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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 26th
1875: Syngman Rhee, South Korean statesman.
1893: Anita Loos, novelist and screenwriter (Gentleman Prefer Blondes).
1894: Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader.
1900: Charles Richter, physicist and seismologist.
1914: Bernard Malamud, novelist and short story writer (The Natural).
April 26th
in history
1941: The first organ is played at a baseball stadium in Chicago.
1968: Students seize the administration building at Ohio State University.
1983: The Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for first time.
1986: The world's worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union.
1994: Nelson Mandela wins the presidency in South Africa's first multiracial elections.