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...]

City Hosts 9th Annual Paint the Plows Event

For the ninth year, the Department of Public Services (DPS) partnered with Avondale School District and Rochester Community Schools to help bring school spirit and cheer to the city’s snowplow vehicles. During the annual Paint the Plows event, students in grades 5-12 are invited to come to the DPS Garage and decorate the fleet for the winter season. Allan Schneck, the Director of the Department of Public Services, started this program with the goal of providing a new way to engage … [Read more...]

Light the Village of Rochester Hills

On Friday, November 19, the City of Rochester Hills and the Village of Rochester Hills will host the annual Light the Village event.  The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with D.J. Mike of  Prestige Entertainment spinning the latest hits. Guests will be able to try a variety of delectable treats from Bear Claw Coffee, Bubble Bee Tea, Detroit Freeze, DVine Cookies, Ingram Candies, and the Little Donut Factory.  Santa will be welcomed to the community with a parade down Main … [Read more...]

Election Results 2021

Rochester City Council Vote Totals The three highest vote totals will be elected to a 4-year term and the fourth highest total will be elected to a 2-year term. Nancy L. Salvia: 1,470 ✔Stuart Bikson: 1,382 ✔Steve Sage: 1,218 ✔Douglas Gould: 1,044 ✔Debra M. Allen: 603Terry R. Tesh: 317 Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large Vote Total Winners will be elected to a 4-year term. David Walker: 6,289 ✔Matthew Berard: 5,475 City Council Member First District Vote Total: Carol … [Read more...]