Paddlepalooza 2018

Collaborating Cities Invite Kayakers and Canoeists to Participate in Friendly Competition Set for Saturday, June 2 The City of Auburn Hills announces that it is once again partnering with the City of Rochester Hills on Paddlepalooza 2018, an annual canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle down the Clinton River on Saturday, June 2. Participants will launch their watercraft starting at 8:30 a.m. with the men’s and women’s kayak race, followed at 8:45 a.m. by the two-person canoe … [Read more...]

Annual Community Outlook Breakfast is February 23

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Breakfast Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Friday, February 23 at the Royal Park Hotel. Preceding the breakfast, there will be a press conference at 8:00 am in the Royal Park’s Conservatory. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain … [Read more...]

The Strand Theatre in Downtown Pontiac Hosted L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County

Highlights and Rochester Area Mentions Oakland County’s economic strength was front and center in L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County speech Wednesday night at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac. Patterson began the speech announcing record investment in the county this past year. "Well, let’s talk about a record number, $1.2 billion – that’s "B" as in Brooks. That’s the amount 62 companies invested in Oakland County in 2017, setting a … [Read more...]

Major County Investment Secured for Rochester Hills Roads

Commissioners Kochenderfer, Tietz Team Up to Secure Major County Investment in Rochester Hills Road Repairs  On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed resolutions sponsored by Commissioners Adam Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing a total of $247,492 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills. These contributions will assist in the completion two projects - the resurfacing of South Boulevard and the City’s 2017 … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Barnett Exceeds Expectations

As a long-term member of our community, I am writing to share my strong support for Bryan Barnett in the upcoming mayoral election. I have known Mayor Barnett for many years and have watched him work tirelessly for the good of our city. I can honestly say Mayor Barnett has exceeded our expectations as to what city government is able to achieve. I believe the Mayor’s unprecedented success is due to his strong moral and personal character. His relentless commitment to excellence and dedication … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Rochester Hills Election

As a parent in Rochester Hills, I respect the fact that Mayor Barnett, and his family, are active members in our community. I have come across the mayor and his family at many community events, even when he is not performing “mayor duties.” This shows that the mayor and his family truly love and care about our city, which is exactly the type of person I want leading our Rochester Hills! I also, greatly respect the fact that his children attend Rochester Community Schools. This proves that he is … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Business Community Supports Bryan Barnett

To the editor: My husband Ravi and I are the owners and operators of both Tim Hortons locations in Rochester Hills. Over the last two years we have gotten to know Mayor Barnett and have been wonderfully impressed. He has supported our growing business and has proven to genuinely care about our operations. We are proud to do business in the Safest City in Michigan and Ravi and I look forward to writing in Bryan Barnett to keep this good thing going! Anita and Ravi Saini … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Term Limits

Never has the saying, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” made more sense than it does with regard to the upcoming mayoral election in Rochester Hills. I’m a bit older and clearly remember when term limits were implemented, and why. Term limits were put in place to remove elected officials who were unproductive and complacent, those who had grown too comfortable in their elected position to work hard and effectively. I can assure you that in no way, shape, or form does Mayor Bryan Barnett fit into … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Barnett Serves with Distinction

As a resident of Rochester Hills for almost 40 years, I have had the chance to witness any number of individuals serving as Mayor and while many have been excellent, none have served our city with as much distinction as Mayor Bryan Barnett. I supported the 1995 effort to amend the Rochester Hills city charter to limit the number of terms an individual might continue on as Mayor, but the amendment was crafted in a way that also recognized that in cases where the incumbent serves with great … [Read more...]

Adams High School Now Recycling Outdoors

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Award Grant to Adams High School Rochester Adams High School received 24 bright blue recycling bins designed specifically for placement in outdoor athletic areas as part of a national recycling bin grant program from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. Adams is the only school in the state to receive the grant this year. Lisa VanOphem, Kathy McDevitt and Dallapiazza, on behalf of the Rochester Adams Parent Teacher … [Read more...]