‘Doing the Most Good’ at the Royal Park

The Royal Park Hotel team is deeply honored to have been awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good Award,” after raising more than $200,000 for Salvation Army efforts throughout the past 12 years.  At the Royal Park Hotel, doing good is at the heard of its mission, and we are excited to be a part of this year’s Hope Marches On campaign.  At the awards ceremony on September 15, members of our team received the award and recommitted to keep striving toward doing all we can … [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...]

St. John Lutheran Church Presents Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

As a beautiful respite from the stresses of December, the St. John Lutheran Church musicians and choirs present the Advent message of hope and grace in a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Originating in England, the Service of Lessons and Carols is a century-old worship format that combines scripture readings, choral anthems, and familiar carols sung by the gathered congregation. It was inaugurated on Christmas Eve in 1918 at … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Celebrates 75 Years

For 75 years, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. On December 2, 3 and 4 the tradition continues as the Gifts & Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools Administration Center at 501 W. University just west of Main Street. In this holiday setting, shoppers will find displays of affordable fresh greens – perfect for gracing homes inside and out, fresh and permanent table arrangements – that … [Read more...]

Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World” over Zoom on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. Historical character actor Kevin Woods portrays President Abraham Lincoln in this exciting online program in which Mr. Lincoln shares his experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War. This program is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle to benefit New Day Families Facing Cancer

Jimmy Fallon made it famous, but local celebrities will make Lip Sync matter. The Celebrity Lip Sync Battle, hosted by New Day Foundation for Families, will feature eight local celebrity teams competing on behalf of a New Day family who is facing cancer.  The celebs and their entourage will take to the stage in an epic lip-sync battle on Thursday, October 21, live at The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and performances start at 7:00 p.m. Celebrity showdown to … [Read more...]

Just Us Girls Stroll

Grab the girlfriends for the fall “Just Us Girls Stroll" on Wednesday, October 13. Tickets are $25, creating the perfect opportunity to have fun, explore downtown Rochester, and support The Women’s Fund, which gives back exclusively to the Rochester community. Ticket holders shop and dine at participating downtown Rochester establishments who welcome their guests with open arms for this exclusive event. Tickets include Just Us Girls Stroll Tote Bag, wristband for store entry, store … [Read more...]

Rochester Challenges Volunteers to Create 1,000 Blankets for Hospitalized Children

Michigan’s largest provider of comfort care to hospitalized children, Fleece & Thank You (F&TY), is pleased to announce the return of in-person blanket-making events. They will host the first of those events with Make A Blanket Day Rochester at Stoney Creek High School (6755 Sheldon Rd. in Rochester Hills) from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16. This event, which aims to make 1,000 fleece-tie blankets with video messages of support to comfort children facing extended stays in … [Read more...]

Young Leaders Becoming Difference Makers

Neighborhood House held their annual Executive Youth Board (EYB) Induction Ceremony on August 7. Seven new members were officially inducted into the 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board. Neighborhood House welcomes the 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board Members This year, the EYB represents five local high schools including Rochester High School (Rahi Shah, Abhro Debnath), Adams High School (Victoria Cattermole), International Academy East (Maya Abbou), International Academy OKMA (Lia Vettraino), … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Gives Nature Camp Scholarships

The Rochester Garden Club offers a scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area each 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 (currently on pause … [Read more...]