HealthPlus Brooksie Way kickoff coming to OU

The HealthPlus Brooksie Way kicks off 2014 by unveiling a new logo, showing the newly-modified half marathon course and presenting nearly $9,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to various community organizations. This all happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the OU Recreation Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, and the public is encouraged to attend. “Each year The HealthPlus Brooksie Way gets more robust,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I … [Read more...]

Friends of the Falcons Gala to honor top Rochester athletes

Falcons Gala

Rochester High School Celebrates Success At Rochester High School, the saying goes, “It’s always a great day to be a Falcon.” This year, the Falcons are celebrating those great days with a festive event to support future successes on the Falcon fields. The accomplishments of the Falcons are many and include the Falcon Wrestlers who earned a District Championship aided in part by Shwan Shadaia, the two-time 189-pound state champion. His brother, Shane, also competed at the state level … [Read more...]

City of Rochester looking for volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

Press Release - Make a Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2014 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year's project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please dress for garden work and bring your work … [Read more...]

Oakland County Adult Treatment Court celebrates the graduation of seven participants

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 2 pm, the Oakland County Adult Treatment Court (ATC) will hold its 38th graduation since its inception in August of 2001. The 160th through the 167th graduates will be honored with a ceremony and reception to be held in the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium, Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 North Telegraph, Pontiac, Michigan. Amanda, then 15, feeling abandoned and lacking self-esteem, began using marijuana. By age 16 she was regularly abusing heroin. Six … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Church Tour on April 28

St. John Lutheran

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a tour of churches along University Drive on Monday, April 28, 2014. The tour is from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and costs $25 for Rochester Hills Museum members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration and payment is available through the Museum website at The churches that will be on the tour are St. John Lutheran, Meadowbrook Christian, Rochester Church of the Nazarene, and … [Read more...]

National Healthcare Decision Day sponsored locally by Crittenton Home Care

National Healthcare Decision Day

As a part of National Healthcare Decision Day, Crittenton Home Care invites the public to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday, April 16 to receive information about advanced directives and the importance of healthcare decisions. Recently added, Elder Law Attorney and Shelby Township Trustee, Douglas Wozniak, will speak to round out the event at 6 p.m. in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. National Healthcare Day is an effort dedicated to highlighting the importance … [Read more...]

Board to vote on a range of issues from water alternative to DWSD to 9-1-1 rates

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, beginning at 9:30 am, in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will vote on the following issues: Establishment of Oakland County 9-1-1 Charge Rate (Formerly Telephone Operating Surcharge) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. M.R. #14048 –Board of Commissioners to Support for the Silver Key Coalition Recommendation of Michigan as a “No … [Read more...]

Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County announces “Operation: Success”

Women Veterans Flyer

The 1st annual Women Veterans Job Network Fair On Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County will hold a FREE Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “OPERATION: SUCCESS” is a one-day Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair that will provide valuable information for women veterans seeking access to services for career and … [Read more...]

Area youth to learn about government at the 34th annual Youth in Government Day event

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will welcome high school students at the Annual Youth in Government Day program in recognition of National County Government Month. This year’s theme is “Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive.” The program will begin in the Board of Commissioners' Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road. Area high school 10th-12th grade students from Ferndale, Milford, Novi, Pontiac, … [Read more...]

The Greater Rochester Heritage Festival Committee releases brand-new festival logo to commemorate 36th anniversary


The Greater Rochester Heritage Festival has a brand new logo. The logo was designed  by Trent Design of Rochester and Detroit, Michigan, and features a wagon wheel and a sheep – one of Rochester’s iconic symbols of days-gone-by. The new logo captures the greater Rochester area’s heritage, spirit and sense of community which the festival has evoked for the past 35 years. Along with the new logo, the Greater Rochester Heritage Festival has opened sponsorship opportunities to individuals … [Read more...]