Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 7

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 7 (Compiled, Nov. 21, 2014) Name: Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Date: December 7, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Website: http://www.rrc-mi.com Location: Main Street Rochester, MI 48307 Event Description: Join us for a Sunday afternoon at the 63rd Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade on Main Street in Downtown…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…

Teens Released, One Adult Charged…

Teens Released, One Adult Charged in Home & Vehicle Larcenies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Nov. 14, 2014) INCIDENT:  17:23 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Traffic Stop / Home Invasion and Larceny Investigation – # 14-179582 SUMMARY:  Deputies received information regarding a vehicle with a stolen license plate that…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open…

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered…

Donate Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5

Donate Candy to Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2014) For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as…

Seaholm Students Meet Congressional Candidates, Except Trott

Seaholm Students Meet 11th District Congressional Candidates, Except Trott (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2014) There is a saying in some social circles that you better show up or people will talk about you anyway. That certainly held true Monday when Congressional Candidate Dave Trott failed to come to a candidate forum specifically for…

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners…

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 8th Annual Sunrise Pinnacle Awards (RRCC Press Release, Oct. 25, 2014) The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Sunrise Pinnacle Awards ceremony.  The event took place on October 24th at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. An…

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions…

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the…

Hillary Clinton Visits Oakland University (video)

Hillary Clinton Visits Oakland University (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2014) “Are you ready for Hillary?” This was the question of the day at Oakland University as a long line of Democratic political candidates from throughout SE Michigan took the stage in an election season rally.  Among the speakers were Congressman Gary Peters who…