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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 September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1787: The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
1796: President George Washington delivers his Farewell Address to Congress before concluding his second term in office.When George Washington announced that he would retire from office he set the stage for the nation's first two party presidential campaign.
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.