Wiffleball weekend raises funds for veterans

Wiffleball weekend raises funds for veterans

By Brian Marshall Review Editor Wiffleball and veterans? A kids’ backyard game raising money for war veterans seems somehow perfect and it has evolved into quite a pairing. The Lake Orion Wiffleball Association has grown from a small group of high school friends enjoying a backyard game of wiffleball, a baseball-similar activity that uses a […]

5K benefits local kids

5K benefits local kids

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer The Help Kids Succeed 5K Run/Walk which took place on Saturday, July 2 at 9:30am had over 100 runners and walkers registered. The 3.1 mile course started at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church (LO UMC) and weaved throughout areas of the village then ended back at the church. […]

Have some summer fun photos?

Have some summer fun photos?

Meredith and Jeff Brennan, also known as Captain America, celebrate Independence Day fun with a ski around Long Lake. Photo submitted. Submit your photos to lakeorionreview@gmail.com and you may see them in an upcoming issue of The Review.

24-hour construction draws mixed emotions

24-hour construction draws mixed emotions

By Brian Marshall Review Editor Talk about a split decision. Orion Township’s decision to do round-the-clock construction along Lapeer Road has stirred emotions. Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett isn’t surprised that some people are upset that construction crews on M-24 have been working well into the night and morning. “We are getting complaints regarding the […]

Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame

Balls fly and bats swing on Thursday evenings at Friendship Park when Orion Township Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Northwest Parks and Recreation, hosts their adaptive softball league. Lake Orion’s team, the Orion Hawks, plays their home games at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays on Friendship Park Field #4. Away games are played in neighboring […]

Township warns to be on lookout for invasive New Zealand mudsnail

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer A certain type of snail, small enough to fit on Abraham Lincoln’s head on the penny, is one of the newest threats to Michigan’s aquatic ecosystems and members of Orion Township want to get the information out to the public. What’s concerning is the mudsnails’ natural habitat can be […]

Local ordinance against discrimination sought

By Brian Marshall Review Editor Last week’s Lake Orion Village Council meeting featured an impassioned presentation regarding human rights. Citizen Lisa Goyette addressed the council, suggesting a municipal human rights ordinance that would support the LGBT community. “Currently in Michigan it is legal to discriminate against people of the LGBT community,” said Goyette, of Orion […]

Caught in a jubilant whirlwind

Caught in a jubilant whirlwind

Jackson Kalso, 5, of Lake Orion, rushes through the tunnel of the Surf Shack at the Lions’ Club Jubilee which brought thousands downtown. For more photos, see this week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review. Photo by Cathy Kimmel-Srock.

After Oxford switched dispatch services, Lake Orion must follow suit

By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh isn’t sure how a major change in the way dispatch is handled will affect his department. In a recent special meeting, Oxford decided to transfer police dispatch services to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, effectively shutting down the village police dispatch center July […]

$1.9 million shortfall eliminated with approval of schools’ budget

By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer The Lake Orion Board of Education approved the budget for the 2016-17 school year during a scheduled meeting on June 22. The budget indicates revenue of $79.7 million and expenditures of $79.5 million, with a net operating surplus of $155,000. Lake Orion Schools Superintendent of Business and Finance John […]