Township vows to fight Detroit Free Press litter lawsuit

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The largest daily newspaper in Michigan is suing Orion Township for $5 million after the township demanded the Detroit Free Press stop delivering its weekly newsletter and shopping guide Select to residents who do not want this free service. Select, delivered to about 2,500 residents in Orion Township, is a mix of editorial content, […]

Corridor Improvement Authority Board development plan passes by slim margin

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor With a 4-3 vote, Orion Township Trustees passed a development plan and tax increment financing plan that would widen Brown Rd. and enhance Baldwin Rd. to begin as soon as next spring. The plan, recommended to trustees by the township’s Corridor Improvement Authority Board, would utilize about $8 million in […]

Audit earns an ‘A’ rating

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Plante Moran, Orion Township’s financial consultants, granted the township an unmodified opinion – or clean audit – for all financial transactions in 2015. The one material weakness consultant Stacey Reeves and her team identified was the township’s check handling policy. She noted that at least one of the checks was […]

Future venue hopes to attract local, national talent

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Front Street in downtown Lake Orion is one of the shortest streets in the Village but in the past several years it has seen several makeovers. From Bonsai Bobs turned Whiskey’s Bar, turned parking lot on the North side to Lucky’s Foods on the South side undergoing an extensive […]

Moose Tree Nature Preserve to officially close this summer

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Naturalist Jamie Huhta shared the dirt path with wood frogs and trilliums winding back behind Moose Tree Nature Preserve on her daily walk to check the trails. She stopped when she came to the tree that inspired Moose Tree’s name, a huge White Oak tree with a very moose-like growth, […]

OACC President joins contenders vying for trustee positions

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer When Brian Birney and his wife were looking to leave the congestion of Madison Heights, their house hunting took them all over. Brian, a Beverly Hills native and, Kathy, who grew up near Traverse City, were looking for a community that could unite an active lifestyle with a relaxed […]

Joan Brace Scholarship winners look forward to continuing education in the arts

Joan Brace Scholarship winners look forward to continuing education in the arts

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The late Orion Art Center co-founder Joan Brace would have been proud of the 13 high school pieces submitted, including those entitled “Fading Out,” “Skateboard Workshop” and “Around the Bend.” After all, years after the art center became established so too was the Joan Brace Scholarship, an annual contest that […]

Protect your joints, prevent pain

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout. While not all joint pain is debilitating, the discomfort of joint pain is such that it’s wise for adults […]

Caroline C. Seitz Leonard, 86

Caroline C. Seitz Leonard, age 86, was born March 16, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan and died May 11, 2016 in Oxford, Michigan. Caroline was preceded in death by her loving daughter Aleta Ruth Durkee, her parents Clifford and Evelyn Seitz, brother Fritz Seitz and sister Barbara Sherk. Caroline leaves behind her beloved husband of 65 […]

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