Week of 8.14.17

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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.
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oakland confidential

August 2017

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»
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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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