Neighborhood House Outfits Children in Need

Blast Off 2 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, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce office, or Oakland Township Hall. Neighborhood House has created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund where monetary donations can also be made to benefit neighbors in need. By donating just $50, a … [Read more...]

Michigan Return to School Roadmap

Governor Whitmer Releases MI Safe Schools Roadmap and Directs School Districts to Develop Return to School Plans with Guidance on PPE, Hygiene, and Cleaning Protocols, Athletics, and More. Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, a comprehensive document to help districts create local plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines a number of safety protocols for schools to implement in each phase of the governor’s MI Safe Start … [Read more...]

Teens Asked to Eradicate Dragons on Library Quest

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Online Summer Quest for Teens The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is one of ninety-one libraries in Michigan participating in MI Library Quest, a virtual program for teens sponsored by the Library of Michigan. The goal of the program is to encourage teens to explore library websites all over the state of Michigan to find MI Library Quest icons along with a code to help them eradicate dragons from King Thaddeus Brockwright III’s kingdom. Once teens … [Read more...]

Adams Road Expected to Close July 13

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Adams Road from Avon Road to Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills on Monday, July 13, for guard rail and bank stabilization work. The road is being closed due to its narrowness in this section. Work is being completed by RCOC Highway Maintenance staff. The closure is expected to last approximately two weeks. During the closure, access to homes and businesses will be maintained. This section of Adams Road carries approximately 21,130 … [Read more...]

Have You Seen the New Pollinator Garden on the Paint Creek Trail?

Garden Honors Late Paint Creek Trail Bike Patroller David Moutrie The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail in conjunction with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently installed a new pollinator garden along the Paint Creek Trail. The new garden is located approximately ¼ mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills. Named in honor of the late David Moutrie, a teacher, environmentalist, and active supporter of the Paint Creek Trail, the garden is a fitting tribute to a man known by … [Read more...]

Rochester Receives National Accreditation

Rochester has been named an Accredited 2020 Main Street America Program. This is the 15th consecutive year of national accreditation for Rochester. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been a member of Main Street Oakland County since 2000. “Rochester continues to exemplify a model downtown organization that has been successful in managing its historic downtown for two decades”, commented John Bry, Main Street Oakland County Program Coordinator. “As a past Great American … [Read more...]

Six Fridays at 6 Summer Concert Series at Oakland University

Oakland University’s Carillon Concert Series Returns July 10 to Elliott Tower Now in its fifth year, free concert series will welcome carillonneurs from around the word to the campus at Oakland University (OU). OU’s Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with a series of outdoor concerts starting on Friday, July 10. “Listening to carillon music is a great way of enjoying a live … [Read more...]

Governor Whitmer Closes Bars by Executive Order and Slows Reopening in Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs Executive Order Closing Indoor Service at Bars Throughout Much of Lower Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan, reversing the reopening of Michigan. Regions 6 and 8, which include the Upper Peninsula and much of northern Michigan, are excluded from the order, and bars statewide can continue to serve outdoors. The governor also signed a package of bills allowing … [Read more...]

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...]