Downtown Rochester Hosts Deck Art 2017 with the Kick Off on May 11 & 12

Deck Art 2017 Kicks off May 11 & 12 This year, over 450 artists from all over metro Detroit, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania as well as over 55 downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2017. In its seventh installment, Deck Art 2017 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be on display in downtown Rochester businesses beginning May 11, and will be celebrated with a … [Read more...]

Shop and Win with Mad Money March in Downtown Rochester

Come April 3, there will be four lucky winners, all with Shopping Sprees in Downtown Rochester. How? Shoppers who spend $100 at one or more participating businesses during the month of March can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree, a $500 Shopping Spree or one of two $250 Shopping Sprees. “Mad Money March has become a really exciting promotion in downtown Rochester,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority events coordinator. “By March, everyone is … [Read more...]

Two Thumbs Up for Rochester Posed

Prepare to step into a cinematic world as your best-loved movie characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s fourth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Classic Movies, including timeless favorites such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Forrest Gump. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of … [Read more...]

How The Old Stone Store became The Home Bakery

The Old Stone Store: A Remnant of Rochester’s Pioneer Era By Deborah J. Larsen Few Rochester residents remember a time when the venerable stone store at the corner of Third and Main streets was not a bakery. History reveals, however, that the iconic building has served a wide variety of tenants in its 167 years. Rochester’s oldest commercial structure, known to us as the Home Bakery building, was called “The Old Stone Store” by generations of earlier residents. It was built in 1849 for … [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...]

Decorate a gingerbread man as fast as you can!

My family and I attended The Polar Express event at The Rochester Hills Public Library this past Friday. It was so busy but everything was well-organized so we didn't feel crowded or rushed. Before I proceed, let me emphasize that we do not handle organized fun very well. If it's supposed to be fun then we will be disappointed. I'm not really sure why because we're really fun people! I guess it's just the pressure to purposely do something that's fun. Anyway, we waited in line just a bit and … [Read more...]