Rochester Area Jaycees’ 46th Annual Haunted House Provides Chills and Thrills for the Fearless

Prepare to experience a voyage of fright and terror at the Annual Rochester Area Jaycees Haunted Tunnel of Terror. Coil through seemingly endless pitch black corridors with mayhem and madness lurking around every corner. We push the limits of your psyche and put your phobias to the ultimate test through our maze of darkness and horror. The Jaycees invite you to one of the darkest haunted houses in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The “Tunnel of Terror,” located at the Rochester Municipal … [Read more...]

Oakland University, Wayne Law Partnership Offers Fast Track to Bachelor’s Plus Law Degree

Photos provided by Wayne State University Law School

Students will be able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced today by Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School. Traditionally, earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a law degree would total seven years. With this agreement, students will transfer 30 credits from courses at the law school back to Oakland to meet bachelor’s degree requirements. To apply, Oakland University students must have completed a … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Festival of the Trees Call for Designers Extended to October 16

The positive response to the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees has been overwhelming, s the participation deadline has been extended to Friday, October 16. You can download the Designers Kit at or request a kit by emailing We are proud to announce that over 70 businesses, organizations, families and individuals have agreed to donate their time and talents to design trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and centerpieces for the … [Read more...]

Put Hunger on the Run!

There is a great opportunity coming up this fall to get outdoors with friends and family and at the same time help those less fortunate right here in the neighborhood. The 5th annual Scare Away Hunger 5k Run/Walk and family event to benefit Neighborhood House will be held on Saturday, October 24. The event, proudly supported by Platinum Sponsors Eagle Ottawa, Chief Financial Credit Union and Renaissance Capital Alliance, is expanded this year and will be held at a new location -- The Village of … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Users Have New Rest Stop

Rochester resident Gelene Pigott trys out the new bench she donated for the Clinton River Trail. Immediately adjacent to the Letica Rd. trailhead, the bench is ADA compliant and provides a great view of the trail and the river

Travelers on the Clinton River Trail now have a new place to rest near downtown Rochester thanks to the generous donation of area resident Gelene Pigott. Working through the Friends of the Clinton River Trail’s (FCRT) Memorial Bench Program, Gelene provided the necessary funds for installation of an ADA compliant bench at the Letica Road trailhead overlooking both the trail and the Clinton River. Gelene and her two sons, Troy Pigott and Trent Pigott, are frequent users of the Clinton … [Read more...]

Calling All Designers for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

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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. The Rochester DDA is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Over 60 designers have already committed to this year’s event … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 8th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers aiming to take part in the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday, Sept. 27, morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Health Fitness … [Read more...]

Lansing Wants Oakland University President to Explain Tuition Hike

Months before students returned to Oakland University for the fall semester, it was announced that tuition for the 2015-2016 school year would increase... a lot. In fact OU's tuition increase of 8.48 percent was the biggest hike in Michigan. Now, officials in Lansing would like OU president George Hynd to explain why such a large increase was justified. At the time the increase was announced, Hynd said it was because OU's tuition was "below market value." Eastern Michigan University was … [Read more...]

Angela Cheng Headlines First Chamber Music Society of Detroit at Oakland University Series Recital

Angela Cheng, piano

The first recital of the 2015-2016 Chamber Music Society of Detroit at Oakland University series will feature pianist Angela Cheng, who takes the stage at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 in OU's Varner Recital Hall. Selections performed by Cheng include: Haydn’s Sonata No. 60 in C major,Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D minor, and three works by Chopin: the Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61, and Ballade Nos. 1 in G minor and 4 in F minor. Cheng was a Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time in Downtown Rochester…

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Prepare to step into a world of enchantment as your best-loved Fairy Tale characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s third annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 1 from 6 - 8 pm. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Fairy Tales, including timeless favorites such as Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. “This is a must see event that appeals to … [Read more...]