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Brewery 'ok'

Village clears way for downtown restaurant

As of Monday's Village Council meeting, the 51 N. Brewing Company has jumped its first hurdle on the path to opening. The motion to allow the company's owner to seek a brewer's license, wine-makers license and entertainment license was previously denied to owner Don Eindhart at the meeting on June 27....more >>
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Orion tickets church for 'Free Food' sign

In the last month, New Beginnings Baptist Church has given away 28 tons of free food to area families in need. And, while they are not looking for anything in return, they've received many smiles and thanks from grateful people, plus two tickets from Orion Township....more >>
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'Project People' teens helping those in need

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Every once in a while students gather to do good deeds in the community, usually through a church group or school. Sometimes they tug on the heart and bring a sense of pride to the reader....more >>

Busy weekend for law enforcement

Law enforcement officials in the Lake Orion area are cracking down on breaking and enterings -- even being alert to stop possible wrong doings before they happen. According to reports this week, Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a Lapeer Road gas station after the business' alarm triggered....more >>

Building director back from 60 day suspension

Independence Township Building Director Dave Belcher is back to work, after receiving a 60 day suspension with no pay for refusal to repay $3,000 in bonuses. "I'm happy to be back and put the other stuff behind me and move forward," Belcher said....more >>

Smokey fire quickly put out, cause unknown

Conklin Drive was the site of a fiery scene the evening of July 20, when a vacant home in the 700 block caught fire. A neighbor reported the fire. Authorities arrived at 6:21 p.m....more >>
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Hockey coach vacuum quickly filled

Following a very successful season, Pat Cherry has retired from his post as head of the Lake Orion High School Varsity Hockey Team. The vacant spot did not remain open long. Nick Field, former JV Hockey Coach, has taken the reigns, ice-Dragons, bringing with him his coaching staff....more >>

'Calling' started Celtic Cove & Catholic Bookstore

By Katelyn Crain Intern for The Review Bridget Regan-Kelly felt a calling to start a Catholic bookstore and that is exactly what she did, while staying true to her roots. Celtic Cove & Catholic Bookstore is located on West Flint Street in downtown Lake Orion....more >>

News brief

The Lo-down on Downtown

E. Flint St is still on target of being closed between Anderson and Orion Rd/Miller for milling, concrete base repair and resurfacing. One lane will be open for emergency vehicles and local residents only....more >>

News Briefs


Coffee hour At 9 a.m., Aug.26, 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 >>


Village council approves road construction projects

Ortonville- Three roads in the village will get a much-needed makeover in the next month. During their July 25 meeting, the village council unanimously approved the Florence Cement Company of Shelby Township to do road improvements on Pond Street, Varsity Drive, and a portion of James Street....more >>


Brandon Township seeks polling place update grant

Brandon Twp.- The township will pursue a grant to update five of six polling places and make them compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The federally funded Access for All Grant is provided by the Help Americans Vote Act, and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis....more >>


Sixth Annual Kayla O' Mara Memorial Road Race

Erin O' Mara is excited for the new addition to the Sixth Annual Kayla O' Mara Memorial Road Race. Inspired by Goodrich resident Scott VanSumeren, the race will be adding a handcycle division in the 10K race....more >>


OCEF school supplies drive

Brandon Twp.- Back to school shopping can be exciting for some families, as children choose new outfits for the fall and buy new backpacks, notebooks, pencils and more. But for families struggling to make ends meet, back to school time means financial stress and anxiety....more >>
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High temps, high miles no problem for bikersDad, daughter team up for 317-mile Michigander Bicycle Tour

Devyn Ryan was single-minded when she was biking more than 300 miles in temperatures that shot up to 100 degrees. She thought of one thing and one thing only: Crossing the finish line....more >>


Goodrich Council Voters Guide Goodrich Village Council candidates Choose one

Name: Franklin First Age: 42 Years in the village: 23 Education: H.S. diploma Occupation: Skilled machinist Government-related experience: Boardmember on Mill Pointe Shores Homeowners Association Why are you running for village council? I feel I can do a better job than the members of the current council, along with trying to bring a higher level of integrity to the village government....more >>
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Locals fire up Harleys for Sturgis

