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Amy Garner graduated from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio on May 1 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The 2006 Oakland Christian School graduate is the daughter of Jeri and John Garner of Ortonville....more >>

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Energy kits available at township

Groveland Twp.-Area residents can now pick up energy kits at the township offices, thanks to the state Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)....more >>

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Johnson joins race for SOS

Groveland Township resident and former lawmaker Ruth Johnson has announced she will run for Secretary of State. Johnson said she will battle special interest groups who support allowing voters to register the day of an election and not requiring voters to have to show identification at polls....more >>

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Linenger-Smith

Tim and Donna Smith of Ortonville and Ken and Linda Linenger of Clarkston are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Timothy Smith and Kendra Linenger. The groom-to-be is a 2004 Brandon High School graduate and a 2009 Wayne State University graduate....more >>

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Nighttime work begins on M-15, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Armando Lopez, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Davison Transportation Service Center delivery manager said a major section of M-15 between I-69 to the Oakland County line south of Goodrich will be resurfaced with one-and a half inches of asphalt starting in early May, with the projected completed by June 26....more >>

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Silver Tsunami: Community not ready for wave

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A 'Silver Tsunami' will sweep over Oakland County soon. This natural phenomenon is predicted as the baby boom generation comes of age. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council met May 3 and presented a year-long data study examining the social, economic, and quality of life impact that the wave of older adults will present in the county....more >>
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The former world's strongest man comes to Ortonville

Bill Kazmaier, 3-time "World's Strongest Man," will be in town this week. The 6'3," 315-pound Alabama resident who first won the title 30 years ago, will promote health and fitness from 3-5:30 p....more >>

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Township Park Club forming

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A new group is forming to move development of the park forward in challenging economic times. An organizational meeting of the Brandon Community Park Club will be at 7 p....more >>

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TTFN: Text no more

Michigan lawmakers pass bill banning texting while driving; new law takes effect July 1

Alex Arnold considers himself lucky. The Goodrich High School senior was driving a friend's car over the summer when his phone went off in his pocket. He glanced down for an instant to read the screen and his car swerved over the curb, completely blowing out the right front tire....more >>
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Twp. grass fire chars10 acres, homes spared

Atlas Township firefighters, along with Davison Township, responded to a grass fire at 3:15 p.m. Monday along Gale Road near McCandlish Road. Township Fire Chief Fred Forys said a passerby noticed the fire along Gale Road and attempted to extinguish the blaze with a piece of carpet....more >>

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Wiederman wins school board seat, renewal passes

About 13 percent of district voters turned out to elect Niki Wiederman to the Goodrich School Board of Trustees. Wiederman, a former high school biology teacher and current guidance counselor in the Atherton School District high school, received 829 votes for one four-year term on the Goodrich Board of Trustees....more >>

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'Hello, Robert, we have your lungs, are you ready?'

Debra Buxbaum is celebrating this Mother's Day with a priceless gift— a son who can breathe freely after 24 years of being sick, thanks to a double lung transplant. "There are no words to describe watching your son suffocate in front of you and all you can do is pray," said Debra....more >>

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Complete PC Repair celebrates one year in town

Michael Cameron knows electronics. After seven years in the United States Navy as an electronics technician assigned to a 500-foot destroyer sailing in the west Pacific, followed by a decade stint with General Motors at the Warren Technology Center—Cameron has acquired a vast knowledge of computer technology....more >>
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Ace Hardware coming this summer to Oakwood Plaza

Groveland Township will soon have an Ace. Local owners Robert and Shawn Frisch are anticipating the opening of Ace Hardware, 440 N. Ortonville Road by the first of June in the old True Value Hardware location, which closed in August 2009....more >>

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Aiden Daniel Dunny

Shawn Moralee of Oakland and Jeff Dunny of White Lake are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Daniel Dunny. Aiden was born at 11:55 a.m., Jan. 4, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester....more >>

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Aneurysm suspected by police in township child's death

