OakFit to receive statewide recognition at Ford Field

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports will spotlight Oakland County, Michigan’s innovative employee wellness program OakFit for a second year in a row, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via press release. Michigan Fitness Foundation CEO James. J. Tighe will recognize Oakland Co. as a Diamond Level Healthy Workplace Award winner during the Governors Fitness Award Celebration emceed by Lila Lazarus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the Ford Field Atrium in … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Soon!

Searching for a sure sign of spring? Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 2. Celebrating its 16th 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 2 through October 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Shopping at the … [Read more...]

Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Rochester Soccer Club


Rochester Soccer Club invites all Rochester Soccer Club (RSC) families and community members to participate in a family celebration to kick off the new RSC Field Complex at 3200 Dutton Road in Auburn Hills on Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This first-time family celebration promises to be great fun as families, teams, coaches, players and community members participate together in games and activities on the new RSC soccer fields. Participants will enjoy a day filled with soccer and other … [Read more...]

Older Persons’ Commission Seeks Jewelry Donations for Annual Sale

The OPC Art Department is in the process of planning their annual ‘Used Jewelry Sale’ and is looking for donations now! Among the items needed are: Costume jewelry and vintage jewelry Necklaces Bracelets Pins Earrings Cuff links Tie tacks Evening bags Gently used purses, scarves, hats, and hankies Music boxes and trinket boxes Watches and other small unique items. All items must be in good condition. Contact Paula or paula_bedsole@opcseniorcenter.org or … [Read more...]

Greater Rochester Heritage Days: Fun For All!

Where else can you have a luscious pancake breakfast at the Community House, walk out the door to an impressive car show, move into by-gone days of Rochester by looking at Rochester–Avon Historical Society vintage photo display and sales booth, hear the wonderful harmony of a Barbershop Quartet? And that’s just for starters! Mark your calendars for the Greater Rochester Heritage Days held Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rochester … [Read more...]

Exploring Foster Parenting and Adoption

With over 13,000 children in the foster care system, the State of Michigan is always in need of more loving foster and adoptive families to help provide temporary or permanent care for children. To bring awareness to National Foster Care Month in May, Erin Wright from Ennis Center for Children will present information for families, couples, and individuals who would like to learn more about the Child Welfare System in Michigan on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. … [Read more...]

Rochester State of the City 2015 VIDEO

Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson Monday at the 2015 State of City Rochester Address - photo by Michael Dwyer

The City of Rochester has released the official video of the 2015 State of the City address held at the Royal Park Hotel on Monday, March 30. Tom Daldin, host of the PBS program Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening. Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson outlined the past, present and future of Rochester based on where the city is now. Rochester Media & The Community Edge was in attendance, read the story: A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015 … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Library Week 2015


This week, the Rochester Hills Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to … [Read more...]

Local Girl is Belle of Dream Makers Ball at Townsend Hotel

Tessa dreams of swimming with the dolphins at Atlantis in the Bahamas

The Rainbow Connection invites the community to join Founder L. Brooks Patterson, Mark Crawford and D’Ann Columbo on Saturday, April 18 at The Townsend Hotel for The Dream Makers Ball. The first annual black tie gala will benefit the charity’s mission to make dreams come true for brave Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. Tessa from Royal Oak was just five years old when her parents received the devastating news that their little girl has Neuroblastoma. Now seven years … [Read more...]

April/May Business Workshops Offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford. For pre-registration and a location map, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops or call (248) 858-0783. Capital Raise April 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you are a … [Read more...]