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State Rep. Mark Tisdel Appointed to Four House Committees

State Rep. Mark Tisdel today was appointed to four House committees for the Legislature’s 2021-22 session by Speaker Jason Wentworth. Tisdel, of Rochester Hills, will serve as vice chair of the Tax Policy Committee and as a member on committees related to Health Policy, Insurance, and Families, Children and Seniors. “All of these issue … [Read More...]

Looking for Young Artists for Art of Auburn Contest

Turning Auburn Road into their Canvas Starting February 1, Rochester Hills students, as well as those attending Rochester and Avondale public schools, are invited to submit their art to the "Art of Auburn" Contest. Multiple winners will get to see their artwork featured directly on the asphalt surface of Auburn Road.  To … [Read More...]

Grab & Go Service Resumes at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to announce it will return to Phase Three: Grab & Go Service on Monday, February 1. A COVID-19 safety plan has been in place at the library since March 2020. The plan allows the library to move through reopening phases depending on local virus cases and statistics.  “It has been a long journey … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Is it Illegal to Sneak Food into a Movie Theater?

Dear Crabby, With the ban on concession sales right now, I'm curious, is it illegal to sneak food into a movie theater? Sincerely, Mike and Ike Twizzler Dear Mike and Ike, That's a big question right now. I'm not sure if it is technically "illegal" anywhere, but it certainly is not allowed at most theaters. Dear Crabby Gives … [Read More...]

Rochester Hills Selected for Community Risk Assessment Pilot

Innovative Approach to Risk Reduction The City of Rochester Hills Fire Department was recently selected to participate in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Community Risk Assessment (CRA) Pilot Project. Only 250 U.S. Fire Departments were selected to participate in this pilot program, with only five chosen in Michigan.  CRA … [Read More...]

Deck Art 2021 Registration Begins February 1

Downtown Rochester is calling all Artists Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College students, as well as adult artists, are invited to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 11th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2021. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning … [Read More...]

WJR Mid-Morning On-Air Host Frank Beckmann Retires After 48 Years

Rochester Hills resident and veteran on-air host, Frank Beckmann, announces his retirement after a 48-year radio career with News Talk 760 WJR. Frank Beckmann, a news talk and sports broadcasting legend, has hosted “The Frank Beckmann Show” on WJR weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon for the last 18 years. His last show will air on Friday, March … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, Are the Ski Resorts Open?

Dear Crabby, With so many businesses closed or restricted, I was wondering if ski resorts are open? Sincerely, Susie Slalom Dear Susie, Why yes they are. And all reports say they are very, very busy! It seems everyone and anyone who ever wanted to ski, used to ski, or is a skier, are skiing at the local hills. Dear Crabby Gives … [Read More...]

Downtown Rochester Snowglow

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow, will take place on Friday, January 15 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Snowglow will include ice sculptures lining the streets, an ice carving competition, shopping, and of course, The Big, Bright Light Show. This is year’s ice sculpture theme is “Christmas … [Read More...]

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