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Letter to the Editor: Women's Club says 'Thank you'

The members of the Oxford Women's Club would like to thank everyone who attended the annual Fashion Show held at Boulder Pointe on Tuesday, October 9. Fashions were provided by Trends in Fashion and Glorious Collections....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

When you write, 'spect to git read

or How the Return of the Michigander made my day

One of the cool things about working in the community news business folk seek you out. Most of the time it is for some of the neat things they or their loved ones have accomplished....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Time to delete stuff from my cluttered head

Back in the 1960s, F. Ray Forman owned the Oxford Theater. I guess that gave him the right to censor films. My source is Dick Buechler, who I don't question on his Oxford Village history....more >>

Editorial

Nice job keeping downtown colorful

Kudos to Clarkston Farm and Garden Club for their diligent work keeping downtown Clarkston beautiful this past summer and fall with its lively and colorful stone planter boxes. Summer was long, hot, and dry, but we could always count on fresh flowers and decorations along Main Street....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

One more to go

A Wolves football game is always eventful - either it is a big play or the nail biting last few minutes, hoping another penalty does not push them back...again. Even before kickoff there was a feeling it was going to be close - holding-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat close....more >>

Letters To The Editor . . .

School board issues Dear Editor, Attention voters in the Clarkston School District. Please take the opportunity in the November election to relieve Cheryl McGinnis of her place on the school board....more >>

More letters to the editor...

Library support Dear Editor, As concerned Independence Township citizens we are writing to urge our neighbors to vote in favor of the upcoming millage to support continuing operations of our library When we were considering settling in Clarkston, we looked at several things as being very important to our family....more >>

More letters to the editor...

Mitchell's biggest fan Dear Editor, I am likely the biggest supporter of Jeremy Mitchell's candidacy for Independence Township Trustee, because as his wife, I have seen first- hand Jeremy's commitment to serving people and communities for several years....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Ideas welcome for next year's market

This year marks the 8th season of market Saturdays in Clarkston. Our new location on Waldon Road at the Renaissance High School parking lot provided an opportunity for the market to gather once more and celebrate the abundance of the Michigan Harvest of local fruits, flowers, vegetables and so much more....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.
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in history
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.
1740: Thomas Arne's song Rule Britannia is performed for the first time.
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.