Oakland County’s 30th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon Set for April 30 at the Detroit Marriott Troy

Online registration is now available for the 30th annual Oakland County Economic Outlook Forecast luncheon set for April 30 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. University of Michigan economists Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes will present their projections on employment prospects in private manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors with breakdowns for all industry categories for Oakland County. The outlook report is a main component for Oakland County’s longterm planning and promotion … [Read more...]

‘Stop The CrISIS’ Symposium

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit will host a seminar on ISIS and Islam at the Rochester Hills Public Library The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit wishes to educate the public on the differences between ISIS and Islam as well as offer solutions to the growing issue of youth radicalization on Monday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Rochester Hills Public Library. The program will be open to the public and will include presentations, speeches, and … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Elegance of St. Sabba’s Monastery with the OPC

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Join the Older Persons' Commission as they take off on another adventure on Tuesday, August 18, 2015! Travel comfortably via motor coach and experience the relaxed elegance of the Russian High Tea Luncheon at St. Sabba’s Monastery, followed by a tour. Over 60 teas are offered, along with soup, finger sandwiches, chicken skewer and dessert. Plus, there will time set aside to explore the gardens and gift shop after the tour. All OPC trips can be found online at www.opcseniorcenter.org. … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Presents Comedy, ‘Amateurs’

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Spend an evening supporting local theatre as Rochester High School presents their production of Tom Griffin’s comedy, Amateurs. The play is set following the opening night of the Timberly Troupers’ musical about undertakers, Dorothy and her slightly daft husband, Charlie, host a gathering of actors and friends. The chic opening night party is in another part of town. A well-known drama critic has a heart attack and he leaves behind his not-yet-published review before being taken to the … [Read more...]

Board to Recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month; Joins CARE House to Plant Pinwheels at Courthouse

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub will present a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month to CARE House of Oakland County at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan. The press release went on to say that following the proclamation presentation, … [Read more...]

RHPL Takes a Closer Look at Radicals, Then and Now

Dr. Francis Shor, Emeritus History Professor, Wayne State University will discuss radicals of the past and now on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. What do past radicals say about their times and ours? Whether labor radicals of the early 20th century, political radicals of the mid-century, or student radicals of the '60s, all have challenged the status quo. Dr. Francis Shor will give an illustrated presentation that will examine what form their challenges took … [Read more...]

Lecture Explores Hemingway’s Time in Michigan

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Ernest Hemingway’s time spent in Michigan will be discussed on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hill’s Public Library. Since his birth in 1899, Ernest Hemingway spent seventeen summers in northern Michigan. Returning from ambulance service during the First World War, Hemingway spent two more summers in the Little Traverse Bay region—its forests and rivers inspiring some of his most celebrated short works of fiction. This is the subject of award-winning author John … [Read more...]

New Trends Make Appearance at Ballroom Bliss

Ballroom Bliss at the Royal Park Hotel

Rochester-based Royal Park Hotel showcased the industry’s most recent trends at their annual Ballroom Bliss event – a night for the hotel to show off its culinary creations, as well as their vendors’ floral and event designs. The event industry is one that is ever-changing, from food and beverage, to décor and everything in between. What’s hot right now? Bruschetta Smash Stations, craft cocktails, textured textiles, and social media. Royal Park Hotel unveiled their take on the … [Read more...]

Registration Ending Soon for Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament

Adult hockey players are running out of time to register for the seventh annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, which is set for April 17-19. The deadline for teams to register is Monday, April 6. The tournament is open to both men and women. Teams are guaranteed a minimum three games and those who make it to the finals will play five games. The tournament is held at the Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena. Register online at www.OaklandEdge.com. The fee is $795. “The Oakland Edge … [Read more...]

Great Rochester Heritage Days to Feature the 36th Annual Festival of Cars

Did you know that the Greater Rochester Heritage Days features not only our incredible past, but has a spectacular car show to attract your interest as well!? The Rochester Lions Club is putting on two great car shows in Rochester Municipal Park over the Memorial Day Weekend. This is the 9th annual Heritage Rod and Custom Car Festival and the 36th annual Festival of Cars. All proceeds from the car shows go to support Leader Dogs for the Blind and other Lions Charities. The Heritage Rod and … [Read more...]