Car Goes into Clinton River, Driver Rescued, with VIDEO

Car Goes into Clinton River in Rochester Hills - FOX 2 photo

A river rescue was caught on camera in Rochester Hills and 7 Action News talked with an eyewitness and the first person to call 911. The incident happened before 6:00 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Avon & Livernois Roads. Story and Video from Channel 7 Detroit News     … [Read more...]

Texting at the Movies, AMC Rethinking Cell Phone use at the Movies

Cell Phones at the Movies

The new CEO of AMC Theatres said asking Millennials to turn off the phone is like cutting off an arm. Social media blew up in response. From the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch Website: Hold the phone. Just when you thought it was safe to whip out your cellphone, a ban on texting during movies will stand at AMC Theatres nationwide, says its CEO, who was virtually flogged on social media this week for suggesting the change. The theater chain’s new head, Adam Aron, said he was … [Read more...]

Dawn of Justice versus the Critics

Batman Vs. Superman

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice By Geoff Burton of CimemaTrek, Special to Rochester Media The first question that comes to mind is awkwardly addressed fairly early in this two-and-a-half-hour marathon. Where does it take place, Gotham City or Metropolis? It turns out that Metropolis and Gotham City are twin cities separated by a bay somewhere. It's one of the many, many things that helps to weigh down this overly dark, humorless effort by Warner Brothers as it attempts to breathe … [Read more...]

Nearly 27 Million Dollars in Oakland County Road Work to Begin

Road Closing Alert

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to complete nearly $27 million worth of road improvements during the 2016 road construction season, ranging from road widenings and gravel road paving to resurfacing projects, bridge maintenance and culvert replacements and repairs. “We are excited about the improvements we’re going to make to a variety of roads in Oakland County this year,” stated RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. “These important improvements will improve the … [Read more...]

Patterson Fighting on Behalf of Disabled Veterans

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is standing up for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled. He sent a letter to the Michigan Legislature this week expressing his opposition to House Bill 5169 which would decrease property tax exemptions for totally and permanently disabled veterans. The bill, if passed, would repeal Section 7b of the General Property Tax Act which provides a property tax exemption for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of … [Read more...]

Obituary for Chandra Cecilia Allen

Chandra Cecilia Allen

Chandra Cecilia Allen, 80, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 peacefully in her sleep with her husband of 58 years, Jack B. Allen by her side. She was at the home of her daughter Kelly Allen and son-in-law John Tower of Rochester Hills, Michigan surrounded by her children and close family. She was born October 9, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Elayne and Wellington Dent “Duke” Camp. Chandra graduated from an all-girls Catholic high school, Immaculata … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Rochester’s Deficit will Lead to Raising Taxes

Home Bakery - photo by Michael Dwyer

An Opinion Article by Sue Ann Douglas, Special to Rochester Media I went to the Rochester State of the City Monday evening and Mayor Cathy Daldin did a fine job. Her theme was Rochester past, present and future. The most interesting thing was that there was absolutely no mention of the largest projects that the City recently built - the two parking decks by any of the council members who spoke nor did the mention raising taxes up to three mills! We were told that the city was in … [Read more...]

Lozier Music wants to Hear from You

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Creating Musical Connections for Life We are planning our late June, July and August Summer schedule. Is there something specific that you would love to see us offer? In the past we have offered the following: Pop Music, African Drumming, Sight Reading, Beginning Piano, Beginner Guitar, Play with the Band. We could also offer a Beginning Flute class, Beginning Guitar group class and Play a Story beginning class (age 4-6 piano). "Let us know your thoughts and we will see what we … [Read more...]

Condos to Replace Rochester Elevator Location

The Rochester Elevator Location May Soon Be Condos - photo by Michael Dwyer

Historic Landmark Location May Soon Be History Rumors have been going up and down the streets of town that the Rochester Elevator has been sold and will soon be replaced with condominiums. For 136 continuous years, the big red historic landmark has served the public in Downtown Rochester. The former Mayor of Rochester said he wanted to see condos go in at that location and to see the building moved across the street. Rochester Media could not clarify what "across the street" meant - … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Open House

Medical Main Street Open House to Feature Panel Discussion by Top Executives from Leading Health Care Systems Top executives from some of the leading health care systems in Michigan will discuss the future of health care and innovations in the industry during a Medical Main Street open house. The event is set for March 16 from 8 – 11 a.m. at Priority Health, 27777 Franklin Road in Southfield. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Register at … [Read more...]