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Orion boasts fastest street car in America

By Dan Shriner Review Editor It is a classic American scene. Two cars side by side, the drivers revving engines, eager to go as fast as the car will allow. Each driver wants bragging rights that he has the fastest car in the quarter mile race....more >>
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Are you ready for some football?

High school football practice began Monday as the Oxford Wildcats took the field to get ready for another exciting season of play. The Wildcats start their season at home against Romeo on Friday, Aug....more >>

Rising property values leads to village pay raises

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Over the last couple of years Lake Orion property values have increased ever so slightly, and village employees are now getting a little slice of the pie....more >>

Landowner views ET Rover survey letter as 'slap in the face'

ET Rover Pipeline LLC is not endearing itself to Oxford Township resident Bruce Downey nor does he believe the Houston, Texas company is giving him much reason to trust it. A month ago, ET Rover representatives told Downey, and this newspaper, plans for its proposed natural gas pipeline didn't include crossing his 10....more >>

NOTA back on the ballot in Addison

The ballot language will be exactly the same, but the consequences will be completely different if Addison voters say 'no' a second time to providing additional funding for the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA)....more >>

Township takes direction after election

By Dan Shriner Review Editor After seeing its request for a five-year one mill request get defeated at the August 5 primary, Orion Township officials scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday night to discuss some alternatives and possibly asking voters for a lower millage amount in November....more >>

Addison Twp. must pay to stay in NOTA

If Addison Township is going to continue to be part of the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA), it's going to have to pay its fair share for services and vehicles. Otherwise, the community is out....more >>

Service dog could improve more than just student's education

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer For an 11-year-old who doesn't think he fits in anywhere in the Lake Orion Community Schools, having Max around could mean the start of a new life for Zackary Jurj Zackary will be entering the sixth grade at Oakview Middle SchoolSeptember 2with his fellow peers while his dog Max finishes up training in Illinois to become a service dog....more >>

Lakeville property owners stepping up fight against aquatic hitchhikers

Aquatic hitchhikers are not welcome in Lakeville Lake. That's why the lake's property owners association is teaming up with Michigan State University, along with state and federal agencies, to ensure Addison's largest and most heavily-used body of water doesn't become home to anymore invasive species that enter via visiting watercraft and their trailers....more >>

Lake Orion honored at Main Street Oakland County awards celebration and gala

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer The Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) program, the only county-wide main street developmental program in the nation, awarded eleven downtown communities for their growth efforts....more >>
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They were up to the challenge!

Approximately 160 runners of all ages participated in the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce's First Annual Chamber Challenge held Sunday morning. The event featured 5K and 10K runs along the Polly Ann Trail....more >>

Links etched out between Paint Creek and Polly Ann trails

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Paint Creek Trail's enthusiasts may soon find themselves venturing into Oxford, if the links chiseled out at a meeting last week can connect the Paint Creek to the Polly Ann Trail....more >>

Tax hikes rejected

Read our lips no new taxes. For the most part, that was the message from Oxford and Addison voters in the Aug. 5 primary election. Voters in both townships rejected a number of requests for new or increased property taxes....more >>

ABeanToGo plans to open downtown in September

By Katie Winkler Review Staff Writer From roasting coffee beans in the basement of their Oxford home, to opening their first commercial shop in Goodrich, Lake Orion will become a new home to ABeanToGo at 16 W....more >>
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Movie scene filmed on Newman Rd.

An astronomer, an astronaut and a dirt road in Oxford Township. What do they have in common? They're all going to be part of a new independent film entitled "Infinite," a scene from which was shot last week along a stretch of Newman Rd....more >>

Jazzing up Dragon on the Lake's opening ceremony

By Katie Winkler Review Staff Writer For the past two years, Buffalo Wild Wings' General Manager and local poet, Roberto Vecchi, has recited his original "On We Fly" poem during the annual Dragon on the Lake opening ceremony....more >>

Back to the ballot!

