The 21st Annual Arts Beats & Eats

The 21st Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort returns to downtown Royal Oak beginning Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3 for another year of family-friendly entertainment. The Labor Day festival will feature chart-topping musical headliners, one of our nation’s top Juried Fine Arts Shows, more than 50 restaurants and caterers with delicious food offerings, and family fun and entertainment. The Beats The national and local star power at this … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Invited to White House Ceremony

Rochester Hills Attends Signing of Executive Order Supporting the American Worker Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was the only Mayor invited to the signing of an Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker on Thursday, June 19, at The White House. The Executive Order signed by President Trump is designed to provide a forum for the development of a national strategy to address urgent workforce issues. It is specifically intended to raise awareness … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Appointment New Board of Trustees Member

The Rochester Hills Public Library today announced the appointment of Suba Subbarao, an English professor for Oakland Community College and avid library user, to the library’s Board of Trustees. The appointment fills a vacancy left by now-Rochester Hills City Councilmen Ryan Deel, who stepped down shortly after winning November’s election. “Subbarao brings substantial experience to the Board and a shared commitment to serve the interest of our library, said Board President Bob Bonam, “she … [Read more...]

Oakland Community College Names New Chancellor

Interim Chancellor Peter Provenzano Accepts Role After Unanimous Board Vote Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Peter Provenzano to the position of Chancellor. Provenzano joined Oakland Community College in 2014 as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and a key member of the College’s executive leadership team. Since May 2017, Provenzano has served as the Interim Chancellor.  The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of Provenzano as successor in the position … [Read more...]

New Principal Returns to Avondale School District

Administrator “leads with her love of her students” When Avondale Middle School opened its doors for school this year, the students were greeted by new principal, Ms. Maryanne Moriconi. Moriconi comes to Avondale from Oxford School District where she most recently served as the assistant principal at Oxford Middle School. The new principal brings much in the way of administrative experience to her new role as well as intimate knowledge of the Avondale School District as she taught at Avondale … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Interact Club Sends Fellow Student to College

Club Awards Outstanding Rochester Student This Spring, the Rochester Adams Interact Club broke new ground for high school philanthropy and awarded a fellow Rochester Adams student with a $2,000 scholarship to Oakland Community College (OCC) – enough to cover almost a full year of tuition. Each year, the Adams Interact Club raises money for various community and international projects – a few hundred dollars for winter coats, a couple hundred dollars to buy mosquito nets for populations … [Read more...]

Meeting of Minds Conference on May 12 at Oakland University

Oakland University to Host Meeting of Minds Conference on May 12 The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, which invites students from Oakland University (OU), the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Dearborn to present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations, will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus. “This conference is an opportunity to learn about things you never knew about, or to learn … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Scholarships

Stoney Creek High School and Rochester High School Students Receive Awards The Rochester Garden Club actively encourages environmental education in the community and awards annual college scholarships to promising students. Since the beginning of the scholarship program more than a decade ago, the club has awarded more than $60,000 to students from Rochester Community Schools. This year the club awarded two college scholarships to local graduates who want to pursue college level degrees in … [Read more...]

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art at The Pontiac Creative Arts Center June 25 6:00 p.m. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a religious change rocked Europe and altered the way people engaged with art. From incidents of aggressive destruction of images in the north and an explosion of theatricality in the south to the appearance of printed images across the continent, the pious struggled to win souls and outline religious belief through brand new approaches to visual … [Read more...]

Rochester Artist Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldier with ArtPrize entry

Artist Larry Binkowski Larry graduated from Rochester High School in 1970 and attended Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills. He took art classes with long-time instructor, Ray Katz. However, for the most part, Larry is a self-taught sculptor, now living in Auburn Hills. Figurative and portrait sculpting in the public, as well as the private sector, is where Binkowski’s career began. That moved into working on product prototypes for a large toy company, then miniature figures for … [Read more...]