Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

One of the missions of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education, and a primary method to fulfill that mission is the annual awarding of two $1500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from the Rochester Community Schools. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals to learn how to improve our environment. This year the winners are Bryce Gamage from Stoney Creek High School, and Delaney Marino from … [Read more...]

Help Needed to Outfit Children for School

Neighborhood House Needs Help Outfitting Children for School Neighborhood House is seeking new donated school supplies from July 13 - August 7. School supplies may be dropped off at the Neighborhood House office at 1720 South Livernois or at the Rochester Hills Public Library, Rams Horn Restaurant, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce office, or Oakland Township Hall. Last year Neighborhood House outfitted 488 children for school in partnership with Assistance … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Deploys $100,000 Grant

Neighborhood House Immediately Deploys $100,000 Grant in Response to Dire Economic Impact of Coronavirus Neighborhood House, with a mission to walk with neighbors forging the path toward self-sustainability, is thrilled to receive a $100,000 grant from Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The nonprofit organization, serving the 100 square mile area of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, and Addison Township, delivers full service “wrap-around” … [Read more...]

Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run to Benefit Families Facing Cancer Held at Bloomer Park

Join Virtually or Run/Walk in Person The COVID-19 crisis has been particularly devastating to local families facing cancer, with levels of food and housing insecurity surging as income drops. In response, New Day Foundation for Families created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support new services and the increasing need for financial assistance – and one local business is stepping up to help. The Woodhouse Day Spa announces its first Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run, a fun, family event that … [Read more...]

Virtual Version of Annual Scare Away Hunger Run

Neighborhood House Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk Goes Virtual Neighborhood House has decided to take their Scare Away Hunger 5K run/walk virtual. For this virtual 5K, participants may choose one of the three suggested routes or choose a route wherever they would like between October 1-18. They can run, walk, or jog the distance to complete their entry. This is a great opportunity for runners, walkers, and families to get outdoors while helping those less fortunate in our community. Every … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Presents $15,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

The Rochester Rotary is pleased to present seven local students with a collective $15,000 in aid for college in the fall. Each year, the Rochester Rotary Club teams up with the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, and the Rochester Kiwanis Club to award deserving high school seniors with financial aid to attend college. Each recipient, in order to be considered for the scholarships, had to submit an application, essay, Applicant Appraisal … [Read more...]

Stroll the Gardens of the Rochester Garden Club

The Rochester Garden Club will be opening up seven of their members’ best gardens to the general public for a “No Frills Garden Stroll” on Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To join the fun, purchase the $10 ticket (cash or check only, please) at one of these starting points: 1651 Bretton Drive North, Rochester Hills 48309 25 Cross Creek Boulevard, Rochester Hills 48306 8741 Grand Oaks Court, Washington 48095 The ticket will show the locations of the remaining … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Outfits Children in Need

Blast Off 2 School Neighborhood House is seeking new donated school supplies from July 13 - August 7. School supplies may be dropped off at the Neighborhood House office at 1720 South Livernois or at the Rochester Hills Public Library, Rams Horn, the Rochester Fire Station, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce office, or Oakland Township Hall. Neighborhood House has created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund where monetary donations can also be made to benefit neighbors in need. By donating just $50, a … [Read more...]

Have You Seen the New Pollinator Garden on the Paint Creek Trail?

Garden Honors Late Paint Creek Trail Bike Patroller David Moutrie The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail in conjunction with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently installed a new pollinator garden along the Paint Creek Trail. The new garden is located approximately ¼ mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills. Named in honor of the late David Moutrie, a teacher, environmentalist, and active supporter of the Paint Creek Trail, the garden is a fitting tribute to a man known by … [Read more...]

Re-CYCLE Bikes for Kids Collection June 20

New and Used Bikes Will Be Collected in Birmingham and Auburn Hills on June 20 With some summer programming and sports leagues altered, many kids will be spending more time at home this summer. To help ensure kids stay active, Dan Gutfreund Realty Group, a member of Signature Sotheby's, is teaming up with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids program, along with 1-800-Self-Storage.com, Birmingham Police Department, and the Sheriff PAL Program (Police Athletic League) Oakland … [Read more...]