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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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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