Michigan Senior Olympics Opening Ceremony Free and Open to the Public

A free event for all athletes, their families, and public supporters. It will include free food from Detroit BBQ Company, Live Music, inflatables, vendor tables, torch lighting ceremony, and more. This Opening Ceremony for the Michigan Senior Olympics with be held at the Rochester Municipal Park on Friday, August 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., a new location this year due to the closure of Bloomer Park (where the event is traditionally held). … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

The Rochester Garden Club takes great pride and joy in helping two of our extraordinary graduating high school seniors reach their goal to pursue environmental studies in college. This year, two students each received a $1500 scholarship in support of these goals. This year the scholarship winners are Kyle Keipper from Rochester Adams High School and Lindsey Gleason from Rochester High School. Scholarship winners Kyle Keipper from Rochester Adams High School and Lindsey Gleason from Rochester … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Recognized as Pure Michigan Trail at Conference on Tourism

Trails that Receive this Designation are Among the Best of the Best in the State of Michigan The Paint Creek Trail was recently named a Pure Michigan Trail by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The award was presented to the Paint Creek Trailways Commission at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in April in Grand Rapids. Eryn Grupido and Melissa Ford pose with DNR State Trails Coordinator Tim Novak following the presentation of the Pure Michigan Trail … [Read more...]

Floral Arranging Workshop

Now that gardens are in full bloom, it is time to learn how to bring some of that floral beauty inside and display it to the best advantage. The members of the Rochester Garden Club are offering a workshop to help do just that. On July 27, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Calf Barn of the Rochester Museum at Van Hoosen Farms, the Rochester Garden Club will present a demonstration on flower arranging that will teach design, mechanics, and new ideas in floral arranging. Each participant will … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Announces New Initiatives to Fund and Support History and Culture in the Community

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) is pleased to announce two major funding initiatives in the first quarter of 2023. Early in the year, the society established the Rochester-Avon Historical Society Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for eligible Oakland University (OU) students with a passion for history.   Kelly Brault, CRFE, senior director of annual giving and special audiences at Oakland University (left) and Tiffany Dziurman, president, Rochester-Avon Historical … [Read more...]

Tim Hortons Lift Spirits and Raises Funds for the Rainbow Connection

The iconic coffee shop’s Smile Cookie program is back once again, for the first time in the spring, helping support multiple non-profits in the same local markets where Tim Hortons serves its guests. The program started in 1996 as a fundraiser to benefit a local children’s hospital, and the Smile Cookie program has now become synonymous with Tim Hortons philanthropic efforts across the U.S. From May 1-7, at participating restaurants, guests can purchase a Smile Cookie for $1.50, with 100% … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Donates AED to Dutton Farm

Recently, the Rochester Rotary Club presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Dutton Farm. Dutton Farm is a special education farm in Oakland Township. Formed in 2010, the farm works to empower and support adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion, and dignity. Rotarian David Archbold, Kimberly Staudacher of Dutton Farm, and Rotary President-Elect Kyle Johnson stand in the parking lot of the Rochester Community House “We have wanted an AED for some time and … [Read more...]

Rotarians Celebrate 25 Years of the Rotary Gateway Park

The Rochester Rotary Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rotary Gateway Park this summer.  Under the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Bill Ebinger, the park was created in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Rotary. The small park is located just west of the library. Rotary club president Dr. Tim Duncan welcomed over forty members to the event, saying, “The Club is proud to provide the community with this one-quarter acre … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

A primary mission of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education in our community, and every year we award college scholarships in support of that goal. This year, two students each received a $1500 scholarship in support of their studies in horticulture or environmental studies. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals. This year the scholarship winners are Kelly Dunn from Rochester High School and Mena Nasiri from Rochester … [Read more...]

Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic Receives Grant from The Women’s Fund

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits; they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic a $3000 grant for women in need of dentures. This will greatly improve their health, appearance, self-esteem and confidence in the workplace. Since 2001, the Women's Fund has donated more than $595,000 to organizations helping women. The fund is a … [Read more...]