City Manager Vettraino to Serve the Community in a New Position

Jaymes Vettraino

During the City Council meeting on May 26, 2015, Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino informed City Council that he has accepted a new position in the community that will allow him to serve the greater Rochester area in a different way. He will be leaving his office at City Hall and will begin serving Rochester College as the College’s first Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the press release stated. Mr. Vettraino said, “The City of Rochester is a great community. I … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Gets a New Residence

Rochester Area Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization, has announced the acquisition of a permanent, local facility that will house client services. The new facility was acquired from Crittenton Hospital. Generous anonymous donors underwrote the initial purchase. Kathy Losinski, Chair of the Board of Directors, commented, “We are so excited for Neighborhood House to have a house of its own! It means that we will have a facility that can provide more effective services and expand our … [Read more...]

Rochester College Signs New Hockey Recruit

Jacob Burford

Defenseman Jacob Burford of Grand Island, NY has committed to play hockey for Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI. Rochester College is in its third year as a college hockey program and the Warriors head coach Nick Tomczyk said he's impressed with Jacob's competitiveness and play making ability, along with his character and integrity. Read the full story on the East Niagara Post. … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Recognized at Main Street Oakland Awards Event

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was the proud recipient of two awards at the annual Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) Main Event held at the Royal Oak Music Theater earlier this week. The press release went on to state that the event recognized outstanding achievements in downtown revitalization programs including design, business improvement, organization, and promotions efforts. Downtown Rochester was recognized for two new events, each which made their debut in 2014. … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Calls for Registrants

MSO Schedule 2015

Sign up now to become a part of the 36th Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games! Seniors Go for the Gold Calling all athletes! Registration is now open for the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) Summer Games. The games will take place Friday, August 7 through Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 23, 2015 at various locations throughout Oakland County. Registration deadline is Friday, July 17. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Taking Applications for Junior Ambassador Program

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced they are currently in the process of accepting applications for their Junior Ambassador Program. Each year, a Junior Ambassador who oversees an Executive Youth Board, represents Neighborhood House throughout the service area. In an effort to help prepare area youth to become future leaders and responsible, caring citizens, the Rochester Area Neighborhood House offers local students the opportunity to apply for the position of Junior Ambassador or to … [Read more...]

Mini Market Fun Begins in Downtown Rochester May 21!


Head to Downtown Rochester for Mini Market Thursdays beginning May 21 in the Rochester Lions Park. Mini Market Thursdays is an outdoor mini market featuring Made-In-Michigan products. The market will be held the third Thursday of every month, May through August: May 21, June 18, July 16 and August 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. The Rochester Lions Park is located behind Rochester Mills Beer Company on the west side of the Paint Creek across from the Royal Park Hotel. The park sits on the Paint Creek … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trailways Commission & Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Host 5th Annual Paint Creek Crawl

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 5th Annual Paint Creek Crawl event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “Poker-Style” game, with a prize for best “hand.” In addition all participants are eligible for a Grand Prize $500 Gift Card to Main Street Bicycles! The event starting point will be at Children’s Park … [Read more...]

State Rep. Michael Webber Announces Essay Contest for Rochester-Area High School Students

State Rep. Michael Webber announced today via press release that he is holding an essay contest for area high-school students about the community service projects they have been working on and how it has impacted the Rochester area. The winners will be able to spend the day shadowing Rep. Webber at the Capitol in Lansing. “I am very proud to have grown up in and to be a part of our great community,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Everyone can contribute to our community– … [Read more...]

Local Church “Steps Out” on Faith in Unprecedented Prayer Walk for Rochester

Photo courtesy of Turning Point Ministries

Turning Point Apostolic Ministries of Rochester celebrates the success of their 2015 “Circle of Miracles Walk” with a special guest, Rochester Mayor Jeff Cuthbertson With the recent unrest in many cities across the United States, one local church began taking a literal “step” in the right direction… in fact, they took quite a few steps, the press release stated. Turning Apostolic Ministries, a church located on University in Rochester, performed what they’re calling the “Circle of … [Read more...]