Brooksie Way Celebrates Ten Years with $30,000 Grant

Innovation Hills to Name Trail the Brooksie Way In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Brooksie Way has elected to fund one exciting mini-grant application. Thanks to their support, $30,000 will be given to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, to name a section of trail the Brooksie Way (different from the event of the same name). The Brooksie Way will run immediately adjacent to the pristine, winding Clinton River. This path will highlight the natural beauty of over 113 … [Read more...]

Fifth Annual Dutton Farm Fashion Show Sunday October 22

Dutton Farm will host Fifth Annual Fashion Show-Decades at the Royal Park Hotel to Raise Funds for Employment Program Expansion Dutton Farm Inc. is hosting its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Sunday, October 22, starting at 12:30 at the Royal Park Hotel to raise funding for their special needs employment program which provides dignified and meaningful employment to people of all abilities at competitive wages. There will be strolling hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and desserts provided by the … [Read more...]

Experience Mass Transit from 1838 with the a Canal Tour

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour Tour leaves from and returns to the Rochester Hills Museum. Guests coming from Macomb County may choose to meet at the Clinton Township Historical Village Museum at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Twp. Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rochester Hills Museum Members $10; Non-members $17 – Cost includes lunch. Advanced Registration required at rochesterhills.org/museum. *Please register by September 25 in order for arrangements to be made for … [Read more...]

Michigan Nonprofit Association to Host a Networking Reception at Oakland University

Oakland University to Host Networking Reception to Promote Collaboration in Nonprofit Sector Oakland University and the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), in partnership with Main Street Oakland County, will host a networking reception from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the Oakland Room at the Oakland Center. “This free event will bring nonprofit leaders together with some regional institutions for a morning of networking and relationship building,” said Diane … [Read more...]

Smart Towns and the Gilded Age at the Rochester Hills Museum

Smart Towns: Silver Spoons and Golden Spikes – Railroads & Depots in the Gilded Age Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community, led by educational, non-profit organizations including the Rochester Hills Museum. Smart Town “partners” work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one period in history for one year. The theme for 2017 is The Gilded Age in America: 1870 – 1900. Jackie Hoist, AIA, and Ron Campbell, AIA, provide a look at the … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Expands Information Technology Courses for Students

Students Earning Industry Certifications Able to Enter Workforce Following Graduation New courses and new equipment met Avondale High School students interested in pursuing a career in Information Technology (IT) when the doors opened for school this year. The expansions in programming align with the school’s commitment to increasing student preparedness for entry into IT fields upon graduation by allowing students opportunity to earn certifications and prepare to take the CSP Advanced … [Read more...]

Updates Being Made to the 9-1-1 Phone System

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center (commonly referred as Dispatch) is transitioning to a Next Generation 9-1-1 platform to provide advanced call taking features for handling emergency calls for service. This transition will begin at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will not affect incoming 9-1-1 calls from the public; all calls will be answered and handled without delay. However, standard business lines into the Sheriff’s Operations Center may be interrupted. During this transition … [Read more...]

Oakland University Students Travel to Greece to Meet Refugees

Student Journalists Chronicle Refugee Crisis in Greece This summer, 13 Oakland University (OU) student journalists traveled to Greece to chronicle the plight of more than 60,000 refugees who’ve fled their homelands in search of a life free from violence and oppression. The month-long study abroad experience was facilitated through a special topics course led by journalism instructor Cathy Shafran. Preparation for the trip began months in advance as students studied Greek history, language … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Traffic Jams Coming this Sunday

Brooksie Way Half Marathon Traffic Information The 10th annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon will be run this Sunday through the Cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on September 24. The half marathon starts and ends at Oakland University. The race is an opportunity for over 4,000 runners to experience the streets and trails of the area. Race Marshalls and Police Officers will make every effort to move traffic across the race route when it is safe to do so. … [Read more...]

Museum Day Live! at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum Day Live! is a national initiative to promote boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge by offering visitors free admission to participating museums across the United States. The Rochester Hills Museum will offer free admission to visitors who download the Museum Day Live! Ticket. Admission will … [Read more...]