Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents ‘Visiting Michigan Cider Mills’

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Michigan Cider Mills” as part of its popular lunchtime Brown Bag program series on Tuesday, September 7, at 12 noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Did you know Michigan is home to more than a hundred cider mills? Spread across the state, these independently owned, local businesses celebrate the best the fall harvest provides. Farm fresh produce, honey, baked goods, and old-fashioned candies are just some of the local … [Read more...]

Local Authors Wanted for Third Annual Rochester Author Fair

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers invites local authors to participate in the third annual Rochester Author Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The 2021 fair will feature recorded author interviews on the library’s YouTube channel; and there may be an in-person component if COVID-19 protocols allow it.  "Author fairs are a fun and engaging way to get to know the person behind the book," said Michael Dwyer, founder of Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester Writers announce Second Annual Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers have once again partnered for the second annual Author Fair featuring local and regional writers in a variety of genres. This year the event will be online and include nearly thirty local authors in recorded on-camera interviews. The interviews will debut in a live stream on RHPL's YouTube channel on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, beginning at 11 a.m. each day.  Then, on Monday November 30, the library … [Read more...]

Shades: Detroit Love Stories with Author Esperanza Cintrón

Esperanza Cintrón Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature an author talk with award-winning local writer Esperanza Cintrón on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Cintrón will read selections from her book, Shades: Detroit Love Stories, and participate in a Q/A with Rochester Writer’s founder, Michael Dwyer. Shades: Detroit Love Stories is a collection of interconnected short stories that are distinctly Detroit. Each interconnected story examines the obstacles … [Read more...]

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Dead at 80

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died at 5:30 a.m. today at his Independence Township home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. "It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of our friend and county executive, L. Brooks Patterson," Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson said. "He was a once-in-a-generation leader whose vision inspired all of us to be part of the best county government in America." Poisson … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Seeks Authors for Inaugural Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers Team Up for Shop Small Saturday Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with Rochester Writers to host its first author’s fair on Shop Small Saturday, November 30. Authors of all genres are encouraged to apply for a space by July 25. “This is a unique opportunity to highlight talented Michigan authors while participating in Shop Small Saturday,” said Amanda H. Keighley with the Rochester Hills Public Library. “We would like to … [Read more...]

The History of MeadowBrook Village Mall

From Fox Farm to 1800s Themed Mall to The Village Today, the northeast corner of Adams Road and Walton Boulevard is the home of the Village of Rochester Hills, an outdoor shopping destination. Longtime residents of the area will recall that the predecessor of the Village of Rochester Hills was MeadowBrook Village Mall, an enclosed shopping center that occupied the location for about a quarter century.  Detroit Silver Fox Farms However, long before either of the shopping centers was built, … [Read more...]

Business of Writing at Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills

Presented by Rochester Writers and Hosted by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group). Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, … [Read more...]

Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour

Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour Day Trip with the OPC Join cider aficionado, Michael Dwyer, as the Older Persons Commission (OPC) visits three local cider mills with the OPC bus. Attendees will enjoy plenty of delicious samplings as they learn about cider and the mills. Items will be available for purchase so attendees can take some additional autumn delights home with them. Cider Mills include Rochester Cider Mill, Middleton Cider Mill, and Yates Cider Mill. Reservations by phone … [Read more...]

World-Class Traditional Music Instruction Comes to Mid-Michigan

Weeklong Music and Dance Camp presented by the Wheatland Music Organization Registration is open for the fourth annual June Music and Dance Week held June 17-23, presented by the Wheatland Music Organization (WMO). Located in Remus, 30 minutes west of Mt. Pleasant, this weeklong camp provides attendees with daily traditional music and dance lessons from internationally and nationally renowned award-winning instructors. Dedicated to providing an immersive musical and educational experience, … [Read more...]