Mayor to Wash Dogs at the Dog & Butterfly Dog Wash

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission (CBC) - combining the love of dogs with the beauty and necessity of pollinators - is pleased to present the Dog & Butterfly Dog Wash. The CBC, along with the Rochester City Council, including Mayor Stuart Bikson, will be bathing dogs. From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, the dog wash will take place on the west side of Rochester City Hall in the grassy area. The dogs will start with a sudsy bath in a kiddie pool while their owner … [Read more...]

Indie Rock Band to Jam Rochester Rotary Gateway Park

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host an outdoor concert with the up-and-coming Indie Rock band The Dartmoors on Saturday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. in Rochester Rotary Gateway Park, 500 Olde Towne Road on the library grounds. The Dartmoors, a three-piece group of young musicians and Indie rock band from Michigan, will perform songs from their recently released album, A Horizontal Drop. Concerts are subject to change or cancel. The concert is open to RHPL cardholders. Space is … [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...]

Summer Reading with the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting their annual summer reading event from June 12 to August 21, kids, parents, adults, and teens are encouraged to read and have fun with reading challenges and library activities. Readers can track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes. “Reading and lifelong learning are priorities at RHPL,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The library’s new strategic plan highlights and supports learners of all ages, along with … [Read more...]

The Audacity of Sara Grayson

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Author Talk with Joani Elliott on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Mystery, romance and humor abound in Joani Elliott’s humorous contemporary fiction debut, which brilliantly follows an insecure writer’s journey of self-discovery as she struggles to fill the void left behind by her mother—a best-selling literary icon who dies before she finished the final book in her best-selling series. It is the story about what … [Read more...]

Free Drive-In Movie at Bear Creek Nature Park

Watch Tom and Jerry: The Movie with Drive-In Style at Bear Creek Nature Park Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a free classic drive-in featuring Tom and Jerry: The Movie on Friday, June 18, 2021. Showtime is at 9:30 p.m., gates open at 8:30 p.m. Bring along your favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. A designated FM station in your vehicle will produce audio for the movie. Pre-registration is required, as parking is limited. Only one person needs to register … [Read more...]

Boardwalks at Innovation Hills Receive a New Sponsored Name

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) and the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation have announced a major partnership with Innovation Hills Park in Rochester Hills. The boardwalks and selected trails in the park will become the “Ascension Providence Rochester Boardwalks at Innovation Hills.” Ascension Providence Rochester Announces Major Collaboration with the City of Rochester Hills for Innovation Hills Park Purchased by the city in 1991 using recreational … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Does Everyone Forget About Flag Day?

Dear Crabby, Last year, I was the only person on my street to fly the Stars and Stripes for Flag Day. Do people just not know about it, or do they just not care?   Thanks,M. Erica Dear M. Erica, Well, just so no one forgets this year, Flag Day is Monday, June 14. In fact, it’s always recognized on June 14. Personally, I think the reason it isn’t on people’s radar is because it’s shoehorned between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. That and the fact, it’s not a national … [Read more...]

Annual Rochester Garden Walk is Back on June 17

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club are pleased to announce the return of the Rochester Garden Walk. Participants will have an intimate look at unique private gardens in the greater Rochester area as well as public gardens. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In addition to the gardens, participants can enjoy the grounds and activities scheduled at the Museum. Museum grounds showcase the historic Van Hoosen … [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...]