U.S. Representative Slotkin to Hold Constituent Community Conversation in Rochester

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) will hold a constituent community conversation on Monday, December 16, as she wraps up her first year in Congress. Slotkin will recap the year’s Congressional action, and discuss pending legislative action for the remainder of the year. WHAT: Rep. Slotkin Holds Community Meeting, Discusses Legislative Action WHO: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, constituents WHEN: Monday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. (Doors open for media at 10:00 a.m.) WHERE: Ballroom A, Oakland … [Read more...]

Book and Cookie Sale at the Library this Weekend

The Books are Used and the Cookies are New Shop for unique gifts at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Quality Used Book Sale. It’ll fill the first floor hallway of the library (500 Olde Town, in downtown Rochester) December 12-14. Some books are new. Every year the Friends receive donations that are new or like-new; some still in the original shrink-wrap. These are saved for the Quality sale so folks have the opportunity to buy special gifts at very reasonable prices. As … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra Winter Wonderland Concert

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is pleased to announce its annual Winter Wonderland concert Friday, December 13, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 620 Romeo Road in Rochester. The orchestra will entertain concertgoers with a variety of nostalgic seasonal favorites. As a special holiday treat, the RSO will welcome the award-winning Stoney Creek High School choirs who will sing many popular holiday selections. Dr. Brandon Ulrich, … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School District Dr. Robert Shaner 2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year

The Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) announced that Rochester Community School District Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaner, has earned the award of 2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year. “Dr. Shaner has proved himself to be an impeccable leader for Rochester Community Schools and I am honored to give him the award of Michigan Superintendent of the Year,” said MASA Executive Director Chris Wigent. “With a focus on bridging the diversity, equity, and inclusion … [Read more...]

St. John Lutheran Church Presents Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

The St. John Lutheran Church musicians and choirs present the Advent message of hope and grace in a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Originating in England, the Service of Lessons and Carols is a century-old worship format that combines scripture readings, choral anthems, and familiar carols sung by the gathered congregation. It was inaugurated on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge, and was based on an order of … [Read more...]

Boys Under the Hood

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Boys Under the Hood” on December 17 WFNT-AM 1470 radio host Gary Fisher will discuss the history of the GM-Flint connection Join fellow auto history enthusiasts at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by WFNT-AM 1470 radio host Gary Fisher. A lifetime resident of Flint, MI, Fisher will discuss how the General Motors (GM)-Flint connection began in a single neighborhood in his hometown and how he … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Does My HOA Get a Say in My Christmas Display?

Dear Crabby, Recently, I moved into a new neighborhood and since we’ve had some pretty mild winter weather I decided to put up my outside decorations. I’m in the middle of trying to figure out what goes where when this guy saunters up and informs me that some of my decorations may not be Homeowners Association (HOA) approved. Does the HOA really have the right to dictate how I decorate? Thanks, Fred Frost Dear Fred Frost, I’m guessing you’ve never lived in an HOA-controlled area … [Read more...]

Fourteen-Year-Old West Middle School Student Writes ‘Kill List for Future’ is Suspended

Wednesday, December 4, Rochester Community Schools Incident Report A Deputy who is assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO) was contacted by a school administrator from West Middle School, which is in the 500 block of Old Perch Rd, regarding a threat made by one of their students. A 14-year-old student had written a “Kill List for Future” and was observed adding five (5) names of students while in the classroom. Several students witnessed the student making this list and notified their … [Read more...]

Holiday Cheer Abounds this Season at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting a variety of programs and concerts this year to spread holiday cheer RHPL’s beloved “Polar Express” event is on Friday, December 6, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Experience the holidays throughout the library with crafts, a story (The Polar Express, of course), cookie decorating, games, and letters to Santa. The young and the young-at-heart can also visit with the Man from the North Pole – Santa – and take a trolley ride through downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Event Returns on December 15

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2019 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) The showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see, will be Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Maps on tickets direct patrons to the homes, all located in the general Rochester/Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp. Area. The tour’s popular Gift Boutique will be hosted at a very familiar sixth stop, the Library’s multi-purpose room at 500 Olde Towne in downtown Rochester. Items … [Read more...]