Musician and former Rochester resident Bob Milne doesn't say he was born with a gift for music, but he doesn't deny it either. Referred to as "a national treasure" by the U.S. Library of Congress, Milne is the only ragtime musician to be featured by the national library in the past half-century. However, it's the unique way that Milne hears and sees music that makes his story so interesting. Raised in Ferndale until the 7th grade, Milne had already been introduced to the viol
James Stanton steps onto the stage, watching as the crowd full of his family, teammates, and coaches wave the American flag and scream his name. “Bronze medalist, United States of America,” is announced as the 23-year-old steps up to the podium, bows his head, and the medal is draped over his neck. In that moment Stanton officially became a 2018 Paralympic medalist. “The medal ceremony was by far the coolest moment of my entire life,” Stanton said. “It was really a dream come
Monday through Friday, Lia Catallo is a pretty average teenager. She goes to school, she plays softball, and performs with the Motor City Irish dance group. On weekends though, she’s anything but typical. That’s when the singer/songwriter can be found in venues all across the state, performing covers and original pieces with her guitar or on the piano. Over the last few years the high school sophomore has written and recorded over 25 songs. She’s also played over 125 times in
F or decades, officials in Macomb County have pointed their fingers at Oakland County communities upstream of the Clinton River as the culprits for their poor water quality and beach closings in Lake St. Clair, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent in recent years to address sewer system overflows. The accusations are reminiscent of many of the disagreements between Oakland County and its neighboring counties to the east: Oakland County's affluent communities are bene
Rochester continues to grow and develop as a thriving city, and with that comes decisions for business owners and council that they didn't have to make when they were a smaller community. Included in those decisions is how to deal with the increasing need for parking, both for those coming into downtown, as well for those working there. A few years ago, the city wisely determined that street parking and small parking lots were not sufficient to meet their growing need, and tw
Older Persons’ Commission Night in Monte Carlo The 16th annual benefit for the Meals on Wheels program at OPC attracted 350 supporters ($150 ticket) to the Royal Park Hotel. Before settling in for dinner, they socialized, cocktailed (cash bar) and bid more than $30,000 in the silent auction. (At least two bidders got bargains: a $6,400 wine country tour for $4,100 and a $10,900 French Riviera vacation for $6,200.) Meals on Wheels volunteer Rick Jayroe represented the 300 volu
The Stand Restaurant in the Greenleaf Trust Building at Maple and Woodward will be reinvented as Hazel Ravines and Downtown, a casual and creative eatery with a grab-and-go market in a reworked front lobby area, after receiving unanimous support from the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, May 23, to recommend approval for its final site plan review and special land use permit to the city commission.
Birmingham Planning Director Matt Baka explained that operator Beth Hu
Social Kitchen and Bar in Birmingham received recommendations for approvals from the Birmingham Planning Board at its meeting Wednesday, May 23, to allow improvements to its rooftop dining area with a new retractable awning, as well as improved greenery, new seating and painting of the exterior of the restaurant.
Planning director Jana Ecker noted that Social is one of Birmingham's original bistros, with seats in its interior, as well as seating outside in the via and on it
The 55th annual Birmingham Village Fair is returning to downtown Birmingham Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3, on the streets surrounding Shain Park.
The Village Fair will take over Birmingham’s Shain Park and all of the streets nearby as Tilt-a-Whirl, the carousel, ferris wheel, fun slide, and so many more carnival rides populate the city to entertain kids of all ages.
The annual four-day event is hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber and presented by United
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced they expect to close South Blvd between Squirrel and Opdyke roads, just west of I-75, to traffic beginning Monday, June 4, for concrete removal and replacement.
The location is on the Bloomfield Township/Auburn Hills border.
The detour for traffic is South Blvd to Opdyke Road to Square Lake Road to Squirrel Road, back to South Blvd, and vice versa.
During the closure, the RCOC advises that Georgetown Drive and Shef