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Hearts fund raisers

Helping Hearts Helping Hands hosts its First Annual Fall Fundraising Frenzy Week: Donate a Dollar bins around Clarkston, Sept. 4-10; Culver's of Clarkston, 6-8 p.m., on Sept. 5, 10 percent donated to Helping Hands; Big Boy, Sept....more >>

Labor Day

Clarkston Rotary Club hosts the Labor Day Parade, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, on downtown Main Street. Karen Newman, singer for the Detroit Red Wings, sings the National Anthem. Parade route is Church Street to Main Street, north through downtown Clarkston to Miller Road....more >>

Knights' Car Show

Knights of Columbus Council 5436, 5660 Maybee Road, hosts it second annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, rain or shine. All cool cars are welcome, with trophies for select class winners....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph