Traverse 300 Years of Detroit History at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library is proud to welcome Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society for his lecture, “Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too” happening Tuesday, October 30. Stone will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s history, and the stories of the people whose legacies leave a lasting impact on our roadways. These streets, traversed by citizens every day, tell a story of several important figures in … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett and Mayor Duggan Host Michigan Mayors Meeting

Michigan’s Mayors Come Together in Detroit Mayors from many of Michigan’s cities came together on Wednesday with Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and leadership from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to discuss common issues, challenges, and successes. The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities. The Conference’s executives were in Detroit to meet with the group. Mayor Mike Duggan, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Westland Mayor Bill Wild, … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day Open House at The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) will hold a Veteran’s Day Open House and ceremony on Sunday, November 11. The Open House runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A short ceremony will being at 10:55 a.m. The ceremony will include a blessing, a guest speaker, patriotic music/singing, and a Moment of Silence at 11:00 a.m. sharp to mark the month-date-hour that the 'guns fell silent on the Western Front' at 11:00 a.m. on November 11. Hotdogs & light refreshments will be served; … [Read more...]

Light at Livernois North of Harding Ave/Springwood Lane Back in Service

The blinking light on Livernois north of Harding Ave and Springwood Lane is back in service after a two month study. The recent traffic signal removal study has concluded, and based on the collected data, the traffic signal will remain in place. There are revised hours of operation. Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Clean Water Summit at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash for a Clean Water Summit on Thursday, October 25. Nash will discuss Oakland County’s aging water infrastructure, new projects being done county-wide, and tips to protect your own water systems. Rochester Hills has had its fair share of water advisories this year. There have been several on-and-off boil water advisories issued in northwest Rochester Hills due to a loss of water pressure, as a … [Read more...]

Calling All Carolers

Downtown Rochester is proud to announce the return of Caroling in the City on Sunday, December 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. They are looking for enthusiastic singers of all ages to join the Rochester Christmas Carolers. The Rochester Christmas Carolers will perform at Caroling in the City, including leading carols around the Christmas tree for our grand finale. No experience is necessary. The only requirements are that carolers love Christmas music and singing outdoors. Members are required … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Set to “Play Ball” October 17

City Partners with Major League Baseball for Fun and Free Event With baseball playoffs captivating the nation, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) and Major League Baseball to host the Night Under the Lights event. Night Under the Lights has been scheduled for October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park in Rochester Hills. At this event, boys and girls ages 8-14 will have a fun opportunity to grab their mitts and participate in a … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is the first chance for people to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes, centerpieces and more … and it's an opportunity to bid on these items to take home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner featuring … [Read more...]

Michigan Dance Festival Comes to OU

Oakland University (OU) to co-host 23rd Annual Michigan Dance Festival The Michigan Dance Council (MDC) and Oakland University will co-host the Michigan Dance Festival on Saturday, October 13 in Varner Hall on the OU campus. “This is the 23rd anniversary of the Michigan Dance Council’s Annual Dance Festival,” said Gregory Patterson, associate professor of dance at Oakland University and chair of the OU Department of Dance. “We are always excited for this event since it brings in dancers … [Read more...]

Taste & Tunes to Benefit Rochester Symphony Orchestra

“Taste & Tunes” Features Multi-Instrument Phenomenon and Vocalist Dave Bennett You won’t find many musicians who are equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman (the “King of Swing”) and Roy Orbison (“The Soul of Rock and Roll”). An annual fixture at several American music festivals, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes. He will be featured at “Taste & Tunes”, the Rochester Symphony Guild’s benefit for the Rochester … [Read more...]