Baldwin Road project gets delayed, Brown Road widening still on for 2017

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Baldwin Road widening and streetscape project slated to begin this spring has been pushed back a year, while the Brown Road widening project will begin this summer. Orion Twp. officials are working with the Michigan Dept. of Transportation to delay the M-24 resurfacing project that was originally scheduled for […]

65th Annual Detroit Autorama showcases Lake Orion cars

By Georgia Thelen Staff Writer Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, the “real auto show”, will return to the Cobo Center Feb. 24 through Feb. 26 and will also be showcasing two cars owned by Lake Orion resident’s. Paul Borror of Lake Orion will be taking his red 1965 Shelby Cobra and Lake Orion resident Douglas Broquet will […]

Lake Orion schools announce three distinct Teachers of the Year

By Georgia Thelen Staff Writer Lake Orion Community Schools recently announced their 2017 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award winners, representing Lake Orion’s high school, middle school and elementary school programs. Kevin Kopec, a teacher and girl’s varsity basketball coach at Lake Orion High School, was awarded the 2017 TOTY award. Kopec is a government, […]

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 […]

Senior Olympics come to Orion, Mid-Michigan

The 2017 Senior Olympic’s Bocce Ball Tournament was held on Feb. 8 at Palazzo Di Bocce in Lake Orion. There were 16 total participants between both divisions present at the Bocce Ball Tournament. The Michigan Senior Olympics’s main goal is to enhance the quality of life of those residents’ ages 50 and older. These goals […]

Polly Ann Trail will see “goatscaping” in near future

Polly Ann Trail will see “goatscaping” in near future

By Georgia Thelen Staff Writer The Polly Ann Trailway Management Council is currently fundraising to try a different approach to managing the trail’s weeds and overgrowths — with goats. The Trailway Council is looking at “Goatscaping” — more formally know as conservation grazing — as an alternative to the pesticides normally used along the Polly […]

Orion Art Center opens newest exhibit, Celebrating Humanity

By Georgia Thelen Staff Writer The Orion Art Center opened its newest exhibit, Celebrating Humanity on Feb. 16. Through the end of March, the Orion Art Center will have dozens of art pieces on display carrying notes of genocide and persecution through the years. Lake Orion community members and Lake Orion High School students created […]

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