About Tom and Ann Gendich

Founders of Rochester Media. Looking to provide great local news to all people in and around Rochester and Rochester Hills. Send them a note at info@rochestermedia.com.

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

According to CBS.com "Golf legend Arnold Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh, the United States Golf Association confirms. We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador, at age 87. pic.twitter.com/iQmGtseNN1" Photo by CBS — USGA (@USGA) September 25, 2016 … [Read more...]

Rochester’s South Hill Bridge Opens in early 1900’s

The best we can tell this is a film that someone found from the opening of the Rochester's South Hill Bridge. It appears to be early 1900's.  It was said to be the largest structure of it's kind in that day!  If you have more information on this please forward it to our editor at Editor@rochestermedia.com     … [Read more...]

A Year in Review for Rochester Media 2015

Twenty-fifteen was filled with many highlights in the Rochester area.  We had elections, added parking garages, had lots of road construction, and many other news highlights that people saw here on Rochester Media and The Community Edge - Please enjoy a look back with some of these fan favorites. Remembering Rochester: 543 North Main Street May 6, 2015 Main Street in Downtown Rochester has gone through quite a few changes over the years. Did you know that 543 North Main Street was once … [Read more...]

Michigan Secretary of State- Get in Line from anywhere with MI-TIME Line

This is excellent for those needing to use the Secretary of State to renew tabs of anything else.  Get in line now!  Be seen right when you arrive!   See this excerpt from http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1640_3408_9135-315692--,00.html  <img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" … [Read more...]

My Vision Speech for Veteran’s Day 2015 at Oakdale Academy

Nathan, a high school sophomore, wrote a speech for the Veteran's Day celebration at Oakdale Academy that will make a tear come to your eye, make you swell with pride, and leave you challenged with what to do next. In a day and age when people are afraid of offending, worried about what others will think, or even lack the convictions to generate such thoughts, this is a refreshing insight into what some young people are being taught - like the ability to think for themselves. With comments like … [Read more...]

LOST Lessons The Book Series

LOST Lessons was written by Randy Johnson and David Rutledge. The book has been well received and is reaching varied individuals. Young adults who are dedicated followers of Jesus Christ are learning to see media, Hollywood and even the world from a Christian perspective, while those who aren’t necessarily connecting with a church are seeing Jesus in a fresh way. Based on this success, the authors decided to write on Season 2 of LOST, but with a twist: they involved 56 high school juniors and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Discusses Madonna on CNN

Ever since Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett fired off an open letter addressing Madonna's comments regarding her former hometown, the media response has been overwhelming. In addition to being interviewed by local Detroit news stations, the story has also caught the attention of People.com, Billboard.com, and international media outlets. On Wednesday, Barnett was interviewed on CNN by Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin where he discussed his retaliatory letter to pop singer Madonna. The mayor … [Read more...]

Kmart to close – again

The Rochester Hills location is one of five Kmart stores set to close in early December, WDIV-TV and The Patch reports. Another Oakland County store, Madison Heights, will be closed, according to the report, which also listed locations in Flint, Burton and Port Huron as being The closings will leave 610 Kmart employees without a job, including 77 employees at the Rochester Hills store, the report stated. Eligible associates will receive a severance package and be able to apply for Kmart or … [Read more...]

Press release from Rochester Hills on Storm Damages

Rochester Hills, MI- Severe storms and heavy winds went through Rochester Hills Sunday morning causing severe damage to homes near Brewster and Tienken and knocking out power to 900 DTE Energy Customers. Pictures added by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills Fire/EMS Department has been on the scene since shortly after 6 am assisting residents evacuate the area to the nearby Van Hoosen Middle School. At this time no injuries have been reported. “We have received support from our mutual … [Read more...]

Tornado in Rochester Hills or not?

This morning, September 21, 2014 at around 6am in the morning some residents in Rochester Hills awoke to the sound of roofs being torn off, trampolines flying into trees, debris crashing through walls and more as a vicious storm went through the city. The bulk of the damage was near the cross streets of Grandview and North Fairview. As the pictures seen here show, the damage was substantial for several. A multitude of emergency vehicles block off the sub and it has been declared "a disaster … [Read more...]