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Hair Today . . .

. . . Gone tomorrow! Kristina Osterman, 11, has had her hair cut (again) for the Locks of Love program. Kristina, who will be entering the 7th grade this fall at Waldon Middle School donated about a foot of hair to be made into wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to illness....more >>

Wildwood operations finalized

The amphitheater commonly known as Wildwood now has a name and guess what: it's still Wildwood. In addition to officially naming the venue as The Wildwood of Orion, a number of other important issues regarding the structure were mulled over and concluded on July 5 at the Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting....more >>
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Remembering LS Foods' Leo Sabatini

With a little help from our friends

Last week The Review brought readers the sad news of Leo Sabatini's passing, at the age of 94. He died on July 1, 2011 (a Friday) and as soon as we received the notice, we posted on The Review's Facebook page....more >>

Pounding the Pavement

Downtown businesses will be approached July 21

It has been a long (LONG) time in the making, but downtown Lake Orion is looking good. After months of tore up streets, sidewalks and lights; after all the dust, pounding, crumbling and grumbling, the Streetscape Project is wrapping up....more >>

Village clerk wins state award

One employee of Lake Orion Village has been honored at the state level. Thanks to her diligence, organizational skills and persistence of improvement, Arlene Nichols, Lake Orion Village Clerk of over 15 years, has been awarded the 2011 Village Clerk of the Year award from the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks....more >>
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15-year-old Orion entrepreneur is 'thinking outside the box'

By Katelyn Crain Intern for The Review It's hard to imagine owning your own business at the age of 15. Some people would even call it crazy, but to Jacob Woloson, a Lake Orion High School sophomore, it's just another everyday thing....more >>

Summer doesn't slow FISH's need for food

Hunger doesn't take the summer off. That's the basic message Oxford-Orion FISH is trying to promote as it seeks donations to bulk up its depleted food pantry, which provides free groceries to local families and individuals who have fallen on hard times....more >>

Area woman caught stealing from aquantaince

Oxford resident Patricia Osborn was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering on July 11. Osborn, 46, is charged with stealing from an E. Jackson Street home with the knowledge the homeowner was absent....more >>

Man arrested on third-time OWI offense

On the evening of July 6, a complainant on S. Broadway called LOPD to notify them of two men shouting profanities in the area of the Rustic Cabins. The brief investigation would lead to the arrest of Kandy Jones of Pontiac for a third offense of operating while intoxicated....more >>
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'Tesori means treasures in Italian' and it's in downtown

By Katelyn Crain Intern for The Review You know those stores which have that cozy feeling when you walk in -- a store you could walk around in for hours? That's the exact feeling Tesori Gifts gives to people....more >>

Leo's Coney will rise again

Popular restaurant will be 1,000 square feet larger

Rest assured fans of Leo's Coney Island - the restaurant is not being torn down. Rather, because of the high demand shown by Orion residents, Leo's owners are redesigning the building, giving it a new facade, interior and around 1,000 extra square footage....more >>

School project leads LO mom to start new biz

By Katelyn Crain Intern for The Review The idea began with a simple search of children's stationery paper. Carey Grund's mother looked all over for stationery that would be suitable for her six-year-old granddaughter....more >>

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Ortonville Recreation Area

By Ashley St. Aubin Staff Writer From 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., July 19, at the Brandon Township Public Library, the Ortonville Rotary Club is hosting the Ortonville State Recreational Rangers to discuss untapped resources at the state park....more >>

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Senior facility OK'd; August construction eyed

Goodrich- The village council unanimously approved the final site plan for two senior citizen facilities, paving the way for construction to begin next month. "I would say that this is the highest value commercial project in the Village of Goodrich in more than 10 years," said Bill Delaney, the interim planning and zoning administrator for the village on the project, known as The Pines of Goodrich....more >>

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Briefs

Coffee hour At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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School board takes aim at big cuts, talk with teachers

We want to talk. That's the latest message from the Goodrich Schools administration to the Goodrich Education Association —which represents about 100 district teachers. "This is a difficult financial time," said John Fazer, district superintendent....more >>

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Church nixes 9-1-1 tower, county seeks site

Close, but no tower. By a 33-27 secret ballot on Sunday, the voting members of the Christ Lutheran Church rejected a proposal by the Lapeer County 9-1-1 to construct a tower on a section of church cemetery....more >>

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Schummer steps down as school board president

Brandon Twp.- Debbie Schummer has resigned as school board president, citing conflict with Superintendent Lorrie McMahon. Although she is relinquishing her post as president, Schummer will continue to serve on the board through her term that ends in 2012....more >>
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Destination: Guatemala

