About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at [email protected].

Q&A with Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer

Rochester Media (RM) invited Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (AK), candidate for re-election in District #15 for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, to participate in an Q&A style interview. We're please to share that with you here on The Community Edge, our online local news outlet. RM: Why do you seek re-election and why did you choose county commissioner as a form of public service? AK: I chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public … [Read more...]

Protests Come to Rochester

While big cities are the usual ground for protests, Rochester and Rochester Hills have a handful of protests popping up. In light of recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, area students have organized - and continue to organize - local peaceful protests. Unlike some of the big city protests that have turned into riots, prompting states to use the National Guard and for curfews to be put into place, the local walks have remained peaceful. On Thursday, June 4, two … [Read more...]

Remembering Bill Fox

William (Bill) Matthew Fox, created a legacy of service to the Rochester, Michigan Community. He was active in philanthropic endeavors as a major donor to DeLaSalle Collegiate, Rochester College, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Crittenton Hospital, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, the Rochester Rotary Club, and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Bill’s business acumen and success, as a Chevrolet Dealer for over 50 years, enabled him to give back to the greater community, which in turn gave him great … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2019 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 68th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge.                     Check out last year’s photo highlights of the 67th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Inaugural Author Fair for Shop Small Saturday

Meet Michigan Authors at the Library November 30 Rochester’s literary scene comes alive during Shop Small Saturday’s Author Fair hosted by the Rochester Hills Public Library, in partnership with Rochester Writers, on Saturday November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This literary event offers the opportunity to discover Michigan authors from a variety of genres, including some from the Rochester Area. The inaugural program will feature a mix of traditionally published and self-published … [Read more...]

Ribbon Cutting: Oakridge Dental Center

The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Held a Ribbon Cutting Welcoming Oakridge Dental Center their New Location in Rochester Hills From routine cleanings and fillings to dental implants, Oakridge Dental Center is equipped to handle all dental needs. Dr. Samer Obeid is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. After dental school, Dr. Obeid continued to serve Boston’s dental community in both private practice and as an instructor at … [Read more...]

Flashback to the 1980s as Rochester Hills Celebrates 35 Years with VIDEO

Mayor Barnett Celebrates Rochester Hills Success and Outlines Bold Plans for the Future Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his totally awesome 80s themed State of the City Address at Rochester Adams High School taking the audience back to the decade of bold colors, style, and iconic music. By combining musical talent with engaging visuals, Rochester Hills has cemented its reputation in the region for delivering the highest-quality interactive State of the City experience to their … [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...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]

Celebrating Black History through the Arts

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month this Saturday with Two Free Events The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 23, with two special events showcasing the talents and works of local African-American storytellers and musicians. The first event brings in author Jean Alicia Elster from 1:00–3:00 p.m. to discuss her award-winning book, The Colored Car. Her book is a coming of age story set in … [Read more...]