Tienken/Livernois intersection expected to close July 21

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is set to begin working on the Tienken road reconstruction project, Livernois Road to just west of the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester Hills. The road will then be closed on Monday, July 21. At that time, the Tienken Road/Livernois Road intersection will be closed in all directions for the duration of the project. The project involves reconstructing Tienken, adding a continuous center left-turn lane and constructing a … [Read more...]

Spider-Man swings through Rochester Hills

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Customers at Chili's in Rochester Hills were entertained and thrilled with The Amazing Spider-Man on Tuesday night, July 15th. Staff told Rochester Media that they were excited to have the Spidy sensation in their restaurant, and they planned for more characters on the third Tuesday of every month this year. The public can sign up for Chili's email list at their website, www.chilis.com, in order to receive coupons and notifications. As to whether this was the actual superhero or not, … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital in Rochester For Sale?

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According to Crain's Detroit, "Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, a 254-bed nonprofit hospital in Rochester Hills, is up for sale...In 2013, Crittenton Hospital lost $22.2 million on operations, an increase of 38 percent from 2012’s operational loss of $16.1 million, according to the hospital’s audited financial report. Powell attributed the loss to decrease in patient volume and a changeover to a new accounts receivables system. Total revenue dropped 6.3 percent to $228 million last year, … [Read more...]

Motor City Brew Tours raises over $3,000 for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail

Pictured from left to right: Jim VanDoorn, President of Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, and Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Bike & Brew Tours. Photo credit: Kristen Myers

On April 26, the Motor City Brew Tours held their “Cruisin’ for the Trails” event on the Paint Creek Trail and raised $3,150 for trail improvements. Participants rode from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Paint Creek Cider Mill in Oakland Township, where they were greeted with a free can of New Belgium Beer. As part of the event festivities, New Belgium Brewing donated a Fat Tire Bicycle for a raffle that raised $1,150. Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Bike & Brew … [Read more...]

Lightning damages Rochester Hills home w/VIDEO

According to a story being reported on WXYZ.com, a Rochester Hills family is safe after their house caught fire Monday morning after an apparent lightning strike. The homeowner, Ed Gruzwalski, told 7 Action News he was awakened by a large boom just before 5 a.m. He checked the exterior of the home, located in a subdivision off Hamlin Road, and that’s when he noticed smoke coming from just below his son’s second-story bedroom window. Read more of this story and watch the video here. … [Read more...]

Avon Road to be closed July 21 – Aug. 8 at Clinton River Bridge near Dequindre in Rochester Hills

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Avon Road at the bridge over the Clinton River, near Dequindre Road in Rochester Hills from July 21 through Aug. 8 in order to perform heavy maintenance on the bridge. During the closure, the detour route for Avon traffic will be Dequindre Road to Hamlin Road to Ryan Road to 23 Mile Road and back to Avon and vice versa. The work will include removing some of the existing asphalt surface on the bridge, installing a … [Read more...]

Vintage base ball match at Rochester Hills Museum on Thursday night!

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A great way to kick off the summer season is by watching the Rochester Grangers play base ball the way is was played in 1865! The Grangers will play the Port Huron Welkins on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds. Admission is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or their own chair. Vintage base ball captures the national past time as it evolved after the Civil War. Games are still nine innings long but emphasis is placed on gentlemanly behavior, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host 15th Annual Garden Walk

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From town to country, the 15th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk shows off seven gardens in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, this year’s event on Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. also provides a look at the Rochester Community Gardens and the adjacent Dinosaur Hill Children’s Garden.  Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as … [Read more...]

‘Petticoat Surgeon’ play to debut at Rochester College

Hannah Wasil, who plays Dr. Van Hoosen in "Petticoat Surgeon"

Our local history comes to life starting tomorrow when Rochester College debuts the play - Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, dramatized by Dr. David Keller. Born in Avon Township (Rochester Hills) in the midst of the Civil War, Bertha overcame the prejudices against women physicians to become a world-renowned surgeon, teacher, and researcher who practiced medicine for more than 60 years. The founder of the American Medical Women's Association, Bertha was inducted into … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills cited for Excellent Financial Management

Results put City in Top 5% Statewide The City of Rochester Hills is in solid financial condition according to a report from independent auditors of Plante Moran. During a recent Rochester Hills City Council meeting, Plante Moran delivered the results of their completed audit work on the City’s Fiscal Year 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). As reported by Joe Heffernan, CPA and Audit Partner with Plante Moran, “We found no material weakness or deficiencies in internal … [Read more...]