Neighborhood House Seeks Donations of School Supplies

Back to school flier

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about kids going back-to-school. That’s why Rochester Area Neighborhood House is hoping local residents and businesses will be willing to assist with a worthwhile back-to-school initiative. Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit human service organization, is kicking off its annual school supply drive to support the children of low-income families in the greater Rochester/Auburn Hills community. Neighborhood House strives to … [Read more...]

Oakland County Heads to White House for Economic Development Forum

Oakland County, Mich. will be among the presenters at the upcoming Fourth Annual Economic Development Forum at the White House on Thursday, July 30, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via press release. Irene Spanos, Patterson’s director of Economic Development & Community Affairs, will take part in a panel discussion on “Targeting and Landing Prospects: Best Practices in International Attraction.” “Policymakers in Washington, D.C. are taking notice of Oakland … [Read more...]

Avondale Students to Host Packing Party for Desert Angel

On Wednesday, July 29, Avondale School District elementary students attending Avondale Youth Assistance Summer Kids Camp will be packing "Miracle Boxes" for members of our armed services who are stationed overseas. Students will also write a personal message for each of the recipients thanking them for their service to our country. Avondale Students will be helping to pack 50 boxes with items donated from the Auburn Hills, Michigan American Legion Post #145 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the … [Read more...]

Detroit Historical Society Looking for Personal Stories About 1967 Detroit Riots

Forty-eight years ago 43 people were killed, hundreds injured, and over  2,000 buildings were burned during the five-day riots in Detroit. Now, the Detroit Historical Society is looking for people to share their personal stories about the 1967 Detroit Riot for an exhibition that will open in September 2016. Find out how you can contribute here. … [Read more...]

Rep. Webber Invites Residents to Local Office Hours in July

State Rep. Michael Webber invites residents from the greater Rochester area to meet with him during office hours this July. Office hours will be held on Friday, July 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the newly-opened Tim Hortons, located at 2258 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. The new Tim Hortons shop is a result of a recent development, bringing new commerce and jobs to Oakland County. The location has since become a dynamic area for the growing Rochester Hills community, Rep. Webber said. “I … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Hosts Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition


Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition a group exhibition featuring a number of artists who are alumni of Rochester Community Schools. This exhibit will showcase the talents of a number of artists who are working in the arts or are pursuing college degrees in the arts. Please join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for a gallery talk featuring Stoney Creek Art Educator Diane Heath on Saturday, August 8 from 4 - 5 p.m. followed by an opening … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson Support S.O.A.P’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Action Outreach Effort

According to a recent press release, on August 8, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson will join with the “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution,” S.O.A.P., an organization founded by Theresa Flores, a local human trafficking survivor and author of the Slave Across the Street, to promote awareness about the issue of Human Trafficking. The informational event and training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Oakland Community College’s Southfield Campus, in the … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop!

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. According to the press release, new this year are centerpieces and gingerbread houses. Currently businesses, organizations, individuals, and families are being sought  to donate their time and … [Read more...]

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Don’t Be Late For The Ball!

Princess & Pirate Ball

Calling all princesses and pirates! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for the Princess & Pirate Ball! The fun takes place from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the Royal Park Hotel. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show. Come for an evening of food, music, and fun. Enjoy a strolling dinner featuring your favorite downtown restaurants including Holy Cannoli’s, Kruse & Muer Restaurants, Main Street Deli, The Meeting House, O'Connor's Public … [Read more...]

Poetry in the Park this Friday

Founder and Poet, Nancy Stevens, reads a poem at the 2014 Poetry in the Park event at the Rochester Municipal Park - photo by Michael Dwyer

Poetry in the Park Friday Evening at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poets’ Society presents this year’s event on Friday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. Stop by for a few minutes or bring a lawn chair for a comfortable evening—event runs until dusk. Open mic will be available—time permitting—after the scheduled poets read. Poets Reading this Year James Ahearn, Rochester, Past President of Poetry Society of … [Read more...]