Week of 3.27.17

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Erin Go Bra(gh)

Kathy Broock Ballard’s annual St. Patrick’s Day charity event is a play on words – the Gaelic for “Ireland forever.” But her girlfriends, 70 came this year, know that the new underwear they bring will be cherished by the women-in-need clients of Grace Centers of Hope and CARE House of Oakland County. The happy hour party at the Village Club is emerald accented (see photo gallery) and noted for Ballard’s generous hospitality. The venue is special to the hostess because ”...my grandmother was one of the founders of this club.” The news maker at the party was Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. She arrived with a foot cast to go with her arm cast. Both injuries were sustained during her fitness run through the neighborhood, but the foot cast was brand new. “This morning I was hit by a car...and the driver ran over my foot,” she explained. Keeping fit can be dangerous.
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oakland confidential

April 2017

BIGOTRY 101: Who could have imagined that in 2017 anti-semitism would once again be rearing its ugly head. Sadly, some local Republicans confirm the toxic malady hit the state’s Republican convention in February, when party administrative vice-chair David Wolkinson of Birmingham ran for re-election to the party position. "There were a bunch of people who also wanted to be vice-chair who ...more»
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Birmingham looking for volunteers

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.

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