Marine Division stresses importance of boater’s safety with free class

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The National Weather Service has called for an 80 degree weekend coming up for Memorial Day, which means one thing: Lake Orion — the lake — is going to be active. Oakland County Lieutenant Dan Toth, former Marine Deputy, said Memorial Day weekend is typically the weekend that kicks off […]

Robotics Expo celebrates STEM and students

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Members of Lake Orion’s FIRST Robotics team held an expo at the high school last week celebrating the team’s accomplishments. The event not only brought together students on the varsity robotics team, but it also included students in the elementary and middle school robotics clubs. The purpose was to […]

‘Corrosin Explosion’ takes first at the eCYBERMISSION state competition

A team of eighth graders from St. Joseph School in Lake Orion was among 60 regional finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition, one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program. Eighth graders Payton Bero, Charlie Haynes, Daniel Heuschele and Alex Weber (calling themselves “Corrosion […]

Lake Orion has a 91-year-old Boy Scout

Lake Orion has a 91-year-old Boy Scout

By Grant Ingalls Review Special Writer Lake Orion’s Chuck Ring, 91, recently received his 45-year year district award merit pin for actively participating in the Boy Scouts. He received the pin at a Boy Scout dinner in Canterbury Village. Ring, a Pontiac native, said he didn’t expect to receive the honor. “I was surprised to […]

Township vows to fight Detroit Free Press litter lawsuit

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor The largest daily newspaper in Michigan is suing Orion Township for $5 million after the township demanded the Detroit Free Press stop delivering its weekly newsletter and shopping guide Select to residents who do not want this free service. Select, delivered to about 2,500 residents in Orion Township, is a mix of editorial content, […]

Corridor Improvement Authority Board development plan passes by slim margin

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor With a 4-3 vote, Orion Township Trustees passed a development plan and tax increment financing plan that would widen Brown Rd. and enhance Baldwin Rd. to begin as soon as next spring. The plan, recommended to trustees by the township’s Corridor Improvement Authority Board, would utilize about $8 million in […]

Audit earns an ‘A’ rating

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Plante Moran, Orion Township’s financial consultants, granted the township an unmodified opinion – or clean audit – for all financial transactions in 2015. The one material weakness consultant Stacey Reeves and her team identified was the township’s check handling policy. She noted that at least one of the checks was […]

Future venue hopes to attract local, national talent

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer Front Street in downtown Lake Orion is one of the shortest streets in the Village but in the past several years it has seen several makeovers. From Bonsai Bobs turned Whiskey’s Bar, turned parking lot on the North side to Lucky’s Foods on the South side undergoing an extensive […]

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 […]