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LO's future pitmaster named BBQ Person of the Year

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Lake Orion smelled and savored his nationally acclaimed meats last weekend at the Flower and Art Fair, slow cooked to perfection.     National champion pitmaster Steve "Bubba" Coddington dished out 125 slabs of ribs and 60 lbs....more >>

Heavenly Paws finds homes at Flower and Art Fair

Allie Wray, two years old of Oxford, looks deep into Winston's eyes at the Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair May 9 and 10. If it were up to her, Winston would be the newest Wray family member, but unfortunately Allie's allergies got the best of her....more >>
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Born August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
August 31st
in history
1521: Cortes captures the city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico, and sets it on fire.
1756: The British at Fort William Henry, New York, surrender to Louis Montcalm of France.
1802: Captain Merriwether Lewis leaves Pittsburgh to meet up with Captain William Clark and begin their trek to the Pacific Ocean.
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!