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Editor's Column: Let's shop local

Did anybody get maced last weekend in Lake Orion? Probably not. I think we are all too nice to fight for the opportunity to land so-called deals on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday....more >>

Letter to the editor: Thanksgiving thanks

Dear Editor, This year's Thanksgiving dinner was a big success. Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped out. To those who donated money or products, we'd like to thank: our loyal customers, Lake Orion Lions Club, Lake Orion Firefighters Association, Caramagno Foods, Del Bene Produce, Tom Stefanek Dist....more >>

Letter to the editor: Don't blame, thank

Dear Editor, A letter appearing in last week's Review deserves attention about the Township Board "reducing" the Sheriff's protection. The writer Dave forgot that the separate police millage our residents approve, like most, have had a smaller tax base due to reduced home values and people moving out....more >>

Don't Rush Me

And speaking of opportunity...

I believe in times of great turmoil and economic gloom there are also great opportunities for those saavy enough and brave enough to seek 'em.

Another Thanksgiving is done and gone. I know because of all the excuses coming from the Detroit Lions professional football franchise about another embarrassing, nationally televised loss....more >>

Jim's Jottings

It sounds right, but the answers can be weird

Entering one of the military services, taking tests for employment or completing sixth grade tests are supposedly ways for higher-ups to judge and assign their people. I remember my older brother, who earned his livelihood selling men's clothing before going into the Navy, and being sent to the engine room (black gang, they were called in 1942) of a ship....more >>

Opinions

Who is Occypy Wall Street?

Dear Editor, If I know anything about the mainstream media I know they sure can polish an issue. The media's latest pile of dung: the Occupy Wall Street movement. What is Occupy Wall Street? Protestors of OWS claim the movement is "a peaceful protest in response to the economic and democratic crises"....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Changing seasons

Christmas season is here. How did that happen? Now I have to get my Christmas tree and decorations up. If I procrastinate, the season will pass and it will be time for New Year's. Thanksgiving went by quickly....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader calls for alternatives to open burning

Dear Editor, I'm on the fence regarding the burning issue, as I can relate to arguments on both sides of the debate. I believe it comes down to understanding that when we are part of a community, that means sometimes tolerating things we are not so thrilled about, and setting boundaries for ourselves that are considerate of others....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call for more pride in Clarkston's appearance

Dear Editor, As a life-long resident of Clarkston, I must speak up with my disappointment with the lack of maintenance being done on foreclose commercial buildings in Clarkston. Example, the old BP gas station on the corner of M-15 and Dixie Hwy....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader wants supervisor to lay out all his cards

Dear Editor, In regards to your story, "Competing Clarks," Nov. 23, we have to question Supervisor Wagner's comment that the appointment of Bart Clark as superintendent is "pathetic" and "It has nothing to do with the good of the township....more >>

Words from the Sup't:Dr. Rod Rock

Improvements needed to meet new school vision

The Clarkston Community Schools' learner profile reads"Clarkston Community Schools' students are thoughtful, contributing members of society who possess the behaviors, skills and attitudes to continue to learn and adapt to a diverse and dynamic global society....more >>
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Born July 29th
1900: Owen Lattimore, writer.
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
1909: Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
1918: Edwin Greene O'Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
July 29th
in history
0: The Spanish Armada is sighted off the coast of England.
1602: The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris for conspiring with Spain and Savoy against King Henry IV of France.
1603: Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.
1693: The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden.
1830: Liberals led by the Marquis of Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king's restrictions on citizens' rights.