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...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Mark 60th Anniversary with 60-40 Raffle

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is marking its 60th anniversary in 2021 with a new fundraiser, as a way to brighten what we all hope will be the post-pandemic Rochester area scene. The Friends, the volunteer support arm of the library which serves Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp., has launched its first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle. Granted, the raffle proceeds will hopefully make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising … [Read more...]

Santa Stroll in Downtown Rochester

Shop local this holiday season with Downtown Rochester’s merchants. The Santa Stroll will take place Sunday, December 13, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grab a hot beverage, do some shopping, and enjoy The Big, Bright Light Show. Santa Stroll in Downtown Rochester December 13 Over 30 downtown businesses will be open on Sunday, December 13 until 8:00 p.m. and parking is free on Sunday’s in Rochester. The participating businesses are listed on the Downtown Development Authority’s … [Read more...]

The City of Rochester Hills Redesigns Website

Resident-Centric, Mobile-friendly, Available in Multiple Languages The City of Rochester Hills has redesigned its website to be more resident-centric and mobile-friendly, and is now accessible in over 70 languages. The redesign embraces the latest developments in website navigation, look, and content. Screenshot of the New City of Rochester Hills Website “We’ve all become accustomed to outstanding digital experiences and we definitely want that to be the case with rochesterhills.org,” … [Read more...]