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Drowning bowls, Haiti and tolerance . . .

A recap

Not too long ago I wrote of the schizophrenic feline that prowls the dark and dreary dwelling, commonly known as Casa de Rush. That cat is Thomas and I don't think he's right in the head....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Coupon clipping is a feminist thing; and, I's

At the beginning of every year for as far back as I can remember (2009), the news is dominated by telling us ways to save money. One major emphasis is on coupon clipping. Headlines yell, "Over $25,500 in coupon savings in this issue....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You know you're gettin' older when . . .

(Fill in the blank)

I guess there's a certain moment in every American's life when he or she knows he or she is getting older. There comes a point in time when all the pretending in the world won't keep you hip, or cool, or of the younger-generation....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You know you're gettin' older when . . .

(Fill in the blank)

I guess there's a certain moment in every American's life when he or she knows he or she is getting older. There comes a point in time when all the pretending in the world won't keep you hip, or cool, or of the younger-generation....more >>

Opinions

Bad decision by Brandon Schools

Dear Editor: (In response to, "Contract ends too early for coach," The Citizen, Jan. 16, page 3) Add the decision to not renew Ron Wagner's contract to the long list of bad decisions by Brandon School Athletics....more >>

Opinions

Remembering Charlene Carlson

To the editor: In memory of Charlene Carlson, a memorial fund has been established at Brandon Parks and Recreation. We hope to purchase a park bench in memory of Charlene. Charlene worked hard for the community, and the park was one of her favorite projects....more >>

Opinions

1.24 million pounds of salami?

Dear Editor, 1.24 million pounds of Blank salami recalled over salmonella concerns? Pray tell what were the people in quality control doing while that much meat was processed? Why were there no checks done on the ingredients used to make the salami? As a teenager I made sausage, ground the meats, added the spices, stuffed the intestines....more >>

Opinions

Coupon clipping is a feminist thing; and, I's

At the beginning of every year for as far back as I can remember (2009), the news is dominated by telling us ways to save money. One major emphasis is on coupon clipping. Headlines yell, "Over $25,500 in coupon savings in this issue....more >>

Opinions

No place for partisan question

Dear Editor, (In response to "Trustee applicants make their case," The Citizen, Jan. 23, page 7.) A comment regarding Brandon Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman's interviews of candidates to fill the vacant trustee seat....more >>

Opinions

OCEF: Thank you community

Dear Editor, Community, we did it! As president and volunteer coordinator of OCEF, I would like to thank the most wonderful, giving community for all your support through the holidays....more >>

Opinions

State constitutional convention

Dear Editor, Jim Sherman's recent column "Here come da judge, da partisan judge" (The Citizen, Jan. 16, page 7) brought up some excellent reasons for Michigan voters to support a state constitutional convention where judicial reforms could be discussed....more >>

Opinions

Thank you Bueche's, local citizens

Dear Editor, Thanks to the management of Bueche's for allowing us to spend two afternoons in December in front of the store, collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for OCEF in our 1962 Studebaker truck, donning the banner "Cans for Christmas....more >>

Opinions

'Brandon baseball, sorry for your luck'

Dear Editor, (In response to, "Contract ends too early for coach," The Citizen, Jan. 16, page 3.) Three things come to mind when I think of Ron Wagner. Tough, honest and a big heart....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

TV-less

Did you see what happened on (fill in the blank)? No, not unless I remembered to Google-it when I had WiFi connection on my laptop. I have come to depend on the internet more than I used to....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reverse comment rule

Dear Editor, I'm writing regarding the injustice of the public speaking one agenda item rule that the Independence Township Board just passed. When trustees claim that they've earned the right to speak endlessly, apparently some of those same trustees have forgotten that every citizen in attendance has made the same sacrifice to attend meetings....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Vote would reform court

Dear Editor, Jim Sherman's recent column "Here come da judge, da partisan judge,"Jan. 13, brought up some excellent reasons for Michigan voters to support a state constitutional convention where judicial reforms could be discussed....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for birthday donation for animals

Dear Editor, The Oakland Pet Adoption Center would like to thank Kiana Ayotte for her generous donation of food, toys and blankets to the animals awaiting adoption. Kiana, who is a 10-year-old from the Clarkston area, saved her birthday and Christmas money to make this donation worth $97....more >>

Spiritual matters

The peace God gives enriches our daily lives

One of the common problems of our time is the number of people that endure each day without peace in their lives. Whether the cause be anxiety, doubt, fear, guilt, or trouble, the problem is serious....more >>

Boys & Girls' Club says 'Thanks, Christi's'

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Thanks to Nick Christi and his staff at Christi's Bar and Grill for hosting a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, Jan. 28 and to his generous vendors who donated supplies for the event....more >>

Job fair a community-wide effort

Dear editor, The Orion Area Chamber would like to thank the following for either their support, contribution, or opening their hearts to the men and women who fought off the bitter cold to come to the Job Fair the chamber sponsored last week....more >>

'Appalled' by criminal activity in Orion

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, Thank you for your article explaining your clarification on Orion's Police Reports. I greatly appreciate your efforts to sort out the details on crime in our township....more >>

'Band and choir should not be cut'

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, I am in band at Waldon Middle School, and I know that Lake Orion is thinking about cutting the Band and Choir program because people think that the athletics are more valued....more >>

'Yes' vote could chart course for change

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, Jim Sherman's recent column "Here come da judge, da partisan judge" brought up some excellent reasons for Michigan voters to support a state constitutional convention where judicial reforms could be discussed....more >>

Reporting for reporting

A column by Leah Yanuszeski

After rushing home from school and out of the insanely crowded school parking lot, I tried my best to make myself presentable to the editor and staff writer of The Lake Orion Review in a few short minutes....more >>
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Born July 30th
1889: Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
1898: Henry Moore, English sculptor.
1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
1924: William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter's Luck).
1940: Patricia Shroeder, U.S. congresswoman.
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in history
0: The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.
1787: The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.
1799: The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.