Adams High School Traffic Update March 2019

A Letter from Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner   Dear RCS Families, Since last fall, the district has been actively evaluating the traffic flow around Adams High School to address community safety concerns. We would like to share our ongoing plans for improvement. In cooperation with traffic and safety consultants and our partners at the City of Rochester Hills, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Road Commission for Oakland County, we have … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall Woodland Entrance Restoration Program and Arbor Day Celebration

Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage. They represent a physical record of the history of a property and reflect a personal account of design trends and styles, social history, and the life styles of the owners. Meadow Brook Hall’s Woodland Entrance is an important component of our historic landscape, it also serves as a natural habitat for wildlife and as a recreational attraction for visitors to enjoy. The woodlands have slowly … [Read more...]

Fun and Entertainment at the Rochester Hills State of the City Address with VIDEO

Record Crowd of 600 Hears Diverse Stories of Growth and Success Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his 11th State of the City address at Rochester Adams High School on April 10 to a record crowd of over 600. Guests zoomed over the red carpet, past the welcoming Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, and into the auditorium to here about the success of the city, as well as to be entertained by dancing, skits, musical numbers, and pyrotechnics. Inspired by the influence Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Revitalize the Woodland Entrance at Meadow Brook Hall this Friday

Meadow Brook Hall Seeks to Revitalize Woodland Entrance with Restoration Program In an effort to revitalize its woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, as a community work day and tree planting celebration. “Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage,” said Nikki Thomas, facility operations manager for Meadow Brook Hall. “They represent a … [Read more...]

The Battle for Avon Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills, A Tale of Two Cities

As we celebrate the founding of Rochester during 2017, we must also note that Rochester Hills shares the same anniversary. Both Rochester and Avon Township - today’s Rochester Hills - received their first non-native settlers in 1817. Some of the founding Graham family members built their home in what is now the City of Rochester. The rest of them moved out to the area that is now the intersection of Avon & Livernois Roads, becoming the first white settlers of what would become Avon … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Changes Address

Effective immediately, the address for Stoney Creek High School has been changed to: 6755 Sheldon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. A formal address request was filed with the City of Rochester Hills in January. The address was changed from 575 Tienken Road to the Sheldon Road address in order to more accurately reflect the location of the front entrance of the school. "The change will be particularly helpful for those visitors trying to locate our building using a GPS system," said SCHS … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Design Open House

Residents Invited to Shape the Future of the Auburn Road Corridor On Monday, October 10, the City of Rochester Hills will host a Design Open House for the Auburn Road Corridor. This open house builds upon the ideas that residents and businesses shared at a initial design open house in May. The Auburn Road Corridor is located on Auburn Road from Culbertson Avenue to Dequindre Rd through the Brooklands neighborhood. “Engaging residents in the planning process allows our team to ensure that … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Honored With Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

City Continues to Be Recognized for Excellence in Finances For the 15th consecutive year, the City of Rochester Hills has been recognized by the Governmental Finance Authority Association (GFOA) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Rochester Hills was one of only five cities in the State of Michigan to received this award. This Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of acknowledgement in governmental budgeting. "We continue to demonstrate our financial … [Read more...]

Oakland County Chairman Michael J. Gingell Announces that the Board Seeks to Fill Commission Seat Vacancy in District #15

Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell announces that the Board will fill the commission seat in District 15, no later than 30 days from the formal resignation of current Commissioner Jeff Matis. Matis was recently appointed as a judge to the Oakland County Sixth Judicial Circuit Court by Governor Rick Snyder. Gingell states: “The state statute provides that the Board has up to 30 days to fill a vacant seat so that the local communities will not have to incur the cost … [Read more...]