The Hamlin Family Legacy

The Story of the Hamlin Name in the Rochester Area Hamlin Road, Hamlin School, Hamlin Place Farms Subdivision – even Hamlin Pub – all owe their names to a pioneer settler of Avon Township (now Rochester Hills) named John Fairchild Hamlin. The immigrant ancestor of John F. Hamlin settled in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1640. Some branches of the family moved on to New York State, where John Fairchild Hamlin was born in the Finger Lakes region in 1799. Hamlin family footprints are … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival Named One Of The Top 10 Fine Art Festivals

Sunshine Artist Magazine Chose Arts & Apples in Rochester from More than 2,000 art Festivals in America Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is proud to announce Sunshine Artist Magazine has chosen the Art & Apples Festival, the largest annual fundraiser produced by and for the PCCA, as one of the nation’s Top 10 Fine Art & Design Festivals in the publication’s 26th Annual edition of the 200 Best List of Shows in America. Artists who participate in festivals across the country … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Golf Outing

Stoney Creek High School Honors (SCHS) Past State Champions with a Golf Outing The 2010 state-champion competitive Cheer Team will be the guests of honor at Stoney Creek’s first golf outing, set for September 9 at Twin Lakes Golf Club. The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch, and an awards dinner following the golf. Proceeds from the event will benefit Stoney Creek athletics. “We are so excited to bring back Stoney Creek’s first state champions, the 2010 cheer team. We hope … [Read more...]

Night Hike and Campfire at Bloomer Park

Outdoor Engagement in Rochester Hills Crackling campfire, roasted marshmallows, a night hike to look for nocturnal wildlife, and a few games along the way. Night Hike and Campfire Skill Level: Beginner Age: All ages Cost: $5/Adult, $3/Child (park pass required) When: Thursday, August 23 Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Location: Meet in the back of the Bloomer Park parking lot For more information, or to register for any of these Outdoor Engagement Opportunities, please visit the website … [Read more...]

Intermittent Lane Closures on Rochester Road

Starting the week of August 20, there will be intermittent lane closures on Rochester Road from Tienken Road to Gunn Road. The Road Commission of Oakland County will be completing Joint Repair during this time. Roads will remain open to traffic during the work with lane restrictions. Road Commission of Oakland County Website … [Read more...]

Grand Traverse Pie Company Continues to Support Neighborhood House

On Thursday August 30, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Grand Traverse Pie Company at Rochester and Tienken Roads will be donating 30% of their proceeds to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. This donation will support client services, such as the food pantry, clothes closet, and new employment initiative. “We think it is very important to give back to the community in whatever way we can,” Jim Staron, Director of Operations, Grand Traverse Pie Company, said. “We love to work with local food … [Read more...]

Opening Weekend at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

Royal Pet & Ale Fest Pet Fest is one of the most popular events at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Pet owners and their furry companions are invited to learn more about pet nutrition, safety, clubs, fostering, and new products from our pet related vendors. While the Renaissance Festival loves all animals, only dogs that have proof of their rabies vaccination are allowed into the Festival. All dogs must be leashed and check in at the Pet Gate. Go to the Website for more info. … [Read more...]

Land Preservation Staff Lead a Guided Tour of Draper Twin Lake Park

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation (OTPR) host a guided tour of Draper Twin Lake Park on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet in the parking lot at 1015 Inwood Road at 10:00 a.m. The tour will visit Twin Lake, then head to the east side of the park. This park was purchased in 2005 with a combination of Land Preservation millage funds and a sizable donation from the Draper family. The name of this 90-acre park honors both this family’s generosity as well as the … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Prep Student to Bring Fresh Foods to Those in Need

Notre Dame Prep Student Partners With Ascension Crittenton Hospital to Bring Fresh Foods to Those in Need Ascension Crittenton Hospital volunteer Antonio Gonzales has spent weeks planning, planting, watering and harvesting vegetables for those in need. The ‘Unlimited Potential’ Employee Giving Committee of Ascension Crittenton Hospital has maintained raised vegetable garden beds at the hospital for over five years. Gonzales, a Notre Dame Preparatory High School senior seeking a school project, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think of Space Force?

Dear Crabby, I love anything related to space, so I was excited to hear President Trump’s plans to get us back out there. What do you think of the proposed Space Force? Thanks, Starr Nuit Dear Starr Nuit, Well, I won’t lie. When I first heard the name I just assumed it was an announcement for a new movie franchise like Star Trek or Star Wars that my grandkids would try to dupe me into seeing. I was further confused when I saw the proposed logos since they looked like something you’d … [Read more...]