Free Beer for Dad on Father’s Day

CJ Mahoney’s Sports Bar and Grille

Celebrate Father’s Day at CJ Mahoney’s with Free Beer CJ Mahoney’s in Rochester Hills is inviting families to celebrate Father’s Day with them this year. Families will be able to enjoy a casual meal and take in a sports game or two with their dad. Every dad who comes to CJ Mahoney’s on Sunday will be treated to a free beer to recognize them on this special day.  Rochester Hills resident Brandon Shaya and his wife Jessica are the proud owners of CJ Mahoney’s and Brandon knows a … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

Searching for a sure sign of spring? Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 7. Celebrating its 17th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas and flavors of southeast Michigan’s growing season. Located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street, the market is open every Saturday, May 7 through October 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. "The … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday with RHPL

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will be participating in “Giving Tuesday” on December 1. Unlike other seasonal events that are linked to commercial activity—Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday—this one is designed to stimulate giving back via monetary donations to charity. It’s actually a global effort; more details can be found at Twitter at #GivingTuesday. Locally, the Friends are the non-profit volunteer group that supports the library via … [Read more...]

Custom Sugar Cookies by What a Dish Bakery

What a Dish, LLC

What a Dish Chris Coulter spent over 30 years in the restaurant industry and in the fall of last year started What a Dish, LLC based in Rochester Hills. She had this idea for a catering business that would specialize in custom-decorated sugar cookies. “I have a passion for cooking and baking,” said Coulter, “Serving people and having them enjoy what I make.” What a Dish uses a commercial kitchen and does not have a storefront. Visit their website to see the photos of their custom … [Read more...]

Arteva Homes debuts 2013 ShowHouse in Rochester Hills

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The ribbon was cut and more than 400 guests visited as the 2013 Arteva Homes idea ShowHouse opened to the public last weekend in Rochester Hills. Mayor Bryan Barnett was in attendance for the realtor debut Friday evening and the home opened to the public Saturday afternoon. Found in Clear Creek, the 7,000-square-foot ShowHouse is priced at $1.5 million and is the fourth edition for the luxury home and condominium builder based in Bloomfield Hills. Other homes were featured in Macomb … [Read more...]

Big, Bright Success

Big, Bright Light Show - photo provided by the Rochester DDA

The Big, Bright Ball The signature fundraiser for the Big, Bright Light Show brings supporters together and helps secure the future of the holiday event. Held at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester on August 4, the Big, Bright Ball had something for everyone. All ages enjoyed the dance floor, the food from area restaurants and the attention-grabbing silent auction items. Kruse & Muer, the Rochester Chop House, Main Street Deli, O'Connor's Public House, Penny Black, Rochester … [Read more...]

Main Street Oakland County Communities Receive Record Number of Accreditations

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson recently announced that a record number of Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) communities have received accreditation for 2012 from the National Main Street Center. The 10 Oakland County downtown communities to receive national accreditation are: Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Oxford, Ortonville, Pontiac and Rochester. “Congratulations to all of our nationally accredited Main Street communities and to all of the … [Read more...]

Fireworks for the Weekend

Oakland County Fireworks - photo by William Dwyer

Fireworks for the Weekend By Michael Dwyer To celebrate Independence Day, here is a list of fireworks displays going on in Oakland County from July 4 until July 18. Wear Red, White & Blue, raise the Flag, and take the family to see and hear freedom. Clawson 4th of July July 4, 2013 at Dusk Clawson Park 1098 N Bywood Avenue Clawson, Michigan 48017 Events all day including parade, arts & crafts fair, rides, horse show, skateboard exhibition, and of course, fireworks! … [Read more...]

CoolYo Yogurt Serves Up Tasty Treats

Too Many Toppings at CoolYo Frozen Yogurt

Self-serve Frozen Yogurt a Hit CoolYo Frozen Yogurt opened on May 3. In just six weeks, they have become a popular destination for those looking to score a cool treat. On the border of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills, CoolYo Frozen Yogurt is located on the corner of Walton Blvd. and Squirrel Road across from Oakland University. Students from Notre Dame, Oakland Christian and OU have made CoolYo a regular stop. Rochester Media paid CoolYo a visit and found that both customers and … [Read more...]

Two Rochester Hills businesses among 12 Oakland County Businesses Named 2013 Michigan “Top 50 to Watch”


Twelve Oakland County companies including a Southfield medical device firm that shared Medical Main Street’s inaugural "Innovator of the Year" award were honored for being among the "Top 50" businesses to watch. Sentio LLC, the co-winner of the 2012 Medical Main Street award, was honored during the “Michigan Celebrates Small Business” awards dinner as one of a dozen Oakland County second stage businesses named to the Michigan Top 50 to Watch. The awards were handed out on May 2 in … [Read more...]