Rochester Garden Club Funds Four Scholarships for 4-H Summer Camp

The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for qualified eighth graders in the Rochester School district. Working in partnership with the Michigan 4-H organization and the Michigan State University Extension Service, the club sent its first scholarship recipient to the weeklong 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp in northern Michigan this past summer. Chloe Schultz was an eighth grade student at West Middle School and was thrilled to be selected to attend the … [Read more...]

Michigan Hidden Talent Tour Comes to Rochester Hills

A statewide tour to inspire Michigan companies to hire workers with disabilities is coming to Rochester. Lt. Gov. Calley and Justice Bernstein will share stories about companies who found valuable workers who have a disability. As part of the MI Hidden Talent Tour, these state leaders, along with local organizations helping with this effort, will provide resources and answer questions for business leaders who want to explore this untapped pool of talent. Featuring Michigan Lt. Governor … [Read more...]

OUCARES Helps Individuals with Autism Succeed in the Workplace

For several days a week, Evan Hodge can be found working at his job as a courtesy clerk at a Kroger store near his hometown of Rochester. The 24-year-old greets customers, helps bag groceries and uses a pulley system to retrieve shopping carts from outside the building, among other responsibilities. He landed his job last October, after taking part in several OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Trainings, 12-week workshops that are specifically designed to help individuals with autism prepare to … [Read more...]

Historical Society’s 24th Annual Antique Appraisal Day to Feature Twelve Appraisers

Historical Society’s 24th Annual Antique Appraisal Day to Feature Twelve Appraisers at the Rochester Community House on March 5 The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will host its 24th annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 5 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. There will be twelve appraisers on hand to evaluate everything from antique art and Barbie dolls to writing instruments and violins. Antique Appraisal day, sponsored by the historical … [Read more...]

Welcome Spring at the Symphony of Style Fashion Show

Perk up your spring wardrobe at the popular Symphony of Style Fashion Show Luncheon and Boutique on Thursday, April 27. Start the day at 11:00 a.m. at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club in Rochester Hills for boutique shopping then lunch. A colorful fashion show will follow orchestrated by The Peppertree of Rochester highlighting the newest spring trends. “We are welcoming back some of our favorite boutiques such as Trends in Fashion, Marilyn’s, Artist Barb Markham and Sandy’s Silks, along … [Read more...]

Pins for Pups at Classic Lanes

Pins for Pups Fundraiser for the Leader Dog Puppies on March 19 Join the Rochester Hills Lions Club for a fabulous fun event on March 19 where we will raise money for the Leader Dogs for the Blind Puppy Raiser Program for the second year in a row. Enjoy three hours of unlimited bowling, which includes shoes, two slices of pizza and a soft drink for each guest. There will be door prizes, a bake sale, raffles, Big Don our favorite balloonologist and Michele our talented henna artist. Guests of … [Read more...]

Up-Cycle Your Formal Wear by Donating Dresses for High School Prom

Rochester Outreach and Charity for Kids (ROCKit) is holding their second annual ROCK the Prom – Formal Dress Drive. From February 1 through March 10 ROCKit is collecting donations of gently used prom, bridesmaid and evening gowns and accessories. Many high school girls cannot afford a prom dress or wish to be “green” by recycling a gown for their special evening. ROCKit’s second annual ROCK the Prom 2017 - Dress Give-away Event provides these young women the opportunity to select a free dress … [Read more...]

Sam’s Game 2017 at Oakland University this Sunday

Sam’s Basketball Game Pits #TeamOpto Against the (Very) Old School Team to Benefit New Day Foundation for Families   Sam Kell is a 15-year-old diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2015, who remains an avid basketball player at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester. Sam’s Game will pit his teammates and friends, #TeamOpto, against supporters of his battle with cancer, the Old School Team, including WXYZ Meteorologist Dave Rexroth and WXYZ’s own Brad Gali; former Division 1 basketball … [Read more...]

A Night In Monte Carlo with the OPC’s Annual Charity Gala

Older Persons’ Commission’s 15th Annual Charity Event Announces A Night In Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, the famed and glamorous destination, will be the setting for the OPC’s 15th Annual Charity Gala on Friday, April 28 at the Royal Park Hotel. “A Night in Monte Carlo” will be an evening of sophistication beginning with a pre-glow at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and a full casino night with game tables, silent auction, raffles, and live entertainment featuring the sounds of Frank … [Read more...]

Friends of the Falcons Gala March 11

Rochester Athletic Boosters Hosts 4th Annual Gala The greater Rochester community is invited to experience why “it’s always a great day to be a Falcon” as the Rochester High School Athletic Booster Club hosts the 4th Annual Friends of the Falcons Gala on March 11 at Twin Lakes Golf Club. "The Rochester Friends of the Falcon Gala is the social and fundraising event of the year,” according to Booster President, John Cloutier. “It brings together parents, coaches, teachers and administrators … [Read more...]