‘Raising Hope’ this Christmas

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Thirty years ago this week, a super group of musicians gathered under the name Band Aid to record the Christmas call-to-arms, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Key of Hope founders Rachel and Dan Smither aren’t backed by a band of famous friends, but they do have dedicated staff and supporters backing them up as they work to bring hope to the children of AIDS-plagued Durban, South Africa. Join Rachel and Dan as they present ‘Raising … [Read more...]

Come to the RAHS December Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced its next lunchtime program will be Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature Dr. Richard Stamps who will discuss the beginnings and early days of Oakland University, where he was an associate professor of anthropology from 1974 to 2012 when he retired after 37 years of teaching. Born in Oakland, CA, Stamps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He served … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 7th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

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Attention all runners and walkers aiming to take part in the seventh annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Fitness … [Read more...]

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...]