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Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, June 23. Over 50 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority … [Read More...]

Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens

T​he Rochester Garden Club is hosting a community summer program called “Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens” and it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. A morning of learning, food sampling, and honey tasting will offer something for everyone interested in creating their own outdoor spaces that are environmentally sound … [Read More...]

Superintendent Shaner Engages with Vice President Pence

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D., was honored to engage in a conversation with Vice President Michael Pence on Friday. Pence was in the Detroit metro area visiting the construction site of Frank Rewold and Son to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary as a fourth-generation business in Rochester. Shaner … [Read More...]

Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others

Inspired by 'Flint Water Crisis Hero' Cousin, Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others Marie Numan has a strong passion for helping others. The Rochester High School student, who will attend Oakland University (OU) this fall, is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Ford Scholarship, a full-tuition award sponsored … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Wanna Buy My Junk?

Dear Crabby, My wife keeps nagging me that we need to get rid of stuff around the house we don’t use anymore. What do you think – is it trash or treasure? And should we sell stuff or wait to give it away? Thanks, Peter Packrat Dear Peter Packrat, That’s the age-old sentiment, eh? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I understand … [Read More...]

1200 Fifth-Graders Flood Clinton River Water Festival

Oakland County Fifth-Graders Visit Oakland University for 12th Annual Clinton River Water Festival In May, 1,200 fifth-grade students from schools in the Clinton River Watershed community in Oakland County, visited Oakland University for the 12th annual Clinton River Water Festival. The festival helps students learn about the vital role … [Read More...]

How Lysander Street and Woodward Street were Named

Rochester Has Two Streets Named In Honor of Pioneer Settler Lysander Woodward The Connecticut native came to Oakland County in 1838, married in 1843, and bought property for his family home just north of the village of Rochester. Starting out with an 80-acre parcel, Woodward built a house that still stands today on the west side of North Main, … [Read More...]

Construction on South Blvd Begins June 20

Construction on South Blvd between Adams and Crooks Roads on the Troy/Rochester Hills Border to Begin June 20  The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will begin a construction project on South Blvd from Adams Road to Crooks Road on the Troy/Rochester Hills border on June 20. The approximately $2.4 million project is funded by Troy, … [Read More...]

Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Rewold Construction Site in Downtown Rochester

Vice President Mike Pence Touts Tax Cuts at Rochester Construction Site Vice President Mike Pence said Rochester, Michigan, is “rolling.” Pence visited Oakland County on Friday touting tax cuts and how it has benefited businesses like Frank Rewold and Sons, a local construction company based in Rochester. Pence toured the 100-year-old, … [Read More...]

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