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DDA, businesses win 5 Main Street awards

"It was like being at the Oscars." That's how Maria Martin, administrative assistant for the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA), described attending the Main Street Oakland County Awards ceremony held Friday evening at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Farmington Hills....more >>
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Summer arrives, Streetscape gets first true test

Summer is nearly here and the Lake Orion downtown business owners are looking forward to the months of boosted shopping ahead. 2011's summer saw most of that opportunity crushed beneath construction necessary to introduce the downtown's Streetscape - a beautification project that renovated roads, sidewalks and more....more >>
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Eight file for twp. board

Nominating petitions due by 4 p.m. May 15

With less than a week to go before nominating petitions are due, three challengers joined five incumbents in filing for the Aug. 7 primary election during which all seven seats on the Oxford Township board will be up for grabs....more >>
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'Let there be peace on earth'

Despite threatening weather on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, a large crowd gathered at the Orion Veterans Memorial to not only pray, but to see the unveiling of three new monuments: The Purple Heart, the Medal of Honor and the Fallen Hero....more >>
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Spokesman says machine didn't explode, it caught fire

A spokesman for the Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing (AMM) indicated it was a fire, not an explosion as originally reported, at its Oxford Twp. facility May 1 that caused a worker to sustain burns so severe he had to be airlifted to a Detroit hospital for treatment....more >>
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Five teams to Destination ImagiNation

After sending eight teams to the Destination ImagiNation (DI) Regional tournament at Central University, Five teams from St. Joseph School are going on to the Global Finals in Tennessee, May 22-26....more >>
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Oxford senior warns of sweepstakes scam

A lot of scam artists prey on senior citizens because they think they're vulnerable, weak and easily tricked by their elaborate schemes and cunning lies. But that's not the case with Marjorie Moore....more >>

Post office ready for can drive, May 12

Lake Orion Postal workers are ready to collect some cans on May 12 for the 20th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. "It's so simple," said Pamela Wilson, letter carrier and food drive coordinator in Lake Orion....more >>
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'Charlotte's Web' comes to stage

Long before a pig named Babe captured the hearts of movie-going audiences, there was another little porker named Wilbur, who taught everyone the true value of friendship. Wilbur is one of the main characters in the classic 1952 children's novel "Charlotte's Web," written by E....more >>
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Youth Assistance honors 35 good kids

If it's true that good deeds and kindness are contagious, then there was an epidemic last week at Oxford High School's Fine Arts Center. That's where Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) honored 35 fine, upstanding students for their selflessness and positive contributions to the community as part of the group's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony....more >>

Lake Orion Lions gearing up for 2012 Jubilee

No small town is complete without an annual carnival and Orion has their branch of the Lions Club to thank for once again bringing that carnival to life. The Lions Club Jubilee is back at Canterbury Village from June 21 to 24 and according to member Joe Hildebrand the event is going to be great....more >>
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Businesses care about the fight against cancer

It's relay for life season and even Orion's businesses are getting involved with the cause. Hair Inn, located at 3753 S. Baldwin Road has committed to giving out haircuts to anyone who comes in on May 12 from 9 a....more >>
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Wag & Walk to benefit dog rescue

Powell Lake Township Park in Oxford will literally go to the dogs on Saturday, May 19. That's because the K-9 Stray Rescue League will host its Second Annual Wag & Walk fund-raiser from 9-10:30 a....more >>
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Reunited and it feels so good

Sometimes, it seems that love is an illusion, that your heart's desire will never be met. But if you ask Kathy Smith and James Lantz, both of Oxford, they'll tell you a much different story....more >>

Candidate filing, May 15 deadline

Time is ticking down, but those still interested in running as a candidate for the Orion Township trustee board have until 4 p.m. on May 15 to file. According to Orion Township Clerk Penny Shults only nine people have filed to run as candidates so far....more >>
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OES academic competitors square-off at national level

Seven students from Oxford Elementary Schools attended the Academic Games National competition at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center in Wirtz, VA April 29-May 4.. Overall, the Oxford Academic Games (AG) team won the National Elementary Championship in the game of Linguishtiks, and 2nd in Language Arts....more >>

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Community garage sale returns

Spring is a great time to clean out the house and finally, get rid of all that old and unnecessary junk that's been cluttering up the attic and garage for years. But as the old saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure, so why not try to earn a few bucks before donating it to charity or leaving it by the curb....more >>
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OHS students selected to learn ropes of govt.

