Gifts & Greens Market Brings Holiday Cheer

The Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a cheerful and beautiful holiday shopping experience to Rochester for the past 72 years. This year, the name has been expanded from simply the Greens Market to the Gifts & Greens Market. This new name showcases the full line of holiday crafts, delectable foods and holiday décor that our customers expect. On November 29, 30 and December 1, the Gifts & Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts Wet and Wild Wednesdays Every Wednesday, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m., from July 11 - August 1. No advanced registration required. Museum Members are free; Non-members $3/person ages 2 and up. Enjoy entertainment in the gazebo from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. and water fun from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. July 11          Nick “Juggle Boy” Thomas     July 18          Guy Louis July 25          Tom Plunkard August 1       School of Rock - Rochester The Rochester … [Read more...]

1200 Fifth-Graders Flood Clinton River Water Festival

Oakland County Fifth-Graders Visit Oakland University for 12th Annual Clinton River Water Festival In May, 1,200 fifth-grade students from schools in the Clinton River Watershed community in Oakland County, visited Oakland University for the 12th annual Clinton River Water Festival. The festival helps students learn about the vital role that water and the Clinton River play within the region. Students participated in a series of outdoor and indoor presentations by several governmental … [Read more...]

Clinton River Watershed Council Annual Fundraiser

The Clinton River Watershed Council’s 4th Annual Crafts on the Clinton is guaranteed to serve up plenty to sip and savor for beer and wine enthusiasts alike. Each year the event continues to grow and will once again be held on the banks of the scenic Clinton River at Yates Cider Mill on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. “Every year, the Clinton River attracts thousands of visitors to fish, paddle or recreate along its banks. What better way to celebrate our beautiful … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays are Back for the Month of July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July  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. Entertainment this year includes Tom Plunkard on July 5, Gordon Russ … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Provides Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Rochester Hills will once again provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council on the following dates and times. Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July 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.   Entertainment this year includes Tom Plunkard on July 6, … [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...]

Our Miracle River’s December Steelhead

I feel the long sought tug of a heavy fish and drive the hook of my fly solidly home. Confused, the fish jumps flipping in mid-air and jets downstream in a wild, manic dash. It rapidly pulls out sixty feet of my yellow fly line then, unexpectedly, pauses to rest. It is then that I know to give chase as best as I can, stumbling over slippery rocks and reeling as fast as I can to gain line. Still not knowing why it is being pulled the fish swims steadily back upstream, quickly passes me, … [Read more...]

Barnett announces trifecta of grants

    In a Thursday press conference, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan. Barnett announced that the city has been awarded nearly $250,000 in grant funding to implement three separate projects this year. The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA) has awarded $13,000 for the reconstruction of the Grant Pump Station. The money will be used to purchase a backup generator. “Even though the project has been approved through the capital improvement plan and funding was already … [Read more...]