Mayor Barnett Goes to Washington

A Local Perspective on Washington’s Woes By Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett In my leadership role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have been afforded some amazing opportunities to represent the residents of my community while interfacing with some of the nation’s most influential leaders. I found it exhilarating to hear widely divergent points-of-view directly from those leading the conversation, all within a 72-hour period in Washington D.C. last week. I was among a small … [Read more...]

Bob Goff Guest Speaker Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

The Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast Committee announced today that New York Times best-selling author and speaker Bob Goff will keynote the 37th annual event on Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Oakland University Athletics Center O'Rena. Bob Goff is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Restore International, a non-profit organization that was established to address the atrocities and injustices committed against children. With a passion and vision for finding … [Read more...]

Attending the 2018 North American International Auto Show?

Here's What You Need to Know Public Show - January 20-28, 2018 Where the automotive world comes together. Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) attendees will have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy. Special Days … [Read more...]

Judge Warren Commentary about Judicial Threats Undermining the Liberty of All

By Judge Michael Warren One of the defining characteristics of our free republic is our strong adherence to the rule of law. President John F. Kennedy insightfully observed, “Our nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the eternal safeguard of liberty and defiance of the law is the surest road to tyranny.” The Founders wrote down and ratified the Constitution to ensure that all would be subject to it, and created a judicial branch to protect it. The judiciary is the … [Read more...]

Preventing Holiday Package Theft

There have been a couple reports of packages being removed from porches. Report suspicious activity to the Police Department and follow these tips for avoiding theft from "Porch Pirates." It is a good idea to have a plan for holiday package deliveries. You can have items shipped to your work, or ask a neighbor who is home during the day to keep an eye out. In addition, tracking your packages, being available for delivery, requiring a signature, and opting for in-store pickup when … [Read more...]

Ski with Santa at Pine Knob December 17 and 23

Be Ready For Winter. Be Ready To Ski with Santa. Children of all ages, skiers and snowboards, are invited to Ski with Santa at the Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort this holiday season. Santa has secured Sunday, December 17, and Saturday December 23, to take nice boys and girls around the slopes of Pine Knob from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. both days. “North Pole operations are running smoothly,” said Santa. “The elves are getting everything ready for Christmas Eve and I need a bit … [Read more...]

Would You Like To Be a Ski or Snowboard Instructor?

The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Pine Knob Resort are expanding for the 2017/18 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can instructed in how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt their … [Read more...]

Should a Woman Preach?

Women hold high ranking offices in government and business, yet controversy remains on feminine participation in religious ministry and leadership. The Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble will host author Lori Wagner for a meet-and-greet signing event celebrating her newest release Preach Like a Lady. The handbook for women in ministry has received high praise. Dr. Janet Trout, Board Chair of Urshan Graduate School of Theology, called it “well-written, a journal for the journey, and a … [Read more...]

Community Trick or Treat Hours 2017

If you're sending out your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating, here are the hours for Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Happy Halloween! City of Rochester: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. City of Rochester Hills: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Charter Township of Oakland: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   … [Read more...]

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Rochester Hills and Oakland Township and What You Need to Know Now

Rochester Hills The Great Lakes Water Authority, the region’s water supplier, has advised the City of Rochester Hills that the results of all water test samples indicate no bacterial contamination of the water system. Therefore, the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted and Rochester Hills water customers within the advisory area can return to consuming water as normal after completing these precautionary measures that can be found at www.oakgov.com/health. While there was never any … [Read more...]