Grampa’s Labyrinth: Journey To Devil’s Kitchen

Michigan Author Robert A. Lytle Transports His Characters and His Readers Back in Time to 1823 Mackinac Island Charlotte doesn’t believe the story of how her older cousins were transported back in time three years earlier. On a dare, she tricks her cousin Charlie to return to Grampa’s labyrinth (the time portal) with three other cousins, Oscar, Henry, and Liam. The maze sends the five cousins from the year 2014 to the year 1823 – they arrive on Mackinac Island during America’s wild and … [Read more...]

Hundred Miles 4 Hunger

On Friday, August 21, Rochester Hills resident, Edgardo Perez, will be running 100 miles nonstop to raise funds for Neighborhood House. Edgardo Perez This run will take him over 24 hours to complete. He will begin his run at the Neighborhood House main office (1720 S. Livernois) at 5:00 p.m. sharp and end on August 22 around 8:00 p.m. Neighborhood House provides food assistance, clothing assistance, and much more to neighbors in need living in Rochester Hills, Rochester, Auburn Hills, … [Read more...]

Michigan Author’s Debut Novel Receives Rave Reviews

Grandma’s Sock Drawer by Sue Agauas Grandma’s gone. Now Sukey races against time to unravel the mysteries of a puzzling inheritance – a sock drawer – from a grandmother she was forbidden to know. A note and a key to Grandma’s “most precious treasure” sends Sukey on wild adventures with unexpected twists and turns. Will Sukey learn the truth about her grandmother, unlock the questions that will lead to peace, and connect her fragmented family? And, can she find the answers before an estate … [Read more...]

Everyday Heroes Needed for Annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Walk at Bloomer Park

Join Virtually August 15 – 23 or In-Person at Bloomer Park on August 22 The fifth annual Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race/1 Mile Walk will take place in-person on Saturday August 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The registration cost is $25 for runners and walkers. All who register will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The top overall male and female winners will win a gift card worth over $50.00. Everyday Heroes … [Read more...]

Oakland University Present Alumni Awards

Rochester Hills Mayor and Residents Awarded Oakland University Alumni Honors Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Oakland University (OU). As OU’s highest alumni honor, the award recognizes peerless volunteer leadership in service to OU or its alumni association. Barnett graduated from OU in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He currently serves as immediate past chair of the Oakland University Alumni Association Board of … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with Kevin Wood, September 3 The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will present a live online presentation titled, “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with actor Kevin Wood on Thursday, September 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The live stream will air on Zoom. Wood will present a first-person portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in period dress and discuss the president’s life and the history of the … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Graduate Awarded 4-Year Scholarship to Oakland University

Patrick and Christie Scoggin Foundation Scholarship Paves the Way to a Dream When Rochester High School graduate Alyssa Winterhalder sets foot on the Oakland University (OU) campus this fall to begin her college career, it will be the realization of her lifelong dream. Winterhalder is the recipient of the Patrick and Christie Scoggin Foundation Scholarship, a full-tuition award that eases financial constraints that she once thought were insurmountable. “I … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan. The grant will provide $500 for RHPL's main library and $300 for each RHPL bookmobile to acquire personal protective equipment or cleaning supplies. The library will receive an extra $5,000 for added technology that increases patrons' connectivity to the internet. “The … [Read more...]

Charity Sponsorship to Benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute to be Held at The Royal Park Hotel with Music and Bourbon

Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon Exclusive Vertical Concert at Royal Park Hotel The Royal Park Hotel, located in Downtown Rochester, announces Michigan's first vertical “socially distant” concert, Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon, on August 13 at 7:00 p.m. It features a Nashville in the Round with musicians Mathew Austin Bell, Jobe Fortner, Jesse Wayne Taylor, and Matt Daniel. This idea is a first-ever for Royal Park and comes just in time to launch their exclusive, … [Read more...]