Adopt-A-Trail Program Open for Paint Creek Trail

Kickoff on April 22 Three students from Girl Scout Troop #43155 at Van Hoosen Middle School have developed an “Adopt-A-Trail” program for the Paint Creek Trail to earn their Silver Award. As part of the project, four sections of the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion will be adopted by individuals, groups, or businesses. Each group will be responsible for a trail cleanup project twice a year, in April and October, and it is a two year commitment. In return, signs will be posted … [Read more...]

Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits

Avondale School District Partners with Meemic Insurance Company to Offer Workforce Development Program for Students: Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits Avondale School District and Meemic Insurance Company today announced a new partnership to create the Avondale/Meemic Insurance Institute for high school students. This course is intended for students in grades 11 or 12 who are interested in a career in insurance. Classes will begin in the fall of 2017. As … [Read more...]

The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency

Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks at Oakland University April 13 Tickets are now available for Oakland University’s 2017 Varner Vitality Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin will present her talk “How Did We Get Here: The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency,” at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13 in the Athletics Center O’rena, on OU’s campus. Goodwin, who earned a Ph.D. in … [Read more...]

iPhone, You Phone, the Police Answer in Rochester Hills

Larceny by Conversion / Fraud involving iPhones, Neighbors, and the Police in Rochester Hills Deputies responded to the 3000 block of S. Rochester Rd. (Sprint Store) for a fraud report. Deputies spoke to the complainant who stated that a package containing 2 iPhone 7s had been delivered to her home address. The complainant stated that she had not ordered the two phones. She attempted to return the iPhones to the Sprint store and was advised by the store employee that the phones had been paid … [Read more...]

Literacy Summit for Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools is hosting a literacy summit on Wednesday, March 22, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the media center at Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills. The purpose of the summit is to share information regarding current research and best practices in literacy and promote dialogue between community stakeholders. “Creating highly literate citizens is, first and foremost, the role of our public elementary schools,” said Executive Director for Elementary … [Read more...]

Patterson Appoints First Woman to Lead Health and Human Services

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Kathleen Forzley to be the next director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Forzley will be the first woman to lead the department which oversees the county’s Health Division, Homeland Security Division, and Children’s Village. She will replace George Miller who retires April 28. “Kathy Forzley will do an outstanding job as director of the Health and Human Services Department,” Patterson said. “Her leadership overseeing … [Read more...]

Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

State of the City Address 2017 for City of Rochester

City of Rochester Announces State of the City Address The City of Rochester will hold its annual State of the City Address on Monday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. The event will include an update on new projects and developments happening within the City, as well information on several events in celebration of Rochester’s Bicentennial year. “I am excited and looking forward to sharing what is going on in Rochester at the April 17 State of the city event, stated Mayor … [Read more...]

A Journey into the Heart of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Oakland University to Host Screening of U.S.-Mexico Border Documentary Purgatorio Director Rodrigo Reyes will visit Oakland University (OU) on March 27 for a special screening and discussion of his award-winning documentary, Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border. “Purgatorio is a bold and compelling exposé of the U.S.-Mexico border,” said Diana Orcés, an assistant professor with the Department of Political Science at Oakland University. “It offers a vivid view of life in this … [Read more...]

Avondale Middle School Help Build a Well in Africa

Avondale Middle School Students Raise $1000 to Build a Well in Africa After hearing the devastating consequences for people living in Africa without a clean water source, eight Avondale Middle School students decided to take action. The group, all members of the school’s Leadership Class, created a plan with a goal of raising $500 to donate to the international organization, KIBO Group. KIBO is a nonprofit organization that partners with East Africans to find local solutions for poverty to … [Read more...]