Brandon Twp.- A 6-year-old boy, who had recently immigrated to the township from Thailand, likely died from a brain aneurysm April 23. According to police reports, deputies responded to a home in the 1500 block of Connell to assist fire department medics at about 4:56 p....more >>

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Board seats, non-homestead renewal on ballot

Two area residents will be on the ballot for one four-year term on the Goodrich Board of Trustees. The polls are open in the Goodrich School District from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., May 4 Name: Niki Wiederman Age: 39 Education: Bachelor of arts degree in general science and social science in 1993 the University of Michigan-Flint....more >>

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District pink slips 21 teachers

More than 100 student, parents, teachers and staff jammed the Goodrich community room on Monday night during the regular meeting to speak out on a host of proposed cuts to balance a budget estimated to be $2....more >>

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Fee hike set, middle school football, cheer to stay

Brandon Twp.- Parents are willing to pay for their kids to play. This finding from a survey sent home with students last week will result in the athletic committee recommending that the school board approve an increase in pay-to-participate athletic fees from the current $150 to $200 annually....more >>

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Former Brandon man faces more CSC charges

More charges have been brought against a former township man accused of sexually abusing the mentally incapacitated man entrusted to his care. Duane Emery Kuerbitz, 49, was originally charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree and one charge of criminal sexual conduct third degree in the case....more >>

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Help still needed for Kearsley Creek Cleanup

Brandon Twp.- Volunteers are still needed for the Kearsley Creek Cleanup, planned for 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 8, with sign-in at the Brandon Middle School event parking lot, 609 S....more >>

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Military

Army Pvt. Jayme-Michael A. Hensley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, Hensley studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics....more >>
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Ortonville Chamber Business Expo 2010

The small business marketplace is anything but small. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, there are an estimated 29.6 million small businesses in the United States employing more than half of the country's private sector workforce, hiring 40 percent of high tech workers and include 52 percent home-based businesses....more >>

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Pogue set to run for Wolverines

State champion cross country runner Taylor Pogue has set her sights on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The Goodrich high school senior signed with the Wolverines last Monday in the GHS counseling office....more >>

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Support needed for Teens & Seniors, Rocking & Raking

Brandon Twp.- In a week, more than 200 volunteers will clean about 48 yards, wash windows and do light chores for senior citizens and disabled adults in the township. Jeannie McCreery, who has organized the annual effort now known as "Teens and Seniors, Rocking and Raking," is amazed at how many want to help and is happy to provide the opportunity....more >>

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Time to talk spring turkey

Brandon Township resident Jeremy Skibo, 38, has hunting in the northern Oakland County area for more than 20 years. For the past five years Skibo has hunted turkey on private land in the township....more >>

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Village home to be demolished as part of NSP

Ortonville- Village officials are moving forward with plans to have the home located at 21 Church St. demolished. "Our attorney has indicated that it's OK to proceed as soon as we get the asbestos abated and the gas lines removed," said Interim Village Manager Larry Brown....more >>

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Village traffic light update costly, better option sought by council

Ortonville- The village council is seeking a less costly option to removing the traffic light that has operated at Mill and South streets for more than a quarter of a century. During their April 26 meeting, councilmembers discussed a proposal received from the Road Commission for Oakland County for removal of the existing signal....more >>
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'Don't take no for an answer'

Groveland Twp.- Tiffany Topie knew something was wrong. Her son Geno was just 5-weeks-old and couldn't keep food down. The baby was spitting up, vomiting and even went a week without eating....more >>

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'Thank You For All You've Done For Me'

Brandon Twp.- The teen years are often looked upon by both parents and children as a trial to get through, but Lynne Kishel Huff promotes it as a time to celebrate in her new book....more >>
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Local recalls longtime friendship with Harwell

Brandon Twp.- Baseball fans around Michigan grieved the death this week of Ernie Harwell, the beloved long-time Detroit Tigers baseball broadcaster. Locally, township resident Ward Stoddard remembered Harwell as not just the voice of Tigers baseball, but as a great person and friend of his for four decades....more >>
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Palin rallies Clarkston conservatives

