‘Chill at the Mills’ 5k race added to 7th annual Fire & Ice Festival

The seventh annual Fire & Ice Festival kicks off the last weekend of January in downtown Rochester with the inaugural Brooksie Way ‘Chill at the Mills’ 5K road race, a food truck rally and a host of free activities that celebrate winter in Oakland County. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the event, which is set for Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, January 26, continues to be among the premier winter events in Michigan. Activities include dog sled rides, a tube sledding … [Read more...]

Board to honor The Root restaurant and its top chef

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad will honor White Lake’s The Root restaurant’s owner Ed Mamou and Executive Chef James Rigato for creating an exceptional restaurant and bar with a fine dining experience. The Root has garnered special recognitions including the 2012 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year, the 2013 nominee for Food & Wine’s People Best New Chef in the Great Lakes Region of which Chef James Rigato was one of ten nominees. He was the only … [Read more...]