Local Road Improvement Program to Benefit Rochester Hills

Commissioners Kochenderfer and Tietz Successfully Secure County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Hills Roads On May 2, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Adam L. Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing $136,625 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with the city’s road maintenance requirements and other road … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Eighth Annual Discovery Hike

Community is Invited to Experience Nature The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Eighth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. One hour guided hikes are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and will showcase the Harding Greenspace along the Clinton River Trail north of Avon Rd. There is no cost for this event. This family fun hike is a educational opportunity for adults and children of all ages. Rather than just a walk through … [Read more...]

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony this Friday at Meadow Brook Hall

City of Rochester Hills Celebrates 28 Years as a Tree City USA Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills and Meadow Brook Hall to roll up their sleeves and celebrate Arbor Day on April 27 by helping to plant new trees on Meadow Brook’s historic grounds. Meadow Brook Hall is hosting their annual Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 as a community work day and tree planting celebration. The goal will be to improve a … [Read more...]

Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon

First American Woman to Win in More Than Three Decades Des Linden won the 2018 women's division of the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American woman to do so since 1985. She overcame a driving rain, grueling winds, and temperatures in the 30’s to win the marathon of marathons. Linden, a veteran long-distance runner, competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. This was reportedly Linden’s sixth time competing in the Boston Marathon. In 2011 she finished second by just two seconds. She … [Read more...]

Rabies Confirmed in Rochester Hills Skunk

Oakland County Health Division Reports Confirmed Rabies in Skunk Oakland County Health Division reports a confirmed case of rabies in a skunk removed from Rochester Hills. The Health Division strongly urges residents to reduce rabies exposure by staying away from wild animals such as skunks, bats, raccoons, foxes, and stray cats and dogs. "Our natural instinct is to befriend and pet an animal that seems friendly or help one that is injured,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills Issues Statement Regarding a Homeowner Shooting at a High School Student

“Over the last 24 hours I’ve been working with the leadership of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Rochester Community Schools and have been kept apprised of the terrible incident which occurred yesterday in one of our neighborhoods. While the City cannot officially comment on matters under investigation, I am personally sickened by the initial reports and they suggest behavior completely unacceptable and inconsistent with the character and values of our community. Our city has a strong … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall Woodland Entrance Restoration Program and Arbor Day Celebration

Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage. They represent a physical record of the history of a property and reflect a personal account of design trends and styles, social history, and the life styles of the owners. Meadow Brook Hall’s Woodland Entrance is an important component of our historic landscape, it also serves as a natural habitat for wildlife and as a recreational attraction for visitors to enjoy. The woodlands have slowly … [Read more...]

Annual Green Space Discovery Hike May 5

The Green Space Advisory Board’s Annual Green Space Discovery Hike Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. discover an overlooked natural treasure in Rochester Hills. Enjoy a guided hike along with Clinton River Trail and explore the Harding Green Space and the certified International Monarch Waystation. Information Stations are along the Clinton River Trail. The first fifty people will receive a 10% discount card (good for a year) from Dunham’s Sports. Each hiker will be able to enter … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Department Rating May Lower Insurance Rates

Rochester Hills Fire Department Rating One of Michigan’s Best The Fire Department of the City of Rochester Hills has received an improved insurance classification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a leading independent source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. The ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) program helps to establish fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties by analyzing relevant fire suppression capabilities within … [Read more...]

Annual Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Kick Off Spring with this Family Friendly Event The City of Rochester Hills will host their Annual Antler Amble on Friday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Bloomer Park. Each winter, white-tailed deer shed their antlers and to grow new ones in the spring. Join the search for the dropped antlers and learn about this amazing cycle. Families will be guided through the trails and wooded areas of Bloomer Park by city naturalists, Lance and Lauren and be able to take any antlers they … [Read more...]