Construction is underway on the Paint Creek Trail extension in Lake Orion, with completion slated for middle November

By Susan Carroll Review Writer After 20 years of deliberation, the Paint Creek Trail extension broke ground in downtown Lake Orion. On Sept. 5, Zito Construction brought in excavation equipment and began removing concrete footings that remained years after the buildings that sat on them had disappeared. The footings were located on the section of […]

OTFD Run with Fire 5k run/walk

By Jim Newell Review Editor This October is the one time of the year that Orion Township firefighters would encourage everyone to run with fire, hitting the streets of Lake Orion for the first Run with Fire 5k run/walk. The Orion Township Fire Department hosts its first run/walk and free kids run to promote Fire […]

OCSO hosts free classes for women for Self-Defense Awareness Month

OCSO hosts self-defense classes for women in Oct. • To register, email with: • Date preference and the names of all individuals wishing to register. • Written permission is needed for participants 14-17 years of age • Space is limited to a first come/first served basis. • The free classes are 9 a.m. – […]

Orion Twp. sells homestead in Oakland Twp., Atwater property still up for sale

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Orion Township Board of Trustees voted to sell property it owns in Oakland Township and lower the asking price for its Atwater Street property during the board meeting Sept. 5. The board received an offer of $415,000 for 4.08 acres at 2510 Orion Road in Oakland Township. Orion Township […]

Orion remembers, commemorates 9/11 during ceremony at Veterans Memorial

Orion remembers, commemorates 9/11 during ceremony at Veterans Memorial

More than one hundred people gathered at the Orion Veterans Memorial Monday night to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, including 343 firefighters, 37 Port Authority Police Officers and 15 EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). First Responders from the Lake Orion Police Department, the Orion […]

Village addresses water related topics

By Susan Carroll Review Writer The Village of Lake Orion amended the ordinance to place water utility accounts over six months delinquent on July tax bills during the council meeting on Monday. The prior ordinance allowed for a thirty-day delinquency to be added to the bill. The amendment change to six months brings the village […]

State Rep. John Reilly hosts office hours

Rep. Reilly to host office hour in Lake Orion State Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) will host an open office hour on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Orion Township Library James Ingram Room located at 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. “Hosting regular office hours is a very important […]



Natalie and MaryAnn Koelzer took first place in the Dragon Theme category of the Orion Art Center’s chalk art competition for their 3D Dragon. The mother-daughter team spent two days making the masterpiece and won $300 for their creation.  

Dragons First Day of School!

Dragons First Day of School!

Fourth-grader Brielle smiled, even through the rain, as she made her way into Blanche Sims Elementary for the first day of school.    

Support suicide prevention with a semicolon tattoo

By Susan Carroll Review Writer Dave DeRue, owner and artist of Tattoo Nouveau, will be hosting a Project Semicolon event in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. Project Semicolon is an American mental health non-profit organization that primarily functions as an anti-suicide initiative. According to the movement, Project Semicolon brings hope and […]