Rochester Hills Voters Write-In Bryan Barnett for Third Term as Mayor

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett celebrates winning a third term with his family late Tuesday evening - photo by Michael Dwyer

Third Term for Mayor Barnett The Oakland County Elections Division has released the numbers for the 2015 general election. With 32 of 32 precincts reporting, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett presumably gets a third term as a write-in candidate. Jim Stevens took 1,413 votes, Ravi Yalamanchi took 7,120 votes, and 9,708 votes went to WRITE-IN. Certainly, other names could be included in this early tally as a write-in, however the consensus is the majority will be for current Rochester … [Read more...]

Did Dr. Fata Kill My Mother?

Eleanore Morrow before seeing Dr. Fata - photo by Shelton Imaging

What I've Learned from Jailed Oncologist Farid Fata By Cindy Kitchel I have read and reread an email my mom sent me on September 22, 2010. At that time escalating stomach pain had prompted her primary care physician to order a scan and biopsies that uncovered a cancerous mass in her stomach; she wrote me after then being referred to a well-regarded oncologist, Farid Fata. Her impressions of the doctor and appointment: I liked the doctor. He is Lebanese and quite soft-spoken. He is moving … [Read more...]

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester Youth Leadership Class of 2015 The Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat Graduation took place Tuesday evening with 11 area young people completing the annual event. Students spent two full days touring the area, doing team building exercises and meeting local leaders. The 11 students were: Joel Cummins Rocco St. Louis Jacob Walrath Christopher Russell Macy Murasky Melissa Ruprich Gabrielle Isaacs Natalie Antenucci Ramona Johnson Zahra Ahmed Isabella Beccari … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Van Gogh for Sale?

By Sue Ann Douglas How many times have I said that the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) can and does sell art that hasn't been accessed into the permanent collection? They can and they do, which raises the question as to exactly how many of the 66,000 plus pieces of art that they hold have been accessed? What art did the money from the Custer Flag buy; was the flag ever accessed into the collection? If not, how was the money spent? Do those who run the DIA sit around and laugh at the stupid … [Read more...]

A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015

A Taste of Rochester, The Home Bakery, at the 2015 State of City Rochester Address - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester Radar The Royal Park Hotel hosted the 2015 State of the City Address for Rochester on Monday evening. Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed the attendees and offered kind remarks about living in Rochester. Daldin, also a Pure Michigan Spokesperson, said that everywhere he goes he mentions what a great place Rochester is and how happy he is to call Downtown Rochester his home. Mayor Pro Tem, Ben Giovanelli, introduced the Rochester Police Department Color … [Read more...]

Yoga Day at the OPC

OPC Yoga

Yoga Day at the OPC This Saturday, March 21 is your chance to try yoga, or if you haven’t practiced it in a long time, this is your opportunity to build strength, flexibility, balance, and peace.  Yoga Day is open to the public - all ages welcome.    Session 1 - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Nancy McCaochan Yoga Basics. Session 2 - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Tracy Flynn Gentle Yoga Session 3 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Norma Byrne Yoga Blend Bring a mat, water, and a blanket. A light snack will be … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett to Run as Write-In Candidate with VIDEO

Write-In Bryan Barnett

Close to forty people from the community gathered at Yates Cider Mill on Monday to show their support for Mayor Bryan Barnett as he announced his campaign to run as a write-in candidate for mayor of Rochester Hills. The Rochester Hills City Charter limits candidates to two terms on the ballot. However, those seeking a third term may run as a write-in Candidate. Yates owner, Mike Titus, welcomed friends, area students and community leaders, including Congressman Mike Bishop and Oakland … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Sold to Ascension Health

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

Crittenton Hospital The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees selected Ascension Health Michigan to be the new owner of the hospital pending a six-month due diligence and strategic planning process to work out the details of the transaction. A letter of intent was signed on December 31, 2014. “We conducted a very thorough vetting process and determined that as part of Ascension Michigan, Crittenton has the opportunity to continue as a thriving community asset well … [Read more...]

Republicans take Senate in Midterm Election

Lawn Signs Lead the Way to the Election Polls on Tuesday - Photo by Michael

Republicans Gain Control of US Senate With no help from Michigan, the GOP surpasses the magic number of 51 to gain a majority in the Senate. While many republicans across the country faired well in this midterm election, Michigan's Terry Lynn Land did not. Democrat candidate, Gary Peters, won convincingly with 56% of the vote in Oakland County. However, the race was closer in Rochester with a 5% win and even closer in Rochester Hills where Peters won by less than 3%. In Oakland Township, … [Read more...]

Secret Underwater Safe


This is a secret underwater safe that we do not want anyone to know where it is.  Look at this video and see what you think.       … [Read more...]