About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at michael@rochestermedia.com.

Election Results 2018

State of Michigan 2018 Election Results While the "Blue Wave" across the country splashed over the "Red Wall" a bit (typical for a mid-term), it was not as large as predicted. However that wave hit Michigan with a larger impact, sailing a majority of female candidates on the Democratic side of the aisle over the top to win in the state's top elected offices. Gretchen Whitmer will be our next governor, Jocelyn Benson will be our next secretary of state, Dana Nessel will be our next attorney … [Read more...]

Veterans Tribute Ready for Visitors with VIDEO

The Board of Directors for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) held the Dedication Ceremony on July 31 It was a raining evening that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits for the event. Shuttle buses transported hundreds of people from Oakland Christian Church (just around the corner). Introductions of the many speakers were conducted by VTOT Director, Timothy Reese. Speakers included VTOT Director, Terry Gonser, former Oakland Township Supervisor and is credited as the concept … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Club Pilates Rochester Hills

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Club Pilates to Rochester Hills and to the Chamber Club Pilates Rochester Hills offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With a range of class offerings that challenge the mind, as well as your body, Club Pilates provides a path to a richer, more-fulfilling life. They offer a free intro-class to get started. A consistent Pilates practice can offer benefits to everybody. Whether they are an … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Dynamic Kids

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Dynamic Kids to Rochester Hills and to the Chamber Dynamic Kids is a non-profit tutoring organization for students with Unique learning needs. The Dynamic Kids method involves customizing a program, which meets the needs of unique learners in math, reading, and writing. In addition, as part of the program, parents will trained to teach their unique learners. The center will also provide the parents with tools to … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Fit Body Boot Camp

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Fit Body Boot Camp to Rochester Hills and to the Chamber "I am a mother of three," said Heather Najor, Co-Owner Fit Body Boot Camp, "I understand the lack of self confidence when looking in the mirror and seeing how our bodies have changed after each pregnancy, and wondering if or when I will ever fit into that little black dress I wore pre-pregnancy. I have always had a passion for helping others my entire life, … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming D'Marcos Italian Restaurant to Downtown Rochester Restaurateurs Mark Mendola and Michael Thomas opened D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Rochester this spring and are fully engaged in the community with Happy Hour Specials and Friday evening entertainment. D’Marcos features modern Italian fare alongside celebrated Italian classics, with a wide selection of fresh seafood, chops and … [Read more...]

World-Class Traditional Music Instruction Comes to Mid-Michigan

Weeklong Music and Dance Camp presented by the Wheatland Music Organization Registration is open for the fourth annual June Music and Dance Week held June 17-23, presented by the Wheatland Music Organization (WMO). Located in Remus, 30 minutes west of Mt. Pleasant, this weeklong camp provides attendees with daily traditional music and dance lessons from internationally and nationally renowned award-winning instructors. Dedicated to providing an immersive musical and educational experience, … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Capstone Vision

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck and Capstone Vision to the Chamber Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck recently returned to Michigan after spending nearly 25 years in Maryland to open Capstone Vision. Rochester Media was there for the celebration. Capstone Vision is located near I-75 (exit 79) in Auburn Hills off University Drive. Their Mission is to deliver direct, personal, and comprehensive eye care, safe surgical solutions for … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: All-Pro Physical Therapy

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held the Ribbon Cutting Welcoming All-Pro Physical Therapy to Rochester and to the Chamber All-Pro Physical Therapy clinic offers expertise in advanced manual therapies, and orthopedic, neurological, and sports injury rehabilitation, and in partnership with Retro Fitness brings a new option to support lifelong health and wellness. All-Pro Physical Therapy is now open in Rochester. It brings local, award-winning patient-focused physical … [Read more...]

Carson’s is Closing, What You Should Know

"After 160 years, all of our stores nationwide are GOING OUT OF BUSINESS," is the what the email stated to customers of Carson's Department Stores. The early reports indicated only 42 locations would close, including three brands in Michigan - they operate Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers - that was January. By February they were seeking bankruptcy protection. And then the email came on April 20. Carson's has 250 stores in 23 … [Read more...]