Rochester highlights its pride in State of the City address

The 2014 Rochester State of the City address was an evening of familiar faces, mostly good news, laughs, and a lot of hometown pride. Tom Daldin, host of Detroit Public Television’s popular "Under the Radar Michigan" program, welcomed the crowd gathered at the Royal Park Hotel. Not only is Tom a proud Rochester resident, but also his wife Cathy serves on the Rochester City Council. Tom said even though his work takes him all over the state, he always lets people know he loves coming home … [Read more...]

Wanderlust: A New Shopping Destination

About two weeks ago I noticed changes to a storefront on Main Street. Two of my favorite colors grabbed my eye: gray and teal. Once I saw that, I was excited to see what was going to open up. Then during Rochester Posed last week I noticed the store sign was up and it said “Wanderlust.” It really intrigued me because I wasn't sure what the merchandise would be, so I talked to the store owner, Ally Martin, and got the scoop. Ally is partnering with her mom, Denise, to bring us a great … [Read more...]

Rochester Fall Bucket List

Fall is a great time of year. Michigan summers are so wonderful, but I truly enjoy the fun of visiting cider mills, the changing leaves on the trees, and all the great events in the area. Here is my Fall Bucket List of 20 things you should try this fall. Enjoy! Take a bite out of the Art & Apples Festival, Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 Ride your bike or take a walk down the Paint Creek Trail and collect different colored leaves. Visit the Rochester Cider Mill. They … [Read more...]

Rochester goes “Rockwell” this fall with live mannequins

Get ready for downtown Rochester’s very first live mannequin event—Rochester Posed—scheduled for Thursday, October 3. Participating downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Norman Rockwell scenes. “Rochester Posed is something new and different for downtown Rochester,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “It’s the perfect collaboration … [Read more...]