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Bridge the Gap with this Special Needs App

Avondale High School Student, Anjika Jain Writes an App to Help Special Needs Children and Wins Congressional App Challenge - VIDEO BELOW Avondale High School Sophomore, Anjika Jain, has a passion for kids with autism and cognitive impairments. So much so that when she received a classroom assignment to develop a mobile application, she set … [Read More...]

Downtown Rochester is Caroling in the City

Caroling in the City is back – and better than ever. Held on Sunday, December 16 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., the event will be a cornucopia of holiday merriment including live performances, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Station, community caroling, and more. This year marks the debut of the Rochester Community Carolers, a 149-member choir … [Read More...]

Photo Highlights of the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 67th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. Check out last year's photo highlights of the 66th … [Read More...]

Paint Creek Trail Hires New Trail Manager

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission, an intergovernmental agency that owns and operates the 8.9 mile recreational Paint Creek Trail, is proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Ford as the Paint Creek Trail’s new manager. Ford’s responsibilities as Trail Manager include overseeing the maintenance of the Trail, managing Trail development projects, … [Read More...]

Mayor Barnett Speaks at National AARP Conference

Shares the Future of Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Last month, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined Nancy LeaMond, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, in a keynote discussion about the issues that affect the older citizens in our community the most, including mobility, … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, What Color Should Christmas Trees Be?

Dear Crabby, Recently, some folks were up-in-arms over the red Christmas trees the First Lady Melania Trump used to decorate the White House. So, I was wondering if you thought different colored Christmas trees are fine or if they should always be green? Thanks! Flora Foliage Dear Flora Foliage, I seem to recall reading about the … [Read More...]

Former Secret Service Agent Presents at RHPL

On Thursday, December 13, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes retired U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Rad W. Jones to speak about his experiences serving in the White House. Jones will discuss his involvement in security planning for political conventions, Presidential inaugurations and security advancement … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents an Old-Fashioned Christmas

Old-Fashioned Holiday Fun Check in at the 1927 Dairy Barn. While in the Dairy Barn, don’t miss the special quilt exhibit featuring historic buildings of Rochester created by the Art Quilt Guild Oakland. Guests can then visit the All Aboard! Model Train display that will fill the Calf Barn. Farm wagons transport guests to all Museum buildings for … [Read More...]

Meadow Brook Hall Presents Landmark in Lights

The 47th Annual Holiday Walk Meadow Brook Hall’s 47th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23. The Hall will be decked in holiday splendor with over 50 dazzling trees on display, including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the Great Estate decked in elegant holiday décor and on … [Read More...]

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