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'Bicentennial Quilt' winner announced

Every year, the Bicentennial Quilters work together at the Orion Township Public Library to create a special and unique quilt by hand. Raffle tickets are sold by the Friends of the Orion Township Library for $1 each throughout the year, and the money is used to provide funding for programs, events, and equipment for community use at the library....more >>
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'Snow Angels at Grandma's House'

Susanne Corker of Orion Township won first place at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Gingerbread competition (adult category) in Grosse Pointe.   The house will be on display during Christmas Tours through December 20th....more >>
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Milestones

Congratulations!

Benjamin J. Longuski

Ben graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Professions and a Minor in Business. Ben plans to pursue a career as a Physicians Assistant (PA)....more >>
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Engaged!

Schmitz-Sauro

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Schmitz of Lake Orion are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Schmitz, to Erik Sauro, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sauro, of Lake Orion.  The bride-to-be is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing....more >>
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Business

Holiday decoration winner announced

Elements, a downtown Lake Orion boutique featuring home furnishings, clothing, jewelery and other items, took home this year's "Best Overall Decoration," honors, bestowed by the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority....more >>
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Born September 3rd
1875: Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.
1894: Richard Niebuhr, theologian.
1907: Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.
1914: Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.
1927: Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.
September 3rd
in history
1838: Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life. At Douglass' home in Washington, D.C., visitors can learn about his successes--and his disappointments.
1855: General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.
1895: The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men's Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.
1914: The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.A fanatically selfless sense of duty drove nurse Edith Cavell to harbor Allied soldiers behind German lines.
1916: The German Somme front is broken by an Allied offensive.It took a lot of demonstrating to sell the U.S. Army on motorized transport, but the ultimate incentive came when the American Expeditionary Force entered World War I.