Neighborhood House Seeks Donations of School Supplies

Back to school flier

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about kids going back-to-school. That’s why Rochester Area Neighborhood House is hoping local residents and businesses will be willing to assist with a worthwhile back-to-school initiative. Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit human service organization, is kicking off its annual school supply drive to support the children of low-income families in the greater Rochester/Auburn Hills community. Neighborhood House strives to … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop!

Photo courtesy of the Rochester DDA

Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 20-22. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. According to the press release, new this year are centerpieces and gingerbread houses. Currently businesses, organizations, individuals, and families are being sought  to donate their time and … [Read more...]

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Don’t Be Late For The Ball!

Princess & Pirate Ball

Calling all princesses and pirates! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for the Princess & Pirate Ball! The fun takes place from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the Royal Park Hotel. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show. Come for an evening of food, music, and fun. Enjoy a strolling dinner featuring your favorite downtown restaurants including Holy Cannoli’s, Kruse & Muer Restaurants, Main Street Deli, The Meeting House, O'Connor's Public … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Announces New Officers

Incoming Rochester Rotary President Alan McLellan poses with Immediate Past President Rhonda Panczyk at the annual Rochester Rotary President’s Dinner, held on Tuesday, July 7 at Van Hoosen Farms. Photo credit: Barbara Fornasiero

Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the appointment of a new president and board members for the 2015-2016 year. Rochester business owner, Alan McLellan, was appointed the club’s new president for the coming Rotary year that began on July 1; departing president is Rhonda Panczyk, who will remain on the … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary to Host Annual Golf Outing and ‘The Great Golf Ball Drop’


Event raises money for local and global charity efforts through Rochester Rotary Charities; sponsorships still available Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the club will host its annual golf outing on Monday, August 17 at Pine Trace Golf Club in Rochester Hills. The club’s traditional ‘Great Golf Ball … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s “Safety Town” in Full Swing

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Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees' “Safety Town” program, which teaches young children various aspects of life safety, is still available through the Rochester Enrichment Office. As seen by the success of the first Safety Town session, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. With the format of a small-scale town featuring portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety Town learning … [Read more...]

Full Impact Theater Presents William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

Full Impact Theater (FIT) is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park. The war has just ended, but a merry war is about to begin. Put on your blue suede shoes and head out to Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Rochester's own Mary Bogrette. Couples are going to rock. Couples are going to roll. And the villains may actually get away with their evil plots unless someone can shake it up, dig it? Flirtatious and funny, Much Ado About Nothing (or "noting" as Shakespeare may … [Read more...]

First Parking Platform Opens in Downtown Rochester

The East Parking Platform on the corner of East Street and Fourth Street - photo by Michael Dwyer

On Time and Under Budget It took 171 days from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting for the first of two parking platforms to open in downtown Rochester. The East Platform, located east of Main Street between Fourth Street and University Drive, opened on June 25 to a large crowd of officials, reporters, and local business owners. Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson said it was a landmark project, which came in under time and under budget. “The opening of the East Street Parking Platform, just … [Read more...]

Spend Your Summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sales Logo

Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales! Back for its 60th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 9. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “For many it isn’t summer without three days filled of shopping, dining and family friendly activities.” Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, … [Read more...]

Newly Renovated Rochester Fire Department to Hold Re-dedication Ceremony

Rochester Fire Department Rededication

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