When the boys grow to young men

When the boys grow to young men

Interesting (at least to me) . . . saw both of my sons this past weekend. I picked up Shamus, 21, at his apartment and drove him to see his brother, Sean, who turned 19 on St. Patrick’s Day. They are both as tall or taller than yours truly. Both have facial hair and deep, […]

Independence Township: March 19, 2019 Public Hearing Notice

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 6:00 PM TOWNSHIP HALL MEETING ROOM (248) 625-5111 2019 OF GRANT APPLICATION LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF) Be advised that the Charter Township of Independence Board will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 […]

Baby Boy Smith

“The Little” Smith, baby boy, arrived at peace in the arms of his loving parents, Joshua and Katelyn (Coates) Smith, March 8, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is survived by his parents, Joshua and Katelyn, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; grandparents, Pat (Cathy) Smith, Chris Toy, Tom Toy of Eau […]

Weather or not & more on Mr. Sherman

Weather or not & more on Mr. Sherman

I don’t know who comes up with inclement weather names, but I am making a call for him or her to cut it out. STOP IT, already (or call me so I can come up with more betterer names). So, we survived the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” this past weekend, and I am still not sure […]

On Deck Saturdays kick off on March 16

On Deck Saturdays kick off on March 16

Dream big, dream early!  Dillman & Upton’s On Deck Saturdays kick off on March 16 from 10 am to 2 pm in Downtown Rochester. Meet several pro builders in one place and see all the latest deck materials. You can even get an estimate on professional installation costs while you enjoy a free hot dog […]

Breaking News: Davisburg Road closure

From the Road Commission of Oakland County Consumers Energy has closed the westbound passing lane (outside/right lane) of Davisburg Road at Ormond Road in Springfield Township for emergency gas main repairs. Davisburg Road remains open to two-way traffic; however, motorists traveling westbound can expect some delays. The repair work is expected to last through approximately […]

Yup. We lost a good one in Mr. Sherman

Yup. We lost a good one in Mr. Sherman

It is not new news, and therefore not news, that Big Jim Sherman, longtime publisher passed away this past weekend. And, though my heart is a tad heavy, it was time. I think his mind finally convinced his body it was time to move on, to find his way to his beloved wife, Hazel. Peace […]

What Don thinks about on Valentine’s Day

What Don thinks about on Valentine’s Day

If I think back, there was a sweet spot in my life when Valentine’s Day was something to look forward to. I remember rifling through the 97 million little cards Mom would buy for us kids to hand out in elementary school — and looking for just the “right” one for the young heart’s crush.I […]

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