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...]

Rochester Ballroom Hosts Evening of Dancing to Benefit Students with Special Needs and Youth

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Rochester Ballroom proudly announced that the RB Friends Gala will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. It will be a fun night for all, celebrating dance performances of Rochester Ballroom students including their special needs team and their volunteers. The new “RB Friends” fund has been started in conjunction with the “Community Foundation of Greater Rochester” to assist students with special needs to experience the … [Read more...]

Announcing the Winners of Rochester Posed

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Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event was held last night, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was classic TV of the 60s and 70s. The 2014 Rochester Posed is presented by Lake Trust Credit Union and Downtown Rochester. Downtown Rochester estimates that the event brought about 5,000 people to Downtown Rochester between 5 and 9 p.m. Live mannequins were … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Final Day of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

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2014 Season Ends on Saturday, October 25 On closing day of the market, Saturday, October 25, ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m it was announced via press release. Children will receive free goodie bags complements of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority and market vendors will have treats available at their booths. Don’t forget to pick up your fall bounty including squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more! Now in its 15th … [Read more...]

Trick-or-Treat and Something Good to Eat!

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Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, and Spaghetti Dinner On Oct. 18, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or- Treat Downtown, a costume parade, spaghetti! As stated via press release, kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 4 - 5 p.m. Over 50 businesses will participate in Trick-or-Treat and streets with participating businesses will be marked with balloon decorations. At 5:15 p.m., kids can meet for the Costume Parade at the … [Read more...]

TONIGHT: Bob Daddow to speak at Rochester Area Republican Club

Speaker - Robert (Bob) Daddow Oakland County Deputy County Executive Don't miss this opportunity to learn the pros and cons of the 40 year proposed agreement to form the Great Lakes Water Authority. Bob Daddow, one of the chief negotiators for Oakland County, is the guy you want to hear. He has been under a gag order by the Bankruptcy Court for months but now he can talk. Bob’s typical style is open and blunt.  If you have Detroit water and/or sewer, you don’t want to miss this program. … [Read more...]

Rochester Posed gets Groovy!

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Come see your favorite iconic 'performers' from the 60s and 70s including Fonzie, Lucy and Laverne & Shirley! Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is classic TV of the 60s and 70s. “We were overwhelmed by the success of the first Rochester Posed in 2013 and we can’t wait for … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Body of missing Rochester Hills man is discovered

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Rochester Media has learned that the body of Matthew David Lyzen has been reportedly found in downtown Rochester. Mr. Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014 after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. First responders to the scene said a gun had been found with the body. It is unclear what day the body was found and when the time of death was. Neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Oakland County Sheriff's Department has released any formal statements at this time. Pixley Funeral … [Read more...]

Save the date for the 4th Annual Veteran’s Day Tribute

Recently it was announced that Crittenton Home Care and American House Senior Living will once again be sponsoring the Veteran’s Day Tribute, which honors local veterans as well as those who are currently patients in the hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, November 6 at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and features the Michigan Vietnam Veteran’s Traveling Memorial, American House Traveling Choir, Rochester Hills Museum Local Veteran’s Display, and much more. All veterans … [Read more...]

Take a bite out of the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival

Carol Stislicki of Livonia and Linda Seaman of Commerce admire yard art by Andersons Metal sculpture of Cedar Springs, MI at the 48th Art & Apples Festival. Photo Credit: candgnews.com

Local cider mills are open and there’s a slight chill creeping into the air, which means one thing: it’s time for the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival! Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and recently voted 14 out of 2,000 fine art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this year the Art & Apples welcomes over 290 artists (One third of the are new!) from 33 states and two countries and features stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and … [Read more...]