Dear Crabby, What’s all the hype about Cider Mills?

Dear Crabby, I just moved to the area from down south, and I see all these signs and advertisements for cider mills.  What is all the hype for?  What do these mills have to offer? Sincerely, Sal Sourly Dear Mr. Sourly, As a lifelong Michigander, and as a Rochester Hills resident who has three cider mills within three miles of my house, I have to say that I am a big fan of them!  I'm not sure how the whole thing got started; I assume some farmer had a big crop of apples and was … [Read more...]

Art & Apples kicks off fall 2011

It just wouldn’t be September in Rochester without Art & Apples.  Though beats and eats will be plentiful, it’s art that takes center stage at the annual fund-raiser for Rochester’s nonprofit Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Michigan’s second-largest juried fine-art fair, the festival was ranked in the top 20 fine-art festivals in the U.S. last year by Sunshine Artist magazine.  Now in its 46th year, the festival will be held Sept. 9-11 in Rochester Municipal Park. More than 285 … [Read more...]

Art and Apples 2010 is Here!

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts, the Art & Apples Festival is Michigan's second largest juried fine art festival with an average attendance of over 125,000 festival-goers and 285+ artists from across the country. The festival showcases artists from across the country, local and national entertainment acts, a free Kids Art Zone, Activity Zone, 3 food courts and more. The Rochester Park was being transformed into a festival wonderland today as hundreds of artists and vendor's … [Read more...]