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Kathy Broock Ballard’s annual St. Patrick’s Day charity event is a play on words – the Gaelic for “Ireland forever.” But her girlfriends, 70 came this year, know that the new underwear they bring will be cherished by the women-in-need clients of Grace Centers of Hope and CARE House of Oakland County. The happy hour party at the Village Club is emerald accented (see photo gallery) and noted for Ballard’s generous hospitality. The venue is special to the hostess because ”...my grandmother was one of the founders of this club.” The news maker at the party was Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. She arrived with a foot cast to go with her arm cast. Both injuries were sustained during her fitness run through the neighborhood, but the foot cast was brand new. “This morning I was hit by a car...and the driver ran over my foot,” she explained. Keeping fit can be dangerous.
oakland confidential BIGOTRY 101: Who could have imagined that in 2017 anti-semitism would once again be rearing its ugly head. Sadly, some local Republicans confirm the toxic malady hit the state’s Republican convention in February, when party administrative vice-chair David Wolkinson of Birmingham ran for re-election to the party position. "There were a bunch of people who also wanted to be vice-chair who ...more»
02/17/2017 - Rochester police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person believed to be responsible for stealing several wallets on Saturday, February 11, from a business in the 300 block of Main Street.
Police responded shortly after 2:15 p.m. to the unidentified business, after the department received a report that several employee's wallets had been stolen from inside the business during working hours.
Surveillance footage of the theft and the person believed to be responsible is being analyzed by detectives.
Police said on Thursday, February 16, that video footage of the theft will be posted on the Rochester Police Department's Facebook page on Friday, February 17.
"We are seeking the public's assistance to help identify the suspect," the department said in a statement on Thursday.
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