Rochester Hills Presents ‘The Greatest Show’ as their State of the City Performance

Held on Oakland University’s campus for the very first time, the State of the City had all the classic fanfare that guests have come to expect. Inspired by the movie, “The Greatest Showman” the Greatest Show was a dazzling display of singing, dancing, flips, fire breathing, and even a 15-feet python. While the Greatest Show was an exciting set of performances and engaging videos, the focus remained on the city's exceptional success. The event seamlessly incorporated the greatest … [Read more...]

Twin Tower’s Steel Dedication on 9/11 at Hero’s Point in Rochester

The Rochester Fire Department is proud to announce that a piece of the 9/11 Twin Towers Steel (South Tower) is now permanently installed as a part of Heroes’ Point at the Rochester Fire Department in the City of Rochester. The Rochester Fire Department is hosting the Dedication of the Twin Towers Steel Installation on Monday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Rochester Fire Station, 277 E. Second Street in Downtown Rochester. “We are very proud that the Twin Tower Steel is finally in … [Read more...]

Grangers Conclude Landmark Season

On a late summer afternoon, the Rochester Grangers vintage base ball club convened at Van Hoosen Farm to draw the curtain on another successful campaign. Summoned by their Paleolithic patriarch, Patrick "Barnraiser" McKay, the suspendered stalwarts completed their 25th season with a match against the powerful Canton Cornshuckers. Featuring a lineup that included a murderers' row of mendacious mashers, the visitors posed a credible threat to the bucolic quietude of the exhibition grounds.    … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents “Les Souvenirs Du Passé” (Mementos from the Past)

Come and Enjoy a French Fall Concert Bonsoir and Bienvenue are French for good evening and welcome. With this in mind, on October 6, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., please join Conductor and Music Director, Maestro Zeljko Milicevic and The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) in Rochester, Michigan as they “welcome” you to a very “good evening” of great classical music.  The concert for this evening (Les Souvenirs Du Passé Mementos from the Past) is the second of five shows in the 2023-2024 concert … [Read more...]

Let Your Inhibitions Go with Avon Players’ Musical Comedy ‘The Full Monty’

Desperate circumstances lead to hilariously desperate measures in this stage adaptation of the popular movie    A group of down-on-their-luck workers tests whether fortune really does favor the bold as Avon Players presents The Full Monty running September 15-30. Based on the hit film of the same name, The Full Monty follows the misfortunes of six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York. With no job, money, or prospects, these men are fed up with the state of their lives. When they … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Opening Ceremony Free and Open to the Public

A free event for all athletes, their families, and public supporters. It will include free food from Detroit BBQ Company, Live Music, inflatables, vendor tables, torch lighting ceremony, and more. This Opening Ceremony for the Michigan Senior Olympics with be held at the Rochester Municipal Park on Friday, August 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., a new location this year due to the closure of Bloomer Park (where the event is traditionally held). … [Read more...]

Orion Road Closed at Stoney Creek Road for Roundabout Construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), in partnership with Orion Township has closed the Orion Road/Stoney Creek Road/Conklin Road intersection in the township for safety improvements that include the construction of a roundabout. The intersection will remain closed from August 7 until mid-November. No traffic can get through the intersection during the closure. The detour route for Orion Road traffic is Adams Road to Silverbell Road to Lapeer Road (M-24) to Flint Street to Miller … [Read more...]

All Women Skydiving Team at the Oakland County Air Show

All Women Skydiving Team Returns as Headliner for the 36th Annual Open House & Air Show at Oakland County International Airport on Sunday, August 6 The Misty Blues, an all-women skydiving team, is returning to Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) to headline its 36th annual Open House & Air Show on Sunday, August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Waterford. Event admission and parking are free. The air show runs from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive … [Read more...]

Private Coney Party for the Winner of the Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is proud to open the Call for Nominations for the Second Annual Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award. The award seeks to recognize a member of our downtown that embodies the community pride, spirit and love of Rochester that Bill demonstrated every day since he opened his business, Lipuma’s Coney Island in 1969. “This award is a true honor for my father and our whole family,” stated Tony Lipuma, son of the late Bill Lipuma. “This man loved … [Read more...]

Grangers Silver Anniversary a Hit

The sky was blue, the bounces were true and the grass was an emerald hue. Such was the scene at Van Hoosen Farm when the Grangers lately celebrated their 25th season of vintage base ball. To help with the festivities were the Columbus Capitals, who took a group of apprentice Rochester ballists, and taught them the vintage game a quarter century ago. As special guests the Grangers welcomed a number of returning players from that inaugural season. On hand and in uniform were Mike "Cueball" … [Read more...]