Around the Town Recap ~ May 17 through May 19

The weekend is here and we've got a rundown of some of the great activities and events happening around town. Know of an event coming to the area that we should know about? Drop us a line at “The Good Person of Szechwan” Full Impact Theater invites you to experience German artist Bertolt Brecht’s engaging parable, “The Good Person of Szechwan,” under the creative vision of Full Impact Theater’s returning founder and director Dr. Lisa Hodge Kander. Its four live … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Annual Garden Walk

A formal garden overlooking the natural landscape of Paint Creek is among seven gardens featured on the 13th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk June 21, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Co-sponsored by the Rochester Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, this year’s walk features gardens from small downtown gardens to large country lots in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds … [Read more...]

Paint Creek One Fly 2012

Now in its fourth great year the Paint Creek One Fly offers fly fishermen of all ages a great day of Fly Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor and Good Times! The Paint Creek One Fly is a non-profit event located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan and is open to the public. Specifics for this year's event are: Date: Saturday, June 2nd Place: Rochester Municipal Park at the Kiwanis Pavilion Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Team Registrations begins at 7:30 a.m. Tournament starts promptly … [Read more...]

Where the Rivers Collide

It's hard to drive around Rochester for very long and not find yourself crossing over water. Both the Clinton River and the Paint Creek meander under our bridges and through backyards, from Oakland Township, to Rochester Hills, and downtown. We have wonderful trails that follow alongside them, and they are a favorite pastime for our family. But even after living here our whole lives, my husband and I, perhaps like most residents, realized we had no idea where the two bodies of water themselves … [Read more...]

Bridge, Riverwalk Improvements Proposed

After a long and difficult process, a plan to improve a portion of the downtown Rochester Riverwalk and the Paint Creek Bridge is on its way to city council. The Downtown Development Authority has been discussing improving pedestrian amenities for the bridge on North Main Street, and the section of the Riverwalk beneath it, for the last two years.  Requirements from the Michigan Department of Transportation, which owns the bridge, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and … [Read more...]

Champion of environment prepares to move on

Recently, during a presentation by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail, founder Dan Keifer said modestly that he’s “just the talking head” for the organization. Those who have worked alongside him on the trail and other environmental efforts will tell you that’s not exactly the case. A longtime Rochester Hills resident, Keifer is credited with leadership and dedication that have helped turn key environmental dreams into reality. They include the trail, the city’s green space preservation … [Read more...]

Come Fishing at Paint Creek for One Fly Fundraiser June 4th

Hello Friends! We just wanted to contact you with the date for the 2011 Paint Creek One Fly! The specifics for this year’s event are: Date:      Saturday, June 4th Place:    Rochester Municipal Park at the Kiwanis Pavilion Time:     8:00 AM to 3:00 PM If you joined us for the 2010 PC1F you know what a worthwhile and fun time it was! And this year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet! The Paint Creek One Fly was created to foster friendships, sportsmanship, the simple … [Read more...]

The Paint Creek Opener For Fishing!

Fly fishing for trout has a long, proud heritage in Michigan, and our trout season opens this year on Saturday, April 30th on hundreds of rivers and streams across the state. Included among those streams is Paint Creek in southeast Michigan. Our area's ‘Little Gem,’ Paint Creek’s sparkling waters flow from the village of Lake Orion to Rochester and is the best bet for the local fly angler. Stocked annually with over 6,000 yearling brown trout, the creek is accessible at several points along the … [Read more...]

Great Michigan Race Wrap Up 2010

The inaugural Great Michigan Race was a huge success last weekend in Downtown Rochester.  The event raised over $20,000 for the Special Olympics this year.  There were over 240 active racers competing and floods of onlookers and families in the Family Fun Park.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Royal Park Hotel, the racers took off!  The course, which spanned eight miles, included spots in the DDA region of Main Street, a Zip Line over Paint Creek at the Rochester Municipal Park, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Watershed Grant

Rochester Hills, MI- The City of Rochester Hills is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) for the preservation Stony/Paint Creek Sub Watershed Implementation Project. "One of fourteen projects funded, the $265,000 grant will provide funding to acquire a 26 acre conservation easement, which will allow us to protect wetlands, woodlands, and support watershed planning along the Stony/Paint Creek," states Tara … [Read more...]