Rochester Community Schools Welcomes New Executive Director of Special Education

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Concetta Lewis to serve as the executive director of Special Education. Lewis was selected by an interview committee, which included a Parent Advisory Committee representative, to fill the vacancy left by retiring Executive Director Anne Evans. “The interview process was rigorous and the recommendation reflects a high performing administrator,” said Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Debi Fragomeni. “We are … [Read more...]

Little House by the Creek Day Camp

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Little House by the Creek Day Camp: Ages 7-11 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. July 18 and July 25 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Museum Members $30; Non-members $35 Pre-register via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. Repeated two times during the summer, each session ends with campers exploring the “shimmering” creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s … [Read more...]

Rochester Stories From The Front Porch

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to announce its new event series, Front Porch Stories. Front Porch Stories will give area residents the opportunity to hear great stories from some of our town's most interesting people. In addition, just as the name says, it will happen all from a front porch. Kicking off the series is one of downtown's business owners, Tony Lipuma. He'll be sharing his favorite stories and memories of Rochester over the years. For this … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett Part of U.S. Mayors Tour of Southern Border Facilities

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership and Border State Mayors Examine How Crisis is Affecting Cities A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) was in El Paso, Texas for a first-hand look at the continuing situation at the southern border. Led by USCM President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, the delegation met with Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for a … [Read more...]

Summer Music Theatre Presents Matilda The Musical

Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at Rochester Adams High School, 3200 W Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, MI. Show dates are July 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 p.m. and July 27 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available at www.ShowTix4U.com and at the door one hour before showtimes. Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The production has a PG rating. Matilda The Musical is the … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Deadline to Register to Compete is July 19

Registration Is Closing Soon For the Michigan Senior Olympic 2019 Summer Games The deadline for the 40th annual Michigan Senior Olympic (MSO) Summer Games is fast approaching. The last day to register for the games is Friday, July 19. They games will be held August 9-18, throughout Oakland and Macomb counties. Over 1,000 athletes will come from all over the state of Michigan to compete. The athletes must be at least 50 years and older to participate. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Helps the Community

“We love to give away the money we earned through our fund-raising activities,” said club president Cathy Ford. “We work hard through the year to provide the community a one of a kind Gifts and Greens Market in early December, and a great day exploring private gardens during the Rochester Garden Walk in mid-June. With the success of those fund-raisers, we were able to distribute over $7000 to local charities this year.” Three Rochester Middle Schools received funds to bolster their … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board Cancels Proposed Millage Request

The Rochester Hills Public Library Board (RHPL) has unanimously tabled placing an operating millage request on the November 2019 ballot. Following a lengthy discussion about a ballot proposal at a special meeting on June 12, the RHPL Board decided to continue the discussion on the topic but to hold off placing a proposal on the November ballot. “Board members want more time to assess how changes in property values will affect the amount of a future millage proposal,” said RHPL Director … [Read more...]

Annual Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission

The Annual Classic and Muscle Car Show at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) in Rochester On Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., see under the hood of classic cars from every decade in OPC’s upper lot located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester. This free event is fun for the whole family and open to the public. Attendees can tour the cars and enjoy breakfast and lunch, music, games, and more. Prizes will be awarded to cars based on style and vintage. Participants are encouraged … [Read more...]

Sidewalk Sales, Dancin’ in the Street, and Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has a lot going on this summer and many of their signature events kick this off this weekend. Back for its 64th Year, Sidewalk Sales is THIS Weekend Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Kids can partake in a craft daily from 12:00 noon – 3:00 … [Read more...]