Looking Back and Moving Forward in Rochester Hills

I will never take for granted how blessed I am to be the Mayor of Rochester Hills. It has always been home and I never want to lose sight of all our team has accomplished over the years. Sure, it’s important to look forward, to plan for the future. But it’s equally important to recognize the work we have done and reflect. There’s the saying, “success breeds success,” and I believe it because I have seen it. Year after year the Rochester Hills team seems to raise the bar. Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

The Village of Rochester Hills Hosts Annual ‘Light the Village’ Event with Free Fireworks Display and Visit from Santa

The Village of Rochester Hills, a local lifestyle shopping and dining destination, is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year on Friday, November 18, with their FREE spectacular Light the Village annual holiday celebration. The 375,000 square foot outdoor shopping center will be covered with over 350,000 colored lights and will offer an evening of family-fun entertainment, including the grand arrival of Santa Claus direct from The North Pole. There will be photo opportunities throughout … [Read more...]

The Future of Meadow Brook Hall

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will present “The Future of Meadow Brook Hall” with Meadow Brook Hall executive director William Matt on Tuesday, December 6, at 12 noon as a part of RAHS’ Brown Bag Afternoon Programs.   The program will take place at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road Rochester Hills, MI.  Meadow Brook Hall was built in 1929 and is a National Historic Landmark. Open to the public for tours, Meadow … [Read more...]

The Village of Rochester Hills Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Grand Celebration

Cheers to 20 Years Robert B. Aikens and Associates, owners of The Village of Rochester Hills, Michigan’s premier outdoor lifestyle shopping center, will be commemorating the center’s 20th Anniversary September 24, 2022 with a grand celebration “Cheers to 20 Years.”  Twenty years ago, Robert B. Aikens and Associates redeveloped the original Meadowbrook Mall site and Michigan’s first lifestyle concept, and The Village of Rochester Hills opened its doors to the community. The Village … [Read more...]

CREATE Collective Brings the Arts Together to Make Friends

On Thursday, August 11, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. the CREATE Collective, a new non-profit organization will host their first ever friendraiser at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. CREATE Collective has a goal to bring together the local arts and culture communities. Their mission is to ignite greater connections between art and culture to engage communities through joint development and support of personally meaningful experiences for all. They will do that through collaboration … [Read more...]

New Tile Mural Brightens Thelma Spencer Park in Rochester Hills

A team of project partners, including the Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC), and Paint a Miracle, were able to host multiple workshops this past spring so that people of all ages and abilities could contribute to this outdoor mosaic.  Nicole Bush, Art Education Manager, PCCA; Mayor Bryan Barnett, City of Rochester Hills; Michelle Sider, Mosaic Artist; Ken Elwert, Parks & Natural Resources Director, City of Rochester Hills; Shaun Hayes, Executive … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘The Sounds of Summer’

The Rochester Community Concert Band is pleased to invite you to a free outdoor concert on August 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. on the east lawn of St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675 John R. Road, Rochester Hills, MI. The rain date is Wednesday, August 3. Selections to be performed include “Strike up the Band,” “Africa,” “Beatles 1964,” “Cartoon Express,” “Highlights from The Music Man,” “Dill Pickles,” "Ragtime,' “A Salute to America’s Finest” a medley of all the branches of our … [Read more...]

Our Good News Story, by Mayor Barnett

“People still love a good story, and I don't think that will change.” Those are the words of Robert Iger, Executive Chairman of Disney, who retires at the end of 2021. Everyone who knows me knows my love for Disney and my admiration for Mr. Iger as a leader. He’s had a great run.  We share a love for good stories: Telling them, hearing them and experiencing them.  And now, as another year closes, we have an opportunity to add to our own story – to reflect on our immediate … [Read more...]

‘Christmas through the Decades’ at Rochester Hills City Hall

Mayor Bryan Barnett and the Rochester Hills City team members decorated for the holidays. The theme this year was 'Christmas through the Decades' covering the past, and even into the future. Here are a few images of the city offices - can you guess the decades? Photos by Michael Dwyer … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Honored with 2021 Global Statesman Award

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) recently honored Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. USGLC recognized Mayor Barnett at their national tribute event for his support of delegations of America’s mayors and elected officials. He has represented Rochester Hills and shared the importance of local leadership and engagement with government … [Read more...]