Color of Wellness Fair to Benefit New Day Foundation August 10

National and Local Brands Help Battle Financial Toxicity of Crippling Disease Oakland County businesses are coming together Saturday, August 10 from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. at The Village of Rochester Hills to help families facing cancer during an inaugural beauty and fitness wellness fair presented by The Woodhouse Day Spa of Rochester Hills. The first-ever Color of Wellness community event benefits New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit in Rochester Hills dedicated to reducing the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are Brick-and-Mortar Stores a Thing of the Past?

Dear Crabby, I was giddy when the new Barnes & Noble opened at The Village of Rochester Hills last month, but I was also a bit surprised. It seems like so many other chains are shuttering stores, either in favor of an online presence or because they’ve declared bankruptcy. Is there still hope for brick-and-mortar stores or are they outdated relics? Thanks! Samantha Spendthrift Dear Miss Spendthrift, Some might say I know a thing or two about being an outdated relic, so I feel quite … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble Opens New Store Prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills now has Two Barnes & Noble Bookstores Barnes & Noble, Inc.,the world’s largest retail bookseller, opened a new store prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills (200 N. Adams Road) on March 27. This will be the first new prototype store in Michigan. Local author, columnist, and radio personality, Mitch Albom, was the location's first book signing and author appearance on Wednesday. Albom spoke of how important libraries and bookstores are and how they contain … [Read more...]

Spotlights Market Coming to The Village of Rochester Hills

Art. Entertainment. Food. It can all be found at The Village of Rochester Hills when Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will hold its annual Spotlights Market, a fine art and gift show, on Oct. 2, 3 and 4. This is a new location and new date for the show in its 24th year. Affordable and creative art mediums including paintings, sculptures, clothing, photography, jewelry and much more will be featured at this popular event. “The juried show will feature 115 artisans from near and far, almost half of … [Read more...]

The Village of Rochester Hills Turns Teal for Ovarian Cancer

Cruise over to the Village of Rochester Hills for their Third Annual Turn the Village Teal event to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. This family-friendly day includes: 50 classic cars (all teal of course), a 5K FUN Run, photo ops, chances to win a $50 Village gift card, and more!   … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsors including Noodles and the Village of Rochester Hills. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host ‘Wet and Wild Wednesdays’ in July and August

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting ‘Wet and Wild Wednesdays’ again this summer. Enjoy a great escape from the summer with entertainment and water!  Each day includes entertainment in the gazebo from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and slip and slide, fire truck sprays, and creek wading from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to our sponsors Genisys Credit Union and The Village of Rochester Hills. Also, another special thanks to the Clinton River Watershed Council for their … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things Every Rochester Dad Should Know

Here is a quick list of 10 things every dad in Rochester should know before Christmas. Believe me, it will certainly help you be a hero with the family because they can provide hours upon hours of entertainment for everyone... just what the doctor ordered with the kids on vacation from school! The Big Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester continues through January 1, 2012.  As a dad, you SHOULD KNOW that lights go on at 6 p.m. So eat dinner before and then enjoy the show with a walk down … [Read more...]

Walton Boulevard is Open and Smooth in Rochester Hills

Since April 18, 2011 Walton Boulevard has been limited to one lane from Crittenton Hospital to The Village of Rochester Hills. But not any more. We have a fresh and smooth road to travel on and the results are great to see. The $2.8 million dollar upgrade was called for to conduct pavement repairs, crosswalk improvements, upgraded traffic signals, and add 3 inches of new asphalt. Craig Bryson of The Road Commission for Oakland County said, "The project went very well. Finished on time and within … [Read more...]

Fun for Kids at the Village All Summer Long!

If you're looking for a great place to take your kids for some fun in the sun, come to the Village of Rochester Hills and combine your shopping or lunch plans with free childrens’ activities all summer long.   Every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. is craft day where a different craft will be featured each week in Fountain Park. Hosted in July by Kiddie Klub of Rochester Hills, and in August by the North Oakland YMCA, this is sure to be a big hit with both children and their parents. More … [Read more...]