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Fourteen-Year-Old West Middle School Student Writes ‘Kill List for Future’ is Suspended

Wednesday, December 4, Rochester Community Schools Incident Report A Deputy who is assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO) was contacted by a school administrator from West Middle School, which is in the 500 block of Old Perch Rd, regarding a threat made by one of their students. A 14-year-old student had written a “Kill List for Future” and … [Read More...]

Holiday Cheer Abounds this Season at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting a variety of programs and concerts this year to spread holiday cheer RHPL’s beloved “Polar Express” event is on Friday, December 6, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Experience the holidays throughout the library with crafts, a story (The Polar Express, of course), cookie decorating, games, and letters to … [Read More...]

Holiday Home Tour Event Returns on December 15

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2019 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) The showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see, will be Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Maps on tickets direct patrons to the homes, all located in the general Rochester/Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp. Area. The tour’s … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Tip My Delivery Person During the Holidays?

Dear Crabby, Before the first flake fell, I was seeing Amazon Prime, FedEx, and UPS vans zipping through my neighborhood. This got me wondering if there is any tipping or gifting protocol for these poor folks who have to schlep all my Cyber Monday deals to my doorstep. Thanks! Ima Giver Dear Ima Giver, Ahh, yes. Cyber Monday. The … [Read More...]

Oakland University to Present ‘Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege’

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege from December 5-7 in the Varner Lab Theatre in Varner Hall. “In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute play on the topic of Trayvon … [Read More...]

Rochester Symphony Guild hosts Christmas Luncheon December 9

The Rochester Symphony Guild is pleased to invite you to its annual Christmas Luncheon, Monday, December 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Royal Park Hotel Ballroom in Rochester. The holiday event features a delicious lunch and a musical performance by Matthew Duncan, vocalist, and entertainer. He is considered a pop crooner with a … [Read More...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents ‘Sounds of the Holidays’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present their “Sounds of the Holidays” concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted. The concert will include, among others,” Christmas March” by Edwin F. Goldman, … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Give Yourself the Gift of Avon Players’ Holiday Variety Show ‘Forever Christmas’

Three years ago as I sat waiting for this show to start, I was worn out and my Christmas spirit was nearly nonexistent. I had doubts if a holiday variety show would be able to change the way I felt, but it did. And I’m happy to say this year’s production, playing until December 14 in Rochester Hills, MI, sent my spirits soaring once again! In an … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Family and Love are the Heart of Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

A Christmas Carol was my dad’s favorite holiday movie. In fact, he owned nearly every version, so I grew up appreciating the different spin each one put on the story. But no matter the adaptation, the common thread that ran through them all was love, hope, and redemption. But it wasn’t until watching Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) seminal production … [Read More...]

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