Week of 5.22.17

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Older Persons Commission Charity Gala

The 15th annual fundraiser for Rochester’s Older Persons Commission’s Meals on Wheels program attracted 375 ($150 ticket) to the Royal Park Hotel to party in a Monte Carlo mode. Chance-takers could bid on jewelry from Aurum Designs, pick their own prize in a chance raffle of 13 packages and, after dinner while Frank Sinatra tribute singer Mark Randisi entertained, play casino games and turn their winnings into raffle tickets. WXYZ’s Dave LewAllen emceed the dinner program in which 96-year old Erv Bauer, a Meals on Wheels recipient since his wife died three years ago, admitted, “I can’t even boil water.”  He called the program “a real treasure” because ....” the drivers (greet you) with a smile...and are someone to talk to every day...we really appreciate you sponsors...thank you kindly.”
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oakland confidential

June 2017

DUMBING IT DOWN: State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) has introduced a legislative proposal to reduce the number of members of the state House of Representatives from 110 to 76, or about one-third. "We currently have three House members for every three state Senate seats," McCready said, noting there are 38 state Senate members. Each state ...more»
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Schools receive money for green projects

05/19/2017 - The Rochester Community School District received nearly $25,000 this week for their involvement in the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program.

The district received $24,583 as part of the annual program. The green projects were designed by students, teachers and PTA groups to identify the unique ways the schools can create less waste, use less energy and create meaningful connections to the outdoors for the community's youth.

A dozen schools in the district received checks from the program after banking points earlier this year through the program, which allows schools to receive $1 for every 250 points donated to a school.

Throughout the year, residents put recyclable items in their home's green bin. As they recycle, points have been earned that can be used for different rewards, like free popcorn at the Emagine Theater, a gallon of milk from Hollywood Market, and even free yoga classes. However, for one month a year, residents can choose to donate their points to the school of their choice and help them achieve their funding goals.

This year, residents not only donated enough points to fully fund all 12 projects, they donated more points than any city in the midwest, according to the Recyclebank program. To date, Recyclebank has given more than $75,000 to Rochester Community Schools.

"Over the years, our students and teachers have continued to find innovative ways to make their schools a green place," said Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett. "This is the ninth consecutive year Rochester Hills schools have received Green School grants. Thanks to our residents' generosity in donating their Recyclebank points, we have always fully funded each projects. We are national leaders once again."

This year's winners and projects are: Brewster Elementary outdoor learning space; Brooklands Elementary outdoor classroom improvements; Hamlin Elementary recycling; Hampton Elementary outdoor classroom and garden; Long Meadow Elementary water bottle refilling stations; North Hill Elementary recycling; Rochester Adams High School recycling station; Rochester High School Green Club hand dryers; Stoney Creek High School water bottle refilling stations; University Hills Elementary water bottle refilling stations; Van Hoosen Middle School hand dryers; and West Middle School recycling station.

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