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Fireworks were a blast

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Three-year-old Luca Aldrich of Lake Orion had never seen fireworks until this Independence Day, as 'starbursts' popped and crackled in the sky, their blue edges dripping like fire into the lake....more >>

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Uncle Sam leads singing on Lake Orion

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer If you were hanging around Lake Orion on the Fourth of July, you may have noticed Uncle Sam floating towards you slowly, in a paddleboat equipped with a loud speaker....more >>

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Ghostbike film helps healing

Judy Finnernen is using her grief creatively. After her husband's death in July 2011 she enrolled in the Sedona Film School and made a documentary movie on how he was killed. "This film is about that ghostbike, my healing process and love," she said....more >>
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Al Krier organized a patriotic sing-a-long on Lake Orion's Dollar Bay on July 4 (click for larger version)
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Born April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1826: Missolonghi falls to Egyptian forces.
1856: Free Stater J.N. Mace in Westport, Kansas shoots pro-slavery sheriff Samuel Jones in the back.
1865: Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munsford Station, Alalbama.
1895: Russia, France, and Germany force Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.
1896: Motion pictures premiere in New York City.