Dear Crabby, Are We Going to Have Yet Another New Gas Tax?

Dear Crabby, Are We Going to Have Yet Another New Gas Tax from Governor Witchmer? Sincerely,  Ian Fuming   Dear Mr. Fuming, First of all, it's Governor Whitmer, not Witchmer, but that can happen when proposed taxes seem like evil spells. Nothing has been decided yet, but the new governor is suggesting it will take an additional 45 cents per gallon to fix the darn roads (she uses a different word, but this is a family show), which is an extra $6-10 per fill-up, per car, on … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]

Wine & Beer Tasting April 12 with VIDEO

Rochester Rotary Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Raises Tens of Thousands for Charity   Rochester knows that Spring is coming when Rotary’s Wine & Beer Tasting tickets go on sale. Now in its 7th year, The Annual Wine & Beer Tasting has become a staple event in the community’s April calendar. “The Wine & Beer Tasting is our biggest event of the year,” said event chair Kyle Johnson. “And it keeps getting bigger and better. We already have over 20 local restaurants sign up to … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Donates $2,000 to HAVEN

HAVEN - Oakland County Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Center The Rochester Rotary Club’s charity organization, Rochester Rotary Charities, known for its support of local non-profits, started 2019 with a big statement. For its first donation of the year, they selected HAVEN, an Oakland County Resource for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault based in Pontiac. Blanca Fauble, HAVEN’s Director of Development, was present at the club’s weekly lunch meeting to receive the contribution and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Residents, Beers and Benedettini, Join Team at New Day Foundation

As New Day Foundation for Families continues to grow - now serving nearly 150 local families facing cancer each year - it has recently added staff and board members. President and co-founder Gina Kell Spehn today announced the addition of two Rochester Hills natives: Kevin Beers to the Advisory Board and Nancy Benedettini as Director of Finance.   Beers joins the advisory board after having been passionately engaged with New Day for several years. He serves many roles in the community in … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Will the New Name be for Cobo Hall?

Dear Crabby, What Will the New Name be for Cobo Hall? Sincerely, Buku Bucks   Dear Buku, I think your name gives us a hint of where to look - the "beaucoup bucks" for the naming rights - it's all about the money, follow the money, cash is king, etc. It's always about the money. Now, they'll tell you that it's because of the mayor for which the complex was named, Albert Cobo, who said racist comments while he was the Detroit mayor from 1950-1957. And while he was no friend to the … [Read more...]

The History of MeadowBrook Village Mall

From Fox Farm to 1800s Themed Mall to The Village Today, the northeast corner of Adams Road and Walton Boulevard is the home of the Village of Rochester Hills, an outdoor shopping destination. Longtime residents of the area will recall that the predecessor of the Village of Rochester Hills was MeadowBrook Village Mall, an enclosed shopping center that occupied the location for about a quarter century.  Detroit Silver Fox Farms However, long before either of the shopping centers was built, … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Invites Families to Come Out and Experience Live Michigan Raptors

Michigan Birds of Prey Come join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in learning about Michigan’s birds of prey where participants will meet live raptors such as a hawk, an owl, a falcon, and even an eagle. These engaging birds will model and demonstrate their incredible survival adaptations and behaviors. Participants will have the chance to observe skulls, feel feathers, and handle other bird parts such as feet and bones. This hands-on experience is fascinating. Presented by Francie … [Read more...]

Dig Into Archaeological Discovery at Rochester Hills Public Library

On Wednesday, March 20, the Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Archaeologist Dr. Jon W. Carroll from Oakland University to discuss his research projects from all around the world from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room; and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. This program is geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Register in advance at rhpl.org. Carroll will focus on new innovative technologies for anthropological and archaeological surveying, mapping and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Receives Donation to Revitalize Youth Room

Rochester Hills Public Library has an entirely reimagined youth area, with new Alice in Wonderland themed furniture, an elaborate 11 foot tall tree, and an updated Infant & Toddler Explore Area. The update was made possible by the generosity of new Rochester residents, former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda and his wife Doreen. “The support from the LaSordas is very meaningful,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “The redesign provides a comfortable place for elementary aged children … [Read more...]