkler Week

The Rochester Hills Fire Department will be celebrating Home Fire Sprinkler Week by conducting a Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration on May 23, at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at Rochester Hills Fire Department Station 1, located at 1111 Horizon Court Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309. The Rochester Hills Fire Department was recently awarded a $500 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to host this event. Fire departments across the country will conduct … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services. “There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Life, Love, and the ‘Company’ You Keep is at the Heart of Avon Players’ Latest Production

How do you solve a problem like Bobby’s? That’s the question on the minds of his married friends and the women in his life. And what is Bobby’s problem? He’s 35 and still single (gasp!). Welcome to composer Stephen Sondheim’s Company; an eccentric look at modern love in 1970's Manhattan and the closing production of Avon Players’ diverse 2018-2019 season, running now through June 1. When Company debuted on Broadway in 1970, it earned a record-setting 14 Tony Awards® nominations, of which … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Did My Trash Pick-Up Fees Increase So Much?

Dear Crabby, Why Did My Trash Pick-Up Fees Increase So Much in Rochester Hills? Sincerely, Carrie McCann   Dear Carrie, Well, well, well ... are you really surprised the cost of trash removal went up? All prices go up. But to better answer your question, I dug up the dirt on the new Green for Life deal. You may remember that our previous solid waste removal company sold the contract to GFL Environmental (Green for Life) in 2017. They took over the remainder of the contract. So, this … [Read more...]