Sending a Ripple

North Oakland Community Coalition encourages tolerance When people consider the aftermath of the recent Presidential election and the resulting bedlam that has ensued, many may be asking “What is missing in our society and how can we, as individuals, make a difference?” The answer, plain and simply, is acceptance. We live in a society of […]

Adopting pets is good for the animals – and kids!

The students in room 203 at Pine Tree Elementary believe people should adopt cats and dogs from the shelter. The first reason is if you are lonely, a cat or dog can help to keep you company. If you are feeling sad, they can cheer you up. Secondly, some animals need special attention. They may […]

Compliments for the handling of the recent Paint Creek Trail vandalism — perpetrators have warped sense of entitlement

Orion Twp. Supervisor Chris Barnett, I just wanted to compliment you on the way you handled the Paint Creek Trail vandalism, both in the print editions of local papers – on Facebook – and in interview on local television stations. Well done! It was professional and up front and detailed how you wanted to handle […]

‘Critical Concerns’ about Village of Lake Orion

This letter to the editor addresses two critical current concerns.  #1.  The Council’s inappropriate choice of the 4 Year Plan instead of a 1 Year Plan to Update the villages water system, and #2. The seemingly non-considered result of advancing new projects that will spend the local populace into financial insolvency and unbearable future debt […]

Words and actions have consequences

Those marches a few weeks ago are a good example of that. Those people have the right to speak their minds with or without a gag order. It’s called the First Amendment. They also have the right to “choose” – that’s called “Freedom of Choice”, another one our rights. No man has the right to […]

Some Things To Ponder

Some Things To Ponder The holidays are over and now we are settling into the throes of winter. As such, here are some things to ponder: Predictions for weather have been ominous, with brutal cold and lots of snow. So far those predictions have not materialized, at least not here in Michigan. Temperatures have been […]

Faith in Action Oakland takes to the dance floor

Dancing with the Stars event was a hot, entertaining event for a great cause that took place at the San Marino Club in Troy Jan. 21. Representing for Lake Orion as a local celebrity, I won the People’s Choice Award. This is awarded to the dancer that raised the most money for Faith in Action […]

A shovelful of reminiscences and lessons

Ah, another Michigan winter is upon us, courtesy of Sunday’s storm that left all of us, I’m sure, looking out our windows and feeling like we were part of a Norman Rockwell painting. Most people complain that our state has only two seasons (winter and orange barrel). Perhaps it’s the brown slush, wet feet, skyrocketing […]

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