The Good Neighbors of Rochester

City of Rochester presents “Good Neighbor Award” The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the first quarter Good Neighbor Award is Rochester residents Nancy Hill, Margaret Shepard and Sarah Zowada. The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult, or youth, for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rochester residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the … [Read more...]

Six New Members to be Inducted into the Community Hall of Fame for Founder’s Day Celebration

Rochester Hills Museum to Induct Six New Members into the Community Hall of Fame The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be inducting six new members into the Community Hall of Fame at the Founder’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. The Founder’s Day program is sponsored annually by the Rochester Historical Commission to recognize the founding of Rochester on March 17, 1817 by James Graham. This year’s event features PBS personality Tom Daldin and his wife, Rochester … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Rochester’s Deficit will Lead to Raising Taxes

An Opinion Article by Sue Ann Douglas, Special to Rochester Media I went to the Rochester State of the City Monday evening and Mayor Cathy Daldin did a fine job. Her theme was Rochester past, present and future. The most interesting thing was that there was absolutely no mention of the largest projects that the City recently built - the two parking decks by any of the council members who spoke nor did the mention raising taxes up to three mills! We were told that the city was in … [Read more...]

State of the City of Rochester 2016

Story By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie, Photos by Michael Dwyer The State of the City Address of Rochester Held at The Royal Park Hotel Rochester City Manager, Blaine Wing, at his first State of the City for Rochester, welcomed the crowd and gave introductory remarks. Turning it over to Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Russell, she introduced the Rochester Hills Police Department Honor Guard, who presented the colors by marching in with the flags of The United States of America, Michigan, and the City … [Read more...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

Ice Artists Prep for Nationals at Fire & Ice Festival The Ninth Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, January 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival ice carving … [Read more...]