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Joe from the Block

I like telling stories. My wife has heard the same ones over and over - especially when we get together with my high school and college buddies. (She is right -- we are all legends in our own minds....more >>

Letter to the editor

We introduce our new editor

Today The Lake Orion Review announces it has a new editor, Joe St. Henry. We are pleased to make this announcement, because for too many months, your newspaper of record has operated without an editor....more >>


Township rolls out marijuana moratorium

Brandon Twp.- Nearly three years ago, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. However, confusion over the law continues, and communities, including this township, are delaying making decisions regarding ordinances as they wait for direction....more >>


What's next for Goodrich?

Dear Editor, Integrity is a virtue we all admire. Walk as you talk. Follow through on commitments. Do what's right. Easy to say, but not always easily done. After next week, we'll have another council seated; our third in nine months....more >>

Letter to the editor

Article meant a great deal to our family

Dear Editor, I would like to thank The Lake Orion Review and Don Rush for the wonderful article about my father, Leo Sabatini. It was so long ago that Dad owned the store, and was part of the Lake Orion Community that we wondered if people would remember....more >>

My Way

My Way

There's no respect for other people's property anymore

Over the last few weeks, Oxford's experienced two incidents of senseless vandalism, one involving private property, the other concerning public property. The first occurred on July 22-23 at Koenig Sand & Gravel on Lakeville Rd....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Critical thinking and why we believe what we do

Reviewing Michael Shermer's The Believing Brain

I have often professed in this very spot in your community newspaper, that we really need to spend more time promoting critical thinking. When we hire a new reporter I try to cram in a lifetime's worth of thought into one little lesson and it goes something like this: "Even if somebody you admire, respect and agree with all of the time -- even the President of the United States -- tells you something, don't just report verbatim....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jim's Jottings

Will Return

Hey, even Jim "Steady Eddy" Sherman, Sr....more >>


'I would put a tower in my backyard'

Dear Editor, (In response to: '9-1-1 tower location poor choice,' The Citizen, July 23, page 6): The record needs to be set straight in regards to Gregory Hamilton's letter. I will state upfront that I am married to one of the (Hadley) planning commission members....more >>


Fundraiser for Hartwick success

Dear Editor, Thank you for your prayers, compassion, caring, kindness, help, services, and donations to the pig roast fundraiser for my son Tony Hartwick. The pig roast was a success despite the high temperature that day....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Eras end

The darkness gives way to the lights of Las Vegas, my most recent adventure outside of Michigan. But past the busiest part of the Vegas strip by MGM Grand, Flamingo and Caesar's Palace closer to where the history began is a boneyard for signs of the past....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Fired up over burn ordinance...

No more restrictions Dear Editor: Thanks for asking our opinion on this issue. I believe the current burning ordinance works well. You have to register with the Fire Department, a burning permit is issued, only certain days of the month are designated as burn days, restrictions apply to what can be burned, and if you are sensitive to smoke, you know what days to close the doors and windows....more >>

Home grown:Mary Pellerito

Tending garden best time for meditation

It's been light for an hour or two.  Before the day heats up, I take a meditative walk through the garden. As I walk out the front door, I take a deep breath and exhale. I walk slowly and notice the newly built spider web on the front porch....more >>

Spiritual matters

Take comfort in knowing we're God's chosen

Remember what it was like? Two captains were appointed to divide the group into teams. They chose one person after another. You waited in anticipation for your name to be called. Finally, they chose you! Remember how good that felt? You belonged....more >>
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1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
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1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.