Barnett Brothers Foster Cooperation Between Rochester Hills and Orion Township

Rochester Hills and Orion Township, led by siblings Bryan Barnett (right) and Chris Barnett, have entered into an agreement to share municipal services. Photo submitted - Chris Barnett

You have to wonder if their mother ever saw this coming: a day when her two sons, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett would shake hands on an agreement that will be beneficial to both their cities. On Monday, the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously passed a measure that will allow Rochester Hills and Orion Township to share public works such as water, sewer, roadway, pathway, and traffic-related issues. in the coming years. Chris Barnett … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Teen Loses Brave Battle with Cancer

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett (far left) joined Gage Garmo's friends on Sunday to paint the town yellow, Gage's favorite color. Photo from Facebook

When used properly, social media can be a wonderful tool for spreading news quickly and affecting change as was evidenced over the past few days with the story about a courageous Rochester High School senior named Gage Garmo who was battling bone cancer. Rochester Media first heard about Gage's story on Facebook. How he was told his time was short and how his friends and the community were rallying to support him like the former football player had always done for them. As of Monday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools and The Rochester Area Ministerial Association Presents the 2015 Annual Rochester Martin Luther King Day Celebration

“Creating the Fair and Just Community” is the theme for this year’s annual celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s life and message of non-violence and equality. Rochester Community Schools and the Rochester Area Ministerial Association are co-hosts of this community family service. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, in Rochester Hills. Our featured speaker will be Glenn McIntosh, … [Read more...]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Quintets to Give Concert at Adams High School

Join the Rochester Schools Foundation for an evening of music on Wednesday, January 21 from 7–9 p.m. at Adams High School, 3200 Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be playing two concerts as well as holding master classes. The Wind Quintet will perform at 7 p.m., followed with master classes for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. The Brass Quintet will hold master classes for trumpet, French horn, trombone, and bass trombone … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Michigan Stained Glass Census Class

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host a class to learn about the Michigan Stained Glass Census and to encourage the registration of all stained glass in our regional community on Saturday, January 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Barbara Krueger, Director of Michigan Stained Glass Census at the Michigan State University Museum will discuss the history of the census and the forms used. This is an effort to document stained glass in churches, businesses, residences, government … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills seeks oil, gas advice from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

The Rochester Hills Planning Commission has called a special meeting next month to hear from members of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, as city leaders continue to craft an ordinance to regulate oil and gas exploration in the city. The city of more than 70,000 residents is currently under a moratorium on the activity and the ordinance is expected to be in place early next year. Representatives from the MDEQ, which regulates oil and gas drilling in the state, will be on … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor – Happy Holidays

Dear Editor Rochester Media, I am a Muslim and I love the holidays. I love the lights, I love the colors, I love the Christmas trees. But most of all, I love seeing the joy and happiness on the faces of my Christian brothers and sisters as they celebrate Christmas. The Qur'an teaches us, as Muslims, to honor Jesus of Nazareth, as well as his mother Mary. So on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit located in Rochester Hills, I wish for this shared reverence to be a … [Read more...]

O Christmas Tree, Let’s Recycle Your Branches

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you've had your tree up since Thanksgiving and can't wait to take it down, there's good news. The City of Rochester Hills is offering free Christmas tree recycling for residents. Only real trees will be accepted and they must be free of lights, ornaments, and other decorations. Residents can drop off trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3, 2015; as well as noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 28 and  Sunday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Buys Itself a Little Something ‘Green’ for Christmas

Earlier this week, Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved the single-largest purchase of green space property in the city’s history. The city will be spending just over $1 million for a more than 48-acre parcel on the north side of Riverbend Park, near Hamlin Road, on the city’s south side. The deal was approved Dec. 15 after negotiations. “This purchase is the crown jewel of open spaces in Rochester Hills,” Parks and Forestry director Mike Hartner said in a statement. … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek High School Partner to Raise School Funds

Pictured with check: Patrick Scoggin, President, Huntington Ford; Shane Redshaw, SCHS Athletic Director; Kim Duley, Event Coordinator, Huntington Ford

Test-drive fundraising event generated much needed money for Stoney Creek High School, helping students in the local community. Huntington Ford, Stoney Creek High School, and members of the local community raised $3,340 for the local school at a recent test-drive and fundraising event. As part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program, more than 165 area residents took a test drive in a new Ford vehicle during the school’s successful on-site event. For each test drive, … [Read more...]