Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview in Downtown Rochester

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 18, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is your first chance to get a preview this amazing holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and more … and your opportunity to bid to take these items home with you for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner from … [Read more...]

Holland’s Has Been Beautifying Rochester Since 1929

It started out as a way to earn extra money during the Great Depression, and evolved into a family business and Main Street landmark that has passed through three generations. In 1929, William L. Holland Sr. felt the sting of the U.S. economic collapse when his job as a foreman at Hudson Motor Car Company in Detroit was reduced to part time status. To make up some of his lost income and support his family of six, Holland started a greenhouse business at his property on Norton Lawn in Avon … [Read more...]

Curbside Leaf Collection Begins October 24 in Rochester

Beginning on October 24, the City will have crews out picking up leaves at the curb. Please assemble neat piles of leaves right along the curb, in the street. Grass clippings, pet waste, municipal waste and tree limbs are strictly prohibited. As summer comes to an end, the Michigan Fall colors blast into view. Unfortunately, after this brilliant color display, the season concludes with raking...but the good news is, the City of Rochester continues to offer curbside leaf collection. … [Read more...]

Walk Like a Zombie in Downtown Rochester

For the first time the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Halloween, the premier of The Walking Dead and all things spooky with a community Zombie Walk October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to dress like a zombie and take a short walk through downtown Rochester and the Paint Creek trail with library staff. Before the walk, free cider and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and an after party is being held at … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Caribbean make the Best Mannequins

Downtown Rochester held its fourth annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 6, 2016. During the event nineteen participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Classic Movies. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Grease, and Forrest Gump. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester … [Read more...]

Trick-or-Treat and Something Good to Eat

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movie On October 22, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner and more. Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Over 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and streets with participating businesses will be marked with window signage. At 5:15 p.m., kids can meet for the Costume … [Read more...]

Rochester Fire Department Open House this Sunday

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The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Call for Designers

Plans are well underway for the 3rd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 18-20. 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. We are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Many designers have already committed to this year’s event selecting creative … [Read more...]

Get Your Free Daffodil Bulbs

In recognition of Rochester’s Bicentennial in 2017, the City of Rochester is inviting the greater Rochester area to plant daffodil bulbs as a symbol of celebration for Rochester’s 200th year. To assist in this endeavor, the City is offering a free dozen daffodil bulbs to every visitor to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 24. “The City is proud to celebrate 200 years since it was settled, and 50 years since it was incorporated as a City”, said Nik Banda, Deputy City … [Read more...]

Two Thumbs Up for Rochester Posed

Prepare to step into a cinematic world as your best-loved movie characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s fourth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Classic Movies, including timeless favorites such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Forrest Gump. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of … [Read more...]