Cemetery needs repair to properly honor loved ones I’m continuously shocked and disappointed by the conditions at the East Lawn Cemetery. I have contacted the Village Offices several times now and asked why this is not being maintained and what can we do as a community to help ensure the cemetery is taken care of. […]

Weeds taking over village

As I strolled through downtown Lake Orion Sunday evening, I began to see many areas that needed dire attention to the weed growth that took away from the Lake Orion village’s beautiful development and landscaping. Some weeds are two feet tall; with many buildings surrounded with unsightly weeds. Why can’t people in POWER take care […]

Democratic candidate expresses frustration with GOP politicians

I read in the Detroit Free Press last week the endorsements for the 46th district state representative position and, although how they mentioned me was quite normal (which I’ll get into later), what really shocked me was how they portrayed candidate John Reilly. First, they called him a Zealot and then proceeded to attach him […]

Too much garbage

It doesn’t matter if it’s the political signs that are a distraction and an eyesore – they should only be allowed at polling stations on election day – or the political garbage that comes in the mail from the GOP: No Thanks! If they did their jobs they wouldn’t have to self-promote themselves. I can […]

Treasurer comments on previous letter from Supervisor

This commentary was provided to The Lake Orion Review prior to the recent election, declining to publish it at that time. The information it contains remains relevant, regardless of the timing. In a letter published in The Lake Orion Review by the Township Supervisor, on July 20, Mr. Barnett seeks once again to deceive the […]

Thanks For The Smile!

Last week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review had a rambling treatise from Mary McMaster about a column I wrote weeks ago regarding the upcoming elections both in Orion Township and nationally. My point was there will be a plethora of “letters to the editor” and lots of editorials from the usual suspects extolling the […]


Thank Goodness It’s Almost Over Many of you are familiar with the statement, “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings”. It is a colloquialism steeped in operatic history. It means that the opera has not been completed till a rather robust lady enters the stage and bellows out the last aria. Well, here in […]

Township gives thanks for community efforts in election

On behalf of Orion Township, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the outstanding team of workers and agencies who assisted with the August 2, 2016 Primary Election. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Orion Township Library, St. Joseph Catholic Church, King of Kings Lutheran Church, Lake Orion United Methodist Church, St. Mary’s in the […]

Resident responds to a letter previously published

This letter is in response to Bill Kalmar’s letter published on July 7, 2016. I guess, according to the wordsmith Bill Kalmar in his letter published on July 7, 2016 I am one of those “self-serving” and “usual suspects.” Because, I am one of the guilty in having written one of those letters for a […]

Local Scout submits letter for badge requirement

For the communications merit badge I have to write a letter to a local newspaper editor and express my opinion on an issue. I had read the article “There seems to be unnecessary silliness regarding bathrooms” and decided to go with that. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with a person wanting to use […]

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