November 27, 2018

As the former director of the Rochester Community House for 42 years, Mary Lee Kowalczyk is considered somewhat of a legend in the Rochester community, where she has deep family roots and planted a family of her own...

November 27, 2018

As a child, Scott Powers was frustrated he couldn't communicate with Santa Claus at Christmastime each year because neither Santa nor his elves knew sign language. Today, Powers is helping to solve that problem for...

October 30, 2018

As a 16-year-old bus boy at a Chinese restaurant, Kim Frank Fujiwara spent his down time penciling portraits of the waitresses, eventually earning a commission from a customer. Since then, his portraits have include...

October 30, 2018

If you were one of the 9.6 million people who watched Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert last Easter, you may have spotted a familiar Rochester Hills face in the ensemble: Lauren Zakrin.

This was Zakrin’s first t...

October 30, 2018

In New York if its between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., you can probably find L.A. Chandlar in a coffee shop. Or at a museum. Or a hotel’s lobby.

Those are the places where she can write. Like really write.

“I love having the e...

October 30, 2018

Rochester Hills resident Rick Bronder said he was searching for something to do in his retirement when he and a small group of friends starting meeting for Bible study sessions at a local Panera. The group morphed i...

October 2, 2018

Walsh College President Marsha Kelliher, who is a Rochester-area resident, understands the challenges facing many of the students at her school. After all, she was working in the consulting department of a major aud...

October 2, 2018

After landing the role of Elder Kevin Price for the national tour of The Book of Mormon, Gabe Gibbs did what most actors do – went to a costume fitting. Having never seen the show though, he was in for a bit of a su...

October 2, 2018

Stemming from the idea of helping families and children in need during the holidays, long-time Rochester Hills resident Patti Jacques and two others started Gifts For All God's Children to bring items to children at...

October 2, 2018

Born in Kentucky and raised in Michigan, Iris Lee Underwood's connection with the Rochester area began three decades ago when she started a freelance writing career and a small lavender farm north of town. Recently,...

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