Holidays at the School House

Presented by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Enjoy a quick history and tour of the one room school house, then practice your alphabet on a slate board, hop on some stilts, play quoits, master the ball and cup, or sift through old maps and artifacts. Top it off with a holiday paper craft and cookie. We adapted this tour to be family friendly for kids of all ages looking for a hands-on, socially distanced history experience. Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.November 4, … [Read more...]

Mistletoe Marketplace

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan presents Mistletoe Marketplace - A Virtual Event - held November 14-19. Event registration begins Sunday, November 1, along with a sneak preview of hundreds of Silent Auction items. Bidding starts Saturday, November 14, at noon and continues until Thursday, November 19, at 8:30 p.m. Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-volunteer … [Read more...]

Five Things to Know Before You Vote

Here are Five Helpful Things to Know Before you Vote in the November General Election If you are planning to vote in person at the polls on Election Day, be aware that some voter precincts in Rochester Hills have been moved to facilitate COVID-19 safe practices. If you live in Rochester Hills precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27, or 30, your voting location has been moved temporarily for this election. All other precincts will vote in their usual locations. Find your temporary … [Read more...]

Remembering Dr. Roger Byrd

Obituary for Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd, 79, peacefully passed away at his home in Rochester Hills on October 22, 2020. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Jo [Francis] Byrd, his beloved children, Scott Martin Byrd, Michael John Byrd [Michele], David Roger Byrd [Johanna] and Julie Anne Byrd [Emily D’Agostini], his cherished grandchildren Hannah Elizabeth, Emily Christine, Edith Helen, Charlotte Rose, David Phillipe Roger, and Benjamin Roger. … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Club member Joyce Murphy awards Mayor Barnett the annual Beautification Award Living in the Rochester area is a pleasure for many reasons, great schools, the many parks and trails, and a vibrant downtown loaded with shops and restaurants. There is another feature about the Rochester area that makes it so livable, the pleasing landscaping throughout the community in both the commercial and public areas. Each year, the Rochester Garden Club identifies the grounds and gardens that are most … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities Resume at the Older Persons’ Commission

Advanced Registration Necessary The Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) is resuming indoor programs, classes and events during October. In the summer, the OPC modified its schedule by adding a variety of virtual and outdoor fitness and enrichment programming, and it’s time to reintroduce indoor programs and classes while adjusting to the CDC and State health and safety requirements.  Indoor Activities Resume at the OPC – Advanced Registration Necessary With meticulous care and planning, the … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Resume Used Book Sales on Limited Basis

Get Ready to Hunt Again for Some Great Literary Bargains, but Only by Appointment, and Shoppers Must Spend at Least $10. Operating under Covid-19 safety rules that limit access, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library have reopened the Used Book Sale Room on the second floor of the Library at 500 Olde Towne Road to the general public. Here are the ground rules:  Entrance is strictly by appointment only. To keep everyone as safe as possible, only 10 customers are allowed in at one … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Gives Outdoor Camp Scholarships

Chace Browe The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area this year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward college degrees in environmental studies, middle school students are sent to a weeklong 4-H sponsored sleep away camp for environmental education and … [Read more...]

Road Commission Seeking Input on Avon/Dequindre Corridor Project

Avon Road Corridor Improvement Plan The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, is seeking public input on a proposed plan to improve the Avon Road/Dequindre Road corridor between The Avon/Dequindre intersection and the 23 Mile Road/Dequindre intersection on the Oakland County/Macomb County border. The road improvement will include: A roundabout at the … [Read more...]

Young Leaders Celebrate Cider Season with Tasting at Fieldstone Winery

Virtual and In Person Options Available Young Leaders Celebrate Cider Season with Tasting Join the Rochester Hills Museum Young Leaders (RHMYL) at Fieldstone Winery for a hard cider tasting and a presentation on the history of cider on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. This hybrid event will have both virtual and limited in person options. Each ticket will include a package of eight hard cider samples and a presentation on the history of cider by Museum Program Coordinator Cathy Fitzpatrick and … [Read more...]