Michigan Hidden Talent Tour Comes to Rochester Hills

A statewide tour to inspire Michigan companies to hire workers with disabilities is coming to Rochester. Lt. Gov. Calley and Justice Bernstein will share stories about companies who found valuable workers who have a disability. As part of the MI Hidden Talent Tour, these state leaders, along with local organizations helping with this effort, will provide resources and answer questions for business leaders who want to explore this untapped pool of talent. Featuring Michigan Lt. Governor … [Read more...]

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...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

This Month in Rochester History

It was a half century ago this month that Rochester residents first learned about the development planned for the former Great Oaks Stock Farm on the west side of the village. Slavik Builders of Oak Park unveiled their concept for the 400-acre development that included 600 homes, 900 apartments and a 9-hole golf course, plus a shopping center to be built later. It was announced that the homes in the new subdivision would be priced starting at $30,000. By Deborah Larson, originally posted at … [Read more...]

State of the City of Rochester 2016

Story By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie, Photos by Michael Dwyer The State of the City Address of Rochester Held at The Royal Park Hotel Rochester City Manager, Blaine Wing, at his first State of the City for Rochester, welcomed the crowd and gave introductory remarks. Turning it over to Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Russell, she introduced the Rochester Hills Police Department Honor Guard, who presented the colors by marching in with the flags of The United States of America, Michigan, and the City … [Read more...]

Meet Rochester Mayor Cathy Daldin in Person

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4:oo p.m. on February 18th at the OPC All Rochester residents and business owners are welcome for Coffee with Mayor Daldin every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Older Persons' Commission located at 650 Letica Road. Please note: If the Mayor is unable to attend, a representative from the City Manager's Office will attend. City of Rochester Website   Mayor Daldin Invites Public to 2016 State of the City Address Mayor Cathy Daldin … [Read more...]

Rochester State of the City 2015 VIDEO

The City of Rochester has released the official video of the 2015 State of the City address held at the Royal Park Hotel on Monday, March 30. Tom Daldin, host of the PBS program Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed guests and introduced the evening. Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson outlined the past, present and future of Rochester based on where the city is now. Rochester Media & The Community Edge was in attendance, read the story: A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015 … [Read more...]

A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015

Rochester Radar The Royal Park Hotel hosted the 2015 State of the City Address for Rochester on Monday evening. Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed the attendees and offered kind remarks about living in Rochester. Daldin, also a Pure Michigan Spokesperson, said that everywhere he goes he mentions what a great place Rochester is and how happy he is to call Downtown Rochester his home. Mayor Pro Tem, Ben Giovanelli, introduced the Rochester Police Department Color … [Read more...]

37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival in the Park Brings Old-Fashioned Family Fun to Downtown Rochester

There is something for everyone at the 37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival which takes place Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. The festival celebrates the community’s history, traditions and culture and is chocked-full of old-fashioned family entertainment. The festival opens on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and coincides with the City of Rochester’s official dedication of the … [Read more...]

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...]