Week of 4.25.16

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Catholic Charities Spring Gala

Most of the 350 tickets holders ($150) attended the Mercy in Action theme fundraiser at the Royal Park Hotel. During the cocktail hour, guests socialized and perused the silent auctions and wine pull ($13,425). Msgr. Chuck Kosanke co-chaired the event with Linda Luchi and chairs the board of CCSEM. (It was formed in 2013 by merging six county archdiocesan social service agencies.) After Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron said the grace before dinner, he told guests that he was reassigning Msgr. Kosanke from his duties as pastor at St. Regis in Bloomfield Township to two historic Detroit parishes – St. Anne’s and Most Holy Trinity.
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Kruse and Muer in Rochester: Don't set expectations too high

Forever and a day ago I worked at Charlie’s Crab in Troy. It was a massive space with several dining rooms, a huge kitchen and some of the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. At the time it was the flagship restaurant of Chuck Muer and at one time was under the watchful eye of Bill Kruse. After 17 years with the company, Kruse broke away and opened the first of many restaurants in 1988 with Muer ...more»

Favorite reopens

Pepino’s Restaurant , offering diners delectable Italian cuisine for over 32-years, has reopened in Sylvan Lake, at 2440 Orchard Lake Road, filling the space formerly home to Mike Larco’s A La Carte. A devastating fire last fall forced the family-owned Pepino’s to close the doors on its Walled Lake location. Kathy Kwiecinski , her sister Carol Carson , and Kathy’s son-in-law ...more»
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