Week of 3.20.17

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Art of Fashion & Research

Seventy guests ($150 ticket) convened March 9 at Neiman Marcus for the luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Lighthouse Group to benefit the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. During the pre-luncheon champagne reception, they socialized, perused designer apparel in the third floor salons and had make-up applications by stylists from Guerlain, Trish McEvoy and Le Métier de Beauté. After lunch, two passions were on display during the presentation before the fashion show. The first was Carol Van Andel’s for the cutting edge research, collaborations and education (cancer and Parkinson’s disease) that occurs at the institute founded 20 years ago by her in-laws. She concluded her description of the initiatives and the researchers with “...I don’t have a job, I have a dream.” The second was NM style adviser Ken Dewey’s fervor for fashion. He called the show a passion play in three acts which he named Take It to the Max, The Now of the New and The Games People Play.
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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»
public safety rochester area

Vehicle stolen from local dealership

A car brought to a Rochester Hills car dealership's repair garage was discovered stolen on Monday, March 20, by a mechanic who was attempting to fix the vehicle in the 700 block of Rochester Road....more>

Deputies respond to attempted burglary

Burglars who tried on Tuesday, February 28, to break into a Rochester Hills apartment in the 300 block of Woodside Court were unable to get inside, authorities said....more>

Drunken man causes disturbance

An intoxicated Shelby Township man on Saturday, February 25, was arrested by Rochester police after causing a disturbance at a business in the 100 block of W. University, police said....more>

Stranger has phone delivered to residence

A strange delivery of an iPhone to a Rochester Hills residence on Thursday, February 16, was followed by an even stranger visit from an unknown man in the 2400 Westwood block, who then asked the resident to turn over the phone....more>

Men arrested in fraudulent phone scam

Two 18-year-old men were arrested on Tuesday, March 21 in connection with using a stolen credit card number belonging to a Rochester Hills resident to purchase cell phones from a cellular provider in the city, authorities said....more>

Who stole the cookies?

The theft of a display case and two dozen cookies by a group of young men on Friday, March 3, from a Rochester Hills McDonald's restaurant is being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office....more>

Man steals identity for ambulance call

A Rochester Hills man told authorities someone used his identity to run up more than $1,300 in medical bills in December related to ambulance and hospital services that occurred in Pontiac....more>

Shoplifter steals liquor, escapes in Cadillac

Oakland County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 42-year-old Northville man in connection with the theft of more than $800 in merchandise on Thursday, March 9, from a Rochester Hills Meijer store....more>

Woman arrested for attempted shoplifting

An Oakland Township woman who was suspected on Wednesday, March 1, of trying to steal clothing from a Rochester Hills department store was arrested in connection with retail fraud, the sheriff's office said....more>

Money stolen from Panera employee

A woman working on Thursday, February 23, at a Rochester Hills fast food establishment told authorities someone stole cash from her purse that was kept in the employee's area of the business....more>

Man arrested for shoplifting at Meijer

A 42-year-old Waterford man was arrested on Friday, March 17, in connection with shoplifting nearly $300 in merchandise from a Rochester Hills Meijer store while his mother was waiting in a vehicle outside the store....more>

Wedding ring stolen from gym

A diamond ring was stolen on Monday, February 27, when it was left in an unlocked cubicle at a Rochester Hills gym in the 2000 block of Avon Industrial Drive, authorities said....more>

Man, woman caught shoplifting

A Davisburg man caught shoplifting on Saturday, February 25, at a Rochester Hills store told sheriff's deputies he did so out of desperation after losing his job and money....more>

Mother arrested for shoplifting

A Pontiac woman on Monday, March 6, was arrested in connection with retail fraud after she was allegedly caught shoplifting children's items from a Rochester Hills Wal-Mart store, authorities said....more>

Phone stolen from gym

A smartphone that was left unattended on Thursday, March 2, at a Rochester Hills gym in the 200 block of W. Avon Road was reported stolen the following day, authorities said....more>
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