Lake Orion comes up big at MIPA

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer It’s becoming almost a requirement that every year members of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) must reserve seats for Lake Orion students excelling in journalistic categories. This year was no exception as students from Lake Orion’s Television Production Workshop (TPW) took home top three finishes in nearly 30 […]

Great Lakes Independence Insurance makes top 10

Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce the Great Lakes Independent Insurance Agency of Lake Orion has been named one of the TOP 10 growth agencies for the company in the Eastern Michigan Region for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lansing, and at a reception with all regional associates, where they […]

Students reminded to play it safe during summer festivities

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Walking out of the front doors of Lake Orion High School, students have seen an alarming visual of what could happen if they are drunk, or distracted, driving. Taped off on the sidewalk for the last week was a crash vehicle placed by the Oakland County Sheriff Office to remind […]

20 years ago Carpenter transformed, today students, staff celebrate

20 years ago Carpenter transformed, today students, staff celebrate

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Year-round school Carpenter Elementary began with just 300 students. Now a waiting list caps enrollment at about 460. “After we opened and could prove the educational benefits, then we started getting the waiting lists,” past principal Rose Edwards, who pioneered the year-round calendar at Carpenter in 1996, said. The kindergarten […]

Veterans commemorated during Memorial Day ceremonies

Veterans commemorated during Memorial Day ceremonies

Hundreds of Lake Orion-area veterans and residents came out in force on Monday to observe Memorial Day and honor those who sacrificed all for freedom. There were several events held throughout the day but the two that captured the most attention were the parade through downtown and the ceremony held at the Orion Veteran’s Memorial. […]

Administrators to take $92,000 in concessions for the 2017 school year

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor All 29 administrators in the Lake Orion Schools district will take a compensation reduction for the 2016-17 school year. The announcement was made Wednesday, May 25 at the school board meeting, and the board will take action this month. The wage concessions will save the district approximately $92,000. “This is […]

Honest to Goodness brings tasty, healthy breakfasts to Orion Township

Honest to Goodness brings tasty, healthy breakfasts to Orion Township

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor There’s a new place in Lake Orion where organic produce, nitrate-free meat and fresh, natural ingredients make up their eclectic breakfast menu. It’s called Honest to Goodness Breakfast & Smoothies. Oxford resident and owner Amy Harris said opening a healthy breakfast restaurant was important to her family, but more so […]

Carpenter Elementary to celebrate 20 years as year-round school

Carpenter Elementary School in Lake Orion, one of Michigan’s first balanced calendar public schools, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, June 3, 2016, and the public is invited to a special ceremony with students and staff at 10 a.m. that morning. Lake Orion Community Schools opened the balanced-calendar building in 1996, with more than 300 students.  […]

Clerk Penny Shults seeks reelection after 27 years with Orion Twp.

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Orion Township Clerk Penny Shults is looking to remain at 2525 Joslyn Road in the office she has held for the past eight years. The incumbent clerk, who first took office in 2008, said she’s been an instrumental figure in getting many of the township’s documents converted into digital […]

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