Do Not Eat the Fish

Michigan Issues Do Not Eat Fish Consumption Advisory for Several Water Bodies on the Huron River within parts of Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an emergency Do Not Eat fish advisory for all fish between the Huron River at Milford (Oakland County) to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage Lakes (Livingston and Washtenaw county lines) due to PFOS. Today’s Do Not Eat advisory replaces previous mercury and PCB … [Read more...]

Dedication Ceremony for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

Dedication Ceremony The Board of Directors for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township will hold the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. Frank Beckmann, host of the Frank Beckmann Show (WJR Radio), will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Veterans Tribute is located on the west side of Adams Road, between Dutton and Silverbell Roads, on a five-acre parcel of land donated to Oakland Township by the Moceri family. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held one year ago. The Tribute’s … [Read more...]

Auto Show Moves from Winter to Summer Appearance

Transformational Move Announced for the North American International Auto Show The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that starting in 2020 the show would make a transformational move to June and will start the week of June 8. The ability for participating brands to deliver dynamic exhibits and experiential opportunities outside of the show’s four walls for attending journalists, industry members and consumers, will provide new avenues to showcase the products and … [Read more...]

Antiques Roadshow a Big Hit at Meadow Brook

On Thursday, June 14, almost 3,000 ticketholders attended the Rochester Antiques Roadshow (AR) event at Meadow Brook Hall to have their 1-2 items valuated by the country’s leading experts. About 150 of these guests ended up having their item recorded for television in some form. From the visit to Rochester, Antiques Roadshow will be making three, one-hour episodes of television to air as part of the 23rd season, airing in 2019 on PBS. Antiques Roadshow will know the exact dates of the Rochester … [Read more...]

Confetti Art Camp at the PCAC

Art camp is designed to introduce children, ages 6-11, to the arts. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Lunch included. For more information call the Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) at 248-333-7849. Registration is open for the 36th annual Confetti Camp. The art camp runs Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 for kids ages 6-11. Each day from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., campers will make new friends and learn new things by participating in different art activities including drawing, painting, … [Read more...]

Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show a Go for This Evening

Rain or Shine the Festival of the Hills will be taking place tonight starting at 6:00 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park on the southeast corner of Hamlin and John R. Road. Families will be able to enjoy activities such as the petting zoo, nerf blast battles, games hosted by the Rochester Area Recreation Authority (RARA), as well as a variety of delicious food options. Live music performed by the Rhodes Band will start at 8:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks show starting at 10:55 p.m. The … [Read more...]

Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Rewold Construction Site in Downtown Rochester

Vice President Mike Pence Touts Tax Cuts at Rochester Construction Site Vice President Mike Pence said Rochester, Michigan, is “rolling.” Pence visited Oakland County on Friday touting tax cuts and how it has benefited businesses like Frank Rewold and Sons, a local construction company based in Rochester. Pence toured the 100-year-old, four-generation company’s new, $12 million headquarters, which is currently under construction. He also spoke to workers while on-site and then to a … [Read more...]

How Safe is Our Drinking Water?

Do you know how to find out? Drinking Water Town Hall Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. People across Michigan are wondering: Is my water safe to drink? Who can I trust for honest answers about my tap water? Why do my water bills keep going up? This drinking water town hall is designed to answer questions about drinking water quality, affordability and the policies that can keep families safe. The Michigan Environmental Council and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) … [Read more...]

Remembering Rea Siffring

Rea Siffring passed peacefully on May 18, 2018, after suffering a stroke in the North Carolina mountain home of her Daughter and Son-in-Law, Jenny and Jim Fitzpatrick. She was surrounded by her family. Having frequently visited the area over the last 30 years with her Husband, Dr. Loren Siffring, this time they came to celebrate their Granddaughter's High School Graduation. Rea was born in Denver, CO on May 16, 1931 and moved to Rochester, Michigan in 1959 where Loren opened a medical … [Read more...]

Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2018

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. The Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee is hosting two separate programs to honor veterans. The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery, located at 2nd Street and Wilcox Street, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a second program at Veteran Memorial Pointe, located at 1015 S. Livernois Rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will not be a parade in between the two … [Read more...]