Summer Indie Author Book Festival

Summer Indie Author Book Festival Sponsored by Pages Promotions, LLC BookFest Location Event runs June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the The Hilton Garden Inn, and is located at 200 Wilshire Drive, Troy, MI 48084. It's just a stone's throw from I-75, with easy on/off access. The Hilton Garden Inn is a wheelchair accessible, non-smoking facility. Service animals are welcome. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Free admission and free parking. BookFest Admission Admission to … [Read more...]

Serious Car Crash on Livernois Road

The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation in the investigation of a serious injury vehicle crash that occurred on Livernois Road near River Bend Drive Thursday at 10:53 a.m. A 24-year-old female resident of Shelby Township was operating a 2001 Pontiac Montana northbound on Livernois Road when she drifted left of center and struck a 2005 Jeep Liberty that was traveling southbound. The Jeep was operated by an 18-year-old resident of Rochester Hills. … [Read more...]

Fight the Fight, Battling CRMO

Fourteen year old girls should be thinking about boys, clothes, music and what they are planning to do the next weekend. They should not be thinking about Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO) like Alyea is. Alyea has been fighting this rare incurable disease since she was twelve years old and she is hoping to start a new infusion medication to relieve some of the symptoms. People can help her on this journey. One might expect, the medical costs have been high and the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Black History through the Arts

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month this Saturday with Two Free Events The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 23, with two special events showcasing the talents and works of local African-American storytellers and musicians. The first event brings in author Jean Alicia Elster from 1:00–3:00 p.m. to discuss her award-winning book, The Colored Car. Her book is a coming of age story set in … [Read more...]

Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency to Respond to Impacts of Extreme Cold Temperatures

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan to help address threats to public health and safety related to forecast sub-zero temperatures over the next few days. “Keeping Michiganders safe during this stretch of dangerously cold temperatures is our priority,” said Gov. Whitmer. “Such widespread, extreme conditions have not occurred in Michigan for many years and it is imperative that we are proactive with record-low temperatures being predicted by the … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 67th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. Check out last year's photo highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in Downtown Rochester. … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Speaks at National AARP Conference

Shares the Future of Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Last month, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined Nancy LeaMond, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, in a keynote discussion about the issues that affect the older citizens in our community the most, including mobility, aging in place, changing technology, affordable housing and quality of life. This timely and relevant discussion took place at the 6th Annual Livable … [Read more...]

Stan Lee’s Marvelous Lessons

By Hon. Michael Warren I confess. I have been a deeply committed fan of Stan Lee and his creations since I was a young boy. Even as a judge, author, non-profit leader, and informal educator, I still learn from him. By now, you probably know the outline of his story. A poor, first generation errand boy turned multinational millionaire mogul (he would have appreciated the alliteration of 3 m’s in a row (think Stephen Strange, Peter Parker, Reed Richards, Matt Murdock, but I digress)). I … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett and Mayor Duggan Host Michigan Mayors Meeting

Michigan’s Mayors Come Together in Detroit Mayors from many of Michigan’s cities came together on Wednesday with Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and leadership from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to discuss common issues, challenges, and successes. The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities. The Conference’s executives were in Detroit to meet with the group. Mayor Mike Duggan, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Westland Mayor Bill Wild, … [Read more...]

2018 Brooksie Way Half Marathon will Close Streets on Sunday

The 11th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon will be Run this Weekend The race begins Sunday September 23 at 8:00 a.m. The half marathon starts and ends at Oakland University. The race is an opportunity for well over 4,000 runners to experience the streets and trails of the area. The first runners will start arriving in the City at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will be leaving by 11:00 a.m. Race Marshalls and Police Officers will make every effort to move traffic across the race route when it is … [Read more...]