Veterans salute man who honored them, US flag

A very good thing happened Sunday, Nov. 29. Some veterans were asked to look into a very tattered flag flying at a business on M-24. Two veterans did stop by with a new flag in hand. While waiting to talk to the manager, a person, we know only as Steve, came up and thanked us […]

Facebook and Twitter Poll results — poll ending Nov. 30

Last week, we asked our followers “With new restrictions put in place by the MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services) as well as encouragement from leaders to refrain from gathering on Thanksgiving, how has that impacted your plans?” We had 49 people respond to the poll on Facebook, with 38 people stating that […]

Facebook and Twitter Poll results — poll ending Nov. 23

Last week, we asked our followers “What was your reaction to Lake Orion Schools shifting all students back to remote learning after just one week of the full district returing to in-person?” We had 40 people respond to the poll on Facebook, with 36 people stating they were Not surprised; three people said I thought […]

Van Tassel thanks Orion Twp., community for bridge dedication

Thank you to Chris Barnett, Supervisor, and the Orion Township Board of Trustees for dedicating in my honor the bridge that links the Paint Creek Trail and the Polly Ann Trail. It was an unexpected honor, and I truly appreciate it. It has been my pleasure to serve the people of Orion as a Township […]

Make Thanksgiving the best it can be!

OMG, it’s the end of November, where has the time gone? My Wikipedia search found in October 1621, the new colonists to America, the Pilgrims celebrated what became known as the “First Thanksgiving.” Before coming to America they had regularly celebrated their “thanksgivings” — it was not a new practice. Days of prayer to thank […]

Key Fob Faux Pas — A feel good holiday story

Here’s one to hopefully brighten your day! Just this week my wife, Mary, and I went to Costco for gas. We pulled into the gas pump area and there was a car just like ours already in the pump area – a white Chevy Malibu. As the elder gentleman got out of his car I […]

Facebook and Twitter Poll results — poll ending Nov. 16

Last week, we asked our followers “Now that the Village of Lake Orion’s marijuana ordinance for dispensaries has passed, how do you feel?” We had 42 people respond to the poll on Facebook, with 32 people selecting The people have spoken; five people said Not in my community!; four people indicated that We could use […]

OCCC Chair: Community is fortunate to have ONTV

While in the process of writing a report based on a Zoom meeting on Community Media Partnerships I viewed last week, it occurred to me that our community Media Center (ONTV) at least matched what BRIC TV (Brooklyn, NY) and SPNN TV (St. Paul, Minn.) did for their communities during the crises. In many ways, […]

Help the Sons of The American Legion Help 12 Families this holiday season

The Lake Orion Sons of the American Legion Squadron 233 is looking for community assistance in two ways as it gears up for its largest charity activity of the year, the “12 Families of Christmas” program. The program annually assists at least a dozen needy Lake Orion area families with holiday meals and gifts for their children. First, due […]

Facebook and Twitter Poll results — poll ending Nov. 9

Last week, we asked our followers “Lake Orion Community Schools is expected to bring students across all grade levels back to in-person learning on Nov. 9. Do you think:” We had 53 people respond to the poll on Facebook, with 26 people stating that It’s too soon; 18 people said that it is Great timing!; […]

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