Guadalupe Zamora Lopez believes the means of breaking poverty is education. Born and raised in a poor village in Guatemala, Guadalupe was offered an opportunity to escape his situation and go to college with the help of missionaries....more >>
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Team Alliance:Next stop Mackinac

Lake Huron is the third largest fresh water lake in the world—just over 23,000 square miles. Sailing the expanse of water in about 50 hours is a great accomplishment—one that Hadley resident Paul Heumaier has done 17 times....more >>

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Library cuts to impact hours

Brandon Twp.- Every summer, the library is closed on Sundays and when school begins in September, the library is once again open seven days a week. Not anymore. In fact, come January, the library will be open to patrons only five days a week....more >>

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Despite battles, recalls, lawyers Goodrich operating efficiently CPA Karl Haiser: There is no basis for any allegations of deficit spending or loss of fund balance.'

Goodrich- Not only did the village not have a loss of fund balance for the fiscal years ending in June 2009 and June 2010, they actually increased the fund balance between the two years by more than $100,000....more >>

Theatre Camp

The Orion Art Center held its annual Theatre Camp in June. Pictured are several of the campers and counselors performing their play at the end of the week. The camp was led by Susan Berg with the help of Emily Franchy and Bri Lee....more >>

Changing station, nursing tent help summer sizzle

A much needed service to local families was provided at the recent Orion Township Summer Sizzle event. MOPS sponsored a "Diaper Changing Station and Private Nursing Area" tent. Moms and dads who stopped by to change their baby's diaper were thrilled with the clean changing facility, stocked with wipes, hand sanitizer and other basic necessities....more >>

New prayer garden at St. Joe's

Tuesday, June 21 was a good day to be outside. It was such a nice morning that St. Joseph Catholic Church associate pastor Fr. Darrell Roman took the Word outside he invited parishioners to celebrate the 9 a....more >>

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Briefs

Cut-a-thon From 11a.m.-4 p.m., July 10, Grondin's Hair Center, 380 N. Ortonville Road, will host a cut-a-thon with the proceeds going toward Adam Heichel's medical expenses. Adam was in a serious motorcycle related accident and does not have medical insurance....more >>

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Assistant Brandon superintendent resigns McKinney will be Berkshire Middle School assistant principal

Brandon Twp.- Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director Joanna McKinney's last day in the district was June 30. McKinney resigned last month after accepting a position as assistant principal at Berkshire Middle School in the Birmingham School District....more >>

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Briefs

Coffee Hour At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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Brandon School District ekes out 11th hour budget

Brandon Twp.- The school board approved by a 6-0 vote a budget for the 2011-2012 school year on June 30, squeaking in just hours under the state deadline of July 1 and avoiding a shutdown of the district....more >>

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Goodrich Michigan Merit Exam scores sag

The Michigan Merit Exam scores declined or remained unchanged for juniors in the Goodrich School District in 2011, compared to the 2010 test scores. In the 2011 MME results released eariler this month, Goodrich had 66 percent mastery in math, (down 7 percent), 72 percent in reading (down 7 percent), 75 percent in science (even), 86 percent in social studies (down 7 percent) and 60 percent in writing (down 7 percent)....more >>

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Railroads from the Past

The last train left Ortonville April 25, 1931. Only a handful of residents can still recall the era when steel track was the major mode of transportation in Southeastern Michigan. Those interested in learning more about local railroads are invited to attend a special presentation by historian Ken Schramm....more >>
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'A Footpath in Umbria: Learning, Loving and Laughing in Italy'

Brandon Twp.- By her own admission, Nancy Solak is an uptight, nervous person. On a trip to Europe with her husband Richard for their 25th wedding anniversary, Solak was on a train in Italy when she had a moment of clarity....more >>
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2011 Oakland County Fair plenty for the whole family

So far, Alice Lalone is having a pretty decent summer. Not only is the 17-year-old Rochester High School student confident about showing top grade steers and lambs at the upcoming Oakland County Fair set for July 12-17—but she'll do it as the 2011 Oakland County Fair Queen....more >>
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Commission OKs 9-1-1 tower on historic cemetery, church to vote Sunday

Hadley Twp.-Arlene Sapian never imagined the property her family donated to the Christ Lutheran Church to expand the congregation's cemetery could be leased for financial gain. "I would be very disappointed," said Sapian, 92....more >>

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Council names village manager

Ortonville- The village council has unanimously agreed to approve the hiring of John Lyon as the next village manager. He will start work Aug. 1, pending background and reference check approval....more >>
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Weather delays Brandon fireworks

Brandon Twp.- A line of storms that sprang up on July 2 put a damper on the planned Ortonville fireworks. Further confusion arose over the rain date, but ultimately, the show must go on, and did— the next night....more >>

