Get to Know The Imps, a Local All Teen Girl Band

All Teen, All Girl, Rock Band - The Imps - Photo by Michael Dwyer

The Imps In February 2011, Katelynn Corll from Rochester Adams and Liah Miller from Cranbrook formed the original band The Imps. They are an all teen-girl rock band performing original music and cover music. The School of Rock brought them together and determination keeps them going. They have won three Battle of the Bands, including the Detroit Battle of the Band Finals. The Imps released their first self-titled EP in 2013 and just release their second CD this past August (available … [Read more...]

Entry Deadline Extended for County Executive’s Elite 2015 40 under 40 Program

If you or someone you know has made significant contributions at work or the quality of life in southeast Michigan and think he or she – or you – should be recognized for the good work, you have a little extra time to make that happen. According to a press release, the deadline for nominations for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015 has been extended until Wednesday, December 3 at 5 p.m. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor … [Read more...]

Challenge Accepted to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Oakland County, Mich. has accepted the 100-Day Challenge to stamp out veteran homelessness, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced in a press release. Veterans’ Services Division kicked off the challenge Wednesday, November 19. Veterans make up less than eight percent of the population, but represent 16 percent of homeless adults, according to the U.S. government. Oakland County Veterans’ Services Division will partner with the county Health Division’s Homeless Healthcare … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Asks Community to Help Make a Difference through the “Giving Tree”

Executive Director, Linda Riggs, and Food Pantry Director, Lorraine Kremer, prepare baskets for families in need

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced that it has kicked off their annual Holiday Giving program as they seek to bring the holiday spirit to the lives of local children and families experiencing financial need. There are an unprecedented number of families in need this year and Neighborhood House wants to make sure their children experience some very special holiday memories. Neighborhood House encourages the community to help make a difference in the lives of local children by donating … [Read more...]

Lagniappe to Offer a Little Something Extra This Year


Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. Due to popular demand, this year Lagniappe is scheduled one week before its traditional Monday after Thanksgiving Date. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at … [Read more...]

Holiday classic comes to life as Avon Players presents ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Grace Seyferth as "Susan" and Mike Olsem as "Kris Kringle."
Photo credit: Mark Palmer/Bryan Clifford

Rediscover the magic of believing with this holiday play for the whole family. Theater-goers can check one thing off their holiday wish list: an enchanting live performance suitable for all ages as Avon Players presents Miracle on 34th Street based on the beloved holiday motion picture starring Maureen O’ Hara and Natalie Wood. Miracle on 34th Street runs Friday, November 28 through Saturday, December 13. When an old man in a retirement home who calls himself Kris Kringle gets a … [Read more...]

Come to the RAHS December Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced its next lunchtime program will be Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature Dr. Richard Stamps who will discuss the beginnings and early days of Oakland University, where he was an associate professor of anthropology from 1974 to 2012 when he retired after 37 years of teaching. Born in Oakland, CA, Stamps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He served … [Read more...]

RAHS December Meeting: “Main Street Makeover: A Review”


The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced that their next evening meeting is Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature long-time local resident Eric Bothwell and his presentation on Rochester’s Main Street Makeover with pictures he took before and after the award-winning 2012 reconstruction project. From April 2012 through Main Street’s reopening in Nov. 2012, … [Read more...]

Experience the European Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

Kris Kringle Market Logo

The 7th annual Kris Kringle Market returns to Downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, December 5, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, Noon-10 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy and C & G Newspapers, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Terrific Turkeys

Learn about our feathery friends at the Rochester Hills Museum on November 22

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Terrific Turkeys on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Museum. Admission is free for Museum Members. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Guests will learn about these amazing birds and the hard work it took to bring them back to Michigan. “Wild turkeys were reintroduced into Michigan in the 1950s after being gone from several … [Read more...]