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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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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Summer Camps in Oakland County

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! And that means: the kids are about to be on summer break. The struggle for parents each summer is how to keep their children active and engaged during those long summer days while balancing their own work and life schedules, or just making sure the kids aren’t glued to their iPads all day. Thankfully there are several summertime programs for kids in Oakland County that are as educational as they are enjoyable for children of all ages.

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Take me to the river: CRWC director Anne Vaara on restoring an urban waterway

The Clinton River may be an Area of Concern, but it's also Michigan's most populous watershed. And that means lots of volunteers at-the-ready to clean things up, which makes Clinton River Watershed Council director Anne Vaara's job plenty of fun.

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Lake Norcentra Park on the Rochester College campus is open to serve the community

Many colleges and universities have beautiful campuses that are lovingly landscaped and carefully maintained…and also not explicitly open to the public. Rochester College in Rochester Hills is going to change that with Lake Norcentra Park.
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