Rep. Webber Invites Residents to Local Office Hours in July

State Rep. Michael Webber invites residents from the greater Rochester area to meet with him during office hours this July. Office hours will be held on Friday, July 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the newly-opened Tim Hortons, located at 2258 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. The new Tim Hortons shop is a result of a recent development, bringing new commerce and jobs to Oakland County. The location has since become a dynamic area for the growing Rochester Hills community, Rep. Webber said. “I … [Read more...]

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Opens in Rochester Hills

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opens in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market comes to Michigan Rochester Hills, Troy and Northville welcomed a new grocery store into their communities this week—fresh Thyme Farmers Market—along with a store in East Lansing, the chain now has four locations in Michigan. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural … [Read more...]

Tienken Road Paving in Rochester Hills Starts This Week Local Traffic Delays Expected

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) advises local traffic using Tienken Road between King’s Cove Drive and Rochester Road in Rochester Hills to expect delays due to paving that is taking place throughout the week of July 13. The road remains closed to through traffic and open to local traffic (traveling to homes and businesses within the construction zone); however, there will be delays for local traffic due to asphalt paving work.  Through traffic should continue to use the … [Read more...]

Muslim Celebration to Focus on Gratitude

Annual Muslim festival in Rochester Hills open to public As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, American Muslims prepare for the festive holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr. This celebration marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. This joyous day is celebrated to glorify God for the countless blessings and lessons learned during the month. Fasting during Ramadan not only fosters discipline and strength, it inspires sympathy for the hungry and poor and encourages Muslims to donate … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Apologizes for Overcharging Customers

The CEO's of Whole Foods Market have issued an apology in the wake of an investigation that uncovered the stores regularly overcharged customers for prepackaged foods. Whole Foods has five stores in southeast Michigan, including one in Rochester Hills. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit Responds to Radical Killings

Dear Editor Rochester Media, I have no words. Forty Europeans gunned down at a beach in Tunisia. Thirty Shia slaughtered at a Mosque in Kuwait. And a French man beheaded at his place of work. All in the name of Islam. My message to those perpetrators, "You took the lives of our brothers and sisters in humanity. How dare you!" I could say that Islam represents peace. I could say that their actions go against the teachings of the Quran. I could say that the Prophet Muhammad would never … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts 33rd Annual Bass Tournament

Anglers and bass connect in spite of the weather Over 70 anglers of all ages took to the shore for the 33rd Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament held Sunday, June 14. This free tournament provides prizes and trophies for seven categories and features a casting contest for young participants ages 12 and under. The rainy weather didn't stop the anglers from landing 33 fish and couldn't keep over 20 participants age 12 and under from testing their skills in the casting contest. Michael Riddle … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]

New, Modern McDonald’s in Rochester Hills Opens Friday, June 26

A grand opening celebration with community ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held July 10  The newly built McDonald’s restaurant located at 101 W. Auburn Rd. in Rochester Hills officially opens to customers Friday, June 26. To commemorate the event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration featuring local dignitaries and special guests will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10.  The new McDonald’s will create nearly 80 jobs ranging from part-time to career … [Read more...]

New Water Partnership Nominated for the Community Excellence Award

Innovative Agreement saves residents money, increases pressure Starting Monday, June 15, residents can show their pride and support for community initiatives by voting in the 2015 Community Excellence Awards. Since 2007, the Community Excellence Award (CEA) has recognized innovative projects that contribute to a better quality of life for Michigan residents. This year, the award will engage the community in the award selection process by allowing any Michigander to vote on … [Read more...]