Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here's how KidzKare, a division of the area's oldest pediatrics practice, is redefining children's healthcare in the Rochester area.
The roots of Kidz1st Pediatrics run deep in Rochester Hills. And starting this spring, those roots will literally start to spread throughout the city. Jay Mitchell, Silvia Operti-Considine and the rest of the doctors and staff at Kidz1st, the Rochester area's first pediatrics practice, are hard at work planning a communitywide organic gardening project that will help support their mission: to help the struggling families of the Rochester area. Called "Raising Rochester," the project will install potentially hundreds of raised bed organic gardens in May at various locations across Rochester and Rochester Hills. The fresh fruit and vegetable bounty from the gardens will help stock food pantries this summer. "It's grassroots, the whole living…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
It's called "Pathway to Self-Sustainability" and an introductory meeting will be held this week across from Oakland University.
Members of the Rochester community are invited to become a part of the solution to poverty in Oakland County. An interfaith, collaborative effort called Pathway to Self-Sustainability is under way in the county. An introductory meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish, 3665 Walton Boulevard, in Auburn Hills across from Oakland University. A light dinner will be served; presentations begin at 7 p.m. and the meeting will end at 8:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the meeting or join the effort. "Now is the time to get in on the ground floor of a unique way to reduce poverty in Oakland County," said Susan Masiak of Rochester Hills, one of the organizers of the effort. Masiak has a background in …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Donations are being accepted at the Rochester Community House for next weekend's sale.
Everything will be for sale next weekend at the Rochester Community House's annual "Great Everything Sale." It's a main fundraiser for the Community House — and a great motivator for residents to clean out their basements and closets to donate items to the sale. Here's what you need to know: The Rochester Community House is located at 816 Ludlow in Rochester. For more information, call or visitwww.rochestercommhouse.org.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
We're working to make Patch a hub for volunteer wants and needs — and for those looking to give their time. Post an announcement and let potential volunteers know what's needed.