Neighborhood House Asks Community to Help Make a Difference through the “Giving Tree”

Executive Director, Linda Riggs, and Food Pantry Director, Lorraine Kremer, prepare baskets for families in need

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced that it has kicked off their annual Holiday Giving program as they seek to bring the holiday spirit to the lives of local children and families experiencing financial need. There are an unprecedented number of families in need this year and Neighborhood House wants to make sure their children experience some very special holiday memories. Neighborhood House encourages the community to help make a difference in the lives of local children by donating … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood Executive Director Riggs Resigns

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced that Linda Riggs, their Executive Director, has resigned effective at year’s end. Linda, who joined Neighborhood House four years ago and has led the growth and impact of the organization throughout this greater area, will be relocating to New York State. “It has been an honor and a privilege to assist our local families in need over the past four years,” stated Ms. Riggs. “It will be difficult to leave such a dedicated team of staff and … [Read more...]

Lagniappe to Offer a Little Something Extra This Year


Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. Due to popular demand, this year Lagniappe is scheduled one week before its traditional Monday after Thanksgiving Date. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at … [Read more...]

Come to the RAHS December Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced its next lunchtime program will be Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature Dr. Richard Stamps who will discuss the beginnings and early days of Oakland University, where he was an associate professor of anthropology from 1974 to 2012 when he retired after 37 years of teaching. Born in Oakland, CA, Stamps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He served … [Read more...]

RAHS December Meeting: “Main Street Makeover: A Review”


The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced that their next evening meeting is Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature long-time local resident Eric Bothwell and his presentation on Rochester’s Main Street Makeover with pictures he took before and after the award-winning 2012 reconstruction project. From April 2012 through Main Street’s reopening in Nov. 2012, … [Read more...]

Experience the European Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

Kris Kringle Market Logo

The 7th annual Kris Kringle Market returns to Downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, December 5, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, Noon-10 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy and C & G Newspapers, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Boy’s Soccer Fate Sealed by One Goal

After making it to the D-1 state soccer finals for the first time since 2001, the Highlanders' luck finally ran out in a 1-0 loss to Canton on Saturday. Congratulations to the Rochester Adams Boy's Soccer team for a great season and representing our city. You can read more about the game on MLive. … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Greens Market Returns for the Holidays

Susan Gerrits and Gerri Hintz show some of the unique arrangements

The 68th annual Greens Market is back, and this year will include an Opening Gala the evening of December 4, which gives even the busiest shoppers a chance to purchase beautiful, affordable holiday decorations and gifts. All proceeds benefit the Rochester community, according to the press release. The Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, will offer fresh greens and arrangements, holiday treats and unique handcrafted items at St. Philip’s … [Read more...]

Oakland County Workforce Development Survey Identifies Challenges and Job Opportunities with Leading Health Systems

An aging workforce and a lack of experienced job applicants are two significant employment challenges area health systems face in the coming years, according to a regional survey of six leading health systems commissioned by Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via a press release the release of the survey – the Skills Needs Assessment Project – to more than 400 health care and life science professionals, educators, physicians and government officials … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s November 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature Joel Stone, Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society, who will present ‘Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s’ and discuss the auto industry, prohibition, rum running, organized crime and the emerging businesses in Detroit during that era. Raised in … [Read more...]