Huzzah and Cheers for the 39th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival

The Michigan Renaissance Festival Is Back and Celebrating 39 Years of Family Fun The 2017 Michigan Renaissance Festival once again sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is ready to go with new attractions, as well as time-tested favorites. The Michigan Renaissance … [Read more...]

Arts, Beats & Eats Festival Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Partnerships, Cultural Features, and Fitness Fun While summer is just getting started, organizers of the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival are well on their way to planning for the 20th anniversary edition. The Labor Day weekend event originated in Pontiac and is now held in Royal Oak (September 1-4, 2017). Festival organizers announced new cultural offerings and public engagement components at a special function … [Read more...]

Award Winners, Vehicle Introductions, the Future of Mobility and More at the 2017 NAIAS

The 2017 North American International Auto Show is HERE and in full throttle in Detroit at Cobo Center. Rochester Media and the Community Edge were one of the over 5,000 journalists in attendance. Car enthusiasts have until Sunday, January 22, to visit to see the best in new cars and trucks, new technology, and the future of mobility. Well over 800,000 people will check out the cars, dozens of which are vehicle introductions, debuts and concept cars, such as the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2017 BMW … [Read more...]

Family Saturdays at the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Family Saturdays at the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame in Lansing The Michigan Women's Studies Association (MWSA), an academic professional organization, was founded in 1973 on the campus of Michigan State University to change what is thought and taught about women, particularly Michigan women, in schools, colleges, and universities. As an extension of that mission, the organization decided to establish a museum dedicated to women's history, the first of its kind in the … [Read more...]

Grand Traverse Pie Company opens in Rochester Hills

Sweet Sixteen The Grand Traverse Pie Company opened their 16th location Wednesday in Rochester Hills. Owners Mike and Denise Busley were down from Traverse City to proudly open the new location on the corner of Rochester and Tienken Roads next to the Papa Joe's Gourmet Market. In fact, they are right on the corner with an entrance from Papa Joe's, as well out the main outside entrance. Breakfast wraps, quiche, and oatmeal may start your day, sandwiches and salads will cover you for … [Read more...]

Regional Transit Authority Master Plan Summary with VIDEO

The Master Plan The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced its extensive master plan to connect Southeast Michigan. One of the goals is to link 310 schools, 23 colleges, 22 hospitals, and 47 libraries via their signature slogan: Rapid, Reliable, Regional transit connections. Here's the map: RAPID:  To get you where you need to go quickly and efficiently, with more frequent and faster service. RELIABLE:  To get you where you need to go on time, without wondering when or if a bus will … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts Downtown Rochester Walking Tours

Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 2016 Downtown Rochester Walking Tour Schedule The weather is improving and that means it's time once again for the Rochester Avon Historical Society’s annual walking tours of historic downtown Rochester. These popular tours are free to RAHS members and just $5 per person under the age of 55 and $3 per seniors (55+) and students. Bring your friends for what is sure to be an eye-opening and exciting adventure in Downtown Rochester. Each tour meets on the … [Read more...]

Kroger Brings Jobs to Michigan, Roses and Lilies to Kentucky

Here in Michigan, Jobs are Coming! The Kroger Company plans to invest $180 million in Michigan and create a thousand new jobs. Shelby Township, White Lake Township, and Royal are slated to have new supermarket-plus centers, and remodel 11 others in the state. Michigan will also see six new fuel centers. Currently, Kroger employs 19,000 people in the state of Michigan. In Kentucky, It's Derby Time! Continuing the tradition that began in 1987, with the 113th Kentucky Derby, Kroger … [Read more...]

Adult Night at LEGOLAND at Great Lakes Crossing

First Adult Night at LEGOLAND Do you want to visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center but don't have any little ones in your life? Do you have kids, but are adult fans of LEGO® and want a night out with others who share your passion? Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center for there Adult Nights. Adult Night happens only once per month - will you be there? The last Thursday of every month from 7pm - 9pm* Guests must be over 18 years old Visit the event page for more information *Subject to … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Opens at Great Lakes Crossing

Representatives from local government, Merlin Entertainments, media outlets, Lego clubs, and school groups - as well as Rochester Media - had the chance for a sneak peak at this new Great Lakes Crossing attraction. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan opens to the public for the first time on Friday, March 25. The attraction is the 8th LEGOLAND Discovery Center in North America, the 14th globally and the 100th Midway attraction for Merlin Entertainments. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan … [Read more...]