Kick Your Heels Up For a Good Cause at the Bicentennial Barn Dance

Twenty-seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Rochester. In celebration of this historic milestone, several special events are planned, but none are more anticipated than the Bicentennial Barn Dance. The dance will be held on Friday, June 23, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Barn Dance will include a strolling dinner, square dancing, silent auction, a pie stand and much more. Tickets are $100 per person, and $150 per couple. Jeans … [Read more...]

Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2017

The Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee will be hosting two separate programs to honor veterans. The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. followed by a second program at Veteran Memorial Pointe, located at 1015 S. Livernois Rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The committee has decided not to include a parade in between the two programs. If you have questions or would like to assist the committee, please call 248-656-4664.  Also, the beach at Thelma G. Spencer Park opens … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Resident Named Nightingale Nursing Award Winner

Oakland University to Recognize Prestigious Nurses offering Exceptional Care at the 29th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence Samuel A. Turner of Rochester Hills was highlighted at last night's 29th annual Nightingale Nursing awards dinner. He is a nurse at Harper/Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit. He earned the award in the category of  "Staff Nurse Practice" This award is presented to a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a … [Read more...]

Women’s Health Clinic Program Receives Funds

The Women’s Fund Presents Grant to Gary Burnstein Health Clinic The Women’s Fund recently presented Gary Burnstein Health Clinic with a $1250 grant for their Women’s Health Clinic Program. Gary Burnstein Health Clinic covers the cost of healthcare screenings, including cervical cancer screening, to uninsured women. Lori Roscoe, Women’s Fund Board Member, presented the grant check to Executive Director Justin Brox. The Women’s Fund grant will help to cover comprehensive medical and … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Teacher of the Year

Rochester High School Director of Bands named MSBOA Teacher of the Year Mr. David A. Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA by submitting a candidates resume and writing a statement of support. The nominated teacher must also meet the following criteria: 1.  Fundamental … [Read more...]

K9 Officer Diago to Receive Protective Vest

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Diago will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. "We are forever grateful of this donation to K9 Diago, who is an essential member of our K9 team at the Sheriff’s Office," said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. "K9 Diago is assigned to the Road Patrol Division and takes calls for service all around the county and region. This new body armor will keep him safe while … [Read more...]

Register Now to Run or Walk for Meals on Wheels

Help the OPC Deliver Thousands of Meals this Year by Participating in the 5K Run/Walk for Meals on June 3 Lace up those running shoes and join the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) for the 2017 5K Run/Walk for Meals at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester. All proceeds of this special community event will benefit Meals on Wheels, which provides daily meals for homebound seniors seven days a week. Last year OPC prepared, delivered and served a total of 117,959 nutritionally balanced meals to … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Solves Environmental Problem for Local Science Teachers

The Rochester Garden Club Supports High School Science Studies Two environmental science teachers in the Rochester School District had a problem. Each teacher wanted to give his students a better opportunity to learn about the environment, but there was not enough money in the budget to fulfill his wishes. To solve their problem, the teachers applied for a special projects grant from the Rochester Garden Club, and the club responded with grants totaling over $4000. At Rochester High … [Read more...]

Easy as Pie May 23

Grand Traverse Pie Company to Host Fundraiser for Neighborhood House Hungry for a good cause? Grand Traverse Pie Company is hosting a fundraising night to benefit Neighborhood House on May 23 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Neighborhood House, a local nonprofit serving families and individuals in need in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township. Come for the pie but stay for the great food, including savory pot pies, … [Read more...]

Adams Road Closed this Weekend at I-75 for Bridge Demolition

Crews will be closing Adams Road in each direction at southbound I-75 this weekend for bridge removal starting at 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 19. The roadway is expected to reopen 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 22. The bridge work is part of the ongoing $91.8 million investment to reconstruct I-75 between South Boulevard and Coolidge Highway in Oakland County. During the closure, traffic on northbound Adams Road will be detoured using eastbound Square Lake Road to northbound Coolidge Highway, then … [Read more...]