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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsOctober 10, 2005

in this issue

The Big Dance Sat Oct 15

Hunters at risk for heart attack

Farewell To Karin Weber

Somerset Meeting Tues Oct 11

Kirk Singles at Albans Wed Oct 12

Rochester PWP at Rivercrest Thurs Oct 13

Sailing Singles Meeting Fri Oct 14

Old World Dance Fri Oct 14

Computer Swap Sat Oct 15

Guys and Dolls Party Fri Oct 21


The Big Dance Sat Oct 15

Are you a "Character?"
A "Dance Fever Alumni?"
A dancer from years ago?
Don't miss the 10 ft video You might see someone you know!!!
The Michigan Swing Dance Association has created an event called THE BIG DANCE. It is taking place on Saturday, October 15 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.

THE BIG DANCE will take place in TWO ballrooms

~ Suzy Brecht - MC. Professional dancer, teacher and DJ, Suzy will preside over the festivities in her very entertaining style
~ A special "Dancing with the Pros" segment
~ Fountain Ballroom ~ Paul King and the Rhythm Society Orchestra playing fabulous Big Band music
~ Crystal Ballroom - DJ Phil Dorroll from Nashville will be playing Ballroom, Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Country, and requests
~ West Coast Swing Workshop from 2 to 5 PM (Phil Dorroll) in the Crystal Ballroom at the Masonic. (Dinner elsewhere (not included) and then back to the dance.)
~ Lindy Workshop from 12 to 3 PM (Adam Vallus) at the Atomic Dog in Warren.
~ Free lesson at 7 PM in each ballroom
~ Dance from 8 PM until 1 AM
~ Jack & Jill Contests in Swing, Hustle & Lindy
~ Showcases by professional dancers
~ Toe to Toe dance shoes for sale
~ A big 10' x 10' screen showing photos and video clips of local dancers from the past several decades
~ Souvenir photos of you and your friends, taken at the dance, available for purchase
~ Information Station featuring studios, teachers, clubs, events, and other dance related items
~ Video of the dance available a few weeks after the dance
~ Seating/Tables may be reserved for clubs, studios, or any kind of group

Call Sharon at 248-390-0515 or go to to the MSDA
website or email them

Cost Dance only $20, West Coat Swing and NC2 Workshop & Dance $50 LindyWorkshop & dance $50

Keep checking the new Somerset Slide Show , Sailing Singles Slide Show , and Peggy Jo's Slide Show photos will be added from time to time.

Back Issues

Past issues of the Peggy Jo studio are here.

"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 no matter what their social status. It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not receive adequate media attention.



"You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with Joy"

Psalm 30:11

Believe it or not

In the photo above Peggy Jo is posing with Jolene Rusznak, the grand daughter of the late Karin Weber, and Peggy Jo was following Jolene's lead.

Press misses undertone of OJ.X

coverage of the recent, highly successful Learning Festival held at the Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit highlighted the tools and philosophies required to increase productivity and agility of Information Technology professionals but they missed an important issue pointed out by Mike Burbar in his Keynote address, by Jon Kern in his presentation, by Kathy Perres of DRC and again by Pete Karamanos (in the photo with Peggy Jo) the Chairman and CEO of Compuware that of Customer Satisfaction which is close Peggy Jo's heart. Pete said that only 28 % of all IT projects are considered successful by the people who pay for the services and another 18% are cancelled and the remaining 51% are challenged.

All industries have realized the importance of Customer Satisfaction but they are depending upon experts to tell them what the customer wants instead of asking the customer.

Troy Clawson Elk's Club Restaurant re- opens

The restaurant re-opened on Friday September 30. Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club and Sailing Singles will once again be able to have supper there before their meetings.

  • Hunters at risk for heart attack
  • For the thousands who'll take to the woods for firearms deer hunting season, there is a hidden risk---the risk of heart attack.

    The excitement of spotting a deer, combined with strenuous activity and heart-disease risk factors, could place deer hunters at an increased risk for having a heart attack.

    Beaumont hospital was the first to conduct a study on the risk of heart attack from deer hunting. Researchers sent 25 hunters into the woods equipped with heart rate monitors. The results determined that just the site of a deer could cause a hunter's heart rate to soar to the peak heart rate achieved during cardiac stress testing.

    "The heart rate of some hunters would almost double upon seeing a deer, even though they were standing totally still," says Beaumont exercise physiologist and researcher Susan Haapaniemi.

    After seeing the deer, shooting, gutting and dragging a deer out of the woods pushed hunter's heart rates well above the maximum, says Haapaniemi.

    "Exceeding the maximum heart rate for a sustained period of time places a hunter with hidden or known heart disease at a high risk for heart attack," Haapaniemi says. "The hunters were often unaware of what was happening to their hearts during these activities."

