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Brandon SOC moving in right direction

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the readers who have written in about schools of choice and why they feel that this is a racial issue brought about by racist people in the community....more >>

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Wrestling fundraiser successful

Dear Editor, The Goodrich Varsity Wrestling team thanks everyone who donated at the John's Steakhouse fundraiser. It was a great success! The team earned $1,500. The money will be used to fund clinics with Jake Herbert, a two time national champ and world silver medalist, Kellen Russel, a two time NCAA All-American, and Aaron Simpson, also a two time NCAA All-American and current UFC fighter....more >>

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Thanks for the confidence, votes

Dear Editor, Thank you Brandon Township Board for having the confidence in me to appoint me to fill the vacant seat as trustee on the board. I look forward to working with the board....more >>

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Community a little cleaner

Dear Editor, My daughter, Lauren Zajac, and her friend, Gillian Noonan, got together and made a plan to do something for the environment on Earth Day. The two of them spent about two hours Friday morning in the cold and rain cleaning roadside garbage....more >>

Guest Column

Medical hypnotherapy has become main stream

The facts speak for themselves. Scientific research not only supports the use of alternative health care, hospital's are increasing both staff and facilities to accommodate the demand....more >>

Opinions

Taxing pensions risky business

Dear Editor, In an effort to placate hesitant lawmakers, Governor Snyder came up with a compromise of not taxing pensions for people more than 67 years of age and giving a tax break of $20,000 for those under and others full taxation....more >>

Letter to the editor

50th anniversary of street renaming

The year 2011 represents the 50th Anniversary of the renaming of several village streets. At a meeting of the Village council on December 11, 1961, Ordinance No. 133 was passed changing the name of Orion Street to Hauxwell Drive, Central Street to Newton Drive, Hemingway Street to Slater Street, Park Island Road to Algene Drive, Bellevue Street to Barron Street, and Sylvan Road to Sheron Street....more >>

Letter to the editor

'P'is for parks

Dear Editor, I read with interest the column in the Lake Orion Review about "P is for passport, patience with state parks." It prompted me to go to check the sticker I'd put on my license plate in March to verify that I had indeed paid for the parks....more >>

Letter to the editor

Seuss alive and well in Lake Orion, thank you!

Dear Editor, Thank you to the community and especially to Lake Orion Review writers Gabriel Ouzounian and Olivia Shumaker for the incredible support of the high school production of Seussical, the musical....more >>

My Way

My Way

The misadventures of Little Johnny

Little Johnny had a big problem. He got his report card and things weren't looking so good. He got one C, three D's and an F. On top of that, he got his MEAP test results and they weren't so hot either....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Royal Wedding and Rain in Michigan

Don't think there's a connection? Read on . . . I dare you.

So, riddle me this Batman: How does three inches of rain in two days relate to the royal wedding? * * * I guess you can call me a man's man, only in that I had no compulsion to wear a funny hat; no desire to wave the Union Jack and no, inkling – not one, single thought -- of watching any part of the marriage between England's Prince William to his then bride-to-be Kate Middleton....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Something about May causes me to recall . . .

Maybe it's Mother's Day. Maybe it's graduation time. Maybe it's Memorial Day. Whatever, something about this month makes me have some more serious thoughts. I'm reminded of a quotation and poem I've put in Jottings columns in years past....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Osama bin shot

The elimination of Osama bin Laden seemed a topic ripe for localization, so I emailed 15 elected officials in Clarkston, Independence and Springfield townships, and Clarkston schools for their thoughts....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader unimpressed with sewer fees

Dear Editor, Does anyone really think that changing the method of billing for sewer usage is about being more fair or equitable? Is it really about raising more money for DPW, since DPW depleted its Water & Sewer fund by loaning money to the township supervisor to pay over twice market value for the Township Hall? It will be interesting to see if sewer revenue to DPW rises in the first full year of "punching the numbers in....more >>

Letter to the editor

Call for investigation of bat incident

Dear Editor, Once again Independence Township Supervisor Dave Wagner has brought a black eye to our community with his mob like tactics. Now he's caught in a "vendetta" of his own making....more >>

Spiritual matters

Jesus provides example on dealing with each other

My mother taught me so much. Things like, be yourself, do your best, love forgives, always wear clean underwear, and share with others. A story that could be true of any of us…One rainy spring day a woman was shopping with her young daughter....more >>
Donald Turner
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Born November 23rd
1878: Ernest King, commander-in-chief of the U.S. fleet who designed the United States' winning strategy in World War II.
1887: Boris Karloff, film actor most famous for his role as the monster in the movie Frankenstein.
1888: Adolph Arthur Harpo Marx, American comedian, one of the Marx brothers.
1897: Willie The Lion Smith, jazz and ragtime pianist.
November 23rd
in history
1863: Union forces win the Battle of Orchard Knob, Tennessee.
1863: The Battle of Chattanooga, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, begins (also in Tennessee).
1903: Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his American debut in a Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto.
1904: Russo-German talks break down because of Russia's insistence to consult France.
1909: The Wright brothers form a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.