Vandals trash the Village of Lake Orion

Vandals trash the Village of Lake Orion

Police find more than 50 ‘taggings’ across the downtown landscape, cost still undetermined By Jim Newell Review Editor It’s not the kind of walking tour that village officials wanted for Lake Orion, but anyone who strolls through the downtown can see scores of new graffiti on public signs and mailboxes. Graffiti vandals colored downtown Lake […]

LOCS approves bid awards for bond and sinking fund projects

By Megan Kelley Review Writer As summer approaches, Lake Orion Community Schools is preparing to lay out their construction projects for Carpenter Elementary, Orion Oaks Elementary and for new Astro-Turf on the high school soccer field. During their Feb. 11 meeting, the Lake Orion Board of Education approved bid awards for the two school bond […]

LOCS Board of Education discusses policy changes

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Will possible new policy changes force the district to rename Blanche Sims Elementary once the new building is finished? No, and you won’t see any unapproved drones flying over school facilities either. The Lake Orion Community School’s Board of Education met on Wednesday for a regular meeting that included discussions […]

LOCS names 2020 Teachers of the Year

LOCS names 2020 Teachers of the Year

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools often boasts about the outstanding staff in the district and for good reason. It isn’t often that you find a LOCS student who hasn’t been positively impacted by a teacher they have had in their years in Lake Orion, and district wide M-STEP scores show that […]

DDA board votes to approve staff hire

The Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors voted to approve hiring a new administrative assistant during their regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11. Interviews were conducted in December and January by Village Council President Ken VanPortfliet, DDA Chairperson Debbie Burgess and DDA Executive Director Molly LaLone. Lalone recommended to the board that they hire a […]

LOCS releases 2020-2021 school year calendar

Lake Orion Community Schools released their calendar for the 2020-2021 school year last week. According to Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Rick Arnett, LOCS will not pursue a pre-Labor Day start this year due, in part, to construction projects that are scheduled to take place over the summer months. Carpenter Elementary and Orion Oaks Elementary […]

Parking Study Committee workshop planned for March 2

The Village of Lake Orion’s Parking Study Ad-hoc Committee has scheduled a workshop for 5 p.m. March 2, prior to its regular meeting, to discuss pay-to-park options. The committee usually meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month in village council chambers at Village Hall, located at 21 E. Church St. For agendas […]

Do you see the resemblance to our 100-year-old selves?

Do you see the resemblance to our 100-year-old selves?

Students at Carpenter Elementary celebrated their 100th day of the school year last week with activities themed around the number 100. Pictured to the left is probably the highlight of the day for first grade students in Ms. Freeman’s class: Lucy is selecting 100 snacks which she then got to eat… yum yum! Above, Ainsley, […]

Orion Art Center fuels the passion in young artists with the Anything Goes K-8 art exhibit

Orion Art Center fuels the passion in young artists with the Anything Goes K-8 art exhibit

By Megan Kelley Review Writer The Orion Art Center held their Anything Goes K-8 art Exhibit on Feb. 13, where they showcased the talented students in Lake Orion and passed out several awards. This year’s exhibit saw 47 pieces of artwork from 28 students across six grade levels. There were no submissions for the Kindergarten […]

Airb&b has benefited my family

My family and some friends have used Airb&b for many years with pleasant and memorable results. It’s unfortunate that George and Dee Lukas (“Residents want Airbnb’s banned in Lake Orion,” Lake Orion Review, Feb. 12, 2020, ‘View points, page 6) live near a home that’s apparently registered with Airb&b but not occupied by the owner. […]

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