Coexisting with Deer in the Summer

As the flowers bloom and residents work on outside landscaping, deer become attracted to home gardens. Deer think flowers like hostas, roses, and daylilies are a tasty treat on a summer’s day. It is important to take a multi-faceted approach when trying to keep deer from eating the plants in your garden. This includes planting species that are “deer resistant.” Plants that have prickly foliage, furry leaves, strong scents or tastes are less likely to be eaten. Along with planting these type … [Read more...]

11th Annual Paddlepalooza Race and Adventure River June 1

11th Annual Paddlepalooza Race and Adventure River Paddle On Clinton River From Auburn Hills To Rochester Hills The City of Auburn Hills and the City of Rochester Hills are proud to announce that they are once again collaborating for the 11th Annual Paddlepalooza. Paddlepalooza is an annual canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle down the Clinton River on Saturday, June 1. Participants will launch their watercraft starting at 8:30 a.m. with the men and women’s kayak race, followed at … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Celebrates Home Fire Sprinkler Week

The Rochester Hills Fire Department will be celebrating Home Fire Sprinkler Week by conducting a Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration on May 23, at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at Rochester Hills Fire Department Station 1, located at 1111 Horizon Court Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309. The Rochester Hills Fire Department was recently awarded a $500 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to host this event. Fire departments across the country will conduct … [Read more...]

Flashback to the 1980s as Rochester Hills Celebrates 35 Years with VIDEO

Mayor Barnett Celebrates Rochester Hills Success and Outlines Bold Plans for the Future Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his totally awesome 80s themed State of the City Address at Rochester Adams High School taking the audience back to the decade of bold colors, style, and iconic music. By combining musical talent with engaging visuals, Rochester Hills has cemented its reputation in the region for delivering the highest-quality interactive State of the City experience to their … [Read more...]

Rep. Elissa Slotkin Welcomes Constituents to Official Opening of Rochester Hills District Office

Slotkin Emphasizes Michigan’s Role in Uniting Communities Across Party Lines, Reiterates Pledge to Represent Each 8th District Resident Nearly 200 people attended the official opening of U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s (MI-08) district office yesterday in Rochester Hills. This is the second office Slotkin has opened in the 8th district to directly serve constituents from across its three counties. The district headquarters office in Lansing opened in January. “Welcome to our office in … [Read more...]

Ryan Smith Announces his Candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large

Ryan Smith announces his candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large. In 2015, Ryan first became part of the community, knowing that the library, parks, programs, and public services created a better place to establish roots in such a community. Rochester Hills remains all that he believed it to be when he first moved here, but believes it could be much more. He is confident that in electing him as a representative on City Council, it would reinforce the strengths the city already has, … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Hosts Annual State of the City Address on April 25

Totally Awesome 80's Party to Rock Rochester Adams School Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will deliver his 13th State of the City address on Thursday, April 25 at Rochester Adams High School. The State of the City Address is an annual must-see event where business leaders, residents, and other government officials come together to hear about the community’s highlights, planned initiatives, and of course, see a few surprises. To celebrate the city’s 35 years, this event will take guests back to the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Adopts Master Plan

Plan Provides Roadmap for Future Development After a year of collaborative research, study and community engagement, the City of Rochester Hills formally adopted its 2018 Master Plan late last month. The Master Plan is the City’s big-picture, long-range document that will guide policy and decision-making about how land is used for housing, transportation, commerce and recreation over the next 10 to 20 years. “The City of Rochester Hills and its predecessor, Avon Township, have engaged in … [Read more...]

Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park Skill Level: Introductory Age: Adult/Children 7 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cost: $5/person When: Friday April 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Where: Bloomer Park Each winter, white-tailed deer shed their antlers only to grow new ones in the spring. Learn about this amazing cycle then search the trails and wooded areas in Bloomer Park for dropped antlers. Dress for the weather and walking in the woods, rain or shine. You can take home … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble Opens New Store Prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills now has Two Barnes & Noble Bookstores Barnes & Noble, Inc.,the world’s largest retail bookseller, opened a new store prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills (200 N. Adams Road) on March 27. This will be the first new prototype store in Michigan. Local author, columnist, and radio personality, Mitch Albom, was the location's first book signing and author appearance on Wednesday. Albom spoke of how important libraries and bookstores are and how they contain … [Read more...]