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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 December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.