30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration

Tickets now available for Anthony Anderson talk at Oakland University Tickets for Oakland University’s 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration are now available to Oakland University (OU) students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.   Each person can request up to four tickets, which may be reserved online via this link or picked up at the Office for Student Involvement Service Window, located in Room 49 of the Oakland Center. The window is open … [Read more...]

Local Author Publishes Debut Middle Grade Novel

Author Dani Resh, of Rochester Hills, takes readers on a riveting journey into the unknown with her fantastical debut book. Compass to Vinland, the first in The Magic Shoe Series, is told through the eyes of Wren Larkin and his two unlikely friends, who discover three pairs of magical shoes. Magic attracts mischief, and when strangers arrive looking for the shoes, Wren and his friends flee to Underfoot, an underground settlement full of magical creatures. Resh uses something as ordinary … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Honored with 2021 Global Statesman Award

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) recently honored Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. USGLC recognized Mayor Barnett at their national tribute event for his support of delegations of America’s mayors and elected officials. He has represented Rochester Hills and shared the importance of local leadership and engagement with government … [Read more...]

Master of Physician Assistant Science Graduate Degree Coming to Oakland University

The Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday, December 13 approved the creation of a new Master of Physician Assistant Science graduate degree program within the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Sciences. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with regional health system partners with plans to launch the first cohort of the Master of Physician Assistant Science in the fall of 2023,” said Dr. Kevin Ball, dean of the School of Health … [Read more...]

Remembering William A. Mitzelfeld

In 1945, the Rochester High Football team defeated their archrivals, Lake Orion, 45-13. Bill Mitzelfeld scored three touchdowns-one on a “thrilling 65-yard broken field run” and passed twice for extra points. That fall performance was emblematic of his life, which ended on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Born April 13, 1929, he was 92 years old. He was a successful businessperson who, with his wife of 73 years, Diana, built and grew Mitzelfeld’s Department Store. Both highly civic minded, … [Read more...]

City Hosts 9th Annual Paint the Plows Event

For the ninth year, the Department of Public Services (DPS) partnered with Avondale School District and Rochester Community Schools to help bring school spirit and cheer to the city’s snowplow vehicles. During the annual Paint the Plows event, students in grades 5-12 are invited to come to the DPS Garage and decorate the fleet for the winter season. Allan Schneck, the Director of the Department of Public Services, started this program with the goal of providing a new way to engage … [Read more...]

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, December 18, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. $8 Museum Members-Advance; $10 Non-Members-Advance; $15 Day of. Guests can visit all Museum exhibits, including the All Aboard! Model Railroad display that fills the Calf Barn during the holiday season. Farm wagons transport guests to all Museum buildings for musical entertainment, crafts, snacks, theatre groups, live music, and even chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Register at … [Read more...]

Goodwill and Community Spirit through Annual Poinsettia Sale

For over three decades, the Rochester Rotary has conducted an annual poinsettia sale. Over 100 Rotarians sell the plants, which will decorate public and private spaces around southeastern Michigan. The Poinsettia Team: David Walker, Blake McLellan, Rachel Aviles, Juliane Morian, and Steve Oehler - photo by David Eardley “What impressed me this year was the degree of collaboration the poinsettia sale created among our members and other community groups,” said Rotary President David Eardley. … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘Home for Christmas’

The Rochester Community Concert Band will present their “Home for Christmas” concert on Tuesday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester Adams High School Auditorium, 3200 W Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. The concert is open to the public and free to attend, but you'll have to mask up to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted.   The concert will include, among others,” Sussex Mummer Christmas Carol” by Percy Grainger, “A Merry Heart and Soul” by Julie Giroux, a beautiful … [Read more...]

Dark Side of the Mitten

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes true crime author Thomas Carr on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room to discuss his third book in the “Blood on the Mitten Series” titled, Dark Side of the Mitten: Crimes of the Powerful & Powerful Criminals in Michigan’s Past & Present. Michigan’s past has a more sinister side than what is commonly displayed on roadside historical markers. In his book, Carr presents a wide array of stories about Michigan’s … [Read more...]