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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 October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
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in history
1805: Austrian general Karl Mac surrenders to Napoleon's army at the battle of Ulm.
1818: The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States. Invasion of the Fourteenth Colony.
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.