Rochester Hills Public Library Debuts New Website and Calendar

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) has officially launched a new website designed to better serve its patrons. Following months of research and consultation from an outside group, the new platform seeks to enhance the experience with RHPL’s downloadable resources and events. “Our downloadable resources like Hoopla and now Kanopy have been a driving force behind traffic to our site. We responded to that data by making it even easier for users to access the resources they want, while … [Read more...]

Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games

Michigan Senior Olympics is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 39th Annual Summer Games taking place August 10-19, throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties. Over 1,500 athletes will come from all over Michigan to complete. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing state games, sports competitions and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Annual Festival of the Hills

Thousands of people will head to Borden Park this Wednesday, June 27 for family fun, food, and fireworks at the Annual Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show. The festival will feature activities for the whole family starting at 6:00 p.m. Children can enjoy the free petting zoo, RARA games, and even a nerf activity hosted by the Rochester Hills Public Library. Mojo in the Morning & iHeart Radio on-air personality, Joey Namou, from Channel 955 will be spinning family friendly music. Active … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Additional $1.35 Million for Roads

Senator Marty Knollenberg Allocates Funding for Livernois and South Blvd in Rochester Hills The City of Rochester Hills was recently selected to receive a total of $1.35 million in additional state funding to support road improvements to both Livernois and South Boulevard. Senator Marty Knollenberg, who represents the 13th district, advocated for and was successful in getting an additional $1.95 million allocated specifically for local road repair projects in Rochester Hills and … [Read more...]

Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, June 23. Over 50 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens

T​he Rochester Garden Club is hosting a community summer program called “Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens” and it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. A morning of learning, food sampling, and honey tasting will offer something for everyone interested in creating their own outdoor spaces that are environmentally sound as well as beautiful. Native plants will be available for purchase. Speaker, Entomologist and pollinator specialist, Abi Saeed will enlighten … [Read more...]

Superintendent Shaner Engages with Vice President Pence

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D., was honored to engage in a conversation with Vice President Michael Pence on Friday. Pence was in the Detroit metro area visiting the construction site of Frank Rewold and Son to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary as a fourth-generation business in Rochester. Shaner attended the event as a community leader and trusted business associate. Shaner shared the following narrative about his experience with the vice … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others

Inspired by 'Flint Water Crisis Hero' Cousin, Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others Marie Numan has a strong passion for helping others. The Rochester High School student, who will attend Oakland University (OU) this fall, is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Ford Scholarship, a full-tuition award sponsored by dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin. Numan’s kind and caring personality is evident in her volunteer work at Beaumont Hospital in Troy … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Wanna Buy My Junk?

Dear Crabby, My wife keeps nagging me that we need to get rid of stuff around the house we don’t use anymore. What do you think – is it trash or treasure? And should we sell stuff or wait to give it away? Thanks, Peter Packrat Dear Peter Packrat, That’s the age-old sentiment, eh? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I understand where you’re coming from though. Mrs. Crabby is always after me to help her downsize. Her main argument is that we can’t leave it all for the kids to … [Read more...]

1200 Fifth-Graders Flood Clinton River Water Festival

Oakland County Fifth-Graders Visit Oakland University for 12th Annual Clinton River Water Festival In May, 1,200 fifth-grade students from schools in the Clinton River Watershed community in Oakland County, visited Oakland University for the 12th annual Clinton River Water Festival. The festival helps students learn about the vital role that water and the Clinton River play within the region. Students participated in a series of outdoor and indoor presentations by several governmental … [Read more...]