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Photography Workshop: Nature is Your Studio

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Get the most out of your camera with tips and techniques from renowned photographer Ron Meyer. If weather

Photography Workshop: Nature is Your Studio

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Get the most out of your camera with tips and techniques from renowned author and photographer Ron Meyer.

Oral History Workshop

Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Learn how to collect and record stories about people and events through interview techniques in this

Cock-a-doodle-doo Chicken Show

Date: Saturday, October 04, 2014
Look out the hens are on tour, starring showgirls Bettlou Bantam, Rhonda Rhode Island Red and friends.

Sharpie Mug Decoration

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
We will be using permanent markers to decorate mugs that you can take home and use. We will provide

Recent Letters

When is enough enough? The hundreds and hundreds of Pulte homes being constructed over the last year ...more»
Andy Bolin | Sep 19
Dear Editor, We live in Orion Township and have great concerns about the new proposed Rezoning of Bald ...more»
Ron Blackmore | Sep 15
Dear Editor, Our family recently moved to Clarkston from a town of 10,000 on the West side of Michigan. ...more»
Jennifer McAlister | Aug 24

Recent Deaths

Art Southerland

2014-09-27
Art Southerland, born Nov. 7, 1935, passed from his earthly tabernacle of 78+ years to his eternal home in glory on Saturday, ...more»

Margaret M. LOONEY(STREVEL)

2014-09-29
LOONEY(STREVEL), Margaret M.; of Waterford; September 29, 2014; preceded in death by her first husband Reed Strevel, second husband ...more»

William Joseph SOURIALL

2014-09-27
SOURIALL, William Joseph; of Ortonville formerly of Drayton Plains; suddenly September 27, 2014; age 84; husband of Claudia for ...more»

Crowning moment

Oxford High School seniors Chloe Straub (left) and Adam Schlicht were crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King....more»

District saves taxpayers $3.6 million in school debt

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer The price is right for Lake Orion Community Schools, but even more so for district taxpayers. On October 23 the district will lock current market interest rates ...more»

Martians remember

It’s been 72 years since Isabel Rossman received her Goodrich High School diploma. At 99-years-old, Isabel was the "Senior Martian" and perhaps the last known member of the Goodrich Class of 1932, ...more»

Tasty downtown visit

Sienna and Ronnie Nicol, with their mother Stacy Nicol of Rochester take a break in front of The Clarkston News office during the Taste of Clarkston, Sunday. Please see page 20 for more pictures....more»
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.

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