Pink Out jersey deadline extended to Thursday; community support needed

Lake Orion varsity football players will be sporting pink in support of A Mother’s Wish as they host Southfield AT&T on Sept. 22, but the football parent group, PEPP, still needs to sell many more jerseys before the deadline. This will be the third year the Dragons will be dressed in “Pink Out” jersey’s in […]

McDonald’s reopens with fanfare from community during VIP evening

McDonald’s reopens with fanfare from community during VIP evening

By Jim Newell Review Editor It may seem like it’s been ages to some people, but the McDonald’s on M-24 reopened on Tuesday after only three-and-a-half months of construction. The old building – which had been in Lake Orion for 40 years – was demolished in May to make way for a new, more customer […]

Village to launch daily lake, creek water level updates

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Village of Lake Orion will post daily updates of the Lake Orion and Paint Creek water levels on the village website, www.lakeorion.org. Police Chief Jerry Narsh said the village would take daily measurements of Lake Orion and Paint Creek – using Saturday’s water levels as a baseline, the day […]

New coach, but same goals for hungry Dragons in 2017

New coach, but same goals for hungry Dragons in 2017

By Joe St. Henry Review Sports Contributor A new era of Lake Orion football officially begins this week, when the Dragons take the field led by new varsity head coach John Blackstock. It is an opportunity he has prepared for as an assistant coach at Lake Orion for the past 19 years and college player […]

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, […]