Dear Crabby, Where’s the Best Cider Mill in Southeast Michigan?

Dear Crabby, Now that fall sorta feels like it’s here, I was wondering if you have a favorite cider mill you could recommend. Thanks, Paul Pomme Dear Paul Pomme, Gee, pal. Are you looking to get me into trouble? Michiganders take their cider mills pretty seriously and showing favoritism could cost me some fans. Then again, when have I ever cared what people think about me? While I haven’t been to every cider mill in southeast Michigan, I will tell you where you go all comes down to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Cider Tasting

Visiting Michigan Cider Mills To get you in the fall mood, the Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting a cider tasting during the lecture, Visiting Michigan Cider Mills on October 10. Starting at 7:00 p.m., writer and local cider enthusiast Michael Dwyer will speak on the variety of cider mills throughout the state. Concluding the event will be a cider tasting.  “Southeast Michigan is fortunate to have several cider mills in our community, each one offering the visitor a difference … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference Welcomes Tom Daldin as Morning Keynote

Rochester Writers’ Tenth Annual Fall Conference “Made in Michigan” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ tenth annual fall conference at Oakland University on Saturday, October 21. The morning keynote speaker is Tom Daldin from the PBS TV show, Under the Radar Michigan. Tom is the host and writer of this Emmy award-winning program featuring Michigan destinations. Daldin lives in Downtown Rochester. John D. Lamb, songwriter and director of Springfed Arts, is the afternoon keynote speaker. Lamb … [Read more...]

Arts, Beats & Eats Festival Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Partnerships, Cultural Features, and Fitness Fun While summer is just getting started, organizers of the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival are well on their way to planning for the 20th anniversary edition. The Labor Day weekend event originated in Pontiac and is now held in Royal Oak (September 1-4, 2017). Festival organizers announced new cultural offerings and public engagement components at a special function … [Read more...]

Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

Award Winners, Vehicle Introductions, the Future of Mobility and More at the 2017 NAIAS

The 2017 North American International Auto Show is HERE and in full throttle in Detroit at Cobo Center. Rochester Media and the Community Edge were one of the over 5,000 journalists in attendance. Car enthusiasts have until Sunday, January 22, to visit to see the best in new cars and trucks, new technology, and the future of mobility. Well over 800,000 people will check out the cars, dozens of which are vehicle introductions, debuts and concept cars, such as the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2017 BMW … [Read more...]

65th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

The 2016 Theme of the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is "Holiday Masquerade", celebrating the mystery and magic of the holidays on our very own Main Street will be on Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 65th event is presented by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Parade begins at the corner of Tienken and Rochester Roads and continues south along Main Street to Third Street in Downtown Rochester. Come early to find parking and a place to watch the parade. … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference

A Full Day of Presentations by Michigan Speakers, Authors, and Educators. All Sessions, Refreshments, and Lunch Included. www.RochesterWriters.com   … [Read more...]

Cider Mill Hike

Next Tuesday, Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, will join The Midweek Meanders walking group to lead a hike in Oakland Township and the Village of Goodison to visit two of the area's cider mills. Free and open to all. Meet at 10:30 a.m. under the large covered porch at the Paint Creek Cider Mill building at 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. (about 2 1/2 miles north from Rochester Road). Paint Creek Cider Mill (lots of free parking) is a large cedar building. From there we'll explore the new … [Read more...]

Paddle to the Symphony July 16

The 2016 Paddle to the Symphony For over 20 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan, has been the home to Paddle to the Symphony. Once again, the event returns to the park and to Kent Lake for an evening of music and paddling. The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Maple Beach. However, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake on the shoreline of North Martindale Beach – hence the term paddle to the symphony. Started by … [Read more...]