Yappy Hour Returns this Year as a Fall Event

For the first time since 2019, the Michigan Animal Rescue League will host their in-person Yappy Hour event at the Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills on September 29. Yappy Hour “is the only cocktail party in Metro Detroit where your dog is invited,” states the website for the Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL). During Yappy Hour, guests may experience an evening of cocktails and treats, as well as activities such as a silent auction and red carpet photography. It is an … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek Questers Help Restore Antiques at Meadow Brook Hall

Eleven years ago, Stoney Creek #203 Questers of Rochester received a Preservation & Restoration Grant from The Questers International to restore a painting at Meadow Brook Hall. Since then, the chapter has received seven grants from The Questers to assist the Hall in various restoration projects. Carla Giddings, Diane Gurzick, Kathy Serafino, Marianne Raffin, Robin Wirthlin, Kathy Dennis, Jeanette Cooper, Gail Bothwell, Annie Williams, and Jan Caloia. This year’s $2,000 grant (along … [Read more...]

Bark & Brew 5K is Back on Saturday, June 5

The community is invited to lace up their running shoes on Saturday, June 5, for Bark & Brew 5K, an annual event to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. The race can be either in-person ($40) or virtual ($43). Local racers will enjoy a 5K route starting at Rochester Municipal Park and winding through the Paint Creek Trail. “For the past 6 years, Chief Financial Credit Union has been instrumental in its support of Leader Dogs for the Blind and our ability to serve people who are blind or … [Read more...]

Local Grant Creates Job Opportunities for Neighborhood House Clients

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has supported innovation and resilience for more than 30 years. With its powerful vision to “create permanent positive change in people’s lives,” CFSEM is providing a grant designed to support Neighborhood House’s Career Opportunities Validating Individual Development (COVID program). The funding for this $16,000 employment initiative grant assists clients who are looking to enhance their career development or gain additional training to … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards College Scholarship

Every year, the Rochester Garden Club works in concert with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to fund college scholarships for exceptional students who will be studying in environmental or horticultural fields. “These are just the sort of students we like to support,” said Susan Gerrits, chair of the Education Committee of the Rochester Garden Club. “Our club is dedicated to promoting environmental education and we hope that our scholarship award of $1500 will help them reach their … [Read more...]

Everyday Heroes Needed for Annual 5K Race and Walk

Race Virtually Now, or Race in Person at Bloomer Park on Saturday June 26 Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk The sixth annual Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk will take place in person on Saturday June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The Everyday Heroes Needed Race2Rescue 5K Race and Walk is being held to raise funds and awareness to enable the rescue and rehabilitation of children who are victims of child … [Read more...]

New Day Foundation for Families Welcomes Barbra Rill

New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer, announced the addition of Barbra Rill to the staff as community development coordinator. The announcement was made by New Day Co-founder and President Gina Kell Spehn.   As a resident of Rochester Hills since 2007, Rill brings more than 13 years of community service to the position, remaining actively involved in the local community, schools, and non-profit … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Announces New Look to Continue a Diverse Array of Support Services

Neighborhood House Expands Safety Net and Resources to Vulnerable Populations in Northern Oakland County As Neighborhood House celebrates more than 50 years as the community’s resource for assistance and guidance, it announces a transition to a completely new look.  Neighborhood House’s re-branding aligns with the organization’s mission to create sustainable change through a diverse array of support services, fostering transitions, and assisting individuals through difficult … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Encourages Executive Youth Board Applicants

Neighborhood House is actively accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Executive Youth Board now through May 15. The Youth Board assists in the planning, development, and implementation of Neighborhood House fundraising events. This leadership group frequently promotes volunteer opportunities at Neighborhood Houses’ three locations: their clothes closet, food pantry, and main office. The Executive Youth Board was developed in 2008 when a local citizen granted $10,000 to Neighborhood … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Survivor and Award Winning Broadcast Host is Back

New Day Foundation for Families, a leading nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer, announced the addition of former Detroit television and radio host Kim Adams to the organization as fundraising and development executive. The announcement was made by New Day Co-founder and President Gina Kell Spehn.   Kim Adams was shocked when, last November, her position as host at 98.7 The Breeze was suddenly eliminated due to a format change. As a … [Read more...]