Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS

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Rochester College announced that it will once again host the Travis Bass Classic Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) On Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., at Rochester High School located on 180 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The event honors Travis Bass, a collegiate football teammate and best friend of Rochester College’s men's head coach, Klint Pleasant. The two met in 1994 at Abilene Christian University and remained close friends for years after … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s November 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature Joel Stone, Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society, who will present ‘Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s’ and discuss the auto industry, prohibition, rum running, organized crime and the emerging businesses in Detroit during that era. Raised in … [Read more...]

Rochester Ballroom Hosts Evening of Dancing to Benefit Students with Special Needs and Youth

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Rochester Ballroom proudly announced that the RB Friends Gala will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. It will be a fun night for all, celebrating dance performances of Rochester Ballroom students including their special needs team and their volunteers. The new “RB Friends” fund has been started in conjunction with the “Community Foundation of Greater Rochester” to assist students with special needs to experience the … [Read more...]

5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon Receives Pure Michigan FITness Endorsement

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation has endorsed the 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program, it was announced in a recent press release. The 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester, MI. The first heat will begin at noon and participants are asked to please check in at … [Read more...]

Take a Peek Inside the Annual Holiday Home Tour

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It’s almost that time of year again. On Sunday, November 16, 2014 you will have the opportunity to six area homes, which will be decorated for the holidays. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will be selling tour tickets for $25 per person. Kathy Dorn, this year’s home tour chairperson shared brief descriptions of the homes on this year’s tour. 2441 South Christian Hills Drive “This is the house that Al built, back in ‘79”, said Dorn. Al, of course, is still … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the must-see 2014 Holiday Home Tour

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2014 Holiday Home Tour is set for Sunday, Nov. 16. The Holiday Home Tour features six area homes, all highly and uniquely decorated for the upcoming festive season. Tour participants will see a wide-array of décor styles and several one-of-a-kind displays put together by the homeowners. All of them have volunteered to open their homes to let others peek at what usually only close friends and family see. It’s all to help raise funds for … [Read more...]

Friends of the Paint Creek Trail to host Wine Tasting Evening on October 30

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 30 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance (no at-door sales) online at www.paintcreektrailfriends.org or by calling 248-651-9260. You’ll be treated to eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s event … [Read more...]

Jobs Aplenty as Skilled Trades Open Up in Oakland County and Region

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According to a recent press release, more than 11,000 jobs in high demand vocations are expected to open up annually for the next five years in Oakland County and the region. These jobs – including dozens that pay at least $50,000 annually – are predicted to have long-term growth and require less than a four-year college degree. These jobs are in manufacturing, health care, information technology, energy and agriculture. They were identified recently by Oakland County Michigan Works! and … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Final Day of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

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2014 Season Ends on Saturday, October 25 On closing day of the market, Saturday, October 25, ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m it was announced via press release. Children will receive free goodie bags complements of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority and market vendors will have treats available at their booths. Don’t forget to pick up your fall bounty including squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more! Now in its 15th … [Read more...]

Trick-or-Treat and Something Good to Eat!

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Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, and Spaghetti Dinner On Oct. 18, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or- Treat Downtown, a costume parade, spaghetti! As stated via press release, kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 4 - 5 p.m. Over 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and streets with participating businesses will be marked with balloon decorations. At 5:15 p.m., kids can meet for the Costume Parade at the … [Read more...]