County Employees Give Record $7,000 to Trooper’s Family

EOB lobby Photo

Oakland County employees donated a record $7,000 through a Special Casual Day fundraiser to the family of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 28 while on patrol in northern Oakland County. Wolf was struck by a vehicle towing a trailer and was dragged several miles on I-75. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson gave the check to Wolf’s district commander, Capt. Monica Yesh, during a brief news conference on Wednesday. “We normally reserve Special Casual … [Read more...]

Woman’s Alliance of Oakland County Introduces Business Protocols for Success

A Unique Training Program for Women On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County will host Business Protocols for Success, an innovative training program designed to help women at all stages of their career excel in the professional world. The conference will be held at the Auburn Hills Marriott Centerpoint, located at 3600 Centerpoint Parkway in Pontiac, Michigan. Business Protocols for Success will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and includes an interactive … [Read more...]

County Employees Donate $7,000 to Trooper Wolf’s family

Following the tragic line-of-duty death of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, Oakland County employees held a Special Casual Day to raise money for his family. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at 10 a.m., County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be joined by some county employees during a brief news conference to present a check in the amount of $7,000 to Wolf’s commanding officers, Capt. Monica Yesh and Lt. Mike Shaw, who will accept it on behalf of the Wolf family. A typical Casual Day … [Read more...]

Oakland Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season Oct. 4

Orchestra Hall performance of Morten Lauridsen's compositions by OU Symphony Orchestra

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will open its 2015-2016 season with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 in Varner Recital Hall. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, the orchestra provides an opportunity for some of the music program’s finest student musicians to play alongside faculty members and other professional musicians. The OSO offers excellent performances of the finest symphonic repertoire. At the October concert, … [Read more...]

Spotlights Market Coming to The Village of Rochester Hills

C.L.Schneider Jewelry

Art. Entertainment. Food. It can all be found at The Village of Rochester Hills when Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will hold its annual Spotlights Market, a fine art and gift show, on Oct. 2, 3 and 4. This is a new location and new date for the show in its 24th year. Affordable and creative art mediums including paintings, sculptures, clothing, photography, jewelry and much more will be featured at this popular event. “The juried show will feature 115 artisans from near and far, almost half of … [Read more...]

2015 MI Great Artist Competition Underway as “The Many Faces of God” Exhibition Opens for 2014 Finalist

The works of MI Great Artist finalist and sculptor Estela Monjo will be on display beginning Friday at the Oakland County Executive Office. Entitled “The Many Faces of God,” the exhibition presents a collection of clay and plaster sculptures created by Monjo, a St. Clair Shores resident and former school teacher. A reception is being held for the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The free exhibition runs … [Read more...]

Calling All Designers for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

Photo courtesy of the Rochester DDA

Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 20-22. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. The Rochester DDA is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Over 60 designers have already committed to this year’s event … [Read more...]

Oakland University Presents Chamber Opera ‘Pat and Emilia’ Sept. 25

Pat Emilia

Join the music program at Oakland University on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. as they host a performance of the inventive and provocative mixed-media chamber opera “Pat and Emilia,” which is based on the lives of two Windsor, Ontario artists – portrait photographer Pat Sturn (1910-2011) and opera singer Emilia Cundari (1930-2005). Creative director Tara Sievers-Hunt, who is assistant professor of music at Marygrove College and a doctoral candidate at OU said, “Like the complex layers of … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 8th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers aiming to take part in the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday, Sept. 27, morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Health Fitness … [Read more...]

Fall Used Book Sale Starts Next Week

The new Friends of the Library used book sale area is located on the upper level, currently they have three sales per year open to the public - photo by Michael Dwyer

By John Smyntek And the used book sales just keep on coming! The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library inaugurated its new second floor used book sale facility at its summer sale in August with “great attendance and lots of positive feedback about our new setup,” according to Friends Book sale chair Ann Gruenewald. And with autumn fast on the horizon, the Friends Fall sale is now set for September 23 - 27. In the future, the sales will be more spread out - one every … [Read more...]