England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Clubs Supports Mental Health Initiatives and Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26 Mental and Emotional Health issues are a growing and underserved problem, both across the country and right here in the Rochester Area. Depression and anxiety are epidemic among out youth and teen suicide is on the rise. To help fight back, the Rochester Rotary Club decided to support Mental and Emotional Health initiatives and organizations including those supported by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Rotary … [Read more...]

Avon Players Invites Theatre-goers to the Party of the Season with ‘Mamma Mia!’

The Hits of Super-Group ABBA will have Audience Members of all Ages Dancing in their Seats The end may be in sight for the summer travel season, but Avon Players’ upcoming musical will whisk theatre-goers away to an idyllic setting for infectious pop tunes, sun-drenched romance, and nonstop fun with Benny Andersson and  Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, running September 6-21. On a small Greek island, Sophie (Mackenzie McIlroy) is soon to marry Sky (Salvatore Sbrocca). She dreams of a perfect … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall presents ‘Art in the Elements’

A Floral Exhibit and Tour Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall runs August 22 through August 25. Drawing inspiration from Meadow Brook Hall’s 90th anniversary and the estate’s beautiful grounds, combined with the talent of floral artists from around the country, Art in the Elements is sure to delight nature, art and history lovers of all ages. Visitors can stroll through the woodland paths of The Great Estate to view over 20 large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. Then, step … [Read more...]

Color of Wellness Fair to Benefit New Day Foundation August 10

National and Local Brands Help Battle Financial Toxicity of Crippling Disease Oakland County businesses are coming together Saturday, August 10 from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. at The Village of Rochester Hills to help families facing cancer during an inaugural beauty and fitness wellness fair presented by The Woodhouse Day Spa of Rochester Hills. The first-ever Color of Wellness community event benefits New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit in Rochester Hills dedicated to reducing the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Author Elizabeth Berg

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host award-winning author Elizabeth Berg, the voice behind novels such as Durable Goods, Joy School, and most recently Night of Miracles, on August 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Berg’s name can frequently be found on the New York Times Bestseller list, and her book Open House was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection. The program is free to the public but registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org. Elizabeth Berg will be leaving her home state of … [Read more...]

Who Will Be Crowned Top Chef 2019 at the Older Persons Commission?

On August 15, ten Senior Living Community chefs will be competing to be crowned Top Chef 2019 in the categories of; appetizer, entrée, and dessert at Older Persons' Commission (OPC). The culinary skills of these individuals will be judged by local executive chefs and professionals with an award ceremony emceed by Jennifer Kincer and sponsor Ascension Providence Rochester (Crittenton Hospital) presenting the trophies. The 10 Senior Living Communities who will be competing to be crowned Top … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Receives Paul Harris Award From the Rochester Rotary Club

Recently, at their Tuesday lunch meeting, the Rochester Rotary Club honored fellow Rotarian, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, by presenting him with a Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of his recent inauguration as the 77th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Barnett is one of only six mayors from Michigan to ever become President of the Conference since its inception in … [Read more...]

Sign up to Sell Your Stuff for Rochester’s Junk in the Trunk Annual Sale

The deadline to sign up for Rochester’s community wide resale event has been extended to Friday, August 9. There’s a special call out to Rochester businesses and area residents to participate in Junk in the Trunk, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. … [Read more...]

Poisson Appoints County’s First Female Deputy County Executive

Oakland County Executive Gerald D. Poisson has appointed Laurie Van Pelt as the county’s first female deputy county executive. She also is the first Japanese American to serve in this position. This historic appointment continues the direction set by the late County Executive L. Brooks Patterson of promoting women to key positions in county administration. Van Pelt was the director of management and budget, the county’s chief fiscal officer. "Laurie has impeccable credentials and … [Read more...]