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Dear Crabby, What is a Kraken?

Dear Crabby, One of the things I’ve really been missing during this pandemic is live, televised sporting events, so I was thrilled when hockey started up again. And then Seattle announced its new team name for the 2021–22 season – Kraken. Is this a joke? It has to be one of the silliest names in sports. What do you think? Thanks! B. … [Read More...]

OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies … [Read More...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

One of the missions of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education, and a primary method to fulfill that mission is the annual awarding of two $1500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from the Rochester Community Schools. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do Some People Wear a Face Mask While Driving?

Dear Crabby, I see people in cars, mostly solo drivers, wearing masks, why do some people wear a face mask while driving? Sincerely, Minnie Van Driver   Dear Minnie, I guess some folks just want to be as safe as possible ... or that after 160 executive orders from the governor that ranged from don't wear a mask, to donate masks to … [Read More...]

Help Needed to Outfit Children for School

Neighborhood House Needs Help Outfitting Children for School Neighborhood House is seeking new donated school supplies from July 13 - August 7. School supplies may be dropped off at the Neighborhood House office at 1720 South Livernois or at the Rochester Hills Public Library, Rams Horn Restaurant, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills … [Read More...]

Oakland University Graduate Student Linzi Hobbs Awarded Ash Honors Fellowship

The American Society of Hematology recently awarded the prestigious ASH HONORS fellowship to Oakland University (OU) graduate student Linzi Hobbs. The award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for first-, second-, and third-year medical students, as well as first- and second-year … [Read More...]

Oakland University Welcomes Dr. Brandy A. Randall as New Graduate School Dean

Following a successful national search, Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve as dean of the Graduate School at Oakland University (OU). Her position with OU will become effective on August 1, 2020. “I am honored to have been selected for this role, and look forward to working collaboratively with the campus and the community … [Read More...]

Neighborhood House Deploys $100,000 Grant

Neighborhood House Immediately Deploys $100,000 Grant in Response to Dire Economic Impact of Coronavirus Neighborhood House, with a mission to walk with neighbors forging the path toward self-sustainability, is thrilled to receive a $100,000 grant from Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The nonprofit organization, serving … [Read More...]

Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run to Benefit Families Facing Cancer Held at Bloomer Park

Join Virtually or Run/Walk in Person The COVID-19 crisis has been particularly devastating to local families facing cancer, with levels of food and housing insecurity surging as income drops. In response, New Day Foundation for Families created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support new services and the increasing need for financial assistance – … [Read More...]

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