Week of 3.20.17

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Art of Fashion & Research

Seventy guests ($150 ticket) convened March 9 at Neiman Marcus for the luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Lighthouse Group to benefit the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. During the pre-luncheon champagne reception, they socialized, perused designer apparel in the third floor salons and had make-up applications by stylists from Guerlain, Trish McEvoy and Le Métier de Beauté. After lunch, two passions were on display during the presentation before the fashion show. The first was Carol Van Andel’s for the cutting edge research, collaborations and education (cancer and Parkinson’s disease) that occurs at the institute founded 20 years ago by her in-laws. She concluded her description of the initiatives and the researchers with “...I don’t have a job, I have a dream.” The second was NM style adviser Ken Dewey’s fervor for fashion. He called the show a passion play in three acts which he named Take It to the Max, The Now of the New and The Games People Play.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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Park Pond Hockey Classic cancelled


02/17/2017 - The annual Spencer Park Pond Hockey Classic scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18, has been cancelled due to unsafe ice conditions caused by warmer than expected temperatures.

The event, which was initially scheduled for Saturday, February 11, was rescheduled to February 18 at the Thelma G. Spencer Park Pond, 3701 John R Road, due to ice conditions. The pond has been closed to skating since February 2 because of ice conditions.

The amateur hockey tournament is open to adults 18 years and older able to register teams of five players who compete in a round-robin format competition, followed by a bracket championship. Game play features three-on-three lines without goalies. The event also includes a Bender Bowl playoff for teams in each division that don't make it to championship play.

The Pond Hockey Classic is limited to 20 teams. Teams must consist of no more than five players per team and restricted to amateur players. Professional and semi-professional players aren't allowed to compete.

In addition to three-on-three play, activities include an accuracy shoot out and chuck-a-puck event that will highlight individual skills to all in attendance.

The annual tournament is hosted by the city as a way to encourage residents to participate in outdoor recreation opportunities available throughout Rochester Hills.

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