Rochester / Rochester Hills

Fire & Ice Festival to Mark Oakland County’s Bicentennial

The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester will be the inaugural event to commemorate Oakland County’s bicentennial year, County Executive David Coulter announced Jan. 6. The fireworks pre-show...

Trade a Tree for a Tree Through Oakland County Parks

Excerpt: The presents have been unwrapped, the cookies have been munched and Santa has returned to the North Pole for some much-needed R and R. It’s also time, unfortunately, to...

How Downtowns Across Oakland County Changed in 2019

Excerpt: It was a packed year of new housing developments, restaurants and road work in downtowns across Oakland County. Here’s a look back on what’s changed in the local downtowns,...

OU ISE Students Use ‘Lean Thinking’ to Improve Operations, Optimize Space at Humble Design Warehouse

Excerpt: Utilizing “Lean Thinking,” Oakland University Industrial and Systems Engineering students Monisha Vasudeva and Sagar Bajaj have been helping Humble Design — a nonprofit that furnishes homes for individuals...
heidi paterson

Ramping Up Retail

After being downsized several times, Heidi Paterson decided to go into business for herself. She started exploring confectionary recipes and soon found delicious success making toffee. After a few years...

OU Awarded NEH Grants to Preserve Archives and Special Collections

The first floor of Kresge Library is home to Oakland University Archives and Special Collections, a vast trove of books, newspapers, photos, microfilms, audio/visual materials and artifacts. Many are...

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Set to Begin Nov. 22

Excerpt: The sixth annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees will run from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 at the Rochester Community House. This year’s festival will feature over 70 trees,...

Oakland County Certified as a Wildlife-Friendly Community by the National Wildlife Federation

Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, Oakland County has been officially designated as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Oakland County is the third-largest...

Fanuc America in Rochester Hills Opens Auburn Hills Facility

Rochester Hills’ Fanuc America, a supplier of robots, computer numerical controls, robomachines, and industrial internet of things solutions, is opening a 461,000-square-foot north campus robotics and automation facility in...

Von Maur Coming to The Village of Rochester Hills

Renovation work has begun on a new Von Maur location at The Village of Rochester Hills at 104 N. Adams Rd. The upscale department store offers apparel, shoes, accessories,...