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Rochester / Rochester Hills


Rochester is affluent and quaint. Over the years, its small-town downtown has maintained a quantity of independent boutiques while increasing its bar and restaurant options. And Paint Creek Trail is paradise for a biker or runner, connecting the town's stellar greenspaces in a truly scenic way.

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International Velodrome at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills resident Dale Hughes is bringing a world-class velodrome to Detroit

A $4 million multi-sport complex is coming to the City of Detroit. The Detroit Fitness Foundation is funding the project, and Executive Director Dale Hughes will design a world-class cycling velodrome as part of the plan. The foundation also hopes to one day launch a professional track riding team in Detroit. 

Peering over the ice tree at the fireworks

2017 Fire & Ice Festival will go on as scheduled this weekend

Unseasonably warm temperatures predicted for the weekend will not put a damper on the 10th Annual Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Rochester, happening Friday through Sunday.

Coppinger working on "Ethereal Faye"

Heather Ashley Coppinger paints magical landscapes

Oakland University graduate Heather Ashley Coppinger creates beautiful oil paintings of fantastical, sometimes surreal landscapes. The young artist's work has already appeared in major international art competitions. 

habitat restores

Benevolence and bottom lines: Social enterprise in metro Detroit

You've heard the term "social enterprise," but what does it actually mean? Metromode's David Sands goes beyond the buzzword to find out how organizations are mixing profitability and sustainability in metro Detroit. 

Holly Press Conference

Patterson honors 10 "Perfect 10" Main Street Oakland County communities for National Accreditation

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored 10 Main Street Oakland County communities who received perfect scores and a national accreditation from the National Main Street Center in Chicago.
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