$35 million roundabout project explained to concerned citizens

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer The long-awaited changes are coming to Baldwin Rd. On Wednesday, June 15 the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) hosted the latest in a series of informational meetings open to the public detailing the changes coming to Baldwin Road next year. Laid out on long tables inside Waldon Middle […]

Annual Flare Night under investigation for Guinness Book record

By Cathy Kimmel-Srock Review Staff Writer Not only will it “light up the night” on July 1 for the annual Lake Orion Lions Club Flare Night, but it is also a night that could go down in the record books. Started in 1945 by the Rotarians to celebrate the end of World War II and continued on […]

‘Fundometer’ all fired up

‘Fundometer’ all fired up

Supporter Mike Gingell of the Lake Orion Fireworks Association recently helped install one of two ‘Fundometers’ to track the nonprofit’s progress of meeting their near $80,000 goal to host a duelling fireworks show for the Fourth of July celebration over Lake Orion Lake. So far they are at 60 percent of their goal, and need […]

Homes For Autism hopes to pack the Wildwood Amphitheater this Sunday

By Meg Peters Review Co-Editor Listening to George Sinnott and the North Oakland Dixie Band at the Orion Wildwood Amphitheater this Sunday, June 26, could mean helping supply a home for someone in need. The Homes For Autism Fun-Raiser Music Concert will begin at 4 p.m., and the community is encouraged to attend and support […]

Countdown to fun: 2016 LO American Summer Schedule

Lake Orion’s American Summer starts with the Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee Thursday and ends on July 4. The event highlight, the Lake Orion Fireworks Association’s Duelling Fireworks show, is July 2. Here are the dates and events: JUNE 23-26 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. JUBILEE/CARNIVAL It’s that time of year again. This year will […]

Two firefighters bumped up to full-time status

By Brian Marshall Review Staff Writer It was like a graduation at Monday’s Orion Township Board of Trustees meeting. A pair of fledgling firefighters, who have been on-call employees with the Orion Township Fire Department, were approved to full-time status by the board after a request by Chief Bob Smith. Jonathan Jones and Steve Martin drew full […]

From trash to treasure: Orion Art Center hosts recycled art show

From trash to treasure: Orion Art Center hosts recycled art show

By Cathy Kimmel-Srock Review Staff Writer It’s something that everyone creates and, with the talent of some local artists, it can even be made into beautiful masterpieces worth admiring. Trash, that is. The Orion Art Center, along with Waste Management, is hosting “Metamorphosis” Re-create Recycled Art Show now through July 15. According to Kathleen Klein, […]

Green’s Park offers visitors an array of amenities

Green’s Park offers visitors an array of amenities

By Cathy Kimmel-Srock Review Staff Writer Whether you want swimming, the beach or a place to barbeque, Green’s Park offers all three and more. “The park is a great atmosphere for families,” said Rosemary Ford, a member of the Village of Lake Orion Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. It features a beach and swim area […]

HRC recommends $7.8 million plan to bring village water up to speed

By Dan Shriner Review Editor A water system reliability report by engineers has recommended improvements costing about $7.8 million to bring Lake Orion’s aging water system up to date. The report, submitted by engineers from the firm of Hubbell, Roth and Clark, to the Village Council Monday night, suggested the improvements be done in four […]

Township plans $60K LED streetlight project

By Chris Hagan Review Staff Writer The Orion Township board approved a cost sharing project between DTE Energy and the township that will convert 211 street lights to LED. Slated to be finished this year, the project, which cost just over $70,000, will only cost Orion Township $62,054 through the cost sharing partnership. DTE will […]