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Dear Crabby, Is This Weekend’s Snow Storm a Big Deal?

Dear Crabby, I've Heard on the News that this is our First Big Snow Storm of the Season, didn't we have that in November. Is this Weekend's Snow Storm a Big Deal? Sincerely, Normal for January   Dear Normal for January, Well there goes the weather reporter again, trying to fool us. Yes, we had nearly a foot of snow in these parts back … [Read More...]

Fire & Ice Festival this Weekend in Downtown Rochester

The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester will be the inaugural event to commemorate Oakland County’s bicentennial year, County Executive David Coulter announced today. The fireworks pre-show will honor Oakland County’s 200 years and the event stage will have a bicentennial ice sculpture. “We can’t think of a better way to kick off … [Read More...]

Travel to Antarctica at the Library with Jim and Py Wolfe

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Expedition to Antarctica,” with world-traveling couple Jim and Py Wolfe The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome world travelers Jim and Py Wolfe to present “Expedition to Antarctica” on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The program will take … [Read More...]

Hometown Author Laurie Chandlar Discusses her Art Deco Mystery Series

The Rochester Hills Public Library Welcomes Hometown Author L.A. Chandlar on January 23 The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome author Laurie (L.A.) Chandlar, who will discuss her “Art Deco Mystery Series” novels on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Chandlar is a 2019 Agatha Award-nominee … [Read More...]

Chief Financial Employee Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year

Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year by MichBusiness MichBusiness recently named Cheryl Boodram, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Chief Financial Credit Union, a 2019 Transformative Leader of the Year. The MichBusiness Transformative Leader award recognizes leaders who are remarkable at elevating the quality of … [Read More...]

Rochester Rotary Awards Grant to Rochester Area Youth Assistance

Rochester Rotary Charities recently awarded Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) a $5,000 grant to help with their mission to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. Rochester Rotary Charities is a nonprofit organization … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Who is Ricky Gervais?

Dear Crabby, Who is Ricky Gervais and Why is Everyone Talking about Him? Sincerely, M. Scott   Dear M. Scott, Well, like you, I had no idea who he was either until all the hoopla about his monologue at the recent Golden Globes. There I was, a Sunday evening, flipping TV channels with the grandkids only to come across his rant about … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Mirth, Mischief, and Marriage Cast a Spell in ‘Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Later this year, Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit will once again occupy space in London’s West End. But the good news is you don’t have book a flight to see this comedic masterpiece. Just head over to Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester where it is playing through February 2, 2020. Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit … [Read More...]

Esports Added to Oakland University Athletics Program

Oakland University first D-1 school to add varsity esports team in Michigan Oakland University has become the first Division I university in the state of Michigan to formally announce the addition of a varsity esports team to its athletics program. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2020. The University also announced a … [Read More...]

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