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Editor's column - Being a Michigander

Last week I was driving down Orion Road on a sunny Friday morning when my phone rings. It's a friend bemoaning the weather and saying we may have to cancel our plans for outdoor activities later in the evening....more >>

Editor's column - Welcome The Review's newest writer

Hello Lake Orion, I'm the new guy. Well, new to Lake Orion that is. If anyone has read the Review's sister publiclation the Clarkston News. You may have seen my byline or recognize my picture in this column, which sadly needs to be updated....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Of this and that (or not much at all)

I found it interesting to listen in on some of the discourse between United States Supreme Court Justices and solicitors for the government and the 20-odd states against what is now a "good" term, Obamacare....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Saving things is a good habit if memory holds

I'm sure Webster would define thrift, cheap, saving, frugal and being economical each differently, but to me they are very similar. I'm not recommending everyone go through a depression like that of the 1930s, but it was necessary to put those adjectives into use....more >>

Opinions

I'll stick with my 'Warm Friends'

Dear Editor, I wanted to write to thank Mr. Bob Kratt and the Hamilton's Crew for their Letter to the Editor in last week's Citizen (March 24, 2012.) I was happy to see that Hamilton's take on the proposed Consumer Power gas main extension was finally voiced....more >>

Opinions

Cash Mob and Night at the Races

Dear Editor, We had a great time in Ortonville,on March 24!! First, at the Cash Mob at Willow Pointe on South Street. Although some people shopped early in order to avoid the crowd, there were more than a dozen people gathered in the parking lot to go in to the store at noon....more >>

Opinions

Why can't government work?

Dear Editor, Recently, I had an issue that I felt was a "prime" example of why people feel many of our government institutions cannot run effectively as most of use run our own lives or business....more >>

Opinions

Rocking and Raking, April 28

Dear Editor, The annual spring Teens and Seniors, Rocking and Raking yard cleanup project will take place on Saturday, April 28. Any senior citizen or disabled adult can request yard clean up, windows washed and/or minor chores by notifying the Edna Burton Senior Center of the work you are requesting....more >>

News

Good government does permit some compassion

(In response to 'Campground residents not above the law,' The Citizen, March 17, page 6) Dear Editor, I notice that you do not seem to consider the fact that we are talking about seniors in there 80's and at least one being a WW 2 veteran with an ill wife....more >>

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Goodbye to you

Five years ago I wrote my first column for The Clarkston News. Now, I am writing my last. To some of you this may be sad news and to others a sigh of relief, but don't worry, I'm not going far....more >>

Letter to Editor

School bond reasons from a teacher

Dear Editor, As a teacher of 24 years in the Clarkston Schools and VP of the CEA, I am in full support of the upcoming bond election. As an employee, former CCS parent, and citizen I followed the process that resulted in this decision....more >>

Letter to Editor

Reader sees shifts in school bond plan

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Community Schools administration has stressed the May 8 bond proposal is what is best for the students and is supported by a solid plan, particularly in terms of the technology portion of the bond....more >>

Letter to Editor

Thanks for S.O.C.K.S. Day muffins, notes

Dear Editor, A special thanks goes out to the third graders at Independence Elementary School for furnishing all of the wonderful muffins for our Meals on Wheels and Seniors at the Center....more >>

Words from the Sup't

What does a bond mean for your child?

Included in the district's needs list, which was established through the strategic planning process and lists how the district will utilize bond monies, is the establishment of 1-to-Global learning environments in each of our schools and classrooms....more >>

SpiritualMatters

Preparation for early spring reflects life

What an amazing spring we have had! March started out with April weather, then moved to May weather, and then gave us a taste of June weather with temperatures in the 80's. That is my kind of March....more >>
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Born July 31st
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
July 31st
in history
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.
1917: The third Battle of Ypres commences as the British attack the German lines.
1932: Adolf Hitler's Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) doubles its strength in legislative elections.
1944: The Soviet army takes Kovno, the capital of Lithuania.
1971: Apollo 15 astronauts take a drive on the moon in their land rover.