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...]

RAHS October 2014 Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will hold its next lunchtime program on Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The program will feature Linda Riggs, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, who will discuss the history of the Neighborhood House and how it has become a vital community service. This program is free & open to the public. Bring a friend! Attendees may bring a lunch. Coffee and cookies will be provided. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Jaycees Monthly Membership Meeting

Come check out what the Rochester Area Jaycees has to offer and what the organization does within the community at their monthly General Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. This meeting typically runs for an hour and include guest speakers, professional development training, trivia, and food and refreshments. Please join us for an opportunity to meet new people and learn about ways to help improve the community you … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents Awards and Improves Board Structure

Margaret Bartos receives the Gail Kemler Award for Outstanding First-Year Member from Brian Dunphy during the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s annual Board of Directors awards ceremony on June 11. Photo: Leslie Mack

On June 11 the Rochester-Avon Historical Society held its annual Board of Directors awards ceremony at the Rochester Community House. Certificates were presented to members who have made important contributions to the society during its 2013-14 fiscal year and who have demonstrated the society’s mission to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. Debbie Larsen was presented with the Mary Eberline Outstanding … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Jaycees General Membership Meeting

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The Rochester Area Jaycees monthly General Membership Meeting is being held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. This meeting is open to anybody who is interested in learning more about the Rochester Area Jaycees and what the organization does within the community. The monthly General Membership Meetings typically run for an hour and include guest speakers, professional development training, trivia, and food and refreshments. Please join us for an … [Read more...]

Get your day off to a great start with ‘Breakfast In The Park’

During the Greater Rochester Heritage Days, join the Rochester Community House chefs for their famous pancakes at the all you can eat ‘Breakfast In The Park!’ Starting at 8 a.m. and running until 11 a.m., the pancake breakfasts will be held on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, and served up with sausages from the famous Ram’s Horn Restaurant on South Rochester and Hamlin Roads, along with juice and coffee. On Saturday your hosts and cooks will be the Boy Scouts of Troop 125 and … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day at the Rochester Community House

Local jeweler and antique art expert Paul Haig (seated) appraises a drawing at the 2013 Antique Appraisal Day. Courtesy of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Photo by Leslie Mack.

Have you ever wondered what that old dresser is worth or who painted Grandma’s beautiful oil painting? If you have antique treasures or family heirlooms that you’ve long wondered about, bring them to the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 2 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, and have them professionally appraised. There are more appraisers this year who have offered to donate their time and … [Read more...]

Donations Needed for Rochester Community House

The Rochester Community House's annual Great Everything Sale is scheduled for Friday, January 25 and Saturday, 26. This annual sale is a favorite in the Rochester area and is one of the main sources of fundraising for the Community House. Whether donating or shopping during the weekend of the sale, this event is a great way to give back and find hidden treasures. The event runs Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are currently needed and can be … [Read more...]

Rochester Newcomers and Neighbors Club General Meeting

New to the neighborhood? Then join us our Fall general meeting held on September 24th, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester. Come out and meet our current members and board members with the opportunity of making new acquaintances. Hear what our club has to offer which includes, but not limited to the following groups: Members on the Go Pub Nights Mom & Tots Let's do Lunch Queen Cuisine Bunco That night we will also be hosting guest … [Read more...]

Donate Non-Perishable Food at Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has partnered with the Rochester Community Kitchen to collect non-Perishable food donations during the spectacular Movies in the Moonlight! You can drop off your donations during each of the Movies in the Moonlight dates at the donation box located near the Third Street entrance. Donations are also being accepted through September at Rochester’s Farmer’s Market, located at East Third and Water Street, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 … [Read more...]