Rochester High’s James Young to enter NBA

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According to the dailytribune.com, Rochester High Basketball player, James Young, will leave Kentucky University and enter the NBA draft next month. "University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young, an Oakland County native, will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft. “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young … [Read more...]

Deceased man, marijuana found in Rochester Hills home

File this under "News you may have missed." According to an article in The Detroit News, authorities found a Rochester Hills man dead in his home and a marijuana growing operation in the basement. The house is on Ten Point Drive, which is off Avon Road. Read the full story here. … [Read more...]

Remembering Margery Johnston and other former Rochester-Rochester Hills residents

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Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a periodical update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester. It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed continue to live on in our thoughts. All notices are of Rochester and Rochester Hills former residents and can be found online at … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills woman’s service dog could help detect her seizures

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This story appeared at www.clickondetroit.com on 4-11-14 Kiara Williamson of Rochester Hills wasn't supposed to live past the age of 13. She is now approaching 21. "She had her first feeding tube put in at (1 year old). Her second one put in at 5 and she had a third one put in 10 years ago. She has a total of three tubes in her stomach helping her to sustain life," said Kiara's mother, Anitra Williamson Her challenges are a result of a chromosomal disorder called "cri du chat," meaning she is … [Read more...]

Congressman Mike Rogers will not run again, could Mayor Bryan Barnett replace him?

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The Oakland Press reported this week that U.S. Representative Mike Rogers will not run for reelection this year. There is now a Facebook page and a lot of excited people in Rochester Hills talking about our own Mayor Bryan Barnett running for Congress! The Oakland Press said, "Rogers’ decision not to seek another term now raises the question about his own political future — he isn’t ruling out a return to national politics — and the question about who his successor in Congress might … [Read more...]

Remembering Rodger Lee Fuller, William H. Morgan and others

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Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a monthly update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester. It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection each month, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed live on in our thoughts. All notices can be found at www.PixleyFuneral.com and www.ModetzFuneralHomes.com, through an … [Read more...]

Rochester College to host Open House for Adult Learners

Rochester College will host an Open House specifically designed for working professionals on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at its main campus in Rochester Hills. The event will feature information on RC’s accelerated degree programs, which are geared toward working professionals who want to upgrade their skills or progress in their careers. Participants can expect to: Explore degree options and speak with faculty members Work with advisers to create a personalized … [Read more...]

Spring clean your house and help those in need!

The annual Faith Church Attic Sale is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be antiques, furniture, collectibles, and more - with price reductions every hour! It’s a yard sale with a purpose as the proceeds go to support community outreach and those in need! Faith Church is located at 160 West Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Call 248-651-3535 with any questions or if you have items to donate. Drop off your good from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Beaumont Hospital to merge with others

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In a recent article found a patch.com we learned that Beaumont Hospital has signed a letter of intent to merge with two other health systems. "Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare have signed a letter of intent and begun exclusive negotiations about combining their operations into a new health care system. The boards of the three not-for-profit organizations have approved a letter of intent calling for formation of a new, $3.8 billion health system that would … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1927 Calf Barn recognized as 2014 Barn of the Year

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The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) awarded the 2014 Barn of the Year to the 1927 Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Calf Barn has been rebuilt on its original site with private funds and is now used as a multipurpose facility to support the Museum operations and to provide a location for community events. Phase I work was completed in 2013 that repaired the walls and added the entire portion back according to original drawings. Historically, the … [Read more...]