Mayor Barnett Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The City of Rochester Hills is pleased to announce that Joe Snyder has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Mr. Snyder has been acting as the city's interim Chief Financial Officer since June of this year, and replaces Keith Sawdon who retired after 30 years in public finance. “This is a dream opportunity for me, as I started working for the City Rochester Hills as an Intern 16 years ago in the Finance Division while I was completing my degree in Finance from … [Read more...]

The Road Commission for Oakland County Fiscal Year 2017

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) approved its Fiscal Year 2017 budget at its regular meeting Thursday, September 22. The budget represents an increase of about $25 million compared to the $104 million 2016 budget. The 2017 budget increased primarily due to an anticipated increase in state and federal road funding. Federal funds are awarded on a project-by-project basis, and the amount RCOC receives tends to fluctuate from year to year. These funds can be used only for heavy … [Read more...]

Evening Enrichment Series Brings Autism Experts to Oakland University

This fall, the Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) will host three talks from experts who will share their knowledge on a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Part of OUCARES’ Evening Enrichment Series, these monthly presentations are free and open to the public. “OUCARES’ mission is to improve the quality of life of people impacted by ASD, including families and our community. These Evening Enrichment presentations are specifically … [Read more...]

Tea Party Brightens Day for Older Residents

On a recent beautiful summery day in early September, the Horticultural Therapy Committee of the Rochester Garden Club hosted a tea party in the gardens of Sanctuary at Bellbrook in Rochester Hills to brighten the day for thirty Assisted Living residents. Committee members made flower-festooned hats for the residents, who were seated at tables covered with white table cloths. Finger sandwiches, fruit kabobs, brownies and other desserts were served, and tea was poured out into bone china cups … [Read more...]

Older Pedestrian Killed Crossing Auburn Road

The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle/pedestrian crash that occurred on west bound Auburn, west of Goldfinch in the City of Rochester Hills. The crash occurred at about 6:14 a.m. this morning. Ms. Young Eun Homrich, a 68-year-old, Rochester Hills resident, was killed this morning when she was struck while attempting to cross Auburn Road from north to south from the area of Goldfinch. Ms. Homrich was struck by two west bound vehicles, a 2002 Saturn SL2, operated by … [Read more...]

Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Meadow Brook Theatre

In “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” a supernatural hound appears to be out to kill the only heir left in the Baskerville line. Sherlock Holmes is determined to keep him alive and unharmed. In this comedic reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskerville,” there are bound to be plenty of laughs right along with the twists and turns…and even a few chills. “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig, makes its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre on … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces ‘Play & Stay’ Package with Royal Park Hotel

Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest professional theatre partners with the Every Day Luxury at Royal Park Hotel for Play & Stay during the month of October. Play & Stay offers exclusive package pricing for theatre-goers to attend a performance of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and stay at the Royal Park Hotel. Guests will receive tickets for two to a performance of their choice and a one night stay in an Executive King Room at Royal Park … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Presenting Two History Programs in October

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Gardens and Greens   The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting History in Your Backyard Tours: Rochester Water Works and The Presidential Election of 1860 in October. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students (K-12).  History in Your Backyard Tours: Rochester Water Works, Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. Join … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Call for Designers

Plans are well underway for the 3rd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 18-20. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. We are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Many designers have already committed to this year’s event selecting creative … [Read more...]