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Trucks were there before homeowners It never ceases to amaze me how people will move near an airport, in the direct line of a runway, and then complain about the sounds made by the airplanes....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Don's great adventure into the fashion world (no, for real)

Fashioneistas, hold onto your strapless, sequined dresses

Fillin' in. That's what I did this past weekend and unexpected, that's what it was. Why would a fashion maven, world-wide-web communicator type, ask a truly undiscriminating eye to pinch-hit on a fashion blog? I chalk it up to desperate times call for desperate measures....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Screw work, play golf but read this first

Let's get started this week with some light stuff. The only ones who remember you when you come in 2nd is your wife and your dog. The one-armed man only shopped at secondhand stores....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Rough reporting

It's not easy doing this job. It has been made apparent to me, time and time again, the Clarkson city manager feels I am the main cause of her issues over the past year. Her comments to me have been down right vindictive, and blame is placed squarely on me....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Schools not the same Dear Editor, Our family recently moved to Clarkston from a town of 10,000 on the west side of Michigan. My husband and I grew up in Clarkston and were excited to expose our children to the great place we grew up....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Summer ends, but faith continues

"Where has the summer gone?" It seems like just yesterday that we couldn't wait for warm weather after such a tough winter. Now we are starting school again and conversations have already turned to what kind of winter will we have this year....more >>
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Born July 8th
1869: Wiliam Vaughan Moody, poet and playwright (The Great Divide).
1906: Philip C. Johnson, architect.
1908: Nelson Rockefeller, U.S. vice president to Gerald Ford.
1943: Faye Wattleton, women's rights advocate.
1953: Anna Quindlen, novelist.
July 8th
in history
1663: The British crown grants Rhode Island a charter guaranteeing freedom of worship.
1686: The Austrians take Budapest from the Turks and annex Hungary.
1709: Peter the Great defeats Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, effectively ending the Swedish empire.
1755: Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensify.
1758: The British attack on Fort Carillon at Ticonderoga, New York, is foiled by the French.