Nine community organizations get Brooksie Way Minigrants and Race Board announced as 2013 race season kicks off

A summer camp for blind or visually impaired teens, a senior citizens walking program and a race in boats that look like dragons are among the programs that received funding today from the Brooksie Way Minigrant program. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson also announced during the kickoff for the 2013 HealthPlus Brooksie Way that running icons Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer had been appointed to the newly formed race Board of Directors and that HealthPlus had signed a multi-year … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Foundation Donates $2,500 to Boston Relief Fund

The Brooksie Way foundation today made a $2,500 donation to the One Fund Boston relief effort, established to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The contribution was announced by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who is also chairman of The Brooksie Way foundation. “A tragedy of this magnitude calls for some type of response,” Patterson said. “Runners, whether in Boston for the marathon or at Oakland University for The Brooksie Way, have a common bond and … [Read more...]

Seven Oakland County “Healthy” Projects Get Brooksie Way Minigrant Funding for 2013

The Michigan Senior Olympics, a healthy eating program for children and wellness expo are among seven Oakland County programs that received nearly $8,000 in funding through The Brooksie Way Minigrant program. The awards were handed out today by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during a press conference at the Executive Office Building in Waterford. Since the minigrant program began nearly three years ago, 82 grants have been given out totaling more than $97,000. “The Brooksie … [Read more...]

Novice Brooksie Way Half Marathoner races for 3-year-old family member

By Jen Bucciarelli Training for a half marathon is no small feat, but Julianne Reyes of Rochester said finding inspiration and motivation for the upcoming 13.1-mile journey was easy. Three-year-old Cecylia Weeks, who has been fighting Wilm’s cancer since July, is the source of inspiration who gets Reyes through each run and will push her to the Brooksie Way finish line on Sunday, Sept. 30. Reyes knew she would run for her second cousin after hearing what she described as a moving … [Read more...]

Church schedules Brooksie Way flash wave

Members of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church have organized a “flash wave” for Sunday morning, September 30, during the Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K to cheer for the runners. The community is invited to join in a “Hands across the Hills” experience as the marathon runners pass in front of the PNC Bank, 2012 Walton Blvd at the corner of Old Perch Road. Since roads in the area are scheduled to close at 7:45 a.m., participants should meet at 7:30 a.m. and park in the bank parking … [Read more...]

October 2010 events from members of C.O.R.E

Brooksie Way Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, October 2, 5:00 PM Rochester Fire Department, 227 E. Second, Rochester Sponsored by Rochester Area Youth Assistance. Spaghetti dinner fundraiser benefiting local charities. Ticket prices: $5 adult/$3 child in advance $8 adult/$4 child at door. Includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread and beverage Upper Room Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:00-10:30 PM First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester A gathering place … [Read more...]

Rochester area is the place to be Sept. 25-26

One community that has a bustling suburban lifestyle going on these days is Rochester/Rochester Hills. Just two weeks after the Art & Apples Festival brings thousands of art lovers to town, and one week before the Brooksie Way half-marathon returns, the weekend of Sept. 25-26 will be a great example of the many thriving activities in this residential, northern Oakland County community: a fall festival, historic home tour, lobster boil, farmers market, cider mill—the list goes on. “One … [Read more...]