Riders head West. Ortonville businessmen Bob Wilk and Ron Brosseau will fire up their Harley-Davidsons and travel 1,256 miles west on I-90 to join more than 500,000 motorcyclists who converge between Aug....more >>


Tripp resigns from school board

Goodrich-Less than a week after Mike Tripp was replaced as school board president, he announced his resignation from the school board effective July 31 after serving more than 16 years....more >>
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Governor, representative recall drive comes to area

Dennis Martin was doing what he called "one-stop shopping" on the public right-of-way near Goodrich High School, 8029 S. Gale Road, on Tuesday morning. Martin pulled his vehicle off the road when he saw signs reading "Recall Snyder" and "Recall Scott....more >>

Team Depot supports Orion Art Center

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Lake Orion residents take pride in supporting local businesses, through rain, snow, and less than perfect street construction. The last week of June, it was the Orion Art Center's turn to be supported....more >>

News brief

Learn to 'pitch' horseshoes

The Lake Orion Horseshoe Club will give free lessons on how to 'pitch' horseshoes tonight (Wednesday) during the Downtown Lake Orion Farmers' Market. The market is open from 2 to 7 p....more >>

Auxiliary earns award for packing parties

Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 recently accepted an award from Active Service Soldier Dave Zanin home on leave from Afghanistan for the birth of his second child for exceptional work of supplying his entire unit with care packages from their tri-yearly packing parties fir the troops....more >>

News 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 >>


Miracle Boxes at BB&E

On July 8, hundreds gathered at Crossman Park for Beets, Beats & Eats for the third annual Miracle Boxes packing night. The event was sponsored by Coats Village Funeral Home, 135 South St....more >>
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Island in the Sun—for tanning choices

Brandon Twp.- Summer is the time for tans, but you don't have to bake in blistering temperatures to get brown. At Island in the Sun, 1591 S. Ortonville Road, new owner Kayla Peck offers spray tanning or clients can achieve nice even skin tones by using one of seven tanning beds with four levels for beginning to experienced tanners....more >>



Maybe it was the borrowed golf shoes. Maybe it was the used Titleist driver. Or maybe just a few lucky bounces. Any which way, Zack Doyen played the par four, 352-yard, sixth hole at Brentwood Golf Course to perfection on July 15 with a hole-in-one....more >>


New pastor at Lakeview Community Church

John Grimshaw was formally installed as pastor of Lakeview Community Church,10023 S. State Road, Goodrich on July 10 with Bishop John Zuck officiating the service. Grimshaw was originally involved in various music ministries to churches throughout Michigan....more >>


Board cuts extracurricular positions, block scheduling

In just one meeting the Goodrich School board chopped $250,000 from the school budget. The Goodrich School Board voted 5-2 on Monday night to eliminate the district's paid extracurricular positions and make them unpaid volunteer positions....more >>


Brandon School board election deadline Aug. 16

Brandon Twp.- The deadline for filing to be placed on the November ballot as a candidate for school board trustee is 4 p.m., Aug. 16. Voters will select two district residents to fill two open seats on the school board this fall as Luke Frye and Kevin McClellan complete their terms ending Dec....more >>


A Martian forever: Al Martus remembered

For more than two decades, Athletic Director Al Martus guided Goodrich Martians on the field. On July 18, the stellar leader, who had a career highlighted by eight state championships, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer....more >>


Brandon teen fuels up to play national ambassador

Brandon Twp.- Living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same comes with unexpected perks sometimes, as township resident Tyler Kwapis has learned. As one of the nine teens selected to be national ambassadors for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, the 13-year-old flew in a plane for the first time, toured Washington, D....more >>
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'You get to see the best and worst of yourself'

On Bekka Seelbach's second day in Belize, she found a scorpion above the toilet and a tarantula in the shower. "By the third day, I wanted to cry," she said, noting that was the day she was also attacked by biting fire ants....more >>
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Local dresses,donates dozens of dolls

