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Free Park Access for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled is on the Ballot

Seniors, military veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities will be offered free annual vehicle passes to parks operated by Oakland County under a funding proposal that appears on the November 3 ballot. Oakland County has 13 Parks Oakland County voters in the upcoming general election will decide the fate of a proposal from the … [Read More...]

Five Things to Know Before You Vote

Here are Five Helpful Things to Know Before you Vote in the November General Election If you are planning to vote in person at the polls on Election Day, be aware that some voter precincts in Rochester Hills have been moved to facilitate COVID-19 safe practices. If you live in Rochester Hills precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27, or … [Read More...]

Remembering Dr. Roger Byrd

Obituary for Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd, 79, peacefully passed away at his home in Rochester Hills on October 22, 2020. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Jo [Francis] Byrd, his beloved children, Scott Martin Byrd, Michael John Byrd [Michele], David Roger Byrd [Johanna] and Julie Anne Byrd [Emily … [Read More...]

Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Club member Joyce Murphy awards Mayor Barnett the annual Beautification Award Living in the Rochester area is a pleasure for many reasons, great schools, the many parks and trails, and a vibrant downtown loaded with shops and restaurants. There is another feature about the Rochester area that makes it so livable, the pleasing landscaping … [Read More...]

Indoor Activities Resume at the Older Persons’ Commission

Advanced Registration Necessary The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is resuming indoor programs, classes and events during October. In the summer, the OPC modified its schedule by adding a variety of virtual and outdoor fitness and enrichment programming, and it’s time to reintroduce indoor programs and classes while adjusting to the CDC and … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Are You Ready for Big Ten Football?

Dear Crabby, I can hardly contain my excitement that Big Ten football kicks off this weekend. Are you excited too? Which teams do you think will do well? Thanks! Tony Touchdown Dear Tony Touchdown, Yes. I am pretty happy that college football will now be added back to my weekend viewing. Not only does it get me out of raking the … [Read More...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Resume Used Book Sales on Limited Basis

Get Ready to Hunt Again for Some Great Literary Bargains, but Only by Appointment, and Shoppers Must Spend at Least $10. Operating under Covid-19 safety rules that limit access, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library have reopened the Used Book Sale Room on the second floor of the Library at 500 Olde Towne Road to the general … [Read More...]

Rochester Garden Club Gives Outdoor Camp Scholarships

Chace Browe The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area this year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Do You Have Any Unpopular Opinions?

Dear Crabby, As we get closer to the election all the yelling, name-calling, and finger-pointing have reached epic levels and I for one am sick and tired of it all. So, instead of adding to the stress, I thought it would be fun to ask you about any unpopular, nonpolitical opinion you might have. You know, something that lots of people love, but … [Read More...]

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