Media Outlets Pick Up Mayor Barnett’s Letter to Madonna

UPDATE: Since Mayor Barnett’s letter was published in response to remarks Madonna made on Howard Stern's show recently, it has garnered media attention all over the world. On his personal Facebook page Barnett wrote, "So that's what "going viral" looks like! It's been a crazy last 36 hours. I've done media with Channels 2,4 and 7, was on Paul W Smith, Frank Beckman, NPR, MLive, and an assortment of other radio programs. The story was picked up by People Magazine,, a London … [Read more...]

Rochester College presents original play about life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen

"Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen," an original play based upon the Rochester doctor's 1947 autobiography, will be performed in May and June at Rochester College and the Van Hoosen Museum, according to a press release from the school. Dr. David Keller, dean of Rochester College's School of Humanities, penned the play after reading Van Hoosen's autobiography "Petticoat Surgeon." Keller structured the play in a “reader’s theatre” format, which is accessible for school … [Read more...]

Outgoing councilman Ravi Yalamanchi thanks Rochester Hills residents for the opportunity to serve

Thank You! It has truly been an honor to serve as a city council member these last eight years. I want to thank the residents of Rochester Hills, especially from District 1, for providing me with this opportunity. With my neighbors and fellow Hills residents in mind, I have done my best to lead with trust, honesty, and integrity.  This journey gave me the chance to get to know so many wonderful individuals and families and develop relationships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. … [Read more...]