Sunny days and summer time

As the weather continues to stay warm and enjoyable, more people can be seen outside engagain in various activites. From playing basketball to visiting the beach, people are outside doing just about anything! Summer has come and these people have the right idea....more >>
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Fireworks redeux

The Lake Orion fireworks show may have been slain initially by Mother Nature, but it returned better and bigger. While the crowd was a good deal smaller and sparser, an impressive number of attendees made the repeat trek to Green's Park to see the pyrotechnics....more >>

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteers 55 years of age and over can stay active and healthy through the Foster Grandparent Program. Through the national volunteer program, foster grandparents serve special need youth in various settings such as public schools, day care and Head Start centers, juvenile detention facilities, developmental centers, and teen shelters....more >>
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Reward for info leading to robbers' capture

Buscemi's Pizza and Subs of Clarkston offers a $200 reward for information leading to the capture of two robbery suspects. One is described as a white female, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 105 pounds, wearing rusted braclets on her arm, smokes Newport 100, and was last seen in a yellow vehicle believed to be a yellow Jeep that has the word "ARMY" in the back....more >>
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Dancing in the park

Nicole and Rachel Whitmore swing to the music of the Stardusters band, at last Friday's Concert in the Park in downtown Clarkston....more >>

Survey says...

Clarkston Community Schools earned high marks in its latest survey. In the telephone survey of 403 residents, taken in February, 20.9 percent said staff and teacher quality were "particularly good....more >>
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Safety meeting on intersection after walker hit

After hearing a local city resident was struck by a car in the cross walk at M-15 and Clarkston Road, City Manager Dennis Ritter called City Engineer Gary Tressel. "He's already made contact with M-DOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) and the (Oakland County) Road Commission to coordinate a meeting date within the next couple of weeks to talk about the intersection," Ritter said....more >>
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Reader uses colors to tame tumbling text

Learning to read was a struggle for 9-year-old Hannah Rostek of Clarkston. Her parents and teachers worked with her for years, trying to understand why Rostek, a bright, outgoing girl, had trouble deciphering the words sitting there on the page....more >>
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Touring downtown

State Sen. Jim Marleau spent the day touring downtown Clarkston, July 8, sharing news from Lansing and getting some feedback from local business owners. "I was a small business owner myself I know the challenges they face in a struggling economy," said Marleau, representing the 12th District, which includes Clarkston and Independence Township....more >>

Councilman questions city budget increases

Clarkston expects $28,356 added to its $150,000 general fund's fund balance after amendments to its 2011 fiscal year budget. The increase is $5,311 more than last year's amended budget increase of $23,045....more >>

More hours for deputy supervisor

In the wake of Supervisor Dave Wagner's disability leave, Deputy Supervisor Rick Yeager was granted an extra two-and-a-half hours a week. "When the deputy supervisor's contract was renewed by the board, it was renewed for 20 hours each week....more >>

Party planned for semi-centenarians

Scott Eriksson and his fellow Class of 1979 Clarkston High School graduates turn 50 this year a perfect time for a party. "A lot of people bemoan the fact that they've reached the half century mark....more >>
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Boom!

Ooh's and ahh's escaped mouths of children and adults as they watched the fireworks on July 4th. Spectators sitting on Clarkston Community Church's lawn enjoyed the Liberty Fest right before, enjoying free food, music and fun for the whole family....more >>
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Big prizes awarded in Big Deal contests

Christine Schramm, here with her family, won the Big Deal drawing for a big screen TV and Xbox game system in the June Big Deal Giveaway contest. The $1,800 prize package was sponsored by Great Lakes Independent Insurance Agency....more >>
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Honors for Fourth of July home decor

Bob and Mary Alice Cook's home at 81 N. Main Street won first place honors in the Clarkston Fourth of July home decoration contest. The Clarkston Retailers Group judged decorated homes along the Fourth of July parade route, which was something new this year....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Fun on the Fourth of July

Families filled Clintonwood Park, July 4, for a day filled with fun, music, and food at the 2011 Independence Township Festival of Fun....more >>
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Human Sundae

Before Springfield Plains Elementary students headed their different directions for summer break, June 1, all watched the making of a human sundae. The elementary raised over $5,000 for the 2011 SCAMP Walk & Roll....more >>
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Scouts spruce up PATH

Bailey Lake Elementary students from Cub Scout Pack 341 and their families took a day of their summer vacation, June 28, to help the community. They assisted staff and residents of Lighthouse PATH in Pontiac by spreading woodchips around the playgrounds....more >>
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Vets roll out for parade

Three local veterans gathered in uniform for the Clarkston Fourth of July Parade, from left, Frank Quinlin, George Savino and George Thompson....more >>
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Fourth fun for furry friends

