Local Man Teams Up with The Rainbow Connection to Grant 15 Wishes

The Wishes of 15 Michigan Children will be Granted Thanks to a Generous Donation Made to The Rainbow Connection (TRC) by Mr. Tim Easterwood and his Family. Mr. Easterwood visited The Rainbow Connection headquarters in Rochester, Michigan to present the staff with a donation of $100,000. Those dollars will go directly to sponsoring the wishes of 15 Michigan children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. For Tim Easterwood, a father of five, charities that … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House in Urgent Need of Supplies

Neighborhood House Food Pantry Open for Business, Accepting New Clients, and in Urgent Need of Supplies Neighborhood House, a food pantry and service center committed to building self-sustainability, is remaining open during Michigan’s executive order to suspend all unnecessary activities. The food pantry is considered an essential service to sustain life. However due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, demands are on the rise and donations are in short supply. “Over 25% of Rochester … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Dance Program Receives Grant from Rochester Rotary

Rochester Rotary Charities recently presented Take Root Dance with a $2,000 grant to support its free Dance for Parkinson’s program in the Rochester Area Dance for Parkinson's Disease (PD) participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. The class specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, and community to develop artistry … [Read more...]

Daffodils for Dinosaurs

Celebrates 30 Years With New Focus on Community Seniors The 30th annual Daffodils for Dinosaurs Sale will go on again this year but with a new twist in response to the current health situation we are confronting together. "We want to give community members a way to participate in this fundraising by bringing joy to home-bound seniors and nursing home residents at this challenging time," according to Lynne Vettraino, event coordinator. "It is important that we protect our volunteers and … [Read more...]

Spring Brick Paver Sale for Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) is again taking orders for honorary brick pavers to be installed at the Tribute just south of the intersection of Adams and Silverbell Roads. These laser engraved bricks are available to honor a Veteran, a military unit or other organization, or simply to express a patriotic sentiment. You do not have to live in Oakland Township to order a brick. The permanent bricks come in two sizes – standard 4” x 8” for $150 or large 8” x 8” for $300 – … [Read more...]

Dutton Farms Speaks Nationally on Building an Inclusive Workforce

Building an inclusive and diverse workplace and allowing all to live lives of dignity and purpose were themes of two standing room only sessions featuring Jenny Brown, CEO of Dutton Farm, at the 88th Winter Meeting of the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Washington, DC. Brown was invited to address America’s mayors by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, President of the Conference. Recognized as a leader in providing unique workforce opportunities for adults with disabilities, … [Read more...]

Dinner in the Dark Raises Awareness for Visually Impaired 

Annual Leader Dogs for the Blind Fundraiser Leader Dogs for the Blind’s annual "Dinner in the Dark" event on March 6 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the MGM Grand Detroit. Guests dine, while under blindfold, experiencing an evening of empathy for those with visual impairments. “The work that Leader Dogs for the Blind does is truly empowering thousands of individuals to lead independent, successful lives,” said Tom Dluzen, Chief Financial president and CEO. “When we moved our headquarters to … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Awards Grant to Rochester Area Youth Assistance

Rochester Rotary Charities recently awarded Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) a $5,000 grant to help with their mission to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. Rochester Rotary Charities is a nonprofit organization established to receive and distribute funds for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, all for the public welfare. Rochester Rotary Charities … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Receives over $7K for ‘Just Us Girls Stroll’

The downtown community came together for a great cause when 19 downtown Rochester shops participated in the inaugural “Just Us Girls Stroll.” It was an event created by Valerie Keuten, Pamela Krampf and Dianne Elnicky. Owners of Plain and Fancy Gift Shop, Antiques and Fine Jewelry by Pamela and Sole Sisters. Additional shops that participated were Aurum Design, Bellissima Bridal, Final Touch Designs, 4th Street Boutique, Hello Fancy, Holy Cannoli, Janet Varner, Kimi K Salon, LeConte Mens … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Is A Holiday Tradition

For almost three-quarters of a century, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. The first annual sale began just after World War II in 1946, when telephones were a novelty and radios outnumbered televisions. Today, information is at our fingertips and it is just as easy to call an international friend, as it is a next-door neighbor. However, the allure of a local marketplace chock full of delightful holiday arrangements, gifts and edibles … [Read more...]