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Dear Crabby, Will Rochester Hills Ever Have a New Mayor?

Dear Crabby, Now that Mayor Barnett has won his fourth term, I wonder, will Rochester Hills ever have a new Mayor? Sincerely, New Blood Wanted   Dear New Blood, I'm old and the mayor is young, so I might not see it in my lifetime, but others will. I only met the mayor once - they were giving away free cupcakes at some local event and … [Read More...]

Holiday Farmers’ Market is Back for the Season in Downtown Rochester

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market. Now open for its fourth season on Thursdays, the market will conveniently take place indoors at the Rochester Fire Department. The Fire Department is located at 277 Second Street, directly across the street from the regular farmers’ … [Read More...]

Gifts & Greens Market Is A Holiday Tradition

For almost three-quarters of a century, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. The first annual sale began just after World War II in 1946, when telephones were a novelty and radios outnumbered televisions. Today, information is at our fingertips and it is just as easy to call an … [Read More...]

Holiday Sip & Shop at OPC

Sip & Shop is the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) annual holiday shopping event. This year, it’s on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Sip & Shop offers shoppers a variety of vendors all under one roof, so grab your friends and spend an evening shopping and socializing. For just $5, attendees can peruse items from local … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Oakland University’s ‘Blue Stockings’ is a Brilliant Study of the Fight for Education and Owning One’s Knowledge

Part of the excitement of seeing an Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance production is the anticipation of finding out what is waiting as you round the corner and enter the transformed space. This time it is Blue Stockings – a beautiful, funny, and thought-provoking piece of theatre directed by Karen Sheridan and running now … [Read More...]

Explore the Beauty of South Korea with the Rochester Hills Public Library

For many, South Korea is a little known country on a distant side of the globe, but for Mariya Fogarasi it was home. She’ll be take patrons on a tour of the beautiful country, and share her stories from her four years living in South Korea. “Many people don’t realize how stunningly beautiful South Korea is, or how powerful their past has … [Read More...]

Ring in the Holidays with Avon Players’ ‘Forever Christmas’

Enjoy the music of the season and laugh alongside your loved ones at this original variety show Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running November 29 - December 14 in Rochester Hills, MI. Do you remember gathering with … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Why is Thanksgiving Late this Year?

Dear Crabby, Why is Thanksgiving Late this Year? Sincerely, Holly Day   Dear Holly, A little known fact is that Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November, while most people assume it's the last Thursday of the month. Normally, the fourth Thursday and the last Thursday are one in the same. But when you have five Thursdays in a … [Read More...]

Rochester Cider Mill is Oakland Township’s Oldest Cider Location

In 1938, Frederick Sargeant and his son, George, planted an orchard on a 73-acre parcel along North Rochester Road in Oakland Township. Sargeant’s Fruit Farm sold apples, peaches, and cherries, along with tomatoes, potatoes, and flowers from a farm stand on the property. In 1948-49, they made an addition to the building to accommodate a cider mill … [Read More...]

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