The Haven Sanitarium, World-Renowned Mental Health Hospital of Avon Township

Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “The Haven Sanitarium” with historian and society president Tiffany Dziurman Stozicki on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. on the society’s online Zoom platform. Dziurman will share her latest research about The Haven Sanitarium, a world-renowned mental health hospital that operated from 1932 to 1968 in Avon Township (now Rochester Hills), MI. The hospital was located on what is now the Grosse Pines Subdivision on Walton Boulevard.  “The … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Youth Council Accepting New Applications

The City Of Rochester Hills recently announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Government Youth Council are now being accepted.  Rochester Hills Youth Council For over 17 years, young people in Rochester Hills have been sitting on the Council dais sharing their experiences and getting an up close look at local government. The 15 students on the youth council represent each City Council district and are currently in grades 9th - 12th.  “Youth Council has helped me better … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers Free, Live Online Tutoring

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s partner in learning and offers premium services to help parents and students stay on track with their learning. In addition to important research and academic resources and databases, the library offers all RHPL cardholders free live online tutoring. Tutor.com connects students at their time of need to one of over 3,000 vetted expert tutors. With instant access to one-to-one homework help and tutoring, students (and parents) can … [Read more...]

The Annual Meals on Wheels 5k Run/Walk Opens Registration

This year the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) offers two ways to participate in the 15th annual 5K Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels. The race will take place as both an in-person event on Saturday, June 5 as well as virtually throughout the entire month of June. Whether participants choose to walk or run in person, or log their miles throughout the month on their own time and at their own pace, everyone is encouraged to participate and help raise awareness and critical funds for this … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Re-Opens

The gift shop run by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library has re-opened for business. Currently, a store-wide 40% Off Sale welcomes shoppers back and thanks them for their patience. Due to the pandemic, the store had been open during limited hours by appointment only. And before that, the library was closed to patrons, resulting in the store being closed as well. “We’re so happy to open our doors again,” said store manager, Darlene Tomczyk. “New spring merchandise has come … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Encourages Executive Youth Board Applicants

Neighborhood House is actively accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board now through May 15. The Youth Board assists in the planning, development, and implementation of Neighborhood House fundraising events. This leadership group frequently promotes volunteer opportunities at Neighborhood Houses’ three locations: their clothes closet, food pantry, and main office. The Executive Youth Board was developed in 2008 when a local citizen granted $10,000 to Neighborhood … [Read more...]

Mandatory Immunizations for Oakland University Student Residents

Students living on campus in residence halls, apartments, and cottages must be vaccinated prior to fall move-in on Friday, August 27. Exceptions will be made for students who seek a religious or medical exemption. A clearer definition of those exemptions are expected closer to the start of the fall semester. Shelby Kramer, an OU staff member, received the first shot of the Moderna vaccine last week at Oakland University. This requirement means students living in any of the Oakland … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Lost Poletown with Author Brianne Turczynski

Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had a store on every corner. Its theaters, restaurants, and schools thrived, and its churches catered to multiple denominations. The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents “Detroit's Lost Poletown” with author Brianne Turczynski on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s online Zoom platform. In 1981, General Motors announced plans for a new plant in Detroit and pointed to the 465 acres of … [Read more...]

Spring into Action with Adopt-A-Road Clean-Up to Help Beautify County

Tired of viewing roadside litter? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has just the opportunity for you: There are many roads still available as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. “This is a great opportunity for the public to help clean up our environment and beautify Oakland County communities,” RCOC Chair Andrea LaLonde stated. “Over the years, groups and organizations have committed volunteer time to clean up our communities by clearing litter along roadsides. They are … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Survivor and Award Winning Broadcast Host is Back

New Day Foundation for Families, a leading nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer, announced the addition of former Detroit television and radio host Kim Adams to the organization as fundraising and development executive. The announcement was made by New Day Co-founder and President Gina Kell Spehn.   Kim Adams was shocked when, last November, her position as host at 98.7 The Breeze was suddenly eliminated due to a format change. As a … [Read more...]