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Second Annual FALL FASHION FAIR Press Release

August 22, 2014

 |  Posted in Events at the Village

Written by Shelleen McHale

Sept. 11 Event Combines Fashion and Fun, to Benefit Leader Dogs

Rochester Hills, August 12, 2013 – The Village of Rochester Hills is proud to bring the community a one of a kind event this fall.  Fall is one of the hottest times to showcase and reveal fashion trends for the upcoming season but the Village has decided to take it "up a notch"

The Fall Fashion Fair 2014 is a fun, forward thinking event that will also be giving back to the community.  For every person that registers to receive the Village of Rochester Hills’ e-newsletter at the event, a dollar will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind.  Several Leader Dogs will be onsite at the event to spread awareness...well, simply just be adorable! Donations will also be accepted at various locations throughout the Village that evening.



Turn the Village Teal

August 16, 2014

 |  Posted in Events at the Village

Written by Shelleen McHale

Saturday, September 2oth from 11am-2pm (race starts at 10:30am) we will be turning the Village Teal to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. "This is a cancer that many people do not realize is even out there, and the signs need to be shared," stated local survivor and co-organizer, Michelle Shepherd.  "It is just a fun day for the whole family where we will hopefully share what to look for and how to be aware for early detection."

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This is a day that is truly focused on the entire family. It is fun filled, healthy and entertaining. The day will comprise of:

  • 40+ classic cars all sporting a shade of teal
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk *NEW to our day this year!
  • Chance to win a $50 gift card to the Village
  • "Great prizes including a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet"
  • Run the race, get a buy one get one free Noodles Coupon
  • Free kids activities in Fountain Park all day
  • Musical performances in Festival Park with Jennifer Kincer and Friends
  • Free t-shirts for all who run the 5K fun run/walk!
  • Come and hang out and enjoy the day with family and friends.  To register for the fun run/walk, simply click here
  • And most importantly, educate yourself about Ovarian Cancer.

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Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills

July 24, 2014

 |  Posted in Past Events

Written by Shelleen McHale

Village of Rochester Hills Transforms Into Outdoor Art Gallery


The charming location of the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery when it hosts the 11th annual Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 2014. More than 100 artists from across the United States have been invited to show their work at Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills. An outside panel of experts juried the entries and asked artists with the highest scores to participate. Admission to the festival is free and parking is free.




J. Barbaro Clothiers Opens at the Village

June 09, 2014

 |  Posted in Fashion & Beauty Advice

Written by Shelleen McHale

denimIn the past, a haberdashery was where gentlemen went to have all of their wardrobe needs attended to by expert clothiers who understood the importance great style and tailoring. It's a fact that the well-dressed man has advantages in life, but the effort required to achieve such status can be complicated in this day and age. There are lots of places to buy menswear, but most of them only have specific and limited offerings: high-end (and often intimidating) designer boutiques, "stuffy", old-school suit retailers, casual men's stores (whose idea of comfort means that everything they sell is oversized), and "fast fashion" where trend often triumphs over taste.

It's no wonder that most American men find the effort to attire themselves to be a frustrating process, instead of an easy and enjoyable experience. The Village of Rochester Hills is pleased to announce the addition of J. Barbaro Clothiers to the "neighborhood" and the timing couldn't be better.casual_shirts

Menswear is changing. Luckily, these changes are incremental and great style for men has always been about nuances in design and subtlety in detail. Hipsters in every major city around the world have embraced "the classics" in exciting new ways. Plaids and argyle, Oxfords and bow ties are part of the new uniform. Perhaps the cut is a bit trimmer, or the color more vibrant, but men are stepping up their style. And, there's a confidence that comes with it, no matter how forward-thinking or conservative your fashion comfort zone.

Furthermore, workplace dress codes are changing too, but as some of them become "relaxed", the rules and message can be confusing. Remember, the sharp dressed guy is more likely to get the promotion, so Casual Friday isn't a day to slack-off. Comfort can still look cool.

tiesTraditional business attire isn't going away anytime soon, though. There are certain expectations for Business Formal environments and occasions. Business Traditional is another category and Business Creative is an emerging one.

None of this has to be confusing, though. The team at J. Barbaro Clothiers consists of experts who are educators. They'll help you make the right purchases that can be multi-purposed and easily transition from business to casual and day to night. They combine all of the benefits of having a wardrobe stylist and a personal shopper and a master tailor in one, relaxing and creative environment. Their goal is to build a relationship with you, as you build your wardrobe. Their wide selection of labels like Canali, Eton, Joe's Jeans, Robert Talbot, Jack Victor, True Religion and Robert Graham will insure a signature look that will get you noticed and inspire others.

You may not be hitting The Red Carpet soon, but George Clooney will. He's always on everybody's best-dressed list and it's no coincidence that he started out out as a suit salesman in his younger days. Matt Lauer still buys his suits from the same men's store that he worked at during the summer in his high school and college years. That's a great testament to "knowing your customer". Even if you're not on-camera, you might be inspired to know that a former haberdasher, a guy who owned a little men's clothing store in Kansas City, Missouri never took for granted the the power of a good suit. He eventually closed his store, but went on to pursue other opportunities. His name was Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of a the United States.


Village Yoga - Yoga for the People

June 02, 2014

 |  Posted in Events at the Village

Written by Shelleen McHale

On June 14 at 10:00a.m. the Village of Rochester Hills will host their first "Yoga for the People."

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"The weekly Saturday morning event will bring together people from all walks of life for an outdoor yoga experience that focuses on health and well-being and helps cultivate a sense of community" states the Village marketing director, Shelleen McHale.  Bringing yoga to the open skies of Rochester Hills every Saturday in the summer has been a joint dream of the Village and Updog Yoga.  This summer it is becoming a reality! "We are so excited to bring free yoga to every BODY this summer at the Village of Rochester Hills as part of UpDog's community outreach program, The Om Squad.  Our group of certified yoga teachers travel all over Southeast Michigan bringing the gift of yoga to schools, corporations, and community centers for those who need it most.  We host over 30 charity classes each week, and are proud to be a part of The Village of Rochester Hills community," explained Duane Utech, owner UpDog Yoga.

It's really quite simple. Show up every Saturday a couple minutes before 10:00am (class starts promptly at 10:00am) to get your spot in Festival Park. Bring your personal yoga mat.  You can borrow one from The OM Squad if you are new to yoga and just want to try it out. What happens in the next hour, between 10 - 11am will inspire you, relax you, make you stop and enjoy being outside and help you focus on yourself and your health. It's our gift to you!

Free-will donations will be accepted each week for The OM Squad. See you at the Park!




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