If at first you don't succeed, try again in November. That's what the Addison Township Public Library is doing with regard to its millage request following its 585-517 failure in the Aug....more >>

Local author donates books to Orion Township Public Library

By Katie Winkler Review Staff Writer After receiving a prestigious review, Orion Township author Ron Herron donated four of his books to the Orion Township library. Prior to Herron's Kirkus Review, the library was not interest in his donation, because, according to Herron, "when it comes to independently published books, there is a lot of junk out there....more >>

Perseid meteor shower draws residents to Bald Mountain

By Katie Winkler Review Staff Writer More than 500 stargazers from surrounding areas laid out blankets, roasted marshmallows and gazed into the nighttime sky at Bald Mountain Recreational Park to catch sight of the Perseid meteor shower last Saturday night....more >>
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Super trio gets gravel

Thanks to cooperative efforts among Oxford Township Supervisor Bill Dunn, Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson and Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett, Indian Lake Rd. (from M-24 to Barr Rd....more >>

Thousands of horeshoes pitched at Lake Orion put

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Swinging and pitching were synchronous last weekend at the Lake Orion horseshoe pits. Pitchers from all across Michigan competed in the Michigan State Doubles Tournament Saturday and Sunday hosted by the Lake Orion Horseshoe Club (LOHC) for the second year in a row in downtown Lake Orion....more >>
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Oxford Jr. Wildcats get messy!

Football players, cheerleaders and coaches with the Oxford Jr. Wildcats took over downtown's Centennial Park Sunday afternoon. The OJW organization hosted a fun-filled fund-raiser in anticipation of another action-packed fall season on the gridiron....more >>


'Kids that are successful, have parents involved in their education'

Teachers share tips on helping your child achieve

Brandon Twp.- The first lesson of the 2014-2015 school year is here and it's not for those who will be sitting in classrooms come Sept. 2. District teachers Chris Welling and Kim Coffey shared tips this week on how parents can help their students succeed all year long....more >>


It's time for 'Good Times in Goodrich' again

On Aug. 23-24, Good Times in Goodrich arrives for another annual weekend of fun for the whole family. Hundreds are expected to gather downtown on Saturday and Sunday to watch the parade which kicks off the festivities, jam to a band or two and visit with some of the townsfolk during the late summer event which also features all-day craft show, marketplace vendors and a walking tour of the cemetery....more >>


Scoreboard ready for season

Goodrich-When football season kicks off Aug. 28, fans will know the score thanks to a recent contribution of a local auto dealership. Earlier this month, a new scoreboard was installed at the Roy U....more >>


Brandon Township Library searches for new director

Brandon Twp.- The library board and staff are working to move forward two weeks after the death of Interim Director Colleen Stringer. During their Aug. 11 meeting, the library board focused on the search for a person to fill the top position as they unanimously approved an official advertisement for a new library director and discussed immediate needs in what they have called an emergency situation since the loss of Stringer, who died suddenly July 31 at the age of 67....more >>


Back to the Bricks

Local cruise founder reflects on 10 years of success

Atlas Twp.- It started with just a conversation with a friend. "Fellow car nut John Capin and I were out for a drive one day and decided to host a cruise the same August weekend as the Woodwood Cruise," said township resident Allen Hatch, 69....more >>


Brandon, Groveland pass resolutions opposing pipeline

Local elected officials are united in their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline. In meetings Monday night, both the Brandon Township and Groveland Township boards unanimously passed resolutions opposing the natural gas pipeline that ET Rover wants to put through the townships, as well as numerous other communities along a route that parallels that of the Enbridge Line 6B petroleum pipeline....more >>


Voters OK police millage

Brandon Twp.- Voters approved a 4.25 millage at the polls on Tuesday that will keep police services provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. The police millage passed with 1,480 'yes' votes, or about 65 percent, to 781 'no' votes, 35 percent....more >>


Tyler Bonner memorial car show

Goodrich- Rev up your engines for the third annual Tyler Bonner Memorial Car Show. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 23 during Good Times in Goodrich—Erie Street is expected to be lined with more than 250 of the top street machines....more >>


Enrollment 'better than expected'

Brandon student count projection up for 2014-15

Brandon Twp.-Next month, classrooms here might have more students than anticipated. "We are projecting enrollment is better than expected," said new Superintendent Matt Outlaw. "We are cautiously optimistic....more >>


ACLU takes aim at local begging, panhandling rules

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- In late 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent letters to 84 municipalities across the state notifying them that anti-begging ordinances on their books are unconstitutional and should be repealed....more >>


Election orderly, turnout low, many unmarked ballots

Atlas Twp.- As expected, voter turnout in Tuesday's primary election was low. "So far, we estimate voter turnout to be about 15 percent," said Tere Onica, township clerk, on Wednesday morning....more >>


Goodrich native one step closer to bench

Attorney Jennifer Manley was the top vote-getter against two competitors in the Aug. 5 primary for an opening for the 67th-2nd Division Genesee District Court seat. Manley, a 1992 Goodrich High School graduate, snagged 4,176 votes, topping Davison Township Trustee Matthew Karr with 3,228 and 2,058 votes for Flint attorney Lori Tallman who received 2,058....more >>


