Rochester Jaycees Host Annual Christmas Shopping Tour

Seeks Donations for Children This Holiday Season On December 10 at 7:30 a.m. the Rochester Jaycees will host their Annual Christmas Shopping Tour. In partnership with the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, this event brings holiday joy to approximately 30 underprivileged children in the Greater Rochester Area. Children are paired with an adult volunteer to buy holiday presents for their families at Meijer in Rochester Hills. After shopping, the children are transported to the Older … [Read more...]

Lobster Boil Tradition Continues

The 18th Annual Lobster Boil – You Plan the Party, The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Will Cook The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is preparing for its 18th annual Lobster Boil on Saturday, September 24th. Live New England lobsters are flown in fresh early Saturday morning. Each Lobster is between 1 and 1 ¼ pounds each. Members of RJWC will cook the lobsters on-site at the Older Persons’ Commission located at 650 Letica in Rochester. Proceeds from this years’ Lobster Boil will benefit … [Read more...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]

Who Was Red Knapp?

Red Knapp is something of a household name in the Rochester area. After all, local residents have been enjoying hamburgers at Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar on Main Street for the past 66 years. But who exactly was the man whose name blazes in neon over the front door of Rochester’s iconic burger spot? Long-time restaurateur Lyle “Red” Knapp was born on a Sanilac County farm in 1910. He came to Rochester to find work in 1926 and landed a job pouring concrete for the foundations of Meadow Brook Hall, … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Donates $5,000 to Rochester Area Neighborhood House; Announces Three-Year Pledge 

Rochester Rotary was pleased to recently present a check for $10,000 to Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, at the Nov, 17 Rochester Rotary meeting. Rochester Area Neighborhood House is a nonprofit human service organization founded in 1968 by local faith communities to assist neighbors during times of hardship. The organization partners with the community and other social service providers to help neighbors in need move toward self-sufficiency. Cary … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival Set to Light Up Rochester Hills Museum

It’s time once again for the annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival to be held at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Guy Louis family concert, Stoney Creek High School Drum line, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck and more! Local celebrity story readers will be reading their favorite pumpkin themed stories. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and … [Read more...]

Hage Announces Candidacy for 2017-18 ALA Presidency

Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills Public Library, has filed as a petition candidate for the 2017-18 presidency of the American Library Association. Hage has been an ALA member since 1971. She is the immediate past president of United for Libraries (formerly the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations – ALTAFF) and served as the 1998-99 president of the Public Library Association (PLA). In addition, she has served on numerous committees … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Clothes Closet Summer Blow-Out Sale

RANH Clothes Closet Summer Blow Out Sale Has Huge Deals For a Great Cause Twice a year, in the spring and summer, the Neighborhood House Clothes Closet decreases its inventory to make room for new seasonal items. The public invited to participate in these fundraising events, to help raise money for the organization and learn what Neighborhood House is all about. This event is an excellent way to pay to purchase quality clothes for low cost and help a wonderful charity at the same … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Gets a New Residence

Rochester Area Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization, has announced the acquisition of a permanent, local facility that will house client services. The new facility was acquired from Crittenton Hospital. Generous anonymous donors underwrote the initial purchase. Kathy Losinski, Chair of the Board of Directors, commented, “We are so excited for Neighborhood House to have a house of its own! It means that we will have a facility that can provide more effective services and expand our … [Read more...]