Rochester Hills City Council Seeks Candidates for Appointment of At-Large Member

The Rochester Hills City Council is seeking interested qualified voters to fill an At-Large vacancy on City Council for a term to expire on November 17, 2019. Interested candidates shall be a registered elector in the City of Rochester Hills for one year, shall maintain residency during the term of office, and shall not be in default of payment of any tax, assessment or obligation owed to the City. The candidate selected to fill the vacancy shall serve until the next regular City election to … [Read more...]

German Company Expands U.S. Footprint in Rochester Hills

KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme Chooses Rochester Hills to Adds High Tech Jobs with a $57.8 Million Investment What do Rochester Hills, MI USA and Lüdenscheid, Germany have in common?  Both cities are similar in size, offer scenic, rolling hills and an equally strong quality of life. And both cities are proud to host KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme’s growing global engineering and manufacturing operations.  Last week, KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme, Inc. formalized its plans to invest $57.8 million to construct a … [Read more...]

New Course to Help Heath Care Professionals Collaborate to Benefit Patients

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine collaborates with University of Detroit Mercy on Inter-Professional Curriculum Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (Detroit Mercy) will launch a new inter-professional course to educate medical and dental students on how health care professionals collaborate for the benefit of their patients. Beginning in March 2019, second-year Detroit Mercy dental … [Read more...]

A ‘Big Idea’ Grant Comes to Oakland University

OU Professors Get NSF Grant for Collaborative Project to Develop Arctic Soil Emissions Sensor The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award, to two Oakland University (OU) chemistry faculty members, Professor Xiangqun Zeng and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang. The award is for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, … [Read more...]

Winston Churchill as an Agent of Change at RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is proud to announce another event in partnership with Smart Towns on Tuesday, December 11. Oakland University Professor Frank Cardimen will stop in to discuss the life and success of iconic WWII figure Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest leader of the Second World War, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the twentieth century, perhaps of all time. The debt owed to … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioners Honor Departing Colleagues

Board Honors Colleagues for Years of Service on County Commission The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the public service of departing colleagues Commissioners Tom J. Berman, David E.S. Bowman, Hugh D. Crawford, Bill Dwyer, Wade Fleming, and Doug Tietz. Each of the commissioners received a proclamation and special plaque from the Board of Commissioners recognizing their service to their districts and to the people of Oakland County on December 6. “It has been a pleasure and … [Read more...]

Uber-Like Local Delivery Business Helps People Move Big Things

OU INC Helps Oakland University Student Launch On-Demand Delivery Business About two years ago, Oakland University (OU) student and Business Administration major Connor Darrow was helping a relative downsize while in the process of having an estate sale. Wanting to quickly liquidate the furniture, he offered to deliver items to customers for the estate sale company with his family pick-up truck. “The estate sale companies told us that many customers lack the proper vehicle and man-power … [Read more...]

Handel’s Messiah Community Sing-Along

Handel’s Messiah Community Sing-Along will be presented by the choirs of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Rochester Community Chorus with St. Paul’s orchestra and soloists on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307). $15. Admission. Tickets will be available at the door. Everyone is welcome to sing along on the choruses with music and lyrics projected on the screen. Musical scores sheets will … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Did Poop Become So Popular?

Dear Crabby, Are you familiar with emojis? They’re those little images on your smartphone you can use when texting – smiley faces, hearts, etc. Well, the one that really gets me is the poop emoji. And it’s everywhere: pillows, sheets, Halloween costumes… and what I want to know is how in the world did poop become so popular? Especially as kid's toys. Thanks, Walter Closet, II Dear Mr. Walter Closet, II, It seemed like Halloween was barely over and stores were already pushing their … [Read more...]

Discover How One Michigan Train Inspired a Holiday Classic

This holiday season, the Rochester Hills Library is proud to offer a festive and informative look at the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Also the name and inspiration of one of the libraries largest annual events, this month the library welcomes Dean Pyers with the Stream Railroading Institute of Owosso on Tuesday, December 4, to talk about how one Michigan train helped inspire the timeless Christmas story. In his presentation Pyers will cover the history of the locomotive, a bit … [Read more...]