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 areas are significant to people in the greater Rochester area,” Tisdel said. “I’m looking forward to providing a voice for people in our community and … [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 participate, artists grades K-12 will be able to submit artwork to illustrate the theme "What Community Means to Me." Participants may visit the Paint Creek Center for … [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 through COVID-19,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our number … [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 Dashboards are designed to assess the unique risks for emergencies in Rochester Hills. Powered by mySidewalk, it will allow the fire department to … [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 pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 13 & 14. This year’s … [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 26, 2021. Named “Best Midday Personality” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Beckmann has been cited as Michigan’s top sportscaster for his … [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 Cheer.” Visitors will see carvings of holiday favorites, including Buddy The Elf, Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Vacation Stationwagon, and many more. … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Rochester Hills will once again allow its residents to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council on the following dates and times ONLY: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Sunday, January 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road (south side of Avon, just west of Livernois Road). Christmas trees will be accepted subject to ALL of the following … [Read more...]

Ford Donates 6,000 Face Masks to Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library A recent donation of 6,000 disposable face masks from the Ford Motor Company Fund significantly helps Rochester Hills Public Library's efforts to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “This generous donation from the Ford Motor Company Fund,” said Juliane Morian, library director, “has helped offset the impact of unanticipated expenditures. It helps RHPL do more when our community needs us the most.” Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) … [Read more...]

Christmas Extended in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester is pleased to announce that The Big, Bright Light Show has been extended until Sunday, January 31. The show will be aglow every evening from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight. And the holiday magic doesn’t end there. 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, live ice carving demonstrations and, of course, The Big, … [Read more...]