New building, restaurant coming to former Wagon Wheel site

New building, restaurant coming to former Wagon Wheel site

By Jim Newell Review Editor A new restaurant is coming to downtown Lake Orion at the site formerly occupied by The Wagon Wheel restaurant, though which restaurant will inhabit the proposed building has yet to be decided. Dia Zaraga, who owns the property and also owns Sagebrush Cantina, plans to build a two-story restaurant on […]

New monument stuns spectators at Lake Orion Veterans Memorial

New monument stuns spectators at Lake Orion Veterans Memorial

By Susan Carroll Review Writer A camouflage tarp was removed from the War Dog Monument Saturday at the Orion Veteran’s Memorial to a visually emotional crowd. “I’ve been hearing about this for so long and it is everything I thought it would be,” said an astonished Shirley Watros when the tarp was taken away. “I […]

Village Council approves contractor for Paint Creek Trail extension

The Lake Orion Village Council unanimously approved Zito Construction as the builder for the planned Paint Creek Trail extension during its meeting Monday. Zito Construction submitted a bid of $424,054.77 on Aug. 4. The only other bidder on the project was Pavex Corporation, with a $641,598.75 bid. The Engineer’s estimate for the project was $395,537. […]

Former Twp. Supervisor Bill Haydel gets commemorative stone at Vets Memorial

Former Twp. Supervisor Bill Haydel gets commemorative stone at Vets Memorial

By Jim Newell Review Editor Many people knew Bill Haydel as a past Orion Township supervisor, or as “Bill the Barber” for the barbershop he owned. Haydel also was a veteran and on Saturday his family, friends and former neighbors honored his service to the country by installing a commemorative marker at the Orion Veterans […]

Golling Buick GMC classic car show raises funds for Kids’ & Kops program

Golling Buick GMC classic car show raises funds for Kids’ & Kops program

By Jim Newell Review Editor Downtown Lake Orion, a beautiful summer day and classic cars aligned this year for a perfect day for the Golling Buick GMC annual Classic Car show on Saturday. The car show featured 180 classic vehicles – trucks, hot rods, muscle cars, sedans and motorcycles – local businesses selling their wares, […]

School board to consider ‘asset planning’ at workshop today

By Jim Newell Review Editor Pine Tree Elementary may have closed in June but its fate remains uncertain. The Lake Orion Board of Education and the board’s Asset Planning Committee tabled any discussion about selling or repurposing Pine Tree until after the school year ended. Now, the district is revisiting what it should do with […]

Veterans Memorial War Dog Monument dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 12

Veterans Memorial  War Dog Monument dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 12

By Susan Carroll Review Writer The War Dog Monument portrays two military German Shepherds cast in bronze, atop a base of sand bags memorializing the heroic canines that served alongside soldiers during times of war and peace. German Shepherds are still commonly used in the American military for their agility, strength and courage. The monument […]

Perry St. sewer project begins; road closed until Sept.

By Susan Carroll Review Writer The Perry Street sanitary sewer pipe replacement project began on Aug. 7. VIL Construction of Sterling Heights was awarded the job at a cost of $223,315. “We have been watching the pipe for a while and it is now time to replace it,” said Village Manager Joe Young. The construction […]

BIG Rig Gig

BIG Rig Gig

By Jim Newell Review Editor Fire trucks, police cars, a cement mixer, road commission construction vehicles, bulldozers and backhoes. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office sent a SWAT vehicle and motorcycle. Oh, and a helicopter from Life Flight of Michigan. A big hit with the kids. These were just some of the vehicles at this year’s […]

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