The Rochester Fire Department had a Solar Roof installed in December. The goal is to save the City over $150,000 over the 25 year life span of the Solar Panels.
On December 3rd, 2010, Auburn Hills Mayor James McDonald presented Santa
Claus with the key to the City during the 17th Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony. Residents gathered to sing Christmas carols as the Mayor
and Santa were joined by area children to light up downtown Auburn Hills.
The streets of downtown Rochester were bustling with crowds for the 5th
Annual Big, Bright Light Show on November 29th
The Rochester Area Heritage Festival celebrated its 33rd year on September 25th & 26th. Taking place on the campus of Rochester College, music, food and hands-on activities encouraged families to celebrate the history of the Rochester area.
In its 45th year the 2010 Art & Apples Festival took place in Rochester
Municipal Park September 10-12. 265 artists took part in a juried art show
and over 100,000 attended the event which is the largest fundraiser of the
year for the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.
After more than a decade in Pontiac, Arts, Beats & Eats moved to Royal Oak
in 2010. With 200 bands performing on 10 stages over the Labor Day Weekend,
plus 60 food vendors and 150 artists, Royal Oak residents and participants
seemed to have embraced the change, making the event one of the best ever.