Explore the Beauty of South Korea with the Rochester Hills Public Library

For many, South Korea is a little known country on a distant side of the globe, but for Mariya Fogarasi it was home. She’ll be take patrons on a tour of the beautiful country, and share her stories from her four years living in South Korea. “Many people don’t realize how stunningly beautiful South Korea is, or how powerful their past has been,” said Fogarasi, “I’m delighted to highlight the beauty and rich history of South Korea with the community.” South Korea was a Japanese colony … [Read more...]

Ring in the Holidays with Avon Players’ ‘Forever Christmas’

Enjoy the music of the season and laugh alongside your loved ones at this original variety show Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running November 29 - December 14 in Rochester Hills, MI. Do you remember gathering with the family, freshly popped popcorn in hand, around the 19-inch color television set to watch Christmas specials from the likes of Bob Hope, Perry … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why is Thanksgiving Late this Year?

Dear Crabby, Why is Thanksgiving Late this Year? Sincerely, Holly Day   Dear Holly, A little known fact is that Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November, while most people assume it's the last Thursday of the month. Normally, the fourth Thursday and the last Thursday are one in the same. But when you have five Thursdays in a month, it throws off the whole system. You may recall that Turkey Day seemed early last year ... and it was. Still falling on the fourth Thursday, … [Read more...]

Rochester Cider Mill is Oakland Township’s Oldest Cider Location

In 1938, Frederick Sargeant and his son, George, planted an orchard on a 73-acre parcel along North Rochester Road in Oakland Township. Sargeant’s Fruit Farm sold apples, peaches, and cherries, along with tomatoes, potatoes, and flowers from a farm stand on the property. In 1948-49, they made an addition to the building to accommodate a cider mill and an additional sales room. At first, the Sargeants took their apples to Yates Cider Mill to have them pressed into cider, but then Frederick and … [Read more...]

‘Blue Stockings’ opens Nov. 14 at Oakland University

The play follows four young women as they fight for the right to graduate. The men were firmly planted at Cambridge University until young women arrived. Were they really allowed to be there? Witness the intellectual excitement of 1896, when gender and love become part of the equation as Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance present the play Blue Stockings from Nov. 14 through Nov. 24 at the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. “Blue Stockings is about the women and men … [Read more...]

Voters Approve Millage Proposal in Rochester Community Schools

Voters residing within the boundaries of Rochester Community Schools (RCS) overwhelmingly elected to approve a building and site sinking fund. This investment in the school district will generate approximately $7.8 million per year for 10 years to repair, replace, or buy new facility and infrastructure items, enhance security, and upgrade technology. “It is an honor to work among community members who place such a high value on education and are willing to invest in our students’ future,” … [Read more...]

Would You Like To Be a Ski or Snowboard Instructor?

The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Pine Knob Ski Resort are hiring for the 2019/20 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can be instructed on how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt … [Read more...]

Adult Fitness Park Coming to the OPC

Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds of the Community Foundation for SE Michigan, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) has finalized the planning and construction of the outdoor adult fitness park located on the Commission’s grounds. Grants from the Community Foundation support projects and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of the late Mr. Wilson, a Detroit native and founder and longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills. The Design & Access … [Read more...]

Community Comes Together for First Look at Innovation Hills

The City’s newest park, Innovation Hills, officially opened to the public on Wednesday night. Located at 2800 W Hamlin, the park has been long anticipated since it was closed for construction over the summer. Nestled on the corner of Hamlin and Adams, Innovation Hills is a park intended to be unlike any other. The park design was developed through several community conversations with residents, parent groups, nonprofits, and business leaders led by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. Residents made … [Read more...]

Unique Crafts at the OPC Artisan Market

Shop unique and trendy hand-crafted items at the Artisan Market on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entry is $1 at the door, which benefits the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) Enrichment & Arts Department. The public is welcome to attend this boutique style sale which will be located in the gym at 650 Letica Dr., in Rochester. There will be over 75 talented vendors selling a wide variety of arts and crafts including custom jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, artisan cards, … [Read more...]