Week of 3.20.17

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Art of Fashion & Research

Seventy guests ($150 ticket) convened March 9 at Neiman Marcus for the luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Lighthouse Group to benefit the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. During the pre-luncheon champagne reception, they socialized, perused designer apparel in the third floor salons and had make-up applications by stylists from Guerlain, Trish McEvoy and Le Métier de Beauté. After lunch, two passions were on display during the presentation before the fashion show. The first was Carol Van Andel’s for the cutting edge research, collaborations and education (cancer and Parkinson’s disease) that occurs at the institute founded 20 years ago by her in-laws. She concluded her description of the initiatives and the researchers with “...I don’t have a job, I have a dream.” The second was NM style adviser Ken Dewey’s fervor for fashion. He called the show a passion play in three acts which he named Take It to the Max, The Now of the New and The Games People Play.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»

Lucy closing at end of 2017

Lucy, the women's activewear store located at 137 W. Maple in downtown Birmingham, will be closing at the end of the year, after its corporate parent, VF, announced it will close down the brand and combine it with The North Face, another VF brand....more>

Rococo moving to S. Old Woodward

Rococo, a trendy women's clothing store located on Hamilton Row in downtown Birmingham, will be moving to S. Old Woodward around April 1, into the former Coqueta location....more>

Deadline for Rochester primary election

The filing deadline for four Rochester City Council seats open in this year's August 8 primary election, and subsequent November general election, is Tuesday, April 25 at 4 p.m....more>

Car broken into at wedding reception

A West Bloomfield man at a wedding reception on the evening of Saturday, March 18, at the Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Township, discovered his coat was stolen from a closet, which led to his car being broken into and items stolen from it....more>

Card fraudulently used at gas station

A Bloomfield Hills resident came into the Bloomfield Township police station after he was notified that his credit card was being used at a gas station in Pontiac....more>

Vehicle stolen from local dealership

A car brought to a Rochester Hills car dealership's repair garage was discovered stolen on Monday, March 20, by a mechanic who was attempting to fix the vehicle in the 700 block of Rochester Road....more>

Men arrested in fraudulent phone scam

Two 18-year-old men were arrested on Tuesday, March 21 in connection with using a stolen credit card number belonging to a Rochester Hills resident to purchase cell phones from a cellular provider in the city, authorities said....more>

Shoplifter steals liquor, escapes in Cadillac

Oakland County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 42-year-old Northville man in connection with the theft of more than $800 in merchandise on Thursday, March 9, from a Rochester Hills Meijer store....more>

Man arrested for shoplifting at Meijer

A 42-year-old Waterford man was arrested on Friday, March 17, in connection with shoplifting nearly $300 in merchandise from a Rochester Hills Meijer store while his mother was waiting in a vehicle outside the store....more>

Revenge porn

Lindsay (not her real name) is a beautiful Oakland County twenty-something, working to make it in the modeling world. A 2014 photo shoot between herself and an aspiring photographer, where she had several nude photographs taken, were destined to remain private. While a few photos were posted of her au natural, the photographer and herself were the only two people on the planet whose eyes were destined to see the most risqué pictures. ...more>


J. William Langston was working as the head of neurology in July of 1982 at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in California, where a 42-year-old heroin addict was brought from the county jail after suddenly becoming unable to move or speak...more>
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