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Rochester Hills Public Library Offers New Programs For Millennials

The Rochester Hills Public Library is reaching out to millennials through several new programs this summer. A recent Pew Research project found 50 percent of millennials confirm having used a public library in the last year and are the most likely demographic to read books for pleasure. Yet many library programs are focused on youth, teen and … [Read More...]

Safety Town summer camp from the Rochester Area Jaycees

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s Safety Town in Full Swing

Summer vacation has just begun but young children in the Rochester Area are already preparing for the first day of Kindergarten by learning various aspects of life safety through the Rochester Area Jaycees' "Safety Town" program. At Safety Town, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive … [Read More...]

Tony Abate, Branch Manager, cuts the ribbon to officially open the Rochester Ross Mortgage location - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ross Mortgage Celebrates Rochester Grand Opening

Ross Mortgage Corporation, a regional, full-service residential mortgage lender headquartered in Troy, celebrated the grand opening of its new Rochester location with a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, June 23. Tim Ross, president of Ross Mortgage Corporation, made the announcement and stated of the 13 locations they have opened, "Rochester has … [Read More...]

August 2014 Bloomer Park Stairs Sonya Julie

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery … [Read More...]

Southern Student Housing Complex artist rendering

New Student Housing Project Groundbreaking at Oakland University

Housing Project Underway at OU Oakland University broke ground this week on a major construction initiative intended to help transition the campus community into a more blended population of commuter students and residential students. The new Southern Student Housing Complex, as it is currently called, will create a new 750-bed student housing … [Read More...]

Tina Barton for County Clerk

Right to Life of Michigan Endorses Tina Barton for Oakland County Clerk

The Barton for County Clerk campaign announced today that Right to Life of Michigan endorsed her candidacy for Oakland County Clerk. “I am honored to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan and proud to stand not only for the sanctity of life, but also as an advocate for ensuring that every child has the right to be loved and protected,” … [Read More...]

Genot Picor, Storyteller, comes to Oakland Township

Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur

Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is thrilled to host storyteller-musician, Genot "Winter Elk" Picor who will bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. Storyteller Genot Picor will perform Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at historic Cranberry … [Read More...]


Dear Crabby, Which Country Will Exit Next?

Dear Crabby, It’s been about a week now since the United Kingdom broke up with the rest of Europe. Do you think other countries will also decide they want to leave? And does that mean the U.S. is in trouble? Thanks! Ella Europa Dear Ella Europa, I assume you’re referring to Brexit. Good to know it’s not just celebrities that get … [Read More...]

President Alicia Chenhalls, President Elect/New Members Carol Anne Ketelsen, Parliamentarian Lisa Belisle, Vice President Tanya Armitage-Edgeworth, Recording Secretary – Donna Affeldt and Corresponding Secretary Anne Dieters-Williams

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Announces New Officers

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club recently celebrated the end of their year with their annual Installation Dinner held at Meadow Brook Hall. During the evening their slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year were announced and are as follows: President Alicia Chenhalls, President Elect/New Members Carol Anne Ketelsen, Vice President Tanya … [Read More...]

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