Today, they're living according to rules set by their parents and school. Tomorrow, they'll be the ones making and enforcing the rules we all live by so be nice to them. A bright, energetic group of five Oxford High School students were selected to participate in three summer programs designed to educate them about public service, promote good citizenship and prepare them to someday take the might reins of power....more >>
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Leaders of tomorrow

Students from Lake Orion were awarded at the Boys & Girl's Clubs Annual Leadership Awards Program on April 18. Judi Yerkes was given the Community Service Award, Liz and Mike Garascia were recieved the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Drew LaVigne got Yough of the Year Award....more >>
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School News

Virtual visit to Mexican sister school

Paul McDevitt, principal of Leonard Elementary, took his students to Asbaje Elementary in Tlalnepantla, Mexico on Thursday, May 3. As if that wasn't enough, McDevitt also brought the Mexican elementary to Leonard....more >>

Corrections

In the April 25 edition of The Lake Orion Review an error was made in the article "Lake Orion Village welcomes new boutique." The location of the other store is not St. Clair Shores, but St....more >>

Looking for a place to volunteer

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oakland County is seeking volunteers who are 55 years of age and older. Senior volunteers choose from a variety of volunteer positions in their community....more >>

Lake Orion Village Consent Agenda

Road repair from water main breaks-Last fall the Village took bids for asphalt road repair to be done within the village of Lake Orion. Those repairs were needed based upon the several watermain breaks that occurred over the last several years....more >>

Lake Orion Village Consent Agenda

Village swim lessons-The intergovernmental agreement was adopted by Orion Township at the meeting on May 7. The agreement sets forth the terms and conditions for the township to pay the village $2,000 to allow township residents to participate in the swim program run by the village....more >>

Opinions

Good Times Euchre tournament

Dear Editor, May 4, 2012 Good Times in Goodrich "Beertopia" Euchre Tournament A Huge Success! Many thanks to everyone who attended the Friday, May 4, 2012 "Beertopia" Euchre Tournament held at the Bull Ring Sports Grill and Lounge....more >>

Opinions

CreekFest no carnivals, midways

(In response to "CreekFest carnival set for Lane Car Co. location," The Citizen, May 5, page 5.) Dear Editor, A festival that is part of a state appreciation day for all of our Michigan waterways; a carnival is the last thing we need and defeats the purpose of Creekfest....more >>

News Briefs

Briefs

Battle of the bands From 5:30-9 p.m., May 18, at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, the Battle of the Bands will be held. There will be vendors selling food, and the event is appropriate for all ages....more >>
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BFIS school song debuts

Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School has a new school song. The sixth grade band, under the guidance of band director Russ McMartin and Lori Smithling, have been working on the song with their students, which is now the official song of the school....more >>
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GOB Gymnastics, Dance and Cheerleading—Scramble

On April 21, GOB Gymnastics, Dance and Cheerleading hosted the twelfth annual Scramble competition. GOB received first place in level four. Jessica Larson of Ortonville was first overall in level five, Michelle Clever of Ortonville second place overall in level five, and Lydia Kahler of Clarkston first place overall in level five....more >>
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Lady Blackhawks set for regionals

Over the past 27 years, Greg Hyde has coached some pretty good teams. "This is simply the best team ever," said Hyde, Brandon High School girls track team coach. "There's just some great sprinters on this team and outstanding work ethic....more >>
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Brandon Blackhawks Auto Repair

Brandon Twp.- If it has an engine and four tires, chances are David Riley can make it run. From air bags to ABS (anti-lock braking system) to the high tech electronic systems in today's cars—whether foreign or domestic, gas or diesel—Riley has built a career spanning more than three decades of auto mechanics....more >>

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Enbridge Energy pipeline repair concerns residents; meeting set

Dave Brock, a Brandon Township resident, likes living in the country. But he is concerned that he will soon lose what is integral to any rural landscape— trees. Brock, whose home is located off Reese Road, is one of several property owners in both Brandon and Groveland townships who will be affected by Enbridge Energy's plan to replace segments of a crude petroleum pipeline....more >>

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School locked-down after parolee walks away

Goodrich-District students were on soft-lockdown Tuesday afternoon after receiving notification a parolee escaped from a work detail at Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer. During soft lock-down students remain inside and access to the building is restricted....more >>
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Goodrich Soccer Club opens township field

Atlas Twp.- On Saturday morning the rain finally stopped just in time to kick off a new era of local sports. Coaches, parents and players, along with township officials, gathered for the first game on the Goodrich Soccer Club field adjacent to the Goodrich Middle School....more >>
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Out of the ashes

Groveland Twp.- On top of Gina and Brian Muzzarelli's mailbox is a metal sculpture of a phoenix. The mythical bird is a fitting symbol for the Muzzarellis. Fifteen months ago, their township home burned to the ground....more >>
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Local named alternative education teacher of the year

Patricia Hillaker has been named 2012 Alternative Education Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization. Hillaker received the designation during the MAEO's annual spring conference April 26 at the Bay Valley Resort in Bay City....more >>
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Community dries out after storm; aid may be available

