Girls on the Run

When it comes to the younger generations, the media often focuses on negative issues like obesity, violence, and substance abuse. But one group of girls in the Rochester area are making a difference in a beautifully positive way. Long Meadow Elementary has a team of 19 girls who participate in an organization called "Girls on the Run." Girls on the Run is a nonprofit for 8-13 year old girls, in which girls learn valuable tools to develop self-esteem, confidence in uniqueness, and how to … [Read more...]

2 Rochester schools win ‘green’ grants

Through March 15, Rochester Hills residents who participate in the Recyclebank program can donate their earned points to help two local elementary schools receive a Green Schools Grant. Long Meadow and University Hills have been selected as Recyclebank Green Schools and are competing with 27 others across the United States. Recyclebank will give the schools $1 for every 250 points donated up to $2,500. Part of the money will be matched by Domtar, a national paper company. “This is the … [Read more...]

Rochester PD holds fundraiser for family of Patrick O’Rourke

It was reported by that Officer O'Rourke was with four fellow West Bloomfield Police Officers who responded to a call of shots fired at a house at 10:10 p.m. Sunday. A gunshot through a bedroom door killed O'Rourke. It was fired by 50-year-old Ricky Coley who later took his own life. Coley was going through personal, legal and financial troubles and was being evicted from the family's house. A mass for her husband is set for Friday at St. John's Catholic Church in … [Read more...]