Water-Powered Mills of the Rochester Area

Mill Town Heritage of Rochester and Avon Township The real estate professional’s mantra that “location is everything” was as true in Rochester’s pioneer days as it is today. Long before the James Graham party led white settlers to today’s Oakland County, its hospitable lakes and streams and the excellent fishing they offered drew native people to the area. Water also attracted the Grahams and those who followed them. It was an essential element to sustain life, and it would power the new … [Read more...]

How Crittenton Hospital Came to Rochester

Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills Celebrates its 50th Birthday on August 15 It took ten years to be born. In April 1957, a group of local business and professional people formed a committee to discuss bringing a new hospital to the area. At the time, Rochester had only a small osteopathic facility called Avon Center Hospital, located near the corner of Rochester & Avon roads. Avon Center opened in 1954 with 20 beds – and later expanded to 40 – but lacked many of the services that the … [Read more...]

Competitive Rochester Cheerleaders go to State Finals with VIDEO

Rochester Falcons Cheerleaders Take 1st Place in Division 1 at State Championships In what was considered by most of the coaches as the most-talented Division 1 cheer finals field yet, it was the defending champs that found their way to the top again. Despite having a smaller and younger roster, Rochester rose to the occasion on Friday from the DeltaPlex to claim its second consecutive state championship with a score ... READ MORE Stoney Creek finished fourth and Rochester Adams finished … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford Presents Full-Tuition Scholarship to OU-Bound Avondale Grad

For the fifth straight year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student from the Greater Rochester area. Dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin recently presented this year’s award to Rachel Swink, a 2016 graduate of Avondale High School. While at Avondale, Swink excelled academically and devoted herself to several extracurricular activities, including varsity soccer and raising awareness of food allergies. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Approved Bond Millage Renewal by the RCS Board

Op-Ed submitted by Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor, Rochester Hills Strong and successful education is vital for economic self-sufficiency of the individual and economic growth of the community and nation. In greater Rochester area we have Rochester Community Schools. Strong schools are reflective of a strong housing market and vibrant neighborhoods. The City of Rochester Hills and City of Rochester have been recognized in the top best cities within their population range. One of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Opens for 2015 Drop-In Tours

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open for drop-in tours starting Saturday, March 6. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum encompasses 16 acres of historic buildings, gardens, houses, barns, children’s garden, historic landscape, and a schoolhouse. The Lemuel Taylor family settled the area in 1823. After Lemuel’s daughter, Sarah, married Joshua Van Hoosen the farm named changed. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, a renowned surgeon, grew up here and practiced … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford helps area youth with a head start in college

Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has partnered with Oakland University to establish a scholarship for an incoming freshman from one of four Rochester area high schools – Adams, Stoney Creek, Rochester or Avondale. The scholarship will support an OU student with a four-year renewable award to be applied toward the cost of tuition. In addition to good citizenship, candidates must demonstrate financial need, a passion for a particular subject matter or extracurricular activity and hold … [Read more...]

Run Like the Wind Rochester!

Rochester High School's Brook Handler has posted several first-place finishes. Yet in cross-country, the all-stater has never broken the tape … until Tuesday. Handler, a senior from Rochester, cruised to a win at the first of three OAA Red Division jamborees, posting a 18:51 clocking and winning by some 24 seconds at Bloomer Park in Rochester. Handler was second at the league meet and regional to All-American teammate Megan Goethals last season. Now, she is amongst the state’s top runners … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek DIVE Team 2010 Fall Preview

Since 2002, SCHS students have been diving into the crystalline water of the gym's pool, each with a strong determination and a desire to win meets for the upcoming season.  The 2010-2011 Stoney Creek Dive team is no exception. On August 11th, weeks before the school year was set to start, the nine team members were assembled to begin the season. Keeping their eyes set on the prize of winning, and enduring the hard work required, takes focus.  Conditioning and training is only the starting point … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Watershed Grant

Rochester Hills, MI- The City of Rochester Hills is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) for the preservation Stony/Paint Creek Sub Watershed Implementation Project. "One of fourteen projects funded, the $265,000 grant will provide funding to acquire a 26 acre conservation easement, which will allow us to protect wetlands, woodlands, and support watershed planning along the Stony/Paint Creek," states Tara … [Read more...]