Get your tickets for the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Wine Tasting Evening

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 24th from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available online at or over the phone at 248-651-9260. Tickets include eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets must be purchased in advance … [Read more...]

Art lovers invited to take a ‘Stroll’

When September comes around, art lovers and area residents start to get excited for another Downtown Rochester Fall Gallery Stroll. Galleries and businesses all over downtown Rochester turn over their spaces to new artists, and invite the public to come in and see the artwork, meet the artists, sample some refreshments, and enjoy a fall evening strolling through the streets of the town. This year's stroll takes place on Friday, September 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. There are ten stops on Fall … [Read more...]

‘Have a heart’ at local wine tasting event

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Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll

Galleries and businesses all over town are preparing for another Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll, Friday, April 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The stroll this spring will feature four new venues who have not participated in this event in years past. We’re pleased to welcome Holy Cannoli’s, Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, Trent Design, and Subjectively Objective: A Photographic Gallery, and look forward to seeing their offerings. The twice-yearly gallery strolls are an excellent opportunity … [Read more...]

Raise a glass at Paint Creek Trail Wine Tasting Event

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting a Wine Tasting Event Fundraiser on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Fieldstone Winery in Rochester. Guests will receive eight samples of wine, assorted hors d’oeuvres, and tickets for a Chinese auction. Live background music will also be provided. Additional Chinese auction tickets may also be purchased at the event to increase chances of winning donated prizes. The event will also feature two silent auction items awarded to the … [Read more...]

Sass in the City goes Pink!

Grab Your Best Girlfriends.  Dress to Impress.  Shop ‘til You Drop. Fall Girls’ Night Out is back!  On Thursday, October 4, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., ladies are going glam for Sass in the City! In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re asking ladies to not only go GLAM, but PINK, too. Wear your favorite pink top, shoes or dress to show your support! “Girls’ Night Out is a perennial favorite in Rochester,” said Stephanie Schwager, Rochester Downtown Development Authority events … [Read more...]

Main Street Survival

The trucks are rumbling, the lampposts are down, and restless drivers are snaking their way around Rochester's side streets. The reconstruction effort has wasted no time, and the street has quickly begun to be deconstructed first. There's no doubt that when the project is complete, Rochester is in for a fresh visual appearance. What worries me, as an inch past block after block of heavy equipment, is the livelihood of our local independent merchants. Without any prompting, my precocious … [Read more...]

Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way Coming Down the Aisle!

The Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way “Bridal Stroll” returns to Downtown Rochester this winter!  “Bride’s Day, Bride’s Way” is free to all participants and will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event features a “Bridal Stroll,” which provides brides-to-be the opportunity to visit more than 20 individual businesses throughout town to plan for their “Big Day.” Brides must register between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Fieldstone Winery (223 Main) in order to receive … [Read more...]


The Newcomers Club of Rochester welcomes you to come join them at their general meeting to be held at Fieldstone Winery on Friday, November 11th located at 223 S. Main St., Rochester from 7:00-9:00pm. This month we will feature wine tasting and light snacks immediately following the meeting. This event is free for members and $10.00 for non-members. Our club welcomes new and established residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and the surrounding communities. Come join us in establishing new … [Read more...]

A Recipe for Some Lovin

  My wife and I recently celebrated our 11th anniversary by having a night out in Downtown Rochester . We began the night by slicking ourselves up and heading out of the house.  As a side note: you know that you don’t dress up too much when your son says “Dad, you look like a pro golfer!”  If only I had a white belt too! As we proceeded downtown, we passed the hustle and bustle of Main Street and arrived at the quaint little property of the Royal Park Hotel . This would be our first … [Read more...]