Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘Symphonic Sounds’

The Rochester Community Concert Band will present their “Symphonic Sounds” concert on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The music of Brahms, Mozart, Williams, Hanson, Respighi, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Thomas, and Menken among others will be performed. The Rochester Community Concert Band also welcomes organist Daniel Greig, from St. Mary of the Hills … [Read more...]

Kayak Landing at Innovation Hills

At the February 10 city council meeting, Rochester Hills City Council approved a contract for the installation of a universal design Kayak Landing at Innovation Hills. This is part of a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant accepted by City Council in November 2018. This landing will allow a kayaker or canoer to stop at Innovation Hills, use the restrooms, take a lunch break, and charge their phones at a solar charging station. The landing will also allow people to launch from the park, which … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Receives Grant to Rebuild Equipment Barn

Rochester Hills Museum Receives $50,000 State Grant to Support Rebuild of Equipment Barn The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to support the rebuilding of the Equipment Barn on the Museum site. According to Museum Manger Patrick McKay, “The Equipment Barn was built in the early 1900s and provided support for the Van Hoosen Farm operation by storing milk trucks and farm supplies. We will use it the … [Read more...]

Community Comes Together for First Look at Innovation Hills

The City’s newest park, Innovation Hills, officially opened to the public on Wednesday night. Located at 2800 W Hamlin, the park has been long anticipated since it was closed for construction over the summer. Nestled on the corner of Hamlin and Adams, Innovation Hills is a park intended to be unlike any other. The park design was developed through several community conversations with residents, parent groups, nonprofits, and business leaders led by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. Residents made … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Wins Prestigious State Planning Award

Community Input Drives Vision for City’s Master Plan Rochester Hills recently received the Public Outreach Planning Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP). The city’s process for updating the master plan was guided by three key principles: to preserve, to enhance, and to diversify. Working with consulting firm Giffels Webster, the team gathered public input from a diverse group of residents. A wide range of voices ensures the master plan reflected the vision of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Announces Re-election Campaign

Barnett Asks Residents for Fourth Team as a Write In Candidate Bryan K. Barnett began his 2019 re-election campaign for mayor on Thursday, sharing the significant progress Rochester Hills has made under his leadership. The announcement, made via social media, included a video outlining the mayor’s accomplishments over the past 13 years. Barnett made the special announcement from one of his most passionate projects, Innovation Hills. Innovations Hills, the city’s newest park, has received … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Candidate Forum for General Election

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will present a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming General Election in the City of Rochester Hills. The forum will be held on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills City Hall auditorium. City Hall is located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive. The forum will present four candidates competing for two 4-year seats in the City Council At-Large race. The candidates vying for an at-Large position are Jeff Duperon, Dale Hetrick, Theresa Mungioli, and … [Read more...]

Twigs, Leaves, and Buds

Rochester Hills' Forestry division will be hosting an informal, drop-in program, titled "Twigs, Leaves, and Buds" where we invite people to talk trees with the professionals. People can Join us at the Avery's Tavern on September 25, anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., for an informal Q&A conversation with your Rochester Hills Arborists. Grab a bite, pull up a chair, and join them to talk about: Growing and caring for trees, our Free Street Tree Program, pests and diseases, benefits of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Clerk Appointed to National Election Board

Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton was Recently Appointed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors through the U.S. Conference of Mayors The Board of Advisors is a 35-member board composed of representatives from several national organizations such as the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Secretaries of State, and others. The board functions as an advisory body through review of voluntary voting … [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...]