    Cooler weather, bulky hunting equipment, rugged terrain and a hunter's personal lifestyle (smoking, drinking, fitness level) are other factors accentuating the cardiac risks.

    Tips for healthy hunting:
    * Don't drink or smoke the day before or during hunting.
    * Don't eat a heavy meal before hunting.
    * Spend time prior to hunting raising fitness level by walking or aerobic exercise.
    * People with heart disease should not drag a deer.
    * Those with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other risk factors should consult a doctor before hunting. Seek medical help if heart attack warning signs come on while hunting (dizziness, chest pain, heart palpitations).

  • Farewell To Karin Weber
  • Last week we were congratulating her for making it to the Skippers Dinner.

    This week on Sunday Oct 9, after Karin's death on Wed Oct 5, Bill Goodwin was taking her family out on the water where Karin loved to sail.

    We have compiled a Special Edition of the Peggy Jo Studio to cover the details of Karin Webers passing. Just click on the link below. It is a work in process. we will continue to post to the website as we get more information and photos. You can click on the link below to get more information.

    Special edition here
  • Somerset Meeting Tues Oct 11
  • General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting the elks club restaurant is open again.

    Troy Elks Club at 1451 East Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street. Meeting starts at 8:00 PM Member price $4.00 Guest Price $5.00

  • Kirk Singles at Albans Wed Oct 12
  • Monthly Meet and Greet. Join the ever-growing crowd at these wonderful mid-week events.

    Albans Upstairs , Upstairs at Alban's Bottle & Basket Restaurant in Birmingham, east side of Woodward just north of Maple. from 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM

  • Rochester PWP at Rivercrest Thurs Oct 13
  • Weekly Dance with their very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests. Rivercrest Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois from 08:00 PM to Member price $4.00 Guest Price $7.00

  • Sailing Singles Meeting Fri Oct 14
  • General Meeting. Meet for dinner at the Elks Club any time after 5:00 PM. The Elk's club restaurant is open again. Meeting doors open at 7:30. Dancing to a DJ after the meeting.

    Bring clothing and canned goods to donate to the 5th Annual Canned Food and Clothing Drive for the Baldwin House in Pontiac.Club. Receipts available if requested."

    Troy Elks Club located at 1451 East Big Beaver on the North side of the road between John R and Rochester Rd.

    Member price $4.00 Guest Price $8.00

  • Old World Dance Fri Oct 14
  • Non-partner group dances from the Balkans, Israel, Turkey, etc. as well as couple dances -- waltzes, polkas, schottisches, etc. All ages & all levels are welcome. We provide light refreshments and dance on a wood floor. Contact : 248-569-5242 St James Church Hall Woodward and Hazelhurst Ferndale, MI from 7:00 PM

  • Computer Swap Sat Oct 15
  • The Macomb County Board of Commissioners, Dell and the state of Michigan are offering consumers a free one-day computer recycling event, in partnership with the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Information Technology. Freedom Hill County Park 15000 Metropolitan Parkway Sterling Heights, MI just east of Schoenherr Road from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM Member price Guest Price Reserve by 2005-10-15

  • Guys and Dolls Party Fri Oct 21
  • Gayle Shields invites all to come to a Guys and Dolls Theme Party The party will start at 7:30. Dress as a Guy or Doll (optional). Some of the men will be wearing their Tuxedos and the ladies will dress in saloon. Gayle's House is at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy, Michigan. Click on the link below to get a map. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages, (no red wine), and $5.00 .Leave no friend behind.

  • Not Too early

  • Greeting Cards with the 911 Angel
    911 Angel pack of 12 with envelopes.
    Our price: $20.00

    more info ...

  • "Living Life to the Fullest With Oriental Rugs in October"
  • "Living Life to the Fullest" with Fine Oriental Rugs, Guest Robert Zahloute, Host Lynette Mitan is showing on Channel 52 & Channel 18 Wide Open West on: Wednesday 5:30 AM.........catch the early birds! Thursday 4:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM

    Lynette says "This show will entertain, educate, and tickle your palate to learn more as we continue our journey. This is one of 12 shows to air with Living Life to the Fullest. Join us and understand we are here as a patchwork of society.

  • Walking in Liberty Cable Program Schedule
  • "A Spiritual Walk for Women"

    Auburn Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Femdale, Huntington Woods, Oakland Twp.. Pleasant Ridge, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy and Madison Heights on WOW only
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch.52 & Wide Open West Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 7:00 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Community Media Network of Troy Web Address:

    Bloomfield Township & Bloomfield Hills
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 15
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 3:00 p.m.
    Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Beverly Hills & Franklin

    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 6:30 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Bloomfield Community Television Web Address: (go to services, go to cable & go to schedule)

    Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Hamtramck, Hazel Park, Madison Hts. Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield
    Channel(s): Comcast Ch. 18
    Day & Time: Sunday's at 5:30 p.m.
    Public Access Organization: Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. .

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