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Oktoberfest

Joe and Barbara of Lake Orion dance to the Bavarian sounds of the Rhinelanders - a band at Canterbury's Oktoberfest that loved playing upbeat German-style music, complete with accordian....more >>

Local activists make impression in Lansing

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor A local group of citizens continues to make quite a bit of noise in Lansing. They are making sure lawmakers hear their deep concerns over the direction of education reform in our state....more >>

Homecoming fun in full swing

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Kings, queens and marching bands. Pep assemblies and cheering in the stands. A parade and dance, powder puff fun and hometown visits as abundant as falling leaves....more >>

LO Project 21 committee goes online

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Project 21 volunteers are talking the talk, so to speak. The 50-60 active members of the committee charged with developing ways to help Lake Orion students acquire the skills needed for success in the 21st Century will soon be using online tools to facilitate problem solving, communication and collaboration amongst themselves....more >>

Caruso Chiropractic celebrates 20 years

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Dr. Sam Caruso knew early on what he wanted to be when he grew up. When he was younger, he would watch his grandfather perform "magic" on friends with sore backs....more >>

Haunted houses arrive to horrify, entertain

October is here, and with it comes frighteningly fun weekend haunted houses, which have already sprouted up around Oakland County. Close to home is Dementia, located at 2600 Club Drive in Rochester Hills, off Barclay Circle....more >>

Local teens Lakeland Players stars

By Megan Bildner Review Intern After 12 hours of auditioning, Waldon Middle School eighth grader Owen Woityra won the lead role of Evan Goldman in "13, A New Musical", produced by the Lakeland Players Association....more >>

Fighting substance abuse

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Substance abuse will take a hit in Lake Orion, thanks to a Drug Free Community grant received by the North Oakland Community Coalition. The drug-free communities program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and is in partnership with the Substance Awareness and Mental Health Services Administration....more >>
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Lions charity pups selected

As the flyer says - The Lake Orion Lions Club's Christmas auction is for everyone, including these pups. Here, Lions Chairman and Secretary Jim Leach and granddaughter Genevieve pose with the nine-week-old Golden Retrever Taylor and the 13-week-old MinPin Heidi....more >>
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A night for royalty

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Healing with help

Sharon Bergman isn't fighting cancer. She isn't battling cancer. What she is doing is healing cancer. "I don't want to be in a battle, I want to be in a healing place," said Bergman, 49....more >>

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Goodrich/Atlas Chamber At 6 p.m., Oct. 11, the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will meet upstairs at the Goodrich Library located at 10237 Hegel Road, Goodrich. All interested businesses are welcome....more >>

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"Ride for the Troops"

From noon-3 p.m., Oct.16 OREA (Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Association) will hold the annual "Ride for the Troops" benefit. This year's donations will be donated to the Desert Angel program, which sends care packages overseas to soldiers....more >>

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Historical Society to host District Judge McNally

At 7 p.m., Oct 19 the Ortonville Historical Society will host retired 52-2 District Court Judge Gerald McNally at the Old Mill located near Mill and South Street, Ortonville. Born in 1932 in Atkinson, Neb....more >>
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Local agent retires after 38 years in insurance

Groveland Twp.- After 38 years of working in the insurance industry, the last 20 years as the owner of the State Farm agency here, Connie Brewer is retiring at the end of this month....more >>

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Brandon man pleads no contest in assault

A Brandon Township man who choked his wife and then fled from police has pleaded no contest to multiple charges. Howard John Dwyer, 48, pleaded no contest Sept. 26 to a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison....more >>

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Changes to Groveland MSP post coming next week

Beginning on Oct. 16, nineteen former MSP posts statewide, including Groveland Township, will convert to detachments, facilities where troopers can start and end their shifts, store property/evidence and meet with the public by appointment....more >>

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Lake Fenton player OK after injury during game homecoming

A Lake Fenton Blue Devils football player is expected to fully recover from injuries he suffered during the Goodrich Homcoming game Sept. 30. With the Martians up 14-0 and 6:09 left in the second quarter, Lake Fenton defensive back Matt Hommer had head-to-head contact with a Goodrich player....more >>
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The Citizen awarded by Michigan Press Association

