Adult Night at LEGOLAND at Great Lakes Crossing

LEGOLAND opens at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills

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 … [Read more...]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Opens at Great Lakes Crossing

LEGOLAND opens at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills

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 … [Read more...]

Snow, March, and Spring Skiing in Michigan

Photo Courtesy of Shanty Creek

New Snow, Beginning of March, and Spring Skiing in Michigan The latest blast of snow hitting Michigan this week reminds us that winter is not over. A horrible December and up and down temperatures in January and February has left skiers and snowboarders itching for more. Head North March is the beginning of spring skiing in Michigan and many of the resorts offer added festivities to the standard ski weekend. Here are a few picks to consider when planning your getaway ... Shanty … [Read more...]

Royal Park Hotel Receives Second Global Award

Best Experience Creator Award goes to The Royal Park Hotel

Local Boutique Hotel Recognized for Best Experience Creator Rochester-based Royal Park Hotel received their second global award from Worldhotels for Best "Experience Creator 2016" on Saturday, January 23. The prestigious award was accepted on behalf of Royal Park Hotel by the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing Susan Keels, Guest Services Director, Marsha Richards and Executive Housekeeper, Kevin Bayless at The Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg, Germany during the Worldhotels Annual … [Read more...]

Interactive Map Shows Oakland County’s Outdoor Activities

Oakland County Outdoor Activities

Oakland County is using technology to make it easier for residents and visitors to find outdoor activities around the county this winter. The County is publishing a new interactive map blog of activities and things of interest around Oakland County each month. Oakland County Outdoor Activities "Oakland County residents and visitors enjoy a premiere quality of life because of the county’s natural beauty and access to many parks and other outdoor recreation venues," Oakland County Executive L. … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor inspired by Downton Abbey

Meadowbrook Hall Downton Days

Meadow Brook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor Special tours, teas and lectures inspired by the Downton Abbey television series Meadow Brook Hall presents Downton Days - a series of events February 6 through February 28 - to celebrate Michigan's own Downton Abbey as it relates to the popular PBS series. Downton Days is sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union. Meadow Brook's Downton Days commences with A Servant's Life, a unique tour offered on February 6, 7, 20, 21, 27 and … [Read more...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

Tube Sledding at the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ice Artists Prep for Nationals at Fire & Ice Festival The Ninth Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, January 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival ice carving … [Read more...]

Cal Neva Resort will soon Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

Rendering of the three-meal restaurant and pool deck at Cal Neva Resort and Casino

The Best is Yet to Come One of the oldest casinos in America is getting a facelift, but not quite in time to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s one-hundredth Birthday. Ol’ Blue Eyes was a longtime guest and one-time owner of the Cal Neva Resort & Casino. Originally built by Robert P. Sherman in 1926, Criswell Radovan LLC is currently renovating the entire Crystal Bay property. They had high hopes to reopen on December 12—Sinatra’s 100th birthday—the new contemporary Americana resort … [Read more...]

Teddy Bear Hide-and-Seek at Meadow Brook Hall

The Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall - photo by Michael Dwyer

Meadow Brook’s 44th Annual Holiday Walk Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays featuring special exhibits celebrating the era of etiquette and the art of gracious living. After the tour, follow the path to Knole Cottage for a storybook adventure, then enjoy treasure and treats at Danny’s Cabin. Kids can also play teddy bear hide-and-seek while touring the mansion. Several teddy bears have escaped in the various rooms and hiding places - can you find … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens 50th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre's Artistic Director Travis Walter watches as Board President Thom Foxlee welcomes the start of the 50th season - photo by Michael Dwyer

Founded in 1966 with First Production the following year! Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's largest producing non-profit professional theatre, hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony on October 5, 2015. Congressional, State, County and City Leadership and Oakland University Leadership were all in attendance including: Congressman Michael Bishop; State Representative Michael Webber; Mayor Jeffery T. Cuthbertson of Rochester; Mayor Bryan K. Barnett of Rochester Hills; Oakland County Director of … [Read more...]