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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events April 3, 2006

in this issue

Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tues April 4

Monday Night Dancers Mon April 3

Century Dancers Tues April 4

A1 Singles WED April 05

Thunderbirds Ski Club WED April 05

Single Place Thu.April 06

PWP- Rochester THU April 6

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri April 7

Dinner With Friends April 6-9, 13-16

Bethany South SAT April 08

Charley Starts Seventh Season Mon April 10

All Star Singles Sun April 9

GM Ski Club Sun April 9

Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22


Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tues April 4

Knot Tying and Marlinespike - Dennis Young who is a Life Member of the Great Lakes Maritime Institute and a Retired U.S.C.G Auxiliary. Dennis is a licensed 100 Ton Captain and will be going to Florida later this month to participate in a class conducted on a ship simulator. He was skeptical at first in regard to the simulator, but his colleagues assumed him that the simulator would make him think he was in a hurricane.

Dennis spent four years in the Navy and has sailed on five merchant ships in various role from Able bodied seaman to wheelsman.

Contact : Evie Douglas: 586-463-5482 Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between Rochester Road and John R. Class Starts at 7:00 pm Member price $30 all Classes or 1 for Sailing Singles Members Only

The class will be conducted at the Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between Rochester Road and John R.

Some people will be meeting early for the Elk's Club Spaghetti Dinner for $5.00

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"No love of the natural heart is safe unless the human heart has been satisfied by God first"

Oswald Chambers

"A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds back."

Proverbs 29-11

This newsletter is sent out each Monday morning and covers events of interest to active people . It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not receive adequate media attention.


Charley Marcuse, The Singing Hotdog Man" started selling hotdogs in the summer of 1999 at the old Tiger Stadium on Michigan and Trumbull. He moved over to Comerica Park when it opened in 2000 and has been there for the past six seasons. He will be starting his seventh when the Detroit Tigers open their home season on Monday the 10th of April. He got his idea of using an "operatic" approach to vending during a "Three Tenors Concert" at Tiger Stadium. The fans thought it was great and he has been singing ever since, See the in depth article below.

Let us keep these people in our thoughts and prayers

Rich Hooper who is undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, Jim who had a bone marrow transplant and needs it to arrest his Leukemia, and Heather a young woman who was in an automobile accident and is now in a coma. Carol Ann (Amon) Marlinga She recently underwent surgery in New York to remove a lung (diagnosed with Mesothelioma; a form of lung cancer caused by asbestos).

Update on clicks

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Some people have said that they click on the links and either their computer hangs or nothing happens. This is probably caused by the fact that they do not have an active browser on their computer which happens if they are using a mail-only service or, they are using a company computer that does not allow access to the internet, or their email program options are not set properly.

Email comes over the internet but it is not the internet.

Congratulations Jerry

Gerald T. "Jerry" Celeskey was recently elected to be the Chairman of the Board for the Motor City CO-Op Credit Union. As of April 1, 2006 Motor City, which has it's Headquarters in Clinton Township and an office in Warren, merged with the First Financial Credit Union. First Financial has offices in Detroit and Roseville. The merged credit Union will retain the name Motor City Co-Op Credit Union and Jerry will serve as Chairman of the Board of the merged credit unions.

Things I love:

  • Feeling kissed by the sun
  • Popping bubble wrap
  • Wood stick Q-tips
  • Puppies
  • Soft “Kleenex”
  • Gooey, nutty milk chocolate

Things I hate:

  • Not being understood .
  • When my purse strap or coat belt gets hooked on the knob as I run out the door .
  • When the computer does what it wants to do, not what I want it to do .
  • When I second-guess myself.
  • Terrible food in the best restaurants.

You Are Still Priceless

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, Who would like this $20 bill?

Hands started going up. He said, I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, Who still wants it? Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, what if I do this? And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.

Now who still wants it? Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless

You can get the full effect of this treatise by practicing your click here. .

Shirley Hathaway-One person Art Show

For the Month of April, Shirley will be displaying her photographs and paintings produced while on her recent trip to Japan.

The show will be in the Warren City Hall located near Van Dyke and Civic Center Drive.

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon April 3
  • Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party 7:30-10:30 pm. No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Polka. 313-295- 1134.

    Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall, 23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price $5.00

  • Century Dancers Tues April 4
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby) Sailing Singles, Kirk Singles and Somerset Singles along with some other groups have been in invited to this last Tuesday of the Month dance.

