County Executive Launches Buy Oakland Campaign with ‘Oakland Business Connect’ Online Business Directory

Oakland County businesses can become part of a free online registry to build their business locally while securing opportunities with some of Michigan’s largest companies. Oakland Business Connect is available to any of the county’s 42,000 businesses, said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We want Oakland County companies to be the first choice for other Oakland County companies looking for goods or services,” Patterson said. “Growing businesses here means a stronger … [Read more...]

Full Impact Theater Presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Love's Labour's Lost: Game On! Full Impact Theater (FIT) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park. Come join Team FIT, coached by Rochester's own Mary Bogrette, as mischief and mayhem ensue in live performances of William Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost. Come root for your favorite side: country vs. country, school vs. school, boys vs. girls, as the players maneuver to fake out their teammates to win their own game. Come watch the games at Rochester Municipal … [Read more...]

Healthy Bites program to launch in Pontiac

Oakland County Health Division, in partnership with the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition and Lafayette Market, is launching Healthy Bites, an in-store guide to healthy eating this Friday, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The program provides colorful signs with easy-to-use nutrition information that helps customers identify healthier options when shopping for food or ordering from café menus. Lafayette Market will be the site of two kick-off events on Friday, July 25 … [Read more...]

Fine Artists come together for 49th year of Arts & Apples Festival

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According to a press release, each year, over 125,000 southeast Michigan residents and art enthusiasts welcome the fall season at Michigan’s second largest juried art fair that gathers more than 290 fine artists from across the country.  Paint Creek Center for the Arts’ (PCCA) prestigious Art & Apples Festival is now celebrating its 49th year and is proud to bring a 13th nationally ranked art fair to Rochester. The three-day event takes place September 5-7, 2014 in the scenic 30-acre … [Read more...]

The Rainbow Connection Celebrates Making Dreams Come True

Wish Ambassador Rebecca from Rochester will attend with her family.

The Rainbow Connection, along with founder L. Brooks Patterson, is hosting The Dobson, its annual signature event on Monday, July 28, 2014. The event celebrates 35 years of making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. Master of Ceremonies, Dave LewAllen of Channel 7 Action News will join Mr. Patterson in welcoming more than 400 guests to an evening of live entertainment, dinner and a celebration sure to touch the hearts of all who attend. Mary Grace … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board to receive national award; honor Waterford Oaks BMX Track

According to a recent press release, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Public Services Committee’s Curbing Gun Violence Study Group will share the 2014 National Association of Counties Achievement Award (NACo) honoring their “Prevent Gun Violence in Oakland County” program with the full Board. The … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for Howlett Park Clean-Up Day on Sunday, July 27, 2014

On Sunday, July 27th, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, the Rochester City Beautiful Commission will be having a Clean-Up Day at Howlett Park. We are looking for volunteers to help build a pedestrian bridge with the Fire Department and Department of Public Works staff members. We will also be placing wood chips, removing invasive species and cleaning up the park and removing any kind of debris. We will gather on the sidewalk on the east side of Inglewood near Terry Street and then proceed from … [Read more...]

Rochester College to host “Evening Under the Stars”

Rochester College's new dome, which houses a Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain 14-inch telescope.

In a recent press release, Rochester College's Science Department announced it is hosting an "Evening Under the Stars," which will provide information and viewing of celestial objects, on Saturday, July 26, in the Richardson Academic Center, room HL115. This astronomy event features Gerry Chevrier, a member of NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. The evening begins at 9 p.m. with an informative presentation about a star cluster, nebulae, galaxy and planet. The group will head outside … [Read more...]

Pet Adoption Center offers free cat adoption Saturday

Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dogs also will be available for adoption at regular prices. There will be a “spin the wheel” game in the lobby, however, for a chance to adopt a dog at a reduced price. This event is one of a series of pet adoption events to help the center win a $100,000 grant … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioner Nancy L. Quarles Announces Special Visit of Civil Rights Icon Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery Co-Founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Sunday July 20th

According to a press release, Oakland County Commissioner Nancy L. Quarles will welcome Reverend Dr. Joseph L. Lowery co-founder and leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7 p.m., in the Regency Manor Banquet Hall, located at 25228 West 12 Mile Road, in Southfield, Michigan. Reverend Lowery will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Southfield/Farmington Greater Area NAACP Dinner. Tickets are $100.00 per person. To purchase tickets, call … [Read more...]