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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 April 1st
1883: Lon Chaney, film actor.
1883: William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.
1895: Alberta Hunter, blues singer.
1919: Joseph E. Murray, transplant physician.
1929: Milan Kundera, Czech writer (The Farewell Party, The Unbearable Lightness of Being).
April 1st
in history
1863: The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.
1865: At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
1868: The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va.
1905: Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone.
1918: England's Royal Air Force is formed.