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...]

My Story of Dealing with the City of Rochester Hills

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As a journalist, I’ve had to report on several issues and topics that arise with local municipalities. From roadwork to city council meetings to elections, news, both positive and negative, keeps journalists working. Sometimes trying to track down the right person in government is tough. Waiting for a return call, getting the interview, checking the facts – can all be an ordeal. Therefore, as a resident, when I had to call the City of Rochester Hills for two reasons this week, I thought … [Read more...]

TTi Global Gives Back to the Community this Christmas

Rochester Hills-based TTi Global, a staffing and research firm, is again participating in the DMC Children’s Hospital’s Adopt-A-Family program. The program connects families in need with generous people and organizations in the community, providing food and gifts they would otherwise go without. The families are identified by the hospital’s social workers throughout the year, according to a press release from TTi Global. “Supporting DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s … [Read more...]

Progress Continues on Rochester Hills Public Library Expansion

Ongoing construction at the RHPL. Photo credit: the Rochester Hills Library Facebook Page

Construction on a 6,600 square foot expansion of the Rochester Hills Public Library began in September and should be complete by the end of April. The main focus of the project is to make the drive-up window and return chutes easier to access. “The old design was difficult to use and people had a tendency to hit the building,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “The south edge of the building has been pulled out so customers will approach the service window in the same manner they … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Proposed Hamlin Road Construction

Street Design

Please Note: Rochester Hills resident Scot Beaton originally published portions of the article below in 2013 with regards to the proposed construction to Hamlin Road, which is back on the Rochester Hills City Council Agenda on Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The views expressed are his own and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. “Big Yellow Taxi” Lyrics by Joni Mitchell They paved paradise and put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging … [Read more...]

Op-Ed Proposed Rochester Hills Memory Care Facility

Please Note: The article below is an opinion expressed by Rochester Hills resident Scot Beaton and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. City Council Regular Meeting:  12/8/2014 at 7 p.m. Memory Care facility proposed for South Blvd. Rochester Hills Agenda item 2013-0360 "Acceptance for First Reading – An Amendment to Chapter 138 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Rochester Hills to rezone a parcel of land totaling approximately 1.36 acres, located at 880 … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Delays Tienken-Livernois Opening Again

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released its weekly road update and residents living in the vicinity of the Tienken and Livernois intersection will have to wait a little longer to drive through the new roundabout. Most of the work is done. However, it has been too cold to place the final layer of asphalt, so that has been postponed until spring. As soon as the subcontractor stripes the road and installs signs, the road will be opened for the winter. If weather permits, that … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts an Old Fashioned Christmas

Old Fashioned Christmas

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm hosts an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 20 from 1-4 p.m.  A wide variety of entertainment will be provided in the 1927 Dairy Barn, 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse, 1850 Red House and 1848 Stoney Creek Schoolhouse. Wagons will shuttle guests between buildings. Activities include tours, make and take art projects, cookies, musical entertainment, the Adams High School Thespians, the Stoney Creek Model Railroad exhibit, chestnuts and … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills to Appeal Judge’s Ruling – Vows to Continue Fight for Voting Rights

Please Note: The content in this post was received as a press release from Don't Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI). It is posted solely as an update on this issue. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of DDHI. Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) will appeal the decision issued on November 4 by Judge James Alexander of the Oakland County Circuit Court. Ironically, the decision on the lawsuit, which asserts that the law requires … [Read more...]