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OverDrive Digital Bookmobile at the RHPL

The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile is coming to Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) on Wednesday, July 29 from 2 - 8 p.m. Developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. “The Digital Bookmobile first visited … [Read More...]

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 The Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat Graduation took place Tuesday evening with 11 area young people completing the annual event. Students spent two full days touring the area, doing team building exercises and meeting local leaders. The 11 students were: Joel Cummins Rocco St. Louis Jacob … [Read More...]

Soccer Clinics were part of the fun at the FIFA Watch Party - photo by Michael Dwyer

World Cup Watch Party Scores Big

FIFA Women's World Cup Watch Party Hosted by the City of Rochester Hills and Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, this is a first for the type of an event. It took place Tuesday evening at the RARA Indoor Soccer Field in Downtown Rochester.     Magic Soccer provided a free soccer clinic and Oakland University's The Grizz was … [Read More...]

The East Parking Platform on the corner of East Street and Fourth Street - photo by Michael Dwyer

First Parking Platform Opens in Downtown Rochester

On Time and Under Budget It took 171 days from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting for the first of two parking platforms to open in downtown Rochester. The East Platform, located east of Main Street between Fourth Street and University Drive, opened on June 25 to a large crowd of officials, reporters, and local business owners. Mayor Jeffrey T. … [Read More...]

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Patterson Orders Large Flag Draped for Independence Day

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will mark the 4th of July holiday by draping a large American flag on the west wing extension of the Oakland County Circuit Court Building. The 30-foot by 60-foot banner will be on display until Tuesday, July 7. “The U.S. flag is a visual reminder of why we celebrate Independence Day,” Patterson … [Read More...]

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Spend Your Summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales

Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales! Back for its 60th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 9. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. … [Read More...]


RCOC Road Construction Suspended During July 4th Holiday Weekend

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar has announced that most RCOC road construction projects will be suspended at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, for the July 4th holiday weekend. Work will resume after 6 a.m. on Monday, July 6. “The Road Commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as … [Read More...]

No Condos on Maplehill states more than a dozen lawn signs along Maplehill in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

No Condos on Maplehill

The residents along Maplehill north of Downtown Rochester are angry at the thought of a condo project going in at the end of their road. Maplehill is a dead end road along Orion Road, just north of Rochester Road. Almost every front yard has a lawn sign, "No Condos on Maplehill" is the clear message. The area in question is a wetland … [Read More...]

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art June 25 at 6:00 p.m

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art at The Pontiac Creative Arts Center June 25 6:00 p.m. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a religious change rocked Europe and altered the way people engaged with art. From incidents of aggressive destruction of images in the north and an explosion of theatricality in the south to the appearance of … [Read More...]

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