Charity Sponsorship to Benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute to be Held at The Royal Park Hotel with Music and Bourbon

Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon Exclusive Vertical Concert at Royal Park Hotel The Royal Park Hotel, located in Downtown Rochester, announces Michigan's first vertical “socially distant” concert, Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon, on August 13 at 7:00 p.m. It features a Nashville in the Round with musicians Mathew Austin Bell, Jobe Fortner, Jesse Wayne Taylor, and Matt Daniel. This idea is a first-ever for Royal Park and comes just in time to launch their exclusive, … [Read more...]

Everyday Hero Kids at Bloomer Park, this Saturday, August 8

Families Invited to Everyday Hero Kids: MISSION POSSIBLE at Bloomer Park on Saturday August 8 The fifth annual Everyday Hero Kids: MISSION POSSIBLE will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307 where children ages 4 to 13 can meet local first responders, participate in an obstacle course, receive goodie bags, and be eligible to win prizes. The cost is $15 for each child. Participants may … [Read more...]

Oakland Esports Announces Rocket League Signees to Inaugural Team

A new era for Oakland University Esports has begun, as Head Coach Carl Leone has announced the inaugural Rocket League team, which include Rochester Hills resident and Rochester High School Graduate Edward Azzam. Edward Azzam, Justin Janulewicz, Matthew Leuker, Billy Sawyer and Seth Tison are all members of the 2020 recruiting class. "Our inaugural Rocket League team is incredibly talented. All of our players are ranked in the top 3 percent of all players in the United States," Leone … [Read more...]

OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies daily hot, nutritious meals and wellness checks to area seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own, and regardless of income … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

One of the missions of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education, and a primary method to fulfill that mission is the annual awarding of two $1500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from the Rochester Community Schools. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals to learn how to improve our environment. This year the winners are Bryce Gamage from Stoney Creek High School, and Delaney Marino from … [Read more...]

Help Needed to Outfit Children for School

Neighborhood House Needs Help Outfitting Children for School Neighborhood House is seeking new donated school supplies from July 13 - August 7. School supplies may be dropped off at the Neighborhood House office at 1720 South Livernois or at the Rochester Hills Public Library, Rams Horn Restaurant, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce office, or Oakland Township Hall. Last year Neighborhood House outfitted 488 children for school in partnership with Assistance … [Read more...]

Oakland University Graduate Student Linzi Hobbs Awarded Ash Honors Fellowship

The American Society of Hematology recently awarded the prestigious ASH HONORS fellowship to Oakland University (OU) graduate student Linzi Hobbs. The award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for first-, second-, and third-year medical students, as well as first- and second-year medical residents. “I am excited to continue my research, thanks to the ASH HONORS award,” said Hobbs, a second-year medical student at the … [Read more...]

Oakland University Welcomes Dr. Brandy A. Randall as New Graduate School Dean

Following a successful national search, Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve as dean of the Graduate School at Oakland University (OU). Her position with OU will become effective on August 1, 2020. “I am honored to have been selected for this role, and look forward to working collaboratively with the campus and the community to advance graduate education at Oakland,” Randall said. Dr. Randall has served as the associate dean of the College of Graduate and … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Deploys $100,000 Grant

Neighborhood House Immediately Deploys $100,000 Grant in Response to Dire Economic Impact of Coronavirus Neighborhood House, with a mission to walk with neighbors forging the path toward self-sustainability, is thrilled to receive a $100,000 grant from Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The nonprofit organization, serving the 100 square mile area of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, and Addison Township, delivers full service “wrap-around” … [Read more...]

Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run to Benefit Families Facing Cancer Held at Bloomer Park

Join Virtually or Run/Walk in Person The COVID-19 crisis has been particularly devastating to local families facing cancer, with levels of food and housing insecurity surging as income drops. In response, New Day Foundation for Families created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support new services and the increasing need for financial assistance – and one local business is stepping up to help. The Woodhouse Day Spa announces its first Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run, a fun, family event that … [Read more...]