Rochester/Rochester Hills

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9

July 4th 2014

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014) During the last school year, the Twomey family of Pleasant Ridge had an extra teenager with them on their day-to-day adventures. Giuseppe Ciccone came all the way from Italy, an experience he described “Being an exchange student doesn’t mean going on vacation. […]

Oh Deer! Pleasant Ridge and Hazel Park Get Unusual Visitors

July 4th 2014

Oh Deer! Pleasant Ridge and Hazel Park Get Unusual Visitors (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014)   Residents in Peasant Ridge and Hazel Park have reported unexpected guests: white tail deer. A doe and her fawn have been spotted in Hazel Park on the west side of the city, including on Mapledale. Hazel Park Animal […]

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors

July 3rd 2014

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors (July 3, 2014) The oc115 is a reader-supported online news hub that has grown from serving one community (as The Ferndale 115 News) to a county-wide framework. Currently we have over 20,000 unique readers each month. On any given day 1,000-2,000 people visit oc115.com to see our latest posts. A sponsorship […]

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt

June 30th 2014

Deputies Respond to Two Suicides and One Attempt (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:17 hrs. –June 29 – City of Rochester Hills -Death Investigation/Suicide – 14-99454 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Willow Grove Ct. for a report of an apparent suicide. The victim lived alone and was found […]

Clear Skies and Good Times at the Rochester Hills Fireworks

June 25th 2014

Clear Skies and Good Times at the Rochester Hills Fireworks (Eric Folkmire, Additional photos from Chris Hughes and Bryan Barnett, June 25, 2014) On June 25 Rochester Hills had their annual fireworks display at Borden Park. Here are pictures! There are still plenty of places to enjoy fireworks this year. Here’s the list: http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/06/24/fireworks-events-in-oakland-county/ Thanks […]

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

June 24th 2014

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays […]

Taser Demo, Guns, Jail Tour and More… (video)

June 21st 2014

Taser Demo, Guns, Jail Tour and More from Rochester Police (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014) For people who wanted an up close look at police work, this year’s Rochester Police Open House was an eye-opening experience. Held earlier this month, the event brought the community together to learn more about the Department and […]

Fracking Town Hall in Farmington Hills June 24

June 20th 2014

Fracking Town Hall in Farmington Hills June 24 (WRC Press Release, June 20, 2014) Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will hold another in a series of town hall meetings to focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County, this time in his “home” city of […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]

Candidate Forums, June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts

June 13th 2014

Candidate Forums on June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting two candidate forums on June 17th. For the 43rd District State House of Representatives position, the forum will be held at Clarkston Schools Administrative Building, 6389 Clarkston […]