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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 September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.