Week of 8.14.17

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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine

More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol”  and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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oakland confidential

August 2017

HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...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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