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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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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 April 27th
1791: Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822: Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840: Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900: Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
April 27th
in history
1863: The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
1865: The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers--mostly former Union POWs--are killed.
1909: The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown.
1937: German bombers of the Condor Legion devastate Guernica, Spain.
1941: The Greek army capitulates to the invading Germans.