Village and supporters to help Bruce with accommodations, social security

By Jim Newell Review Editor Bruce Gertz can stay on the bench on M-24. But he also will have a small place to call home, store his belongings and sleep during the nights and stay during the cold winter months. A team of friends, advocates, village council members and administrators are working to find Gertz […]

LOCS Superintendent announces departure

Lake Orion Community School’s Superintendent Marion Ginopolis announced Tuesday that this would be her final school year as district superintendent. The news comes after a recent one-year contract renewal in March of this year. Ginopolis, who previously held the position of superintendent for Oxford Community Schools, came out of retirement in 2010 to act as […]

Dragon Heart concert brings together music, arts and community to benefit Common Ground

Dragon Heart concert brings together music, arts and community to benefit Common Ground

Reggie Love & Friends performed during the Dragon Heart benefit concert for Common Ground on Aug. 21 at the Children’s Park gazebo in downtown Lake Orion. Common Ground is an Oakland County-based organization dedicated to helping those in crisis through support programs and crisis hotline. The concert brought together five musicians, three painters and hundreds […]

FISH distributes 148 backpacks loaded with school supplies

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Thanks to a local nonprofit group, some Oxford and Lake Orion students are starting the new school year with the tools necessary to help them succeed academically. On Friday, Oxford-Orion FISH distributed brand-new backpacks brimming with a variety of school supplies to 115 students from low-income families. An additional 33 […]

RCOC road construction projects suspended for Labor Day weekend

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar announced Monday that construction projects would be halted starting at 3 p.m. on Aug. 30, for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Construction will resume at 6 a.m. on Sept. 3. “The Road Commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as […]

Public Safety

The OCSO Orion substation responded to 351 calls from August 19-25, 2019 • Felony Arrests: 1 • Misdemeanor Arrests: 2 • Accidents: 16 Contractor gets fired, then ends up in jail on felony fraud warrant Deputies responded to a civil matter in the 100 block of Creekwood Drive after a resident was attempting to fire […]

Duck Lady vs. Bruce letter was ‘very low’

I have always thought of this paper as a fair and caring one with a better opinion of the people in this town than I saw (in the Aug. 7 issue). When you printed a (letter to the editor) downgrading someone who is a delight to know and a caring and helpful human being, up […]

Please act with compassion

I’ve been a Lake Orion resident for 15 years. I first saw Bruce back in 2014, sitting alone, across from the entrance to Christie’s. Flash forward to this year, and I saw him again, but in a different way. In early August, I went up to him to introduce myself, bringing some water, and also […]

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