OPC teams up with Carson’s Community Days

Coupon Booklet

Purchase Carson’s “Community Days” Coupon Booklets for a $5 Donation with Proceeds Benefiting the OPC Purchase a $5 coupon booklet during Carson’s Community Days to support the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC). 100% of the coupon booklet price directly benefits non-profits in the community. In addition to helping serve thousands of area seniors, customers will receive up to $500 in special shopping offers at Carson’s in the booklet. Community Days will be held from February 26 … [Read more...]

Oakland Christian Rallies Supporters to Help Janitor in Need with VIDEO

Dale Bigger holds his check for $7,000 at Oakland Christian School in Auburn Hills

Oakland Christian Rallies Supporters to Help Janitor in Need with VIDEO Dale Bigger has been on the janitorial staff at Oakland Christian for 13 years. Jean Washington, a parent at OCS, ran into Dale and he shared a story of having his car totaled - no fault of his own - the only car in the family. He and his wife shared the car, dropping each other off at their destinations and allowing Dale to work at the school. After the car was totaled, Dale bowered a van from a teacher at OCS to get and … [Read more...]

St. John Lutheran wins 6th Future City Competition

First Place Winner, the whole team from St. John Lutheran of Rochester

St. John Lutheran Wins Unprecedented Sixth Straight State Title at ESD Future City Competition Two-time defending national champion St. John Lutheran School of Rochester made another mark in the history books Monday, winning The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Michigan Regional Future City competition for an unprecedented sixth straight year. In all, 27 middle school teams competed in the event, now in its 21st year. That’s up from 22 teams a year ago. More than 450 students … [Read more...]

Rochester Seeks DDA Candidates

Downtown Development Authority

City Seeking Candidates for Downtown Development Authority - Apply by February 12th The City of Rochester is seeking candidates for two (2) open seats on the Downtown Development Authority. Special Qualifications are established by the City Code, Article II, Sec. 16-35. Applicants for these open seats must have interest in property located in the downtown district. These seats have terms that will expire on May 31, 2019. The City will be accepting applications until February 12, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are You Watching Super Bowl 50?

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Dear Crabby, This Sunday is the Super Bowl and I was wondering if you’ll be watching like millions of others or if you could give two hoots about all the hoopla. Thanks, Gary Gridiron Dear Mr. Gridiron, ‘Two hoots’ – ha! You’re a pretty funny fella. And I’m fella that enjoys watching the ol’ pigskin getting tossed around on a Sunday afternoon. Of course I found the game more enjoyable back in the day when the players basically wore nothing but a plastic helmet and … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2016

Deck Art 2016

South Street Skateshop is calling all artists Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate!! Deck Art 2016 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. This year, entries will be judged by judges provided by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA); the winning entry, within each category, will be awarded prizes. Due to its ever growing popularity, organizers have expanded … [Read more...]

Community Outlook Breakfast at OU

Rochester Regional Chamber 2015 Outlook Breakfast with Carla Gribbs, Bryan Barnett, Terry Gonser, Jeffrey Cuthbertson, Robert Shaner

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 25 on the campus of Oakland University. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain insight into what lays ahead for the greater Rochester region in 2016. Anticipated panelists are City of … [Read more...]

Muslim Community to Collect and Donate Water to Flint until Crisis Ends

Raza Qadir and Hamza Ahmed Load Bottled Water to take to Flint, Michigan - photo courtest of Mahir Osman

Detroit Chapter of largest Muslim community teams up with Humanity First charity   Recently, President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan due to the high lead levels in the water.  As a result, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Detroit will utilize their mosque at 1730 W. Auburn Rd. as a drop off donation center for the Flint Water Crisis. The community will team up with internationally recognized charity Humanity First to drop off water donations to Flint on a … [Read more...]

Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to speak at OU

Diane Nash speaks at OU

Longtime civil rights activist Diane Nash to speak at Oakland University As part of Oakland University’s African American Celebration Month 2016, civil rights pioneer Diane Nash will visit campus on Monday, February 1 to share her experiences as a prominent activist who worked to promote racial equality during the 1960s. Nash will present her lecture “The 1960s Civil Rights Movement” in two sessions with the first starting at 12 noon and the second starting at 3:00 p.m. Both … [Read more...]

Reducing Traffic Fatalities in Oakland County

Managing Director Dennis Kolar

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar was one of the featured speakers at this week’s “Toward Zero Deaths” speaker series at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC. TRB is a division of the National Research Council of the United States which serves as an independent adviser to the president, Congress and federal agencies on scientific and technical questions of national importance. Kolar was asked to share information … [Read more...]