VIDEO: Rochester Hills to Build Inclusive Playground with Crowdfunding Campaign

For the first time, Rochester Hills has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to launch a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign. The money will be used to complete the city’s newest playground at Innovation Hills Park. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by May 31, the project will win a matching grant, making the grand total raised $100,000.  Innovation Hills Park, Rochester Hills, MI The new three acre playground is intentionally designed to … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Women’s Club is Seeking Area Non-Profit Organizations to Benefit

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club is looking for non-profit organizations that need assistance and can benefit from our fundraising. Each spring the club Donations Committee reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. Based on the committee’s recommendations, annual recipients are selected for the major fundraisers as well as recipients for miscellaneous donations. The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) has been serving the community since 1956. RJWC is a … [Read more...]

WJR Mid-Morning On-Air Host Frank Beckmann Retires After 48 Years

Rochester Hills resident and veteran on-air host, Frank Beckmann, announces his retirement after a 48-year radio career with News Talk 760 WJR. Frank Beckmann, a news talk and sports broadcasting legend, has hosted “The Frank Beckmann Show” on WJR weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon for the last 18 years. His last show will air on Friday, March 26, 2021. Named “Best Midday Personality” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Beckmann has been cited as Michigan’s top sportscaster for his … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive $350k in Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief Four (4) non-profit organizations from the Rochester area whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis were selected to receive a combined total of $350,000 in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). The grants will help the organizations restore vital services and programs that were reduced or eliminated … [Read more...]

Dutton Farms Speaks Nationally on Building an Inclusive Workforce

Building an inclusive and diverse workplace and allowing all to live lives of dignity and purpose were themes of two standing room only sessions featuring Jenny Brown, CEO of Dutton Farm, at the 88th Winter Meeting of the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Washington, DC. Brown was invited to address America’s mayors by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, President of the Conference. Recognized as a leader in providing unique workforce opportunities for adults with disabilities, … [Read more...]

Fifth Annual Dutton Farm Fashion Show Sunday October 22

Dutton Farm will host Fifth Annual Fashion Show-Decades at the Royal Park Hotel to Raise Funds for Employment Program Expansion Dutton Farm Inc. is hosting its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Sunday, October 22, starting at 12:30 at the Royal Park Hotel to raise funding for their special needs employment program which provides dignified and meaningful employment to people of all abilities at competitive wages. There will be strolling hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and desserts provided by the … [Read more...]

Dutton Farm Receives Nationally Recognized Award

Dutton Farm Receives Nationally Recognized Award for “Raising the Bar” in Work for Employment for People with Disabilities Dutton Farm has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the National Down Syndrome Congress’ Employment Award for their outstanding work in raising the bar in providing more employment opportunities to adults with disabilities. Co-Founder, Jeanette Brown, and her sister Rebecca who has Down Syndrome and is the inspiration behind Dutton Farm will be flying out to … [Read more...]

New York Fashion Week and Spring Highlights with the Rochester Junior Women’s Club

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club to host their 10th Annual Boutique Shopping Event and Luncheon “Spring Highlights” will be at a new location this year. This fundraiser, which is open to the public, takes place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Palazzo Grande located at 54660 Van Dyke in Shelby Township. The event theme this year will be New York Fashion Week. Individual Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www.rjwc.org. Tables of eight are … [Read more...]

The 18th Annual Lobster Boil Was A Great Success

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is grateful to all of the community members who came out to support their 18th annual Lobster Boil on Saturday, September 24. The event was a great success, selling more than 1200 lobsters. The live New England lobsters were flown in fresh early Saturday morning and members of RJWC cooked, wrapped and had the lobsters hot and ready for customers at the Older Persons’ Commission drive-thru site. “Customers pre-ordered their lobsters and then they just drive … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club to host BINGOmania

Looking for a fun night out with your friends? Like to help a good cause? Join the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club for their exciting new fundraiser BINGOmania on October 26 at River Crest located at 900 West Avon Road. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the bingo games will begin at 7:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $30.00 per person or tables of 10 can be purchased for $250.00. Entrance includes a reusable bingo card, (additional bingo cards can be purchased for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 at the … [Read more...]