Meadowbrook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor inspired by Downton Abbey

Meadowbrook Hall Downton Days

Meadow Brook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor Special tours, teas and lectures inspired by the Downton Abbey television series Meadow Brook Hall presents Downton Days - a series of events February 6 through February 28 - to celebrate Michigan's own Downton Abbey as it relates to the popular PBS series. Downton Days is sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union. Meadow Brook's Downton Days commences with A Servant's Life, a unique tour offered on February 6, 7, 20, 21, 27 and … [Read more...]

Max & Erma’s Rochester Hills Restaurant Closes after 19 Years

Max & Erma's Closes the Rochester Hills Location

American Blue Ribbon Holdings, parent owner of the Max & Erma's brand restaurants, abruptly closed 13 of its Midwest locations, eight in Michigan, including the local landmark at the Village of Rochester Hills on Monday. Open for 19 years, it had continued operation at the corner of the former Meadowbrook Village Mall, which became The Village of Rochester Hills in 2002. Shocking to employees and customers alike, the closure came without warning. A senior-level representative … [Read more...]

Muslim Youth of Rochester Hills Donate Water to Flint

Hamza Ahmed and Mahir Osman stand by the Donated Bottle Water to take to Flint Residents - photo courtesy of Mahir Osman

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit collected cases of water at their Rochester Hills Mosque and donated to Flint Michigan On Saturday January 9, members of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association located in Rochester Hills collected jugs, cases, and bottles of water at their Mosque to help out with the Flint water crisis. Close to 1000 liters of water were collected and donated to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the group is … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Master Park Plan Underway

Rochester Hills Eugene Nowicki Park is currently underdeveloped

Seeks Inputs From Community The City of Rochester Hills is currently in the process of updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 2016-2020. An online survey has been posted on the city website to allow residents to share with city employees opinions of the current park system and proposals for undeveloped park properties. The survey will be available from January 11 to February 11, 2016. Hard copies of the survey are available at the Mayor's Office. Survey participants will be … [Read more...]

State Rep. Michael Webber offers Office Hours at local Tim Horton’s

Rep. Michael Webber

State of Michigan House Representative Michael Webber, a Republican from Rochester Hills, will be hosting office hours for residents to meet with him to share coffee and conversation regarding state government at the Tim Horton's on Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. His "office hours" will be Friday, January 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tim Horton's at 2258 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills (at Avon Industrial Drive and Star-Batt Drive). Tim Horton's on Crooks was one of several New … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Seniors Fed Each Day Through Meals on Wheels Program at the OPC

Photographed from left to right: Darlene Harmon, Patty Snover, and Becky Wuornos

This past year the Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Meals on Wheels program tirelessly prepared and served 116,151 meals. This astounding number is made possible by the dedication of Becky Wuornos, OPC Nutrition Manager along with OPC staff and volunteers. Meals on Wheels serves nine communities including Addison, Auburn Hills, Brandon, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Oxford, Independence Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills. Approximately 375 seniors receive a hot meal each weekday … [Read more...]

Robert I. Schostak Named to OU Board of Trustees

Photo credit: Oakland.edu

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Oakland University alumnus and long-time supporter Robert I. Schostak, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Oakland University Board of Trustees. "Bobby Schostak has years of executive leadership experience and is well prepared to help lead Oakland University and prepare its graduates for the challenges of the 21st century," Snyder said. Oakland University President George W. Hynd shared similar sentiments upon learning of the appointment. “We are thrilled … [Read more...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – Metro Detroit Urges Calm After Shooting in California 

The Community condemns massacre in San Bernardino The Metro Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community located in Rochester Hills urges calm after 14 were killed and 17 were injured.  This was the second mass shooting in America that day, and the 351st of the year. “We are saddened about this tragic loss of innocent life and are praying for the victims and their families,” said Dr. Mansoor Qureshi, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – Metro Detroit, “We strongly … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Family Still in Hotel after Hamlin Road Project

An early snow didn't slow the community coming together to help the Penberthy Family - photo by Michael Dwyer

Hamlin Road Project not over for one Rochester Hills Family The Hamlin Road project inconvenienced many Rochester Hills residents. Now, the road is open and new again, and most have forgotten about that nuisance and have moved on – except one family. The Penberthy family conducts their lives from a hotel room. Philip and Mary, their son and their dog, have been in a local hotel since early August. A sewer backup, a water main flood, and another sewer backup was the catalyst that … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Donates $5,000 to Rochester Area Neighborhood House; Announces Three-Year Pledge 

Rochester Rotary President, Alan McLellan (left) and Rochester Rotary Charities President Cary Riggs (right) present a check for $10,000 to Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, at the Nov. 17 Rochester Rotary meeting. 
Photo credit: Barbara Fornasiero

Rochester Rotary was pleased to recently present a check for $10,000 to Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, at the Nov, 17 Rochester Rotary meeting. Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a nonprofit human service organization founded in 1968 by local faith communities to assist neighbors during times of hardship. The organization partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self-sufficiency. Cary … [Read more...]