Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Disability Employment Advocate Randy Lewis to Speak at OU

  Special introduction by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein As part of its Evening Enrichment Series, the Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) will welcome guest speaker Randy Lewis to campus for an engaging talk on helping individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities pursue competitive employment opportunities. The event, which is presented in collaboration with On My Own of Michigan, Inc., will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

County Executive’s Class of 2016 Elite 40 Under 40 Winner with VIDEO

Oakland University Dance Professor and Former Rockette is County Executive’s Class of 2016 Elite 40 Under 40 Winner Ali Woerner, an assistant dance professor at Oakland University and one-time Radio City Music Hall Rockette, was selected by a public online vote as winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. The announcement was made Wednesday night at Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County address held at the Marriott Auburn Hills … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills expands Tienken Road; construction begins Saturday, June 15

Starting Saturday, June 15, construction crews will take to Tienken Road in an expansion project to alleviate traffic congestion. From Rochester Road east to Sheldon Road, Tienken Road will be widened to three lanes, with a middle turn lane throughout the corridor. While expansion is the main goal, the project will also make a few upgrades in the area, too, says Andy Malczewski, designer for Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., the local consulting engineer firm involved in the … [Read more...]

What did the City of Rochester Hills do over the summer?

All across Oakland County students are heading back to school. In Rochester Hills, many recent high school graduates are starting their higher education pursuits at Oakland University or Rochester College, while others are just beginning their four-year journey through Rochester, Rochester Adams, Stoney Creek, or Avondale High Schools.   The one question that is sure to be asked as students head back is, “What did you do over the summer?”   If the question were asked of us here in … [Read more...]