Week of 2.20.17

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Bates Street Society Dinner

The Community House Board of Directors welcomed 200 to the second annual dinner ($200, $250 tickets) honoring significant donors ($25,000 plus). It also saluted community Pillars of Vibrancy who were toasted at a preliminary champagne reception. The 2017 Pillars are: Culture - architect Victor Saroki and publisher of Downtown Publications David Hohendorf; Wellness - Richard Astrein and Beaumont Hospital President Rosanna Morris; Philanthropy - Lois Shaevsky and George Miller; Education - Margaret Matthes. They were eulogized by house CEO/President Bill Seklar and received tribute pins from past pillars before joining the dinner crowd.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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Shoplifters target perfume, cologne


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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