Big, Bright Ball Returns Sunday, August 3

Big Bright Ball Returns Sunday August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester

Looking Forward to Winter? Probably not, since summer took a while to get here. However, everyone knows winter will come eventually, and with it, the holidays, the parade, and the Big, Bright Light Show that illuminates 1.5 million lights. The lights drape the buildings along Main Street and have become a huge attraction for the city. If summertime seems to be slipping by, Rochester Media suggests you attend the Big, Bright Ball on August 3 at the Royal Park Hotel from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 … [Read more...]

PCCA announces 4th Annual Arts and Culture Awards

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is pleased to announce via press release the return of the annual Regional Arts & Culture Awards to be presented Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Individuals and organizations will be recognized that are fostering arts & culture in significant ways within their communities. PCCA is delighted with the incredible support from the participating municipalities within Oakland County (Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club hosts inter-club dinner

The Rochester area has many talented and motivated people who volunteer for non-profit and charitable organizations dedicated to improving our community. These groups annually meet for a gala dinner, sponsored by the Community Organization Resource Exchange (CORE), to learn about the good works and goals of local organizations, while fostering cooperation and action. This year, the Rochester Garden Club is hosting this special evening, which will include a delightful dinner at the elegant Royal … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast featuring combat-decorated Colonel Oliver North SOLD OUT

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The 33rd annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast will host Colonel Oliver North as key-note speaker on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel. North is a combat-decorated, retired Marine, best known for his 1987 testimony before Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings. At the already sold-out event, North will share his belief in faith, family and freedom and their importance in both our personal life and our nation. Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club hosts inter-club dinner

The Rochester area has many talented and motivated people who volunteer for non-profit and charitable organizations dedicated to improving our community. These groups annually meet for a gala dinner, sponsored by the Community Organization Resource Exchange (CORE), to learn about the good works and goals of local organizations, while fostering cooperation and action. This year, the Rochester Garden Club is hosting this special evening, which will include a delightful dinner at the elegant Royal … [Read more...]

Columnist Michelle Malkin to be keynote speaker at Oakdale Academy’s Liberty Campaign Dinner

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Oakdale Academy is pleased to announce Michelle Malkin as their speaker for the third annual Liberty Campaign Dinner on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Drive, Rochester, MI. VIP reception starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Michelle Malkin is a mother, wife, blogger, conservative syndicated columnist, and author. She started her newspaper journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1992, moved to the Seattle Times in 1995, and has been … [Read more...]

‘Chill at the Mills’ 5k race added to 7th annual Fire & Ice Festival

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The seventh annual Fire & Ice Festival kicks off the last weekend of January in downtown Rochester with the inaugural Brooksie Way ‘Chill at the Mills’ 5K road race, a food truck rally and a host of free activities that celebrate winter in Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the event, which is set for Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, January 26, continues to be among the premier winter events in Michigan. Activities include dog sled rides, a tube sledding … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics celebrates 35 years and is looking for participants

Registration for the 2014 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open until Monday, January 6, 2014.  The events will take place throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties on Saturday, February 8 through Thursday, February 13, 2014. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, bowling, dancesport, hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, and table tennis. The Michigan Senior Olympics are open to anyone age 50+. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non profit organization that promotes … [Read more...]

Shop the Downtown Holiday Expo

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Christmas will be here before we know it. Honestly, how could we forget? Kroger was selling pumpkins alongside decorative snowmen last week! ABC Family has released their 25 Days of Christmas list already, and our downtown crew has been busily hanging the beautiful Christmas lights for The Big, Bright Light Show. Personally, I love Christmas and think it's the most beautiful time of the year. I love all the decorations and hustle and bustle of town so I don't really mind the Christmas season … [Read more...]

A room filled with powerful women: Local clinic hosts 4th annual Esteemed Women of Mich. luncheon

The 2013 Esteemed Women of Michigan at Monday's honoree luncheon, hosted by the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic at the Royal Park Hotel.

The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester was teeming with moguls from all career paths Monday afternoon as 27 women were applauded at the 4th annual Esteemed Women of Michigan luncheon. Recognized for their work and impact in surrounding communities, the females celebrated ranged from presidents of local companies, foundation leaders, to a mayor, the U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Mich., a former police sergeant and youth activist to state senator and more. Balancing work, life and … [Read more...]