Paddle to the Symphony July 16

The 2016 Paddle to the Symphony For over 20 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan, has been the home to Paddle to the Symphony. Once again, the event returns to the park and to Kent Lake for an evening of music and paddling. The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Maple Beach. However, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake on the shoreline of North Martindale Beach – hence the term paddle to the symphony. Started by … [Read more...]

Get Wet and Wild on Wednesdays in July

Just Four Wednesdays in July to Get Wet and Wild The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Family entertainment in the gazebo runs from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and then water fun runs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. including slip and slides, fire truck spray, creek wading and various activities hosted by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Two giant slip and slides - one for older kids and a second for younger … [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...]

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...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

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...]

Slow Roll Detroit, Group Bicycle Ride on Mondays

What it is? Slow Roll Detroit is Michigan’s largest weekly bike ride with over 3,000 riders each week. Roughly, from the beginning of April until the end of October, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels take to the streets of Detroit, most Monday evenings. Everyone is welcome to participate with the slow pace to provide a safe and unique way to see the city and its neighborhoods. While membership is required, it’s inexpensive at only $10.00 to join at the basic level. Sponsors … [Read more...]

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford

The Start of Beauty Several business trips took John Anderson to Japan in the 1960s. However, a visit to the Portland Japanese Gardens in Oregon inspired him to develop his swampy backyard, along Spring Creek in Rockford, to give Illinois it's own piece of Japan. John employed the assistance of designer Hoichi Kurisu, a master craftsman, and in 1978 construction began on the Anderson Japanese Gardens. Every path, tree, and rock placed in the gardens were done so with exact … [Read more...]

The 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama this Weekend

Pitched as the America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show, the 63rd Annual Autorama returns to Cobo Hall in Downtown Detroit this weekend. Nearly 1,000 hot rods and customs cars that have been chopped, channeled, dumped and decked will keep all the car buffs busy for hours. The featured vehicles will be five cars from the Fast and Furious movie franchise. “We are delighted to have this amazing collection of movie cars at this year’s Autorama,” said Peter A. Toundas, President of Championship Auto … [Read more...]

Top Travel Destinations for 2015

Top Travel Destinations for 2015 Every travel expert, travel website, or major news outlet has published a list of the top travel destinations to consider in 2015. Here are a few of those lists to peruse as you and the family curl up by a fireplace, drink hot chocolate and try to stay warm over the next several days. U.S. News Travel Paris London Barcelona Maui New York City San Francisco Puerto Rico Sydney Rio de Janeiro Bora Bora Travelzoo Brazil Puerto … [Read more...]