Rochester Hills Museum Receives Grant to Rebuild Equipment Barn

Rochester Hills Museum Receives $50,000 State Grant to Support Rebuild of Equipment Barn The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to support the rebuilding of the Equipment Barn on the Museum site. According to Museum Manger Patrick McKay, “The Equipment Barn was built in the early 1900s and provided support for the Van Hoosen Farm operation by storing milk trucks and farm supplies. We will use it the … [Read more...]

Michigan County Poor Farms

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Library of Michigan’s Adam Oster The Rochester Hills Public Library will host, “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Adam Oster, Community Engagement librarian at the Library of Michigan, on Tuesday, February 11, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Long before the advent of modern social welfare, county governments in Michigan maintained poorhouses or poor farms. Oster will discuss the early … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Public Library to host Preschool Fair

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host a Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Parents are invited to drop-in and visit with representatives from local preschools and childcare centers who will answer questions and provide materials about their schools and facilities. Registration is not required for this program. For questions and additional information, call 248-650-7146. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Leads Nation’s Mayors to the White House

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Attends Bill Signing of Legislation Focused on Improving Security for Nonprofit and Faith-based Organizations Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett led a delegation of America’s mayors to the White House on January 24, to meet with President Trump, cabinet members Carson, Azar and Carranza, and several senior members of his Administration as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting. The Conference has a long bipartisan history of … [Read more...]

Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Coming to Oakland University Stage

Come Experience 'Double, double, toil and trouble' February 6 - 9, 13 - 16 Something “wicked” is coming to the Oakland University (OU) stage as the Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth — a cautionary tale about the trappings of power and what happens when vaulting ambition takes priority over the people one is expected to govern — from February 6-9, 13-16 in the Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus. “With Brexit on the horizon, we have set our play in an imagined … [Read more...]

Historic Trade Bill Vital to Automotive Industry and Manufacturing

Barnett Attends White House Signing of The USMCA Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett attended President Trump’s signing of the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) held on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29. The new trade agreement received bipartisan support in Congress and has been widely supported by the automotive industry and other manufacturers. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Under the agreement, automakers will be required … [Read more...]

Children’s Series begins with ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math). A Theatreworks USA Production brings Rosie Revere, Engineer … [Read more...]

See how America works in ‘Working: A Musical’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Running February 12 through March 8 Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, the musical Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the mill-worker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age. Working runs February 12 through March 8, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on … [Read more...]

Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It” with Michigan author John Cohassey The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It,” with Michigan author John Cohassey on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Cohassey will discuss his latest book about Ernest Hemingway and the famed writer's ties to northern Michigan. Cohassey’s first … [Read more...]

Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship Announced

Rochester Rotary Announces Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Family’s Donation to Rotary International Polio Fund In honor of lifelong Rochester area resident, Don Pixley, Rochester Rotary announces the Rochester Rotary Don G. Pixley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors from Rochester area high schools who have overcome significant challenges or disabilities. The former director of the Pixley Funeral Home, Pixley contributed … [Read more...]