Author honors grandmother’s legacy through fiction

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Wade Rouse had a passion for telling stories from a young age. “My mom and grandparents said I was writing since I was a kid,” Rouse says. “My grandmothers read to me a lot as a child. I loved going to the library and the librarians were my best…

Rochester Hills mom walks for awareness about hydrocephalus

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Rochester resident Amy Gerlich loves being a mom to her three boys, and one of them has a condition that turned her into an advocate. Gerlich spends her days working and raising awareness about the condition, hyodrocephalus. When she was 22 weeks pregnant with her youngest son, Axel, he…

Oakland University dance professor curates The Michigan Five performance

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Gregory Patterson shares his passion for music and dance through the students he teaches at Oakland University. “I was always interested in dance as a kid, but was more of a sports guy growing up,” says Patterson, a Warren resident and associate professor of dance, who has been teaching…