The Beginnings of the Ford Empire at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library welcome Author Alan Naldrett to share the story of the very first days of the Ford Motor Company on Thursday, February 21. Naldrett will share the story of C. Harold Wills, Henry Ford’s very first employee and one of the unsung heroes of the auto world. Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Ford’s right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. “C. Harold Wills contributed so much to the world of … [Read more...]

Uncovering and Removing the Myths of the Underground Railroad

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Black History Month Program Thursday, February 28, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Free to Museum members and $5 for the public. Pre-register by using the Pay Pal option or by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. Digging Underground: Uncovering & Removing the Myths of the Underground Railroad presented by Jamon Jordan Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad has been either hidden or covered in legends. Please … [Read more...]

Pathway to Public Service Available in Rochester Hills

Innovative Grant from Wells Fargo Will Fund $30,000 in Fellowships Recognizing the need to elevate the awareness of careers in municipal government and inspire the next generation of city employees, the City of Rochester Hills has created the 'Pathway to Public Service' program. The comprehensive initiative includes four components: an internship program and a fellowship program, both targeting college students, and outreach programs targeting high school students and college career planning … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 54th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2019-2020 season has something for everyone with comedies, musicals, a drama and even a whodunit. “We’re excited not only to have Michigan premieres during our 54th season, but also to have the world premiere of a brand-new musical,” said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director. “We’ve got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, once again, we’re kicking things off with a great event this summer!" On July 13, Meadow Brook Theatre will hold its fifth annual Concert & … [Read more...]

Zenith Brass presents Free Concert in Rochester

Zenith Brass will present its 24th Annual Winter Concert at 4:30 p.m., on Sunday, February 24 at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for the Harmony in the Hills Concert series. The church is located at 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The concert features several works of European classical music including Handel's Water Music Suite, the fanfare from Richard Strauss's Zarathustra, Russian symphonic music by Tchaikovsky and  Russian choral music by Tschesnokoff. An unusual selection … [Read more...]

Hart Middle School named 2019 Michigan School of Character

The Rochester Community School District is pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in collaboration with the state of Michigan, has named Hart Middle School a 2019 Michigan School of Character. The program recognized Hart as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. “Our school culture includes building character—qualities that inspire honesty, … [Read more...]

Faith in Action of Oakland County Hosts Fifth Annual Dancing with the Stars

Rochester Area Leaders Put On Their Dancing Shoes Faith in Action of Oakland County presents its fifth annual fundraiser, “Dancing with the Stars” on March 9. Much like the television show, the Oakland County Dancing with the Stars feature local celebrities. Jason Colthorp, WDIV Anchor/Reporter will once again be the Dancing with the Stars Emcee. Guest Judges include Alisa Zee, Veteran Reporter; Ronnie Dahl, Veteran Reporter; Deputy Steve Curtis, Oakland County Sheriff's Office; Roop … [Read more...]

Local Synchronized Skating Team Take Bronze at Sectional Championships

In their first season competing in the Preliminary division, ONYX Synchronized Skating took third place at the Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held January 30 – February 2 at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is the highest level of competition for a Preliminary division team. This year, the division included ten teams from across the Midwest. The ONYX Preliminary team is made up of 12 skaters, ages 8 through 10, from the Rochester and Macomb areas. They … [Read more...]

Avon Creek Restoration Project

Rochester Hills Receives $100,000 for Creek Restoration The City of Rochester Hills recently received $100,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to complete the connection from Avon Creek to the Clinton River. The creek runs through the Rochester Hills City Hall property, at Avon Road and Rochester Hills Drive. Years of creek erosion made the creek deep and the bank slopes had become vertical. This prevented vegetation from growing, which in turn exacerbated the erosion … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Makes Maple Syrup

Tap into Upcoming Maple Syrup Events in Rochester Hills this Winter The City of Rochester Hills will give residents a behind-the-scenes look at how this sweet treat goes from the tree to table. On Saturday, February 23, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Bloomer Park, the city will be hosting Making Maple Syrup: A Backyard Guide to Beginners. Families will be able to join our outdoor engagement team to learn how to make their own maple syrup. This is a brand new program that will provide a more … [Read more...]