Brandon Twp.- On two beds in Ann Harvey's township home, dozens of baby dolls, maybe 60 in all, are lined up in rows. Some have bonnets, others wear pants or blouses trimmed with lace, a few even have their shoes on, but all are works in progress....more >>


The votes are in for Best of the Best

In May and June, area residents were asked to vote for their favorite businesses—from best auto dealership to best pizza to best restaurant. The responses from many of our more than 28,000 readers were tallied....more >>


New leadership for school boards

It was time for a change. Both Brandon and Goodrich will have new school board presidents at the helm. After his election to the Goodrich School Board in 2003, Tim Zirnhelt will now serve as president....more >>


Judge nixes council meetings

The Goodrich Village Council has been ordered not to conduct meetings until after the Aug. 2 election. That's the word from 7th District Court Judge Geoffrey Neithercut, who decided Monday to halt further council meetings following a challenge by village resident Cynthia Beebe-Johnson....more >>
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Area sizzles

Baby, it's hot outside. How hot? It's so hot Sue Storrs' weeds are dying. "I've never seen that," laughed the Goodrich resident. "It's horrible. Thank goodness I have air conditioning and a pool....more >>

Wiffle-ballers tournament raises money for Veterans' Memorial

The Lake Orion Wiffleball Association (L.O.W.A.) recently hosted the fifth Annual L.O.W.A. Wiffleball Tournament, raising $3,000 for the Orion Veterans Memorial. The tournament was made up of a group of 24 players, mostly high school and college friends....more >>

Lake Orion athletes compete in state track meet

A roster of 26 Lake Orion elementary and middle schools students competed in the State Hershey Track and Field meet on July 8 in Holt. Students who won events at the local Dragon GAP Hershey Meet on June 10 automatically qualified to participate at the State meet....more >>
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Making par

Over 100 youngsters took to the courses at Paint Creek Country Club July 22. Though the heat and humidity beat down on the players, everyone seemed in high spirits despite scores....more >>
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Beat the heat

Nathan Thomason uses a squirter to cool off last Thursday during his visit to the Independence Township Splash Park at Clintonwood Park....more >>

Seven named to burn panel

After receiving almost 20 applicants for the Burn Ordinance Study Group, Independence Township Trustee Larry Rosso narrowed the list down to seven. "I took it upon myself to select two people opposed to the ordinance, two people very much pro ordinance as it exists, and three people who wanted to modify or offer other solutions," Rosso said....more >>

Township superintendent idea revisited

Independence Township Supervisor Dave Wagner missed the last seven regularly scheduled meetings due to illness, and a third of all meetings in 2010. He still receives his full salary of $78,248 per year, as well as car allowance of $600 a month and other benefits....more >>

Eight up for supervisor appointment

Interviews complete, Springfield Township Board meets this week to appoint a new board supervisor. The township board interviewed candidates Marc J. Cooper, former trustee; Virginia Fischbach; Roger Lamont, township trustee; William Leddy, planning commissioner; George Mansour, developer; Collin Walls, former supervisor of 32 years; Neil Willson, planning commissioner; and Paul Zelenak, Lake Orion village manager, July 19 and 25....more >>

Backyard Jam at Bonnie & Clyde

Shari Schulz of Bonnie & Clyde, 7150 N. Main Street, hosts Backyard Jam to Benefit Homes for Our Troops, 4-8 p.m., Aug. 6. "It will be a fantastic afternoon of family fun," Schulz said....more >>
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Creativity set loose at annual camp

Aalayna Green grabbed a colored pencil and deepened the shading on her artwork before the gallery opening at the Teen Art Camp last Thursday. She finished the shading underneath one of the animal eyes of her seven-foot-long creation and put the pencil away....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Staying cool during summer heat wave

When the time came to find relief against last week's high temperatures, reaching over 100 degrees, residents headed to Clintonwood Park. Kids of all ages cooled off at the Spray Park where the water provided a refreshing and fun break from the heat....more >>
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New roof for Masons

