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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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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Boat, trailer stolen in Rochester Hills


02/17/2017 - A boat and trailer was stolen sometime on or about Wednesday, February 1, from a home in the 2700 block of Hickory Lawn Street in Rochester Hills, authorities said.

Deputies spoke with the victim who said his Tracker boat and trailer were parked next to his home on Wednesday evening but noticed it was missing about 5:49 a.m. on Thursday, February 2.

The victim said he didn't hear any noises overnight that would have indicated the boat was stolen, nor did his dog alert him to any problems.

Deputies observed several tire marks in the snow along the driveway of the home, but said they were unable to determine if they were left by the victim's vehicle or a potential suspect.

The boat was valued at $10,000 and the trailer was valued at $1,000.

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