Beautiful Tables Beautiful Gardens

The Rochester Garden Club is launching into spring with a community program “Beautiful Tables; Beautiful Gardens.” Gardeners and flower lovers are sure to enjoy two presentations about flower arranging and flower growing. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. The first part of the program will feature two designers from Viviano Flower Shop who will demonstrate how to create cut floral arrangements. Viviano is a business new to Rochester, but has been a Detroit area floral … [Read more...]

Two Local Non-Profits Are Collaborating to Provide Opportunities for Clients 50 and Above

Neighborhood House and the Old Persons’ Commission Partner to Help Local (Low-Income) Seniors in Need At the start of 2019, Neighborhood House partnered with the Old Persons’ Commission (OPC) in an effort to provide opportunities for those low income senior residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township to exercise, eat a healthy lunch, socialize and get involved with the community. “We’re pleased to collaborate with the Neighborhood House to provide this opportunity for … [Read more...]

Faith in Action of Oakland County Hosts Fifth Annual Dancing with the Stars

Rochester Area Leaders Put On Their Dancing Shoes Faith in Action of Oakland County presents its fifth annual fundraiser, “Dancing with the Stars” on March 9. Much like the television show, the Oakland County Dancing with the Stars feature local celebrities. Jason Colthorp, WDIV Anchor/Reporter will once again be the Dancing with the Stars Emcee. Guest Judges include Alisa Zee, Veteran Reporter; Ronnie Dahl, Veteran Reporter; Deputy Steve Curtis, Oakland County Sheriff's Office; Roop … [Read more...]

Cardboard Sleds to Take to the Hills

Cardboard Sled Race is set to take place on February 9 at Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron Parkway. Scouts and scout teams are coming from all over Southeast Michigan to participate. The race is open to anyone – individuals, families, corporate teams – who want to put their engineering skills to the test. The sleds will take to the race course at 1:30 p.m., but participants are welcome and encouraged to come earlier to join in other activities that will be happening, said Eric Suender, event … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Anniversary Winter Meet Up

Warm up at Winter Walk, Shoe, or Ski on Sunday, February 17, on the Clinton River Trail Whatever the weather, attendees can walk, snowshoe, or cross-country ski every day from dawn to dusk this winter on the Clinton River Trail. Friends of the Clinton River are hosting the 15th Anniversary Winter Walk, Shoe or Ski meet-up Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Letica Trail Head near downtown Rochester. This casual outing will proceed west and is ideal for participants of all ages – … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dinner Gala to Support Veteran’s Tribute

Looking for a special evening on Valentine’s Day February 14th?  The Veteran's Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) will hold a formal Dinner Gala, Auction and Dance starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Wyndgate Country Club in Oakland Township for what will be a very special and memorable occasion. The Gala includes a multi-course dinner with a military theme, wine & beer for the evening, valet parking by the Wyndgate Country Club staff, plus entertainment music and dancing. A cash bar for mixed … [Read more...]

Running Guru Kevin Hanson Helps Kick Off Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Kevin Hanson, co-owner of Hansons Running Shop and co-founder of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, will help kick off the 15th Anniversary of the Clinton River Trail at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at the Rochester Hills Museum at the Van Hoosen Farm. The museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills. Everyone is invited to this complimentary annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Clinton River Trail. Light refreshments will be provided including complimentary … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages. Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, … [Read more...]

Six Rivers Land Conservancy Receives Two Grants to Fund Invasive Species Control

Six Rivers Land Conservancy was awarded two grants December 18, 2018 totaling $120,000 from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. Each grant will support a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) coordinator based in a geographic region. Six Rivers is the fiduciary for the Lake St. Clair CISMA in Macomb and St. Clair counties and for the Oakland County CISMA. The two CISMA coordinators were hired this fall and can now continue their efforts into 2020. McKenzi Bergmoser … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Celebrates and Hands Out Money During the Holidays

The Women’s Fund hosted their holiday party fundraiser at Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester on December 4. Sixty-five people attended and with the help from local business donations and a Rochester-themed raffle basket, they were able to raise more than $4000 and four guests expressed interest in becoming partners. The 2018 Grant Recipients were Announced Families Against Narcotics (FAN) $1000 towards their “Hope Not Handcuffs” Program. The … [Read more...]