Remembering Loretta Smarch, Joseph Coleman, Janet Davis, Mary Helen Bull and others

Welcome back to our Local Condolences section. The Rochester Media team respectfully brings you a monthly update of obituaries as shared by Pixley Funeral Homes and Modetz Funeral Homes in Rochester. It is never easy learning a loved one has passed. With this collection each month, it is our hope to keep our community connected to ensure the memories of those passed live on in our thoughts. All notices can be found at and, through an emailing … [Read more...]

Red Lotus Yoga will host a special course on yogic sleep this month

Join Brian Granader and the Red Lotus Yoga family on Friday, March 21 for a special course on meditation and sleep. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a 30-minute class, followed by a one-hour meditation special. The event is called Yoga Nidra and costs $20 in advance and $25 day-of. All levels of yoga students are welcomed. Red Lotus Yoga is located at 1900 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills. For more information, please visit or call 248-601-9642. … [Read more...]

Troy Police seek help finding homicide suspect in gas station murder on Rochester Road

The Troy Police Department need your help finding the homicide suspect thought to be involved in the murder of Athir Putres. Last week, Purtres was killed at the Clark Gas Station located at 6951 Rochester Road. Here is the press release from Troy Police along with a sketch of the suspect: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION---SUSPECT COMPOSITE With special thanks to the media for helping us to get our message out earlier in the week, the occupants of the Black Buick have contacted us.  They have … [Read more...]

Get Covered America shares 10 ways health coverage can help you celebrate Valentine’s Day

From Enroll America: New Health Care Coverage Options Have Sweetened February 14 for Consumers LANSING, MI -- This Valentine's Day, as Michiganders fret over whether they should say "I love you" with chocolate or flowers, Get Covered America boldly asks, "Why not say it with health care?" In honor of St. Valentine, here are the top ten reasons why getting health insurance can make this year's jour d'amour extra lovely. Chocolate can put weight on your waist, but having health insurance … [Read more...]

Still confused about shopping for health insurance? Check out this quick video

Are you shopping for health insurance with the best benefits in mind? Know what those benefits are? Since the deadline for buying health coverage this year is March 31, Priority Health has shared a quick video to help you shop smart for you and your family. You can view the video here. Have a tip? Help other readers make wise purchases and leave us a message in the comment box below! To learn more, visit   … [Read more...]

Crime Files: Forged probation signatures; stolen fur coat and more

Speed sign knocked over on Parkdale Ave. On Sunday, Jan. 26 around 2:30 a.m., a Rochester resident told police about a downed digital speed limit pole on Parkdale Ave. After the resident heard a loud bang outside their home, they saw the pole on the ground but were unable to identify the car that hit the speed sign. According to the report, vehicle tracks were seen leaving the roadway onto the sidewalk where the pole was found, disconnected from the base. Officers have no further … [Read more...]

MDCH launches School Wellness Award program

From the Michigan Department of Community Health: Michigan Department of Community Health Launches School Wellness Award  LANSING - The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a program encouraging Michigan schools to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and a tobacco-free lifestyle to students and staff. As part of the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Initiative, the Michigan School Wellness Award program aims to recognize schools working to create healthier … [Read more...]

Crittenton will host free weight-loss event Jan. 30

Aiming to lose weight this year in a healthy way? Coming next week, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center experts will share with you their best tips for losing weight and forming healthier habits for a better lifestyle. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, a mini health fair will delve into blood pressure (with free screenings), body mass index and body fat analysis. A free seminar will include the most effective ways to coach yourself in the year ahead. The event will take … [Read more...]

Free women’s virtual health expo running through next week, sign up today

This week through Jan. 29, ladies are invited to participate in a virtual women’s holistic health expo. More than 20 experts will share how to have your healthiest year yet, breaking free from any diets you may be entangled in, according to the website. With a diverse group of experts, the topics range just as far, including balancing hormones, changing old habits, exploring alternatives and much more. Those interested can join the free summit online by submitting an email address. The … [Read more...]

Remembering Virginia Bennett, Shirley Giglio and others

Local condolences: Jan. 23 Virginia L. Bennett April 16, 1926 - January 20, 2014 BENNETT, VIRGINIA L. of Waterford; Went home to be with the Lord on January 20, 2014; age 87; Beloved wife of the late Frank; Loving mother of Sharon Bennett, Gregory Bennett, Deborah (Louie) Calderon and Janine (Paul) Lair. Cherished grandmother of Christopher and Olivia. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Walton Boulevard Church of God. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at … [Read more...]