Grab & Go at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Reopens July 6 for Grab & Go Service with Occupancy Limits and Additional Health and Safety Parameters The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will reopen on Monday, July 6 for Grab & Go service. This reopening to the public moves the library into Phase Three of its Reopening Plan. The plan is in place to allow the library to open to the public safely and responsibly and to pivot back to previous phases if COVID-19 cases should rise and new … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive $350k in Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief Four (4) non-profit organizations from the Rochester area whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis were selected to receive a combined total of $350,000 in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). The grants will help the organizations restore vital services and programs that were reduced or eliminated … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Looking Towards the Future

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) is excited to announce that its box office opened on Tuesday, June 23rd! For the past three months, MBT has been busy searching for solutions to move forward in a way that most closely resembles the theatre everyone knows and loves. "The current pandemic requires that we all remain vigilant in caring for our community and not opening until it is deemed safe to do so," said Cheryl Marshall, MBT's managing director. "At MBT, we are committed to continuing our … [Read more...]

Return to School Road Map Update

State Progress On June 17, Governor Whitmer announced that schools may resume in-person learning in Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict safety measures in place. On June 30, the state will release “Michigan’s Return to School Road Map” with detailed requirements for schools. Dr. Robert Shaner is one of 25 leaders appointed to the governor’s Return to School Advisory Council, providing input on this reopening plan. Rochester Community Schools (RCS) has already confirmed … [Read more...]

Re-CYCLE Bikes for Kids Collection June 20

New and Used Bikes Will Be Collected in Birmingham and Auburn Hills on June 20 With some summer programming and sports leagues altered, many kids will be spending more time at home this summer. To help ensure kids stay active, Dan Gutfreund Realty Group, a member of Signature Sotheby's, is teaming up with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids program, along with 1-800-Self-Storage.com, Birmingham Police Department, and the Sheriff PAL Program (Police Athletic League) Oakland … [Read more...]

State of Emergency to Continue Until July 16

Governor Whitmer Extends State of Emergency Again and Now Runs Until July 16 Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-127, which extends the state of emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 16. In doing so, Governor Whitmer joins nearly every state in the country in maintaining a state of emergency to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. “The aggressive measures we took at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to flatten the curve, but … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School District Adopts 1-to-1 Technology Model

In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, Rochester Community Schools (RCS) is pleased to announce its movement to a 1-to-1 technology model, providing more than 15,000 students with access to a device. This 1:1 technology integration ensures that the district’s commitment to providing academic excellence will continue, no matter the scenario presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The timeline for the deployment of the devices will depend on the availability of equipment. “In every model of … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills Recognized as Redevelopment Ready Community

Designation Facilitates Private Investment and Improves Economic Development Opportunities For their efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Rochester Hills has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. Rochester Hills joins 44 other Michigan Communities in all corners of the state which have qualified as … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Hall Reopens

The City of Rochester Hills will Open to the Public Starting Monday, June 15 To ensure the safety of both residents and employees, the city has implemented a number of new features to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  All employees will be required to complete screening procedures before coming into work. Face masks, hand sanitizer stations, and single-use pens will be available to all visitors that come to City Hall. Floor markings to clearly mark social distancing spacing for guests … [Read more...]

Adam Kochenderfer Announces Re-Election Campaign for County Commissioner

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer has announced his campaign for re-election to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which includes Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public health in Oakland County. He stated, “Many families are still grappling with the impact of COVID-19. I’ve always tried to serve our community through facts, not fear, and avoid the partisan games … [Read more...]