Buttoned Up and Playing Ball From the Birmingham
Charley Marcuse is the ultimate split
personality. By day, he is a salesman and assistant buyer at
the Claymore Shop; by night(and occasional afternoons), he is
the singing hot dog vendor for Tigers games at Comerica Park.
Charley began his split persona eight years ago,
working part-time at the Claymore Shop, he needed a little
more income, and his father spotted an ad for baseball
vendors. Singing came a little later. During the Tigers' final
season at Tiger Stadium, he did a little impromptu serenading
during the intermission of a Three Tenors Concert. "People
seemed to enjoy it, so I brought it to to the game," he says.
Today, he sings four times a game, between innings, after the
Tigers have batted. People recognize him at the Claymore Shop,
and he often sees customers at the games.
with energy, Charley is also developing his own brand of
mustard, which he describes as "old Cleveland-style, the dark
brown mustard with a little more flavor and more coarsely
ground mustard seed. which he emphasizes. "I'm trying to get
the right recipe". He anticipates selling it at specialty
stores, and it can be found on the Internet at
Chesney and Foy at Troy LibraryJohn Chesney and Larry
Foy, members of Sailing Singles, are Exhibiting their
Photography at the Troy Library (Livernois and Big Beaver)
during regular Library hours from now until June 30.
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The term "Shocking Pictures" used in the series of photos (see
above) lost some of its meaning because all the photos are not
being presented at one time. The commercial press believes in
the phrase "if it bleeds, it leads". Certainly The news from
Iraq is terrible, but there are some good things happening
there and that's what the pictures we've been running are
about-The heart warming, caring stuff.
The Beauty of a WomanThe beauty of a woman ,
not in the cloths she wears,
The figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman,
must be seen within her eyes
Because that is the
to her heart,
the place where love
The beauty of a woman,
is not in a facial
but true beauty in a woman,
is reflected in her
It is the caring that
she lovingly gives,
passion that she shows,
Ant the beauty of a woman,
passing years, only grows!
Secrets To Real BeautyFor attractive lips,
words of kindness,
For lovely eyes,
seek out the
good in people.
For a slim figure,
share your food with
For beautiful hair,
let a child run his or
her fingers through it once a day.
walk with the knowledge
you'll never walk
People, even more than things,
have to be
renewed, revived, reclaimed,
throw out anybody.
if you ever
need a helping hand,
you'll find one
at the end of your
by Sam Levinson
LiberationCongregation Shaarey Zedek presents
"Liberation," a grand communal and inter-faith event that
features a cantata to commemorate and celebrate hope and
freedom around the world. The concert will feature the
150-member Vanguard Grand Chorus from Dearborn, as well as
guest violin soloist Ittai Shapira and several vocal soloists,
including Shaarey Zedek Cantor Meir Finkelstein. Many metro
Detroit religious leaders will participate in dramatic
readings, which will introduce various movements of the work.
Leading the orchestra will be Yoel Levi, chief
conductor of the Flemish Radio Orchestra and principal guest
conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. "Liberation"
was composed by Shaarey Zedek Cantor Meir Finkelstein in 1995
to commemorate the liberation of the Nazi death camps. The
inspiring and moving work was recently updated to memorialize
Holocaust victims and those suffering genocide to the present
day all over the world. Celebrating the heroes forged along
the way, the work moves from the Holocaust to Hurricane
Katrina, and then to the challenges the lie ahead.
picture depicts M.C. Escher's work, "Liberation." The Dutch
artist created the work in 1955.
The concert takes
place on Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall in The
Max M. Fisher Music Center. At $300 each, Benefactor tickets
include VIP seating, afterglow and name in the concert
program. Patron tickets are also available for $180 each and
include preferred seating, afterglow and name in the program.
Funds will support of the educational and cultural programs of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
To order benefactor and
patron tickets, call Congregation Shaarey Zedek at (248)
357-5544 during business hours. Tickets for the concert only
range from $24 to $49, and are available at (313) 576-5111.
For Max information, visit www.detroitsymphony.com/.
ED'S 4TH OF JULY PARTY IS ON THE 1ST OF JULY You are
invited to Ed Grace's annual Party Saturday, July 1st Starts
at 3pm BYOB & a quality dish to pass Bring your bathing
suit & towel, a chair or blanket Boat well # A76 at the
21600 Jefferson at 9 Mile Please RSVP = Ed Grace
248.624.1747 email = EdGraceE@aol.com
Ed has to leave your
name at the guardhouse Everyone is invited
Gayle Shield's pool
party scheduled for Monday July 4, 2005 starting at 2:00 pm.
Bring a dish to pass and $6.00 Hot dogs will be furnished.
Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her number is
248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier at
Monday Night Dancers Mon June
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 $5.00, Dance party 6.00.
