Fire & Ice Festival this Weekend in Downtown Rochester

The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester will be the inaugural event to commemorate Oakland County’s bicentennial year, County Executive David Coulter announced today. The fireworks pre-show will honor Oakland County’s 200 years and the event stage will have a bicentennial ice sculpture. “We can’t think of a better way to kick off celebrating Oakland County’s 200th year than with the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester,” Coulter said. “We welcome everyone to attend our … [Read more...]

Travel to Antarctica at the Library with Jim and Py Wolfe

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Expedition to Antarctica,” with world-traveling couple Jim and Py Wolfe The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome world travelers Jim and Py Wolfe to present “Expedition to Antarctica” on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The program will take attendees on adventures beginning in South America with visits to the Chilean Fjords, the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, and Cape Horne, then on to … [Read more...]

Hometown Author Laurie Chandlar Discusses her Art Deco Mystery Series

The Rochester Hills Public Library Welcomes Hometown Author L.A. Chandlar on January 23 The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome author Laurie (L.A.) Chandlar, who will discuss her “Art Deco Mystery Series” novels on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Chandlar is a 2019 Agatha Award-nominee and national best-selling author of historical fiction novels that take place in 1930s New York, Detroit, and London. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun – … [Read more...]

Chief Financial Employee Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year

Cheryl Boodram Named Transformative Leader of the Year by MichBusiness MichBusiness recently named Cheryl Boodram, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Chief Financial Credit Union, a 2019 Transformative Leader of the Year. The MichBusiness Transformative Leader award recognizes leaders who are remarkable at elevating the quality of life for employees, clients or colleagues. The award is open to business leaders throughout Michigan, highlighting select individuals who exemplify … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Awards Grant to Rochester Area Youth Assistance

Rochester Rotary Charities recently awarded Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) a $5,000 grant to help with their mission to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. Rochester Rotary Charities is a nonprofit organization established to receive and distribute funds for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, all for the public welfare. Rochester Rotary Charities … [Read more...]

Esports Added to Oakland University Athletics Program

Oakland University first D-1 school to add varsity esports team in Michigan Oakland University has become the first Division I university in the state of Michigan to formally announce the addition of a varsity esports team to its athletics program. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2020. The University also announced a unique partnership with Team Renegades, a professional esports team based at GameTime in Auburn Hills. Esports is short for “electronic sports” and is defined … [Read more...]

10th Annual Indoor Triathlon at OPC

On January 25, the Older Person's Commission (OPC) will hold its 10th Annual Indoor Triathlon. This longstanding event is an absolute favorite among regular and new participants alike. It’s unique in that this typically warm-weather event will take place in winter in the indoor pool and track at the OPC. Compete in 20-minute intervals of running, biking and swimming, with awards given based on age. The triathlon is open to the public for this challenging and fun competition. As a slightly … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Most Dangerous Women

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Michigan’s Most Dangerous Women” with author Tobin Buhk he Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Michigan's Most Dangerous Women” with true-crime author Tobin Buhk on Tuesday, January 14 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The program will explore some of the wildest women in the history of the Great Lakes State. Take a peek behind the walls of the old Detroit House of Corrections, Michigan’s only penal institution for … [Read more...]

Avon Players Presents Taut Thriller ‘Deathtrap’

There is no escaping the wicked charms of this play’s twists and turns Greed and desperation lead to a sinister plot in Avon Players’ surprise-filled thriller Deathtrap, running January 17-February 1 in Rochester Hills, MI. Living a seemingly comfortable life in his charming Connecticut home, playwright Sidney Bruhl (Jeff Stillman) is struggling to overcome a string of failures that have left him hurting for money. His luck seems on the verge of turning around when he receives a script … [Read more...]

Holistic Health Care, A Smart Towns Library Program

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Holistic Health Care,” a Smart Towns Program January 9 The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Holistic Health Care” with Surita Chaudhry on January 9, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s multipurpose room. “Holistic Health Care” is the first Smart Towns program of 2020 and features guest speaker Surita Chaudhry, a practicing RN for nearly thirty years. She is nationally certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing and is a member of the … [Read more...]