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Keiser's Role First baby picture

A couple weeks ago my wife and I went to the doctor and we got to see our first baby picture and hear its little heartbeat via ultrasound. It was amazing, I cried. I looked at my wife Noell with tear filled eyes and said "we created this....more >>

Guest opinion: Lake Orion Fireworks Association thanks the community for support

By Carl A Cyrowski LOFA President The breakfast/brunch fundraiser at the Lake Orion Boat Club this past Sunday was a tremendous success - we served almost 500 meals. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped, it went like clock work and the weather was very cooperative....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Do you need a new home? We can help!

Did you know that a coalition of businesses, government officials, houses of worship, nonprofits, and schools is forming to build a Habitat for Humanity home here in Clarkston this fall? Just a few weeks ago several area community leaders met in my office to continue the momentum....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Before it happens, think of life without a car

Many of us know people, who because of age or health, have had their driving privileges removed. I have never given this a thought, until a brain-dead decision I made recently. I left the hatch-back door of my mini-van up while it was parked in my garage....more >>

Opinions

Forensic audit is expensive, but it's the right thing to do

Doing the right thing is never easy and in this case, it's not cheap so we have to applaud the Oxford Village Council for employing the services of a forensic auditor to find out what happened to the $21,177 in missing property tax payments and police funds....more >>

My Way

Temper rights with courtesy, responsibility

"There ought to be a system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely." Edmund Burke As a red-blooded American male, I love explosions and the smell of gunpowder....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
0: The Aghlabid rulers of Ifriqiyah (modern day Tunisia) capture Taormina, Sicily.
1096: The crusaders under Peter the Hermit reach Constantinople.
1464: Piero de Medici succeeds his father, Cosimo, as ruler of Florence.
1664: The Turkish army is defeated by French and German troops at St. Gotthard, Hungary.
1689: James II's 15-week siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure.It was a shaken and demoralized English column that returned to its northern Irish base at Newry on the evening of May 28, 1595.