Village of Goodrich and Atlas Township residents that may have suffered damage and/or losses due to the storm that dumped more than six inches of rain in the area on May 3 and May 4, are encouraged to contact the township and village to complete a Damage Survey Assessment Form....more >>

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District building project more than $1 million over budget

Board pushes contractor, architects for answers

Goodrich- An apparent error in accounting has drawn the ire of several school board members. On Monday night the school board and administration gathered for a work session to discuss an alleged error that put the district $1....more >>
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Quilt crazy

Ortonville- Ruth Ann Sheffield has a need to "fix things." It was that trait that drove her to create a duplicate of an old family quilt. "It's somebody's family and someone loved that quilt to death," said Sheffield, who was given the quilt by an antiques dealer several years ago....more >>
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School districts take a STAND against bullying

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is bullied every seven minutes. The anxiety from bullying leads 160,000 students each day to skip class. On Friday May 4, students from Oxford and Lake Orion said enough is enough....more >>

Briefs - Departures

-Fire Chief Jeff Key - Orion Township's Fire Chief, who served for over 30 years, retired as of May 2. He thanked the township for granting him the opportunity to serve. -Trustee Mark Crane - Crane is planning to resign from his post as trustee....more >>

Briefs - Orion Township Board of Trustees Consent Agenda

Village swim lessons-For over 25 years, Orion Township has contributed $2,000 to the Village of Lake Orion for its swim program at Green's Park on Lake Orion. This program is available to Orion Township residents as well....more >>

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Briefs

Donkey basketball moves to May 12 At 7 p.m., May 12, at the Fletcher Intermediate School gym, 300 South St, Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will present Donkey Basketball....more >>

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Consumers 90 applications short of goal

Brandon Twp.- A final campaign to extend gas mains in the township is taking place within the next week as Consumers Energy officials push to meet a deadline of May 18 to have 221 residents signed up for service....more >>
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Goodrich Farmers Market moves

Goodrich- After more than six years the Farmers Market is moving this spring. On Monday the village council voted 4-0 to move the Farmers Market from the commons area near Erie Street to the Goodrich Trade Center just north of the village on M-15....more >>

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CreekFest carnival set for Lane Car Co. location

Ortonville- The show will go on. After some juggling of locations, plans are now concrete for the village's first carnival in many years. The Ortonville Lions Club will welcome Schmidt Amusements to town from June 1 to June 3 at the new Lane Car Company location, 110 Ortonville Road....more >>

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Village employee pay hike included in 2012-13 budget

Goodrich- The council voted 3-1 at a special budget meeting on Monday to budget a $2 per hour raise for village employees. Council member Doug McAbee voted no. The additional $21,000 needed for the pay hike will be part of the 2012-13 budget which must completed and voted on by council members prior to June 30....more >>

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Locals travel to Honduras for immersion in Spanish

Riley Murray recently returned from a visit to Honduras and Utila, an island off the coast of the Central American country. The trip required eight days away from her fourth grade class at Belle Ann Elementary, but it wasn't all a beach vacation for Riley, 10, and her mother, Jessica Arundel....more >>

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Bookin' It For Your Library 5K Run/Walk

Ortonville- Sheila Roque has shed more than 100 pounds in less than two years, with her primary motivation being her two daughters. "My journey has never been about weight loss, it's been about taking care of my children," said the village resident, 30....more >>
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Teens & Seniors Rocking & Raking

It's been a decade now that Brandon Township Clerk Jeannie McCreery organized a few teens and started helping out some local senior citizens. "The program just grew," said McCreery....more >>

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Fireworks show needs spark

Brandon Twp.- The Greater Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce is planning several fundraisers in an effort to continue the tradition of a fireworks show celebrating Independence Day....more >>

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Detach Goodrich? Commission to decide if township, village will vote

Goodrich- A former village councilmember is leading a drive to separate parts of the village. On April 12, village resident Patricia Wartella filed signed petitions to the Genesee County Clerk for the detachment of certain property within the village to Atlas Township....more >>

'No' to school bond

2/3 vote against $20 million plan

Residents voted almost 2-1 against a $20 million school bond proposal in Tuesday's special election. About 8,700 voters cast ballots: 2,945 in favor of the bond, 5,755 against, according to unofficial results posted by the county clerk....more >>
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Cancer fighters

Clarkston Lacrosse players from Boys and Girls Varsity and JV teams sport their "Game for a Cure" T-shirts, May 4. Players from grades 2-12 take to the fields this Saturday for the annual fundraising event, 9 a....more >>

Firefighters favor higher millage rate

If Independence Township Fire Department doesn't get more funding, "we're going to be in trouble," said Acting Chief Mitch Petterson. They're down one person per shift and have lost $1 million in revenue over the past four years, Petterson explained....more >>
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CPAC turns dial to 'Independence Television'

If you see "Independence Television" on your screen, don't grab the remote; you're still watching Clarkston Public Access Center (CPAC) but under a new name. "We're trying to signal that things are changing," said Manager Joe Barnhart, who joined CPAC in February....more >>
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Walking and rolling for SCAMP

Whether they were on two or four legs, walkers, joggers, bikers, and even hula hoopers gathered in Depot Park on Sunday to raise money for SCAMP, Clarkston's camp for special-needs kids....more >>
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Hitting the field for a cure

Over the last six years, Game for a Cure has grown from one varsity lacrosse game to a day-long tournament, but the mission is still the same. "It started in honor of our coach's dad - Big Poppa," said senior Sam Moore, from the Clarkston Boys Lacrosse Varsity A team about head coach Brian Kaminskas' dad....more >>
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Prayers for the community

Government, school, business, and civic group leaders gathered with residents to pray for their local, national, and world community during the Clarkston Area National Day of Prayer Breakfast, May 3....more >>
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Victory in Pink

The Clarkston High School Girls Varsity Softball team won their first annual Girls in Pink Classic, April 21. They went 3-0 for the day, beating Warren Regina, 11-5, Fenton, 3-1, and Sterling Heights Stevenson, 1-0....more >>

Clarkston walks to raise funds in Relay for Life

The 2012 Clarkston Relay for Life will be filled with 24 hours of remembrance, fun, and fund raising, May 19-20 at Clarkston Junior High School, 6595 Waldon Road. Morgan Addis, senior at Clarkston High School and Relay planning committee member, helped make it that way....more >>
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Holy Land trip caps high school career

Less than two weeks until graduation, seniors don't have many steps left as students of Everest Collegiate High School. The steps they'll probably remember most, they made half a world away....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Time for talent

Third graders Sara Evans and Victoria Saylor sing "This Land Is Your Land" at the Pine Knob Elementary Talent Show, "The Time of My Life," April 13. Students also played piano and guitar, danced, and performed gymnastics and a skit....more >>
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Clarkston grad lives Broadway dream

Clarkston native Nic Thompson is living his dream. His Broadway debut began on Feb. 28 in Disney's Mary Poppins, which has entertained over 8 million people and grossed over $600 million....more >>
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Locals Hungry for Wild Foods

Clarkston resident Mark Angelini led the first of many monthly classes on edible plants in Oakland county parks. The two-hour course, Apri 14, was a blend of plant identification, discussion, and hiking for people of all ages....more >>
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Detroit Voice seeks CD kickstart

Clarkston High School's Detroit Voice is fund raising for its first CD through Kickstarter.com. "We hope the project will create excitement within our choral program and spur the recordings of other Clarkston choir groups," says Choir Director Brian Haverkate....more >>
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Love and laughter at Depot Theater

Clarkston Village Players offer a little romance and a lot of comedy in the two-act play Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig. Set in Buffalo, New York in 1953, the play tells the tale of George and Charlotte Hay, actors who are losing leading roles to younger talent....more >>
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Kids have a day in court

Ten and 11-year-olds may seem young to be in court, but not for the 24 local fourth graders in the Clarkston Optimist's Respect for Law program. On May 2, the Optimists recognized the students who were nominated for their civic responsibility by their teachers and principals....more >>

News Briefs

Stamp Out Hunger

Letter carriers will collect food for families in need during their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Saturday, May 12. Leave canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetable, pasta, cereal, rice, and other non-perishable food items by your mailbox for pickup nothing expired or in glass containers....more >>

Kids Day in Park

Enjoy a Kids Day in the Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Hosted by Independence Township Parks and Recreation and Great Turtle Toys, the event includes a 60-animal Petting Zoo, sponsored by LaFontaine Automotive, Kids Only Garage Sale, kite building, bounce houses, pet adoptions, archery, face painting, balloon animals, tumbling, fort building, football clinic, coloring, crafts, hula hooping, egg toss and duck pond game....more >>

Run raises $3,600 for youth group

The Seventh Annual April Fool's Run at Clarkston Community Church raised $3,600 for the youth group Homeless Mission Work, March 31. Top finishers in the 1 mile race were Richard Chambers, 5:31; and Cassie Williams, 6:44....more >>

Honor society invites public to documentary

Clarkston High School's National Honor Society hosts a free screening of the documentary film After the Factory, directed by Michigan native Philip Lauri, 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Clarkston Junior High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 6595 Middle Lake Road....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1997 "Clarkston Foundation to relive '60s with party" The Foundations Honorary Degree in Civic Affairs Membership Drive will host "Bridgestock: The Times they are a-Changing" at the Clarkston home of Jim and Anne Evanson....more >>
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1934: Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes premieres at New york's Alvin Theatre.
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1986: The Justice Department begins an inquiry into the National Security Council into what will become known as the Iran-Contra scandal.