Dear Crabby, What is the Difference between the Auto Show and Autorama?

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Dear Crabby, What’s the difference between the Auto Show and the Autorama? Sincerely, J. Walker Dear J. Walker, If you’re from the Detroit area, then you should know. Cars are our thing. We don’t walk – we drive! But since both events are held at Cobo Hall in the winter and begin with “auto,” I can understand the confusion. The simplest way to remember is the Auto Show is NEW cars – think showcase, as in what’s new and hot now. The Autorama is OLD cars – sing the … [Read more...]

The 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama this Weekend

2015 Autorama

Pitched as the America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show, the 63rd Annual Autorama returns to Cobo Hall in Downtown Detroit this weekend. Nearly 1,000 hot rods and customs cars that have been chopped, channeled, dumped and decked will keep all the car buffs busy for hours. The featured vehicles will be five cars from the Fast and Furious movie franchise. “We are delighted to have this amazing collection of movie cars at this year’s Autorama,” said Peter A. Toundas, President of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Deal with a Troubled Relative?

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

Dear Crabby, For over 20 years my mother-in-law has been neglecting her son (my husband) and grandchildren in favor of her other son who has multiple addiction problems. It seems like he gets all the attention, while we get ignored, but are expected to drop everything and help out—no questions asked. Needless to say this really irks me. Should I stay silent or do you think I should say something to her for the sake of my family? I know this question is a little heavier than what you usually … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills Celebrates its First Anniversary – A Year of Engagement & Awareness

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Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) is proud of our first year of fighting for local resident voices in public property decisions, and helping shape the local and State conversation on issues specific to oil and gas exploration in high density residential areas. Perhaps the first organization of its kind in Michigan – we are a non-partisan, nonprofit group who is NOT against domestic energy production, but believes industrial activities belong in appropriate areas and should be pursued with a … [Read more...]

Do a Good Deed in Your Community!

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Join Rochester on Sunday, March 15 as the city participates in Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day is an international event with over 500,000 participants in 50-plus countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on this day. For Rochester’s Good Deed, we are collecting new toys and books for The Birthday Room at the Clothes Closet, a program of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Every book and toy donated will go to a child who might otherwise not receive a birthday … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Opens for 2015 Drop-In Tours

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open for drop-in tours starting Saturday, March 6. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum encompasses 16 acres of historic buildings, gardens, houses, barns, children’s garden, historic landscape, and a schoolhouse. The Lemuel Taylor family settled the area in 1823. After Lemuel’s daughter, Sarah, married Joshua Van Hoosen the farm named changed. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, a renowned surgeon, grew up here and … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett to Run as Write-In Candidate with VIDEO

Write-In Bryan Barnett

Close to forty people from the community gathered at Yates Cider Mill on Monday to show their support for Mayor Bryan Barnett as he announced his campaign to run as a write-in candidate for mayor of Rochester Hills. The Rochester Hills City Charter limits candidates to two terms on the ballot. However, those seeking a third term may run as a write-in Candidate. Yates owner, Mike Titus, welcomed friends, area students and community leaders, including Congressman Mike Bishop and Oakland … [Read more...]

Rochester School Wins Grand Prize Winner 2015 National Future City Competition

Future City

For the second straight year, Michigan's Future City team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester has won the National Future City Competition. Teams from 37 middle schools and organizations from across the country participated in the finals, which took place as part of Engineers Week, February 14-18, 2015. Since last fall, 40,000 middle school students from 1,350 schools have been engaged in the 2014-15 Future City Competition. The judging was held Monday and Tuesday in … [Read more...]

Top Travel Destinations for 2015

Zip Line Adventure in Costa Rica

Top Travel Destinations for 2015 Every travel expert, travel website, or major news outlet has published a list of the top travel destinations to consider in 2015. Here are a few of those lists to peruse as you and the family curl up by a fireplace, drink hot chocolate and try to stay warm over the next several days. U.S. News Travel Paris London Barcelona Maui New York City San Francisco Puerto Rico Sydney Rio de Janeiro Bora … [Read more...]

Get Creative with Leftover Holiday Candy

Empty Choclate

I try really hard to limit the amount of junk my kids eat. Not only does this help them but it helps me, too. We aren't perfect by any means but I do try to do a few things to keep us on the healthier side. First, I try not to even buy the junk food. If it's in the house then we'll eat it. Second, if I do buy sweets, like ice cream, then I'll buy the smallest size container so there's enough for everyone to have one serving then it's gone. Third, I plan ahead. This meant that last week, leading … [Read more...]