Sarah Palin's Saturday visit to Clarkston focused some welcome attention on the area, said residents in attendance. "We get ignored for all the southern states," said Judy Tully of Clarkston, who said she found Palin's speech at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Mt....more >>

Loyalty a factor

Statements conflict on merit-based hirings

According to Superintendent Al Roberts, selection of Clarkston's new deputy superintendent and human resources director was to be based on specific profiles developed for the district, not familiarity....more >>
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Mother's Day Charity ride with Flying Rhinos

Mothers of the Clarkston area, are you looking for some fun on Mother's Day? How about a bike ride? Flying Rhinos Cycling Club (FRCC) and non-profit organization Lend a Helping Hand (LAHH) are teaming up for this year's 26th annual "Back 40" Mother's Day ride challenge....more >>

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Campaign kick off in Clarkston

For Kande Ngalamulume, Democrat candidate for U.S. Congress, Clarkston was just the spot to kick off his campaign. "I love the people of Clarkston and north Oakland County," said Ngalamulume, May 6, in front of 5 S....more >>
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Clarkston kids show they care with a cow

A cow is just the thing for a family in need in a developing country, so that's what Clarkston Junior High students bought. "They are really proud of themselves and they should be," said Claudia Keglovitz, teacher....more >>
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Learning to find relief from joint pain

The community learned about the latest in orthopedics from the experts, at the Relief from Joint Pain seminar, April 21. Orthopedic surgeons and therapists with Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery and McLaren Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in Independence Township presented the free community seminar at the Clarkston Medical Building....more >>
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Church fun day for women with expo

Hey Ladies, do you need some fun and relaxation? Check out the Women's Expo held at Bridgewood Church on May 8. "We'd like all the ladies in this Northern Oakland County area to attend," said Shawna Jasso, event co-coordinator....more >>

Honor cancer survivors at Relay

Local cancer survivors and loved ones spend the weekend together, May 15-16, at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Clarkston. "Relay For Life is a place where you can go to share your story without saying a word," said Gail Engdahl, Relay For Life of Clarkston survivorship chair....more >>
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Skater performs in annual ice show

Despite change of coaches, new choreography requirements, and family stress, Clarkston ice skater Kate Manzagol earned a feature performance at the Onyx Suburban Skating Academy's 10th annual ice show in Rochester, May 1-2....more >>

Youth honored by CAYA

More than 100 Clarkston students were recognized with Youth Assistance Awards by the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance. The students include: Danielle Adkins, Maya Alalouf, Marina Anderson, Robert Areden, Mackenzie Bedor, Sam Bell, Ellie Berry, Maria Boten, Michael Campbell, Robby Carson, Jenna Cruz, Jenica Dabrowski, Quinn Dabrowski, Lauren Davis, Tyler DeCoster, Ekta Dhir, Kate Doty, Miriam Elson, Kiley Ferer, Joshua Fox, Michael Gapczynski, Anna Gencay, Anna Gray, Lee Green, Corrin Gualtieri, Jamie Hacker, Erika Hahne, Dylan Hancook, Mackenzie Hannon, Abby Hartman, Rachael Havens, Ben Helgeson, Jan Helgeson, Megan Hibbard, Hayley Hopkinson....more >>
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Church celebrates 125th anniversary

BY KAREN SMITH Special to the Clarkston News St. Trinity Lutheran Church in Independence Township, one of only two churches in the United States with that name, will mark its 125th anniversary with a celebration, May 23....more >>

Clarkston singer at Oakland Town Hall

Chuck White of Clarkston performs A Journey of Life Through Music, 10:30 a.m., May 12, at Oakland Town Hall, St. George Cultural Center. His songs are about loved ones, Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, troops overseas, and other life topics....more >>
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Key to his success

For Lou Hagar of Washington, a key turn was good for a new $2,000 lawn tractor. "I was shocked," said Hagar, winner of a Cub Cadet tractor at Weingartz' Field of Dreams Giveaway, April 17....more >>

