Charity Sponsorship to Benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute to be Held at The Royal Park Hotel with Music and Bourbon

Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon Exclusive Vertical Concert at Royal Park Hotel The Royal Park Hotel, located in Downtown Rochester, announces Michigan's first vertical “socially distant” concert, Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon, on August 13 at 7:00 p.m. It features a Nashville in the Round with musicians Mathew Austin Bell, Jobe Fortner, Jesse Wayne Taylor, and Matt Daniel. This idea is a first-ever for Royal Park and comes just in time to launch their exclusive, … [Read more...]

Everyday Hero Kids at Bloomer Park, this Saturday, August 8

Families Invited to Everyday Hero Kids: MISSION POSSIBLE at Bloomer Park on Saturday August 8 The fifth annual Everyday Hero Kids: MISSION POSSIBLE will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307 where children ages 4 to 13 can meet local first responders, participate in an obstacle course, receive goodie bags, and be eligible to win prizes. The cost is $15 for each child. Participants may … [Read more...]

Remote Learning will Start the School Year

A Message from Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner - Rochester Community Schools Temporarily Begins the 2020-21 School Year with Remote Learning Throughout the pandemic, science and data have continued to inform our decisions. We rely on the facts presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), and our school nurse as we coordinate, plan, and prepare for returning students to school in the fall. We have … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is a Kraken?

Dear Crabby, One of the things I’ve really been missing during this pandemic is live, televised sporting events, so I was thrilled when hockey started up again. And then Seattle announced its new team name for the 2021–22 season – Kraken. Is this a joke? It has to be one of the silliest names in sports. What do you think? Thanks! B. Barnburner Dear B. Barnburner, Personally, I’m more of a baseball man and so far the Detroit Tigers aren’t doing half bad. Maybe we need to have a … [Read more...]

Oakland Esports Announces Rocket League Signees to Inaugural Team

A new era for Oakland University Esports has begun, as Head Coach Carl Leone has announced the inaugural Rocket League team, which include Rochester Hills resident and Rochester High School Graduate Edward Azzam. Edward Azzam, Justin Janulewicz, Matthew Leuker, Billy Sawyer and Seth Tison are all members of the 2020 recruiting class. "Our inaugural Rocket League team is incredibly talented. All of our players are ranked in the top 3 percent of all players in the United States," Leone … [Read more...]

OPC Summer Soiree Update for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Summer Soiree - in support of Meals on Wheels planned for August - will be pushed back to June 2021. This annual event is a major fundraiser for OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which has provided critical support to area seniors throughout this unprecedented health crisis. This essential service supplies daily hot, nutritious meals and wellness checks to area seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own, and regardless of income … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

One of the missions of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education, and a primary method to fulfill that mission is the annual awarding of two $1500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from the Rochester Community Schools. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals to learn how to improve our environment. This year the winners are Bryce Gamage from Stoney Creek High School, and Delaney Marino from … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do Some People Wear a Face Mask While Driving?

Dear Crabby, I see people in cars, mostly solo drivers, wearing masks, why do some people wear a face mask while driving? Sincerely, Minnie Van Driver   Dear Minnie, I guess some folks just want to be as safe as possible ... or that after 160 executive orders from the governor that ranged from don't wear a mask, to donate masks to those that need them, and from saying you should wear homemade mask when in public, to wear one or else! Some people have resorted to wearing them all the … [Read more...]

Help Needed to Outfit Children for School

Neighborhood House Needs Help Outfitting Children for School Neighborhood House is seeking new donated school supplies from July 13 - August 7. School supplies may be dropped off at the Neighborhood House office at 1720 South Livernois or at the Rochester Hills Public Library, Rams Horn Restaurant, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce office, or Oakland Township Hall. Last year Neighborhood House outfitted 488 children for school in partnership with Assistance … [Read more...]

Oakland University Graduate Student Linzi Hobbs Awarded Ash Honors Fellowship

The American Society of Hematology recently awarded the prestigious ASH HONORS fellowship to Oakland University (OU) graduate student Linzi Hobbs. The award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for first-, second-, and third-year medical students, as well as first- and second-year medical residents. “I am excited to continue my research, thanks to the ASH HONORS award,” said Hobbs, a second-year medical student at the … [Read more...]