The Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop is August 21

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop Plans are well underway for the fourth Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 17-19. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, centerpieces, tablescapes, porchscapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and … [Read more...]

24th Annual Antique Appraisal Day

Historical Society’s 24th Annual Antique Appraisal Day to Feature Twelve Appraisers at the Rochester Community House The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will host its 24th annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 5 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. There will be twelve appraisers on hand to evaluate everything from antique art and Barbie dolls to writing instruments and violins. Antique Appraisal day, sponsored by the historical society, has been one … [Read more...]

Growing Up in Rochester with Bob Milne

“Growing Up in Rochester with Bob Milne” to be feature presentation at the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s Brown Bag Meeting on March 7 The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Growing Up in Rochester” with Ragtime pianist Bob Milne at its Brown Bag lunchtime meeting at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Avenue, on Tuesday, March 7 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.  Milne, considered by many to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world, will discuss growing up … [Read more...]

Three Checks Three Charities

On December 20, Rochester Rotary Charities, the non-profit element of the Rochester Rotary Club, made three different donations to local causes totaling over $10,000. As part of an ongoing commitment to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Dr. Jay Eastman, President of Charities and former Rochester Rotary President, presented Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of Neighborhood House, with a check for $5,000. Minutes later, Dr. Eastman also presented Mary Lee Kowalczyk, Executive Director of … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Call for Designers

Plans are well underway for the 3rd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 18-20. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. We are seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Many designers have already committed to this year’s event selecting creative … [Read more...]

Mom-to-Mom Sale Hosted by the Rochester Area Jaycees

The Rochester Area Jaycees are hosting an end-of-summer Mom-to-Mom Sale on September 18, 2016 at the Rochester Community House. The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in one of the main rooms of the Community House. If you or someone you know has been working on cleaning out your home/garage/attic of gently used but no longer needed items, this is a perfect opportunity for you to earn a profit on those unwanted items, not to mention a chance to find deals on other must-have … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years. RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Golf Ball Drop, Raffle, and Charity Event

Charity Golf Outing The Rochester Rotary Charities will be hosting a golf outing on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Pine Trace Golf Club, 3600 Pine Trace Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Since 1952, the mission of the Rochester Rotary Club is to provide “Service Above Self”, through our club, to our community, and to the world. Throughout the years our charitable organization has touched every sector of community life from education to health, human services, youth and senior … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

New Annuals and Perennials for 2016

The Rochester Garden Club is hosting George Papdelis, owner of Telly’s Greenhouse at 11:15 am on Tuesday, February 9 at the Rochester Community House. George will discuss New Annuals and Perennials for 2016. It is open to the public, but registration is required and a donation of $5.00 is appreciated. Seating is limited. To register, call Pat at 586-337-0897 or contact us at www.RochesterGardenClub.org   … [Read more...]