Who’s Who of Life Science in Michigan to Attend Medical Main Street Event Sponsored by Oakland University

A virtual who’s who of major players in life science and health care are among those scheduled to attend Medical Main Street’s annual networking event on Sept. 16 in Troy. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DPro Healthcare, Farmaceutix, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Infection Prevention Technologies, JEMS Technology, NSF Health Sciences, Orchid, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan – Dearborn are among those registered for the … [Read more...]

Tickets on sale for Q2 Awards

Tickets are now available for the 23rd Annual Quality People/Quality County (Q2) Awards breakfast hosted by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint. This year’s honorees include Terence E. “Terry” Adderley, executive chairman of Kelly Services; Stephanie W. Bergeron, president and chief executive officer of Walsh College; and prominent attorney Elbert Hatchett and his wife Laurestine. Established by Patterson in … [Read more...]

Calling All Designers for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of the 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. New to the event this year are centerpieces and gingerbread houses. Organizers are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Partners with Community Service Organizations to Provide Back-to-School Shopping Fun

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A group of local service-based organizations in the city of Auburn Hills joined forces with Auburn Hills Meijer to provide a memorable evening of Back-to-School Shopping for some lucky Avondale students. The Auburn Hills Police Department, Avondale Youth Assistance, and Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club all partnered with Meijer and Avondale School District for the event that matched students with volunteer shoppers who helped them select their back-to-school clothes. "The shopping … [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention Walk at Stony Creek Metropark

Out of the Darkness Walk

North Oakland/Rochester/Shelby Walk Part of the Out of the Darkness Walks Program These walks are the signature events of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. By walking in the Out of the Darkness Walks to benefit the American Foundation … [Read more...]

Roll the Film! Festival Coming to Rochester in September

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Move over Traverse City. There’s a new festival in town and it’s in Downtown Rochester. According to The Oakland Press, the Film Society of Rochester is hosting the festival September 19-20 at the Rochester Ballroom. Eleven films will be shown, including the documentary 20 Years of Madness, a film about friends and Rochester alumni who reunite 20 years later to revive their 1990s public access show. The organizers are hoping to make this an annual event. For more information, including the … [Read more...]

Add Some Style to Your Fall Wardrobe with the OPC Used Jewelry Sale

Customers checking out the 'glitz' table
Photo courtesy of the OPC

Accessories are a great way to try a trend or update your wardrobe without spending a fortune. Spend some time hunting for treasures at the Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Annual Used Jewelry Fundraiser Sale Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25. Choose from all kinds of jewelry, purses, scarves, and more! And check out the “Better Boutique,” which features vintage and fine jewelry. All proceeds support the OPC Programs & Art Department. The sale runs from 9 a.m. – 5 … [Read more...]

Thunder Over Michigan Airshow Promises Thrilling Fun

Grab the family and check out Thunder Over Michigan this weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Considered one of America’s leading airshows and the best “warbird” show in America, Thunder Over Michigan is held every summer at Willow Run Airport. The show features world-class entertainment, unique static displays, and fun for the whole family. This years show will take place on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 and will feature the world-famous Blue Angels. To learn more about the … [Read more...]

Witness the “Trial of the Century” with Avon Players’ ‘Parade’

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Stirring musical explores a dramatic chapter from American history One hundred years after the story’s shocking conclusion, Avon Players presents the emotional and haunting musical Parade. With a soaring score by Jason Robert Brown and a gripping true story, Parade runs September 11-26. Based on historical events, Parade tells the story of Leo Frank (Clayton Hargrave), a Jewish transplant from Brooklyn living in Atlanta in 1913 with his Southern-born wife Lucille (Lori Smith). When … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents Fourth Annual Mount Avon Cemetery Walk & History Tour

RAHS History Walk

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will present its fourth annual Mount Avon Cemetery Walk & History Tour on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 - 5 p.m. The event combines community theatre and local history in a fun, entertaining living history presentation. This year’s tour features “Women in the Stones.” Reenactors will portray several historical female figures from the community’s past. Each one will share with tour attendees the character’s unique experiences in shaping … [Read more...]