Apple Pie & Dessert Contest Returns to Art & Apples Festival

Organizers Seek to Find Region’s Best, most Creative and Inspired Apple Pie and Dessert Recipes Fritters, cookies and pies, oh my. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is calling all inspired, creative apple pie and dessert bakers in the region to compete in the Apple Pie & Dessert Contest with their crowd-pleasing recipes. The contest will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, during the 51st annual Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Municipal Park. “Due to popular … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek Students Raise over $25,000 for Classmate Fighting Cancer

When Sam Kell was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall, he could not have predicted the outpouring of support that he and the New Day Foundation for Families would receive from his school and community this year.  From his baseball teammates to student organizations, from donations of teddy bears and blankets to week-long charity fundraisers, the students at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills have come together in Sam’s name to raise more than $25,000 for the New Day Foundation for … [Read more...]

The Little Mermaid becomes Part of your World

  The Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre program proudly presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, July 27, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 p.m., with a Saturday matinee performance on July 30, at 1:00 p.m., at the Stoney Creek High School, 575 E. Tienken Road. All community members are invited to enjoy the production.  To reserve your tickets, go to:  www.showtix4u.com.  Click on “Buy Tickets/Event Search” and look for the RCS Summer Music Theatre banner. Tickets can also be … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Receive National Recognition

RCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Rochester Community Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for the second year in a row. RCS joined 476 districts from across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide all … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s Safety Town in Full Swing

Summer vacation has just begun but young children in the Rochester Area are already preparing for the first day of Kindergarten by learning various aspects of life safety through the Rochester Area Jaycees' "Safety Town" program. At Safety Town, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. With the format of a small-scale town featuring portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety Town learning environment is a … [Read more...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek Girls Soccer Team Takes the Division 1 State Championship Title

School Honors the Student Athletes at a Recognition Event A celebration is scheduled for the Stoney Creek High School varsity girls soccer team who secured the title as Division 1 state champions. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium and is open to the public. The Stoney Creek Cougars won the title match against Plymouth Canton on Friday with a final score of 1-0. This is the first state championship win for the soccer team, … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Awards Scholarships to Three Rochester School Students

The Women's Fund of Rochester, along with the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation, awarded Rachel Butala, Kathryn Cesiel, and Olivia Mooney; each with a $1000 scholarship at the annual awards ceremony held April 19, 2016 at Rochester Adams High School Auditorium. Kathryn Cesiel, who attended Rochester Adams High School, plans to attend Kettering University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering. Through Kettering’s co-op program, she will also be working at General Motors … [Read more...]

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in August. The camp increases appreciation and enjoyment of nature, science and ecology. It fosters scientifically rooted knowledge of the environment and … [Read more...]

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it for demolition this summer. The school was born in controversy. In 1927, the voters of Avon Township School District #3 – a rural district serving … [Read more...]