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
Metropolitan Single Professionals TUE June
VolleyBall every Tuesday. Nets will be designated Social,
Intermediate and Competitive. Everyone is welcome to come and
play or just socialize.
Heritage Park Farmington Hills,
MI Farmington Rd between 10 & 11 Mile Rd from 06:30 PM to
Member price $2 Guest Price $2
Century Dancers Tues June 20|
Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish
American Cultural Center which is nearby)
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
Sailing Singles TUE June 20|
Flying Scot Class if interested call Onita at 248-852- 9698
Some of the class will be at the Bayview Barge Reataurant
after class (about 8:30)
North Star Sail Club 32041 South
River Rd. Harrison Township, MI from 06:00
Metropolitan Single Professionals WED June
Metropolitan Singles Connection Party: series networking
activities ,RSVP Required, Admission $35 in advance. MSP
Members $25 in advance. Walk-Inís $40 at the door for all.
Fox & Hounds 39560 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI
located on the SE corner of Long Lake & Woodward. . from
Sailing Singles WED June 21|
Dinner of the Month
Jack's on the Waterfront Mt
Clemens, MI Jefferson Avenue Between 9 and 10 Mile roads
inside Emerald City Marina
from 06:00 PM Member price
Menu/Bar Guest Price Menu/Bar
Kirk Singles Wed June 21|
Join us for the weekly free concerts in beautiful downtown
Birmingham. Program changes from week to week. For a
pre-concert walk, meet at the statue in the center of Shain
Park at 6:00 P.M. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Contact :
Shain Park Downtown Birmingham, MI
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Somerset Ski & Golf Club THU June
Meet n' Greet - Come join in on the celebration of the 2nd
full day of summer. Contact : Greg 810-923- 4812
Breeze , Big Beaver west of Rochester Road on the North side
of the street.
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Metropolitan Single Professionals THU June
VolleyBall Nets will be designated Social, Intermediate and
Competitive. Everyone is welcome to come and play or just
Harding Park Ferndale , MI ust south of I-696
use Exit 17, Take Hilton (South) to Mapledale - turn Right
from 06:30 PM to dusk Member price $2 Guest Price $2
Michigan Challenge XXI Arts & Crafts Show WE June
Michigan Challenge XXI Arts & Crafts Show [Arts &
Crafts with occasional Fine Art. About 200 exhibitors. Show
hours: Fri. 4pm-9pm, Sat. 10am-close & Sun. 10am-close.
Howell , Howell High School Complex, 1200 W. Grand River.
Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri June
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres
(8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes)
Gazebo Convention Center 31104 Mound Rd.
at 13 Mile Warren for directions only call 586-979-6030
from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Singles Social Club THU June 22|
Weekly breakfast with good friends and good food. All
welcome. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934
Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack from 09:00 AM
Singles Social Club FRI June 23|
Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively group of
friends If you would like more information please call Peggy
at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716- 1902 Mutt & Jeff's
50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2
block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North Ave.
from 09:00 AM to Member price Menu Guest Price Menu
SAT June 24|
Monthly Dance Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south
of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM Member price
$10.00 Guest Price $10.00
WE. June 24|
Smetanka's Old World Canterbury Village Craft Show [Arts
& Crafts] About 40 exhibitors.
Lake Orion: , Joslyn
Rd., 3 Miles North of I-75 Exit 83.
League of Michigan SAT June 24|
Miracle League Game 11:00 AM and 1:00 pm WalMart Field
26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI Just south of 11 in the
Southfield Municipal Complex behind the volley Ball courts.
from 11:00 AM to
& Golf Club Sun June 25|
Call by 8 pm Wed. Leave name & number. Arrive 30 min.
prior to tee time. Foursomes will be selected by a drawing.
Call to cancel. Course is friendly. (see golf schedule)
Contact : Beverly Essary 586-573- 5171
Golden Hawk Golf
Course , I 94 to 26 Mile, right to County Ln left 2 miles to
Meisner, turn right
from 10:30 AM
Member price $46.00
Guest Price $46.00
Swing Dance Association SUN June 25|
The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike.
For the most part, our members are single and we are always
happy to see new members join.
Rhythm and Shoes Dance
Studio 2172 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302 from
2:00 PM Member price $7.00 Guest Price $9.00
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GrayBay has a new Vacation Site for rent and you can
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Watercolor by Peggy Jo|
Peggy Jo has a print of one of her original
watercolors on the GrayBay auction site.
See it here
The Barque Picton Castle, famous for her year-long
voyages around the world as a sail training vessel, will
visit the Great Lakes this summer as part of the ASTA
2006 Tall Ships Challenge This is an excellent
opportunity for young men and women age 15+ to
experience being a sail trainee on a Class "A" square
rigged ship. We hope this opportunity will excite some
of your young people.
The Poster is here