PAUL W. SMITH

Detroit’s re-born Capitol Park

Paul W. Smith

Happy Sweetest Day!

Whoops, that reminds me! (You too?)

Tonight, the sold out 35th Detroit International Wine Auction to benefit the College for Creative Studies will take place at the reborn Capitol Park thanks to lifelong Detroiter, Lear Corp. president and CEO Matthew Simoncini and his lovely wife, Mona, who happens to be a CCS graduate, as the auction chairs.

They are joined by Cindy Pasky of Strategic Staffing Solutions sponsoring the Vintners Private Reception; silent auction and reception sponsor Sergio Marchionne and FCA US LLC; the gala dinner (masterfully put together by Joe and Rosalie Vicari of Andiamo Italia) and live auction sponsor Jennifer and David T. Fischer of the Suburban Collection and the after party sponsored by Metro Detroit Cadillac Dealers.

All great supporters of Detroit. And with that thought in mind ...

Busy Matt Simoncini will welcome our Morning Radio Show this Tuesday as we help Lear cut the ribbon on its latest investment in the city of Detroit, the Lear Innovation Center in — of all places — Capitol Park.

We expect to see and hear from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, College of Creative Studies President Rick Rogers and, of course, Simoncini.

I realized my friend and sportscaster WJR sports director Steve Courtney has something in common with royalty.

As it turns out, we have never seen little Prince George in long pants, apparently keeping with a long tradition among the British royalty and aristocracy of dressing young boys in shorts. No matter the weather or season, we never see Steve in anything but shorts as well. Who knew?

Can’t wait to get to the new Chick-fil-A at Somerset! You too?

“The Paul W. Smith Show” is on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.