Vintage 1929 Chris-Craft a stunning

Vintage 1929 Chris-Craft a stunning

‘Prohibition’ comes to Lake Orion By Jim Newell Review Editor Prohibition has come to Lake Orion. No, not the Elliot Ness “Untouchables” stopping bootleggers variety, but a vintage 1929 Chris-Craft speed boat that hearkens back to the “olden days” and reminds people of something out of a Hollywood movie. Residents may have seen the classic […]

Village residents to see police millage on July tax bill

By Jim Newell Review Editor Residents will see what may look like an increase on their tax bills this July, but it is in fact the same tax rate they’ve been paying all along. Only now, the police millage is included on the July tax bill in addition to the village General Fund operating millage […]

LO schools take ‘unique’ approach to attract families, students

By Jim Newell Review Editor Lake Orion Community Schools (LOCS) took an unusual tactic to attracting more students to the district May 17, inviting area realtors for an informational breakfast to promote the district’s best features. The intent of the approach was to highlight the district with the hopes that when the realtors are recommending […]

Waldon M.S. thespians shine in spring musical

Waldon M.S. thespians shine in spring musical

On the evenings of May 11 and May 12, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. was performed by Waldon Middle School’s cast and crew. The shows were sold out with “standing room only” available both nights. Sitting in the director’s chair was Waldon’s choir director, Christina Buffa, with the assistance of student directors Alana Bennett […]

Lake Orion and the DDA receives top honors at Main Street Oakland County Gala Celebration

Lake Orion and the DDA receives top honors at  Main Street Oakland County Gala Celebration

Main Street Oakland County “Main Event On Broadway” Celebration was held last Thursday at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in Pontiac. Awards were given out by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in 13 categories. Lake Orion and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) received top honors. “Our downtowns add immeasurable value to […]

17th annual Flower Fair a ‘huge’ success

17th annual Flower Fair a ‘huge’ success

The Downtown Development Authority hosted the 17th Annual Flower & Art Fair this weekend, drawing residents to the floral fragrances, melodious music, appealing artwork, crafts and other sights of the annual festival. “Everything went well. The feedback we got from the vendors and downtown businesses was positive,” said DDA Executive Director Molly LaLone. “We had […]

Former ‘beloved’ Lake Orion Principal Alice Seppanen passes

Former ‘beloved’ Lake Orion Principal Alice Seppanen passes

For nearly 20 years Alice Seppanen served the students of Lake Orion schools, first as assistant principal and then as principal of Waldon and Oakview middle schools. She was a principal of the year in 2007, and was known for her compassion, enthusiasm and dedication to her students. Alice Mae Seppanen, 64, of Rochester Hills, […]

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