Rochester Falcons vs. Rochester Adams Highlanders

Rochester Hills Mayor’s Video Log Entry Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and thanks so much for watching. You know, as summer winds to an end, one of the best times in this community is right around the corner. It’s fall, it’s cider, it’s donuts, and it’s football. Tonight we are gonna watch one of the greatest cross town rivalries in our community’s proud and storied history, as Rochester Adams takes on the Rochester Falcons right here on the Rochester Falcon … [Read more...]

Summer Music Theatre Program Celebrates 45th Season

The Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre (SMT) program is celebrating its 45th season with the 2018 production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Local students in grades 4-12 comprise the SMT cast and crew of “Newsies,” which was inspired by the real-life newsboy’s strike of 1899 in New York City. The story was released as a Disney film in 1992 and became a Broadway musical in 2012. SMT “Newsies” will run nightly at 7:00 p.m. from July 25 - July 28, with a 1:00 p.m. matinee on July 28. … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others

Inspired by 'Flint Water Crisis Hero' Cousin, Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others Marie Numan has a strong passion for helping others. The Rochester High School student, who will attend Oakland University (OU) this fall, is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Ford Scholarship, a full-tuition award sponsored by dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin. Numan’s kind and caring personality is evident in her volunteer work at Beaumont Hospital in Troy … [Read more...]

Prepare to Have Your Spine Tingled when Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students Presents ‘The Uninvited’

Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window. Slowly the … [Read more...]

Christmas 1942 in Rochester, Remembering the Fight and Loss of the War

Virginia MacLeod and Christmas 1942 in Rochester  Seventy-five years ago, Rochester’s Christmas season was a memorable one – for a tragic reason. The end of the first year of the Second World War brought with it rationing restrictions, worries about absent loved ones, and the shock of a wartime-related death that happened not overseas, but right here at home.  There were no big, bright holiday lights on Rochester’s Main Street in December 1942. The news from the fighting fronts was … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Awards $46M for Construction Projects

Rochester Community Schools Bond Project Update Six Rochester Community School District summer bond construction projects are wrapping up in time for students to return to school on September 5.  Summer construction projects benefit Baldwin, Hamlin, Hugger, and Musson Elementary Schools, Rochester High School, and West Middle School. Construction at Adams High School is also underway, and the district is looking to break ground in September for the ACE, Adult Special Education, and Adult … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Art & Apples Festival 2017 Kids Art Zone

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is proud to announce the return of the Meijer Kids Art Zone at the 52nd Art & Apples Festival. The signature event, which also serves as PCCA’s largest fundraiser, takes place Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. “Art & Apples is such a fun and engaging event for the community, and one Meijer is incredibly proud to support,” said Cathy Cooper, senior director of Community Partnerships … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Key Club Donates to Assistance League

Student members of the Rochester High School (RHS) Key Club donated $300 to the Assault Survivor Kits program, provided by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Jennifer O’Toole-Seyka, RHS counselor and Key Club advisor, shared information with students about Assistance League’s program that provides fresh clothes and personal items to survivors of assault—an immediate need that comes at a difficult time. “The students decided they … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Teacher of the Year

Rochester High School Director of Bands named MSBOA Teacher of the Year Mr. David A. Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA by submitting a candidates resume and writing a statement of support. The nominated teacher must also meet the following criteria: 1.  Fundamental … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Solves Environmental Problem for Local Science Teachers

The Rochester Garden Club Supports High School Science Studies Two environmental science teachers in the Rochester School District had a problem. Each teacher wanted to give his students a better opportunity to learn about the environment, but there was not enough money in the budget to fulfill his wishes. To solve their problem, the teachers applied for a special projects grant from the Rochester Garden Club, and the club responded with grants totaling over $4000. At Rochester High … [Read more...]