It took one day of work to reroof Masons' Cedar Lodge 60, 1 E. Washington Street, July 22. "They did a fantastic job for us it was amazing," said Eric Kimminau, Temple Board treasurer....more >>
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Post carriers awarded for million safe miles

United States Post Office honored three Clarkston mail carriers for a million miles each of safe driving. Receiving the National Safety Council Million Mile Safe Driver Award were Penny Hurford, with 39 years of safe driving; Terri Hendren, 35 years; and Dean Smith, 37 years....more >>

Fun for SCAMPers at Rotary picnic

Rain threatened, but Clarkston SCAMPers, staff, and families still had fun at Clarkston Rotary's picnic for them at Independence Oaks County Park, July 18, preparing lots of food and entertainment....more >>
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Pack of Wolves

Clarkston Junior High School students left a creation behind before school dismissed for the summer. Artists painted a 6-by-4-foot mural of two wolves. The artists were Isabel Acton, Jessica Altene, Mikayla Blaska, Sarah Chandler, Danielle Fenton, Isaac Mansour, Daniel Mattise, Jillian Sanders, Brittany Summers, Jessye Tinson, Nick Tozer, Janine Roemer, Shelby Weiler, Nathan Weinreich and Erica Yeloushan....more >>
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Singer comes home to help dealership

While in downtown Clarkston on July 15, many may have seen a video camera focusing on a blonde driving a red Chevy Camaro and wondered what they were filming for. The answer was John Bowman Chevrolet's new TV commercial....more >>

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Show goes on

Spray Masters Water Ski Show Team perform on Big Lake in Davisburg, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28. Rescheduled from July 21 due to hot weather, the show features a "Three Ring Skircus....more >>

Shake, rattle and roll

Oakland County Sportsmen's Club hosts a Desert Angel Miracle Box Packing Party, 4-7 p.m., Aug. 4. Theme is Shake, Rattle and Roll classic cars and hot rods invited. Suggested items include granola, dried fruit, jerky, crackers, nuts, snacks, cookies, canned or packaged tuna or meats, fruit snacks, instant foods, peanut butter, hard candy, gum, dry beverage mixes, coffee, foot and skin care items, toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, women's personal hygiene items, phone cards, note pads, pens, sun block, blank greeting cards, and plastic wrap bags....more >>

Jerseys still left

Be part of the Clarkston Wolves gridiron gang's third annual Football for a Cure, their pre-season scrimmage game on August 13. T-shirts, jerseys, and polo shirt orders are being taken now through July 29....more >>

Bball dunking contest

Everfresh Juice hosts a best dunking skills contest for basketball players 15 and up Competitors can fill out a form at www.everfreshjuice.com, then upload a video entry at the Everfresh Juice Fan Page on Facebook....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Neighbor alerts family to fire" A Clarkston house on Deerhill Ct. was spared serious damage when the neighbor, Michael Odette, noticed the smoke and took action....more >>
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Got turf?

Last week, workers began installing synthetic blue turf at the Oxford High School football stadium. For more full-color photos of this historic event, please see Page 7. Photo by C....more >>
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Trucking, gravel businesses vandalized

A local business owner is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of whoever's responsible for maliciously vandalizing his trucks. "This was just straight-up breaking stuff for kicks," said Jeff Acton, owner of the Oxford-based Acton Trucking....more >>
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New DDA employee has unique background

Maria Martin had a front-row seat for one of the most important historical events of the 20th century the end of apartheid in South Africa. "To live through that entire era, for me, probably was one of the most life-changing experiences," said the charming 37-year-old Oxford Village resident who was recently hired as the Downtown Development Authority's new part-time administrative assistant....more >>

Paad case dismissed; charges will be reissued

Former Oxford Village Deputy Clerk Marion Patricia Paad no longer has any criminal charges against her for now. On Monday, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren granted a defense motion to dismiss without prejudice all of the embezzlement charges against Paad after the prosecutor indicated he was unable to begin the trial that day as scheduled due to his heavy caseload....more >>
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Saving horses from the slaughter

