World Cup Watch Party Scores Big

Soccer Clinics were part of the fun at the FIFA Watch Party - photo by Michael Dwyer

FIFA Women's World Cup Watch Party Hosted by the City of Rochester Hills and Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, this is a first for the type of an event. It took place Tuesday evening at the RARA Indoor Soccer Field in Downtown Rochester.     Magic Soccer provided a free soccer clinic and Oakland University's The Grizz was entertaining the kids and getting in a lot of photos. Food, drink and a large ten-foot-projection screen made watching the US Women's Team beat the … [Read more...]

Come Have “Tons” of Fun!

Kids! Parents! Truck enthusiasts! Come and join us for this spectacular free event, Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at Borden Park! You know your child loves trucks. You see them on the streets. You see them hard at work. Now come and see them close up! You can climb inside a cool dump truck, steer a bulldozer, an excavator and see what it’s like inside a real fire truck! There will be TONS of construction vehicles, fire trucks, police vehicles and more! All will be on display for you … [Read more...]

RARA finds a new home

The proposed new RARA headquarters.

After a decade of dreaming, looking and saving, the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority has found a new place to call home--just down the street from its current address. A vacant, 34,000-square-foot office/warehouse on East Second in Rochester is expected to become RARA’s new headquarters. The expenditure has received the necessary approval of both the Rochester and Rochester Hills city councils but is subject to a 30-day due-diligence period. The price, $1.4 million, will be paid for with … [Read more...]