Students Learn Positive Behavior Message to be “Upstanders”

Energy ran high recently at all four Avondale School District elementary schools as students participated in an all-student assembly promoting positive behavior and the concept that students should be “Upstanders,” not bystanders. During the “Upstanders Rock” assemblies, the students took part in lively demonstrations illustrating the positive messages from the show. Avondale Youth Assistance sponsored these programs in support of their mission to prevent juvenile delinquency. “Because of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library is Seeking to Fill a Vacant Position on the Library Board of Trustees

Due to his recent election to the Rochester Hills City Council, Ryan Deel, library trustee, has resigned from the library board of trustees effective November 19, 2017. Chuck Stouffer, President of the library board said, “Ryan has been an extremely valuable and active member of the board and will be greatly missed.” Stouffer announced today that the remaining members are seeking a qualified person to fill the vacancy for the term ending 2020. The applicant must be 18 years of age or … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Prepares for the Season of Giving

As the season of giving approaches, hundreds of Rochester area nonprofits will benefit from the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. For nearly 35 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has worked to transform the generosity of each of its donors to help create a strong, health and more prosperous future for the Rochester community. The Community Foundation, like many foundations in communities across the country, is designed to be the community’s fund for … [Read more...]

Lagniappe is Monday November 20 in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:45 pm on E. Fourth Street with help from the Mayor, Channel 7’s Dave LewAllen and a special appearance by the man … [Read more...]

100 Faithful Friends Helps New Day Foundation for Families

New Day Foundation for Families, a leader in the fight against Cancer Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT), was chosen to receive a donation of $10,000 from 100 Faithful Friends, a Rochester-area group dedicated to making an impact in their community. The check was presented to New Day Foundation Co-founder Gina Kell Spehn by Lana Doneth, Nancy Benedettini and Steve Benedettini, all co-founders of 100 Faithful Friends.  The group made their contribution standing in front of the New Day “Wall of … [Read more...]

Help Push the Snow this Saturday

Join the City of Rochester's Department of Public Works (DPW) to put "prints on the plows." The DPW is renowned for their ability to quickly clear Rochester streets, but this winter, kids can give them a "hand." Visit the DPW Saturday, November 18, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. for a free event and to leave a colorful handprint on the plows. Department of Public Works 1141 N. Wilcox Rochester, MI 48307   … [Read more...]

Youth Events at the Library Coming Up

Polar Express Celebration Friday, December 1, Registration begins November 17 at 9:00 a.m. – Online Only PLEASE REGISTER ALL ADULTS & CHILDREN ATTENDING. A holiday event inspired by the book, The Polar Express. Join us for the story, festive crafts, cookie decorating, games, a trolley ride through the Big Bright Light Show, and of course, Santa. Please make sure your cards are in good standing (not expired, no fines over $5 due), and that everyone in your family has a card prior to … [Read more...]

Should a Woman Preach?

Women hold high ranking offices in government and business, yet controversy remains on feminine participation in religious ministry and leadership. The Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble will host author Lori Wagner for a meet-and-greet signing event celebrating her newest release Preach Like a Lady. The handbook for women in ministry has received high praise. Dr. Janet Trout, Board Chair of Urshan Graduate School of Theology, called it “well-written, a journal for the journey, and a … [Read more...]

Bringing a Little Warmth to Those Less Fortunate

Youth Council Kicks off 30 Days of Giving Every year, over 200 Rochester Hills’ employees participate in their annual 30 days of giving program. The Rochester Hills Youth Council is stepping up to help those in need this winter by hosting a clothing drive from now through December 1.   Their team of 13 students will be collecting any gently used or new clothing such as socks, snow pants, sweatshirts, and hats at multiple locations through the Greater Rochester area. Youth Council members … [Read more...]

Cocktail Preview the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is on November 17

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is the first chance to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and more. In addition, it’s an opportunity to bid to take these items home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner from … [Read more...]