Village council approves tax abatement for Broadway St. development

By Jim Newell Review Editor The village council approved a commercial rehabilitation exemption certificate for the building development at 120 S. Broadway St., commonly known as the four-story building being constructed on the west side of the road next to the Paint Creek Dam. The exemption, known as a tax abatement, was approved 5-0 during […]

Calling all LOHS Graduates — Class Reunions

Several class reunions are planned for Lake Orion graduates this summer. All Class Reunion. The first reunion of the summer will be held for all Lake Orion Community Schools alumni from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 20. This event is at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1400 Orion Road, Lake Orion. The cost is […]

Lions Club Jubilee rolls into Lake Orion next week

By Jim Newell Review Editor The aroma of elephant ears and kettle corn wafting in the air, the screams of the young and old alike as the Pirates of the Seven Seas ship first ascends and then plunges, leaving that empty pit feeling in your stomach. The ding of game bells and the “awes” of […]

Boy’s varsity golf finishes 8th at state finals

Boy’s varsity golf finishes 8th at state finals

Lake Orion’s varsity boys golf team finished their 2018 season with their best finish in the past 16 years last weekend. The Dragons competed in the State Finals at Grand Valley, and on Friday shot 317 and were only 5 shots out of 2nd place. TJ Hirschfield shot a season best 71 (-1) and was […]

Residents angry over proposed Miller/Orion/Flint roundabout

Residents angry over proposed Miller/Orion/Flint roundabout

By Jim Newell Review Editor The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to build a mini-roundabout at the Miller/Orion/Flint roads three-way intersection, with construction starting later this fall. And Orion residents are adamantly opposed to the project, saying it is unnecessary and a waste of money that could be better spent fixing other deteriorating […]

Paint Creek Trail extension is ‘officially’ open

Lake Orion’s Children’s Park becomes an Iron Belle trailhead By Jim Newell Review Editor It’s been a long time coming – and a long-awaited boon for bikers, hikers and runners – but the Paint Creek Trail extension into Lake Orion is officially open. Local officials and residents held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on June 2, […]

Lake Orion Community Schools Sinking Fund Update

Two years ago, Lake Orion and Orion Twp. voters endorsed a sinking fund proposal designed to bring Lake Orion Community Schools’ facilities to functional standards. Years of aging infrastructure required immediate work, handled throughout 2017. The 2 mill sinking fund will generate approximately $3.5 million annually for 10 years and enable a number of projects. […]

Blessings in a Brown Bag: Lake Orion United Methodist Church to pilot summer lunch program for students

Questions regarding the program can be directed to Dawn Ames, Director of Family Ministry, Lake Orion United Methodist Church, 248-693-6201 ext. 210, or by emailing By Jim Newell Review Editor Many people may be unaware that in a relatively affluent community like Lake Orion, there are students who are in danger of food insecurity. […]

Safety First: The dangers of swimming & boating are very real

From the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office The Sheriff’s Office needs to remind residents of prudent safety precautions related to water activities. We urge boaters and swimmers to please use caution at all times when out on the lakes this summer. Young children need constant, close (within a few feet) supervision in and around the water. […]

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