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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 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.
August 1st
in history
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.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.