With only a few days before Christmas . . .

With only a few days before Christmas . . .

Well, there are only a hand full of days left until folks all over these fruited plains celebrate Christmas. And, I am feeling kinda’ good about it, because I am almost finished shopping for presents! In my reckoning, if I wait until the end, shelves will be picked almost clean of items to purchase, thus […]

Sometimes Santa wears a badge

Sixty-five deserving children went shopping for Christmas gifts with police officers and firefighters at the Oxford Meijer store as part of the annual Shop with a Hero event held Dec. 6. The kids bought items for themselves along with their parents, siblings and other family members. Participating agencies included the Oxford Village Police Department, Oakland […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

As I look back upon those thrilling holidays of yesteryear, I have come to believe, for me (not everyone) those Christmases Past were in fact magical. They were always white with snow. Everything sparkled. No strife. No sadness, only smiles, songs, laughter and love. Below are some of my memories of some “magical” times. * […]

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Let’s start with a quote attributed to Martin Kornfield: “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.” For the past few years I have gotten behind the initiative that you’re about to read about. And, I always start it the same way (change […]

Now that the election is over . . .

Now that the election is over . . .

I wanted to wait until the latest national election was over to say a couple of things. 1. America is bigger than any one political party or any one US president. 2. The United States, the county we live in, is not a democracy. 3. Despite selective news covering/listening practices of news gatherers and news […]

The Influence of Divine Connections

Wow, what a week we are experiencing! We ended daylight savings time, mid-term elections and a new moon, all in the same week! I threw in the new moon, because when living life as a spiritual walk you come to understand that God who has created everything has given each creation a divine connection to […]

Paint Creek Trail welcomes a new trail manager

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Early in October, the Paint Creek Trail Commission was in the process of interviewing candidates for the role of Paint Creek Trail Manager. After interviewing several people the commission unanimously decided on Melissa Ford for the job. Ford, a current Lake Orion resident, has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and […]