Jackson Kalso, 5, of Lake Orion, rushes through the tunnel of the Surf Shack at the Lions’ Club Jubilee which brought thousands downtown. For more photos, see this week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review. Photo by Cathy Kimmel-Srock.
By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh isn’t sure how a major change in the way dispatch is handled will affect his department. In a recent special meeting, Oxford decided to transfer police dispatch services to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, effectively shutting down the village police dispatch center July […]
By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion Board of Education approved the budget for the 2016-17 school year during a scheduled meeting on June 22. The budget indicates revenue of $79.7 million and expenditures of $79.5 million, with a net operating surplus of $155,000. Lake Orion Schools Superintendent of Business and Finance John […]
By Meg Peters Review Editor Lake Orion Community Schools still must realize $850,000 in wage concessions to be able to match the 2016-17 budget, which was adopted at the board meeting June 22. One clause within the Master Agreement between Lake Orion Community Schools and the Lake Orion Education Association may provide for this possibility. […]
By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor From the outside, many of the buildings owned by Lake Orion Schools appear solid, and in good condition. A quick tour of the buildings’ innards, however, may paint a different picture. According to Director of Operations Wes Goodman, there is more to them that meets the eye. “When do you […]
By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer An investigation by The Lake Orion police that led to an arrest in November of 2015 resulted in last Thursday’s arraignment of an alleged sexual molester. Colin Matthew Boyle, 29, was bound over for trial in Oakland County Circuit Court on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (person […]
Crazy Momma’s recognized Nicole Collins, who owns Crazy Momma’s Homemade LLC, was named Vendor of the Week at the Lake Orion Farmers Market. The company features homemade household products. Collins co-owns Crazy Momma’s with Emily Kurth. The Farmers Market, located near the Orion Art Center, is scheduled for every Wednesday from 2-7 p.m.
By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer Lake Orion boys lacrosse Coach Brad Thomas had a notion that his team could be good. But, maybe not as good as it wound up being. The Dragons went 16-4, won the Oakland Activities Association Red Division and advanced to the Division 1 regional semifinals. “I knew we had […]
By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer One of the amenities that has been absent from Green’s Park has finally been returned —a boat dock. During the June 13 village council meeting, the council approved the purchase of a 30-foot floating dock for $3,801 and now it’s been installed in the same location where the original […]
When is enough enough? Last year I paid $1,789 just for schools, and that $1,789 did not even include what is called ‘operate’, whatever that means. The $1,789 was 78% of my total Summer Tax bill. Businesses and non-residents pay a whopping 18 mils for ‘operate’ which, if I had to pay would have added […]