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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine
More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol” and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
oakland confidential HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...more»
02/03/2017 - Birmingham city officials have announced openings on several boards and committees, representing a wide range of opportunities and interests.
Whether your area of interest is art, history, television and cablecasting, architecture, storm water and sewer operations, or transportation, there is an opportunity for residents to make a difference and participate in the community.
Some of the committees meet once a month; others twice a month; and others, as needed.
The Advisory Parking Committee is seeking two members, one of which is building owner, the other a restaurant owner.
The Architectural Review Board is looking for one member who is a resident and a licensed Michigan architect.
The cablecasting board is seeking one regular member and one alternate.
The Historic District Study committee needs three regular members.
The Multi-Modal Transportation Board has openings for two alternate members.
The Storm Water Utility Appeals Board has vacancies for three regular members and two alternates.
The Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority is seeking one regular member.
Requirements for each board or committee, as well as how to apply, can be found at the city clerk's office or on the city's website.
Bloomfield Hills City Commission
Rochester Hills City Council Meeting
Rochester City Council Meeting
Rochester City Planning Commission