Looking for Photos of Meadowbrook Village Mall for Upcoming Article

Rochester Media is looking for photos of Meadowbrook Village Mall, the former enclosed mall that occupied the space where the Village of Rochester Hills stands today. If you have photos of the mall taken inside or outside, common space or store specific, please send then to us for publication use. Please identify who or what is happening in the photo and mention who took the photo (in known). The mall was in operation from 1975, through the 1980s, and into the late 1990s. Deadline is … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Volunteer Pilots Deliver Gifts to Thousands of Children with VIDEO

Operation Good Cheer takes to the skies to deliver about 20,000 Christmas gifts to more than 6,700 children and adults with special needs around Michigan this weekend. Donated gifts will arrive for sorting inside a Pentastar Aviation hangar at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7. Volunteers will then load the gifts into about 260 airplanes for delivery to 29 airports around the state beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December … [Read more...]

Pine Knob is Hiring Ski and Snowboard Instructors

The Ski and Snowboard School at Pine Knob Resort is expanding for the 2018/19 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can be instructed on how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt their skiing/snowboarding style, … [Read more...]

Drive Safely Near School Zones and Bus Stops

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is Urging Safe Driving Tips for Motorists: Be alert and slow down when driving in neighborhoods with school zones. Watch for children walking, playing or assembling near bus stops. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic. Obey the school bus laws in your State, as well as the "flashing signal light system" used for school buses. Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is … [Read more...]

Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester September Welcome Coffee

The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Greater Rochester has something to offer you. Individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan are invited. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for everyone. Newcomers Greater Rochester Area To learn more about the club, attend the … [Read more...]

‘The School for Scandal’ is in Session and Making Mischief at Oakland University

Gossip and scandal collide in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 18th century comedy of manners - The School for Scandal - coming to the Varner Studio Theatre at Oakland University beginning Thursday, February 1, 2018. Featuring aptly named individuals like Sneerwell, Backbite, Candour and Snake, this comic masterpiece follows a host of hilarious characters as they plot, scheme and skewer one another in an effort to land their heart’s desire and reach the top of the social ladder of … [Read more...]

Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort is Looking to Host a Local Family to Learn to Ski this Winter

Learn to Ski Family Wanted Pine Knob is looking to host a family to learn to ski this winter at the Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort in Clarkston. Ideally, a family of four – all first time skiers – should apply and be able to come out to the ski hill about once per week during the 2018 season. “We want to show off our wonderful progressive beginner area at Pine Knob,” said Jeff King, manager of the Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard School. “Our professional instructors will take the … [Read more...]

Landmark in Lights at Meadow Brook Hall for the 46th Annual Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23, 2017. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the great estate decked in elegant holiday decor, then stroll down candy cane lane to the land of “Santa & Sweets.” The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little brighter this holiday season during “Holiday Lights and Winter Nights.” For these special evening tours guests will experience the National Historic Landmark trimmed in lights then walk the lit path to the “Land of … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2017 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. This years' theme, Vintage Christmas. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Storms and Soul-Searching Set the Stage for ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’

In case you missed it, this summer the Oakland University Board of Trustees promoted Music, Theatre and Dance from department to school status. With the new distinction, OU hopes to attract high-caliber talent to their programs. The good news is we don’t have to wait for results because the Theatre Department already is teeming with amazing talent as the cast of Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet proves. Set in the fictional town of San Pere during a hot Louisiana summer, the play focuses around … [Read more...]