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Oakland University Campus a Local Hot Spot for Birds and Birdwatchers

Without the usual bustle of students, faculty and staff, the campus at Oakland University (OU) may seem unusually quiet these days. But for birding enthusiasts like Chandler Mancuso, the campus’s 1,400-plus acres are alive with the sights and sounds of nature. “The highest intensities for bird migration are typically in the spring and fall – … [Read More...]

Oakland University Support of Student Veterans

Oakland University Earns Highest Possible Ranking for Support of Student Veterans For the fourth consecutive year, Oakland University (OU) received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The organization recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Passes Resolutions to Help Businesses Recover

At a special meeting of the Rochester Hills City Council on June 1, the Council unanimously passed resolutions to support local businesses recovering from the extended COVID-19 shutdown. These resolutions allow restaurants to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining/seating up to 75% of their current interior seating; allow other businesses to … [Read More...]

Michigan Moves to Phase Four of Reopening

Governor Whitmer Rescinds Safer at Home Order, Moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan, Retailers and Restaurants will be Permitted to Open with Capacity Limits and Social Distancing Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI … [Read More...]

Second Annual Author Fair Seeks Authors for Downtown Rochester Event

Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers Seek Local Authors for Second Annual Small Business Saturday Author Fair The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers are seeking local authors to participate in the second annual Small Business Saturday Author Fair. The fair is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November … [Read More...]

Ferry-Morse Garden Seeds Have Rochester Area Roots

If you started vegetables or flowers from seed this spring, you may have used seeds from the Ferry-Morse company currently headquartered in Norton, Massachusetts. If so, your seeds have long historical ties to Michigan and the greater Rochester community. In 1852, Dexter Mason Ferry came to Detroit with plans to attend college and began a … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Named Tree City USA Growth Award Winner

The City Celebrates a 30 Year Commitment to a Strong Tree Canopy In addition to Arbor Day, the City of Rochester Hills is celebrating 30 years of being committed to a vibrant tree canopy through the Tree City USA program. As an active member of the program, the city has a strong focus on making sure the community is engaged in natural resources … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Do you Meditate?

Dear Crabby, Do you Meditate? Sincerely, Quie   Dear Quie, This is one of those questions that I pondered answering for hours. I sat quietly, and alone, with my eyes closed ... wondering if and how I should answer. I fell asleep. And when I awoke, I forget what I was doing - it just now came back to me as I write this ... I'm … [Read More...]

A Bike Tour Highlighting Women In Rochester’s History

Rochester Hills Public Library to Partner with Local Historical Agencies for Pedal The Past In partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host “Pedal the Past: Women in Rochester History Bike Tour” on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to … [Read More...]

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