Week of 7.17.17

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ChildSafe Michigan Legends Gala

Legends were the story at the ChildSafe gala. But not the celebrity type. Rather at-risk  children and their dreams for becoming Legends of Tomorrow  –  a doctor, a ballerina, a teacher. To make those dreams come true, 310 supporters ($300) flocked to the Townsend Hotel for the annual benefit. Event co-chairs SuSu Sosnick and Christine & David Colman and board chair Keith Pomeroy greeted the 125 VIPs ($500) who arrived early for a reception in the Clancy Room before dinner, a salute to honoree Sandy Pierce  and a live auction conducted by Christopher Aslanian.
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July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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Rochester's historic ordinance approved

An amendment removing the designation of "landmark" properties from Rochester's historic preservation ordinance and the ability for property owners to opt into a historic district was approved on Monday, July 10, by the Rochester City Council....more>

Rochester sidewalk sales, movies kick-off

Downtown Rochester on Thursday, July 13, will kick-off its long tradition of summer Sidewalk Sales, which will run through the evening of Saturday, July 15....more>

Updated historic ordinance introduced

Rochester City Council on Monday, June 26, approved the first reading of an updated historic preservation ordinance that removes caveats in the city's code that deviate from the state's Historic Districts Act....more>

Rochester Hills changes trash provider

Rochester Hills city officials say there won't be any change in waste disposal services when the city's provider changes from Republic Services to GFL Environmental at the end of July....more>

Barnett to be named 'America's Mayor'

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has been elected as the Second Vice President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), and will become president of the organization and hold the title of "America's Mayor" in June 2019....more>

Rochester farm-to-table event July 23

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is co-sponsoring an outdoor, farm-to-table dining event on Sunday, July 23, from 5-8 p.m. on Walnut Boulevard between Second and Third Streets....more>

Lower speed limits for gravel roads

A change in the state's motor vehicle code has spurred resolutions in Rochester and Rochester Hills to lower the speed limit on two portions of gravel roads from 55 mph to 45 mph in those communities....more>

Fireworks show to blast off Wednesday

Rochester Hills annual Festival of the Hills fireworks show and family entertainment event will start at 6 p.m. and go until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at Borden Park....more>

Rochester approves Rewold office building

A project to clean up a contaminated industrial site and construct a four-story office building along the Paint Creek moved forward on Monday, July 10, as Rochester City Council members unanimously approved a site plan and special projects request from developer Frank Rewold and Son....more>

Eddington realignment contract approved

Work to realign Eddington Boulevard to meet up with Drexelgate at Rochester Road will begin in the spring of 2018, following approval by the Rochester Hills City Council on Monday, June 19, of about $1.8 million in construction and design contracts....more>
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