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100+ Millennials Who Care takes a collective approach to philanthropy

100+ Millennials Who Care is a new Oakland County-based organization born out of 100 Women Who Care, a philanthropic organization in which members—ideally at least 100, though it certainly can be more—commit to donating $100 each to a charity pitched and voted on by its members.

Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill, Northville

Cider mill season in Oakland County

Summer may be over, and we all know winter is coming, but for this brief, glorious moment in time we have fall, and fall in Michigan means it's cider mill season! Oakland County contains a bounty of farmland and there are many different orchards and cider mills that you can spend a crisp fall afternoon at with the family. Here is our list of all the orchards and mills in Oakland County where you can enjoy cider, donuts, and the splendor of fall in metro Detroit!

Caylin Brandon and Lila Barron count money from their slime sales.

Children's business fair prepares young entrepreneurs for the real world

Young entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their products and pitch their ideas to attendees of a Children's Business Fair in Rochester. Dorothy Hernandez went to the fair and spoke to these budding entrepreneurs.

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This summer, send the kids to a STEM day camp

Summer is almost here, which means parents must once again decide how to fill their children's time during the next three months in a way that is, ideally, productive, constructive, and instructive. This summer, consider one of Oakland County's many STEM day camps offered by institutions like Oakland University and Lawrence Technological University.

Alyssa gets lots of love from the Disney parade characters

The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life-threatening conditions

Based in Rochester, The Rainbow Connection is a wish-granting organization for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions that has granted over 3,400 wishes since 1985. 

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Walkable Suburbs: Rochester connects people with downtown, trails

Rochester is known for its wide sidewalks and Norman Rockwell-like downtown. How does the city maintain its walkability as it develops? 

Fire & Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival moves across the street

The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, held January 19-21 and sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will move most of its winter activities from the open field at Third and Water streets to one at Second and Mill streets in downtown Rochester. 

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EverythingHR will change the way companies do HR

Five years ago Rochester Hills company El Shaddai Consulting launched the cloud-based human resource management system, EverythingHR, and it is already changing the way businesses do HR. 

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More Metro Detroit colleges and universities embrace community leadership

Is community leadership something folks are born with or can it be taught? More area colleges and universities are betting that it can--and they're basing their curriculums on it.

Nkrumah M. Gatling in Once on this Island, 2015

Michigan's largest professional theatre company, Meadow Brook Theatre, readies for 52nd year

The Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester is Michigan's largest professional theatre company, and is entering its 52nd season with a world premiere Broadway preview. 

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Gearing up for the 10th anniversary of The Brooksie Way

On September 24, 2017, The Brooksie Way will celebrate 10 years of exceptional quality of life and community building programming, including the popular flagship "Brooksie" race held every September, the "Chill at the Mills" 5K held in conjunction with the annual Fire and Ice Festival each winter, and the Brooksie Way minigrant program.

Earth Day

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

Now in its 12th year, MI Earth Day Fest - taking place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Rochester - offers plenty of fun and free ways to shop, learn, and celebrate the planet.

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.

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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. 
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