Rochester Hills Teen Loses Brave Battle with Cancer

When used properly, social media can be a wonderful tool for spreading news quickly and affecting change as was evidenced over the past few days with the story about a courageous Rochester High School senior named Gage Garmo who was battling bone cancer. Rochester Media first heard about Gage's story on Facebook. How he was told his time was short and how his friends and the community were rallying to support him like the former football player had always done for them. As of Monday, … [Read more...]

Fire & Ice heats up with a new logo and contest

The sixth annual Fire & Ice Festival kicks off the last weekend of January in downtown Rochester with a new mascot, a new logo, a concert and a host of free winter activities that celebrate winter in Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the event, which is set for Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, continues to be among the premier winter events in Michigan. Activities include dog sled rides, a tube sledding hill, ice skating, snow shoeing, … [Read more...]

Sass in the City – Girl’s Night Out in Downtown Rochester

Spring is in the air and Girls’ Night Out is back again! Ladies, join us on Thursday, May 17, from 5:00-9:00 pm, and go GLAM for some Sass in the City! “Girls’ Night Out is a fun way to kick off the spring and summer months Michiganders live for,” said Stephanie Schwager, Rochester Downtown Development Authority events coordinator. “The event gives ladies the opportunity to bring out their spring wardrobe, and of course, shop for one, too!” 29 participating businesses will provide upscale … [Read more...]

Warm up with Hot Hoops Action at the Annual Crosstown Showdown

Adams and Rochester will be bringing their “A” games to Oakland University in the 42nd Annual Crosstown Showdown on Friday, January 13, 2012. On the line: Bragging rights for the best basketball team in the city. The Girl’s Varsity teams will tip-off the hoops hysteria at 6:00 p.m. Veteran Coach Fran Scislowicz (21st season) will lead Adams against third year Lady Falcons coach Adam Sheldon. Last year, Adams took back the title from Rochester with a 50-36 victory. Will it be … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Department and Buffalo Wild Wings Give Back!

The family pet, whether it is a dog or a cat, is just as much a part of the family as the rest of you are.  The Rochester Hills Fire Department could not agree more with that statement.  That is why they recently held a fundraiser to aquire two new oxygen masks for animals.  When Nancy Butty, The Fire Public Education Specialist for the Rochester Hills Fire Department, received a phone call from Melissa Jones, the Marketing Coordinator for Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester Hills, they immediately … [Read more...]