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Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take Root also works for the health and wellness of the community through programs like their Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes, designed for Parkinson's patience and addressing PD-specific concerns like balance, coordination, and depression.  read on…

Featured Video: LEGOLAND

Oakland County Prosper takes you on a tour of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, a Lego-themed indoor playground located inside the Great Lakes Crossing shopping center in Auburn Hills that features a "miniland" of the city of Detroit's most iconic landmarks, carnival rides with laser guns, hands-on activity areas, and a "4D" cinema.  This video was produced by Hendrickson Video Productions Detroit.   read on…

Featured Video: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Doctor Kill-r-watt! The Great Chopandoff! Marvin's is a coin-operated wonderland of blinking, buzzing, and clattering machines. Every square inch is crammed with animatronic dummies, model airplanes, video games, and sideshow posters. From boardwalk-style gypsy fortune telling machines to the "Sing-Sing prison electric chair" to a custom-made automated orchestra, this one-of-a-kind arcade doubles as a museum unlike any you've ever visited. read on…

Featured Video: Sled Dogs Hit the Ice

Sled hockey brings "the coolest game on Earth" to disabled athletes around the world. At the third annual Oakland Edge adult hockey tournament held at Rochester's Onyx Ice Arena, visitors witnessed a sled hockey showdown between London, Canada's Blizzard hockey club and Metro Detroit's very own Michigan Sled Dogs. Tom Hendrickson reports. read on…

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years. read on…

Featured Video: Beauty Blossoms In Metro Detroit

Norm Silk and Dale Morgan are all about aesthetics -- whether it's the explosion of flowers that fill their Birmingham boutique or the restoration of the only home in Detroit to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. read on…

Fixing Detroit's Rock: Koontz Guitar Repair

Detroit is the home of rock and roll. Period. No other city can claim the innovation and influence the Motor City has had on contemporary music. From Motown to electronica to punk this region makes music like no other. And keeping a guitarist's main weapon to wage rock is an essential part of what keeps Metro Detroit (and the rest of the rock world) strumming. read on…

Featured Video: Palazzo di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce is every bit as palatial as the name promises. At 32,000 sq.ft., the Palazzo is home to 10 total indoor bocce courts, with three on each side of the dining room and four more in the back “courtyard.” There is also an excellent traditional Italian restaurant inside, and it's less than a mile north of the Palace of Auburn Hills, making this a great spot for dinner with a little bit of bocce before or after a Pistons game or concert.  read on…

Featured Video: Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Bloomfield is the largest and most comprehensive of all of the 250+ Jewish community centers located throughout the country. The JCC is not just for the Jewish community, but is rather the Jewish community's gift to the larger community with numerous educational exhibits and activities for kids, teens and families, even a fitness club and coffee shop.  read on…

Featured Video: Arnold School Relocation

The Arnold School in Addison was completed in 1857. In 2007 the city discussed tearing it down. The community rallied, donated money and the 152-year-old school was picked up and moved to Watershed Park. read on…

Featured Video: Fire and Ice

This year's Fire & Ice Fest in Rochester will be held from January 25-27. The festival will run 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy dog sledding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, and a variety of other family-oriented winter activities absolutely FREE! Check out this video for more of what's in store for you at Fire & Ice Fest, and click here for the full list of activities! read on…

Featured Video: Toast

From Ferndale to Birmingham the Toast empire expands. If you haven't been to this one-of-a-kind... well, now two-of-a-kind eatery you really should. Who'd imagine that a place with Taco Tuesdays could be tres chic? That's the delicious conundrum that is Toast. Cool decor, surprising accoutrements and, always, yummy food. read on…

Featured Video: Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Think of them as the anti-tooth fairy. Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Slo-Pokes, Razzles and Zagnut. If these names bring you back to the halcyon days of the 60s, 70s and 80s, where you stood behind the 7-Eleven scarfing down sweets you bought with your lunch money, then Ferndale-based Bellyache Candy Shoppe is just for you. read on…

Featured Video: Uptown Film Festival

The Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham is a three-day celebration of Michigan filmmaking. Non-stop screenings over three days showcase dozens of films, including multiple world and Michigan premieres. Screenings are held at both the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 theaters in Birmingham, with after-glows held every night at some of Birmingham's hottest restaurants. Hollywood comes alive in Oakland County with the Uptown Film Festival! read on…

Downtown Rochester Fire & Ice Fest

This wonderful spring weather has us putting away winter coats, hats, and mittens. Tom Henrickson’s newly created video of Fire & Ice Fest will bring back fond memories of winter. The event held every February in downtown Rochester is a fantastic free family fun-filled weekend celebrating all the wonderful things about winter. Activities include shoe showing, cross-country skiing and dog sledding with themed ice sculptures and a fireworks display. read on…
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