Carpenter Elementary to celebrate 20 years as year-round school

Carpenter Elementary School in Lake Orion, one of Michigan’s first balanced calendar public schools, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, June 3, 2016, and the public is invited to a special ceremony with students and staff at 10 a.m. that morning. Lake Orion Community Schools opened the balanced-calendar building in 1996, with more than 300 students.  […]

Clerk Penny Shults seeks reelection after 27 years with Orion Twp.

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Orion Township Clerk Penny Shults is looking to remain at 2525 Joslyn Road in the office she has held for the past eight years. The incumbent clerk, who first took office in 2008, said she’s been an instrumental figure in getting many of the township’s documents converted into digital […]

Treetop Lodge to host Unicorn Festival June 25

Why does it seem like all summer activities and events are geared towards kids and families? Don’t the grown ups deserve an opportunity to relax and have fun without having to settle arguments, clean up messes and be bombarded by requests? As an official “Kid-free Zone,” Treetop Lodge in Oxford, understands adults need a day […]

Lockhart’s BBQ and DDA each take home county award

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Several projects in Downtown Lake Orion were honored by Oakland County at their annual Oakland County Main Street gala celebration in Royal Oak. The event brought together 16 communities engaged in unique projects ranging from building refurbishment to parking expansion. Downtown development groups from Clawson, Highland Township, Lake Orion […]

Honored veteran “Red” McCarrick recognized at Memorial ceremony

Honored veteran “Red” McCarrick recognized at Memorial ceremony

For the past 10 years, the Lake Orion Police Department and American Legion Post 233 have honored a chosen veteran in Memorial Day observances. Howard “Red” McCarrick, 90, and a 64-year resident of Lake Orion, was honored on Monday during the annual Memorial Day parade. He rode in the parade in a 1941 police car. […]

Downtown demolition to begin this summer for Anita’s Kitchen

Downtown demolition to begin this  summer for Anita’s Kitchen

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Kibbeh nyeh, made of freshly ground sirloin of lamb, cracked wheat, minced onions and spices, is served raw, and has been for generations. “The steak tartare of Lebanon!” as the Anita’s Kitchen menu describes it. Kibbeh nyeh is just one of the many recipes handed down from Jennifer Wegryzn’s parents, […]

Honor those who have served this Memorial Day

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Lake Orion veterans and their comrades request the community’s attendance to many upcoming festivities at the Orion Veterans Memorial, including remembrances this Memorial Day. A 1 p.m. the commemoration will begin at Veteran’s Memorial. To honor the sacrifices of the United States military since 1776, members of the American Legion Post 233 […]

Advocates for sinking fund form Citizen’s Committee

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Lake Orion Community Schools has one enthusiastic man behind the Citizen’s Committee who is rallying in favor of the 2016 sinking fund ballot election. Nate Butki, LOCS class of ’92, said it’s time the community takes action and supports the two mill sinking fund ballot proposal on August 2. Butki […]

Firefighters battle rooftop blaze at Indianwood Country Club

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer A fire that is believed to have started on a roof, caused an undetermined amount of damage to Indianwood Country Club last week. Upon arrival, Orion Township Fire Department crews found smoke and fire coming from the West side of building. Neighboring fire departments were asked to also respond […]