‘March is Reading Month’ in Lake Orion schools

‘March is Reading Month’ in Lake Orion schools

By Jim Newell Review Editor March is National Reading Month and schools across the Lake Orion district have embraced activities that encourage kids to read: reading books as a school, fun activities, dressing up as characters, reading scavenger hunts, reading Olympics. And welcoming guest readers. JoAnn Van Tassel was one of the guest readers who […]

Orion-Oxford face off in Special Olympics basketball matchup

Orion-Oxford face off in Special Olympics basketball matchup

By Jim Newell Review Editor Susan Carroll Review Writer It’s a playoff-like atmosphere when the Lake Orion and Oxford Special Olympics basketball teams meet and Friday’s matchup at the Lake Orion High School Fieldhouse was no exception. The cheers from students, faculty, parents and supporters rocked the fieldhouse to the rafters in a shoot-out between […]

Holey Roads! Potholes plague Orion drivers

By Jim Newell Review Editor Ah, late winter in Michigan, spring on the foreseeable horizon. With the warming weather and then the quick, unpredictable drops in temperatures Michigan roads are undergoing the freeze-thaw effect. With that comes potholes – the Michigan roadway state plant, it seems. But is there any recourse for drivers whose cars […]

LOPD brings back Kids & Kops

By Jim Newell Review Editor Floor hockey, basketball, ping pong, board games and gym activities. And pizza to fuel the fun. Just watch out for the cops. They might steal the basketball or swipe the puck during floor hockey. The Lake Orion Police Association – the officers of the Lake Orion Police Department – brought […]

Orion Twp. Board hires Duke as new fire chief

By Jim Newell Review Editor After six-and-a-half months and an extensive search, Orion Township has a new fire chief. The Orion Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Robert Duke as the new fire chief at its Feb. 20 meeting. Duke’s tentative start date is April 1, pending contract negotiations with the township. “I’m extremely […]

Lawmakers need to take action on Extreme Risk Protection Order

As we look toward Washington to take action to reduce the number of shooting incidents in our schools, I pursued a more ‘local’ effort. On February 15th, I sent an email to our State Representative John Reilly (District 46). I suggested that he take a leadership role in proposing a State House Bill that has […]

Michigan Winter – Donuts & Divets

Navigating Michigan roads this winter is tantamount to walking through a mine field. It’s been said that our roads are the worst in the nation. That was stated long before the current experience of potholes surfaced, which have, in some cases, become so large and dangerous that highways have been closed for emergency repairs. Traffic […]

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