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...]

Rotting Good Intentions

Mini Pumpkin

Fall has certainly settled in here in Rochester and I am loving every second of it. We've enjoyed a few trips already to the Rochester Cider Mill and walked around Van Hoosen Farm for The Stonewall Pumpkin Festival. I've made a copycat version of Panera's Autumn Squash Soup as well as purchased a few mini pumpkins. Ah, the minis. They're so cute aren't they? You can just line them up on your table or put them in a basket and they're all set. No carving, no disgusting guts of pumpkins … [Read more...]

Rochester Ballroom Hosts Evening of Dancing to Benefit Students with Special Needs and Youth

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Rochester Ballroom proudly announced that the RB Friends Gala will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. It will be a fun night for all, celebrating dance performances of Rochester Ballroom students including their special needs team and their volunteers. The new “RB Friends” fund has been started in conjunction with the “Community Foundation of Greater Rochester” to assist students with special needs to experience the … [Read more...]

Award recognizes Oakland County’s efforts to reduce infant mortality

Oakland County’s success in halving infant mortality rates in the African-American community is receiving statewide recognition. In a press release it was announced that the Michigan Association of Local Public Health (MALPH) and Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA) bestowed their 2014 Public Health Community Achievement Award upon the county’s Health Division for its initiatives to reduce infant mortality. In 2000-2002, it was discovered that the African-American infant death rate … [Read more...]

Thumbs up for Moody’s “credit positive” report about GLWA

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash welcomed the news from Moody’s Investors Service that said the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority is a credit positive for bondholders. “The new Great Lakes Regional Water Authority could result in meaningful governance and legal separation from Detroit,” Moody’s said. “We expect the new Authority will continue to implement operational efficiencies, including the potential shuttering of … [Read more...]

5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon Receives Pure Michigan FITness Endorsement

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation has endorsed the 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon as a quality physical activity event through the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorsement program, it was announced in a recent press release. The 5th Annual OPC Indoor Triathlon will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester, MI. The first heat will begin at noon and participants are asked to please check in at … [Read more...]

Sh-Sh-Shake Your Mailbox on October 18

Snow-covered mailbox

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released a statement asking residents who have mailboxes at the road edge to prepare for winter by shaking their mailbox. Gov. Rick Snyder has officially proclaimed Saturday, Oct. 18, the 6th Annual “Shake Your Mailbox Day” in Michigan. The initiative is intended to prevent mailboxes from being damaged by snow pushed off the road by snowplows. “In most instances where mailboxes are damaged, the snowplow doesn’t actually hit the mailbox, … [Read more...]