Sharon Pizzuti is Ready to Serve Rochester Hills as the Next City Councilwoman At Large

The Pizzuti’s moved to Rochester Hills 27 years ago knowing it was where they wanted to live and raise a family. Their first apartment was at Dequindre Road and M-59, and they quickly became aware of the beautiful parks and exceptional services offered to its residents. Today, Sharon, her husband Rob, and their two daughters reside in Rochester Hills District 2. They are working parents who make time to volunteer in Rochester Community Schools, volunteer at church, and help neighbors. On … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Has Hollywood Run Out of Original Ideas?

Dear Crabby, When I was watching the Tony Awards®, I noticed a number of the musicals are based off movies. For example, “Mean Girls,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Tootsie.” That got me thinking about how it seems recently there are more and more remakes happening in TV and movies. It seems to be everywhere. So, are the folks in Hollywood just lazy or have they run out of original ideas? Thanks! Chanel Changer Dear Chanel Changer, I was asked something similar last year and at the time I … [Read more...]

Pomeroy Living Rochester Hosts Rebranding Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Pomeroy Living Rochester - Oakland County’s newest Continuing Care Retirement Community The newly rebranded Pomeroy Living Rochester will mark its official grand opening as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on June 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m., followed by an open house. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to expand our family of senior living communities and to expand upon Keith Pomeroy’s vision of combining the best … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Hosts Annual Garden Walk

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club present the 20th Annual Rochester Garden Walk Advance tickets available now until noon on June 19, through Pay Pal, on-site at the Rochester Hills Museum, at Bordine’s Nursery (Rochester location), Lytle Pharmacy, and Piechniks Garden Gate. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Rochester Garden Walk - Rain or shine - Thursday, June … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools’ Bonds Sell at a Premium

The Rochester Community School District Series II bond sale resulted in the second largest competitive sale nationwide. The district received six proposals for the bonds with true interest costs (the actual costs of taking out a loan) ranging from 2.85-2.98 percent. Bank of America was the successful bidder which included a premium in the amount of approximately $971,800. The face value of the bonds totaled $56,025,000. “The Board’s vision and long-term commitment to the strategic plan … [Read more...]

Livernois Reconstruction Project in Rochester Hills Expected to Start June 19

Livernois Road Reconstruction The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the City of Rochester Hills, expects to begin reconstruction on Livernois Road, from Avon Road to Walton Road, on June 19. Construction is expected to be completed in late November. Last year, RCOC performed heavy maintenance work on this section of Livernois Road to keep the road drivable until the 2019 reconstruction. This approximately $5.6 million reconstruction project is funded with a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do People Still Give Graduation Gifts?

Dear Crabby, Just the other day I went to my mailbox and was besieged with at least a half dozen graduation announcement/open house invitations. It’s been ages since I went to one of these things. Do people still give gifts? And what is preferred - money or an actual gift? Thanks! Alice Alumna Dear Alice Alumna, Ah, yes. I remember those days when all your valuable summer weekends were occupied with schlepping from one potato salad-filled party to another. Now that I think of it, … [Read more...]

Author’s Corner: Creative Ideas

So, Where Do Creative Ideas Come From? The answer might surprise you. In Paul McCartney’s biography, he shared this secret: “… John often had just the first verse, which was always enough. It was the direction … the signpost … the inspiration for the whole song. I hate the word, but it was the template.” In other words, The Beatles, the most successful rock band in history, used a template to create blockbuster songs. They’re not the only ones. For instance, Agatha Christie, one of the … [Read more...]

Coexisting with Deer in the Summer

As the flowers bloom and residents work on outside landscaping, deer become attracted to home gardens. Deer think flowers like hostas, roses, and daylilies are a tasty treat on a summer’s day. It is important to take a multi-faceted approach when trying to keep deer from eating the plants in your garden. This includes planting species that are “deer resistant.” Plants that have prickly foliage, furry leaves, strong scents or tastes are less likely to be eaten. Along with planting these type … [Read more...]

Vintage Family Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm

Vintage Family Square Dance in Oakland Township Saturday, June 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cranberry Lake Farm / Flumerfelt Barn 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Township Square Dancing is free Caller Glen Morningstar and The Ruffwater Stringband Oakland Township Historical Society will have ice cream available … [Read more...]