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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»
04/14/2017 - Oakland County sheriff's deputies on Monday, April 10, located a Rochester Hills woman who allegedly tried to take her own life before hiding in a wooded area near the 1800 block of Archer's Pointe.
Deputies responding about 10:58 p.m. to the report of a suicidal person in the area were told by the woman's husband that she took about 30 unknown pills before fleeing their home to some nearby woods. Deputies and a K-9 unit were able to track the woman for about 75 yards into the woods, at which point the woman saw the dog and tried to run back to her house.
Deputies were able to detain the woman, who continued to make suicidal statements to them, the sheriff's office said.
The woman was transported by the Rochester Hills Fire Department to Crittenton Hospital for medical treatment and a psychological evaluation.
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