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...]

Student Leaders Honored with Keeper of the Dream Awards

Rochester resident Rachel Jackson has been selected as one of nine recipients of Oakland University's Keeper of the Dream Award for 2021 in recognition of her efforts to break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding. Established in 1993, Keeper of the Dream provides annual scholarships of up to $5,000 for students who have demonstrated strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership. Since the program’s inception, more than 100 students from a variety of academic … [Read more...]

Rochester Symphony Orchestra announces Young Artist Competition winner

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is proud to announce that Violinist Madeline Cha is the recipient of the 2021 Young Artist Competition award. In addition to this award, Cha has won many others: in 2018, she received an honorable mention in the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, in 2019 Cha was the category winner of the Open Strings Junior Division in the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, in 2018 and 2019 she was named the state winner and nationals alternate for the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Celebrates over 30 Years of Accounting Excellence

City Enters 2021 in a Strong Financial Position The City of Rochester Hills recently announced receiving the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for the 32nd consecutive year.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This award was given to Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Snow the Love Scavenger Hunt to Benefit the Rainbow Connection

Event Offers Family Fun and Helps Grant Wishes to Michigan Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions Sweeten your Valentine's weekend with some family fun. Experience a colorful and fun scavenger hunt benefiting The Rainbow Connection on Saturday, February 13, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Village of Rochester Hills. Families can participate for a $5 donation. Participants will get to sleuth their way through The Village looking for items and the first 100 families … [Read more...]

Foodie February in Downtown Rochester

Ditch the kitchen and head to Downtown Rochester for Foodie February. Beginning February 1, dine in or carry out from any Downtown Rochester restaurant, save the receipts, and foodies will have a chance to win restaurant gift cards and Love Local Rochester swag every week in February. “The past several months have been challenging for our downtown businesses, especially the restaurants”, stated Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). … [Read more...]

Bringing the Zoo to You at the OPC

The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is Bringing the Zoo to You on Thursday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. Tour the Toledo Zoo’s historic Aquarium, containing a 90,000 gallon coral reef, where participants will get the opportunity to see sharks and over 20 species of tropical fish. This unique tour will explore fish of the Great Lakes, Amazon, and Gulf of Mexico. Meet aquatic animals and learn how they care for them. This program is free and open to the public. Register in advance for this … [Read more...]