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LO gets by with a little help

Impromptu cleanup rallies neighbors after storm

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer What do you get when a 65 mph wind storm topples nearly 2,500 trees damaging heaps of homes in a community like Lake Orion? Neighbors helping neighbors....more >>
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Easter fun at CTK Church

Kids of all ages gathered Saturday at Christ the King Church for a little Easter fun. They did crafts, got their faces painted, listened to the Easter story, then hunted for plastic eggs full of candy....more >>

SA&A to design new village hall

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Of six bids ranging from $16,900 to over $88,000, village council awarded Stephen Auger + Associates Architects, INC. of Lake Orion to sculpt the design plans for the new village hall to be located at 21 E....more >>

Water, sewer rate hikes proposed for village users

Water and sewer bills in Oxford Village could be increasing significantly under a proposed new rate structure, the goal of which, officials say, is to be fair and simply cover system costs, not earn a profit....more >>

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Perry Road closed due to flood

GCRC: Repairs continue to replace culvert

Atlas Twp.- Dorothy Gresock could watch the water rising from her home. "It's normally just a big water hole that fills up in the spring when the snow melts, then drains under Perry Road and flows to the north," said Gresock, 76, who has lived with her husband in their township home about a mile east of Atlas for eight years....more >>

Come one, come all to Legally Blonde the Musical

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer With more than 20 songs, 85 cast and crew members and one energetic blonde, students at Lake Orion High School present Legally Blonde The Musical for their spring production....more >>

Library to seek millage hike to offset revenue losses, maintain services

Add the Oxford Public Library to the growing list of local government entities that are asking voters to approve tax increases during this year's election season. Last week, the library's Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to place a request for a 10-year, 0....more >>

Don't bring a knife to a Taser fight

A 33-year-old Oxford man is facing criminal charges for allegedly waving a large knife at firefighters and resisting Oakland County Sheriff's deputies, which led to him being Tasered on Easter....more >>

The Jubilee sings songs of larger beer tent

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Moving the Lions Club Jubilee back downtown, along with reinstituting the infamous beer tent, could increase the proceeds twofold from past carnivals this June 19 through June 22 when the Jubilee moves back downtown....more >>

Dispatch switch

As of Monday, April 21, all of Oxford's fire and emergency medical calls are now being handled by the Oakland County Sheriff's dispatch center in Pontiac as opposed to the Oxford Village Police Dispatch Center....more >>

Passport to Spring takes library patrons afar Saturday

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer The Orion Township Public Library is sending local community members to virtual Rome to wine taste, dip into the culture and share in an unforgettable dining experience....more >>
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Runner returns to Boston to finish what she started

Don't live in fear and finish what you start. For Stephanie Schreiber Bland those aren't just pithy motivational sayings. They represent what she accomplished April 21 by completing the 118th Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 45 minutes....more >>

New legislation shaves off some make-up days for LOCS

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Lake Orion students were informed of another change to the year-end calendar last week. Instead of having to stay in school until June 20, even June 23 for some students, now most students will get out on June 17....more >>
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Bryant wins first MMA fight, seeks training partners

Austin Bryant literally kicked off his career in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting by winning his first amateur bout April 12 at the Kaliseum Recreation Complex in Kalkaska. Making his fighting debut at Big John's MMA Fighting for Fight Family 3, the 21-year-old Oxford resident won by technical knockout less than 50 seconds into the first round....more >>

Library's $350K renovation to begin next week; facility will remain open

Beginning Monday, April 28, various sections of the Oxford Public Library will be off-limits to patrons at different times as the facility undergoes a renovation project costing roughly $350,000....more >>

Lake Orion boys win first meet, look for more

The Lake Orion Dragons boy's track team got off to a great start last week by winning a meet against Stoney Creek and Oxford. Coach Stan Ford's boys looked sharp as they mixed some of the Dragon's experienced runners with some new faces....more >>
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Carnacchio wins 67th journalism award

Oxford Leader Editor C.J. Carnacchio earned the 67th journalism award of his 15-year career April 16 at the annual Excellence in Media Awards presented by the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists....more >>

Lions Club to hit the streets this weekend

Members of the Oxford Lions Club will be on the streets Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 collecting donations and distributing White Canes. The money they collect goes to help the visually-impaired, so please spare some pocket change or a buck to help someone in need....more >>
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Easter Bunny Bonanza draws 340 crazy kids!

