Area’s Biggest Firework Show, Festival of the Hills, Blasts Off June 29

Festival of the Hills

Thousands of families from Southeast Michigan will be setting up their chairs and blankets to watch the night sky light up on Wednesday, June 29, at the Annual Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show at Earl Borden Park. The Festival of the Hills, presented by Pulte Homes, is an Rochester Hills tradition celebrating it's 20th year as the third largest fireworks show in the State.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with activities for the whole family. Children can enjoy the free petting … [Read more...]

Herman’s Hermits come to Meadow Brook Theatre

Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents Annual Benefit Concert & Cuisine Featuring Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, July 16  The fundraiser includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. All proceeds will benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest professional theatre.  "We're so excited to have Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits come to Meadow Brook Theatre," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director. "Our intimate theatre space is going to … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Gives Back to Ten Charitable Organizations

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Gives Back to Ten Charitable Organizations

Over the past month, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) was proud to present more than $4000.00 in donations to 10 charitable organizations. Each April, RJWC reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. This year the following organization where chosen to receive donations: The Ashley McCormick Flu Foundation and Ashley’s Bridge, Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, Career Dress, Faith Works Michigan, Meadow Brook Hall, New Day Foundation for … [Read more...]

Oakland University Teacher Leadership Initiative the only one of its Kind in Michigan

Robert and Sara Maxfield

Former SEHS dean Robert Maxfield and wife fund teacher leadership initiative at OU When Robert Maxfield joined Oakland University’s Educational Leadership faculty, he brought 40 years of teaching and leadership experience in Michigan's public school system. Much of his career was devoted to helping teachers become effective leaders, and he was one of the architects of the Galileo Consortium. Formed in 1997, the consortium provides a two-year teacher development program – called the Galileo … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek Girls Soccer Team Takes the Division 1 State Championship Title

The players pictured are: (Front row) Katie Bullard, Sofia Zambrano, Shelby Howe, Hannah Mitroff, Lindsey Schupbach, and Meghan Solek. (Middle row) Megan Davis, Nicole Leon, Truly Hoenig, Gina Cerny, Savannah Allen, Nicole Eichberger, Lauryn Beccari, and Amelia Kuntzman. (Back row) Coach Mittelstadt, Taylor Paradowski, Isabella Langusch, Emily Solek, Amanda Harvey, Alyssa Orlando, and Lauren Orlando. Not pictured are: Haley Krucki, and Sarah DeGrendel.

School Honors the Student Athletes at a Recognition Event A celebration is scheduled for the Stoney Creek High School varsity girls soccer team who secured the title as Division 1 state champions. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium and is open to the public. The Stoney Creek Cougars won the title match against Plymouth Canton on Friday with a final score of 1-0. This is the first state championship win for the soccer team, … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Presents Donations to Four Local Organizations

RJWC Donates to Four Local Organizations

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) recently presented donations for $20,000 to four local organizations The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail representative Chris Gray, Mary DiCaro -Recreation Supervisor for RARA’s SCAMP Program, Rochester Symphony Orchestra representative Theresa Meegan and Angela Aufdemberge, President & CEO of Vista Maria’s Wings Program, were on hand at Meadow Brook Hall on June 9th, as club president Lisa Belisle presented the organizations with their … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Awards Scholarships to Three Rochester School Students

WF Winners

The Women's Fund of Rochester, along with the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation, awarded Rachel Butala, Kathryn Cesiel, and Olivia Mooney; each with a $1000 scholarship at the annual awards ceremony held April 19, 2016 at Rochester Adams High School Auditorium. Kathryn Cesiel, who attended Rochester Adams High School, plans to attend Kettering University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering. Through Kettering’s co-op program, she will also be working at General … [Read more...]

Sheriff PAL Program Seeks Volunteer Coaches and Field Coordinators

Sheriff PAL Program Coaches WANTED

The newly formed Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) Program is now seeking volunteer coaches and field coordinators to assist Oakland County youth sports leagues in tee ball, basketball, baseball, and soccer for summer 2016. Get your whistle ready - Our goal is to serve 500+ children in and around the city of Pontiac to begin with high quality experiences through recreational sports and relationships centered around character and integrity. This goal can only be accomplished with the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Who Gets the Grandfather Clock?

Dear Crabby Gives Advice

Dear Crabby, My mom recently passed away and the pain of losing her is still fresh. But that hasn’t stopped people from asking for something personal of hers or asking if we’re gonna sell this or that. Is there any etiquette for this sort of thing? Thanks, Miranda Moneypenny Dear Miranda Moneypenny, First, let me say I’m sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love never gets easier—especially when it comes to our parents. Secondly, the etiquette in this situation is for … [Read more...]

Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds, Wins 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown has won a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for a first of its kind land records alert system, Property Records Notification (PRN). A winner in the Civic Education and Public Information category, PRN allows residents, professionals and law enforcement officials to receive timely notifications if any document of interest is filed at the Oakland County Register of Deeds Office. PRN is offered free of charge … [Read more...]