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September 27, 2002 - Image 97

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-27

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• Adam Docks, 23, is a second-year law student at
Emory University in Atlanta. However, this
University of Michigan graduate spent his summer
at home in Wixom. His take on the metro Detroit
social scene: "When it comes to going out, Ferndale
is an up-and-coming area and Birmingham is a more
laid-back, nice atmosphere." Some of his favorite

in West Bloomfield. "I've made a lot of friends
there," said the Michigan State University graduate
and elementary school teacher.
Taub and her boyfriend like to go out for coffee or
dinner with friends. Some of their favorite restau-
rants include Champps and J. Alexander's, both in
West Bloomfield. They also spend time in Royal
Oak and Birmingham. And,
once in .a while they catch a
movie at the AMC Theatres in
Livonia because it still gives stu-
dent discounts.
"A lot of times ; we'll walk
-1-gm. window
s going on,"
Taub said. "Then maybe we'll
have dinner and
an coffee and go
into Tower Records or a book-
store to look around."
• Leslie and Jon Berlin, both in
their 30s, look forward to
h But it involves a
Saturday nigts.
— Adam Docks
little more planning since the
arrival of their son Sam seven
months ago.
"Saturday night is our night to
go out, either alone or with friends," said Leslie.
"Friday night is more of a family night, where we go
out with Sam and other families or our-own families.
But on Saturday night it's just us — no kids."
Saturday night plans for this Huntington Woods
couple include dinner and possibly a movie.
Sometimes, they utilize the babysitter and run a
quick errand before their evening plans. As for their
favorite spots, they like to try new restaurants.
• Adam Scheinfield, 23, says his typical weekend
evening out with friends could include going out for
dinner in Royal Oak or Birmingham, followed by
any combination of the following: seeing a movie,
hanging out in a coffee shop or going to one of the
local bars. Some of his favorites are Dick O'Dow's in
Birmingham; Bosco and Woodward Avenue
Brewers, both in Ferndale; Midtown Cafe in
Birmingham; and Old Shillelagh in Detroit.
Scheinfield, who is working on an MBA at
Wayne State University, also enjoys other activities
such as going to plays, walking around downtown
near the Detroit River and eating at riverfront
restaurants. El

"I realized I really missed it after
being gone for a year. I brought a
friend from law school up here who
had never been to the Midwest and
he thought it was great."

bars are Dick O'Dow's in Birmingham, Bosco in
Ferndale and Roosevelt's in Farmington Hills.
While going to the bars is a good weekend activity,
Docks, who clerked for a federal judge this summer,
said his favorite summer weekday activities included
playing baseball, going to the movies and taking
advantage of the lakes with water skiing and tubing.
Bars and restaurants are closer together and open
later in Atlanta, but Docks is partial to the metro
Detroit social scene. "It's exciting to be around here,"
he said. "I realized I really missed it after being gone
for a year. I brought a friend from law school up
here who had never been to the Midwest and he
thought it was great."
• Craig Miller, 31, lives in West Bloomfield and
works in Ann Arbor. He and his friends spend a lot
of time in Birmingham, but they also go to the
movies, visit the bar occasionally, particularly
Roosevelts in Farmington Hills, and frequent sport-
ing events. Said Miller, "There is a vibrant singles'
scene around here." -
• Carrie Taub, 22, of West Bloomfield said one of
her favorite places to hang out is Powerhouse Gym

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Volunteers are needed to help with track and field,
swimming, and other events on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the
Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Volunteers are asked to stay for the entire event,
from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will receive complimen-
tary continental breakfast, lunch and T-shirt.
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