Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Dillman & Upton: A Centennial Business

Dillman & Upton, one of Rochester’s oldest businesses, is a company that was made in a marriage – sort of. The story starts in the late 1890s, when auctioneer Charles W. Upton came to Rochester just as the village was beginning to boom with the arrival of the interurban line. After spending a few years selling windmills and wire fencing to farmers, Upton started a coal and wood business in a former wagon shop on the corner of what is today West University Drive and Oak Street. Upton and … [Read more...]

A Year in Review for Rochester Media 2015

Twenty-fifteen was filled with many highlights in the Rochester area.  We had elections, added parking garages, had lots of road construction, and many other news highlights that people saw here on Rochester Media and The Community Edge - Please enjoy a look back with some of these fan favorites. Remembering Rochester: 543 North Main Street May 6, 2015 Main Street in Downtown Rochester has gone through quite a few changes over the years. Did you know that 543 North Main Street was once … [Read more...]

Remembering Rochester: 543 North Main Street

Main Street in Downtown Rochester has gone through quite a few changes over the years. Did you know that 543 North Main Street was once the home of the Dillman & Upton lumber yard? The company dates back to 1910 and the location was an ideal spot for a lumber business in the days when the Michigan Central Railroad tracks ran along the northern edge of the property. Read the full story on Rochester Avon History … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour This Weekend

Get ready to be swept away into a holiday wonderland. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2013 Holiday Home Tour has six enchanting homes to be toured this Sunday, November 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. From a Greek Revival Farmstead to a home reminiscent of the Eastern Seaboard with cedar shake exterior and Native American and European interior influences to a Gabled Bungalow with English Court Holiday décor. The event benefiting the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) … [Read more...]