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Psychic Fair 9/06/2014 with Rich Milostan

Date: Saturday, September 06, 2014
Astrology and Psychic Fair 9/06/2014 With Rich Milostan Saturday September 6, 2014 10am to 4pm Troy

Taking Control of Your Retirement

Date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Americans are living longer and how will this increased life expectancy affect your retirement. Kevin

Lost and Found: Legendary Lake Michigan Shipwrecks

Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Valerie Van Heest will bring a multi-media presentation of "chilly" tales of the deep. She is an award

Stroke Awareness

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Some very simple and extremely lifesaving information will be presented during this 45 minute program

Ideal Lavender for Your Garden

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Using illustrated books and handouts, Iris explains lavender growing requirements, nomenclature and

Recent Letters

I don’t know what planet Mr. Bond is from but it can’t be planet Earth. 70% of those individuals ...more»
Bruce Marsee | Aug 15
The Clarkston Independence District Library Board would like to thank the City and Township residents ...more»
Marilyn Pomeroy, Board President, Clarkston Independence District Library | Aug 15

Letter to the Editor

On this one, Fetzer is right! My sign is my speech, if you don't like it, don't look. If you agree, ...more»
Rob Namowicz | Jul 30

Recent Deaths

Lawrence Callahan

2014-08-23
Lawrence "Larry" Callahan; of Lake Orion; passed away on August 23, 2014 at the age of 43. Beloved son of Janice Callahan of ...more»

Christopher Whitehouse

2014-08-14
Christopher Whitehouse passed away on August 14, 2014. He was 25. He is survived by his mom Tracie Mullan; dad Kevin Whitehouse; ...more»

Robert A. SUTTON

2014-08-24
SUTTON, Robert A.; of Clarkston; August 24, 2014; age 83; husband of Janet for 58 years; father of Amy (Mark) Johnson and Alice ...more»

Cold splash for a cool cause

Neiman's Family Market Store Director John Schmidt and Lori Mouser readied themselves for the buckets full of ice and cold water from their coworkers as they participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, ...more»

Hoedown raises funds, awareness for K-9 Stray Rescue League

For the second year in a row, a Metamora woman opened her home and her heart to help benefit the K-9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford. "I think we all need to do something. This is my (way to) give back," ...more»

Ice Bucket Challenge

Tonja Brice, Fran Hotchkiss, and Robin Loughlin all work at the Brandon Township Public Library, and were nominated to do the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to benefit the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) ...more»

Fun flyin' fast at Dragon on the Lake

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer It just keeps getting bigger and better. In the last three years, the Dragon on the Lake festival has grown to span 10 blocks in Downtown Lake Orion with this ...more»
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.

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