Fourth of July celebrations aren't just for humans they're fun for dogs, too! Independence Township's Festival of Fun always includes an intense frisbee catching competition. Clarkston's parade is also popular with our four-footed friends, watching from the side of the street or riding in trucks and cars....more >>

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New officers on school board

Familiar faces are in new roles for the 2011-2012 school year for Clarkston Board of Education. With a 4-3 vote, Monday, Cheryl McGinnis was named board president. Elizabeth Egan took over as board vice-president with a 7-0 vote....more >>

Tee Time

Time to hit the clubs and the green for the 11th Annual Clarkston Football Family and Friends Golf Outing, set for August 5. Registration begins at noon at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston....more >>

Off roading class

Springfield Township Parks and Rec hosts an Off-Road Vehicle Safety class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at Hart Community Center in Davisburg. Topics include safe operating skills, maintenance, operating on different terrain, weather considerations, laws and requirements, proper clothing, personal preparedness and survival skills needed in emergencies....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Nowak says now's his time" Pat Nowak, a Republican from Clarkston, decided to run for Congress. A former county and state government official, Nowak campaigned against longtime Democratic Congressman Dale Kildee (D....more >>
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FD saves apartment bldg. after gas line ruptures

Quick action by the Oxford Fire Department saved a village apartment building from a potentially devastating blaze. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, firefighters were called to the Village Manor Apartments, located off Pontiac St....more >>

General law or charter?

Addison may decide future form of govt.

Addison is seeking input from its residents as to whether it should remain a general law township or incorporate as a charter township. Residents are being asked to attend the 7:30 p....more >>
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Up, up and away in Raya's beautiful balloon

Most folks with a severe fear of heights won't climb a ladder much less go for a ride in a hot air balloon with nothing between them and the ground but a large basket made of woven wicker or rattan....more >>
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Summer doesn't slow FISH's need for food

Hunger doesn't take the summer off. That's the basic message Oxford-Orion FISH is trying to promote as it seeks donations to bulk up its depleted food pantry, which provides free groceries to local families and individuals who have fallen on hard times....more >>

Oles wins Miss Oakland County title

Kelly Oles, 23, of Oxford, is adding yet another crown to her collection. On Saturday night, the 2006 Oxford High School graduate was crowned Miss Oakland County 2011 at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills....more >>

PC wants another public hearing

Folks who missed the first one in June will have another opportunity to speak at a public hearing regarding the Ox Bar & Grill's request to have an outdoor seating area that utilizes a portion of downtown Oxford's Centennial Park....more >>
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Strawberry Festival 59 years old and still going strong

There's no doubt it's one of the oldest community celebrations anywhere in Oakland County and on Saturday, July 16, it returns for the 59th consecutive year. Thousands of visitors from far and wide are expected to converge on downtown Leonard for the annual Strawberry Festival....more >>
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OHS grad views Joplin damage firsthand

Matt Payne, a 1993 Oxford High School graduate, got a firsthand account of the amazing power of mother nature. Payne, who works as the news director for KOAM TV and KFJN TV, was at home in Pittsburg, Kansas, 30 miles north of Joplin, when tornado sirens began going off....more >>
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Warnke takes over as Rotary Club prez

Oxford Rotary has a new commander-in-chief. Businessman Bob Warnke will be assuming the role as president of the Oxford Rotary Club for the upcoming year. Warnke is the owner and president of Warnke Tool, located on Metamora Rd....more >>
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Tons of fun!

A carnival, fireworks, live music, vendors Seymour Lake Township Park was definitely the place to be last week for the Seymour Celebration. An estimated 15,000-plus attended the three-day event....more >>

There's gold in them thar nuts!

By Katelyn Crain Intern for Lake Orion Review Have you ever come up with a delicious recipe, and you're pretty sure you're the only one that ever thought of it? If so, you should seriously think about trademark protecting it....more >>
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What a celebration!

The Seymour Celebration is the absolute pinnacle of summer fun in Oxford Township. The fireworks alone drew thousands upon thousands of people Saturday night. "I've never seen that park so packed with cars," said Parks/Rec....more >>
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Former village president dies

Former Oxford Village President Renee Donovan died on Tuesday, July 5. She was 63 years old. Donovan, who resided in Metamora at the time of her death, served on council from 2001, when she was appointed, until her resignation in May 2006....more >>
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Sights goes from banker to composer

Oxford resident Dennis Sights is closing the door on the banking chapter in his life and is ready to write the next one. Actually, compose would be a more appropriate word. Sights retired after a 40-year banking carreer and went back to one love from his childhood, music....more >>
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1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
1992: Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.