Rochester/Rochester Hills

Oakland County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner to Feature Scott Walker May 4

April 8th 2015

Oakland County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner to Feature Scott Walker May 4 (OCRP Press Release, April 8, 2015) The Oakland County Republican Party (OCRP) is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 126th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Governor Scott Walker. The 126th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace […]

Regional Transit Awards to Honor Advocates May 7

April 8th 2015

Regional Transit Awards to Honor Advocates May 7 (TRU Press Release, April 8, 2015) Transportation Riders United announces the nominees of the 2015 Regional Transit Awards! These impressive individuals have shown incredible dedication, creativity, and hard-work in their efforts to improve transit in greater Detroit. For the Forward Motion Award for Most Effective Public Servant, the […]

Earth Day Fest in Rochester April 24-26

April 6th 2015

Earth Day Fest in Rochester April 24-26 (press release, April 6, 2015) The MI Earth Day Fest is one of the planet’s largest and liveliest Earth Day celebrations. This high-profile community event highlights the efforts of area businesses and community organizations to Make Every Day Earth Day. The festival offers a wide variety of exhibits, attractions […]

Key to Regional Transit is Eliminating Excuses, RTA CEO Says

April 4th 2015

Key to Regional Transit is Eliminating Excuses, RTA CEO Says (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2015) “I should take every excuse away from you for why you don’t use the service.” That’s the plan coming from the Regional Transit Authority’s CEO Michael Ford as he and his team explore transit options that will connect communities […]

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on…

April 2nd 2015

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on Fair Housing Mission (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2015) This is part of our series of stories from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference in Washington DC from March 25-28, 2015. Learn more at www.ncrc.org. As Julian Castro grows into his role as the […]

Rochester Area High School Students Can Apply for Youth Leadership Retreat

April 2nd 2015

Rochester Area High School Students Can Apply for Youth Leadership Retreat (Rochester Regional Chamber Press Release, April 2, 2015) Rochester area high school students interested in developing their leadership skills and growing awareness of the activities and needs of the greater Rochester community have an opportunity to meet with a variety of regional leaders this […]

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15

April 1st 2015

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15 (Ron Warren, Ron Warren Photography, April 1, 2015) Win a free environmental portraitphotoshoot! THE GENERAL IDEA: Send me a photograph of an interesting indoor location (in SE Michigan) that you would like to be the setting for your environmental portrait photoshoot. The most […]

6th Annual Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12

April 1st 2015

6th Annual Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12 (press release, April 1, 2015) This event is designed to be a “SUPER FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!” held at The Oakland Center at Oakland University – 2200 N. Squirrel Rd. Rochester, Mi. 48309 and sponsored by Brian and John Kosmal of landscape company Environment by Design, inc – […]

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2015

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2015) The most commonly mentioned memory from one year ago today was that the Oakland County Courthouse was full of love. A one-day window of opportunity gave 322 couples in Michigan the chance to legally get marriage […]

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture

March 19th 2015

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture (Katherine Schaeffer, Student Press Law Center, March 19, 2015) When the student newspaper at a Michigan high school printed a photo of a condom-wrapped banana to accompany an article about the school’s sex education program, the staff thought the decision was provocative, but tasteful. Pervasive in advertisements, […]