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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 May 22nd
1828: Albrecht von Grafe, German eye surgeon, founder of modern opthamology.
1844: Mary Cassatt, impressionist painter.
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, creator of the Sherlock Holmes series.
1907: Laurence Olivier, actor.
1920: Thomas Gold, astronomer.
May 22nd
in history
1856: Senator Preston Brooks of South Carolina strikes Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner's earlier condemnation of slavery.
1863: Union General Ulysses S. Grant's second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.
1868: The Great Train Robbery takes place as seven members of the Reno Gang make off with $98,000 in cash from a train's safe in Indiana.
1872: The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners.
1882: The United States formally recognizes Korea.