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Santa helps launch store

New Leaf Flower Studio hosted its grand opening, Dec. 11, setting up shop in the former Heather Lake Market at 4746 Clarkston Road, at Eston Road. Owner Jill Mathewson offers full floral services, and hosts 12-15 watercolor painters, wood finishers, metal work, glassmaker, acrylics, old-fashioned blacksmiths, and other local artists....more >>
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Downtown boutique open for biz

Nearly 70 people walked through the door last Thursday night at Christina Calka's grand opening for her new store, "Village Fashion Boutique," in downtown Clarkston at 6 S. Main Street....more >>
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Born September 15th
1890: Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance.
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
1901: Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.
1926: Bobby Short, singer and pianist.
1945: Jesse Norman, soprano.
September 15th
in history
1914: President Woodrow Wilson orders the Punitive Expedition out of Mexico. The Expedition, headed by General John Pershing, had been searching for Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary.
1916: Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.
1928: Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.
1935: In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.Unprecedented in history, the Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1937: Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.Germany's Venlo sting completely compromised an already shaky British Intelligence network in Western Europe.