Kmart to close – again


The Rochester Hills location is one of five Kmart stores set to close in early December, WDIV-TV and The Patch reports. Another Oakland County store, Madison Heights, will be closed, according to the report, which also listed locations in Flint, Burton and Port Huron as being The closings will leave 610 Kmart employees without a job, including 77 employees at the Rochester Hills store, the report stated. Eligible associates will receive a severance package and be able to apply for Kmart or … [Read more...]

Op-Ed regarding Oil and Gas Leasing Exploration in Rochester Hills

Please Note: The following is an open letter to residents of Rochester Hills by former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi (2005 - 2013) on why he voted NO on Oil and Gas Leasing and Exploration while he was on Council. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. An Open Letter to the Residents of Rochester Hills I wanted to provide the … [Read more...]

Press release from Rochester Hills on Storm Damages


Rochester Hills, MI- Severe storms and heavy winds went through Rochester Hills Sunday morning causing severe damage to homes near Brewster and Tienken and knocking out power to 900 DTE Energy Customers. Pictures added by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills Fire/EMS Department has been on the scene since shortly after 6 am assisting residents evacuate the area to the nearby Van Hoosen Middle School. At this time no injuries have been reported. “We have received support from our mutual … [Read more...]

Tornado in Rochester Hills or not?


This morning, September 21, 2014 at around 6am in the morning some residents in Rochester Hills awoke to the sound of roofs being torn off, trampolines flying into trees, debris crashing through walls and more as a vicious storm went through the city. The bulk of the damage was near the cross streets of Grandview and North Fairview. As the pictures seen here show, the damage was substantial for several. A multitude of emergency vehicles block off the sub and it has been declared "a disaster … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

Museum pumpkin patch

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsors including Noodles and the Village of Rochester Hills. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 … [Read more...]

Update on Don’t Drill the Hills’ response to Senate Bill 1026

 Please Note: The content in this post was received as a press release from Don't Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI). It is posted solely as an update on this issue. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of DDHI. Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) is proud to be part of shaping the conversation on issues specific to oil/gas exploration in high density residential areas at both the State and local level. A delegation from DDHI … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Editorial from Mayor Barnett


The following is a back-to-school editorial from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. Back to School is an exciting time for kids and parents all around the country and here in Rochester Hills that excitement is tangible. Facebook is full of pictures of front doors, smiling faces, and cute new outfits. The roads are a bit more congested with the addition of big yellow buses and alarm clocks have been put back into use after taking a summer off. Yes, it’s back to school time in our … [Read more...]

Proposed Trucking Depot Op-Ed

NOTE: The following is an Opinion/Editorial piece regarding the proposed new Truck Depot (see Upcoming Rochester Hills Planning Commission Meeting to address New Truck Depot and Mobile Home Park for background) that was voted on during a August 19 Rochester Planning Commission meeting. The vote ended in a 4-4 split, so it will be brought back at another date. The sole purpose of this post is to bring our readers another side of the story. To Whom It May Concern: My husband and I are … [Read more...]

Upscale barber shop coming to Rochester Hills

Crain's Detroit Business is reporting that Canadian brothers John and Tom White are bringing the Toronto-based Taylor & Colt Barberspa franchise to the U.S., and one of the cities they've chosen is right here in Rochester Hills. Housed inside the Village of Rochester Hills, this unique barber shop will offer hair and grooming services, including hot towel shaves and teeth whitening. Services range from $35 to $50; the shops offer complimentary newspaper and coffee bars. The Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host National Water Powered Mill Conference

Rochester Flouring Mill

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announced via press release that it will be hosting the 42nd national meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) on October 23 – 26. SPOOM is committed to preserving old mills and aiding in the preservation of mill structures throughout the United States. They also recognize the builders of mills and maintain extensive archives on mills and mill sites. The conference at the Rochester Hills Museum will feature mill training … [Read more...]