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 www.MIGreatArtist.com. 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...]

Oakland County Workforce Development Survey Identifies Challenges and Job Opportunities with Leading Health Systems

An aging workforce and a lack of experienced job applicants are two significant employment challenges area health systems face in the coming years, according to a regional survey of six leading health systems commissioned by Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via a press release the release of the survey – the Skills Needs Assessment Project – to more than 400 health care and life science professionals, educators, physicians and government officials … [Read more...]

Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS

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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...]

Dear Crabby, How Can I Make Halloween Less Scary?

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Dear Crabby, I don’t mean to a spoilsport, but I’m a little nervous about letting my kids go out trick-or-treating this year. Lately there are so many stories on the news about missing children and don’t even get me started on the costume options—especially for young girls. Do you think I’m overreacting? Thanks! Nervous Nelly Dear Nervous Nelly, I may be an old curmudgeon, but I don’t think I’m in the minority when I say Halloween ain’t what it used to be. Back in my … [Read more...]

The Teal Pumpkin Project

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Halloween costume: Check Halloween candy: Check EpiPen: Check Yes, that's right. One in 13 children trick-or-treating this year may be carrying an EpiPen just in case they are exposed to any allergens during this fun time out. Unless it directly affects your child, you may not even think about the reaction the candy you'll be passing out will have on some of those dressed up kiddos. This is where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes into play. The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal Against Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton’s Pro stance on the issue here. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal For Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi’s Opposing stance on the issue … [Read more...]

Daddow appointed to GLWA board

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In a statement released by the Oakland County government, it was announced that Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the county’s team that negotiated the GLWA agreement. “Bob is the right person for the job,” Patterson said. “Not only was he at the negotiation … [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...]