The Strand Theatre in Downtown Pontiac Hosted L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County

Highlights and Rochester Area Mentions Oakland County’s economic strength was front and center in L. Brooks Patterson’s 2018 State of the County speech Wednesday night at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Pontiac. Patterson began the speech announcing record investment in the county this past year. "Well, let’s talk about a record number, $1.2 billion – that’s "B" as in Brooks. That’s the amount 62 companies invested in Oakland County in 2017, setting a … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Goes to Washington

A Local Perspective on Washington’s Woes By Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett In my leadership role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have been afforded some amazing opportunities to represent the residents of my community while interfacing with some of the nation’s most influential leaders. I found it exhilarating to hear widely divergent points-of-view directly from those leading the conversation, all within a 72-hour period in Washington D.C. last week. I was among a small … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Keep My Kids Busy During the Summer?

Dear Crabby, HELP! School is out this week and I am dreading the chorus of ‘Mom. I’m boooored,’ I’m sure to hear on the first day of summer vacation. Any thoughts of how I can keep my kids occupied over the next few months? Thanks! Wendy Wornout Dear Wendy Wornout, I’m sure after nine months with your kids (and thousands of others) any teacher reading your question is laughing while printing out a boarding pass for their upcoming Caribbean cruise. Of course, back in my day the … [Read more...]

Councilman Kevin Brown Announces Re-Election Campaign

Brown Seeks Re-Election for Rochester Hills City Council As a 16-year resident of Rochester Hills, Kevin Brown is committed to serving the community he chose to call home and to raise his family. Brown is seeking re-election to his position as Rochester Hills City Council Member – At Large this November. Brown started serving his country in 1993 when, as an engineering student at Michigan State University, he entered the Navy’s Nuclear Power Officer Candidate program. Brown received his … [Read more...]

McCardell Announces Candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council

A Fresh New Take on The Future of Rochester Hills Jenny McCardell has announced her candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council, At-Large member, in the November 2017 election. A third generation Rochester Hills resident, who moved back to Rochester Hills in 2009, she is currently collecting signatures for her nominating petition with the goal to lift the voices of Rochester Hills residents. “I am running for Rochester Hills City Council to lift the voices of Rochester Hills residents,” … [Read more...]

2017 NoHaz Poster Contest, Collection Events, and VIDEO

Oakland County NoHaz Collections Could Top 5 Million Pounds as Grade School Poster Contest Kicks Off for 2017 North Oakland County’s NoHaz communities will likely top 5 million pounds of household hazardous waste amassed and properly disposed of since 2003 after completing their first collection date in April 2017. The NoHaz program has collected more than 4.9 million pounds of items commonly found around the house such as latex and oil-based paints, motor oil, pesticides and outdated … [Read more...]

Indecent Exposure at Rochester Hills Meijer Store

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation is seeking the identity of an individual who exposed himself to a 24 year old female while she was shopping at Meijer located at 3175 Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. On Monday, August 16, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the suspect approached the victim while shopping and stood near her, at which time she moved away. As she looked back toward the suspect, she observed him exposing his genitals and actively making sexually … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Master Park Plan Underway

Seeks Inputs From Community The City of Rochester Hills is currently in the process of updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 2016-2020. An online survey has been posted on the city website to allow residents to share with city employees opinions of the current park system and proposals for undeveloped park properties. The survey will be available from January 11 to February 11, 2016. Hard copies of the survey are available at the Mayor's Office. Survey participants will be … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Winter Survival 101 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Winter Survival 101 on Monday, January 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, the admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Guests will join the city’s naturalist and environmental educator as they show how to build a winter … [Read more...]

Top Five Artists Chosen from Field of 109 as 2015 MI Great Artist Online Competition Gets Down to Business

Five artists – including one returnee from 2014 – will vie for the top spot in the 2015 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the finalists. “These are supremely talented individuals,” Patterson said. “Their skill and passion is evident in the incredible works they’ve created. I encourage everyone to go to Park West Gallery and see these wonderful pieces in person.” The finalists … [Read more...]