Mayhem was the order of the day Saturday as 340 smiling children stormed the field at Seymour Lake Township Park as part of the annual Easter Bunny Bonanza. When the horn sounded, the kids scrambled to pick up as many colorful plastic eggs as they could....more >>
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'I came back to Boston to prove America will not give up'

When Justin Walker lined up at the starting line of the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday, it wasn't an entirely new experience. He was about to mark his fifth running of the world's most famous race, and his 61st open marathon overall....more >>

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Superintendent contract OK'd

Divided board inks deal 4-3 for Dr. Matthew Outlaw

Brandon Twp.- The school board approved at their April 21 meeting a 3-year superintendent contract for Dr. Matthew Outlaw. While the board was unanimous in their selection last month of Outlaw as the new superintendent, they were split on his contract....more >>

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It's sew fun—OUMC Quilt Show

Ortonville- It was in the late '90s that Alice Gajewski's husband, Sylvester, saw a special sign outside of the Ortonville United Methodist Church. The sign was for a quilt show. He drove home and brought his wife, new to the quilting hobby, back to the church....more >>
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Wildlife feel winter's sting

The record cold temperatures, deep snow seemingly daily near blizzard conditions for the past five months in southeastern Michigan has impacted just about everyone, including wildlife....more >>

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Flags set for township veterans

Atlas Twp.-About 150 area armed forces men and women will receive a much deserved honor this Memorial Day. On March 6, township officials first proposed at a budget work session to purchase the flags and holders for veterans interred in the Atlas Community Baptist Church Cemetery, Goodrich Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Horton Cemetery, Sandborn Cemetery and the Sweers Cemetery....more >>

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CreekFest, fireworks combine

Fundraisers set for Ortonville four day June event

Ortonville- Despite snow this week, spring is here and on the horizon is summer and annual area events that accompany the season of sun and fun. Two of those events— CreekFest and the fireworks show— will be joined together this year....more >>

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Fuel costs prompts hike in assessment

Atlas Twp.-The township board of trustees voted 6-0 to OK a special assessment for $114 for improved lots for a total of $254,676. Garbage collection and recycling from all occupied properties in the township....more >>
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U-pick: Middleton Berry Farm tradition continues

Brandon Twp.- After 30 years, Bill and Barb Middleton have sold their berry farm, but the u-pick tradition in the community will continue with a new family. Carrie and Stacy Janiga, sisters, have purchased the Middleton Berry Farm with the support of their parents, Edwin and Elizabeth Janiga, and they will carry on farming the 40-acre property located on Oakwood Road near Hurd Road....more >>

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Board OKs township's second tornado siren

Atlas Twp.- Can you hear me now? Area residents may soon get notification of inclement weather just a little louder and clearer following the Monday night township meeting. The board of trustees OK'd $13,000 for the purchase of an additional tornado siren....more >>

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Rummage sale help needed

Sale OCEF's biggest fundraiser

Brandon Twp.- Green grass and flowers aren't the only things that sprout in spring— yard sale and garage sale signs also begin popping up at this time of year. While the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund Rummage Sale is still months away, planned for Sept....more >>

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A slice of heaven—GUMC pie-palooza

Goodrich- Apple pie. Blueberry pie. Boston cream pie. Chocolate pie. Coconut cream pie. Chicken pot pie. Ice cream pie. All these pies and more, in all 102 pies and quiches and even cheesecake, will be found at the 12th annual silent pie auction, planned for 6 p....more >>

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Township flips rule on employees and handguns

Groveland Twp.- The township board of trustees voted 5-0 on Monday night to change a line in the employee handbook that prohibited carrying a weapon to work. The rule was changed after a voter walked into an election poll carrying an exposed handgun in 2013....more >>

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Ortonville Chamber—2014 Business Expo

Mark your calendars now for the 2014 Business Expo, set for 5-8 p.m., May 8, at the Brandon High School cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. The public is invited to attend the family-friendly event sponsored by The Citizen newspaper and coordinated by the Greater Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce....more >>

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Groveland Township road projects announced for 2014

Groveland Twp.-The board of trustees moved forward on Monday night with two road improvement projects. The board OK'd the graveling of 3.29 miles of Jossman Road north of Grange Hall Road....more >>

Buddy's Brick Oven Pizza

Goodrich-When it comes to pizza—it's all in the stone. Terry Cadarette, owner of Buddy's Brick Oven, 8341 S. State Road, assures the key to outstanding pizza starts at 600 degrees on a flat rock....more >>

