Apple shortage leaves local businesses hanging

Autumn. It’s a time for apple picking, cider and donuts. This season, however, crop may be harder to come by. A unreasonably warm winter followed by April’s frost took a toll on many apple trees, creating a shortage of the fruit in southeast Michigan. Consequently, orchards and other local companies have been forced to find alternatives toContinue reading “Apple shortage leaves local businesses hanging”

‘Call to lead,’ Anne Doyle speaks at women’s luncheon

On Sept. 12, Auburn Hills councilwoman Anne Doyle visited Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens as guest speaker for the Auburn Hills Chamber-sponsored Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The afternoon included networking and a light lunch provided by Meadow Brook. Doyle spoke and answered questions about the future of women’s leadership, citing her book, “Powering Up!” The eventContinue reading “‘Call to lead,’ Anne Doyle speaks at women’s luncheon”

Meadow Brook Hall sings along

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong, filmed by Status Creative Co-Founders Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss, premiered during Sunday’s Detroit Lions football game at halftime. The video featured stops in 50 Michigan cities, with groups of local residents singing “Good Time,” a song by Owl City. “Michigan really is a good time,” Barrett said. “[Good Time] is a fun, vibrantContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall sings along”

Inc. magazine touts Rochester businesses

Despite the economic recession, 144 Michigan companies, including 89 from the Detroit area, have been named among the fastest growing companies by Inc, a magazine dedicated to entrepreneurs and business owners. The magazine celebrates 5,000 companies and includes Rochester Hills businesses DGE, TTi Global and Aleva Stores. The 2012 list, featuring 25 industries across theContinue reading “Inc. magazine touts Rochester businesses”

Editorial: West Nile Virus: Epidemic or Case for Concern?

The skies grow cloudy; the air becomes thick. Breathing becomes troublesome. An aircraft has dropped chemicals in the air near your home, in attempt to save the population from a potentially fatal disease. With 112 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus as of Aug. 31 in the state of Michigan and three of thoseContinue reading “Editorial: West Nile Virus: Epidemic or Case for Concern?”

Not a bad apple in the bunch: Oakland University goes to Art and Apples Festival

Tents of art, performances by local musicians and an array of homemade apple pies will transform Rochester Park into an artistic festival as Paint Creek Center for the Arts hosts the 47th annual Art and Apples Festival Sept. 7 to 9. Starting out as one tent and a few Rochester area artists, the fine artContinue reading “Not a bad apple in the bunch: Oakland University goes to Art and Apples Festival”