Bring Joy to a Michigan Child this Holiday Season

Be sure to make the “nice list” this year and brighten the holiday of a Michigan family in need by donating to The Rainbow Connection’s Annual Toy Drive through December 20. The Rainbow Connection (TRC) grants wishes to Michigan children battling life threatening illnesses. In 2017, wishes will be granted to more than 160 children right here in your community. TRC supports families beyond the wish as well, offering support services, toy deliveries and special gatherings to continue … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Funds Four Science Camp Scholarships

Thanks to scholarships provided by the Rochester Garden Club, four Rochester Community Schools students underwent an outdoor hands-on learning experience this past summer. Louis Bowes (West Middle School), Madeline Crane and Primo Motyka (Rochester High School), and Mo Murray (Van Hoosen Middle School) enjoyed a week of environmental science activities at the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp. Nestled between the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Esau in Presque Isle, the camp is … [Read more...]

Rochester Symphony Hosts their Annual Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon Fundraiser at the Royal Park Hotel The Rochester Symphony Guild members invite supporters to spend this holiday with them at their Annual Christmas Luncheon. The event will be held at the elegant Royal Park Hotel Ballroom on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festive afternoon will include a silent auction of over 100 items to bid on offering guests a way to do some Christmas shopping for family and friends. Then, surrounded by glittering poinsettia … [Read more...]

The Allstate Foundation Grant to Support Nonprofit’s Work to Fight Childhood Hunger

Thirty-five Allstate agency owners and financial specialists from across Michigan recently came together to secure a $35,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to provide students at risk for food insecurity with a backpack containing six nutritious meals to feed them over the weekend.  Julie Hoops in Rochester and Thea Collins in Rochester Hills were two of the local Allstate agency owners who … [Read more...]

Greens Market Enhances Holiday Spirit for 71 Years

The Rochester Garden Club’s annual Greens Market will offer a one-stop shopping experience for holiday decorations, gifts and goodies in downtown Rochester for the 71st year in a row. On November 30, December 1 and 2, the Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools Administration Center at 501 W. University just west of Main Street. In this expanded setting, shoppers will find a festive display of affordable fresh greens, fresh and permanent table … [Read more...]

Dutton Farm Market Holiday Open House

Dutton Farm Market is hosting their first ever Holiday Open House. The open house will be on December 1 & 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Dutton Farm is located at 2290 Dutton Road in Rochester. At this event, Dutton Farm will be providing Holiday Gift Sets as well as Christmas specials, a hot cocoa bar, and Christmas cookies. They invite everyone to make the Holiday Open House a part of their holiday shopping experience. Dutton Farm Market’s beauty products are all-natural and … [Read more...]

All Four Rochester High School Interact Clubs Earn Coveted Rotary Presidential Citation Award Again

On November 11, Rotary International honored all four Rochester High School Interact Clubs with the Rotary International Presidential Citation Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. This marks the third consecutive year that all four Interact Clubs have distinguished themselves for this landmark achievement, which illustrates the depth of commitment at every level, from the students and faculty advisors to the school administrators and local Rotary Club. The recipients of the Presidential … [Read more...]

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities

A ribbon cutting was held at Galloway Lake Park in Pontiac on Thursday, November 16 to celebrate the new North Spur Trail extension of the Clinton River Trail (CRT), a 4.5-mile rail-trail that connects the CRT at Opdyke Road and extends north to Jaycee Park on Walton Boulevard. A culmination of efforts allowed the city of Pontiac to acquire the ‘North Spur’ from Canadian National Railroad. This abandoned rail line will provide a more scenic alternative to the present CRT sidewalk … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Prepares for the Season of Giving

As the season of giving approaches, hundreds of Rochester area nonprofits will benefit from the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. For nearly 35 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has worked to transform the generosity of each of its donors to help create a strong, health and more prosperous future for the Rochester community. The Community Foundation, like many foundations in communities across the country, is designed to be the community’s fund for … [Read more...]

100 Faithful Friends Helps New Day Foundation for Families

New Day Foundation for Families, a leader in the fight against Cancer Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT), was chosen to receive a donation of $10,000 from 100 Faithful Friends, a Rochester-area group dedicated to making an impact in their community. The check was presented to New Day Foundation Co-founder Gina Kell Spehn by Lana Doneth, Nancy Benedettini and Steve Benedettini, all co-founders of 100 Faithful Friends.  The group made their contribution standing in front of the New Day “Wall of … [Read more...]