Week of 6.26.17

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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.”
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oakland confidential

July 2017

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»
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Rochester Hills death under investigation

04/14/2017 - Investigators with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 46-year-old Rochester Hills man who was found unresponsive on the morning of Monday, April 10, in his vehicle in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Rochester Road.

Deputies patrolling a commercial parking lot in Rochester Hills were told by a person in the area that a vehicle was left running and a person was slumped over the steering wheel, the sheriff's office said. Deputies checked on the man, who was unresponsive and didn't appear to be breathing. The deputies then entered the vehicle and pulled the man out of the car to begin lifesaving measures.

Deputies at the scene performed CPR until paramedics with the Rochester Hills Fire Department arrived and took over medical treatment. The man was transported to Crittenton Hospital, where he died.

The incident is under investigation.

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