Wine sale to benefit Rochester Area Heritage Festival

The Rochester Area Heritage Festival announces a new strategy to raise funds for the 33-year-old festival. In conjunction with Rochester’s Fieldstone Winery, the festival is selling bottles of private-label Rochester Red and pinot grigio at $12.99 plus tax. Fifteen percent of each sale benefits the festival. “It’s a new direction for us,” said the festival’s event coordinator, Alexis Shull. ‘We’re raising funds and helping support the local business community.” Jordan Southard, manager … [Read more...]

Rochester Community House Pancake Breakfast in the Park

The annual “Breakfast In The Park” held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29 and 30 is coming up again soon. Rochester Community House will sponsor the breakfast on Saturday May 28th and Sunday, May 29th during the Greater Rochester Heritage Days. The Lions Club will once again have their huge Car Show in connection with the festival. When the Car Show participants come in for breakfast, they generally fill the Community House along with the community. The Five Star Connection will once again … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Heritage Festival looking to a Dynamic Future

The Rochester Area Heritage Festival has elected new officers and is making plans for the future. Rather than holding a large, two-day festival this year, the focus in 2011 will be on long-range sustainability. This year the Board of Directors is focusing on restructuring the festival and considering ways of assisting other nonprofit community groups focus on local history. The officers elected are: Chairman Steve Wolken, Vice Chair Lorraine McGoldrick, Secretary Andrea Rozman and Treasurer … [Read more...]

Rochester area is the place to be Sept. 25-26

One community that has a bustling suburban lifestyle going on these days is Rochester/Rochester Hills. Just two weeks after the Art & Apples Festival brings thousands of art lovers to town, and one week before the Brooksie Way half-marathon returns, the weekend of Sept. 25-26 will be a great example of the many thriving activities in this residential, northern Oakland County community: a fall festival, historic home tour, lobster boil, farmers market, cider mill—the list goes on. “One … [Read more...]

Festival features local painters, arts and crafts

Painters Margaret Glinke of Shelby Township and Gerry Post of Rochester will be demonstrating and selling their work at this year’s Rochester Area Heritage Festival. The festival is Sept. 25-26 at Rochester College, 800 West Avon in Rochester Hills.   Post is known for his paintings of historic buildings. Glinke’s painting technique consists of an impasto layer of gauze, sand and modeling paste, with layers of transparent acrylic washes. She paints both representational and abstract … [Read more...]

Heritage Festival at College Showcase Artist’s Work

Self-taught Shelby Township artist Margaret Glinke likes to work in layers. In addition to ink drawings, she has developed a layered approach to painting that incorporates sand, powdered marble and cheesecloth imbedded in the acrylics, a process known as impasto. Glinke, who has been a fixture on the art show circuit for 44 years, will be demonstrating an ink/watercolor painting during the Rochester Area Heritage Festival Sept. 25-26 at Rochester College. Twenty-six of her paintings and … [Read more...]

The 33rd Annual Rochester Area Heritage Festival

The greater Rochester community gathers to celebrate its rich and unique heritage at the 33rd Heritage Festival. The Rochester Area Heritage Festival is history brought to life! This year the festival will celebrate its 33rd anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at a new location, Rochester College. The dates and location have changed to encourage broader audience participation, especially by children, youth and college students. The Rochester College campus will … [Read more...]