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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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Shooting Stars

'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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Milestones

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 December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1862: John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky. Morgan's Last Battle.
1862: President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day. Christmas in the Civil War
1912: Italy lands troops in Albania to protect its interests during a revolt there. The Second Balkans War.
1914: German and British troops on the Western Front declare an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas during World War I.
1918: A revolt erupts in Berlin.