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Don't Rush Me

Oh Tannenbaum, what presents be beneath thee?

Or, Don discovers more reasons to shop local first

Old Man Winter kicked it up a notch last week, dropping the mercury in our thermometers 30 degrees in one, 24-hour session. From 40 degrees to subzero with windchill is hard for a body to acclimate to....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jim's Jottings

Big Jim is busy buying, wrapping and hiding presents from his dog Shayna....more >>
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Jim's Jottings

There's a sports team-depression connection

There's a sports team-depression connection As you regular, or irregular, readers of this column know, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, brightest bulb on your Christmas tree, nor does my mind see the obvious....more >>

News

Goodrich Downtown Christmas

Dear Editor: The Goodrich-Atlas Chamber of Commerce thanks all who participated in this year's Downtown Christmas Dec. 3. It is a wonderful time for community and businesses to come together....more >>

News

Letters to Santa: Reid Elementary School second grade class

Dear Santa, I don't want you to forget the poor, OK? Oh and tell the poor a Merry Christmas, please. Oh, and a Merry Christmas to you, Santa. Love, Natalie Dear Santa, What is it like having nine reindeer and 100 elves? I'm only going to ask for one thing, a Merry Christmas....more >>

News

Village councilmember out of touch

Dear Editor, (In response to, 'Where's the Village of Goodrich logic?', The Citizen, Nov. 28, page 6) I am shocked and amazed at the irresponsible letter written by Goodrich Councilwoman Patricia Wartella commenting on the "logic" of existing councilmembers, implicitly implying that she is logical....more >>

Opinions

Jury Rigg'edA column by Patrick Riggs

RUSHing to the top

You may have seen my byline on a few stories in my time as an intern so far, but this is my first opinion column. It's a thought that is both empowering and humbling at the same time....more >>

Letter to the editor

Recall wanted to fix power abuse

Dear Editor, My father always told me, "if you can't lead by example, let someone else lead." The disappointing thing about the recall is the supervisor's response. He did not have the authority to make bonus payments....more >>

Editorial

School board's reasons for wasting money on May elections are disturbing

The Lake Orion Community Schools' Board of Education sent mixed messages to the community last week and put democracy on a slippery and frightening downward slope when it voted 6-1 to continue with May elections....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the editor

Orion Township's tax increase didn't match decreased property value

Dear editor, Recent review of the winter tax bill for Orion Township residents showed that our township board raised the rate per $1,000 for the general fund by more than 12 percent....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the editor

'Random act of kindness' a reflection of Christmas spirit

Dear editor: This time of the year most people make a great effort to ensure that no family goes without a Christmas. That is certainly the goal of the Lions Club. Their well-attended fundraiser last Saturday was a very good example....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the editor

A 'heart warming' story for the holiday season

Dear editor, I have a heartwarming story that happened Nov. 11 at the Lake Orion Senior Center at the veterans lunch. After lunch I joined our knitting group (we do charity knitting) when I received a phone call from my daughter in California (soon to be first-time grandmother) telling me to go to St....more >>

Opinions

Guest column

Making A List Checking It Twice

We all know that during this last week before Christmas, Santa is checking his list to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice. There certainly are a lot of candidates for the naughty list but Tiger Woods probably heads it up! As one of Santa's helpers, I reviewed the list and noticed that all the readers of The Lake Orion Review were on the "nice" list except of course for those few scoundrels who take the weekly paper without paying....more >>

My Way

More unicameral stuff: a response to Mr. Glass

I wish to respond to Chris Glass' letter to the editor regarding last week's column about my support for dissolving the Michigan State Senate. First of all, it is absolutely false that changing to a unicameral legislature would require a state constitutional convention....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
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in history
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.