Oakland County Commissioners Honor Departing Colleagues

Board Honors Colleagues for Years of Service on County Commission The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the public service of departing colleagues Commissioners Tom J. Berman, David E.S. Bowman, Hugh D. Crawford, Bill Dwyer, Wade Fleming, and Doug Tietz. Each of the commissioners received a proclamation and special plaque from the Board of Commissioners recognizing their service to their districts and to the people of Oakland County on December 6. “It has been a pleasure and … [Read more...]

Uber-Like Local Delivery Business Helps People Move Big Things

OU INC Helps Oakland University Student Launch On-Demand Delivery Business About two years ago, Oakland University (OU) student and Business Administration major Connor Darrow was helping a relative downsize while in the process of having an estate sale. Wanting to quickly liquidate the furniture, he offered to deliver items to customers for the estate sale company with his family pick-up truck. “The estate sale companies told us that many customers lack the proper vehicle and man-power … [Read more...]

Handel’s Messiah Community Sing-Along

Handel’s Messiah Community Sing-Along will be presented by the choirs of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Rochester Community Chorus with St. Paul’s orchestra and soloists on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307). $15. Admission. Tickets will be available at the door. Everyone is welcome to sing along on the choruses with music and lyrics projected on the screen. Musical scores sheets will … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Did Poop Become So Popular?

Dear Crabby, Are you familiar with emojis? They’re those little images on your smartphone you can use when texting – smiley faces, hearts, etc. Well, the one that really gets me is the poop emoji. And it’s everywhere: pillows, sheets, Halloween costumes… and what I want to know is how in the world did poop become so popular? Especially as kid's toys. Thanks, Walter Closet, II Dear Mr. Walter Closet, II, It seemed like Halloween was barely over and stores were already pushing their … [Read more...]

Discover How One Michigan Train Inspired a Holiday Classic

This holiday season, the Rochester Hills Library is proud to offer a festive and informative look at the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Also the name and inspiration of one of the libraries largest annual events, this month the library welcomes Dean Pyers with the Stream Railroading Institute of Owosso on Tuesday, December 4, to talk about how one Michigan train helped inspire the timeless Christmas story. In his presentation Pyers will cover the history of the locomotive, a bit … [Read more...]

Donation to Rochester Hills Public Library Helps Annual Polar Express Cut Plastic Pollution

Registered attendees at Rochester Hills Public Library’s annual Polar Express celebration on December 7, will receive a reusable keep-sake water bottle donated when they pick up their pre-registered tickets for the event. The donation highlights the importance of reducing plastic waste while giving families a cherished keep-sake from the Polar Express event. “The plastic pollution crisis is undeniable, and as a library that strives each day to do better by our planet, we are grateful for … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Volunteer Pilots Deliver Gifts to Thousands of Children with VIDEO

Operation Good Cheer takes to the skies to deliver about 20,000 Christmas gifts to more than 6,700 children and adults with special needs around Michigan this weekend. Donated gifts will arrive for sorting inside a Pentastar Aviation hangar at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7. Volunteers will then load the gifts into about 260 airplanes for delivery to 29 airports around the state beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December … [Read more...]

All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit

All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit presented by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club Saturdays & Sundays in December through the 23, and December 26, 27, 28 & 29, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Museum Members Free; $5 Adults; $3 Seniors/Students The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning this model train exhibit for one year and they can’t wait to share it with the community. The Calf Barn will be filled with modules that have been painstakingly built in scale and show locations … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Boutique

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, presents the Holiday Home Tour Boutique Sunday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour & Boutique purchased through the Rochester Hills Public Library at $25/per person - Advance Tickets required at www.rhpl.org The Holiday Boutique, which is part of the Holiday Home Tour sponsored by the Rochester Hills Public Library, is held in the Dairy Barn at the … [Read more...]

Rochester DDA Debuts Downtown Business Recognition Program

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce their latest initiative, the Downtown Business Recognition Program. The goal of the program is to recognize business owners, property owners, or individuals for outstanding contributions to the downtown community. The first recipients were recognized at the October DDA Board Meeting. Recipients included Ryan & Pamela Walther, owners of Bizzy Buzz Artisan Market for their … [Read more...]