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Warm weather woes

The warm weather is back and people everywhere seem to be celebrating their ability to leave without a jacket and drive without four-wheel-drive. Not that the winter was hard - by my count there was only one day where driving was dicey and it was never cold enough to even warrant a scarf....more >>

My Way

Shotgun commentary

I enjoy using different weapons when I hunt, from my trusty rifle to my way-cool crossbow. But my all-time favorite is my shotgun. It's definitely my weapon of choice because it sends multiple projectiles screaming toward the target....more >>

Letter to the editor - Penny wise and pound foolish

Dear Editor, I'm very disappointed by the Village Council's shortsighted decision to de-fund the lifeguards at Green's Park. I agree with Stan Ford when he asserts that the $6,000 the village saves won't be worth the liability risk....more >>

Letter to the editor - The future of education

Dear Editor, On behalf of Michigan Citizens Advocating for Public Education and Lake Orion Community Schools Involved Citizens, I'd like to thank everyone who joined us at the Orion Township Library to participate in the Community Conversation on the Future of Education....more >>

Letter to the editor - Exploits in fiber thank you

Dear Orion Review, Thanks for the article detailing my exploits in the world of fiber since I retired, especially about the programs at the Senior Center, where we knit or crochet for charity on Thursday afternoons, and the new Needle Arts Circles at the library....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Robo-calling weanies, watch out!

Hey, not to be a Donny Downer dude and rain on everybody's nice weather parade, but . . . uhm, I got my first smackin' frackin' 'skeeter bite this past weekend! Come on, it's mid March in southeastern Michigan....more >>

Jim's Jottings

My 'yard art' girl has been violated

Editor's Note: Mr. Sherman is taking a break this week, so enjoy this "Best of Jottings" column from March 22, 2006.

Editor's Note: Mr. Sherman is taking a break this week, so enjoy this "Best of Jottings" column from March 22, 2006. If you were a reader of Jottings last October 5 you may recall the boasting of the art form known, at least by some, as "yard art....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Many ways to help

One of the great perks about being a creative person is having creative friends. As another way to raise money for March for Babies, besides talking, asking, and begging for monetary donations, my friend has created an online auction....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Citizen supports school bond vision

Dear Editor, Dr. Rock has been in Clarkston for only one and a half years and in that short time has helped grow a vision of what Clarkston Schools can and should be. His commitment to do right, not what is easy or popular, truly sets him apart....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader sees too many questions on bond

Dear Editor, I was very surprised to learn Clarkston Schools is going to ask for a $20 million bond. I thought the school must be in trouble to ask for that much. Then to find out there is no detailed plan for what they will purchase let alone how to use the $10 million of new technology....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Councilman explains township comments

Dear Editor, Recently, I have been quoted in articles about Cory Johnston's efforts to dissolve the City of the Village of Clarkston, so that it would become part of Independence Township....more >>
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Born August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
August 31st
in history
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
1942: The British army under General Bernard Law Montgomery defeats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Battle of Alam Halfa in Egypt.