Community Resale with Junk in the Trunk

Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, August 17. Rochester area residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have many vendors who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses and … [Read more...]

England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Clubs Supports Mental Health Initiatives and Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26 Mental and Emotional Health issues are a growing and underserved problem, both across the country and right here in the Rochester Area. Depression and anxiety are epidemic among out youth and teen suicide is on the rise. To help fight back, the Rochester Rotary Club decided to support Mental and Emotional Health initiatives and organizations including those supported by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Rotary … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will Michigan Ever Drop Daylight Savings Time?

Dear Crabby, I enjoyed your response to the movement of Hallows Eve. My question is whether you think the state of Michigan will ever make the shift not to keep changing our clocks to and from Daylight Savings Time? Thank you in advance for your insight. Pavel Dear Pavel, It’s always nice to hear from a fan and know that at least one person besides Mrs. Crabby is reading my column. I’ve actually written about Daylight Savings Time (DST) before, but it’s been almost 10 years ago, so … [Read more...]

Avon Players Invites Theatre-goers to the Party of the Season with ‘Mamma Mia!’

The Hits of Super-Group ABBA will have Audience Members of all Ages Dancing in their Seats The end may be in sight for the summer travel season, but Avon Players’ upcoming musical will whisk theatre-goers away to an idyllic setting for infectious pop tunes, sun-drenched romance, and nonstop fun with Benny Andersson and  Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, running September 6-21. On a small Greek island, Sophie (Mackenzie McIlroy) is soon to marry Sky (Salvatore Sbrocca). She dreams of a perfect … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall presents ‘Art in the Elements’

A Floral Exhibit and Tour Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall runs August 22 through August 25. Drawing inspiration from Meadow Brook Hall’s 90th anniversary and the estate’s beautiful grounds, combined with the talent of floral artists from around the country, Art in the Elements is sure to delight nature, art and history lovers of all ages. Visitors can stroll through the woodland paths of The Great Estate to view over 20 large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. Then, step … [Read more...]

Oakland University has a New Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Dr. Amy Tully, D.M.A., discovered her passion for the performing arts — a passion she hopes to share with Oakland University students, faculty and staff as the new director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance within the College of Arts and Sciences. “At Oakland University, I feel like I’m among people who care about their students and about the quality of the performing arts,” said Tully, who previously served as associate dean of … [Read more...]

Color of Wellness Fair to Benefit New Day Foundation August 10

National and Local Brands Help Battle Financial Toxicity of Crippling Disease Oakland County businesses are coming together Saturday, August 10 from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. at The Village of Rochester Hills to help families facing cancer during an inaugural beauty and fitness wellness fair presented by The Woodhouse Day Spa of Rochester Hills. The first-ever Color of Wellness community event benefits New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit in Rochester Hills dedicated to reducing the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Author Elizabeth Berg

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host award-winning author Elizabeth Berg, the voice behind novels such as Durable Goods, Joy School, and most recently Night of Miracles, on August 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Berg’s name can frequently be found on the New York Times Bestseller list, and her book Open House was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection. The program is free to the public but registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org. Elizabeth Berg will be leaving her home state of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think of Zipper Merging?

Dear Crabby, Just when I think I have the construction patterns down – bam! More are added to the mix. Between the new segment of I-75 starting soon and the work on Baldwin extending into 2020, I’m seeing more articles reminding drivers to zipper merge. But does it work and why should I let a car in at the last minute when I’ve been waiting in traffic forever? Thanks, Cyndy Sideswipe Dear Cyndy Sideswipe, Why should you indeed? I know our roads are in bad shape and need to be … [Read more...]