Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

August 2014 Bloomer Park Stairs Sonya Julie

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Area’s Biggest Firework Show, Festival of the Hills, Blasts Off June 29

Festival of the Hills

Thousands of families from Southeast Michigan will be setting up their chairs and blankets to watch the night sky light up on Wednesday, June 29, at the Annual Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show at Earl Borden Park. The Festival of the Hills, presented by Pulte Homes, is an Rochester Hills tradition celebrating it's 20th year as the third largest fireworks show in the State.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with activities for the whole family. Children can enjoy the free petting … [Read more...]

Full Road Closure of Adams Road Bridge

Adams Road Bridge Construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will be closing down the bridge on Adams Road north of Hamlin Road for preventative maintenance starting Thursday, July 11 through September 1, 2016. Road: Adams Road Bridge over Adams Road Project limits: Adams Road north of Hamlin Road Community: Rochester Hills Preventative maintenance project to extend life of the bridge … [Read more...]

Jenoptik Invests $15 Million in Rochester Hills

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new technology campus in Rochester Hills. From left: David Matynowski, CFO Hans-Dieter Schumacher, Mayor Bryan Barnett, CEO Michael Mertin, Andreas Blind, and Head of HR Melanie Jaklin

Jenoptik invests around 15 million US dollars at its US location in Rochester Hills, Michigan Jenoptik is building a modern technology campus for engineering, production, sales and service for metrology and laser machines for the automotive industry. In future, other Jenoptik businesses will also expand their North American business from this location. The Jenoptik Group is investing around 15 million US dollars in its US location in Rochester Hills, Michigan, creating a new modern … [Read more...]

Avondale Middle School Student wins Sooper Yooper Art Contest

Avani Govindswamy stands in front of a slide of her artwork during the Sooper Yooper Art Competition awards presentation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Avondale Middle School student’s art, inspired by love of nature, wins recognition by Wege Foundation Avondale Middle School eighth-grader Avani Govindswamy has been recognized by the Wege Foundation for her submission of an original work of art in a competition inspired by the book, Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender by Mark Heckman and Mark Newman. The annual contest, “Sooper Yooper” is in its sixth year and draws submissions from students, 5-18 years of age, from around the State of … [Read more...]

Dequindre Road Reconstruction Project

Dequindre Road Work

  The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, will begin the reconstruction of Dequindre Road from Burningbush Drive to West Utica Road on the Troy/Sterling Heights and Rochester Hills/Shelby Township borders on Monday, June 20. The approximate $7.7 million project will be funded mostly with federal dollars. The remaining amount will be shared by RCOC, Macomb Department of Roads, Troy, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights … [Read more...]

Grand Traverse Pie Company opens in Rochester Hills

The Grand Traverse Pie Company opens store 16 in Rochester Hills - Photo by Michael Dwyer

Sweet Sixteen The Grand Traverse Pie Company opened their 16th location Wednesday in Rochester Hills. Owners Mike and Denise Busley were down from Traverse City to proudly open the new location on the corner of Rochester and Tienken Roads next to the Papa Joe's Gourmet Market. In fact, they are right on the corner with an entrance from Papa Joe's, as well out the main outside entrance. Breakfast wraps, quiche, and oatmeal may start your day, sandwiches and salads will cover you for … [Read more...]

Full Road Closure of Michelson Road at Rochester Road

Road Closing Alert

A full road closure of Michelson Road at Rochester Road went into effect on Saturday, June 4. Commuters are asked to access the road off of South Boulevard. Michelson Road will be closed for the next two weeks. Click to see a full list of Oakland County Road Projects   … [Read more...]

Paddlepalooza 2016


Let the fun and frivolity flow The City of Auburn Hills is partnering with the City of Rochester Hills on Paddlepalooza 2016, an annual canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle down the Clinton River on Saturday, June 4. Participants will launch their watercraft at 8:30 a.m. from the banks of Riverside Park (corner of Auburn and Squirrel Roads in downtown Auburn Hills) and finish at River Crest Banquet Center (900 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills). In 2013, the Mayor’s Cup award was … [Read more...]

4th Annual Metro Detroit Ramadhan Open House Dinner

AMC Detroit

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit will host its annual Iftar dinner at their Rochester Hills Mosque For the 4th year in a row, one of Metro Detroit’s oldest Muslim organizations will host a dinner for the people of Metro Detroit at their Mosque in Rochester Hills. In a time where Muslims and the Religion of Islam are increasingly being associated with terrorism and extremism, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community chooses to break bread with members of the community and create an … [Read more...]