Rochester Hills Museum Unveils Water-Powered Mill Exhibit

Barkham Mill

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has unveiled a new exhibit that features the 25 water-powered mills that once dotted the community.  The exhibit is on display on Fridays and Saturdays from 1–4 p.m. through November 22.  Admission is free for Museum members and $5 adults and $3 seniors and students. The Rochester community has three major water sources with the Clinton River, Paint Creek and Stoney Creek and these waterpower sources supported mills that provided wood, … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Cast Ballots in 2014 MI Great Artist Competition

Artists, art lovers and those who simply know good art when they see it have one more week to vote online for their favorite artist in the 2014 MI Great Artist competition. The press release stated that 92 artists entered the annual online competition in hopes of getting their share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Images of their work – which includes photography and 3-D art for the first time – can be viewed at Voting closes on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. The … [Read more...]

Coat Drive Helps Local People in Need Stay Warm

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel and One Warm Coat®, warming communities… one coat at a time. While the need for warm coats has never been greater, it has also never been easier to meet this vital need in our community. This month, in conjunction with annual continuing education classes, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (CBWM) is holding four charity events called “Coats for Con-Ed.” Sales associates will receive free continuing education classes when they bring in clean, gently used warm coats … [Read more...]

Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS


Rochester College announced that it will once again host the Travis Bass Classic Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) On Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., at Rochester High School located on 180 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The event honors Travis Bass, a collegiate football teammate and best friend of Rochester College’s men's head coach, Klint Pleasant. The two met in 1994 at Abilene Christian University and remained close friends for years after … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s November 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature Joel Stone, Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society, who will present ‘Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s’ and discuss the auto industry, prohibition, rum running, organized crime and the emerging businesses in Detroit during that era. Raised in … [Read more...]

Rochester Ballroom Hosts Evening of Dancing to Benefit Students with Special Needs and Youth


Rochester Ballroom proudly announced that the RB Friends Gala will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. It will be a fun night for all, celebrating dance performances of Rochester Ballroom students including their special needs team and their volunteers. The new “RB Friends” fund has been started in conjunction with the “Community Foundation of Greater Rochester” to assist students with special needs to experience the … [Read more...]

5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon Receives Pure Michigan FITness Endorsement

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation has endorsed the 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program, it was announced in a recent press release. The 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester, MI. The first heat will begin at noon and participants are asked to please check in at … [Read more...]

Take a Peek Inside the Annual Holiday Home Tour

South Christian

It’s almost that time of year again. On Sunday, November 16, 2014 you will have the opportunity to six area homes, which will be decorated for the holidays. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will be selling tour tickets for $25 per person. Kathy Dorn, this year’s home tour chairperson shared brief descriptions of the homes on this year’s tour. 2441 South Christian Hills Drive “This is the house that Al built, back in ‘79”, said Dorn. Al, of course, is still … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the must-see 2014 Holiday Home Tour

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2014 Holiday Home Tour is set for Sunday, Nov. 16. The Holiday Home Tour features six area homes, all highly and uniquely decorated for the upcoming festive season. Tour participants will see a wide-array of décor styles and several one-of-a-kind displays put together by the homeowners. All of them have volunteered to open their homes to let others peek at what usually only close friends and family see. It’s all to help raise funds for … [Read more...]

Friends of the Paint Creek Trail to host Wine Tasting Evening on October 30

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 30 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance (no at-door sales) online at or by calling 248-651-9260. You’ll be treated to eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s event … [Read more...]