Clinton River Trail Detour in Rochester

Clinton River Trail Detour Route in Rochester

Major Sewer Improvement Project Work will begin shortly on the installation of a new 21 inch diameter sewer interceptor line in the City of Rochester. This major infrastructure improvement project will necessitate the temporary closure and approximate one-half mile detour of the Clinton River Trail (CRT) between the popular Letica Trailhead and Mill Street. Trail users will be directed to exit the trail and follow a temporary detour path along Second Street. Installation of the new sewer … [Read more...]

Daughter’s of the American Revolution receive Good Neighbor Award

Daughter’s of the American Revolution - Stony Creek Chapter - named recipients of the Rochester Good Neighbor Award

Daughter’s of the American Revolution - Stony Creek Chapter - named recipients of the Rochester Good Neighbor Award The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the first quarter Good Neighbor Award is the Daughter’s of the American Revolution-Stony Creek Chapter. The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult or youth for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of … [Read more...]

The Rainbow Connection receives a Donation from Rochester Rotary

Phyillis, Jillian, and Mary Grace McCarter, executive director at The Rainbow Connection

Rochester Rotary Charities announces donation to The Rainbow Connection 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, is pleased to announce its continuing support of local charities through a $5,000 donation to Rochester-based The Rainbow Connection. The mission of The Rainbow Connection is to help make dreams come true for … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2016

Deck Art 2016

South Street Skateshop is calling all artists Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate!! Deck Art 2016 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. This year, entries will be judged by judges provided by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA); the winning entry, within each category, will be awarded prizes. Due to its ever growing popularity, organizers have expanded … [Read more...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

Tube Sledding at the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ice Artists Prep for Nationals at Fire & Ice Festival The Ninth Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, January 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival ice carving … [Read more...]

Snow Events May Cause Issues for Parking Platforms in Rochester

Barricades and No Parking During Snow Event Signs stop vehicles from entering the roof parking of the West Parking Platform - photo by Michael Dwyer

Is the City Ready for Snow with the New Parking Platforms Rochester Media took a look at the two new downtown parking platforms in Rochester after the snowfall earlier this week. There are questions about how winter weather ready the roof parking is. A few inches of snow didn't affect the East Platform from being open. However, the West Platform's roof parking was closed after the snow event. The Community Edge inquired with the city about the how snow plows and de-icing will be … [Read more...]

Rochester Million Dollar Powerball Winner to Play Again

Rochester Million Dollar Powerball Winners from Saturday

$1 Million Ticket Sold at Rochester Hills Meijer Store Jeffery Grayson, 56, won $1 million playing Powerball with a ticket purchased at the Meijer store, located at 3175 South Rochester Road, in Rochester Hills. Grayson matched the first five numbers drawn in Saturday (January 9) night’s drawing to win his big prize: 16-19-32-34-57. “We were standing in the checkout line at about 8 p.m. when my wife, Linda, reminded me that we needed get our Powerball tickets,” said Grayson. “I … [Read more...]

City Seeking Candidates for Open Seats on DDA

Downtown Development Authority

City of Rochester Seeking Candidates for Open Seats on Downtown Development Authority Must apply before January 26 The City is seeking candidates for two (2) open seats on the Downtown Development Authority. These seats are for terms that will expire May 31, 2019. The City will be accepting applications until January 26, 2016. If you are interested in applying, please click on the link below for the Application. Please email your completed application to … [Read more...]

Ikebana, the Art of Japanese Floral Arrangements

Sample of ikebana

The Rochester Garden Club is pleased to present a demonstration of ikebana, the art of Japanese floral arrangements by Cheryl Linck, past president of the Ikebana International Chapter of Detroit.  Ikebana is an art form developed over 600 years ago, originally to enhance religious practices, but over time the arrangements have graced homes and public spaces throughout Japan. The practice of ikebana has a spiritual aspect, as designers strive to suggest the whole of nature by creating a link … [Read more...]

Rochester Spa Gives Back to Leader Dog for the Blind

In an effort to give back to the many nonprofits in the Rochester area, Revitalizing Touch Wellness Spa, located in Downtown Rochester dedicates the month of November to a local charity each year. "Each year we choose a nonprofit in the community and donate to them during the month of November," said Clement. "It is our way of thanking this wonderful community for all it does." This year, the spa donated five percent of all November sales to Leader Dog for the Blind for a total donation of … [Read more...]