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...]

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...]

Native Plant Sale Open to the Public

Gardeners are embracing native plants for their beauty, natural benefits, and ease of care. Shoppers looking to add natives to their gardens are in luck because the Rochester Garden Club is offering a native plant sale on Thursday, June 18. All plants are pesticide free, local genotypes, and are in quart size containers. Pre-orders and prepayments are requested. To receive an order form, email jgiblin705@gmail.com. Pre-orders must be returned by June 16, and orders must be picked up June 18 … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Executive Youth Board Continues Despite Social Distancing

Neighborhood House is Now Accepting Applications for our 2020/2021 Executive Youth Board Neighborhood House is officially accepting applications from high school students in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Addison Township, Auburn Hills, and surrounding communities to apply for their Executive Youth Board. Even while we practice social distancing, Neighborhood House encourages the youth in our community to grow and learn through this opportunity. In an effort to help … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Begins Urgent COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Neighborhood House, a non-profit helping our local neighbors experiencing financial hardship, has launched a COVID-19 emergency fundraising page in order to meet the growing needs of our neighbors being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy … [Read more...]

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...]