Stephanie Morita to Run for Re-Election to Rochester Hills City Council

Rochester Hills City Council Vice President Announces Re-Election Campaign Stephanie Morita recently announced she will seek re-election to the Rochester Hills City Council, serving District 1. Morita was originally elected to Rochester Hills City Council in 2013, and currently serves as Vice President. Morita, first moved to Rochester Hills in 2000, and is committed to continuing her work for the residents of Rochester Hills. “I believe that public service is a moral responsibility and … [Read more...]

Hemingway Homecoming 1919

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Hemingway Homecoming 1919” with John Cohassey The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s will hold its monthly evening meeting on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road. Guest speaker John Cohassey will present “Hemingway’s Homecoming 1919,” a look at the year when author Ernest Hemingway decided to become a writer, returned from WWI, and spent the fall and most of the winter in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Healing Program for Widows with Author Kristen Meekhof

For too many, losing the one you love at a young age isn’t just a fear but a reality. As a show of support to anyone who may be grieving, we’ve invited Author Kristen Meekhof, to discuss her new book A widow’s Guide to Healing, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.  Meekhof will share how becoming a widow at a young age came with its own challenges. After losing her husband to cancer, Meekhof learned firsthand how complicated issues like finances, estates, and parenting could be while still grieving. … [Read more...]

Oakland University Chorale to join DSO for ‘A Night at the Academy Awards’

The Oakland University Chorale, under the direction of music professor Michael A. Mitchell, has been invited to join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a series of shows this weekend as the DSO presents "A Night at the Academy Awards." Movie music aficionados will hear some of Hollywood's most enduring scores from Academy Award-winning films such as Avatar, Rocky, Star Wars, Titanic and more. These shows will take the audience back to relive the unforgettable music that made the movies … [Read more...]

“Pretty Much Everything” Graphic Design Lecture at Meadow Brook Hall

Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin to Present Braun Memorial Lecture on the Oakland University Campus in Rochester For the 2017 Jean and Fred Braun Memorial Lecture, the Oakland University community will welcome Aaron James Draplin to campus on Wednesday, March 1. Draplin, a graphic designer and founder of the Draplin Design Co., will present his talk “Pretty Much Everything: Draplin Design Co.” at 5 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall on OU’s campus. The Detroit native will showcase his work, … [Read more...]

Founders Day Celebration Kicks Off Bicentennial March 12

City of Rochester Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration at the Rochester Hills Museum Twenty-Seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Rochester. Founded in 1817, Rochester is the first settlement in Oakland County. The City is planning a series of Bicentennial events throughout the year to celebrate this milestone event. The first Bicentennial event is Founders Day on Sunday, March 12, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The event will … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast to Feature Reverend Faith Fowler

Reverend Faith Fowler will keynote the 36th annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at Oakland University Athletics Center O'Rena. Reverend Fowler is executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit agency which responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment. In addition to all her work in social services, she serves as pastor of a church in Detroit. Rev. Fowler will speak about the … [Read more...]

Sweet Breakfast Program Awaits at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Parks Department is Presenting the Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast  The Rochester Hills Parks Department will be presenting the Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. at the Rochester Hills Museum. Guests will see our sap to syrup demonstrations, learn the history of making syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, juice, and hot coffee. Morning program talks will begin at 9:00, 10:00, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Concert Series

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these amazing concerts with the Rochester Hills Public Library. Each person must be registered under his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. Registration is online. All adult programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. See the Schedule of Events on our website at Nessa: Celtic Fusion Ensemble Sunday, March 5, 2:00 … [Read more...]

Get Caught up in Mystery with Avon Players’ “The Mousetrap”

Agatha Christie’s classic will keep audiences guessing until the end   Mystery lovers will be riveted by the whodunit from master of the genre, Agatha Christie, as Avon Players presents in Avon Players’ The Mousetrap, running March 10-25. The news on the radio at Monkswell Manor relates a brutal murder that has recently taken place. Newlywed proprietors Mollie (Emily Locke) and Giles Ralston (Justin Kazanowski) hardly notice the news as they are too busy preparing the once-regal estate … [Read more...]