Dear Crabby, What’s Your Favorite Season?

Dear Crabby, What's Your Favorite Season? Sincerely, Autumn Taker   Dear Autumn, Your name says it all - the season I like best is Fall. We are blessed to have four wonderful seasons in Michigan - granted, Winter lasts too long - but the Autumn is the best. While I hate to see summer end, the fall months bring so many good things our way. Football. Fortunately, we have good collage teams to supplement our lacking of a professional football team, unless you want to count the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Have you ever Missed a Deadline?

Dear Crabby, I'm a New Freelance Writer and I'm Wondering, Have you ever Missed a Deadline? Sincerely, Fred Lance   Funny you should ask. I missed my last deadline and pulled your question out of the proverbial hat serendipitously. I normally don't use such a hefty vocabulary, but I feel the need to impress my editor to keep my job. Labor Day Weekend was a lot of work – pun intended – as it is every year. Then we had another big weekend planned – kids, grandkids – with lots of … [Read more...]

Win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets

Want a chance to win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets? Ask Dear Crabby a question this month by emailing him at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is Sitting During the National Anthem Un-American?

Dear Crabby, I’m sure by now you’ve heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem because as he put it, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Do you think not standing for the national anthem is un-American? Thanks, Paulina Paz Dear Ms. Paz, Yes, it is un-American. If you don’t stand for the national anthem you’re a horrible person who should vacate … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do People Dislike Pit Bulls?

Dear Crabby, I’ve been following the story of Diggy the dog in The Oakland Press and whether or not his owners should be allowed to keep him because there is a ban on pit bulls in Waterford. Why does it seem like there is no love for this breed? Thanks, Greg Growler Dear Mr. Growler, Good gracious. Are people still yammering on about this? I think the first time I gave my two cents on this issue was four years ago! In case your memory is as flighty as mine, let me summarize what I … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will I-75 Be Finished in Our Lifetime?

Dear Crabby, Just when you think Michigan’s orange barrel season might be tapering off – boom! The big I-75 project starts. Do you really think it will take as long as they’re saying? If so, I may need to move. Thanks, Bob Bitumen Dear Bob Bitumen, First, I think it’s hilarious that you believe orange barrel season ever ends in this state. I’m pretty sure somewhere there is still some road being worked on dating back to when Michigan became a state in 1837. Second, I definitely … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Many More Lives Does Harry Potter Have?

Dear Crabby, Did we turn the clock back a decade? Because I feel like I’m living Harry Potter hysteria all over again. He’s at my library, the bookstore, and just about everywhere else I turn. What is it about 'the boy who loved' that people won't leave him alone? Thanks! Doug Dumbell Dear Doug Dumbell, Ma’am, you’re lucky I have grandkids or I wouldn’t know what in tarnation you were talking about. But even though I’m older than dirt, I do like to stay current with what the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s Wrong with the U.S. Olympic Team Uniforms?

Dear Crabby, The Summer Olympics kick off in Rio on Friday and I was all excited… until I saw what they’ll be wearing in the Opening Ceremonies. Ugh. Who designs these outfits and aren’t we supposed to be setting the bar for excellence for the rest of the world? Thanks, Paula Patriotic Dear Paula Patriotic, Ha! ‘Bar of excellence.’ That’s a good one, but I think I know what you’re referring to. The recent unveiling of what members of the U.S. Olympic team will be sporting when they … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is the Floatable Boatable and Why is it Returning?

Dear Crabby, What is the Floatable Boatable and Why is it Returning? Sincerely, Wanda Wandaknow   Well, Well, Well, Wanda, This brings back memories. The Floatable Boatable was an event in 1969 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Rochester being incorporated into a village. As part of the celebration, men sported beards and women wore hoop skirts. There were parties, parades, and dancing. Memorial Day weekend brought us the Floatable Boatable. Pitched as a sort of regatta … [Read more...]

1,000 Likes and Counting

It may not sound like much to large companies, but we're excited to reach 1,000 likes on our Facebook Page. The Community Edge hit that landmark a few days ago and we wanted to thank you for being a part of bringing hyper-local news to you, are readers. Thank you. We actually have three Facebook Pages. The Community Edge is our news outlet. But we also have one for Rochester Media, our publishing branch, and Dear Crabby has is own (he demanded it, but still has trouble using the … [Read more...]