Meadow Brook Hall Summer Events

Summer is Here at the Great Estate Now that temperatures are soaring and children are getting out of school, summer has officially begun at Meadow Brook Hall. Touring of this 88,000-square-foot mansion is available daily, with three options: General House Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour and Walking Estate Tour. Summer also means popular community programs, new and old, are now available. Whether you prefer a morning of yoga or a relaxing afternoon in the garden, Meadow Brook Hall offers events … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Dan Kiefer, the visionary for the 16-mile Clinton River Trail (CRT), celebrated the CRT's 15th anniversary with Friends of the Clinton River Trail board member Judy Gordon and chair Melinda Hill at a party May 22 at the River Crest in Rochester Hills. A standing-room only audience heard keynote speaker Dennis Pace share ways the trail can bolster tourism and business development. Student radio station WAHS 89.5FM provided the music mix for the evening. Parks and Recreation administrators … [Read more...]

Fashion Show Helps Neighbors in Need

The Neighborhood House Fashion Show Raised over $12,000 for Neighbors in Need Neighborhood House hosted their 2nd Fashion Show in May. The event promoted the services Neighborhood House provides, while showcasing clothing from the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet and Sole Sisters. Each model talked about their role in Neighborhood House or how Neighborhood House impacted them. The evening included a delicious sit down dinner provided by The Meeting House, beauty vendors, and of course, the … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Receives $408,000 Grant

Community Foundation Awarded $408,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to Benefit Paint Creek Trailways Commission The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $408,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. This grant will be used to fund two major projects on the Paint Creek Trail, a popular 8.9 mile regional rail trail and key link in Oakland County’s Oak Routes and Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail

On Saturday, June 1, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will celebrate its 21st Annual National Trails Day with free family-friendly events in downtown Lake Orion. According to the American Hiking Society, “National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and the American Hiking … [Read more...]

Three Bike Rides to Celebrate the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

American Cycle and Fitness Leads Three Bike Rides to Celebrate the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary in 2019 The Friends of the Clinton River Trail board is pleased to announce three casual cycling rides as part of the trails’ 15th anniversary calendar of events June 1, July 13 and August 17. American Cycle and Fitness will lead the Saturday morning rides starting at 10 a.m. at the Pontiac outlet store located at 203 N. Perry Street. The group said Store Manager Joe Pepples of American … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Funds Two College Scholarships

Both Zackary Bosanac and Sarah DeGrendel have a lot in common. Each is a high school senior, graduating from Stoney Creek High School with strong academic accomplishments, and each is passionate about working in the environmental field when graduating from college. Every year, the Rochester Garden Club works in concert with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to fund scholarships for students who will be studying in environmental or horticultural fields. “These are just the sort of … [Read more...]

Community Invited To Look Back, and Forward, at the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary Celebration

Fans and friends of the 16-mile Clinton River Trail will toast its 15th anniversary Wednesday, May 22 at a free community party starting at 7:00 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills. Complimentary refreshments, prizes and a cash bar will be available. Attendees will be able to meet two very special guests: Dan Kiefer, visionary founder of the Clinton River Trail who now resides in Pennsylvania; and Dennis Pace, former Board Chair of the Michigan … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15 Years

Seventh Annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” Charity Ride Raises $2,500 for the Clinton River Trail’s 15th Anniversary May 4 was a great day for a bike ride with 200 riders participating in the seventh annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” event to benefit the Clinton River Trail, celebrating its 15th anniversary. Hosted and sponsored by Motor City Brew Tours, the event raised $2,500 to be used by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for trail improvements. The route took riders about nine miles along … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Seeking Students for Youth Board

Opportunity for Students to Gain Leadership Skills on Neighborhood House Executive Youth Board Neighborhood House is officially accepting applications from high school students in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Addison Township, Auburn Hills, and surrounding communities to apply for their Executive Youth Board. These students plan events, raise awareness, and are junior ambassadors for the organization. For those on the board, there is an opportunity to apply for a … [Read more...]