Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for June 21 at Oakland University in Rochester

Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities can get rid of their household hazardous waste on June 21 at Oakland University in Rochester from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The collection will be in the Foundation Hall parking lot on Squirrel Road. The university’s address is 2200 N. Squirrel Road. “I encourage residents to use opportunities such as the No Haz collection day to get rid of the old paint, oil or cleaners that have been taking up space in the … [Read more...]

Take your best shot at the 8th annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble

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Soon, children all over Oakland County will be out for summer vacation and planning on how they’ll spend their carefree days. Right now in Durban, South Africa, it’s winter and children are wondering if they’ll live to see summer again. On Monday, June 23, you can help the children of Durban have a future by taking part in the 8th annual Key of Hope Charity Golf Scramble at WestWynd in Oakland Township. Key of Hope is a nonprofit founded by former Michigan natives Rachel and Dan … [Read more...]

HealthPlus Brooksie Way awards $10K in minigrants and unveils logo

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A program that teaches individuals living with Down Syndrome how to ride a conventional bike, an elementary school’s recess run club, and a family fitness event in Pontiac are among nine recipients of the latest round of The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Minigrants. The minigrants, totaling over $10,000, were awarded Saturday at the 2014 kick-off of The HealthPlus Brooksie Way at Oakland University’s Rec Center. Race organizers and sponsors also unveiled the logo for the seventh HealthPlus … [Read more...]

HealthPlus Brooksie Way kickoff coming to OU

The HealthPlus Brooksie Way kicks off 2014 by unveiling a new logo, showing the newly-modified half marathon course and presenting nearly $9,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to various community organizations. This all happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the OU Recreation Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, and the public is encouraged to attend. “Each year The HealthPlus Brooksie Way gets more robust,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Luncheon on the Aisle Returns this April

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The community is invited to a day of boutique shopping, the theatre and a meet and greet with actors all in support of local arts. Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is proud to present its annual fundraiser, “Luncheon on the Aisle," Thursday, April 24 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Meadow Brook Theatre located on the campus of Oakland University (at Squirrel and University Dr.) located in Rochester Hills, MI. This fun-filled day includes boutique shopping, a raffle, bake sale, gourmet lunch in the … [Read more...]

Registration is now open for the 2014 HealthPlus Brooksie Way races

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Runners and walkers can save themselves up to $30 on entry fees by registering now online for the seventh annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Online registration at www.TheBrooksieWay.com saves half marathon runners and walkers off the $75 entry fee charged to those who register on the eve of the Sunday, Sept. 28 race. Entrants for the 10K and 5K will also realize significant savings by registering early. Participants can also register online for the popular Team Challenge – which sold out last … [Read more...]

Beckie Francis to speak at Rochester Area Republican Club in February

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The Rochester Area Republican Club (RARC) will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at WesteWynd Grill with guest speaker Beckie Francis, former Oakland University women's basketball coach. Beckie will be flying in to speak to the RARC about a subject that's personal for her - child sexual abuse. Her story about working to get Michigan's "Erin's Law" passed is motivational and shows how one determined person can be very effective. Meet and greet is at 6:30 p.m. and the … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Group and Events for 2014

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Writing Groups, News, and 2014 Events The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. We are not a critique group - we discuss the business of writing. Join us once, once in a while, or every time. It's free and open to new, working, and published writers, illustrators, and photographers. Author Ron Herron will be our guest moderator this month, Tuesday, January 21, for a general discussion on the … [Read more...]

See what’s new in November at the OPC

Six-Dollar Fundraising Sale Looking to freshen up your fall wardrobe or perhaps wrap up your holiday shopping? Then you're in luck! The OPC Art Department is having a fundraiser that is open to the public and offers top-quality products, factory direct prices, and values up to 80% below retail. All items are priced the same-only $6: scarves, ties, sunglasses, reading glasses, jewelry, purses, belts, wallets, seasonal accessories. Deals on “show specials” are priced slightly … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference Attracts Over 100 Attendees

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Six Years of Success Success continues to bless the Rochester Writers’ Conference, which has now completed its sixth event. The conference started at Rochester College and by its third year was being held at Oakland University because of its growth. The 6th annual event was held last Saturday, October 5th. The conference exceeded 100 attendees for the first time. Organizer and founder of the event, Michael Dwyer, is already planning the 2014 event. “We are renting more space for … [Read more...]