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...]

Rochester Hills Vet to Receive Overdue Recognition

Edward Henderson of Rochester Hills proudly served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Thailand from 1968-1971 and in Vietnam. On Friday, June 19, he will finally be awarded six medals as recognition for his service,  including the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Invests $6 Million to Improve Hamlin Road

Improving safety for motorists and pedestrians a top priority The City of Rochester Hills announced today that along with funding from the Federal Highway Administration, it will invest 6 million dollars to update Hamlin Road. Once completed, these updates will provide a smoother, safer ride for commuters. “Hamlin is a key arterial road in this community,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “With Hamlin Elementary located just feet off of this busy road, the safety improvements being … [Read more...]

NYT Bestselling Author and Michigan Grad Brad Meltzer Coming to Rochester Hills

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Come to the Rochester Church of Christ on Monday, June 22 at 2 p.m. to hear Brad Meltzer discuss The Inner Circle and his just released thriller, The President’s Shadow. The Inner Circle was the 2015 Everyone’s Reading selection. Currently in its 14th year, Everyone’s Reading is a community-wide reading sponsored by 14 public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties to promote dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. The Inner Circle is … [Read more...]

County Executive’s Emerging Sectors® Business Attraction Strategy Tops $3 Billion Total Investment Milestone

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced on Monday via press release that the Emerging Sectors® business attraction and retention strategy he created in 2004 to diversify the county’s economy has surpassed $3 billion of total investment. The strategy had five successes in May totaling $60.4 million of new investment, resulting in more than 650 new and retained jobs. When added to figures since inception in 2004, the program has 337 business successes resulting in total … [Read more...]