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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.