Mt. Zion dancers earn first

The Mt. Zion School of Performing Arts competition teams recently earned first place in all categories in which they competed at the Encore Dance Competition. Encore is a national dance competition with regional competitions throughout the Untied States....more >>
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Pink tulips bloom with hope at Clarkston Elementary

Hope blooms anew with Clarkston Elementary School's Pink Tulip Project. Students planted 500 tulips in honor of Sandy Winn, media specialist at the school. The "Mrs. Winn will WIN!" garden, planted this past October, is a symbol of hope and renewal for cancer patients and their families, said Patty Walters, fourth grade teacher....more >>
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Pre-schoolers helps HAVEN

A School for the Mind and Body joins with Two Men and a Truck to help local mothers in need in the "Movers for Moms" program. Preschool students and staff are collecting essential items for women staying at HAVEN in Pontiac, including soap, shampoo, and other health and beauty items, formula, diapers, and other items for babies, and kitchen and cleaning products....more >>

Treasures and Treats in Davisburg

Neighbor for Neighbor hosts Treasures and Treats spring fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, Hart Community Center in Davisburg's Mill Pond Park. All proceeds from the sale of one-of-a-kind items and baked goods will be used to provide food, clothing, and financial assistance to area families in need....more >>
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Village players explore funny side of romance

Whether you're single, just started a relationship, or been married for years, the sweet romantic comedy "Almost Maine," performed by Clarkston Village Players is a play everyone can relate to....more >>
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Dancers take home more than gold from competition

BY DENISE MARNZAGOL Special to the Clarkston News Premier Pointe Dance Company, Bella Pointe's competition team, earned 15 awards, including six gold, three high gold, and Top Choreography for "Slow Me Down" in competition, March 27....more >>
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Picking up for the Earth

Students at Clarkston Elementary celebrated Earth Day, April 22, learning about recycling, the environment, and heading outside to pick up trash around their school....more >>

Tea Party returns to Depot Park

Carl G. Knaus returns to Clarkston's Depot Park, 3-5 p.m., May 15, with the Saving America Tea Party Tour. "We have a master plan to take our country back, to restore freedom in America," said Knaus, Clarkston resident organizing Tea Party stops around Oakland County....more >>

News Briefs

Day of Prayer

St. Daniel Cathollic Church hosts the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Thursday, May 6. Clarkston area churches and community groups gather at the church, 7010 Valley Park Drive, west of M-15 and south of I-75, to pray for local and national leaders....more >>

Food drive in the mail

Clarkston area mail carriers collect food for those in need, Saturday, May 8, during their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The food drive is a national partinership of Campbell Soup, U....more >>

Clarkston police millage tabled

Clarkston City Council discussed possible police millage ballot language at the April 26 meeting. The two options presented was a proposal to levy the current 13.2 city operating millage to a rate of 15 mills or the second was to levy to 20 mills, neither were a direct "police millage....more >>

Committee to raise funds for 'Pappas Hall'

The committee to change the name of city hall to honor longtime former village/city clerk, treasurer, and manager Artemus Pappas is in the process of finalizing the design concept and choosing the sign maker....more >>

Community golf outings

Clarkston Area Youth Assistance hosts its 17th Annual Golf Outing, 8 a.m., Friday, June 18, Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybee Road. Four-person scramble. Individual golfing fee is $99, for 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages on course, contests, door prizes....more >>

Angels Place Race

Registration is open for this year's Angels Place Race, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22. Organized by Paul and Maggie Maxwell of Clarkston in 2008, the 5K Run/Walk begins at St. Daniels Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive....more >>

Spring Clean-up in Springfield Township

Springfield Township's Spring Clean-Up Day is 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Springfield Oaks Youth Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road. Proof of residency or property ownership required....more >>

White Lake Road due for construction

White Lake Road from Clement Road to Dixie Highway in southeast Independence Township is set for resurfacing, according to Road Commission for Oakland County. Road work is set to start May 17, and continue until Sept....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "She's Mom to more than her own" Amy Beattie of Clarkston was a Sunday School teacher at Clarkston United Methodist Church, classroom mom at Cedar Crest Academy, volunteered with Clarkston Youth Assistance and taught English as a second language for Clarkston's adult education program, in addition to raising two sons with her husband, Tom....more >>
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Business, but not 'as usual'

