Paddle to the Symphony 2022

Paddle to the Music of the Michigan Philharmonic For 30 years, Kensington Metropark in Milford has been the home to Paddle to the Symphony. Once again, the event returns to the park and to Kent Lake for an evening of music and paddling. The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Maple Beach. Adding to the experience, Paddle to the Symphony goers will meet on the other side of the lake at the shoreline of North Martindale Beach and “paddle to the … [Read more...]

Rochester 10-Year-Old Gets Book Distribution Deal in Meijer Stores Across Five States

From new shoes and clothes to school supplies, a new backpack, and more, kindergarten is a big day for children of all nationalities and backgrounds. In her debut book of the series, Nyla’s First Day of Kindergarten, Nyla Johnson chronicles one little girl’s journey from daycare to full-time school. From meeting her teacher and making new friends, to playground fun and reading new books, join Nyla and friends on her first day’s journey into the world of kindergarten. Nyla, who will be a fifth … [Read more...]

Rewolds Sell Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester

Royal Park Hotel announces a definitive agreement to transfer ownership to an affiliate of Fairwood Capital. Moving forward, the hotel will be managed by Davidson Hospitality Group under Pivot, their lifestyle operating vertical. Since 2004, Royal Park Hotel has been a staple in the Rochester community and southeast Michigan. The boutique hotel features 143 guest rooms, over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and PARK 600, their locally crafted restaurant offering a variety of seasonal … [Read more...]

Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic Receives Grant from The Women’s Fund

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits; they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic a $3000 grant for women in need of dentures. This will greatly improve their health, appearance, self-esteem and confidence in the workplace. Since 2001, the Women's Fund has donated more than $595,000 to organizations helping women. The fund is a … [Read more...]

Olivia Dear Opens Rochester Hills Public Library’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to host singer/songwriter Olivia Dear in concert on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. on the library’s West Lawn in front of the iconic rotunda. Dear, a Rochester Adams High School graduate and former America’s Got Talent contestant, returns to RHPL to perform her blend of modern pop and folk songwriting.  Space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, performances will move … [Read more...]

Pedal the Past History Bike Tour June 30

Bike Riders and History Lovers Unite The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and the Rochester Hills Museum host a bike ride through Rochester's past and visit historical sites around downtown. Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester's story. Attendees may register for one of six time slots between 6:00-7:30 p.m. on June 30. Each slot will accommodate up to 12 riders. Tours are approximately three miles long. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration … [Read more...]

Seeking Local Authors for the Fourth Annual Rochester Author Fair

Are you a published local author? If so, apply to be a part of the Fourth Annual Rochester Author Fair and share your traditionally published or indie published titles with the public. This year’s fair is on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022, in the library’s Multipurpose Room. “Rochester Writers is pleased to collaborate with the Rochester Hills Public Library again to organize the fourth annual Rochester Author Fair,” said Michael Dwyer of Rochester Writers. “We’re looking for … [Read more...]

Flag Collection and Historic Tours at Concert

Oakland Township Historic District Commission invites Boy Scouts Troop 60 in collecting worn American Flags right before Flag Day on June 14. When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified and ceremonious fashion, preferably by burning. The American Flag should never just be thrown away. Local Boy Scout Troop 60 will be collecting flags on June 10, 2022, at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District, 388 W. Predmore Road, during the … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Walk Highlights Local Private Gardens

The 22nd annual Rochester Garden Walk will provide an opportunity to spend the day learning about plants and gardens, while being inspired by plantings and landscapes. This event is co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, and it highlights many gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The private gardens on the tour – in and around Rochester – show each owner’s … [Read more...]

REVIEW: ‘Evita’ is the Jewel in Avon Players’ Diamond Anniversary Season

Avon Players is closing out their 75th anniversary season with the sweeping biographical musical, Evita, running now until June 11, 2022, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Directed by John (JD) Deierlein and with lyrics and music by the legendary duo of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, respectively, Evita chronicles the rise of Eva Duarte, from a poor teenage nobody to the glamourous and powerful second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The cast of 'Evita' at Avon Players Theatre. Photo … [Read more...]