Rochester Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sales July 14, 15 & 16 Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales. Back for its 61th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 14. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “For many it isn’t summer without three days filled with shopping, dining, and family-friendly … [Read more...]

Free Beer for Dad on Father’s Day

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 thing or two … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day

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 Downtown … [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 volunteering, … [Read more...]

Custom Sugar Cookies by What a Dish Bakery

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 sugar … [Read more...]

Arteva Homes debuts 2013 ShowHouse in Rochester Hills

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

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

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

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...]