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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.
oakland confidential 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»
05/19/2017 - A Bloomfield Hills resident wired money to purchase a puppy from the Washington D.C area, only to discover that there was no puppy, and they were scammed out of their money.
On Friday, May 12, a Bloomfield Hills resident came into the police station to register a complaint regarding a puppy scam. The resident told officers they had been lured to wire $2,000 in funds for the purchase of a puppy from the Washington D.C area. After paying the money, the victim became suspicious and reported the incident.
Neither the victim nor police can identify the person who was wired the money, but Bloomfield Hills police investigators were able to determine the transaction was fraudulent. An investigation is pending.
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