Don’t Drill the Hills Celebrates its First Anniversary – A Year of Engagement & Awareness

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Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) is proud of our first year of fighting for local resident voices in public property decisions, and helping shape the local and State conversation on issues specific to oil and gas exploration in high density residential areas. Perhaps the first organization of its kind in Michigan – we are a non-partisan, nonprofit group who is NOT against domestic energy production, but believes industrial activities belong in appropriate areas and should be pursued with a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Opens for 2015 Drop-In Tours

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open for drop-in tours starting Saturday, March 6. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum encompasses 16 acres of historic buildings, gardens, houses, barns, children’s garden, historic landscape, and a schoolhouse. The Lemuel Taylor family settled the area in 1823. After Lemuel’s daughter, Sarah, married Joshua Van Hoosen the farm named changed. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, a renowned surgeon, grew up here and … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett to Run as Write-In Candidate with VIDEO

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Close to forty people from the community gathered at Yates Cider Mill on Monday to show their support for Mayor Bryan Barnett as he announced his campaign to run as a write-in candidate for mayor of Rochester Hills. The Rochester Hills City Charter limits candidates to two terms on the ballot. However, those seeking a third term may run as a write-in Candidate. Yates owner, Mike Titus, welcomed friends, area students and community leaders, including Congressman Mike Bishop and Oakland … [Read more...]

Barnett to Make Major Announcement on Monday

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Congressman Mike Bishop, along with Mike Titus, owner of Yates Cider Mill, and several Rochester Hills community leaders will be present to participate in the announcement of Mayor Barnett’s future plans. Mayor Barnett has served the citizens of Rochester Hills as mayor since 2006. The press conference will take place Monday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Yates Cider Mill. Stay tuned to Rochester Media for updates on … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Public Transportation in Rochester Hills

Please Note: Ravi Yalamanchi is a candidate for Rochester Hills Mayor. The views expressed are his and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. Do we need Public Transportation? Simple answer “YES.” Public Transportation provides the opportunity for mobility to go to places. It is beneficial to all regardless of the income levels. A well-developed Public Transportation System has contributed to significant economic growth and job opportunities. The Eastern States have been … [Read more...]

Barnett Brothers Foster Cooperation Between Rochester Hills and Orion Township

Rochester Hills and Orion Township, led by siblings Bryan Barnett (right) and Chris Barnett, have entered into an agreement to share municipal services. Photo submitted - Chris Barnett

You have to wonder if their mother ever saw this coming: a day when her two sons, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett would shake hands on an agreement that will be beneficial to both their cities. On Monday, the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously passed a measure that will allow Rochester Hills and Orion Township to share public works such as water, sewer, roadway, pathway, and traffic-related issues. in the coming years. Chris Barnett … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Teen Loses Brave Battle with Cancer

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett (far left) joined Gage Garmo's friends on Sunday to paint the town yellow, Gage's favorite color. Photo from Facebook

When used properly, social media can be a wonderful tool for spreading news quickly and affecting change as was evidenced over the past few days with the story about a courageous Rochester High School senior named Gage Garmo who was battling bone cancer. Rochester Media first heard about Gage's story on Facebook. How he was told his time was short and how his friends and the community were rallying to support him like the former football player had always done for them. As of Monday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools and The Rochester Area Ministerial Association Presents the 2015 Annual Rochester Martin Luther King Day Celebration

“Creating the Fair and Just Community” is the theme for this year’s annual celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s life and message of non-violence and equality. Rochester Community Schools and the Rochester Area Ministerial Association are co-hosts of this community family service. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, in Rochester Hills. Our featured speaker will be Glenn McIntosh, … [Read more...]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Quintets to Give Concert at Adams High School

Join the Rochester Schools Foundation for an evening of music on Wednesday, January 21 from 7–9 p.m. at Adams High School, 3200 Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be playing two concerts as well as holding master classes. The Wind Quintet will perform at 7 p.m., followed with master classes for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. The Brass Quintet will hold master classes for trumpet, French horn, trombone, and bass trombone … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Michigan Stained Glass Census Class

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host a class to learn about the Michigan Stained Glass Census and to encourage the registration of all stained glass in our regional community on Saturday, January 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Barbara Krueger, Director of Michigan Stained Glass Census at the Michigan State University Museum will discuss the history of the census and the forms used. This is an effort to document stained glass in churches, businesses, residences, government … [Read more...]