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Friends of the Library Host the Fall Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will give you a chance to find inspiration during the Friends Fall Used Book and Media Sale set for October 25 – 29. The Friends coffers are filled with holiday books – including children’s books for Christmas and Hanukkah – cookbooks, decorating books and craft books. Therefore, whether you want … [Read More...]

Avondale High School Senior Ryan Feng Earns Prestigious Designation

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Looks Beyond Avondale High School senior, Ryan Feng, is among an elite group of approximately 16,000 students nationwide to be been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The 16,000 students represent less than one percent of the 1.6 … [Read More...]

Local Woman Shares Her Story on Harboring Jewish Refugees in WWII at Rochester Hills Public Library

Hear one woman’s story of how her and her family harbored eight Jewish refugees during World War II, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.   As a young child, Anneke Burke-Kooistra had no idea that eight other people, fleeing persecution, were living in her house. Only after the war ended did she learn of the Jewish refugees, her parents had kept hidden, in a … [Read More...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsorship from Hollywood Market and KIND Healthy Bars. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and … [Read More...]

Neighborhood House Invites All to Scare Away Hunger

Benefit Run/Walk set for October 22 at Rochester College As the first days of fall are upon us, walkers and runners are looking forward to the local tradition of “Scaring Away Hunger.” Neighborhood House’s 7th Annual Scare Away Hunger 5k Run/Walk will take place on October 22 at 3:00 p.m. The race begins at Rochester College, the presenting … [Read More...]

Snowplow Drivers Needed for Oakland County Roads

36 Part-Time Snowplow Drivers Needed to Augment Full-Time Staff The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 36 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have found the seasonal workers have been a very efficient and cost-effective way to provide the level of … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Why Are People Obsessed with ‘Fixer Upper?’

Dear Crabby, My wife is obsessed with the home improvement show Fixer Upper. So, you can imagine how devastated she was when she heard the news it’s ending after this season. Of course, I have no idea why she’s taking it so personally. I mean it’s not like we’re friends with Joanna and Chip Gaines. Can you figure it out? Thanks! Luke … [Read More...]

Annual Sip, Savor, and Shop Benefits Rochester Community Schools Foundation

Sip a favorite beverage.  Savor appetizers from local restaurants. Shop alongside friends and family and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. The sixth annual Sip, Savor and Shop event will be hosted on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills. Adults, 21 and over, … [Read More...]

Gail Kemler Celebrates a Century

Rochester is marking the 200th anniversary of its founding this year, and local resident Gail Kemler has witnessed almost half of the town’s two centuries of history. Kemler, of Rochester Hills, is planning to celebrate her 100th birthday at the end of this month, in the company of scores of family and friends. Gail Johnson Kemler was born … [Read More...]

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