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GHS grad involved in study of intelligence analysis

Playing video games isn't always touted as a productive use of one's time, but the game play of one Goodrich High School graduate may contribute to intelligence analysis training that assists in matters of national security....more >>

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BMS PTO hosts Scrapbook Crop for Hands-on Science

Crafters, scrappers, and shoppers are needed to help spark the interests of some area students. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 3, the Brandon Middle School Parent Teacher Organization will host its first annual Spring Scrapbook Crop....more >>
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Egg success

Allison Sheldon reaches for an egg during the annual Davisburg Egg Hunt, last Friday....more >>
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RUSH of victory

High school robotics team heads to nationals

The stirring chorus of Queen's "We Are the Champions" could be heard through the hallways of Clarkston High School as the entire school celebrated their newest victors: Team RUSH 27....more >>
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Awards for service to community

Clarkston will honor outstanding members of the community during the 29th annual Clarkston Community Awards on Tuesday, May 13. Jim Evans will receive one of two Citizen of the Year awards....more >>
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Owner surprised at coffee shop news

Clarkston Brake and Muffler Shop, at the corner of M-15 and Clarkston Road, is looking for a new place to call home. Co-owner Dan O'Connor was surprised to read local business owners Curt Catallo and Ann Stevenson are planning a coffee shop and deli with a drive-thru and outdoor seating....more >>

Focus on school human resources

Part 6 on Clarkston schools' new five-year Strategic Plan is on its fifth focus area, human resources. With 85 percent of the school budget funding employee salaries, benefits, retirement, and other personnel costs, human resources is a big part of Clarkston School Board's Strategic Plan....more >>

On your mark for '100 Yarden Dash'

The 100 Yarden Dash kicks off this weekend, with demonstrations of gardening, composting, fencing, and other edible landscaping ideas. "At its core, it's turning unproductive space into productive space," said Mark Angelini of Springfield Township....more >>
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Millstream

Student citizens honored for hard work

The Optimists honored Clarkston kids from three elementary schools with Student Citizen awards, April 16. Miguel Need was selected from Independence Elementary School. "Miguel is a wonderful student," said Principal Chris Turner at the Optimist breakfast meeting....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Healthy info at expo

A Body Mind Green Expo at the Clarkston High School, April 17, welcomed visitors to free information on health and wellness. Local businesses provided information on anti-aging, fitness, healthy living, stress relief and other health and wellness topics....more >>
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Fun in the field for Easter Egg hunt

Kids sat down and began opening the colorful Easter eggs they had just filled into their baskets. In less than a few minutes, they had made hundreds of eggs disappear from around the Mill Pond, where Springfield Parks and Recreation held their 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt....more >>
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Help for Angels

John Schmidt, Neiman's Family Market store director, presents a check for $600 to Paul Maxwell of Angel's Place Race, April 18. Neiman's is sponsoring the May 17 event, which will feature a 10k run, 5k Bruce Clifton Run/Walk, and a 1 mile Family Fun Walk at St....more >>
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Say cheese

Kendall Gabriel looks through the view finder on her parents' camera as she prepares to take a picture during the Davisburg Easter Egg Hunt....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

New chiller for school Clarkston Junior High School will stay cool this summer with a new air-cooled coil chiller for its air conditioning system. Daikin Applied of Minneapolis, Minn....more >>

Clarkston Spark

The first show in the "Clarkston Spark" series featuring Independence Elementary's Garden Club is on ClarkstonTV.com. View the show by clicking on the "Clarkston Spark" photo at www....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999 "Waldon-Main purchase a possibility for Land Conservancy?" The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy was hoping the second time was the charm. After falling short in its first attempt, the group was looking into purchasing the land at the corner of Main Street and Waldon Road....more >>
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Born November 26th
1876: Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of the first air conditioningsystem to control both temperature and humidity.
1894: Norbert Weiner, American mathematician, considered the father of automation.
1912: Eric Sevareid, American broadcast journalist for CBS News.
1920: Cyril Cusack, Irish actor.
1922: Charles M. Shultz, American cartoonist who created Peanuts starring Charlie Brown.
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in history
1688: Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.
1774: A congress of colonial leaders criticizes British influence in the colonies and affirms their right to Life, liberty and property.
1789: George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
1812: Napoleon Bonaparte's army begins crossing the Beresina River over two hastily constructed bridges. Napoleon's costly retreat from Moscow.
1825: The Kappa Alpha Society, the second American college Greek-letter fraternity, is founded.