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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon
From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
oakland confidential GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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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