Week of 4.24.17

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JVS Trade Secrets

“And life goes on,” said Connie Holzer, honorary chair and keynote speaker at the JVS Trade Secrets fundraising dinner. (It attracted record attendance - 560 @ $150 and up – to the Troy Marriott.) Holzer’s unique business experience did not even begin until her car dealer husband of 52 years died when she was 70 years old. Although the economy was in the dumps, she mortgaged the home where she had raised six children, got concessions from their 130 employees, and rebuilt the Tom Holzer Ford dealership into the 4th ranked regionally and 10th ranked nationally. “You are never too old to begin a new life,” she concluded. Women to Work recipient Kimberly Baker, whose fairytale life crashed when her husband went to jail for tax fraud, praised Judy Richmond and the JVS computer program. She attended it on a scholarship. “And now..because of people in this room... I can feed my kids,” Baker said, apologizing for her tears. The venue provided ample space to display the event’s traditional pick-your-own-prize raffle of 62 items, the main cocktail hour diversion.
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May 2017

MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO NOWHERE: A budget proposal by the Trump administration may be the final blow to plans for a regional mass transit system for southeast Michigan. A proposed Regional Transit Authority (RTA) millage failed in November 2016, when voters in Oakland and Macomb counties rejected the four-county millage, while passing in Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Deal was, it had to win in three of ...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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