Don’t miss the final day of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

On closing day of the market, Saturday, October 26, ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children will receive free goodie bags complements of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (while supplies last) and market vendors will have treats available at their booths.  Don’t forget to pick up your fall bounty including mums, squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more! Now in its 13th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for … [Read more...]

October Scares, Treats, and Events near Rochester

Haunted Houses Several scary attractions haunt the area. A 43-year tradition, the Tunnel of Terror, returns to the Rochester Municipal Park. Located on Pine Street north of University Drive and west of Main Street, this annual tradition hosted by the Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is open Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. $15.00 per person. Just outside the Rochester Area are Erebus and Scott’s Haunted Corn Maze. Erebus is in Downtown Pontiac and is a … [Read more...]

Fall Harvest: The Fruits that Trees Give

As the hot days of summer come to an end and the first whispers of winter blow through the trees, farmers and gardeners will be working hard to harvest the fruits and vegetables they planted. When people hear the word “harvest” they probably think of all the vegetables that come from plants, but some trees have also been a source for harvesting for hundred of years now. Native Americans who lived in Michigan used trees to make their canoes and houses. Earlier settlers like Lemuel and Elisha … [Read more...]