Discount Retailer Stein Mart Comes to Rochester Hills

It looks like the Winchester Center at the corner of Rochester and Avon Roads in Rochester Hills is getting a new tenant -- retailer Stein Mart. The company based out of Jacksonville, Fla. touts discounted clothing and housewares and will occupy the old Borders space. Read the full story on Crain's Detroit Business. … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office: Woman in Single-Car Crash in Rochester Hills

On late Thursday night, deputies responded to a call of an accident in the area of M-59 near Rochester Road. A 37-year-old Sterling Heights woman rolled her 2009 Dodge Avenger over. Rochester Hills emergency responders took her to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where she was last listed in critical condition. Read the full story on the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Could Face Additional Candidates in Primary Election

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett (front, center) recently announced his intention to run as write-in candidate for a third consecutive term in office. Digital First Media file photo

The road to the Rochester Hills Mayor's office is getting crowded. Incumbent Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that he would run in this year's race as a write-in candidate to circumvent the position's term limits. Former City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi has also thrown his name in the race and now Jim Stevens has joined in as well, which means on August 4, residents will have three candidates to choose from, with only two moving on to the November election. Read the full story on The … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Educator Announces City Council Candidacy

Rochester Hills resident Bill Soule has announced his candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council. Photo courtesy of Bill Soule

Paul Kampe, The Oakland Press A Rochester Hills resident and educator has announced his intention to run for one of two at-large seats on city council this fall. Bill Soule, an Oakland University and Michigan State University College of Law graduate, joins current Rochester Hills City Council members Dale Hetrick and Mark Tisdel as well as fellow resident Lorraine McGoldrick in seeking the office. Soule is a professor of media and communication arts and an adjunct instructor of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills’ Desiree Linden is top American woman at Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden, left, runs out front during the 2011 Boston Marathon. She will be in Grand Rapids on March 5 for a free training run and clinic. (AP file photo)

Jared Purcell, The Boston Marathon was a shining event for Michigan on Monday as the top male and female finishers from the United States were either raised in Michigan or train in Michigan. Desiree Linden, a California native who now lives in Rochester Hills and trains with the Hanson-Brooks Team, was the top American woman in the prestigious marathon, taking fourth place overall with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds. Caroline Rotich of Kenya was the top finisher in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Holds Open House for Prospective Brides and Grooms

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Rep. Webber Invites Rochester Area Residents to April Office Hours

State Rep. Michael Webber will be hosting office hours Monday, April 27, in the OPC dining room, located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester.  The office hours will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. “I hope to meet with many residents next week,” said Rep. Webber, R- Rochester Hills. “Office hours are a great opportunity for me to hear from residents and I am looking forward to taking their ideas back to Lansing with me.” No appointment is necessary and all residents are welcome to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council to Discuss Tienken Road Project Funding

The Rochester Hills City Council is expected to discuss funding for an upcoming project on Tienken Road at its next meeting Monday, April 20. Digital First Media file photo

Paul Kampe, The Oakland Press The Rochester Hills City Council is expected to discuss advancing nearly $4 million to the Road Commission for Oakland County for repairs along Tienken Road on Monday, April 20. City leaders are hoping to address the road’s poor condition in a stretch between Adams and Livernois roads as soon as possible, according to documents available on the city’s website. The money would be repaid to the city through a cost participation agreement with the road … [Read more...]

Building in Rochester Hills shopping plaza catches fire

Fire at the corner of Rochester Road and Hamilin in Rochester Hills. Photo credit

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Fire crews are on the scene following a fire in a shopping plaza on Rochester Road near Hamlin in Rochester Hills. Witnesses say there were approximately four fire trucks on scene. Chopper 7 was over the scene and it appears the roof partially collapsed on the building that caught fire. The plaza has a CVS Pharmacy, Jo-Ann Fabrics and a Dunham's Sports, but it appears a vacant store is what caught fire. CVS and the other stores were not damaged in the … [Read more...]

Ribbons are Cut, Doors Open, Shop the New Businesses

The Rochester Tap Room has 60 Craft Brews Ready to Pour. Two Levels provide enough space for Entertainment and Dining - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ribbon cuttings are going on all over the Greater Rochester Area. All sorts of different businesses are opening their doors, greeting customers, and adding value to the community. By no means is this a complete list; however Rochester Media and The Community Edge had a chance to visit a few recently. All are fully open and ready for you to visit. Tim Hortons on Crooks Road Owners, Ravinder and Anita Saini, opened their first Tim Horton’s two years ago. That first location, on Rochester … [Read more...]