A Taste of Rochester State of the City Address 2015

Rochester Radar The Royal Park Hotel hosted the 2015 State of the City Address for Rochester on Monday evening. Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan, welcomed the attendees and offered kind remarks about living in Rochester. Daldin, also a Pure Michigan Spokesperson, said that everywhere he goes he mentions what a great place Rochester is and how happy he is to call Downtown Rochester his home. Mayor Pro Tem, Ben Giovanelli, introduced the Rochester Police Department Color … [Read more...]

37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival in the Park Brings Old-Fashioned Family Fun to Downtown Rochester

There is something for everyone at the 37th Annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival which takes place Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. The festival celebrates the community’s history, traditions and culture and is chocked-full of old-fashioned family entertainment. The festival opens on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and coincides with the City of Rochester’s official dedication of the … [Read more...]

Nine community organizations get Brooksie Way Minigrants and Race Board announced as 2013 race season kicks off

A summer camp for blind or visually impaired teens, a senior citizens walking program and a race in boats that look like dragons are among the programs that received funding today from the Brooksie Way Minigrant program. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson also announced during the kickoff for the 2013 HealthPlus Brooksie Way that running icons Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer had been appointed to the newly formed race Board of Directors and that HealthPlus had signed a multi-year … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Parade in Rochester and Rochester Hills

Memorial Day Parade in Rochester and Rochester Hills By Michael Dwyer Decoration Day Memorial Day weekend is the traditional “kick off” to summer. It offers most Americans a three-day weekend to travel or relax. Some will take the family away on vacation for the long weekend and others will put their garden in and have a BBQ. First called Decoration Day following the American Civil War, Memorial Day (May 30) did not become an official holiday until 1971 when it was changed to … [Read more...]

Leader Dogs for the Blind needs volunteers

Leader Dogs for the Blind has various volunteer opportunities on-campus as well as raising a puppy or hosting a Leader Dog mom or dad. Volunteers contribute a variety of skills and talents in many areas of the organization including dog care, student assistance, public presentations and administrative support. You must be at least 18. For more information or to apply online, visit Leaderdog.org. … [Read more...]

Leader Dogs For The Blind

Founded by three Detroit area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students. In addition to our guide dog program, we offer programs that … [Read more...]