New Oakland University Construction Bolsters Master Plan for Campus

Project SUCCESS Features Expanded Wilson Hall, Next Phase of Comprehensive Student Services, Sign of Long-Term Sustainability In a long-term plan to foster student success critical to support the region’s talent pipeline and ongoing economic development, Oakland University (OU) will expand Wilson Hall, a landmark building on campus. The new construction will accommodate a range of student services to further improve graduation rates and job placement throughout southeastern … [Read more...]

Boris Jovanoski Becomes the New Chef De Cuisine at the Royal Park Hotel

Royal Park Hotel’s PARK 600 Locally Crafted restaurant is excited to announce the promotion of their Sous Chef Boris Jovanoski to Chef de Cuisine. Growing up one of five siblings and a triplet, Boris spent most of his childhood traveling throughout Europe and across the USA. At the age of 14, he took on his first job as a dishwasher in his uncle’s steakhouse. It was there where he got his very first taste of the restaurant business. “I would often catch myself watching the cooks in … [Read more...]

The Roots of Motown

The Rochester Hills Public Library Brings The Roots of Motown Historians Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert will be at the Rochester Hills Public Library (EHPL) on Thursday, February 28, to discuss the Roots of Motown. In this presentation, Bjorn and Gallert will dive into Detroit’s late 1940s music scene, with a special emphasis on “John R: The Street of Music.” John R was home to many clubs, hotels and other music sites, including the fables Flame Show Bar. Many of the musicians who worked on John … [Read more...]

Beautiful Tables Beautiful Gardens

The Rochester Garden Club is launching into spring with a community program “Beautiful Tables; Beautiful Gardens.” Gardeners and flower lovers are sure to enjoy two presentations about flower arranging and flower growing. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. The first part of the program will feature two designers from Viviano Flower Shop who will demonstrate how to create cut floral arrangements. Viviano is a business new to Rochester, but has been a Detroit area floral … [Read more...]

Rochester Historical Commission Founder’s Day Celebration 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Hosts The Rochester Historical Commission for Founder’s Day Celebration The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is pleased to host the Rochester Historical Commission for our community’s recognition of Founder’s Day that celebrates the arrival of the James Graham family in the Rochester area, on March 17, 1817, founding the first permanent settlement in Oakland County. Enjoy a presentation by John Cohassey and his presentation of The … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are the Oscars Doomed?

Dear Crabby, The Academy Awards are this Sunday and it seems like there is a lot of controversy surrounding it – more so than usual. Do you think it’s time to put the kibosh on the whole thing? Thanks, Cecile B. D’Mill Dear Cecile B. D’Mill, Yes. Wow. I think that’s the fastest I’ve ever answered a question. But I better give you a bit of a longer answer or else they might take my column away from me and give it to some millennial hipster. As I’ve said in the past, when it comes … [Read more...]

Celebrating Black History through the Arts

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month this Saturday with Two Free Events The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 23, with two special events showcasing the talents and works of local African-American storytellers and musicians. The first event brings in author Jean Alicia Elster from 1:00–3:00 p.m. to discuss her award-winning book, The Colored Car. Her book is a coming of age story set in … [Read more...]

All Levels Yoga in Oakland Township

Join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation for “All Levels Yoga” inside the Cranberry Lake Farm Main House The All Levels Yoga sessions are gentle and just right for everyone. Participants must bring their own yoga mat. These sessions are led by Pavel Bednarski, RYT-200 and are 6 weeks long. All of the sessions will take place inside Cranberry Lake Farm Main House. Adults 12+ Residents: $48 Non-residents: $72 Sundays, February 24 - March 31, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Register by February … [Read more...]

Award Recognizes City’s Outstanding Innovations in Elections

City of Rochester Hills Wins National Award for Election Day Innovation The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the City of Rochester Hills, Mich. was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Rochester Hills received the award for an Election Day Precinct Support Portal. The annual “Clearie” awards recognize best practices in election administration and highlight exemplary models which can serve as examples to other … [Read more...]

Two Local Non-Profits Are Collaborating to Provide Opportunities for Clients 50 and Above

Neighborhood House and the Old Persons’ Commission Partner to Help Local (Low-Income) Seniors in Need At the start of 2019, Neighborhood House partnered with the Old Persons’ Commission (OPC) in an effort to provide opportunities for those low income senior residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township to exercise, eat a healthy lunch, socialize and get involved with the community. “We’re pleased to collaborate with the Neighborhood House to provide this opportunity for … [Read more...]