Sleepy Black Bears at Cranberry Lake Park

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Is Partnering With Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for a Special Preschool Event The busy animals of the parks are starting to slow down. It must mean one thing: winter is almost here. Before it gets too cold outside, join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation to enjoy one more adventure from Cranberry Lake Park. For this special class, a Dinosaur Hill naturalist will be marching everyone with their own stuffed animals through the trails while collecting … [Read more...]

National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail June 2

Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and the Village of Lake Orion The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be hosting the 20th Annual National Trails Day event at Children’s Park, the Orion Art Center, and on the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 2. This year’s theme is 'National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail – celebrating the extension of the Paint Creek Trail and dedicating a new Iron Belle Trailhead at … [Read more...]

The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Celebrates 35 Years as the Areas Center for Philanthropy

The Greater Rochester area is known for its giving spirit. Residents, organizations and businesses alike come together to give, in big and small ways, on a daily basis. Many of this giving is done behind the scenes. Unsung heroes help to make this community a premier place to live. Celebrating 35 years as the greater Rochester area’s center for philanthropy and endowed funds, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester is possibly one of the community’s most valuable unsung heroes. The … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Sponsored by Oakland Township’s Parks and Recreation Millage Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is excited about offering our first-ever multiple summer day camp opportunities to our resident and greater Rochester area kids and teens. EXPLORE ARCHERY camp is a new and innovative archery education program focused on introducing beginners to the lifelong sport of archery. In Explore Archery, campers earn achievement awards through active  participation in individual and … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Community Members Come Together to “Get Michigan Moving” Unable to travel all the way to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year?  The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 9th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and … [Read more...]

37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival in the Park Brings Old-Fashioned Family Fun to Downtown Rochester

There is something for everyone at the 37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival which takes place Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. The festival celebrates the community’s history, traditions and culture and is chocked-full of old-fashioned family entertainment. The festival opens on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and coincides with the City of Rochester’s official dedication of the … [Read more...]

Oh, baby! Fair comes to Crittenton Hospital

Wait! Do not skip this article just because you aren’t pregnant or don’t have a baby! Do not miss the Baby Fair either. I’m serious! You’ll be really disappointed if you do. I went last year and was so excited. Yes, Whole Foods was there, I was 6 months pregnant and they gave me free food. However, it still would’ve been awesome without that. I gathered a ton of information and met a lot of people who are involved in various aspects of pregnancy, birth and child rearing. If you have a child … [Read more...]