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...]

Paint Creek Trail Hosts 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 14th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 6, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk.  Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run Two options are being offered to participants – a 1 mile family-friendly walk or a 5k round-trip walk or run on the Paint Creek … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hometown Hustle 5K and Fun Run

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation invites families to participate on September 18 in the Hometown Hustle 5K and family color fun run. This annual tradition is the premier fundraiser for the RCS Foundation, which supports student learning in Rochester Community Schools through scholarships, school grants and enrichment programs. “The greater Rochester community recognizes the value of supporting students across our district. For 25 years, these partnerships have enabled the RCS … [Read more...]

Win a Day Trip to the Spa with the Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run

The Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run is a fun, family event that will benefit New Day Foundation for Families. Enjoy a morning of fun and fitness Saturday, August 28 at 7:30 a.m. at Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th Street - or join virtually from your own favorite walk/run route. Both experienced runners and first timers will enjoy the 5K Fun Run, featuring chip timing for runners of all ability levels, and the choice of wave start time. Registration for the Color of Wellness 5K is $30 … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Prepares Students for Upcoming School Year

On Saturday, August 14, Neighborhood House, in collaboration with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, will once again prepare eligible students with school supplies, backpacks, and back to school clothing in preparation for a brand-new school year. "Blast Off 2 School has helped several families within our community prepare to return to school for over ten years running. We are expecting a greater need than last … [Read more...]

Take a Swing for Families Facing Cancer at the New Day Golf Classic

The event that started it all is back. In 2006, a golf tournament was hosted by friends in memory of a beloved local husband and father, Matt Kell. Its mission became the inspiration behind New Day Foundation for Families, a Rochester Hills-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial and emotional burdens on cancer patients and their families. Fifteen years later, the event returns to the Wyndgate Country Club as a fundraiser for the growing organization. The New Day Golf … [Read more...]

Grant Brings Hope and Opportunity to Neighborhood House Clients

Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation recently granted Neighborhood House $100,000 to support their Strive to Thrive Program assisting neighbors in achieving financial health and overall wellness. Rochester Area Neighborhood House The Strive to Thrive Program provides comprehensive services including case management, financial grant opportunities, and sustainability programs that equip our neighbors with the resources they need to achieve, and maintain, self-sustainability. Supporting … [Read more...]

Emotional Impact of Cancer Diagnoses Eased by New Day Foundation

Therapists with Personal Connections To Cancer and Grief Offer Insight For families and patients coping with a cancer diagnosis, the emotional impact of the fear, anxiety, uncertainly and time sensitive decisions that occur in the immediate aftermath of the diagnosis can push a person past their emotional threshold. New Day Foundation for Families, a Michigan nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and stress caused by cancer, announces the expansion of its Emotional Support … [Read more...]

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...]