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'P' is for passport, patience with state parks

By Bill Kalmar It has been my experience that Michigan has some of the best state parks in the nation.  Having camped and vacationed in many of the parks I can personally attest to the cleanliness of the grounds and facilities, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and the picturesque settings....more >>
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What have you been doing in the spring sun, Lake Orion?

I love being outside. It's not news to my friends and family and probably some regular readers out there. With our new baby in tow, my husband and I traveled to Sault Ste. Marie last weekend for a meet-and-greet celebration with my side of the family....more >>

Opinions

Let America be America again

Dear Editor, In 1982 I helped our son skip school. He called asking if he could stay overnight at his friend's house, explaining his buddy had been expelled from Brandon High for punching out the assistant principal....more >>

Opinions

Don't speak for me on SOC

Dear Editor, (In response to 'Public: 'Stop schools of choice'' The Citizen, April 16, page 6): I've been disheartened about the public controversy brewing over the Brandon School District's School of Choice program....more >>

Letter to the editor

Lang's wife likes him, too

Dear Editor, I realize my opinion is biased, but I enthusiastically support my husband, Terry Lang, for Board of Education Trustee on May 3. All of the qualities about Terry that drive me nuts, make him the best candidate! He has a passion about holding himself and those around him accountable for their words and actions....more >>

Letter to the editor

Another for Lang

Dear Editor, I am a 1990 graduate of Lake Orion High School and the owner of Edcor Data Services in Troy.  As an alumnus of this school district and Terry Lang's employer, I enthusiastically support his candidacy for Board of Education Trustee and encourage you to give him your vote on May 3....more >>

Letter to the editor

Campbell for school board

Dear Editor, We are so thankful for the education our children received at Lake Orion Community Schools.  We want this to continue for all the children that attend Lake Orion.  That is why on May 3 we will vote for Terrie Campbell....more >>

Letter to the editor

Connie Meech for them, too

Dear Editor, These are difficult times and our community is in need of strong leadership on our board.  We believe that Connie Meech is an outstanding example of the kind of leadership Lake Orion Schools should have....more >>

Letter to the editor

Connie Meech for them

Dear Editor, My husband and I wholeheartedly endorse Connie Meech for the Lake Orion School Board.  We have known her for over 10 years and she not only has a very good character, but the intelligence, experience and prudence to make sure our school district is top-notch....more >>

Letter to the editor

More for Weaver, Wolverton

Dear Editor, I am a supporter of Janet Wolverton, and Kelley Weaver for the upcoming school board election. I was one of the co-chairs for the most recent bond proposal, and while, I 100% believed in passing the bond to get our district to the level I believe our kids deserve, and most of the community wants to see, I also heard the cry to get there using a different path....more >>

Letter to the editor

Lang equals leadership

Dear Editor, I'd like to thank ONTV and the nine school board candidates who introduced themselves using YouTube this week.  Those introductions, as well as the interviews in March 16 edition of The Review gave the voters a good start in making important decisions for the May 3 election....more >>

Letter to the editor

Lang equals leadership

Dear Editor, I am writing to ask your readers support Terry Lang for Board of Education Trustee on May 3rd.  I am the father of two Lake Orion High School students and have worked at three different employers with Terry during the past 15 years....more >>

Letter to the editor

Wolverton & Weaver

In the upcoming school board election, I am voting for Janet Wolverton and Kelly Weaver and they deserve your vote too.  Janet has served our district selflessly for the past nine years....more >>

Letter to the editor

McQuiston and Miller

Lake Orion Community Schools is a great school district that is also facing great challenges. The upcoming May 3rd school board election will determine the direction the district will take for the next four years....more >>

Letter to the editor

Sign of the times

Dear Editor. Now you see it, now you don't! I put up 40 campaign signs for School Board last week and came home from a business trip this weekend to find over half of them were down, completely missing! So having run for office before I went to the dumpster behind Orion Township Hall to find 14 of them, and no other candidatefs signs! GO FIGURE? This May 3rd all of us residents in the Orion School District can make a difference! We must make a difference as our kids future depends on it! Let me give you a personal experience example, my son Daniel went to Wayne State University for 5 years had a very good GPA and a very good PCAT score and applied for Pharmacy school there....more >>

Letter to the editor

Bracken will get his vote

Dear Editor, Lake Orion willelect new members to its school board in May. Traditionally, those people running for a position on the board are concerned parents with school age children where the dedication is temporary, or teachers with ulterior motives, in both categories motives tend to be highly subjective from a very personal point of view....more >>

Bracken will get his vote

Dear Editor, Lake Orion willelect new members to its school board in May. Traditionally, those people running for a position on the board are concerned parents with school age children where the dedication is temporary, or teachers with ulterior motives, in both categories motives tend to be highly subjective from a very personal point of view....more >>

Letter to the editor

School board vote will be deciding factor for her vote

Dear Editor, I am a 17 year resident of Lake Orion and a 1978 graduate. My three children Bobby (2008), Molly (2010), and Julie (Junior) all have attended Lake Orion Community Schools, Pinetree, Paint Creek, Waldon, Scripps and Lake Orion High School respectively....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Covering board meetings (again)

And, it sucks

Interesting week. So, here it is the middle of April and as I sit and look out the window Monday morning, I watch the snow fall. I watch as it accumulates on the cars across the street....more >>

Jim's Jottings

You know it's going to be a bad day when . . .

Friday dawned a nice day. I decided to drive my handy John Deere out to get the morning paper. It's about 100 feet from the garage door to the mailbox. As soon as I took the paper from the box, my John Deere quit running....more >>

Opinions

Vote No on the recall May 3

Dear Editor, Vote No on the recall May 3. Send another message that you have had enough of petty small town politics, frivolous lawsuits, wild accusations such as never plowing snow again, camping outside private residences and filming innocent people coming and going, taking a village computer, and removing information from the hard drive....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich residents lack confidence in council leadership

Dear Editor, The citizens of Goodrich have been fed a continuous stream of misguided information regarding the state of village finances. Council President Patricia Wartella, along with council members Doug McAbee and Phil Jackson, have not represented the facts....more >>

Opinions

Public: 'Stop schools of choice'

Dear Editor, Apathy: lack of feeling or emotion. I am wondering if the Brandon school district is taking advantage of the community's apathy. We have 12,000 registered voters in the Brandon school district....more >>

Opinions

Prejudice, bigotry have no place here

Dear Editor, (In response to: 'Bigotry driving SOC issue?' The Citizen, April 9, page 6, Your Thoughts): I don't know Carol Mannino Kachmar, but I want to thank her for her letter to the editor in the April 9 issue of The Citizen....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

My Saturday evening began with two simple lists - do laundry and clean. I started one task but quickly found myself immersed in a show on the A&E network called "Storage Wars." The show follows four buyers and their teams as they go to repossessed storage units....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Gov't poor role model for reader

Dear Editor, Recently there have been reports of politicians scoffing the suggestion that government should pattern its financial planning more in keeping with that of the private sector....more >>

Gov't poor role model for reader

Dear Editor, Recently there have been reports of politicians scoffing the suggestion that government should pattern its financial planning more in keeping with that of the private sector....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for columnist's writings

Dear Editor, I wanted to share my appreciation for publishing Maria Mark's works in The Clarkston News. Much of my work depends on working with people and and making connections with others, and Maria's articles speak volumes to me....more >>

Spiritual matters

Turn inwards to God in times of disaster

Airports in Tampa and West Palm Beach have had to change their designations because of the fact that the North Pole is moving East at a rate of 40 miles per year. At this rate, in 50 years it will have left Northern Canada, passed through Alaska and reside in Siberia....more >>
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