The Citizen news staff received two awards in the 2011 Michigan Press Association (MPA) Better Newspaper Contest. Members of the Colorado Newspaper Association reviewed 2,542 entries submitted by 102 Michigan newspapers....more >>

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End of the beat

Atlas Twp. resident reflects on four decades of law enforcement

In 1962 Jim Gage was looking for a job. "I came home and my dad had an application for the Detroit Police Department for me," said Gage. "So I just completed it and sent it in—I started to work for Detroit Police in 1962....more >>

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Bullying prevention: Power of 100

Brandon Twp.- Bully, n.—a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. According to bullyingstatistics.org, "statistics show that bullying is on the rise among young adults, teens and children....more >>

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Decision on Goodrich village manager position Monday

Goodrich-On Oct. 5, four candidates for village manager were interviewed during a special village council meeting. Village Councilman Richard Saroli said the field was narrowed down to four after about an hour-and-a-half of deliberations on Sept....more >>

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Twp. board considers cutting elected officials' salaries by half

Brandon Twp.- In the current economy, job eliminations, wage freezes or cuts, and reduced hours and benefits are common. Township employees have taken some hits, with reduced benefits and eliminated jobs....more >>

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LOCS report online

The 2011 Lake Orion Community Schools' annual education report is now available to the public for viewing on the district website (www.lakeorion, k12.mi.us). The report covers MEAP and MME scores for the district, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results, teacher qualification information, state results for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and district and individual building reports....more >>

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Join Curves for free

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both Curves fitness clubs in Lake Orion (207 North Park Blvd. and 3009 South Baldwin Road) are waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year, or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research....more >>

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Halloween Parade

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and anybody else looking for "spooktacular" fun are invited to participate in the Downtown Lake Orion Halloween Parade, October 22. Children of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and walk in the event....more >>
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Front from left: Janeen Sharrow, Franklin Greene, Chloe Palovich, Brandon Deszell, Joey Sharrow and Aketra Sevillian. Back row from left: Rosalyn Ringlein, Dalton LaBean, Ashley Vansumeren, Danny Broughton, Melany Diaz, Nick Nicoloff, English Haught, Isaac Jewell, Shelby Koppinger, and Steven Brauer. The Goodrich Homecoming Court. Photo by Patrick McAbee. (click for larger version)
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Front from left: Tori Grandberry, Hunter Mateer, Matt Sears, McKenna Lacki and Jaelen Miller. Back row from left: Bridget O'Shea, Shane Mahaffy, Destiny Lockhart, Ryan King, Jessica Layman, Isaac Scherer, Audrey Drayton, Matt Smith, Cathryn Cunningham and Brandon Lee. Not pictured: Jared Tiernan. Photo by Patrick McAbee. (click for larger version)

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Chamber Business Expo 2011 Booth registration is open for the 10th annual Ortonville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Brandon High School Cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road....more >>
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Bicyclist rides across America, makes a stop in Goodrich

For Chris Figureida, his mission across the U.S. is "a means to an end." "Exercise, eat healthy, and make a difference" is the message that Figureida gave to students at Reid Elementary on Sept....more >>

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Brandon Library: 'Parents, Kids and Money Matters'

Brandon Twp.- There are only three things that can be done with money, says Nathan Bindschatel. Spend it, share it, or save it. This will be the focus of "Parents, Kids, and Money Matters," a special workshop for parents and children, planned for 7-8:30 p....more >>
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Twenty years of Papa Bella's Pizza

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Mark Bell and Joe D'Anna brought in just $37 the first Tuesday they were open for business as Papa Bella's Pizza, 425 Mill St. "We wondered what we had gotten ourselves into," recalls Bell....more >>

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Interim Village manager selection down to four

Goodrich-The village council convened a special meeting on Sept. 15 to sort through a host of applications for a village interim manager. A total of 17 candidates applied for the interim post, which should last for 90 to 120 days with the potential for a full-time position....more >>

