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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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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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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