Daily Briefs

April 16 event to aid RESTORE Foundation

The RESTORE Foundation, which provides private funding support for the drug court programs in Oakland County, will be among the beneficiaries of a special dinner event Tuesday, April 16 at the soon-to-be-open Café ML in Birmingham.
“We have sold our allotted number of tickets for the event with all the proceeds being designated for the drug court programs,” said retired Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, director of The RESTORE Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to Bill and Maria Roberts and the Roberts Restaurant Group, the owners of Café ML, for their continued generosity. I can personally attest that Café ML will carry on their wonderful tradition of fine dining.”
The Roberts Restaurant Group also own Beverly Hills Grill, Streetside Seafood, Town Tavern, and the Roadside B&G, and has been a strong supporter of The RESTORE Foundation since its inception, according to Judge Sosnick. The April 16 event at Café ML, which is located at the corner of Maple and Lahser in Bloomfield Hills, also will provide funding support for CARE House, an organization that is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in Oakland County.
For those interested in supporting the drug court programs, donations may be made to The RESTORE Foundation, 5413 Pleasant Lake Drive, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

WDIV partners with law firm to curb bullying in schools

WDIV-TV Local 4, the NBC affiliate in Detroit and The Sam Bernstein Law Firm have formed a new partnership designed to motivate the community to take the next step toward curbing the problem of bullying in our schools. By some estimates, one in three American schoolchildren is either a bully or a victim. Studies also find that 160,000 kids skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated.
In addition to informative pieces on television, and advice for parents and students online, The Sam Bernstein Law Firm and WDIV-TV Local 4 are partnering to ask students to use their creativity and production skills to produce their own 30-second recorded messages about their perspectives on and experiences with bullying and what to do about it. The station will make their messages available online and will select the top two submissions, to be revealed during the station’s highly-rated Detroit Fireworks broadcast on Monday, June 24, 2013. The top two will be featured on-air both on WDIV-TV Local 4 and Thistv, and each winner will receive a $500 honorarium for their school.
Interested students should submit their videos at www.clickondetroit.com/bully. There, they also will find advice from experts, including a section detailing their rights in a bullying situation. All entries must be received by midnight June 7, 2013.
“Our family has a three generation commitment to helping people who otherwise may not have a voice,” said Mark Bernstein of the Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “We all know bullying is a problem, but we don’t know how to take the next step toward solving it. This campaign will use the power of Local 4 and clickondetroit.com to create a dialogue that will help students, parents and our community change behavior and do what’s right.”
The campaign runs through June 2013.