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January 10, 2013 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-01-10

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arts & entertainment >> the best of everything

A Mishmash

His Mechanical Museum is really neat ... Marvin's office, not so much.


He may have one of the
most interesting collections of
fun games, pictures, artifacts, etc., as
chronicled many times by media of the
world, but Marvin Yagoda's office at his
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
on Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,
is its own head-shaking entity.
It's only about 10 feet by 12 feet, if that,
and unlike the museum, a total mess!
But if you ask him about something pos-
sibly buried under a rubble of "nothings"
that has grown since he opened almost
30 years ago in the former Tally Hall and
present Hunters Square, Marvin will look
for and, many times, miraculously find it
... Like a recent instance when someone
was wondering where
a little hard-to-find
battery could be found
... "Wait, maybe I have
one said Marvin as he
began digging ... Sure
enough, he unearthed
an elusive battery for
the astounded customer.
Marvin has thou-
sands of exhibits,
games, fun booths, etc.,
and keeps adding more Marvin's office
at his neatly assembled
Marvin's Marvelous Museum, but his
tiny little junk-heap office is an absolute
NOT MUCH CHANGE in the way that
folks revel on New Year's Eve ... Same
hats, same balloons, same "forget your
troubles:' etc. ...
But, according to many, a difference
seemed to appear at numerous places such
as Steven Lelli's Inn on the Green, 12 Mile
Road, Farmington Hills.
In fact, most folks were quick to pro-
claim that the food and service there
might have gotten better than usual ...
No explanation for that, because it's the
same food, serviced by the same fine

wait persons in their black
tuxedos, aided by the same
... Here's another one of
assistant servers in red jackets
those major marks of a good
... Except, maybe, folks sud-
waitperson, that big smile by
denly realized that this com-
a waitress at whose station
paratively new entrant in the
people hope they are seated
world of dining was finally
... Rachel Sherman, person-
being recognized as being
able daughter of localites Mark
very good.
and Gail Sherman, at Buddy's
Among the many attendees
Pizza, Northwestern Highway,
Danny Raskin
was Oakland County Circuit
Farmington Hills, can number
Senior Columnist
Judge Ed Sosnick, retiring after
this among her many serving
28 years as a highly respected
jurist ... Much of the New Year's celebration
HOURS NOW AT Detroit Prime
could have been for the large regard he has
Steakhouse, Northwestern Highway,
amassed throughout those 28 years.
Farmington Hills, has it closed Mondays
Paul and Ruth Chosid may have a mar-
and no more lunch ... Dinner only from 5
riage license as proof that they have been
p.m., Tuesday-Sunday.
married almost 46
NO NEED FOR far-away continuance
years, but nothing to
of his trade by Art Dubin ... Following
show that they could
the closing of the second D'Pauli's in
have been babies at
Sugar Tree Plaza, Orchard Lake Road,
the altar ... That's
West Bloomfield, the former chef at both
how youthfully good
restaurants is now plying his talents with
Paul and Ruth look
carryout items (soups, stuffed cabbage,
... Morris Margulies
chicken shnitzel, spaghetti meatballs,
and Rhonda Ginsburg
etc., side dishes and fresh and frozen
took pictures galore of food trays) at Harvard Row Kosher Meats
everyone around them next door.
until it was finally
by Temple Shir Shalom is Sunday, Jan. 27,
suggested that they
pose for pics them-
noon-1:30 ... Will be at the Corners again,
selves ... One of this area's finest derma-
Walnut Lake Road, east of Orchard Lake
tologists, Dr. Steven Shumer, bumping into Road, West Bloomfield.
many patients with expressions of "Look,
REGRETFUL NEWS comes with the
doc, it's gone! Thanks!"
retirement of Hedy Blatt as Michigan
Co-owners Mark and Steven Lelli had to Jewish Sports Foundation director of
be ecstatic in the knowledge that so many
community relations ... Her five years as
had such a wonderful time as Mark's wife,
husband Executive Director David Blatt's
Fran, took reservations for more than 500.
right-hand gal have been filled with much
The fine evening enjoyed at Steven
hard-working dedication.
Lelli's Inn on the Green was proof that this
Good news is that her replacement is
is definitely a restaurant that might have
Sari Cicurel, former Young Adult presi-
the same name as the former Lelli's on
dent and board member of the Jewish
Woodward in Detroit, but is serving food
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, who
that, to many, seems to be as good and, in
has done such an admirable job also as
the case of some dishes, even better than
public relations person for the Berman
Center for the Performing Arts.
that of its namesake.

"As a corporate event planner of 23 years ywhat a surprise•to say
that everything I asked for was done correctlyA. Your staff wa
TRUE" leasure to work with."
itzvah, 0 0-,2012

Hedy may have retired, but count on her
still being in there pitching.
REUNION DEPT. ... 65th by Central
High class of 1948, is Sunday, Sept. 8, at
Glen Oaks Country Club, Farmington
Hills ... For more info, call Ann (Lesnick)
Carron, (248) 788-0104 ... Combined
50-year event by Henry Ford High's 1962
and 1963 classes will be Saturday, Aug. 3
... Contact Brenda (Slootsky) Brook, (248)
891-4133, Brendajoe@aol.com, or Linda
(Goodis) Berman, (248) 544-4544.
CAN I STILL MAKE a wish? ... That
many restaurants have both iceberg and
romaine lettuce for two salads I enjoy
... Lettuce wedge and Caesar ... Hard to
believe that some fine-dining restaurants
lack having each on hand.
A woman went to the local psychic in
hopes of contacting her dearly departed
grandmother ... The psychic's eyelids
begin fluttering and she starts moan-
ing ... Eventually, a voice comes saying,
"Granddaughter? Are you there?
The granddaughter, wide-eyed, asks,
"Grandma? Is that you?" ... "Yes, grand-
daughter, it's me" ... "It's really you,
Grandma?" the woman repeats ... "Yes, it's
really me, granddaughter."
The woman pauses a moment and says,
"Grandma, I have just one question for
you" ... "Anything, my child" ... "When
did you learn to speak English?"
CONGRATS ... To Clara Dubin on
her 95th birthday ... To Tzviah Idan on
her 60th birthday ... To Judy Markowitz
on her birthday ... To Alan Reznick on
his birthday ... To Diane Gussin on her
birthday ... To Fred Nederlander on his
89th birthday ... To Avery and Marilyn
Warnick on their 56th anniversary ... To
Daniel "Danny" and Yetta Weintraub on
their 59th anniversary ... To Daniel and
Helen Lublin on their 63rd anniversary.

Danny's email address is


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