Bringing a Little Warmth to Those Less Fortunate

Youth Council Kicks off 30 Days of Giving Every year, over 200 Rochester Hills’ employees participate in their annual 30 days of giving program. The Rochester Hills Youth Council is stepping up to help those in need this winter by hosting a clothing drive from now through December 1.   Their team of 13 students will be collecting any gently used or new clothing such as socks, snow pants, sweatshirts, and hats at multiple locations through the Greater Rochester area. Youth Council members … [Read more...]

Paul Glantz Shares His Leadership Story

CEO of Emagine Theatre Shares His Leadership Story The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to announce that Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Paul Glantz will be this year's Broomfield Center for Leadership speaker. The event takes place at the Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Glantz is the driving force behind metropolitan Detroit's Emagine Theatres, which have repeatedly been recognized as the "Best Theaters in Michigan." … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Named 14th Most Livable City in Michigan by USA Today

Education, Safety, and Home Values The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that Rochester Hills was the only city in the State of Michigan to be recognized in USA Today’s Top 50 Most Livable Cities. In fact, Rochester Hills was ranked 14th Most Livable City in America. Carmel, Indiana was ranked number one. According to USA Today, while in neighboring Detroit crime and economic decline have reduced the value of a typical home, homes in Rochester Hills have continued to appreciate and … [Read more...]

Modetz Family Gives Back to Innovation Hills

River Bend Park, Renamed to Innovation Hills this Year, Now Has the Money For a Waterfall The City of Rochester Hills continues to be the beneficiary of outstanding community generosity. This time, thanks to the Modetz family.  Philanthropists John and Mary Modetz, hope to assist with the creation of a park that will be one of a kind.   Mary Modetz said the family’s decision to direct the money to the new park was an easy one. The donation will be used to build one of the first features of … [Read more...]

Community Blood Drive at Rochester Hills City Hall

Rochester Hills Responds The American Red Cross will be hosting a Community Blood Drive at Rochester Hills City Hall on Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. According to the American Red Cross Blood Services, there is desperate need for blood here in Michigan. Due to the many disasters that happened across the country, that need has expanded exponentially.  Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join him at City Hall to donate blood.  “These donations will be used … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Celebrates Ten Years with $30,000 Grant

Innovation Hills to Name Trail the Brooksie Way In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Brooksie Way has elected to fund one exciting mini-grant application. Thanks to their support, $30,000 will be given to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, to name a section of trail the Brooksie Way (different from the event of the same name). The Brooksie Way will run immediately adjacent to the pristine, winding Clinton River. This path will highlight the natural beauty of over 113 … [Read more...]

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Monday September 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. City of Rochester Hills Fire Department Headquarters 1111 Horizon Court Rochester Hills, MI 48309   Please RSVP by September 7, 2017 to Administrative Coordinator Deborah Happy at happyd@rochesterhills.org or call 248-656-4720  Armed Services, Fire, EMS, and Police members should attend in Class A (Dress Uniform) or highest level of uniform available … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills Receives $25,000 Donation for Innovation Hills Park

Hamlin Tool Gives Back to Rochester Hills in Celebration of 65th Anniversary In celebration of their 65th anniversary, Hamlin Tool recently announced a donation to the City of Rochester Hills. This multi-faceted donation includes a $25,000 gift to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, and a $6,000 donation to purchase collapsible safety cones to be used for the Department of Public Services (DPS) and the Oakland County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO). Hamlin Tool & Machine’s … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Joins Mayors Delegation in Washington D.C.

Urges Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) to hold a press conference in the U.S. Capitol following meetings with key Senators to discuss a bipartisan way forward on the biggest issues of the day, including healthcare, infrastructure, and tax reform. In addition to Mayor Barnett, mayors in attendance included USCM … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Man Found Dead Along Avon Road Near Adams Road

Investigators are looking into the death of a 22-year-old man who was found dead on the side of a Rochester Hills road on Sunday Morning. Deputies responded along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the area of Avon and Glouchester on an unresponsive male, not breathing and without a pulse. It was reported the subject may have been struck by a vehicle during the overnight hours. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rochester Hills Fire Department (RHFD) and had … [Read more...]