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Grab Some Junk in the Trunk at Annual Resale Event in Downtown Rochester

Junk in the Trunk returns to the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester with new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on June 19. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also … [Read More...]

Local Researchers use Genetics to Help Threatened Amazon Parrots

As part of a wide-ranging conservation effort, a group of Oakland University (OU) researchers has been mapping the DNA of Amazon parrot species from the Caribbean.  Yellow-Billed Jamaican Parrot The six species are native to the Yucatan Peninsula, in Central America, and the four Greater Antillean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, … [Read More...]

State Lifts Mask Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Michiganders

Fully Vaccinated Michiganders No Longer Required to Wear a Mask or Face Covering Indoors or Outdoors Governor Gretchen Whitmer Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is updating the Gatherings and Mask Order to align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s … [Read More...]

Everyday Heroes Needed for Annual 5K Race and Walk

Race Virtually Now, or Race in Person at Bloomer Park on Saturday June 26 Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk The sixth annual Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk will take place in person on Saturday June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The Everyday Heroes Needed … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Buy or Lease a New Car?

Dear Crabby, Should I Buy or Lease a New Car? Sincerely, Miss Daisy Dear Miss Daisy, As with anything, you must look at the pros and cons of either option. When you lease a car, the monthly payments are lower, the warranty protection is better, and you generally always have a new vehicle. However, you have limited mileage and you'll … [Read More...]

Hart Middle School Recognized as a National School of Character

HART: Helpful, Accountable, Respectful, Thoughtful Rochester Community Schools is proud to announce that Hart Middle School has earned the prestigious designation as a National School of Character., a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities, certified Hart Middle School, along … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Native Announces Bid for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large

Rochester Hills native Matthew Berard, 33, has announced his campaign for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large for the November 2 general election. Berard, raised in Rochester Hills and a product of Rochester Community Schools, lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Kelly, and two sons; Jack and Charlie. Matthew Berard and Family “I … [Read More...]

New Day Foundation for Families Welcomes Barbra Rill

New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer, announced the addition of Barbra Rill to the staff as community development coordinator. The announcement was made by New Day Co-founder and President Gina Kell Spehn.   As a resident of Rochester Hills since … [Read More...]

A Lung Cancer Community of Courage and Survivor Story

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to welcome Bonnie J. Addario on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her book, The Living Room: A Lung Cancer Community of Courage. The program will be live-streamed on Zoom. Addario is a lung cancer survivor and co-founder, board chair, and patient advocate of GO2 Foundation for Lung … [Read More...]

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