Brooksie Way is Sunday

Brooksie Way is Sunday, September 22 Due to road construction in the area of the race start line, here is special race day traffic information. Roads will begin to close before 7:00 a.m. Walton/University traffic is expected to be heavy. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Area 1: WALTON (Adams to Livernois) OLD PERCH (Walton to Avon) Roads will close at 7:45 a.m. and reopen as the last participant has turned off the road. All roads in this area will be reopened by 9:00 a.m. Area 2: CLINTON … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is the Longest Running Business in Rochester or Rochester Hills?

Dear Crabby, What is the Longest Running Business in the Rochester or Rochester Hills? Sincerely, Kathleen Novetsky   Dear Kathleen, A better question for our historical writer, Deborah J. Larsen ... but I'll have a go at. You're really asking two questions in one, and you also don't say "still operating," but I'll assume that's what you mean. For Rochester Hills, it could be a tie with many businesses. When Rochester Hills became a city, any existing businesses in Avon Township … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund is Looking for Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from their grants. The Women’s Fund provides grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that help improve the lives of women in need. Their goal is to help women in need become financially independent … to have a “purse of their own.” Grants are awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 1, to be considered. Requests for funding must be … [Read more...]

The Genius of Radiology

Rochester Hills Public Library to Host One of a Kind Educational Speaker On Thursday, September 26 join Dr. Peter Littrup of Ascension Providence Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) at the Rochester Hills Public Library to discuss the history and development of the science of radiology. Whether it be through an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, radiology is one of the most prominent diagnostic tools in a Doctor’s arsenal. However, few people are versed in the rich and fascinating history of how these … [Read more...]

Volunteers to Create Blankets For Hospitalized Children at Stoney Creek High School

Make A Blanket Day 2019 Challenges Volunteers To Create 2,500 Blankets For Hospitalized Children Across The State, Attempts Guinness World Record This Saturday Hundreds of volunteers will converge at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Saturday, September 21, to make 2,500 blankets for children in hospitals all across Michigan as part of Fleece & Thank You’s Make A Blanket Day 2019. The event takes place on the practice football field from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. Fleece & Thank … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Candidate Forum for General Election

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will present a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming General Election in the City of Rochester Hills. The forum will be held on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills City Hall auditorium. City Hall is located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive. The forum will present four candidates competing for two 4-year seats in the City Council At-Large race. The candidates vying for an at-Large position are Jeff Duperon, Dale Hetrick, Theresa Mungioli, and … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Season Opens with Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

The New Adaptation of Classic Whodunit Runs October 2 through 27 Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the elegant Orient Express in its tracks. There’s been a murder. Who can solve the puzzle of the American tycoon, found dead in his compartment which was locked from the inside? Only Hercule Poirot can hope to find the murderer before he or she strikes again. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig, runs October 2 through 27 at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When will Livernois Road Construction be Finished?

Dear Crabby, When is the road construction on Livernois Road by Rochester High School scheduled to be finished, or at least enough so southbound Livernois can be reopened? Sincerely, Arlene Kay   Dear Arlene, According to the Road Commission for Oakland County, Livernois Road construction will be completed by "late fall" - I assume they mean this year - but you never know. They started way back in June. Throughout the entire project, Northbound traffic is to remain open … [Read more...]

Author’s Corner: When Did You Start?

When Did You Start to Write Stories? I’ve been thinking about all the wannabe authors out there. I suppose it’s because I’m in the same boat with them. I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. I write because I feel the urge to put my stories down for others to read. It’s something I have to do. Have to … even though I occasionally wonder if I’m relevant. For instance, I often hear young people talking about what cool new music they’ve been listening to and, if they bother to ask me … [Read more...]

Third Annual Senior Expo at the OPC

The Rochester Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is offering the 50+ Expo on Wednesday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at their building, 650 Letica Drive, in Rochester. No pre-registration is required, and admission and parking are free. Shuttle service is available from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The event’s guest speaker will be ‘America’s Heart Healthy Doc,’ Joel Kahn, MD. Dr. Kahn is one of the world’s top cardiologists whose mission is to prevent heart attacks through … [Read more...]