Get in the Games at the Michigan Senior Olympics

Michigan Senior Olympics 2015 Winter Schedule

Registration for the 2015 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open until January 12, 2015.  The events will take place throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties on February 7-12, 2015. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, Dancesport, ice hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, and table tennis. The Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) are open to anyone age 50-plus. Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

Early Bird Discount for 2015 Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament

Adult hockey teams can save $50 by registering now for the seventh annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, which is set for April 17-19, 2015. The early bird discount is available until Jan. 31, 2015, for the tournament at the Onyx-Rochester Ice Arena. Online registration is open at The tournament is open to both men and women. After Jan. 31, team registration increases to $795. Teams are guaranteed a minimum three games and those who make it to the finals will play … [Read more...]

BBAC’s Holiday Shop offers charming, handmade one-of-a-kind holiday treasures

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Photo credit: Gwenn Rosseau

‘Tis the season to make your list, check it twice, and head out to the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s Holiday Shop. Charm your loved ones with creative, juried gifts just in time for the holidays. Free and open to the public, the BBAC is magically transformed into an artisan market that includes unique jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, home décor, scarves, ornaments, glass, paintings, candles, soap, kitchenware, and much more. Holiday Shop will take place from Thursday, December 4 … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Brooksie Way ‘Chill at the Mills’ 5k Race Registration Opens Online

Online registration is now open for the second annual Brooksie Way 'Chill at the Mills' 5k race, set for Jan. 25 in downtown Rochester. Runners and walkers can register online at or download a race application and mail it in. Those who register by Jan. 15, 2015 will receive a long sleeve cotton T-shirt. Race finishers will also receive a winter wear item with the Brooksie Way logo. About 500 people signed up for the inaugural race. “We had a wonderful turnout for … [Read more...]

63rd Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Marches Down Main Street on December 7

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The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate the entrance of the holiday season at the 63rd Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade, which will march down Main Street on December 7 at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s Christmas parade is “A Movie Time Christmas,” taking the magic of Christmas movie classics such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, from the big screen to Main Street. The Parade … [Read more...]

Avon Players will make you believe with ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Grace Seyferth as "Susan" and Mike Olsem as "Kris Kringle."
Photo credit: Mark Palmer/Bryan Clifford

When you’re putting on a production centered on believing, it’s important that belief translates to every facet of the story; and believability is exactly what the cast of Avon Player’s Miracle on 34th Street delivers. Fans of the movie will not be disappointed – especially with Mike Olsem’s turn as Kris Kringle. From the moment Mike appears onstage there’s no doubt he’s the right man to fill the Santa suit. From there the rest of the actors effortlessly fill their roles; … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts an Old Fashioned Christmas

Old Fashioned Christmas

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm hosts an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 20 from 1-4 p.m.  A wide variety of entertainment will be provided in the 1927 Dairy Barn, 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse, 1850 Red House and 1848 Stoney Creek Schoolhouse. Wagons will shuttle guests between buildings. Activities include tours, make and take art projects, cookies, musical entertainment, the Adams High School Thespians, the Stoney Creek Model Railroad exhibit, chestnuts and … [Read more...]

Model Railroad Club Pulls into Rochester Hills Museum

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Join the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to learn about one of the greatest hobbies in the world while using your imagination to travel the old-fashioned way and see the country and its splendor.  These HO gauge trains travel high and low past countryside and cities, over bridges and through tunnels, with each module telling a different story with great care and attention paid to detail – in miniature. A camera on the engine shows the … [Read more...]

‘Raising Hope’ this Christmas

KOH Fundraiser

Thirty years ago this week, a super group of musicians gathered under the name Band Aid to record the Christmas call-to-arms, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Key of Hope founders Rachel and Dan Smither aren’t backed by a band of famous friends, but they do have dedicated staff and supporters backing them up as they work to bring hope to the children of AIDS-plagued Durban, South Africa. Join Rachel and Dan as they present ‘Raising … [Read more...]

Get to Know The Imps, a Local All Teen Girl Band

All Teen, All Girl, Rock Band - The Imps - Photo by Michael Dwyer

The Imps In February 2011, Katelynn Corll from Rochester Adams and Liah Miller from Cranbrook formed the original band The Imps. They are an all teen-girl rock band performing original music and cover music. The School of Rock brought them together and determination keeps them going. They have won three Battle of the Bands, including the Detroit Battle of the Band Finals. The Imps released their first self-titled EP in 2013 and just release their second CD this past August (available … [Read more...]