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Protests Come to Rochester

While big cities are the usual ground for protests, Rochester and Rochester Hills have a handful of protests popping up. In light of recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, area students have organized - and continue to organize - local peaceful protests. Unlike some of the big city protests that have turned into riots, prompting … [Read More...]

Reopening Michigan Continues

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula on June 10, while Additional Economic Sectors Downstate to Open June 15, Including Salons and Barbershops. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-114 and Executive Order 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors … [Read More...]

Michigan Schools Invited to Submit Footage of Special Events to View on Xfinity On Demand

Comcast announced it has launched “School Year 2020” on Xfinity On Demand to help schools commemorate the 2019-2020 academic year’s special moments. Students and families across Michigan can enjoy school year events on demand they may have otherwise missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, … [Read More...]

Native Plant Sale Open to the Public

Gardeners are embracing native plants for their beauty, natural benefits, and ease of care. Shoppers looking to add natives to their gardens are in luck because the Rochester Garden Club is offering a native plant sale on Thursday, June 18. All plants are pesticide free, local genotypes, and are in quart size containers. Pre-orders and … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Where Can I Go Swimming?

Dear Crabby, Not to be too overdramatic, but is it safe to go swimming this summer? And if so, where? Thanks! Amy Island Dear Amy Island, Duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun. Sorry. As soon as I read your question all I could think of was the movie Jaws. If anyone reading this doesn’t know what I’m talking about, you may not be the … [Read More...]

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...]

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