Win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets

Want a chance to win Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets? Ask Dear Crabby a question by emailing him at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com If Dear Crabby uses your question from now until September 1, Rochester Media will send you a family four-pack of tickets to attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival - good any day of the 2017 season. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Have you Been to the Renaissance Festival?

Dear Crabby, You gave away tickets to it, but I was wondering if you have ever been to the Michigan Renaissance Festival? Sincerely, Interested Princess   Dear Princess, First of all, I would like to thank everyone who sent in a question for a chance to win tickets to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. I think we've done this for the last three years. Although, I have to wonder why my wonderful sage-like advice needs an incentive at all. My editor passes along a question each … [Read more...]

Michigan Festivals & Events Association Receives Grants

Michigan Festivals & Events Association Receives Services to the Field and Capitol Improvement Grants President and CEO Sue Bila is pleased to announce Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA) has received a $50,000 Services to the Field matching grant and a $2,875 Capitol Improvement matching grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The funds from the Services to the Field grant will be used to produce the new and enhanced 2017 magazine including … [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...]

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...]

Dear Crabby, Why do Men do all the Grilling?

Dear Crabby, Everywhere I Went Over the Holiday Weekend People Were Serving BBQ, Why is it I Only Saw Men doing all the Grilling? Sincerely, Anna Kitchen   Dear Anna, Seems as though I just read something about this. Yes, it's true. Men do all the grilling outside. While we are perfectly happy to let the women folk mill around the kitchen chit-chatting, men are in charge of the outdoor cooking - grilling meat that is. We have a long tradition of killing wild game, building … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Tell Telemarketers to Take a Hike?

Dear Crabby, The other night I was sitting down to a nice meal with my family and the phone rang. Normally we let the machine get it, but I was expecting an important call, so I answered it. Of course, it turned out to be a telemarketer. Any suggestions on how I can get them to buzz off? Thanks, Ned Annoyed Dear Mr. Annoyed, Sure – don’t ever answer your phone – ha! Seriously, I know exactly what you’re saying. You’d think in our age of fancy-schmancy technology there wouldn’t be a … [Read more...]

Huzzah! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival Begins

The Annual Festival Returns! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival once again sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is ready to go with new attractions and returning favorites. Beat the crowds and arrive early, they open at 10:00 a.m. with free parking. Upon … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Should I Ask You?

Dear Crabby, Why should I ask you for your opinion about my life's questions? Justin Wondering Well Mr. Wondering, The short answer is I have a weekly column and you don’t. But perhaps you meant what qualifies me to answer questions about life? Then I would have to say because I come from the Silent Generation—that slice of the 20th Century squeezed between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. That group of listeners grew up in a tough time—the Great Depression—we heard it all. And … [Read more...]

The Michigan Renaissance Festival Returns!

Returning This Weekend for Seven Weekends Celebrating its 35th year, the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is ready to go with new attractions and returning favorites. Beat the crowds and arrive early, they open at 10:00 … [Read more...]