Patterson Announces I-75 Upgrades at State of the County Address

Patterson to Run for Re-election - photo by Michael Dwyer

The Modernization of Interstate 75 Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, spoke for an hour Wednesday night delivering his 2016 State of the County speech to nearly 600 people in attendance at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. Representatives from Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township were there - mayors, city council members, state reps, supervisors, and others - among hundreds of elected officials and invited guests from Oakland County. "Adding a lane north and … [Read more...]

Resurfacing North Rochester Road

Resurfacing Oakland County Roads

RCOC to Host Public Meeting on Resurfacing Rochester Road The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, February 17, for the upcoming resurfacing of Rochester Road from Gerst Road to Bordman Road in Addison Township. The public meeting is from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Leonard Elementary School, 335 East Elmwood St., Leonard. The meeting will be an open-house format, and there will be no formal presentations. RCOC staff will be present to … [Read more...]

Snow, then Colder Weather Headed to Southeast Michigan

Winter Weather returns to Michigan

Watches, Warnings & Advisories from the National Weather Service Monday Afternoon A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday Night Snow showers likely, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tuesday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. West … [Read more...]

Oakland Christian Rallies Supporters to Help Janitor in Need with VIDEO

Dale Bigger holds his check for $7,000 at Oakland Christian School in Auburn Hills

Oakland Christian Rallies Supporters to Help Janitor in Need with VIDEO Dale Bigger has been on the janitorial staff at Oakland Christian for 13 years. Jean Washington, a parent at OCS, ran into Dale and he shared a story of having his car totaled - no fault of his own - the only car in the family. He and his wife shared the car, dropping each other off at their destinations and allowing Dale to work at the school. After the car was totaled, Dale bowered a van from a teacher at OCS to get and … [Read more...]

Muslim Community to Collect and Donate Water to Flint until Crisis Ends

Raza Qadir and Hamza Ahmed Load Bottled Water to take to Flint, Michigan - photo courtest of Mahir Osman

Detroit Chapter of largest Muslim community teams up with Humanity First charity   Recently, President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan due to the high lead levels in the water.  As a result, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Detroit will utilize their mosque at 1730 W. Auburn Rd. as a drop off donation center for the Flint Water Crisis. The community will team up with internationally recognized charity Humanity First to drop off water donations to Flint on a … [Read more...]

Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to speak at OU

Diane Nash speaks at OU

Longtime civil rights activist Diane Nash to speak at Oakland University As part of Oakland University’s African American Celebration Month 2016, civil rights pioneer Diane Nash will visit campus on Monday, February 1 to share her experiences as a prominent activist who worked to promote racial equality during the 1960s. Nash will present her lecture “The 1960s Civil Rights Movement” in two sessions with the first starting at 12 noon and the second starting at 3:00 p.m. Both … [Read more...]

Local Muslim Youth host Second Seminar on ISIS

Stop the CrISIS Seminar held at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Second Annual “Stop The CrISIS” Seminar The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit will host a seminar on ISIS and Islam at the Rochester Hills Public Library. For years people have been asking questions about the link between youth radicalization and Islam. The tragedies of Garland, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, and Paris have made the general public and even politicians more skeptical of the peaceful nature of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of … [Read more...]

Active Shooter Awareness Discussion in Rochester

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Royal Park Hotel located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan will host an Active Shooter Awareness Discussion featuring Oakland County Sheriff, Mike Bouchard.  This one of a kind and complimentary awareness event is open to the community, local businesses, hospitals, schools and universities, media and the general public.  Also contributing to the discussion is Steve Schettenhelm, Rochester Chief of Police and John Cieslik, Rochester Fire Chief. An “active … [Read more...]

Max & Erma’s Rochester Hills Restaurant Closes after 19 Years

Max & Erma's Closes the Rochester Hills Location

American Blue Ribbon Holdings, parent owner of the Max & Erma's brand restaurants, abruptly closed 13 of its Midwest locations, eight in Michigan, including the local landmark at the Village of Rochester Hills on Monday. Open for 19 years, it had continued operation at the corner of the former Meadowbrook Village Mall, which became The Village of Rochester Hills in 2002. Shocking to employees and customers alike, the closure came without warning. A senior-level representative … [Read more...]

A Billion and a Half Dollars, the Winners and the Losers


When hear people talking about it being $1.5 Billion, what are they talking about? The Powerball Jackpot - WINNER Worldwide Revue from the new Star Wars movie - WINNER The cost to fix the Flint Water Crisis - LOSER All of the above The answer is all of the above. Each one of those items has a dollar amount of $1.5 Billion attached to it. A local non-profit takes bottled water to help get clean drinking water to the residents who are facing a devastating situation. Are you … [Read more...]