The Lake Orion Review is partnering with our community of entrepreneurs and small businesses to network, exchange information and help one another succeed. The Coffee Club meets Fridays, 7:30 a....more >>
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Art with heart

'Artunes' expands for May 22 event at Bald Mountain

rth grader who said 'Love the hair,'-- make Chizzy laugh. Others are touching. "I'm an emotional person," he said. "It takes me a long time just to get through them." But more importantly, the letters let him know his message is getting across when he spends time demonstrating his art in local elementary schools....more >>
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Look, mom, we're ONTV!

Your local source for print news has gone digital. The Lake Orion Review and Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) renewed an old partnership to get Lake Orion news to the public, not just in ink, but on TV....more >>

Gone:Promise of 118 'Good jobs with good benefits' slips from Orion's grasp

The ax fell Monday. The big manufacturer isn't coming to Orion with its jobs, its tax revenue, or anything else. The company, in fact, has flat-out changed its mind about the project that, just weeks ago, appeared to hold great promise for Orion....more >>
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Don't give up!

Hope is not lost with comotose loved ones

By Leah Yanuszeski, Review intern Greta Emling, an Oxford dental hygienist, never thought herself to be a writer. That is, until she met Phyllis K. Klenk and her husband. Klenk, after a brain bleed, went into a coma....more >>

Township's last liquor license in limbo

Board members say they'd prefer to grant license to business with more 'economic benefit' to township

Michael Becker got a little choked up Monday as it became clear he wouldn't get his liquor license. Not tonight. "It's always been a dream of mine to make this business successful," said Becker, who opened Pizzariffic on Baldwin Road in Orion Township about two years ago, and recently made a request for the township's last available Class C liquor license....more >>

FISH food pantry under new management

A changing of the guard concerning Oxford/Orion FISH is due to take place at the end of this month. Valarie Cass, who's been the nonprofit group's pantry coordinator for the last six years, is stepping down and handing the job over to Sandy Klersy and Kelly Fuller....more >>
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Help 'stamp out hunger'

Together, we can "stamp out hunger." That's what letter carriers all over the country are telling their customers about their food drive campaign this Saturday, May 8. It's the biggest one-day drive in the nation, and to help out, residents simply need to leave nonperishable, unexpired canned and boxed food items in their mailboxes for Saturday's pickup....more >>

Sink or swim?

Council debates swim and lifeguard programs

A dip in Lake Orion can be cool and refreshing, something village council members might have needed after a hot debate on keeping lifeguards in Green's Park. A narrow 4-3 "unofficial" vote directed the administration to keep lifeguards safe from pending budget cuts facing the village this year, though the program will be back up for consideration next year, said council president Ken Van Portfliet....more >>
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'Mums for mom' a success!

The teaser Farmers Market day was a flowering success. The word from market Manager Kathy Wieland: over 420 people attended the pre-Mom's Day Sale on May 5. And that's a good number, she says, considering the weather and the fact that the regular Farmers Market does not open until May 26....more >>
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Shake, rattle and...Mass-a-saw'-ga!

Learning about Rattlesnakes in Orion

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes are shy, secretive and seldom-seen creatures. But they're here. "We've had confirmed sightings in Orion Oaks Park," said Kathleen Dougherty, an educational resource specialist with Oakland County Parks....more >>
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Girl scouts help furry friends

Fifth grade St. Joseph School Junior Girl Scout Troop worked tirelessly this school year to earn their Bronze Award in scouting. This group of young ladies include Katie Spengler, Mary Riss, Anna Traczinski, Sarah Falkowski, Lauren Gaule, Claire Thomas and Serena Bianchi....more >>

Mandatory water restrictions now in place

Effective May 1 through Sept. 30, Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion are asking water customers with automated sprinkler systems to follow Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in an effort to control future water rate increases....more >>

