Rochester City Beautiful Commission sets their sights on improving accessibility at the Community Garden

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently celebrated their third year since being reestablished by City Council in the fall of 2010. The reactivated commission has a lot to be excited about in their current year. The first is the newly added ADA accessible driveway at the Community Garden. “Anyone who has participated in the Community garden for the last few years can attest to the challenge of carrying flats of plants or wheelbarrow loads of compost up the hill from the … [Read more...]

Department of Energy Labor & Economic Growth and City of Rochester Announce Installation of Solar Roofing System

December 15, 2010 – The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth officials and the City of Rochester Mayor Jeffrey Cuthbertson announce installation of a solar roofing system to the city’s firehouse – making it the first in Michigan. The announcement will be made today at 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #1 located at 227 East Second Street in Rochester. The City of Rochester awarded the contract to New Energy Solutions, LLC of Milford for installation of a 9200 Watt Integrated … [Read more...]

Rochester Green City Committee and Downtown Businesses Honored at Awards

Rochester, Mich. – Nov. 3, 2010 ― The Rochester Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Green City Committee was honored with the Mind, Body & Spirits “Going Green Award” during the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards, held Thursday, Oct. 28.  The Green City Committee works to inspire the community to invest in its future through the adoption of green initiatives and to instill a sense of pride by establishing Rochester as a leader in the green movement.  Green City Committee members are Anne Burns, … [Read more...]