Sunday, September 30, 2012
Did YOU Race in the Fifth-Annual Brooksie Way? If so, you may find yourself among the finishers in this photo gallery.
For three hours on Sunday morning, northern Rochester Hills transformed into a race course as 4,500 runners and walkers braved the trails and hills of the Brooksie Way. It was the fifth year for Oakland County's scenic half marathon and 5K event. Shane Logan, 34, of Clarkston won the half-marathon event with a time of 1:13:15. Logan won the race last year, too. Ryan Beck, 20, of Royal Oak, was second with a time of 1:14:51. Leah Foley, 35, of Clarkston was the first-place half marathon female finisher with a time of 1:22:19. Brooksie fans likely remember Foley from her marriage proposal finish last year, when she was Leah Scharl. Tammy Nowik, 38, of Clarkston was second with a time of 1:25:20. This year, 1,856 participated in the 5K; 2,…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Jersey MIke's East Coast sub shop to hit the mitten state hard with Shelby Township grand opening.
These days, you can't go too far without hearing about the Jersey Shore ever since the MTV Smash hit, the Jersey Shores debuted in 2009. Now, it just got a little closer to home. Jersey Mike's Sub Shop will open its second location in Michigan on Sept. 5 in Shelby Township. The sub shop is located at 12161 23 Mile Rd, in the plaza in front of WalMart, where Patty Cakes Bakery was for less than a year. Although there are more than 750 Jersey Mike's franchises open and under development nationwide, three local restaurateurs are bringing the more than 50-year-old business to Michigan in a big way. Oakland and Macomb County residents Bob Middleton, Carl Chandler and Bill Biga plan on opening 20 Jersey Mike’s locations in the next 5 years in …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
If you want to get in on the action, the closest stop for the lip-synching duo is in Rochester Hills.
The infamous lip-synching duo from Grand Rapids have planned a road trip through Michigan. The closest stop to Shelby Township is our neighbors to the west: Rochester Hills. Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss are looking to highlight Michigan as they embark on a weeklong road trip through the state and document their journey via video. You may already know Barrett and Bliss from their popular Grand Rapids LibDub video, a tour of their hometown to the tune of "American Pie." (Watch the video above, or see it here.) According to a blog post on Pure Michigan, the duo will create an "energetic digital video that highlights various things the state has to offer. The video will serve as a way to help tell the story of Michigan as a great place to live, …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Incident occurred behind the Rochester Hills Public Library on Monday night.
Two teen-agers were robbed at gunpoint on the River Walk behind the Rochester Hills Public Library this week, according to a Rochester Police Department report released Friday. The couple, a 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy from Shelby Township, told police a man approached the couple on the trail around 10:45 p.m. Monday, showed a handgun and demanded money, according to the report. The man received $25 from the couple before fleeing; no one was injured, the report stated. An Oakland County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit was called to track the suspect, who was not found. The suspect is described by police as a white male clean-shaven with bushy eyebrows and short brown hair, 20-30 years old and wearing a dark shirt, jeans and white tennis…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Shelby Township and Rochester Hills Thursday signed a shared agreement services.
Officials from Shelby Township and the city of Rochester Hills on Thursday signed the first shared services agreement between the neighboring cities. Shelby Township Supervisor Richard Stathakis and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett met in the middle Thursday–literally—at Yates Cider Mill to sign the historic agreement. Stathakis said the deal symbolizes how the two communities are beginning to think differently about how to provide services to its residents at lower costs. Both the Shelby Township Board of Trustees and the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved the shared services deal, which in essence will allow the towns to call on the other for support on an “as needed basis.” “If one inspector goes on vacation, it would …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Barbara Markham's artwork is on display through February at TCF Bank in Rochester Hills.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sometimes you get a second chance at life. For Barbara Markham of Rochester, suffering a brain aneurysm was the beginning of her second chance and the catalyst for the watercolor artist to look at life, and her art, in a whole new way. “It has given me a new perspective. (Before the aneurysm), I was much more hesitant and nervous about my work," she said. "My work now is freer, brighter, full of life. "Inspiration comes to me in the beauty of nature and the world around me.” Markham, 61, is a former Utica Schools art teacher. Her watercolors, which include colorful flowers, lakes, northern Michigan scenes and Italian landscapes, will be on display at TCF Bank in Rochester Hills throughout February. In July 2002, Markham was preparing to …