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...]

Lebanese Festival 2010 in Downtown Rochester

The Lebanese Festival (LebFest) of 2010 was held in Downtown Rochester this year. The event was previously held in Birmingham, but since the former site was under construction Dr. Pierre Atallah was generous enough to offer the River Square Center in Rochester as the new destination. While attending we were able to eat some of the authentic Mediterranean food and enjoy some of the ethnic music and dance. We were told that over 12,000 people came this year and participated in the festival. We … [Read more...]