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Sap-to-Syrup at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Hosts Popular Sap-to-Syrup Event On Saturday, March 14 the City of Rochester Hills will host its annual Sap-to-Syrup program at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Before you know it, the cold weather will be on its way out and warmer conditions will begin. When the cold temperature at night rises during the day … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Do the Girl Scout Still Sell Cookies?

Dear Crabby, Years ago my daughter sold Girl Scout cookies. We would have so many boxes, our house smelled like Thin Mints for months! But nowadays I feel like I hardly see them out selling cookies. Do you know if they’re still selling them and where I can buy them? Thanks! Tina Mints Dear Tina Mints, I hear what you’re saying, but you … [Read More...]

Laugh Along with the Avon Players’ ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

An impresario’s desperation leads to comedic confusion    Metro Detroit audiences will get a humorous view of the world of opera as Avon Players presents the classic farce Lend Me a Tenor, running March 6-21 in Rochester Hills, MI. Henry Saunders (Joe Colosi), the general manager of a Midwestern opera company, is primed to welcome the … [Read More...]

The Blue Cats on the Prowl this Sunday

The Rochester Hills Public Library Sunday Concert Series to feature The Blue Cat Band The Rochester Hills Public Library presents, “The Blue Cats on the Prowl” with the Blue Cat Band on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Together for 22 years, The Blue Cat Band combines four lifetimes of musical … [Read More...]

St. John Lutheran Church Celebrates a Century

The History of St. John Lutheran Church & School in Rochester In early 1920, a small band of first- and second-generation German immigrants living in Rochester decided it was time to stop riding the interurban car to Royal Oak to attend church services. They asked their pastor, the Rev. Otto H. Frincke of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Royal Oak, … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Is It Too Late to Register to Vote?

Dear Crabby, My neighbor and I were commiserating the other day about the impending onslaught of campaign commercials coming our way as the elections draw closer. But she caught me off guard when she asked about the deadline for registering to vote. When is that again? Thanks! Fran Forgetful Dear Fran Forgetful, Great question! Just to … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘Working’ Celebrates the Hope and Heart that Built America

America was built by men and women who displayed tremendous ingenuity and grit. A new country didn’t happen overnight, so they rolled up their sleeves and put in the work — a lot of hard work. This past Saturday, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) paid homage to the plight of the American worker with the musical Working, now playing until March 8 on the … [Read More...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 55th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) 2020-2021 season has a lineup that has a show for everyone! “We’re excited to have several Michigan premieres and a North American drama premiere during our 55th season,” said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director. “We’ve got a fabulous variety of shows and, of course, we’re kicking things off with a great event this … [Read More...]

Kayak Landing at Innovation Hills

At the February 10 city council meeting, Rochester Hills City Council approved a contract for the installation of a universal design Kayak Landing at Innovation Hills. This is part of a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant accepted by City Council in November 2018. This landing will allow a kayaker or canoer to stop at Innovation Hills, use the … [Read More...]

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