Neighborhood House Brings Joy to Children this Easter

On March 31, Neighborhood House will hold its annual Easter Basket Program in an effort to benefit their client’s children. For more than 15 years, Neighborhood House has distributed hundreds of baskets to families in need. Since its onset, the program has experienced significant growth.  Beginning in 2005, Neighborhood House distributed over 75 baskets to clients. This year they are distributing 165 baskets and have accrued a waiting list. “This program is entirely available … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Women’s Club is Seeking Area Non-Profit Organizations to Benefit

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club is looking for non-profit organizations that need assistance and can benefit from our fundraising. Each spring the club Donations Committee reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. Based on the committee’s recommendations, annual recipients are selected for the major fundraisers as well as recipients for miscellaneous donations. The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) has been serving the community since 1956. RJWC is a … [Read more...]

Remembering Dr. Roger Byrd

Obituary for Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd Dr. Roger Clarence Byrd, 79, peacefully passed away at his home in Rochester Hills on October 22, 2020. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Jo [Francis] Byrd, his beloved children, Scott Martin Byrd, Michael John Byrd [Michele], David Roger Byrd [Johanna] and Julie Anne Byrd [Emily D’Agostini], his cherished grandchildren Hannah Elizabeth, Emily Christine, Edith Helen, Charlotte Rose, David Phillipe Roger, and Benjamin Roger. … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive $350k in Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief Four (4) non-profit organizations from the Rochester area whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis were selected to receive a combined total of $350,000 in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). The grants will help the organizations restore vital services and programs that were reduced or eliminated … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Where Are the Community Gardens?

Dear Crabby, Does Rochester Hills have any community gardens? It seems like with what is happening in the world right now, they sure would come in handy as the victory gardens did during the World Wars. Thanks! George Greenthumbs Dear Mr. Greenthumbs, I remember victory gardens! Let me tell you, it was quite the sight to see all these mini gardens sprout up all over the urban landscape of Detroit. Up until then, the only ‘gardens’ I’d seen where when we traveled to Oakland county … [Read more...]

Fashion Show Helps Neighbors in Need

The Neighborhood House Fashion Show Raised over $12,000 for Neighbors in Need Neighborhood House hosted their 2nd Fashion Show in May. The event promoted the services Neighborhood House provides, while showcasing clothing from the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet and Sole Sisters. Each model talked about their role in Neighborhood House or how Neighborhood House impacted them. The evening included a delicious sit down dinner provided by The Meeting House, beauty vendors, and of course, the … [Read more...]

Wine & Beer Tasting April 12 with VIDEO

Rochester Rotary Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Raises Tens of Thousands for Charity   Rochester knows that Spring is coming when Rotary’s Wine & Beer Tasting tickets go on sale. Now in its 7th year, The Annual Wine & Beer Tasting has become a staple event in the community’s April calendar. “The Wine & Beer Tasting is our biggest event of the year,” said event chair Kyle Johnson. “And it keeps getting bigger and better. We already have over 20 local restaurants sign up to … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Celebrates and Hands Out Money During the Holidays

The Women’s Fund hosted their holiday party fundraiser at Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester on December 4. Sixty-five people attended and with the help from local business donations and a Rochester-themed raffle basket, they were able to raise more than $4000 and four guests expressed interest in becoming partners. The 2018 Grant Recipients were Announced Families Against Narcotics (FAN) $1000 towards their “Hope Not Handcuffs” Program. The … [Read more...]

Annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its signature event - the Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival - on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Activities during the day include John Forshee and the Barnyard Express, food, musical entertainment, Stoney Creek High School drum line, a Rochester Hills fire truck, and more. Members pay $5 and the public pays $8, all guests are … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund is Looking for Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from their grants. The Women’s Fund provides grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that help improve the lives of women in need. Their goal is to help women in need become financially independent … to have a “purse of their own.” Grants are awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 15 to be considered. Requests for funding must be … [Read more...]