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Church youth leader pleads guilty to indecent exposure

A former church youth leader has pleaded guilty to exposing himself to a child at a Brandon Township campground. Curtis Burkhardt, 44, pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person Sept....more >>

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'Their need isn't less than ours'

Local reflects on Costa Rica mission trip

Monica DeAngelo describes her recent mission trip to Costa Rica as "an emotional roller coaster." "My eyes and heart were taking in so much all at one time," said DeAngelo, owner of Cutting Edge Salon in Goodrich....more >>

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Groveland Twp. fund balance stays strong

Groveland Twp.- In August, Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka, reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit. The board approved the audit ending March 31, 2011....more >>

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Crop Walk participants needed

For the 31st year, walkers in Ortonville will help fight hunger both abroad and at home. This year's annual CROP Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Oct. 2. CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk is a historic walk and one that is celebrated across the nation as communities band together to make a difference in world hunger....more >>

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After two years, justice served

More than two years after Duane Emery Kuerbitz was accused of sexually abusing the mentally incapacitated man for whom he was guardian in Brandon Township, the case is finally reaching its conclusion....more >>
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Climb for a cause

Locals to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro for Compassionate Life

Three days up and two days down. It's soon to be five days to the Roof of Africa—Mt. Kilimanjaro—for a group of five local hikers who will leave on a two-week adventure this month....more >>
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Ready to run

From left, Natalie Benton and Makenna Zantello raise their hands, ready to start the Fun Run at Andersonville Elememtary, Sept....more >>
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Wagner won't go

After six months of sick leave, Independence Township Supervisor Dave Wagner hopes to get back to work the first of the year. "I have no intention of resigning," Wagner said. "If they (doctors) tell me I'm going to be ill and I'll never recover, then at that time I'll have to make that determination....more >>

9 awards for News

Celebrating Michigan Newspaper Week, Michigan Press Association's 2011 Better Newspaper Contest netted the Clarkston News nine awards. Sports writer Wendi Reardon earned four awards, including third place for Sports Writing for her story, "Five grapplers finish All-State at state finals....more >>

Charter-school email churns up opinions

Charles Kennedy of Clarkston signed up with Clarkstoncalendar.org to receive email notices about school closings and other announcements. When he found an opinion piece penned by Superintendent Rod Rock about charter schools, he was upset....more >>

Miracle Box Packing Party

Oakland County Sportsmen's Club hosts a Desert Angel Miracle Box packing party, Thursday, October 6, 4-7 p.m. Along with suggested items,they will collect new men's and women's socks, black only; new men's and women's T-shirts, black, sizes medium and large only; homemade cookies, instant cocoa, Halloween candy and Halloween decorations....more >>
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Homeowners bet on improved market

While hundreds of Clarkston-area homes are still in foreclosure, Cheryl Waring and Lisa Gusman of Clarkston see a turnaround coming. They're acting on it, too. They took a foreclosed property in the City of the Village of Clarkston and renovated it for sale....more >>
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History and heritage

Davisburg Heritage Festival includes two days of activities this year. "It gets bigger every year," said Casey Reed, recreation coordinator, Springfield Township Parks and Rec. "It's a great way for the community to get together and celebrate where we came from....more >>
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Family, friends key to cancer survival

Last year, Clarkston resident Judy Loehne marched in the Relay for Life fund raiser to support her daughter Teresa Wynn's team. Last May, she marched in Clarkston Relay for Life as a cancer survivor....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Superhero run

Before Andersonville Elementary students stretched and started their first lap for their Fun Run on Sept. 28 - they had a mission. They had to get their beloved mascot, Super Eagle, back....more >>
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Author shares sibling story

Clarkston author Dianne Bassett-Giehtbrock found inspiration close to home. "The story came to me over Christmas break," said Bassett-Giehtbrock, author of the picture book "Sissy and Me....more >>
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Pink and Pampered for cancer patients

Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center hosts Pink and Pampered, 4-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Carriage House. They will offer manicures, eyebrow waxing, massages, virtual makeovers, hair feathers, and other services for $10 each....more >>

Players stage 'Wrong'

Is the cliché "opposites attract" true? Find out in Clarkston Village Players latest play, "Wrong for Each Other." "I think it's an enjoyable experience for viewers and somebody to see it," said Joe Saulski, who plays Rudy....more >>
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Homecoming at Our Lady of the Lakes

Zach Nickels of Clarkston and Megan Reddy of Ortonville were crowned 2011 Our Lady of the Lakes Homecoming King and Queen during the evening dance, Sept....more >>

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Howl-o-ween

Clarkston Retailer's Group hosts the second annual Howl-o-ween Event, 12-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, in Depot Park. Registration will be at the Clarkston Flower Shoppe, 7150 N. Main Street....more >>

Friendly Forest

Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Friendly Forest. Hosted by Independence Township Parks and Recreation in partnership with Clarkston Area Optimist Club, the Halloween-themed event is 3-6 p....more >>

Season ends for market

Clarkston Farmers' Market wraps up the 2011 season, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8. Late season produce includes fall flowers, heirloom pumpkins and squash, honey, pies, granolas, coffee, cider and donuts, organic cookies and chips....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Enrollment continues to grow" Enrollment district-wide was up 184 students, most at Clarkston High School. Clarkston High was the third largest in Oakland County, behind Rochester and Troy....more >>
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He's one with the board!

Arin Kubiak, a 2011 graduate of Oxford High School, does some tricks in a makeshift skatepark that was set-up in downtown Oxford's northeast quadrant Saturday. The temporary skatepark was part of the grand opening of Dubz Bikes and Boards (14 N....more >>
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Art stolen from trail

A thief or thieves recently struck the Polly Ann Trail, robbing the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) of a painting and the community of the opportunity to enjoy it. "It's disappointing that someone wants to ruin it for everybody else," said Michelle Hauske, coordinator of the DIA's Inside/Out project....more >>
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First buck is a trophy

For a deer hunter, there's no greater thrill than bagging that first buck, except when it also happens to be a trophy-sized whitetail. Oxford resident Spencer Petoskey, 12, experienced both those thrills on Sunday, Sept....more >>
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Pastor blesses furry friends

A typical church service often contains a fair number of amens and hallelujahs. But the one held Sunday afternoon at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Oxford Village was punctuated by a few meows and woofs....more >>
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Oxford grad appears on dating game

There's a word for a man who dates women for money. In Peter Banachowski's case, the word is comedian. The 2006 Oxford High School graduate, who now lives and works in the Los Angeles area, appeared last week on the new syndicated dating show "Excused," which airs Monday through Friday at 7 p....more >>
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Leader staff wins three MPA awards

Three more awards were recently added to the Oxford Leader's trophy room as part of the Michigan Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. Congratulations to Staff Writer Andrew Moser for winning second place in the sports writing category for his Jan....more >>
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Scout, twp. official team-up to save bluebird

A local scout and an Oxford Township official have teamed up to protect a native bird and help its declining population once again flourish. Life Scout Alex McDonald, who's a member of Oxford Boy Scout Troop 366, is in the process of constructing 10 nest boxes (or birdhouses), specifically designed for Eastern Bluebirds, as his Eagle Scout project....more >>
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Oxford woman to help honor donor dad's gifts

You can hear the mixture of love and loss in Oxford resident Molly McCubbin's voice when she talks about her late father Russell. "As my dad, he was perfect," she said. "He's my favorite person still is and always will be....more >>
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Bennett earns homecoming crown at Albion College

What is better than being named a high school homecoming queen? Angela Bennett found out the answer to that question when she was named Albion College's 2012 homecoming queen during halftime of the Saturday, Sept....more >>

Former pastor's wife to speak at OUMC

Dr. Ruth Mannschreck, the wife of former Oxford United Methodist Pastor Jack Mannschrek, will do an evening presentation of slides, sounds, and facts from her mission trips to Haiti on Monday, Oct....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.