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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 pair of shoplifters on Friday, February 3, stole about $200 in men's cologne from a Rochester Hills beauty shop in the 2800 block of S. Rochester Road, authorities said.
Sheriff's deputies responded about 6:44 p.m. to Ulta Beauty, 2813 S. Rochester Road, for the report of a theft. Employees told deputies video surveillance revealed two women had entered the store earlier in the day and stole four bottles of Burberry men's cologne, valued at $214.
An employee told deputies the store and others in the area have been experiencing significant losses due to perfume and cologne thefts. The sheriff's office said the theft scenario is typically the same in each of the thefts, with two women typically entering the store and one acting as a lookout for the other. While in the store, the women target high end perfume products, removing the bottles from their boxes. The thefts are typically discovered later in the day or the following morning.
Employees at the Rochester Hills store on Friday, January 6, reported a theft involving two women that was captured on video revealed about $1,800 in perfume was stolen from the store on that date.
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