OverDrive Digital Bookmobile at the RHPL

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The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile is coming to Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) on Wednesday, July 29 from 2 - 8 p.m. Developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. “The Digital Bookmobile first visited our library in 2012. It was a very successful first visit. We were one of the busiest stops in Michigan. When we heard it was touring the Midwest … [Read more...]

Western Oakland County Development Booming, Magna to Build New Seating HQ

Magna Seating of America, Inc.’s $48 million investment to build a new seating headquarters in the city of Novi underscores how western Oakland County is becoming a corridor for companies looking to expand or relocate, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said via press release. The new investment is expected to create 164 new jobs. “The I-96 corridor in western Oakland County is booming,” Patterson said. “Magna is among many companies investing millions and creating … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Apologizes for Overcharging Customers

The CEO's of Whole Foods Market have issued an apology in the wake of an investigation that uncovered the stores regularly overcharged customers for prepackaged foods. Whole Foods has five stores in southeast Michigan, including one in Rochester Hills. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 The Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat Graduation took place Tuesday evening with 11 area young people completing the annual event. Students spent two full days touring the area, doing team building exercises and meeting local leaders. The 11 students were: Joel Cummins Rocco St. Louis Jacob Walrath Christopher Russell Macy Murasky Melissa Ruprich Gabrielle Isaacs Natalie Antenucci Ramona Johnson Zara Ahmed Isabella Beccari … [Read more...]

World Cup Watch Party Scores Big

Soccer Clinics were part of the fun at the FIFA Watch Party - photo by Michael Dwyer

FIFA Women's World Cup Watch Party Hosted by the City of Rochester Hills and Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, this is a first for the type of an event. It took place Tuesday evening at the RARA Indoor Soccer Field in Downtown Rochester.     Magic Soccer provided a free soccer clinic and Oakland University's The Grizz was entertaining the kids and getting in a lot of photos. Food, drink and a large ten-foot-projection screen made watching the US Women's Team beat the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit Responds to Radical Killings

Dear Editor Rochester Media, I have no words. Forty Europeans gunned down at a beach in Tunisia. Thirty Shia slaughtered at a Mosque in Kuwait. And a French man beheaded at his place of work. All in the name of Islam. My message to those perpetrators, "You took the lives of our brothers and sisters in humanity. How dare you!" I could say that Islam represents peace. I could say that their actions go against the teachings of the Quran. I could say that the Prophet Muhammad would never … [Read more...]

Patterson Orders Large Flag Draped for Independence Day

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will mark the 4th of July holiday by draping a large American flag on the west wing extension of the Oakland County Circuit Court Building. The 30-foot by 60-foot banner will be on display until Tuesday, July 7. “The U.S. flag is a visual reminder of why we celebrate Independence Day,” Patterson said. “It tells the story of the original states, of the sacrifices made by our founders, and of the incredible country we’ve become.” The … [Read more...]

Rep. Jacobsen’s Early Warning Bill Heads to Governor

In a press release statement it was announced that State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, recently sponsored legislation to ensure greater access to loan options for struggling school districts looking to improve their financial situation. The addition of Rep. Jacobsen’s House Bill 4331 played a significant role in the passage of the early warning bill package approved Tuesday by the Senate. “I am very excited to see HB 4331 headed to the governor’s desk,” Rep. Jacobsen … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Events

Summer Music Theatre continues to be an annual tradition for the Rochester area community. The following are two events to put on your calendar to check out: SMT student scholarship event. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, and support the RCS Summer Music Theatre student scholarship program, on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester High School Auditorium. Suggested donation is $10, with priority seating at $15. Tickets are available at the door or at www.showtix4u.com. All … [Read more...]

Start Your Engines at the OPC Classic and Muscle Car Show

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Come on down and enjoy a fun family outing at the Older Persons’ Commission Classic and Muscle Car Show on Saturday, July 25 in the OPC’s upper parking lot from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and includes food, music, and of course, classic cars! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own classic and muscle cars. For more information, please contact Jeremy Ridky at 248-608-0295. The event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers. … [Read more...]