Moose Tree Nature Preserve to officially close this summer

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Naturalist Jamie Huhta shared the dirt path with wood frogs and trilliums winding back behind Moose Tree Nature Preserve on her daily walk to check the trails. She stopped when she came to the tree that inspired Moose Tree’s name, a huge White Oak tree with a very moose-like growth, […]

OACC President joins contenders vying for trustee positions

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer When Brian Birney and his wife were looking to leave the congestion of Madison Heights, their house hunting took them all over. Brian, a Beverly Hills native and, Kathy, who grew up near Traverse City, were looking for a community that could unite an active lifestyle with a relaxed […]

Joan Brace Scholarship winners look forward to continuing education in the arts

Joan Brace Scholarship winners look forward to continuing education in the arts

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The late Orion Art Center co-founder Joan Brace would have been proud of the 13 high school pieces submitted, including those entitled “Fading Out,” “Skateboard Workshop” and “Around the Bend.” After all, years after the art center became established so too was the Joan Brace Scholarship, an annual contest that […]

Protect your joints, prevent pain

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout. While not all joint pain is debilitating, the discomfort of joint pain is such that it’s wise for adults […]

Council adopts budget with slight millage increase

The Village of Lake Orion adopted its budget Monday night, which calls for a slight millage increase for residents. The village council unanimously approved the budget, which increases the millage rate from 9.9205 mills to 10.4 mills. The extra income from the increase is expected to total about $57,000. That’s about $24 for a homeowner […]

CIA Development Plan calls for $8.1 million in enhancements, public hearing set for Monday

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The public is invited to comment this Monday on a tax increment financing development plan as recommended by the newly established Orion Township Corridor Improvement Authority Board. Township trustees could approve the plan after the public hearing Monday. Supervisor Chris Barnett appointed the seven person board to create a development […]

Projects needed for first ever Orion Community Green-Up

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Lake Orion High School sophomore Madeline Braley is not only one of the first youth volunteers on the Orion Township Environmental Resources Committee (ERC), she is also the creator of the first ever Orion Community Green-Up. This Saturday, May 14, Braley, along with her crew of volunteers, will take on projects […]

District to seek 2 mill Sinking Fund in Aug.

District to seek 2 mill Sinking Fund in Aug.

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor A 5-2 vote determined that Lake Orion Community Schools will be asking voters to approve a new two mill tax this August. The Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Proposal would generate $3.4 million for the district the first year, and grow by 1.5 percent each year over the ten-year […]

Police millage contract to include Lake Orion for one more year

By Dan Shriner Review Editor After several weeks of obviously contentious negotiations between Lake Orion and Orion Township, the township board on Monday night voted to include language to allow village residents to vote for a police millage, perhaps in November. For the past 24 years, Orion Township and Lake Orion residents voted on police […]

‘Save big money’ soon

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The home improvement retail chain store, Menards, submitted the paperwork for an approximate 207,000 sq. ft. development in Orion Township’s Brown Road Innovation Zone (BIZ district) last Wednesday. The development would span 32 acres of the near-262 acres within the district, with 5.5 acres reserved as additional out-lots for possible […]