Cocktail Preview the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is on November 17

Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. This is the first chance to get a preview this holiday spectacular featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and more. In addition, it’s an opportunity to bid to take these items home for the holidays. The event will include a strolling dinner from … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo in Monday November 13

Start your Shopping at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo  You are invited to begin the holidays at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo on Monday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 45 businesses will be displaying their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations and explore all that the businesses have to offer. In addition to great shopping, product demonstrations, and … [Read more...]

Fifth Annual Dutton Farm Fashion Show Sunday October 22

Dutton Farm will host Fifth Annual Fashion Show-Decades at the Royal Park Hotel to Raise Funds for Employment Program Expansion Dutton Farm Inc. is hosting its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Sunday, October 22, starting at 12:30 at the Royal Park Hotel to raise funding for their special needs employment program which provides dignified and meaningful employment to people of all abilities at competitive wages. There will be strolling hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and desserts provided by the … [Read more...]

Frank Rewold & Son Has Been Building Rochester Since 1918

Jason Rewold began working in his family’s business as soon as he was old enough to swing a hammer. He followed a tradition that goes back four generations in the Frank Rewold & Son construction company.  The firm traces its history back to 1918, when Frank M. Rewold worked for auto magnate John Dodge and his wife, Matilda, at their Meadow Brook Farm on Adams Road. The senior Rewold was a jack-of-all-trades handyman for the Dodges. He built and maintained many of the barns and farm … [Read more...]

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...]

Downtown Rochester Hosts Deck Art 2017 with the Kick Off on May 11 & 12

Deck Art 2017 Kicks off May 11 & 12 This year, over 450 artists from all over metro Detroit, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania as well as over 55 downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2017. In its seventh installment, Deck Art 2017 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be on display in downtown Rochester businesses beginning May 11, and will be celebrated with a … [Read more...]

State of the City Address 2017 for City of Rochester

City of Rochester Announces State of the City Address The City of Rochester will hold its annual State of the City Address on Monday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. The event will include an update on new projects and developments happening within the City, as well information on several events in celebration of Rochester’s Bicentennial year. “I am excited and looking forward to sharing what is going on in Rochester at the April 17 State of the city event, stated Mayor … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Makes Plans for Five Star Patient Experience

Crittenton Partners with Royal Park Hotel to Develop Five Star Service At the 2017 Community Outlook Breakfast, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center announced a partnership with the Royal Park Hotel to enhance customer service and the patient experience at Crittenton. “Quality of care is always our top priority. However, we believe we have the ability to deliver care in a way that is more personal, attentive and convenient. In many ways we are already doing this,” says Crittenton president … [Read more...]

Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Tailgate Party

Join the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester on October 27 for its Sixth Annual Tailgate Party at the Royal Park Hotel and tailgate in style. Radio and TV personality Jay Towers and The Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels are the featured speakers. Attendees should wear comfortable jeans, a sports jersey and/or team colors. Enjoy traditional tailgate food, entertainment from the local high schools, mascots and other surprises. The Tailgate Party brings people together … [Read more...]