November election costs more than just the election

While reading the minutes of recent DDA meetings, I noticed that an expenditure of $12,425.98 was paid for attorney fees for the suit against Oakland County and a local village resident. Also, that board voted to dismiss further litigation on the petition regarding the election held in November. The suit was in effect to stop […]

A Spiritual Walk: That which is ours to do

You have heard from this from me before; if we want to change our life, the job is ours to do. Just validating that once again because all changes in life are supported by our own thoughts and perceptions. What unfolds from our changes or actually life itself, originates from our own thinking. Is the […]

Orion Twp. needs to revisit ice arena plan

I am writing to bring attention to what I believe is an oversight in the Orion Township Parks and Recreation department’s five-year master plan. The department’s own analysis identified deficiencies in our community’s recreational facilities, notably in two categories: ice arenas and tot lots. Ice arenas were marked with a deficiency rating of -2, underscoring […]

Lake Orion sanitary sewer replacement project

Re:“Lake Orion sanitary sewer replacement project expected to cost $9.1 million”, Lake Orion Review, Jan. 17, 2024. While this implies that this will be paid for with higher rates, I see nothing in the council’s decision specifically saying that, what the rate increase might be, or how long it will have to be in place. […]

Kudos to the Orion Township Trustees

I just want to thank the Orion Township trustees for listening to their constituents, and voting against the rezoning proposed for the site of the current Milosch Pre-Owned Superstore on M-24. At the public hearing several residents of the neighborhood behind / east of the property made statements against the proposed rezoning, and it was […]

Thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Oxford, Lake Orion and Addison thanks Independence Village of Waterstone for generously providing the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day meals for our homebound seniors. For the past few years Independence Village has been a true partner of Meals on Wheels and has not hesitated in providing a wonderful hot meal […]

Thank you, Orion community, for your giving spirit

I would like to thank Orion Township residents for their most heartfelt donations for local children during the holiday season of 2023. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Orion Township deputies were able to help 35 different families during the season, whether it be the Shop with a Hero event or during random “traffic stops.” This was […]

Happy New Year – Happy Everything!

When we flipped our calendar page this year, we welcomed 2024! During the next 365 days, our planet orbits the sun, and we all have more time to experience life. Hopefully you have already thought about getting more happiness into your life and enjoying life more fully. That’s a great thought and here is how […]

‘Get the Facts’ on where your taxes go

I received my winter tax statement a few weeks ago. There is nothing on that statement about any tax dollars going to the DDA even though I am in the DDA tax capture area. I filed a FOIA request with Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion to find out where my tax dollars […]