Village Blog


January 26, 2015

 |  Posted in Events at the Village

Written by Shelleen McHale


Let's have some fun! We are hoping to get a bunch of SELFIES to celebrate loving yourself. It's really simple. Take a selfie, just you, you and a friend, you and some family members or get crazy and randomly choose a stranger...we don't care what you do. But we want to see as many selfies taken at the Village of Rochester Hills as we can. Here's what you do: 1) TAKE A SELFIE at the Village of Rochester Hills. 2) UPLOAD it to either Facebook or Instagram @thevorh. 3) Add #loveyourselfie #thevorh #lovethevorh 4) All photos must be uploaded by February 28, 2015

5) The winner plus one gets Noodles for a year!


BE THE GOOD Donation Drive

January 26, 2015

 |  Posted in Rochester Hills happenings

Written by Shelleen McHale

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Research shows that healthy, well-nourished children learn better, are more likely to attend school and take advantage of educational opportunities. By eliminating the risk factor of hunger, Blessings in a Backpack can enrich our students' educational experience as well as strengthen our community.  Money donated goes back directly to the children. $100 feeds one child on the weekends for an entire school year.  Food is an essential building block and a true blessing to a hungry child.  Nourished kids are ready to learn.

Because Hunger Doesn't Take A Break On The Weekend

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Coming together to make an impact on Rochester Hills' and Detroit's Blessings in a Backpack organizations: City of Rochester Hills, Detroit Respect, Whole Foods Market and the VIllage of Rochester Hills

Be the Good Donation Drive Drop Off is February 28, 2015 from 2-6pm

Simply come to the Whole Foods Market at the Village of Rochester Hills to donate to Blessings in a Backpack Rochester Hills and Detroit. Each person that donates will recieve a FREE recycled bag from Whole Foods! Our way of saying thank you for feeding our children. Lets come together to BE THE GOOD and be sure our children are fed through the end of the school year.

Top Ten Requested Food Items: 
Juice Boxes
Chicken Noodle Soup
Beef Ravioli
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Granola Bars
Cereal (single serving)
Fruit cups
Apple sauce
Peanut butter (single serving)

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Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization currently feeding 250 students in the Rochester Community Schools over the weekend. The program is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children over the weekend.  Teachers were noticing that children would return to school on Mondays tired, hungry and sluggish because there was little or no food at home on the weekends. Blessings in a Backpack provides enough food for six simple meals each weekend.  The backpacks include ready-to-eat-food items such as apple sauce, fruit, juice boxes, soup, peanut butter, tuna fish, mac & cheese, cereal and granola bars.


Romance in Rochester Hills

January 26, 2015

 |  Posted in Rochester Hills happenings

Written by Shelleen McHale

Need some romance? February tends to highlight opportunities to show those you love how much you care about them. It doesn't have to be about spending an exorbitant amount of money. It can be about spending time together and focusing on being creative with your jestures. One can show love to many different people, and it doesn't have to be just on Valentine's Day.


We are looking for people in our community that show their love all year long. Someone that knows the true meaning of caring. Someone that puts others first and feels revived when they are helping others. Starting today you can nominate someone in our community that you feel is deserving of some love. Tell us why they deserve a night out. What do they do that makes them a loving, kind-hearted individual? And be sure to include a photo! We will take entries through February 13, 2015 on the Village Facebook page or on the Village Instagram page. You must include the #romanceinRH and #thevorh. Winner will be announced on February 14, 2015!

The prize: An overnight stay at the Royal Park Hotel, a behind the scenes tour of Meadow Brook Hall and dinner for two at Mitchell's Fish Market.


Celebration of a great 2014!

January 12, 2015

 |  Posted in Events at the Village

Written by the Village and the City

The Village of Rochester Hills and the City of Rochester Hills would like to pause...and take the rest of January to reminisce about the memorable year our community had in 2014. Our City was named in the Top 10 cities to live in 2014! We shared some amazing events and supported many charitable organizations in 2014. As we plan and get prepared for 2015 – we wanted to have some “plain-ole” fun.

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Share a photo from 2014. It needs to be from a City of Rochester Hills or Village of Rochester Hills event. Or it can simply just be a photo taken in one of the locations. Let’s flood our Facebook pages with the photos from this past year – and the first 450 to do so, will get a limited edition knit hat! Post on the Village Facebook or City of Rochester Hills Facebook page, or you can upload to thevorh's Instagram page if you prefer. Remember to use the #thevorh #RHtop10 #innovativebynature. 

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#SharetheMostGood Campaign

November 03, 2014

 |  Posted in Past Events

Written by Shelleen McHale

What do you get when you connect three iconic partners in the community?

An opportunity to raise awareness, raise money and raise community excitement!

Meadow Brook Hall, Royal Park Hotel and the Village of Rochester Hills

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As community supporters of The Salvation Army, Meadow Brook Hall and Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, as well as the Village of Rochester Hills are combining forces to create an antipipated viral social campaign entitled #ShareTheMostGood. The Salvation Army's well known saying 'Doing the Most Good' is what sparked the creative idea and brought the community partners together. "We all partner with The Salvation Army for the holidays and we wanted to create more impact and awareness" stated Marketing Director of the Village of Rochester Hills, Shelleen McHale. "Teaming up was a way to show collaboration and community relationships in a new light, while we #SharetheMostGood."


Novomber 12 through December 31, 2014 the partners are asking our community, guests and visitors of their establishments to join in the movement. It is a simple way to show support while visiting three well-known businesses in the community. It is simple.  One simply has to take a picture giving to The Salvation Army from Meadow Brook Hall, Royal Park Hotel or the Village of Rochester Hills. Photo submissions should be captioned, “This is what GIVING looks like @,” and include #ShareTheMostGood; tagging one of the participating venues for a chance to win one of three grand prizes that include: a behind-the-scenes tour of historic Meadow Brook Hall; a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Royal Park Hotel and a $150 gift card to the Village of Rochester Hills.


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