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.

Flashback to the 1980s as Rochester Hills Celebrates 35 Years with VIDEO

Mayor Barnett Celebrates Rochester Hills Success and Outlines Bold Plans for the Future Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his totally awesome 80s themed State of the City Address at Rochester Adams High School taking the audience back to the decade of bold colors, style, and iconic music. By combining musical talent with engaging visuals, Rochester Hills has cemented its reputation in the region for delivering the highest-quality interactive State of the City experience to their … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble Opens New Store Prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills now has Two Barnes & Noble Bookstores Barnes & Noble, Inc.,the world’s largest retail bookseller, opened a new store prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills (200 N. Adams Road) on March 27. This will be the first new prototype store in Michigan. Local author, columnist, and radio personality, Mitch Albom, was the location's first book signing and author appearance on Wednesday. Albom spoke of how important libraries and bookstores are and how they contain … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]

Celebrating Black History through the Arts

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month this Saturday with Two Free Events The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 23, with two special events showcasing the talents and works of local African-American storytellers and musicians. The first event brings in author Jean Alicia Elster from 1:00–3:00 p.m. to discuss her award-winning book, The Colored Car. Her book is a coming of age story set in … [Read more...]

Mr. B’s in Downtown Rochester is Closing

Goodbye to Mr. B's UPDATED: Mr. B's Food & Spirits in Downtown Rochester closed on Saturday, January 5, after being in business for more than 40 years. While the area now has several "Mr. B's," the Rochester location is the original, opened in 1976 by Michael Nash and Marty Tuchman. The other Mr. B's - Royal Oak, Shelby Twp., and Clarkston - will remain open as they have each have different owners. The news broke last weekend on Facebook. A post on the 24th Street Sports … [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 Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in Downtown Rochester. … [Read more...]

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...]