LO village water main replacement moving forward

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer After a September 12 presentation of a proposed water main replacement plan at the Village of Lake Orion council meeting, the council has been discussing their options for this and several other capital improvements plans. The Village of Lake Orion previously completed their water system reliability study and engineers […]

A great day for a Fun Run at Orion Oaks

Orion Oaks celebrates 20 years By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The smiling, sweaty faces, the laughter and joy that comes from running around a grass track – it’s the kind of activity kids love. And teachers and parents, too. Orion Oaks Elementary held its annual Fun Run fundraiser on Thursday, seeking to raise money […]

Kopec named LOHS varsity girls basketball coach

By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion school district named Kevin Kopec as the new varsity girls basketball coach at the end of September, and he’s a name that should be familiar to students and residents. Kopec has been at the high school since 2002, teaching social studies and American Government. He’s also […]

Buddy Benches spread smiles at Carpenter Elementary

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer Carpenter Year Round Elementary School recently had three “Buddy Benches” installed on their playground. Lake Orion High School junior Avery DePauw, from Boy Scout Troop 128, installed the Buddy Benches to complete his Eagle Scout Project. DePauw is a former student of Carpenter Elementary and wanted to use his […]

One Thirty Nine Delights, one-woman baking show

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer Stephanie Gillam had planned on spending her days as a journalist, but after graduating from a university, she found that life had a different plan for her. “I was working a 40-hour a week job and didn’t know what to do in my spare time, so I started baking. […]

School administrators recommend closing Webber Elementary

Superintendent lists several options to ‘right-size’ district By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion school district has known for some time it would need to take steps to cut costs and realign the district to fit the expected student population, and on Sept. 28 the administration executive team recommended closing Webber Elementary as […]

LO Village Human Rights Ordinance takes effect Oct. 5

By Georgia Thelen Review Staff Writer The Human Rights Campaign Ordinance the Lake Orion Village Council passed at its Sept. 26 meeting takes effect on Oct. 5. The village meeting and ordinance itself left several questions unanswered for residents, including who will handle these complaints, who will investigate and who will decide if a crime […]

Baldwin Road improvement project moving forward

Online survey available for residents’ input By Jim Newell Review Staff Writer The Baldwin Road reconstruction project is still slated to begin next spring, but Orion Township is asking for input to help decide the aesthetics of the project through a community survey. The township hosted an open house on Thursday at the Orion Center, […]

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