Applications still being accepted for ’12-’13 Rochester Hills Government Youth Council

The City of Rochester Hills is now accepting applications through Friday, May 11, 2012, for consideration for membership on the 2012-2013 Rochester Hills Government Youth Council (RHGYC). The Rochester Hills City Council established the RHGYC to promote youth involvement in local government through active participation and the mutual exchange of ideas and experience.  There are thirteen positions on the Youth Council, which include two representatives from each City Council district and five … [Read more...]

Rochester Newcomers and Neighbors Club’s General Meeting

Come and join us at our Rochester Newcomers and Neighbors general meeting on Monday, May 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to learn about our social club and what we have to offer our residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and surrounding areas. Make new acquaintances through our monthly and weekly activities and programs. Just to name a few, but not limited to the following groups are the: “Dine-abouts,” “Pub Night,” “Queen Cuisine,” “Ladies on the Go,” “Walking & … [Read more...]

Rochester Made Beer Expands Production

Rochester Mills Ribbon Cutting April 20, 2012 - Mike Plesz and David Youngman Address the Media - Photo by Michael Dwyer

Demand for Fresh Michigan Beer The Rochester Mills Beer Co. opened its doors in 1998 in the Western Knitting Mill building in Downtown Rochester. The historic red brick has become part of the logo the brewery still uses and offers patrons a sense of tradition, as well as character. Just two blocks east of Main Street, on Water Street, the brewery has lots of free parking, outdoor seating, and fresh-brewed, local beer. Now into their 14th year of crafting good local flavors of beer, they … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you have trouble expressing yourself?

Dear Crabby, My wife says I do not express myself very well. She says I need to communicate better with my friends, family, and even my boss about how I really feel about things. I am kind of new at this. Have you ever had trouble expressing yourself? Sincerely, Bradley Bashful Dear Mr. Bashful, Well, I have been accused of many things in my life, but never of not being expressive! I think at one point they even had a picture of me in the dictionary posted next to the word … [Read more...]

Walking with Little Feet

When I'm with my kids, one of the most frequent comments I hear is, "Enjoy it now, they grow up so fast!" Time does seem to have a miraculous way of slipping by, and although statements like that can become easy to disregard, they are good reminders to take full advantage of the moments we have. Sometimes though, it seems we get so caught up in just making it through our day, we don't know how to redeem the little opportunities we have to draw closer to our kids. I often see … [Read more...]

C.O.R.E. May 2012 Events

May is shaping up to be quite a busy month, so make sure you are clued in to all the great happenings around town! You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester Join Author Heather Sellers as she discusses her award-winning Michigan Notable Book, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know. It is the story of how Heather uncovered her past, which had long been obscured by a family’s extreme circumstances and by face … [Read more...]

Committee proposes options for police funding

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A Rochester Hills committee has come up with two options for funding police services after two tax millages expire in 2014. Both would require voter approval. At Monday’s city council meeting, the Police and Road Funding Committee presented council with two suggestions: either amend the city charter by adding a new 3.7-mill tax for police services, or ask for a 10-year renewal of the two expiring millages along with a new 2.5-mill tax. The latter proposal would also offer voters a … [Read more...]

Come Join the Flock for the EWE REVUE 2 Premiere

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“I Love Ewesy,” “Captain Jack Spbaarow,” “Lady Baa Baa,” and Baa-No of Ewe 2, are just a few of the sheep stars that will flock to Downtown Rochester this May. Over two dozen life size fiberglass sheep will make up Rochester’s Ewe Revue 2, a community wide art project featuring sheep designed by artists and sponsored by local businesses. The Ewe Revue 2 will kick off its red carpet season with a Premiere on May 19. The Premiere event tent will be located in the Conservatory … [Read more...]

Main Street Makeover on the Move!

Rochester’s Main Street Makeover is well underway. The project includes a complete reconstruction of Main Street from the Clinton River Bridge to the Paint Creek Bridge. The final project will reveal a fresh Main Street, complete with reclaimed brick planters, street seating, LED lightpoles, improved water service and much more. The City is hosting a Main Street Makeover Community Project Update Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. … [Read more...]

Grab your bike for the Paint Creek Crawl

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 2nd Annual Paint Creek Crawl- Bike Local, $hop Local event on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail and business districts from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “scavenger hunt-style” game, collecting 10 unique "stamps" from various locations to be entered in a prize drawing.  The Grand Prize is a $500 Gift Card to Rochester Bike Shop! This event … [Read more...]