Wine & Beer Tasting April 12 with VIDEO

Rochester Rotary Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Raises Tens of Thousands for Charity   Rochester knows that Spring is coming when Rotary’s Wine & Beer Tasting tickets go on sale. Now in its 7th year, The Annual Wine & Beer Tasting has become a staple event in the community’s April calendar. “The Wine & Beer Tasting is our biggest event of the year,” said event chair Kyle Johnson. “And it keeps getting bigger and better. We already have over 20 local restaurants sign up to … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Donates $2,000 to HAVEN

HAVEN - Oakland County Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Center The Rochester Rotary Club’s charity organization, Rochester Rotary Charities, known for its support of local non-profits, started 2019 with a big statement. For its first donation of the year, they selected HAVEN, an Oakland County Resource for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault based in Pontiac. Blanca Fauble, HAVEN’s Director of Development, was present at the club’s weekly lunch meeting to receive the contribution and … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Invites Families to Come Out and Experience Live Michigan Raptors

Michigan Birds of Prey Come join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in learning about Michigan’s birds of prey where participants will meet live raptors such as a hawk, an owl, a falcon, and even an eagle. These engaging birds will model and demonstrate their incredible survival adaptations and behaviors. Participants will have the chance to observe skulls, feel feathers, and handle other bird parts such as feet and bones. This hands-on experience is fascinating. Presented by Francie … [Read more...]

Dig Into Archaeological Discovery at Rochester Hills Public Library

On Wednesday, March 20, the Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Archaeologist Dr. Jon W. Carroll from Oakland University to discuss his research projects from all around the world from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room; and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. This program is geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Register in advance at rhpl.org. Carroll will focus on new innovative technologies for anthropological and archaeological surveying, mapping and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Receives Donation to Revitalize Youth Room

Rochester Hills Public Library has an entirely reimagined youth area, with new Alice in Wonderland themed furniture, an elaborate 11 foot tall tree, and an updated Infant & Toddler Explore Area. The update was made possible by the generosity of new Rochester residents, former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda and his wife Doreen. “The support from the LaSordas is very meaningful,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “The redesign provides a comfortable place for elementary aged children … [Read more...]

Spring into Action: A Celebration of OPC’s Programs for the 50+

Complimentary Classes for Local Residents - One Week Only Jumpstart spring at Older Persons' Center (OPC). Residents of the Rochester community are invited for a week of complimentary programs and demonstrations running through March 16. Throughout the week, participants will have opportunities to explore everything the OPC provides. No pre-registration required, just stop in and discover something new. Spring into Action began in 2016 as a way to encourage local residents to try the OPC out … [Read more...]

Celebrate Oakland Township Bicentennial March 16

Oakland Township to Celebrate Bicentennial with 200 Free Donuts on March 16 Two-hundred years ago on this date, Benjamin Woodworth “Uncle Ben” and William Russell “Father Russell” purchased the first parcel in Oakland Township, and it was the tenth purchase in the entire Oakland County. Together they purchased 160 acres in Section 33 where the Paint Creek runs through Dutton and Livernois Road. The two men had helped build mills with early settlers from Avon Twp., in the fall of 1818 on the … [Read more...]

Women’s History Lecture Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Women's History Lecture Series Thursdays in March Members Free; Non-Members $5; 7:00 p.m. Pre-register via Pay Pal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. March 14: At Home and Over There:  American Women Physicians in World War I presented by the American Women’s Medical Association The Museum is proud to share the American Medical Women’s Association exhibition and documentary that celebrate the contributions of women … [Read more...]

Biology Professor Examines River Ecology On A Global Scale

Oakland University (OU) ecologist Scott Tiegs is the lead author of a new scientific paper examining carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems around the world. Published in the journal Science Advances, the paper is based on the work of 153 researchers in 40 countries. The study found that climatic factors, such as temperature and moisture, influenced carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems. Carbon cycling is critical for the functioning of systems across a range of spatial … [Read more...]

Adams High School Traffic Update March 2019

A Letter from Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner   Dear RCS Families, Since last fall, the district has been actively evaluating the traffic flow around Adams High School to address community safety concerns. We would like to share our ongoing plans for improvement. In cooperation with traffic and safety consultants and our partners at the City of Rochester Hills, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Road Commission for Oakland County, we have … [Read more...]