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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Power outage leads to family argument



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David Drouillard
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03/17/2017 - A man staying with relatives in Bloomfield Township during the recent power outage got into an argument over the use of generator power, and threatened to stab them with a knife, leaving him in jail when he couldn't post bond.

On Monday, March 13, Bloomfield Township police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Indianwood Trail on a call of a man threatening the homeowners with a knife. Officers at the scene determined that a relative who had been staying at the home with the homeowners during the recent power outage got into an argument over the use of the generator power, and the argument escalated. The relative threatened to stab them and the police with the knife.

The relative, David Drouillard, 58, of Florida, was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

He was arraigned at 48th District Court in front of Judge Diane D'Agostini, and his bond was set at $50,000, cash or surety.

He was unable to post bond and is lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending his pre-trail date, which is set for Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. before Judge Marc Barron.

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