Rochester Hills Museum Community Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Founder’s Day Celebration

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Annual Founder’s Day Event March 11 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be inducting three new members into the Community Hall of Fame at the Founder’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. The annual Founder’s Day program, sponsored by the Rochester Historical Commission, recognizes the founding of Rochester on March 17, 1817 by James Graham. This year’s event features renowned ragtime pianist, Bob Milne. Bob grew up in Rochester … [Read more...]

Frank Rewold & Son Has Been Building Rochester Since 1918

Jason Rewold began working in his family’s business as soon as he was old enough to swing a hammer. He followed a tradition that goes back four generations in the Frank Rewold & Son construction company.  The firm traces its history back to 1918, when Frank M. Rewold worked for auto magnate John Dodge and his wife, Matilda, at their Meadow Brook Farm on Adams Road. The senior Rewold was a jack-of-all-trades handyman for the Dodges. He built and maintained many of the barns and farm … [Read more...]

Remembering the Rochester Explosion

It was one of those events that had people asking, “Where were you when…?” Twenty-five years have passed, but those who were in Rochester at the time can tell you - as if it happened yesterday - where they were and what they were doing when they heard the explosion on May 20, 1992. It was a warm, late-spring Wednesday afternoon in downtown Rochester. The evening rush hour was underway when, at 5:20 p.m., a blast erupted, leveling the northernmost two-thirds of the Crissman building at the … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners to honor L. Brooks Patterson and Roy Rewold

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will honor Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson with a special recognition. He will be honored for 20 years of successful financial management of the county budget and his partnership with the County Commissioners. Patterson has the distinction of presenting balanced budgets that have been passed for 20 years consecutively, by the Board of Commissioners, which is a milestone. The Board will also recognize … [Read more...]

Roy Rewold Passes Away in Rochester Hills, MI October 2, 2013

Roy Rewold passes away at age 84, a life-time resident of Rochester, died October 2, 2013. He was born January 30, 1929, in Rochester to the late Frank and Martha Rewold. A 1946 graduate of Rochester High School, he married Beverly J. Bell of Utica on December 30, 1948. "I have known Roy Rewold since I was a young boy. He built my father a building for our business in 1970, and we are still in that building today. One thing I remember about Roy is that when some people walk into a room, … [Read more...]