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McDonald, Marilyn
Marilyn McDonald describes the rural nature of Rochester when she moved here nearly 50 years ago. Her memories include stories about driving the first minivans run by the Older Person’s Commission, the early days of the Senior Center, and the first time the center made 500 pies for Rochester’s Art & Apples Festival. Recorded at the OPC Senior Center on February 19, 2010, by Mary Cox. Run time 37:27.
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Posted on 12/09/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Hartter Ruth
Strubler, David and Ann
David and Ann Strubler describe how they converted a centennial barn on their Oakland Township property into a unique Music and Art Barn to support and showcase local musicians and artists. David Strubler is a professor at Kettering University and Ann Strubler is a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. David has lived in Rochester Hills for over five decades and graduated from Rochester High School. This oral history was recorded at the Strubler home on March 8, 2010. Recorded by Cornelia Pokrzywa. Run time 26:44.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Sutton Jim, Cleland Lori, Morningstar Judi, Thompson Jimmy
Jensen, Cecile Wendt
Cecile Wendt Jensen taught at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Community Schools from 1976 until her retirement in 2002. In this oral history, Jensen recalls her memorable experiences with students and colleagues, reflects on the impact of her teaching, and discusses her encore career with the Polish Mission in Orchard Lake. Recorded at Oakland University on February 11, 2010 by Cornelia Pokrzywa. Run time 41:34.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Cleland Rita, Reidinger Mary Ann, Glenn Dave, Lentz Tim, Flack Diann, Hamilton Lisa, Sylvain Claire, Gowanlock Jean, Nash-Reddy Nancy, Haig Paul, Jensen James
Miller, Marye
Marye Miller, director of the Older Persons Commission Senior Center, reflects on her years building and leading one of the nation's premier senior community centers. Miller's work in the community meeting the needs of older adults is particularly meaningful at this moment in history, as the Baby Boomer generation enters the 65+ age bracket. Recorded at the OPC Senior Center by Cornelia Pokrzywa in August 2010. Run time 39:53.
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Posted on 01/04/2011
/ People Kelly Delta, Borden Earl, White Cathy, Rewold Roy
Wallace, Nancy
Nancy Wallace discusses her memories of the buildings and businesses that used to exist in downtown Rochester and how things have changed over the years. Run time 5:58.
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Posted on 02/23/2011