Rochester Junior Women’s Club is Seeking Area Non-Profit Organizations to Benefit

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club is looking for non-profit organizations that need assistance and can benefit from our fundraising. Each spring the club Donations Committee reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. Based on the committee’s recommendations, annual recipients are selected for the major fundraisers as well as recipients for miscellaneous donations. The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) has been serving the community since 1956. RJWC is a … [Read more...]

Interpreting Women at Mackinac

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Interpreting Women at Mackinac, a free virtual event, on Wednesday March 10, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interpreting the past accurately involves telling the stories of many people. Lee Ann Ewer, interpretive assistant, and Craig Wilson, chief curator, will discuss the specific challenges and rewards of researching and interpreting the lives of women at Mackinac, and how these stories are being incorporated into the wider history of … [Read more...]

Work for the Road Commission for Oakland County this Summer

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is looking to hire approximately 30 seasonal summer laborers. The position pay rate is $12.25 per hour, with a five-day work-week schedule. Workers are expected to report in early June. The positions will last 10 to 12 weeks, depending on need. Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED by the first day, have a valid driver’s license, be legally eligible to work in the United States and be available to work Monday … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees Names New Officers

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year. The board appointed Robert Bonam as president and Madge Lawson as vice-president. Anne Kucher was named secretary, and Gregg Christenson as treasurer. Chuck Stouffer and Suba Subbarao are board trustees.  Robert Bonam Bonam was first elected to the library board in 1984 and has since filled each position several times. During his tenure on the board, Bonam has managed the … [Read more...]

Snow Emergency issued by Cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills

Snow Emergency for City of Rochester The City of Rochester has declared a snow emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15. All vehicles on residential streets are to be moved to driveways. If you do not have a driveway, you may park your vehicle in the City's Parking Decks free of charge. Vehicles that remain on the street are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. The snow emergency will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. Having vehicles off the street makes … [Read more...]

Spectacular Rochester, a Brush Up on Local History

In collaboration with the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, the Brown Bag Lunch programs are going virtual. Attendees may register to join online, to brush up on local history topics, during the noon lunch hour. The first virtual Brown Bag Lunch is Tuesday, March 2 from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. Register to receive a Zoom link to join in. The people, places, and events that shaped the community's history are introduced through historic photographs, maps, documents, and fascinating stories. … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Billion-Dollar Lottery Winner has two Silent Partners

State Reps. Mark Tisdel and Diana Farrington, both members of the House Tax Policy Committee, today detailed the taxes Metro Detroit’s recent big Mega Millions winner will be shelling over after collecting the jackpot. The two members of the House Tax Policy Committee released a tongue-and-cheek video highlighting the amount the winner will pay in taxes if he or she selects the one-time cash payment of about $739 million. “My wife and I bought a Mega Millions ticket and enjoyed … [Read more...]

Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) presents Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment (SAFE), a free virtual program, to the public on Wednesday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University SAFE Program Director LaToya Hall talks about financial scams and identity theft. Learn how to protect yourself, report a possible problem and recover financially and emotionally after being victimized. To register for this program, visit the OPC Website … [Read more...]

Be My Valentine with a Library Raffle Ticket

Looking for a Lovely Valentine’s Gift? Give a Friends of the Library’s 60-40 Raffle Ticket to your Valentine. Tickets Now Available Online and via the Phone. Buy your beloved a ticket for The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle available to everyone. The raffle proceeds will hopefully help make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising events and operations during the past year due to COVID-19. The 2020 casualties … [Read more...]

Oakland University Leads Study that Fills Key Gap on the Map of Human Genetic Diversity

Published in the Journal Gigascience, the Study Contributes to an International Effort to Map Human Genetic Variation around the Globe Led by a group of Oakland University (OU) researchers, the largest study of genetic diversity in Ukraine has been published in the open science journal GigaScience. The study provides data on genetic variants associated with human health and describes historical factors that helped give rise to remarkable genetic variation in a part of the world that has been … [Read more...]