January 15, 2013 by Sarah
As one of the fastest growing areas in its state, the city of Rochester is binding together to let its community know about the growth with its Tenth Annual rochester on Tour Event.
With an aim to make the city’s voice heard in [Read more]
December 18, 2012 by Sarah
A local clinic is again encouraging Rochester residents to put their best foot forward during its annual sock drive.
This year, The Rochester Clinic on Wellner Drive N.E. is [Read more]
November 14, 2012 by James
A parent-teacher association in Rochester hopes to raise money to fund a new playground at its children’s school tomorrow, November 15.
The Sunset Terrace PTA believes [Read more]
October 23, 2012 by Sarah
The oldest 4-H Club in Olmsted County will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Sunday, November 4, and has issued a state-wide invitation for past and present members to [Read more]
September 17, 2012 by Mark
The rochester Public Library has hit the road with a brand new bookmobile.
After staff installed shelves and [Read more]
August 21, 2012 by Sarah
August 18 and 19 saw the celebration of a Southeast Asian tradition in the shape of a water festival. The Cambodian Association of Rochester Minnesota organized a weekend of entertainment influenced by [Read more]
July 22, 2012 by Sarah
Every year in the eastern Asian country of Cambodia, throngs of people of all ages take part in a time-honored tradition celebrating a unique natural occurrence. This is the reverse flow between two major [Read more]
June 29, 2012 by Sarah
When the school bells rings in September, public schools in rochester will have four brand new principals and assistants in place.
The vacancies were created by Jeff Elstad, formerly of Willow Creek Middle School, who left for Byron Public Schools to become a superintendent. Elstad was replaced by his assistant principal at Willow Creek, Nancy Denzer, who has been with Rochester Public Schools since 1999.
Christina Streiff moves from her role as assistant principal at Kellogg Middle School to principal of Harriett Bishop Elementary School. In the 17 years Streiff has been with the Rochester system, she has been a curriculum developer, teacher, and staff development coordinator.
Brandon Macrafic, who was educated in Rochester public schools himself, moves from Hayfield High School to the assistant principal’s office at John Adams Middle School. Macrafic has taught at all three middle schools in the area and has taught German.
Gibbs Elementary School has promoted a teacher from within to the role of assistant principal. Matt Ruzek has been around since 2001 in a variety of positions.
Movement within schools is common this time of year and presents an excellent opportunity for print companies to drum up business in the form of digital business cards for people who are assuming new roles.
Rochester Public Schools is the seventh largest school district in Minnesota, boasting over 2,100 administrators, teachers and staff. It serves 16,400 students from pre-kindergarten through to Grade 12 in 23 schools. The first day of school this fall will be September 4.
May 11, 2012 by Mark
Highland Park will be the venue for Rochester’s Big BBQ and Blues Fest for four nights of cooking competitions and entertainment, as well as BBQ lunch and dinner specialties cooked up by rib masters from all over the country and lots of family fun. [Read more]
May 8, 2012 by Mark
As is par for the course, it looks like the Rochester Business Alliance will be offering its members a well-rounded schedule to choose from this month. With workshops like “Strategic Thinking”, “Dealing with Difficult Personalities”, and “Speed Networking” taking place within the next few weeks, local business professionals will have at least three practical presentations to choose from. [Read more]