Week of 8.21.17

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MOCAD Interchange Art + Dinner

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Library Street Collective gallery owners JJ and Anthony Curis collaborated on a remarkable event that turned their home – the  Hawkins Ferry house – into a museum. Under the title “Unobstructed Views,” 39 pieces of art, all available for bids, had been installed throughout the modernist gem on the shore of Lake St. Clair. More than 200 guests ($175, $200 ticket) and their conversation invigorated both floors of the museum and the lakeside terrace. Guests included legendary sculptor Glen Michaels, who recalled creating many installations for the home’s architect Bill Kessler. Art collector Shirley Piku was another guest with specific memories.
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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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Pedestrian killed on Woodward

08/11/2017 - A woman walking across Woodward north of Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Township was struck and killed by a driver traveling northbound on Woodward Avenue on Friday, August 11, at approximately 5:30 a.m.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bloomfield Township police and fire responded to a report of a fatal collision involving a 2014 Dodge Caravan and a pedestrian. Initial reports to police indicate the Dodge Caravan, which was driven by a 61-year-old female from Hazel park, was driving northbound on Woodward when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway.

The pedestrian was a white female who was believed to be between 30 and 40 years of age.

Police said that alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the accident.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by the Bloomfield Township Traffic Investigations Unit. They are being assisted by members of the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigations Team (SOCCIT).

Bloomfield Township Police are requesting information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or who has information about the pedestrian. They may contact the department at 248.433.7755.

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