New building, restaurant coming to former Wagon Wheel site

New building, restaurant coming to former Wagon Wheel site

By Jim Newell Review Editor A new restaurant is coming to downtown Lake Orion at the site formerly occupied by The Wagon Wheel restaurant, though which restaurant will inhabit the proposed building has yet to be decided. Dia Zaraga, who owns the property and also owns Sagebrush Cantina, plans to build a two-story restaurant on […]

New monument stuns spectators at Lake Orion Veterans Memorial

New monument stuns spectators at Lake Orion Veterans Memorial

By Susan Carroll Review Writer A camouflage tarp was removed from the War Dog Monument Saturday at the Orion Veteran’s Memorial to a visually emotional crowd. “I’ve been hearing about this for so long and it is everything I thought it would be,” said an astonished Shirley Watros when the tarp was taken away. “I […]

Paint Creek dam repairs underway today

Paint Creek dam repairs underway today

Aug. 19, 2017   Work crews are on M-24 at the Paint Creek dam installing a rock  barrier and cofferdam. The work is expected to last throughout the weekend. Traffic in both directions is slow-going, and two southbound lanes are closed. Motorists should expect delays when traveling on the stretch of M-24 from approximately Atwater […]

Paint Creek dam to undergo immediate repairs

Paint Creek dam to undergo immediate repairs

Temporary coffer dam to be installed Saturday By Jim Newell Review Editor The Paint Creek dam needs to undergo immediate assessment and repairs to fix a “depression” below the spillway that allows water to flow from Lake Orion into the creek unchecked. The public is not in any immediate danger, nor is the dam in […]

Village Council approves contractor for Paint Creek Trail extension

The Lake Orion Village Council unanimously approved Zito Construction as the builder for the planned Paint Creek Trail extension during its meeting Monday. Zito Construction submitted a bid of $424,054.77 on Aug. 4. The only other bidder on the project was Pavex Corporation, with a $641,598.75 bid. The Engineer’s estimate for the project was $395,537. […]

Home Depot, LOPD completing gazebo repairs

Home Depot, LOPD completing gazebo repairs

Home Depot and Lake Orion police officers are volunteering their time to finish the repairs on the Children’s Park gazebo off Broadway Street today. The project is funded by a Home Depot community outreach grant and includes new decking, column fascia, lattice work, steps and handrails. The work should be finished today, said Alana Hart, […]

Former Twp. Supervisor Bill Haydel gets commemorative stone at Vets Memorial

Former Twp. Supervisor Bill Haydel gets commemorative stone at Vets Memorial

By Jim Newell Review Editor Many people knew Bill Haydel as a past Orion Township supervisor, or as “Bill the Barber” for the barbershop he owned. Haydel also was a veteran and on Saturday his family, friends and former neighbors honored his service to the country by installing a commemorative marker at the Orion Veterans […]

Off-duty Lake Orion police officers are good samaritans

Off-duty Lake Orion police officers are good samaritans

By Susan Carroll   Review Writer Only in Lake Orion would you find two off- duty police officers repairing a damaged porch for a homeowner. Three weeks ago, the Biton’s received the keys to their new home on Algene Road: the same day that someone ran into their back porch with a car. The Lake […]

Golling Buick GMC classic car show raises funds for Kids’ & Kops program

Golling Buick GMC classic car show raises funds for Kids’ & Kops program

By Jim Newell Review Editor Downtown Lake Orion, a beautiful summer day and classic cars aligned this year for a perfect day for the Golling Buick GMC annual Classic Car show on Saturday. The car show featured 180 classic vehicles – trucks, hot rods, muscle cars, sedans and motorcycles – local businesses selling their wares, […]

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