Week of 7.28.14

Welcome to the home of Social Lights. Read new online reports with photos each week and their reprise in the monthly print edition mailed to homes in Birmingham-Bloomfield at the start of each month. If you are not receiving the print edition by mail, you can order a subscription in the upper right index at the top of this page (subscriptions). 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.

Sky Foundation’s Women's Event

Bluma Schechter, whose art-filled home overlooks Chalmers Lake, hosted a cocktail buffet friend raiser for Sheila Kasselman’s SKY Foundation. The foundation’s mission – to find an early marker for pancreatic cancer - resonates with both women. Kasselman overcame pancreatic cancer because she badgered her doctors until it was diagnosed early enough for successful surgery and Schechter’s husband of 51 years succumbed to pancreatic cancer last year.
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Our endorsements for August primary

On Tuesday, August 5, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills voters will be deciding a number of primary election contests, including the U.S. Congress 11th District and the Michigan Senate 13th District, as well as local ballot questions in Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills and a county mass transportation millage....more>

August Primary Election: The Candidates

A number of political primary races will be decided in the communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills in the August 5 primary election....more>

Barbara's Paper Bag moving to Blossom's

Barbara's Paper Bag, a stationery, invitation and accessory shop that has been located at 147 Pierce Street in downtown Birmingham for 29 years, announced they will be moving September 1 next door to Blossom's, 33866 Woodward at Adams....more>

Residents to consider one waste hauler

Voters in the city of Bloomfield Hills will consider a proposal on the general election in November on whether to allow the city commission to enter into a contract with a single waste hauler for garbage and recycling collection for all residents....more>

Firefighters awarded FEMA grant

The Bloomfield Township Fire Department received a $121,232 federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to improve their lifesaving services....more>

Day on the Town Saturday, July 26

It's known as the day Birmingham goes on sale. It's Day On the Town, slated this year for Saturday, July 26, from 9 in the morning until 7 at night, and bargain shoppers of all ages are invited to town to find goodies galore....more>

School boards to see new members

Elections this fall will bring new board members at both the Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education and Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education, as trustees are stepping down and new candidates are running to fill their seats....more>

Unknown man seen taking photos of kids

An unknown man was observed taking photographs of children at the tennis courts by the Birmingham Athletic Club and Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township on Wednesday, July 16....more>

Armed robbery at Birmingham gas station

An armed gunman entered the Mobil gas station at 14 Mile and Pierce roads in Birmingham at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20, and robbed the station of an unknown amount of cash....more>

Jewelry taken during home invasion

Bloomfield Township homeowners who left their home for just over an hour came home to discover their house had been broken into and robbed on Friday, July 18....more>

Laptop taken from office

A Bloomfield Hills businessman reported that his laptop computer was stolen from his office sometime over the July 18 weekend....more>

Known suspect caught stealing from car

A man police recognized from a previous theft incident was caught going through a Bloomfield Township resident's vehicle on Tuesday, July 22....more>

Twenty-something steals alcohol from Costco

A twenty-something white man was seen stealing a bottle of alcohol from the Bloomfield Township Costco store on Friday, July 18....more>

Pandora Internet radio laptop stolen

An employee at a Birmingham office had his work laptop taken from his desk during the overnight hours of Monday, July 21....more>
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Wolverine Boot Camp

Ralph Kinney has a dream of helping those who've gotten themselves into trouble with the law to redeem themselves, placing short-term offenders into an academic boot camp where they could attain academic and career services, wellness and substance abuse prevention courses, and behavior modification. ...more>
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Scams in Oakland

An Ohio woman named Susan in January began harassing a Commerce Township man, sending him love letters, leaving phone messages and, finally, showing up at his door step, unannounced. Sound too good to be true? It might be for some lonelyhearts, but it wasn't for the 67-year-old man, who had no idea who the woman from Hartville, Ohio was, and why she was stalking him. He wasn't interested in her. His idea of a date with her was to call the cops....more>
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The air we breathe

Regardless of who we are, where we live, what we do, or what our beliefs are, it's the one true substance we can't live without. We like to say it's important to take a breath of fresh air, to clear our heads in the fresh air, yet could the air we breathe be making us sick?...more>

Week of 7.28.14

Welcome to the home of Social Lights. Read new online reports with photos each week and their reprise in the monthly print edition mailed to homes in Birmingham-Bloomfield at the start of each month. If you are not receiving the print edition by mail, you can order a subscription in the upper right index at the top of this page (subscriptions). 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>
Varsity Shop
Shades
SKBK
Back In Time
J & S Maintenance
Gleaners Food Bank
Legacy Jewelry and Loan
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
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