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Twp. to collect village taxes The village council unanimously passed a proposal at their May 10 meeting, allowing Orion Township to mail and collect village tax bills. Letting the township take care of the legwork will cost $5 per parcel, but end up saving the village thousands in the long run, officials said....more >>

New restaurant on the menu for Lake Orion

Village council grants liquor license

There's a new man in town, and he brought some money, some cooking experience and an idea for a new restaurant with him. Ferdinand Deda, a Troy resident and owner of 453 S. Broadway – the empty building between McDonald's and TCF Bank – says he envisions a family-style restaurant, serving up Italian, Greek and American food....more >>
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Cultivating kindness: Community garden unites neighbors

There's a patch of tilled up soil on Stoney Creek just west of Adams Road that's taking the meaning of "homegrown" to a whole new level. For now, the soil looks like, well, dirt. But soon the sprouts of squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, carrots and 18 other fruits and vegetables will turn into nearly seven tons of food, and given to local charitable organizations and residents in need....more >>
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Stocking the shelves

It was a busy day Saturday at the Oxford-Orion FISH food pantry in Thomas. Volunteers unloaded and shelved a total of 16,200 pounds in non-perishable food items to be distributed to local individuals and families in need....more >>

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End of the line for bus drivers?

District seeks bids for transportation services

Now that custodial services have been privatized, Oxford Schools is looking to outsource its busing as well. On April 30, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) were sent to five companies, headquartered both in and out of state, that provide student transportation services, according to Tim Loock, assistant superintendent of business and operations....more >>

Potential bidders for bus services

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, First Student, Inc. transports 4 million students to and from school every day in more than 1,500 districts across the United States and Canada. The company has more than 60,000 school buses and 68,000 drivers....more >>

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Public tells council no tax hike

Members of the public filled the Oxford Village Council chambers Tuesday night and although only a few spoke, the message was quite clear – they don't want a tax increase. "Any increase is just totally unacceptable; this council should be looking at a reduction," said Jan Drogosch, a village resident and former council member....more >>
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Starbucks closing, space for lease

Java lovers will have to find their daily caffeine fix somewhere else in Oxford because Starbucks Coffee is closing. It appears the rumors are true that the Seattle, Washington-based coffeehouse chain is leaving its home of 11 years in the Oxford Professional Center located at 51 S....more >>
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Fish local streams with an expert

Bumper sticker wisdom holds that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. But when you earn a living by fishing, as Jason Davis does, every single day is a good day, regardless of how they're biting....more >>
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Benefit to help pay crash victim's medical bills

Local residents are being called on to help support an Oxford woman who is in need following a near fatal car accident she was involved in back in March. American Legion Post #108 in Oxford is hosting a dinner to benefit Franny Strokes, who sustained life-threatening injuries when she was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck March 19 while making a left turn into the Golden Nugget restaurant....more >>
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Turf Day garners media coverage for blue turf

Just like the mail, not even the wind, rain or hail could stop the Field Turf Committee from showcasing Turf Day to the people of Oxford on Saturday in Centennial Park. Dressed in their "Got Turf?" shirts and raincoats, the group spent over eight hours outdoors kicking off their fund-raising efforts for the blue synthetic turf they want installed at Oxford High School....more >>
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1792: Charles Babbage, English mathematician who perfected the calculating machine.
1891: Henry Miller, American writer.
1893: Mao Tse-tung, founding father of the People's Republic of China.
December 26th
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1945: The United States, Soviet Union and Great Britain, end a 10-day meeting, seeking an atomic rule by the UN Council. The bomb that ended World War II.
1953: The United States announces the withdrawal of two divisions from Korea.
1962: Eight East Berliners escape to West Berlin, crashing through gates in an armor-plated bus.
1966: Dr. Maulana Karenga celebrates the first Kwanza, a seven-day African-American celebration of family and heritage.
1979: The Soviet Union flies 5,000 troops to intervene in the Afghanistan conflict.