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...]

Oakland Circuit Judge Workshops ‘Patriot Week’

Oakland Circuit Judge Michael Warren Presents to K-12 Educators at Professional Development Workshop Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren recently presented to Kindergarten through 12th grade educators at Clarenceville High School in Livonia. Convened by Learning to Give, Judge Warren and three panelists from other non-profits presented different approaches that citizens can take to be more involved with the non-profit community. Judge Warren explained steps that teachers and their … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Golf Outing

Stoney Creek High School Honors (SCHS) Past State Champions with a Golf Outing The 2010 state-champion competitive Cheer Team will be the guests of honor at Stoney Creek’s first golf outing, set for September 9 at Twin Lakes Golf Club. The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch, and an awards dinner following the golf. Proceeds from the event will benefit Stoney Creek athletics. “We are so excited to bring back Stoney Creek’s first state champions, the 2010 cheer team. We hope … [Read more...]

Veterans Tribute Ready for Visitors with VIDEO

The Board of Directors for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) held the Dedication Ceremony on July 31 It was a raining evening that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits for the event. Shuttle buses transported hundreds of people from Oakland Christian Church (just around the corner). Introductions of the many speakers were conducted by VTOT Director, Timothy Reese. Speakers included VTOT Director, Terry Gonser, former Oakland Township Supervisor and is credited as the concept … [Read more...]

Do Not Eat the Fish

Michigan Issues Do Not Eat Fish Consumption Advisory for Several Water Bodies on the Huron River within parts of Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an emergency Do Not Eat fish advisory for all fish between the Huron River at Milford (Oakland County) to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage Lakes (Livingston and Washtenaw county lines) due to PFOS. Today’s Do Not Eat advisory replaces previous mercury and PCB … [Read more...]

Dedication Ceremony for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

Dedication Ceremony The Board of Directors for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township will hold the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. Frank Beckmann, host of the Frank Beckmann Show (WJR Radio), will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Veterans Tribute is located on the west side of Adams Road, between Dutton and Silverbell Roads, on a five-acre parcel of land donated to Oakland Township by the Moceri family. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held one year ago. The Tribute’s … [Read more...]