    American-Polish Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish- American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21

  • A1 Singles WED April 05
  • Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI . Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487

  • Thunderbirds Ski Club WED April 05
  • Monthly Meeting at Hawthorne Valley Country Club Westland, starting at 07:30 PM . Entertainment at club meetings may include: swing dance lessons, live bands, DJ's, and theme nights. The November lst club meeting is the T-Bird's used ski / snowboard sale. Excellent used equipment is offered at reasonable prices for beginners and experts to acquire

  • Single Place Thu.April 06
  • "Mr. Positive of Detroit Radio," Greg Balteff of Radio 95.5FM will entertain and motivate listeners at the Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time from 7:30 pm to 7:45pm, then the program from 7:45pm to 9:00 pm

    The meeting will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167 248-349-0911

    The price is $5.00

  • PWP- Rochester THU April 6
  • Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.

    Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $7

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri April 7
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Club Venetion Banquet Center 29310 John R North of 12 mile. for directions only 248-399-6788 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00 for members $9.00 for guests

  • Dinner With Friends April 6-9, 13-16
  • The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

    Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM

    Two forty-something couples? lives are left in turmoil as one couple announces their divorce. Years of friendship and shared family vacations link the four but the marital breakup begins to divide the loyalties and each individual is forced to take sides. Reexamining of their own ideas of friendship and marriage ensues. Dinner with Friends, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a deeply moving and sharply funny testimony to middle age and modern relationships. Mature theme.

    from 7:00 PM to Member price Guest Price

  • Bethany South SAT April 08
  • Bethany South will hold their Singles Dance at the Allen Park Key Masonic Lodge , starting at 08:00 PM The price is $10.00





  • Charley Starts Seventh Season Mon April 10
  • Monday April 10, will be the beginning of the Detroit Tiger's Home season and also the begriming of the seventh season for Charley Marcuse. Charley started selling Hotdogs at the old Tiger Stadium in 1999. He got the idea of singing in an false operatic style while vending at The "Three Tenors Concert" at Tiger Stadium. The positive feedback he got from the crowd that night encouraged him to sing at the baseball games as well.

    He sang at all the games he worked from 1999 to the early spring of 2004. His singing ranked him along with "Shaky" the Shaking Lemonade man at Baltimore and the "slinging Peanut man in California". In the computer baseball game, one can hear someone imitating Charley in order to give Comerica Park a realistic background sound for the game. He became part of Comerica Park and he was one of the leading vendors.

    Suddenly, his management told him that he was not allowed to sing. No explanation was given. It was either keep quiet and sell like the other vendors or leave. Later it was reported that some of the season ticket holders were complaining but many of the season ticket holders signed the many petitions circulated in and outside the park. Tiger patrons brought signs to the park With Slogans like " Let Charley Sing" and "Free Charley" The National Press jumped on the story and Charley became known through the US. He was interviewed on the BBC and appeared on Good Morning America.

    On June 9, the Tigers allowed Charley to sing once per game but that was part of the "Hotdog row promotion" He was outfitted with a microphone and placed himself next to the Tiger's dugout Where a television Camera beamed him up to the huge television screen on the center field scoreboard and his voice over the public Address system reverberated all over downtown Detroit. This was the policy for most of that season

    In August 10 2004, Charley was invited to sing at The Toledo Mud Hen's park. The Associated Press ran a story with the Headline "Corporal Klinger Will be Thrilled" and it appeared in over 48 newspapers through out the US. The Toledo people treated Charley like a celebrity. He appeared on Television on Friday Night and his prescience was announced at the game. He was given free reign over the entire park and was cheered each time he sang. He even sang at Tony Packo's Restaurant, mentioned many times by Jamie Farr as Corporal Klinger on the show M.A.S.H

    Last year, he was allowed to sing four times per game and only between innings but it was not clear who was counting.

    Charley works at the Claymore Men's Shop in Birmingham as an assistant Buyer and salesman. His bosses are very supportive of his avocation.

    He does have a website at:

    Charley does have a web site at: Which you can reach by clicking here

  • All Star Singles Sun April 9
  • Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm. $7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564

    Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 service drive between Van Dyke and Hoover

  • GM Ski Club Sun April 9
  • We play Wally Ball for fun and exercise with plenty of rest between games so we don't overdue it. Optional stop afterward for fun, food, and cheer.

    Warren Racquetball & Fitness 29901 S. Civic Center Blvd Warren, MI (586) 574-2580 Starting at01:00 PM

  • Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22
  • Sailing Singles will hold their Commodores Ball at the prestigious Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on Saturday April 22, 2006.

    Get the details here.
  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
  • More courses offered by Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology.

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    This is a great training site to learn about online auctions. Register and try selling something. Clean out the garage or basement. If you have any problems contact the webmaster via email.

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  • Original Watercolor by Peggy Jo
  • Peggy Jo has a print of one of her original watercolors on the GrayBay auction site.

    See it here