Rochester Hills Museum to host National Water Powered Mill Conference

Rochester Flouring Mill

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announced via press release that it will be hosting the 42nd national meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) on October 23 – 26. SPOOM is committed to preserving old mills and aiding in the preservation of mill structures throughout the United States. They also recognize the builders of mills and maintain extensive archives on mills and mill sites. The conference at the Rochester Hills Museum will feature mill training … [Read more...]

Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be … [Read more...]

RACE reopens at new location

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On Wednesday, August 27, Rochester Alternative & Adult Center for Education (RACE) hosted their Grand Reopening with district employees and community members. This celebration was held to honor the physical move of the Adult Education programs that Rochester Community Schools offers to the community. These programs include: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED, and High School Completion. The purpose of this move was to relocate to a updated facility that will … [Read more...]

Fun & Hope on Paint Creek

A Castapalooza contestant throwing a long line. Photo credit: Brett Watson

The 2014 Paint Creek Fly for Hope Trout Tournament and the Ryan Rocks Bluegill Fly-Fishing Event are approaching soon. Both events will happen on Saturday, September 13 at the Rochester Municipal Park. This is an enormously popular one-day event founded on the motto “Fly-Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor, Good Times.” Anglers may donate $25 per person ($50 per Team) to enter the Paint Creek Fly for Hope trout tournament. All proceeds this year benefit Reeling & Healing Midwest, a volunteer … [Read more...]

Major Purchasing Agents can find their perfect match at INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is taking registration from companies interested in face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers in Michigan. The meetings will take place Oct. 22 during INNO-VENTION 2014, Medical Main Street’s annual conference which is set for Oct. 21- 22 at The Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi. “This is a singular opportunity for companies to gain instant access to some of the top health care providers in the … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills to hold special meeting regarding proposed drilling

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The following meeting announcement is from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), a non-partisan grassroots nonprofit corporation that is building awareness of the risks of horizontal drilling in high-density residential and K-12 School areas. Concerns include: property rights, property values, mortgage and insurance complications, as well as potential environmental and health risks: A “Special Meeting” was called yesterday by the City of Rochester Hills to consider a moratorium on oil and … [Read more...]

Check out these upcoming wellness programs provided by Crittenton Home Care

Auburn Hills Community Center 'Ask a Nurse Hour' with Crittenton Home Care The senior community is invited to the Auburn Hills Community Center to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757 'Ask a Nurse Hour' is meant for suggestion only. If you need medical attention, please … [Read more...]

RCOC invites the public to their 2015 budget hearing

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2015 budget, at just over $100.8 million, includes plans for more than $44 million worth of road improvement projects such as road widening, reconstruction, resurfacing or gravel road paving or work toward future road … [Read more...]

Avon Players bring ‘Heart and Soul’ to the stage with ‘Big, The Musical’

Left to right: Phil Zott as "Josh Baskin" and Andy Langlands as "George MacMillan" rehearse the iconic "big" piano scene from the Avon Players production of "Big: The Musical."

Life is much more than child’s play in this fantasy comedy Delighted audience members of all sizes will relive the era of “Cosby sweaters” and acid washed jeans while protagonist Josh Baskin lives out every kid’s fantasy of instant adulthood as Avon Players presents Big, The Musical, based on the on the classic 1987 Tom Hanks motion picture fantasy. Big, The Musical runs September 5-20. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin (Sonny Pacitto) makes a wish to be "big" on a … [Read more...]

‘A’ is for apple pies at annual OPC Fundraiser!

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As it gets closer to September, thoughts turn to cooler weather, colorful leaves, and all things apple. And the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is doing their part by continuing their tradition of offering curbside pickup of fresh, homemade apple pies. All pies are baked by OPC members to sell as a fundraiser for their Nutrition and Programs & Activities Departments.   Apple pies and Apple Tea Bread will be delivered to your car at our “drive up” tent located in the upper parking … [Read more...]