Win a Kayaking Day Trip at The Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library invites residents to the Kayaking Michigan’s Rivers and Lakes lecture on Thursday, September 8, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Prepare for a night filled with tips from author Doc Fletcher on the best rivers and lakes for canoeing and kayaking. Fletcher will also share photos and inside information on routes in the country as well as the local area and raffle off a free canoeing or kayaking trip. "As patrons arrive we’ll be handing out raffle tickets for a … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team Activated, Public’s Help Needed

At approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Johnnie Derek Rogers II  DOB 01/12/92  was released in error from OCJ.  Rogers was in OCJ since August 1st from the Michigan Department of Corrections to address charges in Oakland County for carrying a concealed weapon and for carrying a weapon in a school zone. He was sentenced at the 6th Circuit Court yesterday to 153 days with credit for time served in the state prison system. Rather than being sent to MDOC for his conviction of Assault with Intent … [Read more...]

Second Farm To Table Dinner Event Now Available

By popular demand, a second Farm-to-Table Dinner Event has been added. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, al fresco dining experience celebrating the farm-fresh flavors of the fall harvest. Taking place on Sunday, September 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Walnut Boulevard between Second and Third, tickets are $100 per person and include a three-course dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. All event proceeds benefit Downtown Rochester events and programs. A partnership with The Meeting House restaurant, the … [Read more...]

Annual Free Square Dance at the Historic Cranberry Lake Farm

This fall, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission is excited to sponsor our annual free Square Dance at the historic Cranberry Lake Farm with dancing in the Flumerfelt Barn or on the lawn. Join us Saturday September 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when we welcome back Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. “This band has been playing with us since 2011, they are always entertaining, and Glen’s calling guides the beginning dancer as well as the more … [Read more...]

Residents Urged to Protect themselves from West Nile Virus

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Health Division are urging residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites and West Nile Virus (WNV) during upcoming summer events, such as Arts, Beats & Eats, and other outdoor activities. WNV continues to be detected in Oakland County and residents should take necessary precautions to reduce their risk. “This is an important reminder that West Nile Virus is present in our community,” said Kathy Forzley, … [Read more...]

Mom-to-Mom Sale Hosted by the Rochester Area Jaycees

The Rochester Area Jaycees are hosting an end-of-summer Mom-to-Mom Sale on September 18, 2016 at the Rochester Community House. The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in one of the main rooms of the Community House. If you or someone you know has been working on cleaning out your home/garage/attic of gently used but no longer needed items, this is a perfect opportunity for you to earn a profit on those unwanted items, not to mention a chance to find deals on other must-have … [Read more...]

Business Aviation Expo Soars Higher

Corporate executives can learn how to make their businesses soar at the Business Aviation Expo on Thursday, September 22 at Oakland County International Airport’s (OCIA) modern LEED Gold-certified airport terminal. At least 20 business aircraft will be on display and available for tours along with 19 aviation vendors to demonstrate the vast benefits of business aviation. OCIA, the Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA), and media partner Crain’s Detroit Business are hosting the … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival Entertainment Line-Up

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) has unveiled its entertainment line-up for the 51st Art & Apples Festival Returning festival favorites include Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, a Motown- inspired revue that had patrons, artists and sponsors dancing at last year’s event, and the Hubbell Street Band, a more classical group that performs across several genres such as light rock, retro tunes (40s-80s) and jazz. There are several new performers in the 2016 lineup, such as LL7, a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do People Dislike Pit Bulls?

Dear Crabby, I’ve been following the story of Diggy the dog in The Oakland Press and whether or not his owners should be allowed to keep him because there is a ban on pit bulls in Waterford. Why does it seem like there is no love for this breed? Thanks, Greg Growler Dear Mr. Growler, Good gracious. Are people still yammering on about this? I think the first time I gave my two cents on this issue was four years ago! In case your memory is as flighty as mine, let me summarize what I … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Vision for 2020

The Women’s Fund of Rochester recently announced their vision for the year 2020 will be to grow their endowed fund to $1,000,000. The Women’s Fund was established in the year 2000 with the purpose of creating a powerful legacy of women devoted to improving the community through philanthropic endeavors and providing financial support to organizations that help improve the lives of women in need. Over the past 16 years the Women’s Fund has given out over $300,000 in grants to help women. The … [Read more...]