Rochester Posed gets Groovy!

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Come see your favorite iconic 'performers' from the 60s and 70s including Fonzie, Lucy and Laverne & Shirley! Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is classic TV of the 60s and 70s. “We were overwhelmed by the success of the first Rochester Posed in 2013 and we can’t wait for … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Body of missing Rochester Hills man is discovered

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Rochester Media has learned that the body of Matthew David Lyzen has been reportedly found in downtown Rochester. Mr. Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014 after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. First responders to the scene said a gun had been found with the body. It is unclear what day the body was found and when the time of death was. Neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Oakland County Sheriff's Department has released any formal statements at this time. Pixley Funeral … [Read more...]

Save the date for the 4th Annual Veteran’s Day Tribute

Recently it was announced that Crittenton Home Care and American House Senior Living will once again be sponsoring the Veteran’s Day Tribute, which honors local veterans as well as those who are currently patients in the hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, November 6 at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and features the Michigan Vietnam Veteran’s Traveling Memorial, American House Traveling Choir, Rochester Hills Museum Local Veteran’s Display, and much more. All veterans … [Read more...]

Take a bite out of the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival

Carol Stislicki of Livonia and Linda Seaman of Commerce admire yard art by Andersons Metal sculpture of Cedar Springs, MI at the 48th Art & Apples Festival. Photo Credit:

Local cider mills are open and there’s a slight chill creeping into the air, which means one thing: it’s time for the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival! Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and recently voted 14 out of 2,000 fine art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this year the Art & Apples welcomes over 290 artists (One third of the are new!) from 33 states and two countries and features stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and … [Read more...]

RAYA invites the public to its annual 2014 meeting

Please join the Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) Board of Directors as they celebrate their accomplishments from the past year and outline their goals for the coming year on Friday, October 17 at 8 a.m. in the auditorium of the Older Persons’ Commission located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. In addition to the complimentary continental breakfast, this event will highlight what the organization offers to youth and families who reside in the Rochester Community School … [Read more...]

RACE reopens at new location

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On Wednesday, August 27, Rochester Alternative & Adult Center for Education (RACE) hosted their Grand Reopening with district employees and community members. This celebration was held to honor the physical move of the Adult Education programs that Rochester Community Schools offers to the community. These programs include: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED, and High School Completion. The purpose of this move was to relocate to a updated facility that will … [Read more...]

Check out these upcoming wellness programs provided by Crittenton Home Care

Auburn Hills Community Center 'Ask a Nurse Hour' with Crittenton Home Care The senior community is invited to the Auburn Hills Community Center to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757 'Ask a Nurse Hour' is meant for suggestion only. If you need medical attention, please … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Jaycees August General Membership Meeting

The Rochester Area Jaycees monthly General Membership Meeting is being held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. This meeting is open to anybody who is interested in learning more about the Rochester Area Jaycees and what the organization does within the community. The monthly General Membership Meetings typically run for an hour and include guest speakers, professional development training, trivia, and food and refreshments. Please join us for … [Read more...]

Big, Bright Ball Returns Sunday, August 3

Big Bright Ball Returns Sunday August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester

Looking Forward to Winter? Probably not, since summer took a while to get here. However, everyone knows winter will come eventually, and with it, the holidays, the parade, and the Big, Bright Light Show that illuminates 1.5 million lights. The lights drape the buildings along Main Street and have become a huge attraction for the city. If summertime seems to be slipping by, Rochester Media suggests you attend the Big, Bright Ball on August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents Awards and Improves Board Structure

Margaret Bartos receives the Gail Kemler Award for Outstanding First-Year Member from Brian Dunphy during the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s annual Board of Directors awards ceremony on June 11. Photo: Leslie Mack

On June 11 the Rochester-Avon Historical Society held its annual Board of Directors awards ceremony at the Rochester Community House. Certificates were presented to members who have made important contributions to the society during its 2013-14 fiscal year and who have demonstrated the society’s mission to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. Debbie Larsen was presented with the Mary Eberline Outstanding … [Read more...]