Carolyn Sanders knows she can't save every horse out there from the slaughterhouse, but she tries her best to rescue as many as she can. "Over 100,000 horses a year are slaughtered because of people who can't afford them or neglect them," said the 37-year-old Pontiac resident who founded and manages the Oxford-based Sand Stone Farm's Rescue Effort....more >>
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Splashing around to beat the heat

Let's face it, last week was absolutely miserable. Between the scorching temperatures in the 90s and the insufferable humidity that made the air feel like an inpenetrable wall of hot jello, it was summer at its worst....more >>

Sheriff: Unlicensed driver crashes car, sends three to hospital

Oakland County Sheriff's Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from Addison Twp. following a single-vehicle accident along Lake George Rd. that sent three juveniles to the hospital during the early morning hours on Monday, July 25....more >>
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Oxford, the turf has landed!

All the wondering, waiting and worrying is over as installation of the much-ballyhooed synthetic blue turf began at the Oxford High School football stadium last week. With temperatures in the 90s all week, sweaty workers braved the sweltered summer sun to ensure Oxford's blue turf will be ready for the big game next month against dreaded rivals, the Lake Orion Dragons....more >>

Boating accident injures teen

A 15-year-old male from Chesterfield Township was hospitalized following a boating accident July 21 on Lakeville Lake. According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, the victim was water boarding when he was struck by the power boat that had been pulling him....more >>
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Lawsuit seeks funds for Roberts' medical care

As Oxford resident Megan Roberts clings to life in hospice, one of her family members last week initiated a lawsuit to secure funds to finance her medical care. Filed by Sandra Bucklin, who is Roberts' aunt and duly appointed guardian, the civil suit is seeking damages from the man who is allegedly responsible for Roberts' condition her father, Robert Brian Kelly....more >>

DDA director criticized for representing biz against board's wishes

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Madonna VanFossen, director of the Oxford Downtown Development Authority, was publicly criticized last week for representing the interests of a local business as opposed to her employer....more >>
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Runners prepping to take on Chicago Marathon

A group of eight Oxford Township residents are training for the biggest run of their lives the Chicago Marathon. "It's something I wanted to do before I turned 40 cross that one off my bucket list," said Kim Vican, 39, who's part of a group of female runners who call themselves the Wolf Pack....more >>

Text presented for Lakeville Cemetery historical marker

Lakeville Cemetery's historical marker is one step closer to completion. Text for their Michigan Historical Marker sign was presented to the Addison Twp. Board of Trustees during their meeting on Monday, July 20....more >>

Golfers sought for firefighters' outing

The Addison Township Firefighters Association is looking for a few good men and women to help participate in their first annual golf outing on Saturday, July 30 at Copper Hills Golf Club, located at 2125 Lakeville Rd....more >>
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May competes for Ms. Senior Michigan title

When most people think of pageants, they either think of little girls dressing up and performing on stage to the delight of their parents or women competing for the title of Miss America or Miss Universe....more >>
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New real estate office in town

Home buying or leasing in the Oxford/Addison area has just gotten easier with the addition of Re/Max Blue Ribbon, located at 352 N. Lapeer Rd., to the Oxford community. Owner Valerie Spicer, who has been working in the real estate business for the past eight years, chose to open her Re/Max location in Oxford because of its location along N....more >>
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1900: Helen Hayes, American actress.
1901: Alberto Giacometti, sculptor and painter.
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1863: The first telegraph line to Denver is completed.
1877: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point in New York.Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother George.
1911: Revolution in China begins with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow. The revolutionary movement spread rapidly through west and southern China, forcing the abdication of the last Ch'ing emperor, six-year-old Henry Pu-Yi. By October 26, the Chinese Republic will be proclaimed, and on December 4, Premier Yuan Shih-K'ai will sign a truce with rebel general Li Yuan-hung.
1911: The Panama Canal opens.
1933: At Rio de Janeiro, nations of the Western Hemisphere sign a non-aggression and conciliation treaty. President Roosevelt adopts a good neighbor policy toward Latin America and announces a policy of nonintervention in Latin American affairs at the December 7th International American Conference at Montevideo, Uruguay.