News & Notes - 5/4/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published May 3, 2023


Deck Art 2023 held May 11-12
ROCHESTER — This year, over 400 artists from all over metro Detroit, as well as almost 40 downtown Rochester businesses, are participating in Deck Art 2023.

In its 13th installment, Deck Art is a skateboard art competition and exhibition that asks artists to submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas.

The decks will be on display in Rochester businesses beginning May 11 and will be celebrated with a two-day event through May 12.

“Deck Art continues to grow and evolve year after year,” Jenna O’Dell, events coordinator at the Rochester Downtown Development Authority, said in a press release. “It’s expanded from an event that originally took place in just two downtown businesses, and we are honored that the previous owner of Deck Art, Linda Gallaher, has let the event continue with the Rochester (Principal Shopping District).”

On May 11 and 12, participating businesses will be open until 9 p.m. Attendees will preview Deck Art and be able to shop, dine and stroll through downtown. A panel of judges from Paint a Miracle will select one winner from the five Deck Art categories — elementary school, middle school, high school, college and adult. Winning decks will be identified with a special ribbon.

A list of participating businesses who will display artwork can be found at  All artists have the option to sell their artwork. Specific details will be listed next to each deck. For more information, call (248) 656-0060.


Rochester celebrates Arbor Day with Holy Family third graders
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Tree Committee celebrated Arbor Day April 27 by hosting a tree planting ceremony on the campus of Holy Family Regional School in Rochester for over 100 third grade students. Each student received a white pine sapling to take home and plant, as well as coloring pages of trees, courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation.

A 14-foot sugar maple was planted in front of the school following a short ceremony. Rochester Department of Public Works staff were on hand to facilitate the planting with shovels, rakes, dirt and mulch. They were joined by the Rochester Fire Department, who brought a fire engine and water truck to give the newly planted tree its first drink of water.

On the tree was placed a commemorative butterfly metallic emblem that reads, “This tree was planted in celebration of Arbor Day 2023.”


Gear up for spring with 2023 fishing license
METRO DETROIT — The new fishing license and regulation season kicked off April 1, so anglers need to be sure they have purchased a new license in order to enjoy Michigan’s fishing opportunities. The 2023 fishing licenses are valid through March 31, 2024.

Fishing licenses can be purchased at or by downloading the Michigan DNR Hunt Fish app and purchasing via the app.

The Michigan DNR Hunt Fish app, an official app of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, allows users to buy and store hunting, fishing, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile licenses and permits; report harvests; access guides and digests; and get the latest outdoor recreation updates.


Creating displays that delight and educate
ROCHESTER HILLS — Have you ever admired the antiques in the display case outside the gift shop at the Rochester Hills Public Library? Since 1973 the window has been designed and staged by the Stoney Creek Questers, a local group interested in antiques and historical preservation.

Originally started by Lucille Tucker, the themed library window displays are now created and replenished every six to eight weeks by Joann Mulso.

Mulso said ideas for the displays come from historical events, holidays, the seasons and brainstorming with other members of the Questers. The current display was inspired by the coronation of King Charles III and contains artifacts on loan from several members of the group and Mulso’s own collection.

In mid-May, the window will feature antique teacups and saucers, a variety of teapots, and tea service paraphernalia.

When the current library building was constructed in 1992, the Questers were asked to continue the displays and were consulted regarding the size of the space they would like in the new building. A plaque over the window reads, “The Lucille V. Tucker Quester Display Case. In recognition and deep appreciation for over 30 years of volunteer service to the Library and Questers. Lucille Virginia Tucker (1926-2007), founder and charter member of the Stoney Creek Questers #203.”

Stoney Creek Questers is a chapter of the International Questers organization founded in 1944 and dedicated to learning about antiques and preserving and restoring historic buildings, sites and antiquities. For more information, email the Stoney Creek Questers at


Annual Taste of Leadership Oakland celebrates local leaders, community in style
ROCHESTER — Leadership Oakland’s annual gala is coming up, bringing together corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders to network, celebrate and honor achievements.

Taste of Leadership Oakland 2023 will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 18 at 2GatherMore, 3391 Cross Creek Parkway in Auburn Hills. For the past 33 years, Taste of Leadership Oakland has benefited the nonprofit, which is focused on leadership development and community engagement. For more information, to purchase tickets and sponsorships, or nominate a leader, visit