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


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


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 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


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


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

Stan Williams speaks about the Moral Premise to a full house at the 6th annual Rochester Writers' Conference

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...]

Huntington Ford scholarship gives local students head start in college

Chandler Swink receives a full scholarship to Oakland University thank to Pat Scoggin, owner of Huntington Ford.

Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills is announcing the 2013 recipient of its annual, full-tuition scholarship to Oakland University. Chandler Swink, an Auburn Hills native and graduate of Avondale High School, plans to pursue a nursing degree and eventually work as an advanced practice registered nurse. Calling the scholarship a "dream come true," he said it would allow him to fulfill his lifelong aspiration to help others. Scholarship candidates are evaluated based on financial need, … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street Seeks Nominations for “INNO-VATOR of the Year” Award

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is seeking nominations for its 2013 “INNO-VATOR of the Year” award that honors the creators of a medical device which demonstrates the most dramatic change in the medical device industry in Michigan. The award will be given on Nov. 7 during Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2013 Conference in Troy. The deadline to submit an entry is Sept. 17. Forms and conference registration information can be found at “Some of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference Returns to OU

Rochester Writers' Conference

The Sixth Annual Conference “Write Now!” is the theme to the 6th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference being held at Oakland University. “Our goal is to motivate attendees to write and to do it right now,” said Michael Dwyer, organizer and founder of the event, “Professional development gives attendees the push they may need to work on their writing; and this conference includes the tools to market and sell it as well.” The well-received keynote speaker, Stan Williams, from … [Read more...]