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
Let us keep these people in our thoughts and
prayersRich 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).
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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
- 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 PricelessA 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?
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
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
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.
will be in the Warren City Hall located near Van Dyke and
Civic Center Drive.
Monday Night Dancers Mon April
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
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
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
meeting will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 200
East Main Street Northville, MI 48167 248-349-0911
price is $5.00
PWP- Rochester THU April 6|
Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your
Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester
& Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price
Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri April
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres
(8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
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,
The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI
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
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
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:
http://www.singinghotdogman.com/ Which you can reach by
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
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,
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