Gas pipeline next to oil pipeline would be 'more catastrophic' in event of failure

Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis understands that pipelines are one of the safest ways to transport petroleum and gas products. What he doesn't understand is the logic used to put a natural gas pipeline next to an oil pipeline....more >>


'The library was everything to her'

Community grieves loss of Colleen Stringer, 1947-2014

Brandon Twp.- Colleen Susan Stringer was remembered this week as a wise, kind, and wonderful woman, devoted to her family and to the township library, its patrons and her fellow employees there....more >>


Ortonville Skate Park will not open this summer

Ortonville- The village council made it official July 28— the Village Skate Park will not open this year. However, while the 2014 season is shut-out, the council is giving a glimmer of hope for the park opening again in 2015....more >>

My Way

The Honeycrisp Cafe opens

Atlas Twp.-Just before the noon lunch rush, Charlie Burt ran out of lettuce used to construct one of his classic sandwiches. "I went out to the garden and cut some lettuce from our garden," said Burt, a 2008 Goodrich High School graduate....more >>


It's CodeRED for Genesee County residents

County residents are encouraged to sign up at

Atlas Twp.- Currently one tornado siren along Hegel Road west of Goodrich and east of the high school serves the township. And while the board of trustees recently moved forward with plans for an additional siren—a supplemental system is now available for Genesee County residents....more >>
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Front page

Skiiing with style

Spray Masters dance teams Kyle Harris and Jarrett Kirchner, with Casey Quigley, and Mitchell Holmes and Danny Quigley, with Danielle Holmes, strike a pose during a show at Big Lake, Aug....more >>

On to November

Primary sets fall face off for Tedder, Ritter

Voters have spoken and Democrat Dennis Ritter and Republican Jim Tedder will face off in November for District 43 state representative. The candidate chosen by voters in November will represent the City of the Village of Clarkston, Independence Township, Lake Angelus and parts of Waterford Township in the state house....more >>
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New admin team takes on middle school

Middle school is a challenging time for students as they merge into one class after six years at elementary schools across the district. Getting them to work and learn together is the job of new Sashabaw Middle School Principal Elizabeth Walker and Assistant Principal Jennifer Johnson....more >>

Taste of Clarkston coming up

BY LAURA DUCHARME Special to the Clarkston News A festival based on food is an event many people want to go to, and this year's annual Taste of Clarkston is sure to draw in big crowds....more >>

Plans percolating for new Main Street coffee shop

Curt Catallo and his wife Ann Stevenson love Clarkston that's why they keep opening new businesses here. "Pride starts on Main Street," Catallo said. "We can see downtown from our bedroom....more >>
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Cancer survivor rides for life, friendship

Jodi Witherspoon is proud to say she is a survivor and to celebrate it she bicycled 60 miles in Susan G. Komen's Ride for a Cure, Aug. 2 in Lansing. "It was a wonderful journey," she said....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Scouts to raise funds for two years for tropical trip

Girl Scout Troop 13059 of Clarkston hopes for a tropical summer experience in 2016, with a trip to Belize. "It's what the girls wanted to do," said Wendy Need, scout leader. "It's a different place than where most Girl Scouts go," said scout Nora Storey....more >>
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Masters of the water

Thrilling stunts and maneuvers that's the name of the game for this year's Spray Masters Water Ski Club and Show Team show, based on James Bond 007. "I think they are amazing hardworking, dedicated, and a family oriented group of adults and kids around that spend their summer months and nights practicing and preforming for our local lake and township residents," said Julie LeBourdais, whose daughter joined last year....more >>
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Adaptive sports fun at Strive summer picnic

Students affected with a variety of disabilities were able to try out numerous adaptive sports during a strive summer picnic on July 20 at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston. Strive Special Projects Director Drew Burns said activities, like the summer picnic, offered by Strive are meant to increase quality of life for both the disabled and their loved ones while increasing personal independence of the disabled....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Fall sports launch Be prepared for sports this year with our annual Gridiron Section. It includes the schedule for the Wolves Varsity Football team and interview with Kurt Richardson, head coach....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999 "Concertgoers sue Pine Knob Theatre" Three concertgoers filed a class-action lawsuit against Pine Knob Music Theatre. All three alleged Pine Knob oversold five shows in July causing unbearable overcrowding....more >>
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Born November 28th
1907: Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love).
1908: Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist.
1916: Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author.
1929: Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive.
1944: Rita Mae Brown, novelist.
November 28th
in history
1919: Lady Astor is elected the first woman in Parliament.
1925: The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
1935: The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
1937: Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.
1939: The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.