Twp. parks & rec. millage doesn’t support village parks

Orion Township has numerous parks and trails for residents to enjoy. They recently passed a millage for park improvement. The voters approved up to one mil for five years. According to the January 22 Lake Orion Review (Orion Twp. Parks & Rec. director discusses millage, upcoming projects, page 2), Orion Township Parks & Rec Director […]

Let’s talk government waste

The three years that Trump-nocchio (President Donald Trump) has been in office he has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars flying to his golf resort, protection for his family and going to rallies. Money that won’t be coming back to the taxpayers. And now he wants to take more from us. I don’t think so. […]

Take the Leap

It’s a leap year which we can only participate in every four years when the month of February adds one more day. I mentioned “participate in” because there is a little underlying excitement when February 29th comes around. It is out of the ordinary, out of the mundane. And, it makes many of us question […]

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. […]

County Commissioner urges a ‘no’ vote on DIA renewal

Question: When is a promised, one time, 10-year tax NOT as pledged to the voters? Answer: When it has to do with the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts). I supported this temporary tax increase as part of the Grand Bargain to save the DIA and the pensions of the employees of the City of Detroit. […]

Residents want Airbnb’s banned in Lake Orion

I would like to give a shout out to the sensible city of Ann Arbor. They have immediate plans to discontinue the ability to purchase a home for the exclusive purpose of creating a motel room: that is what an Airbnb is. These homes quite often are in very nice, quiet residential areas. So, you […]

Be Kind

Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy to the body. (Proverbs 16:24NLT) When someone tells you something kind have you ever just stopped and thought about how nice it is to hear kindness being spread in your direction? Today, there seems to be less kindness being shown in the world, but […]

American Legion supports the community, takes issue with local business owner’s ‘worthless’ comment

One local businessman, owner Anthony Reighard of M&B Graphics and Vice Chairman of the DDA, has an issue with the American Legion Building! His calling the American Legion Building “worthless” and anything that would get built in its place would be “ten times better” than what is “there now”, is an insult to all that […]

Twp. resident questions switch to single garbage hauler

Orion Twp. Officials, Well…I got my trash bill…you got your wish…hooray for you. A couple weeks ago I wrote to complain about this plan to take money from the people of Orion. Didn’t do any good, but a lot of folks liked it. I know that after the other (garbage) collectors were, somehow, ran off…these […]