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New to community, but not to journalism

Hello Oxford, I'm the new guy. Well, new to Oxford that is. If anyone has read the Leader's sister publiclations the Lake Orion Review or the Clarkston News, you may have seen my byline or recognize my picture in this column....more >>

Lets talk photography

I've learned a great deal since joining this paper in November of 2010. When I came to the paper what I knew how to do was write a story in a certain style and interview people. I've learned much in the two years I've been here but if any one skill stands out as something I treasure it's photography....more >>

Greetings Lake Orion as well

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Lake Orion community. My name is Dan Shriner and I will be the editor of The Lake Orion Review for awhile. Some of you may know me....more >>

Fireworks menace resident

Dear Editor, I find it hard to believe that on the front page of my copy of The Lake Orion Review that I received on Sept. 13, you are giving Michael Mahan, who claims that he is following the law, more free advertising after already reporting his previous appearance before the Orion Township Board Meeting....more >>

Thanks Orion!

Summer is officially over and this year's Dragon on the Lake is a wonderful memory. As we settle back into the rhythm of familiar routines, I'd like to pause and share my gratitude....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Flavor of fall

The turn of colors and the chill in the air means it's time - it is fall. The leaves are slowly losing their green for more vibrant red, yellow and orange tints. With fall comes the trips to local cider mills for apples, cider and donuts....more >>

Letter to the editor

School board's deficit is irresponsible

Dear Editor, At the Clarkston School Board meeting on June 25, the board approved the 2012-2013 budget by a 4-3 vote. The budget that was approved by four board members authorizes the administration to spend $3....more >>

Letter to the editor

O'Neill supports McLaren hospital plan

Dear Editor, Though I don't wish to be dragged into a newspaper letter writing "war," I must correct several inaccuracies in the response letters to my father's (Dr. James O'Neill) appeal to have the CON laws revisited....more >>

Letter to the editor

Support for library millage

Dear Editor, I am a 40-some resident and supporter of our great community of the City of the Village of Clarkston and the Township of Independence, and this sounds as if we have reached a fine cooperative goal of setting our place of residence far along the road towards the re-establishment of our gem of a library into a District Library....more >>

Letter to the editor

Mitchell for the environment

Dear Editor, Jeremy Mitchell is committed to good ecological stewardship and the long-term healthy viability of our township; he recognizes ecological considerations must go hand-in-hand with economic planning if we are to grow and progress as we wish, while also ensuring a safe environment for subsequent generations....more >>

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Spiritual Matters

Habitat provides chance for all of us

Most of us have probably heard the old Chinese saying, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Though it comes from a Chinese philosopher named Lao Tzu who lived over 2,500 years ago, it still rings true today that actually taking a first step is essential to any journey or dream, no matter how large or difficult the venture may be....more >>
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Born September 5th
1638: Louis XIV, The Sun King of France who built the palace at Versailles.
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
September 5th
in history
1792:
1804: In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1816: Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.
1859: Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.