Rochester Hills Painter Wins His Fourth MI Great Artist Online Competition Award

Fourth Time the Charm as Rochester Hills Painter Winner of 2018 MI Great Artist Online Competition A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition. Kim Frank Fujiwara, 61, smiled broadly as he was presented with a check for $1,500 Wednesday by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Discusses Technology with Mayors from around the Globe

Mayor's Vlog from Dunchurch, England Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and as always, thanks for watching. Coming to you today from a very unique location, in the middle of England, in the town of Dunchurch, where we’ve just concluded the global parliament of Mayors. I was asked to join several other mayors representing the United States, here and in Bristol, to talk about some of the challenges that mayors face around the world. You know, it’s always fun and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Set to “Play Ball” October 17

City Partners with Major League Baseball for Fun and Free Event With baseball playoffs captivating the nation, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) and Major League Baseball to host the Night Under the Lights event. Night Under the Lights has been scheduled for October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park in Rochester Hills. At this event, boys and girls ages 8-14 will have a fun opportunity to grab their mitts and participate in a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Kicks Off Deer Driver Safety Campaign

As the seasons change and deer begin to be more active, the Deer Management Advisory Committee (DMAC) would like to remind drivers to be vigilant and keep an eye out for deer on the road. According to the Michigan State Police, Each year, there are nearly 50,000 reported vehicle-deer crashes in Michigan. About 80 percent of these crashes occur on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn. The most serious crashes occur when motorists swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or a fixed … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Recognized as One of the Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Among Top Ten in the U.S. The City of Rochester Hills has been recognized as the #8 best small city in America in which to start a small business by Verizon Business. The evaluation was based on six ranking factors including the education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans, and overall tax friendliness for small businesses. Rochester Hills prides itself on creating a positive environment for new business … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Hoot N’ Howl Hayride

Back by popular demand, the City of Rochester Hills is once again hosting the Annual Hoot N' Howl Hayride at Bloomer Park. Guests can sign up for this event for Friday, October 12 or Saturday, October 13 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Visitors will enjoy this not so scary hayride through the woods as they look for nocturnal wildlife like deer, raccoons, and owls. The hayride will end at the stone shelter where a warm campfire, cider, and donuts will be waiting. After guests will have a chance … [Read more...]

Barnett VS Barnett in Inaugural Paint Creek Cup

Lake Orion VS Rochester Hills Two brothers competing for the prestigious Paint Creek Cup. Lake Orion Township Supervisor, Chris Barnett, and M Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, challenge each other to a bike race on Saturday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m. on the Paint Creek Trail racing the distance between Lake Orion and Rochester. Spectators may gather in the backyard at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI at 12 noon to see Bryan start the race at 12:30 p.m. and wait for Chris finish the … [Read more...]

Community Gathers to Honor 9/11 Victims and Heroes

Rochester Hills Marks the 17th Anniversary of September 11 Local residents, public officials, city employees, and first responders came together at the Rochester Hills Fire Station One for the City’s Annual September 11 Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony honors emergency service personnel and the victims who lost their lives during the events of 9/11. The ceremony included Posting of Colors, the playing of TAPS, and the ceremonial bell ringing. There were also presentations from City … [Read more...]

Back to School in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Mayor’s Video Log Entry Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and as always thanks for watching. Well we’ve had a lot of fun, summer broadcasts this year, but as the seasons turn, today we bring you a very important message.   As you can see from the activity behind me school is back in session, and here in the City of Rochester Hills, that means lots of things. It means that you’ll see these big, yellow buses around town, you’ll see moms and … [Read more...]

Rochester Falcons vs. Rochester Adams Highlanders

Rochester Hills Mayor’s Video Log Entry Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and thanks so much for watching. You know, as summer winds to an end, one of the best times in this community is right around the corner. It’s fall, it’s cider, it’s donuts, and it’s football. Tonight we are gonna watch one of the greatest cross town rivalries in our community’s proud and storied history, as Rochester Adams takes on the Rochester Falcons right here on the Rochester Falcon … [Read more...]