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Dispensaries OK in my book as long as they are regulated

I'm pleased to see Oxford Township has been taking a rational, logical approach to the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries, instead of just prohibiting them. However, now it seems the fate of dispensaries is going to come down to whether the township board is willing to spend the tax dollars necessary to craft its own regulatory ordinance or take the cheap and lazy way out by just banning them....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What do frogs and bicyclists have in common?

They both get in the way!

So, I finally started reading the book, A Walk In The Woods, by Bill Bryson. Folks have been after me to read it for years . . . well, since 1998 when it was first published. The book is about Bryson's (a travel writer) trek along the 2,000-some-odd miles of the Appalachian Trail....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Shopping with a list doesn't stop duplicating

I can't count the number of times I've been lured into buying stuff without thought. Especially, in grocery sections. I most always shop with a list. Too often I don't look at it until I've got my basket half full....more >>

Feel like doin' some diggin'?

Out Loud: A column by Laura Colvin

Are you into Orion? Do you dig history? You've gotta check out iDig Orion. OK, so call me a little biased, but I love digging through old editions of The Lake Orion Review. It's a lot of fun to see who was doing what 20, 40, 60 years ago or more....more >>
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Born February 9th
1814: Samuel Tilden, philanthropist.
1819: Lydia E. Pinkham, patent-medicine maker and entrepeneur.
1846: William Maybach, German engineer, designed the first Mercedes automobile.
1871: Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
February 9th
in history
1567: Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
1799: The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
1825: The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1861: Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1864: Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.