Week of 6.26.17

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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon

From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
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oakland confidential

July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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09/03/2013 - Lucy Date and her staff of four other dance teachers are moving the Dance Academy of Bloomfield Hills from its current location at 43243 Woodward to a larger location at 42727 Woodward in Bloomfield Township. The academy, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month, is scheduled to open for classes again on September 5, Date said.

"It's a larger space with better visibility on Woodward," she said of the 3,000 square foot building, which features three dance rooms, new hardwood floors, carpeting, mirrors and a 500 square foot lobby. "We are really happy to have been able to have found it. I always wanted to get a more visible space."

Date opened the Bloomfield Hills Dance Academy in September 2003, holds teacher certification through the Cecchetti Council of America and has taught dance for 26 years. The academy offers classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop dance, as well as musical theatre and pre-school classes. "We have been fortunate in the economy," Date said about the longevity of the studio. "We have maintained a great group of customers and have a great teaching staff. We are still offering what we have done for 10 years, but at a larger, better facility."

Business Matters for the Birmingham-Bloomfield area are reported by Kevin Elliott. Send items for consideration to KevinElliott@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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