LOHS expected to hold graduation at DTE on June 8

By Megan Kelley Review Writer With a little over a month left of the school year for the seniors at Lake Orion High School, the topic of graduation and the format in which a commencement ceremony will be held has become an important one. Last year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, LOHS held their graduation in […]

LO Schools reviews COVID data, thought exchange findings

Superintendent of Lake Orion Community Schools, Ben Kirby gave another COVID-19 update to the LOCS school board at their April 28 meeting. While not much is changing as far as current procedure, Kirby has been proactive in the past several months in getting feedback from families and staff members. “We’re not only managing the day-to-day […]

COVID-19 Update — May 5, 2021

According to Oakland County government, in the last 30 days there were 148 recent cases in the 48359 ZIP code, 207 new cases in the 48360 ZIP code and 256 new cases in the 48362 area. Total numbers by ZIP code: 48359: 201 total cases, nine deaths. (Population of 9,634) 48360: 970 total cases, six […]

Orion Twp. Library presents May Lake Orion Storywalk

With warm weather on the horizon, get your little ones together and visit downtown Lake Orion to for a stroll and check out the Orion Township Library’s Storywalk. This month, pages of the storybook If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will be displayed in the windows of downtown businesses starting at Elizabeth’s Studio (115 […]

Orion Veterans Memorial Day 5K run/walk signup is now open

Orion Veterans Memorial Day 5K run/walk signup is now open

A new Lake Orion tradition returns this Memorial Day with the Orion Veterans 5th Annual Run/Walk on Memorial Day. This year’s event will start/finish on Anderson Street adjacent to the Children’s Park parking lot. New for 2021 is the 5-Mile Distance race, which will take participants over the Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge and along the […]

20th annual Flower & Art Fair returns to downtown LO after a year hiatus

20th annual Flower & Art Fair returns to downtown LO after a year hiatus

The 20th annual Flower & Art Fair blossoms in downtown Lake Orion from May 21-22, with even more activities for attendees. This Spring fair will feature a variety of local vendors who will have flowers, plants and decorative elements for lawns and homes. Local businesses will showcase landscaping and home improvements ideas. The Orion Art […]

Meijer submits plan to build a new store in old Kmart spot, twp. planning comm. gives conditional site plan approval

Meijer submits plan to build a new store in old Kmart spot, twp. planning comm. gives conditional site plan approval

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Orion Township Planning Commission gave preliminary approval for special land use request, with conditions, for Meijer ORI during the commission’s meeting on Wednesday. Meijer corporation will have to seek site variances from the Orion Township Zoning Board of Appeals, but planning commissioners’ approval put the grocery retailer a step […]

Dragon on the Lake festival to return Aug. 26-29

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Lake Orion Village Council voted 6-0 to approve a permit for the Dragon on the Lake festival to return later this summer. The festival was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Dragon on the Lake is the Orion Art Center’s signature fundraising event. The Art Center, a […]

Orion Twp., county officials to mark Baldwin Road project completion

Orion Twp., county officials to mark Baldwin Road project completion

Community invited to Playful Dragon ribbon cutting May 4 Orion Township and Oakland County officials will mark the completion of the Baldwin Road widening and reconstruction development during a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 4. Orion Township government announced the ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning. Officials from Orion Township government, the Road Commission for Oakland […]

Orion library to host Fandom Fest

Celebrate anime, video games, comics, costumes and more at the Orion Township Public Library on May 1 for Fandom Fest. Throughout the day, the library will have fun, fandom related take-and-make crafts available for free to patrons. “We will have a variety of geeky take-and-make crafts for all ages as well as a virtual cosplay […]