Vladimir Putin is following Adolf Hitler’s playbook

It’s ironic that Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, is calling the leaders and people in Ukraine who oppose him Nazis. Putin is following the playbook that Adolf Hitler used when he tested the leaders in Europe when he annexed Austria. Hitler moved his forces into Austria on March 12, 1938 in the Anschluss essentially without […]

Hello Krispy Kreme!

Every day Mary and I go to the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall in Auburn Hills for our daily three mile walk. Once the weather warms up we will be walking and biking outside and I will begin running again. While we were there recently, we noticed that a new popcorn stand had been set […]

This open house wasn’t so open after all

Orion Township’s recent grand opening (the new Orion Township Municipal Complex) celebration on Tuesday, February 1st, wasn’t so grand for three Lake Orion and Oakland Township women hoping to find residents interested in becoming poll workers. With signs and clipboards in hand, volunteers Sandra Kiesel, Tammy O’Dea and Jami Bauer-Locricchio received a chilly reception from […]

Make those calls to friends and family!

Regular readers know that I like to be upbeat and humorous and maybe a bit quirky. Having said that, permit me to drift away a bit from that profile and become a bit macabre. And I think this may be a situation that many of you also experience. At our age of 78, Mary and […]

Your greatest love…

Let the Valentine’s Day celebrations begin! The actual holiday is Monday, which gives us the weekend to celebrate those we love, or really enjoy having in our lives. Even though the gifts are displayed in all the stores, it’s not all about cards, candy or flowers. It has a higher vibration than that. It’s about […]

In Good Consciousness

As a prayer chaplain, it is always a pleasure to pray for others. Anytime you are in communion with God, the Father, a positive energy exchange is occurring. Fulfilling a prayer call or text is supportive to both parties and anything that is positive is good! It’s also good to know that connecting with God […]

From St. Joseph’s kids with love . . .

From St. Joseph’s kids with love . . .

On Jan. 19, Melissa Parenteau, welcome ministry coordinator for St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Lake Orion, and her 4-year-old daughter, Noelle, hand-delivered over 150 thank-you cards to the Oxford Township Hall. Made by St. Joseph’s K-8 students and religious education program participants, the cards express thanks and appreciation to Oxford’s dedicated first responders. […]

Thank you to all who supported Meals on Wheels

Dear Editor, Meals on Wheels in Oxford, Lake Orion and Addison thanks Independence Village of Waterstone for providing the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day meals for our homebound seniors. Hot delicious meals were donated so our local seniors could not only have a nutritious meal on the holidays, but also be greeted by a […]