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Wilkins, Cliff
Cliff Wilkins and his wife Kay Ellen have been directors of the Rochester Conservatory of Music for 25 years. In this oral history, recorded at the conservatory on Third Street in downtown Rochester on February 24, 2010, Cliff Wilkins shares stories about the conservatory's history, community involvement, and two generations of musicianship. Recorded by Cornelia Pokrzywa. Run time 8:11.
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Posted on 12/09/2010
/ People Wilkins Kay Ellen, Weber Andrew Lloyd, Sievers Tara, Chen Sharon
Stringer, Barbara and Wisniewski, Michelle
In a joint interview, Barbara Stringer and Michelle Wisniewski, outreach librarians, share their experiences going out into the community in the RHPL Bookmobile. The Bookmobile was intended to equalize access to all citizens and was funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. Wisniewski and Stringer share stories about Bookmobile patrons ranging in age from preschoolers to senior citizens, who make it a point to visit the Bookmobile on regular stops. The Bookmobile’s circulation continues to grow, making an important and visible impact on Rochester citizens. Recorded by Laura Gabrion in the RHPL Bookmobile on April 1, 2010. Run time 14:48.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
Sealy, Alice Gyldholm
Alice Gyldholm Sealy moved to Rochester in 1984 and worked at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, first as a volunteer and later as a naturalist. In an oral history recorded at the OPC Senior Center on May 27, 2010, Sealy shares her own history and memories about Dinosaur Hill, the Danish Village retirement community, and the OPC Senior Center as well as founding stories about Rochester she gathered as a part of a local history program. This interview was conducted by Oakland University students DJ Boyd and Alex Nardelli. Run time 20:42.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Graham family
Fogler, Joan
Joan Fogler, longtime Rochester resident, shares an oral history that covers her early days as a waitress at the historic Red Knapp's Dairy Bar to her current position as Oakland Township Supervisor. Fogler's years in Rochester include a memorable stint as the creator of the famous Red Knapp's Malt recipe, weekends working at the Fogler family farm, and a lifetime of community service. Recorded by Cornelia Pokrzywa at the OPC Senior Center in August 2010. Run time 21:55.
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Posted on 01/03/2011
/ People Fogler John, Fogler Harold, Fogler Mike, Knapp Red, Knapp Roger, Fogler Dennis
Hulbert, Rodney and Whedon, Sara
Dr. Rodney Hulbert and Rochester native Dr. Sara Whedon are the owners of A Place to Grow Chiropractic in downtown Rochester. They speak about opening a new business in Rochester and their hopes for their clients and business. Recorded by Danielle Sautter. Run time 16:08.
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Posted on 05/26/2011