Week of 9.25.17

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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing

The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»

Peabody preliminary site plan approved

After two postponements, a proposed five-story mixed use development for the former Peabody Restaurant site was approved by the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, September 13, despite representatives for the neighboring Greenleaf Trust and Balmoral buildings voicing complaints about close proximity of the proposed project and the impact it could have on their buildings....more>

Equinox coming to former BMW dealership

Equinox Health Center Club of New York City will be renovating and taking over the former site of Erhard BMW Bloomfield on Maple just east of Telegraph in Bloomfield Township, making it the first Equinox location in Michigan....more>

Starbucks Reserve opening in Birmingham

Loyal Birmingham coffee drinkers have been waiting for this move for over a year – Starbucks is opening their Reserve bar location at 101 N. Old Woodward at the corner of Maple in downtown Birmingham on Friday, September 29....more>

Lahser closing for sewer work

Lahser Road just south of Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Township will be closed Saturday, September 23 through Wednesday, September 27 for drain and storm sewer work, the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) announced....more>

Student suspended over weapons threat

A Groves student who made threatening comments about bringing a weapon to school on Wednesday, September 19, has been removed from school, and the matter has been turned over to Beverly Hills Police for further investigation, school authorities said....more>

City considers school-police liaison program

Rochester Hills City Council on Monday, September 25 will consider approving more than $280,000 for participation in the Police School Liaison Program for the 2017-18 school year. ...more>

City, Watershed Council to clean up Clinton

The City of Rochester and the Clinton River Watershed Council on Saturday, September 30, will host a volunteer cleanup event at Rochester Municipal Park to improve the health of the river....more>

Trott decides to not run for re-election

In a surprise announcement Monday, September 11, Rep. David Trott, a Republican representing Michigan's 11th District in Congress, announced that he will not be running for a third term in 2018....more>

Employee charged with embezzlement

A Pontiac man accused of stealing from the Bloomfield Township department store where he worked has been charged with embezzlement, police said....more>

Detroit woman charged in counterfeit scam

A Detroit woman was charged on Friday, September 15, in connection with an alleged counterfeit scam days earlier that swindled a person out of $3,800 in the sale of a vehicle in Bloomfield Township....more>

Pontiac man charged with liquor theft

A Pontiac man accused of trying to steal liquor from two Bloomfield Township stores was arraigned on Tuesday, September 19, on multiple warrants for retail fraud....more>

Man cited for confrontation with nurse

A Utica man was cited by sheriff's deputies on Sunday, September 17 following a confrontation with a nurse at Ascension Crittenton Hospital, in Rochester Hills....more>

Worker arrested for assault

A Saginaw man was arrested on Monday, September 11 in connection with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly threw a cup of coffee at a co-worker during an argument at a Rochester Hills landscaping business, authorities said....more>

Shoplifter stopped at Marshall's

A 54-year-old Detroit man was arrested on Tuesday, September 12 in connection with an attempted shoplifting incident at a Rochester Hills home goods store, authorities said....more>
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Survivors of abuse behind bars

Just one week before Karen Kantzler married her husband in the early 1980s, Dr. Paul Kantzler, a radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital, he performed his weekly refrigerator check for spoilage....more>
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Shifting regional political power

At one time Detroit was the fourth largest city in the country, boasting a population of 1.8 million people in 1950, and home to nearly 30 percent of all of Michigan's residents. Home to The Big Three automotive companies and the state's economic engine, metropolitan Detroit residents and lawmakers of days past had much of the control over political policy in Lansing. ...more>

Week of 9.25.17

Welcome to the home of Social Lights. New online reports with photos appear each week on the website and in the monthly print editions for the Birmingham-Bloomfield area and the Rochester-Rochester Hills area at the start of each month. If you want e-mail notification of when new Social Lights columns are posted to this site each Monday, sign up in the Newsletter Sign Up box at the lower right side of this home page....more>

Ahead for Social Lights calendar

Look over the following list of fundraising events and pick a non-profit you'd like to support. If you get to the party and don't know anyone, find me. I've been covering the charity scene for 35 years and can probably introduce you to some really nice people. Heck, if you can't afford a ticket, call and see if they need volunteers. Sally G...more>
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