Oakland County raises awareness about youth prescription drug abuse

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Oakland County, Mich. has launched an initiative to address the emerging problem of prescription drug abuse among pre-teens, teens and young adults announced in a press release. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, joined by 51st District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, Oakland Community College Dean of Nursing and Health Services Lori Przymusinski, and Oakland County Health and Human Services Director George Miller, announced a partnership that includes the Oakland County Sheriff to … [Read more...]

‘Evidence’ to show at Paint Creek Center for the Arts

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It was announced via press release that th Paint Creek Center for the Arts will have an open reception on Friday, October 3, from 7–9 p.m. and a gallery talk on Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. The opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public. For the upcoming exhibition, Evidence, Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents in the Main Gallery the work of two notable members of the Detroit art community, Carole Harris and Lester Johnson and in the First Floor Gallery the … [Read more...]

Oakland County Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

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With the weather turning colder, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will once again offer the flu vaccine that guards against four flu viruses this season beginning Sept. 30th. This year’s vaccine protects against Type A H1N1 and H3N2 and two Type B strains which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu this season and every … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 7th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

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Attention all runners and walkers aiming to take part in the seventh annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Fitness … [Read more...]

Op-Ed regarding Oil and Gas Leasing Exploration in Rochester Hills

Please Note: The following is an open letter to residents of Rochester Hills by former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi (2005 - 2013) on why he voted NO on Oil and Gas Leasing and Exploration while he was on Council. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. An Open Letter to the Residents of Rochester Hills I wanted to provide the … [Read more...]

Press release from Rochester Hills on Storm Damages

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Rochester Hills, MI- Severe storms and heavy winds went through Rochester Hills Sunday morning causing severe damage to homes near Brewster and Tienken and knocking out power to 900 DTE Energy Customers. Pictures added by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills Fire/EMS Department has been on the scene since shortly after 6 am assisting residents evacuate the area to the nearby Van Hoosen Middle School. At this time no injuries have been reported. “We have received support from our mutual … [Read more...]

Tornado in Rochester Hills or not?

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This morning, September 21, 2014 at around 6am in the morning some residents in Rochester Hills awoke to the sound of roofs being torn off, trampolines flying into trees, debris crashing through walls and more as a vicious storm went through the city. The bulk of the damage was near the cross streets of Grandview and North Fairview. As the pictures seen here show, the damage was substantial for several. A multitude of emergency vehicles block off the sub and it has been declared "a disaster … [Read more...]

Rochester Posed gets Groovy!

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Come see your favorite iconic 'performers' from the 60s and 70s including Fonzie, Lucy and Laverne & Shirley! Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is classic TV of the 60s and 70s. “We were overwhelmed by the success of the first Rochester Posed in 2013 and we can’t wait for … [Read more...]

Road Commission seeking part-time snowplow drivers to augment full-time staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 40 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff about 35 percent in recent years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service our … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsors including Noodles and the Village of Rochester Hills. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 … [Read more...]