Rochester College solicits input on land development

Rochester College invites area residents to attend a Community Public Forum on Thursday, April 24, from 5-9 p.m. to give their input about development of the Lake Norcentra area, which is located where the Clinton River and Clinton River Trail intersect. The Lake Norcentra area comprises about 30 acres of high bluffs, historic buildings, wetlands and woodlands. Rochester College solicits ideas on how to make this land into one of Rochester most active and vibrant spaces. Guests will be … [Read more...]

Friends of the Falcons Gala to honor top Rochester athletes

Falcons Gala

Rochester High School Celebrates Success At Rochester High School, the saying goes, “It’s always a great day to be a Falcon.” This year, the Falcons are celebrating those great days with a festive event to support future successes on the Falcon fields. The accomplishments of the Falcons are many and include the Falcon Wrestlers who earned a District Championship aided in part by Shwan Shadaia, the two-time 189-pound state champion. His brother, Shane, also competed at the state level … [Read more...]

City of Rochester looking for volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day

Press Release - Make a Difference Day

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2014 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year's project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are welcome (over the age of 15, please). Please dress for garden work and bring your work … [Read more...]

St. John Providence Health System announces collaboration with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center on cancer care

St. John Providence Health System today announced a partnership with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center to provide patients in Rochester Hills and the surrounding communities with high-quality cancer care services at the new St. John Hospital Rochester Hills Cancer Center. St John Providence assumed management of the center, located on Crooks Road north of M-59 in Rochester Hills, through a lease arrangement in April.  The state-of-the-art, 30,000 square-foot new St. John Hospital Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club and Van Hoosen Farm enjoy a perfect partnership

Club member Marilee Shortreed presents Museum Supervisor Pat McKay with a donation for Van Hoosen Farm.

For over thirty years, The Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden, has been supporting the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm with volunteer labor, creative ideas and monetary awards. Both organizations share the desire to improve the quality of life in the greater Rochester area, and have worked closely together to create a shared vision of a livable and sustainable community. “This is a partnership that has always worked, and we are so appreciative … [Read more...]

Stolen golf clubs; drunk driving and more

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Stolen golf clubs from storage unit On Sunday, March 30, a resident told police someone had stolen golf clubs from their local storage unit. The last time the owner notice the clubs was earlier in the month. Officers are currently investigating the possibility of burglary but there are no suspects at this time. Missing GPS and phone charger leads owner to believe it was theft Also on Sunday, March 30, Rochester Police officers responded to a complaint of theft from a car. The Parkdale … [Read more...]

Crime Files: man cuts off tether, turns himself in; local phone scam and more

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Here are some of the latest police reports shared by the Rochester Police Department. Take a look: 88-year-old resident falls victim to phone scam On Tuesday, March 18, Rochester Police learned of a case involving fraud. The 88-year-old resident told police he received a phone call about winning $500,000 and a new Mercedes vehicle. According to the report, the man was convinced to send $3,500 to a money card to cover the cost of taxes on his winnings. The victim was suspicious when the … [Read more...]

Stolen hunting gear from unlocked car, bottle bombs and more

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Here is a look at some of the latest police reports, provided by the Rochester Police Department: Hunting equipment stolen from unlocked vehicle This week, Rochester Police officers responded to a larceny from a vehicle report on Watson Circle. The owner’s vehicle was parked on Saturday, March 8 and found by the owner on Sunday, March 9. It was reported that unknown suspects entered the unlocked vehicle and took some bow hunting equipment and a pair of sunglasses. The total value taken … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club hosts inter-club dinner

The Rochester area has many talented and motivated people who volunteer for non-profit and charitable organizations dedicated to improving our community. These groups annually meet for a gala dinner, sponsored by the Community Organization Resource Exchange (CORE), to learn about the good works and goals of local organizations, while fostering cooperation and action. This year, the Rochester Garden Club is hosting this special evening, which will include a delightful dinner at the elegant Royal … [Read more...]

OPC Cruise Party to send off Marye Miller


Join the OPC community on Tuesday, April 1, at the Older Persons Commission, as we salute Marye Miller, Executive Director of the OPC, who will be retiring following 30 years on the USS-OPC! Catch the wave of amazing fun when Captain Marye Miller welcomes you aboard our ship as we embark on her final journey with OPC. The unique experiences include docking at Key West, New Orleans & the Red Neck Riviera. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester … [Read more...]