Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m. “We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be … [Read more...]

RACE reopens at new location

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On Wednesday, August 27, Rochester Alternative & Adult Center for Education (RACE) hosted their Grand Reopening with district employees and community members. This celebration was held to honor the physical move of the Adult Education programs that Rochester Community Schools offers to the community. These programs include: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED, and High School Completion. The purpose of this move was to relocate to a updated facility that will … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. Drives Rochester Hills City Council About-Face

Please Note: The content in this post was received as a press release from Don't Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) in response to the moratorium recently passed by the Rochester Hills City Council. It is posted solely as another viewpoint/opinion on this matter. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of DDHI. After eight months of consistent pressure from Don’t Drill The Hills, Inc (DDHI), and recent urgency expressed by other … [Read more...]

State Representative Candidate VanRaaphorst Responds to Rochester Hills Moratorium

Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from Joanna VanRaaphorst's, (candidate for State Representative - 45th District) campaign manager. It is posted solely as Ms. VanRaaphorst's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Ms. VanRaaphorst's campaign. Even though Rochester Hills residents were only given 18-hours notice, it was standing room only at the City of Rochester Hills Emergency meeting … [Read more...]

City Moves to Prevent Oil and Gas Drilling in Rochester Hills Council Unanimously Supports Moratorium Resolution

The following is a press release issued by the City of Rochester Hills, Office of the Mayor and is posted in its entirety: Recently introduced state legislation has prompted the City of Rochester Hills to enact a moratorium prohibiting oil and gas well siting or drilling in the city for six months. “This has been an ongoing community issue and the city council’s unanimous support of the resolution will hopefully provide adequate time to allow the state legislative process to consider … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council puts drilling plans on hold

For nearly three years there has been a debate over drilling in Rochester Hills. On Tuesday, August 26 a special meeting was held by the City of Rochester Hills to decide the next steps. And for now, the decision has been made to suspend any drilling pending state legislators ability to write clearer bills detailing where such projects can be sited. One of the biggest opponents to this project is the nonprofit ‘Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc.’ (DDHI). As Rochester Media posted yesterday, … [Read more...]

State Representative Candidate Michael Webber responds to drilling moratorium

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Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from the Committee To Elect Michael Webber For State Representative - 45th District. It was posted solely as Mr. Webber's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Mr. Webber's campaign. Dear Supporters, Over the last two years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding Oil and Gas drilling in the Rochester area. This discussion has also been … [Read more...]

Fun & Hope on Paint Creek

A Castapalooza contestant throwing a long line. Photo credit: Brett Watson

The 2014 Paint Creek Fly for Hope Trout Tournament and the Ryan Rocks Bluegill Fly-Fishing Event are approaching soon. Both events will happen on Saturday, September 13 at the Rochester Municipal Park. This is an enormously popular one-day event founded on the motto “Fly-Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor, Good Times.” Anglers may donate $25 per person ($50 per Team) to enter the Paint Creek Fly for Hope trout tournament. All proceeds this year benefit Reeling & Healing Midwest, a volunteer … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the difference between Memorial and Labor Day?

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Dear Crabby, I am a proud American and always do my best to properly observe our national holidays. But recently a Canadian friend asked me what the difference is between Memorial Day and Labor Day; and you know what? I was kind of at a loss for words. Can you help me out? Sincerely, Pete Patriot Dear Mr. Patriot, Don’t fret. I have a feeling you’re not alone in this. My bet is that a lot of Americans are so used to celebrating these holidays that they’ve long forgotten how … [Read more...]

Major Purchasing Agents can find their perfect match at INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is taking registration from companies interested in face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers in Michigan. The meetings will take place Oct. 22 during INNO-VENTION 2014, Medical Main Street’s annual conference which is set for Oct. 21- 22 at The Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi. “This is a singular opportunity for companies to gain instant access to some of the top health care providers in the … [Read more...]