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Kathy Broock Ballard’s annual St. Patrick’s Day charity event is a play on words – the Gaelic for “Ireland forever.” But her girlfriends, 70 came this year, know that the new underwear they bring will be cherished by the women-in-need clients of Grace Centers of Hope and CARE House of Oakland County. The happy hour party at the Village Club is emerald accented (see photo gallery) and noted for Ballard’s generous hospitality. The venue is special to the hostess because ”...my grandmother was one of the founders of this club.” The news maker at the party was Cheryl Hall-Lindsay. She arrived with a foot cast to go with her arm cast. Both injuries were sustained during her fitness run through the neighborhood, but the foot cast was brand new. “This morning I was hit by a car...and the driver ran over my foot,” she explained. Keeping fit can be dangerous.
oakland confidential BIGOTRY 101: Who could have imagined that in 2017 anti-semitism would once again be rearing its ugly head. Sadly, some local Republicans confirm the toxic malady hit the state’s Republican convention in February, when party administrative vice-chair David Wolkinson of Birmingham ran for re-election to the party position. "There were a bunch of people who also wanted to be vice-chair who ...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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