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Tea time

About a dozen protesters—armed with flags, homemade signs and a sharp message for President Barack Obama—lined the sidewalk in front Kroger during afternoon rush hour Friday. "Obama lied, freedom died," roared 10-year-old Natalie Bommarito as motorists traveling M-24 through Lake Orion honked, shouted and waved....more >>
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New council ready to roll

Village residents voted in four council members at the Sept. 15 election: John Ranville and Michael Toth will return as incumbents, with Douglas Hobbs and Lawrence Stumkat serving for the first time....more >>
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The new Swiss Village playscape is open and ready for some monkeying around. Area residents and village dignitaries celebrated its grand opening Sept. 16 with cookies and lemonade. "This is great since the new structure is targeted towards children from the ages of 2-12," said resident Jim Hooper. "It's helping to keep the younger children from playing in the streets." Over the past year, families raised money for the new playscape. Oxford Bank and the village's parks and recreation committee also committed funds. Photo submitted by Mike Toth. (click for larger version)
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Post Office cutting back

Residents may have already noticed different mail carriers and fewer collection boxes around town. The changes are part of money-saving strategies by the Lake Orion Post Office to streamline expenses while maintaining services, according to Postmaster Ted Banks....more >>

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Seen a dragon?

Event offers lots of family fun

The much anticipated Dragon on the Lake Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The event celebrates Lake Orion's 150th birthday as well as the Orion Art Center's 30th. The fun begins 11 a....more >>

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Operation School Bell rings with success

Christmas came early for 150 Oxford and Lake Orion elementary students in need who were treated to a free shopping spree last week courtesy of the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan....more >>
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The William E. Scripps Estate hosted its annual Scripps Days event last weekend. Attractions included artist-in-residence displays, live music, guided tours of the grounds, and Packard and other antique cars. Patty Comins, of Oxford, and Janet Almstadt-Davison, of Oakland, (above) are part of the Plein Air Painters. Participants were scattered around the Scripps estate, painting areas of inspiration. (click for larger version)
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Sports

'Where's my golf ball?'

Larry Krzyzanowski scored a hole-in-one at the Black Forrest Golf Club in Gaylord, July 19. Krzyzanowski, who has been golfing for 45 years, was playing in a Texas scramble with his friends Joe Rubino, Dr....more >>

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Boy's tennis sweeps season openers

The boy's tennis team came out swinging this season. Dragons swept everyone in their first matches during the Clarkston Invitational and Romeo Apple Open. Last year, the team only won once....more >>
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Edyie and Ron Carzdi, Dave Proefke and Martha Osterkamp size up their portions of the roasting pig. (click for larger version)

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Dragons charge past Southfield Lathrup, 35-0

The Lake Orion Dragons knew the challenge that faced them Friday when Southfield Lathrup came to town for an Oakland Activities Association prep football game. Lathrup came in undefeated, averaging some 30 points a game and having only been scored upon in one game so far this season....more >>

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Girl's swim team cruises past Troy

Last Thursday, Lady Dragon swimmers beat Troy High School 108-75 in their second league meet. The 200 medley relay team - Ronnie Booth, Aubrey Campbell, Hannah Weglarz and Sarah Rose - placed second....more >>

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Lady Dragons aim to win districts

By Sarah Stiel Review Intern Overall, the Lake Orion High School girl's volleyball team is 27-19 this season. The Lady Dragons competed with Lakeland and Frasier earlier in the year and took on Lahser last week, leaving with five of their 27 wins....more >>

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Fire Prevention Week

Home fire sprinklers save lives

The following information on fire safety was provided by Orion Township Fire Inspector Michael T. Martin. As fire safety educators, we do our best to educate Orion Township and Lake Orion Village residents about ways to prevent fires in our community....more >>

Community calendar

Community calendar

LOHS 1979 class reunion The class of '79 will hold its 30-year reunion, Oct. 3 at Canterbury Village. Contact Clark Bushman at 248-705-1353, cbushman@bellequip.com, or Julie Jarvis at 330-242-6779 for more information, or visit http://lohs1979....more >>

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Library features educational series on Alzheimer's Disease

The Orion Township Public Library, ialong with the Orion Senior Center and Alzheimer's Association, will present viewings of the HBO documentary "The Alzheimer's Project" in a 4-part 4-week series....more >>

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Voters wanted

Stop by the Heritage Spinning and Weaving Shop to help raise money for cancer research. The shop, sponsoring the 5th annual Fiber Art Show, will accept votes on dozens of items submitted by members of the community....more >>

Opinions

Guest columnist

A tip of the hat - and a honk of the horn

Every parent has either heard or sung the following song: The wheels on the bus go round and round Round and round, round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All through the town....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the Editor

Unhappy with superintendent

Dear editor, Let me see if I've got these items correct. Our school superintendent demotes a well-liked principal last spring to a junior high school assistant principal position and STILL hasn't replaced him; but has found two retired superintendents from other districts to each fill this position part-time....more >>

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Letter to the Editor

Thanks for Barn Daze support

Dear editor, The 9th Annual Barn Daze was a great success on Saturday Sept. 12 at Friendship Park.  We would like to thank the following organizations for taking part in this community event: Lake Orion Dragons Youth Football, Lake Orion Lioness Club, Orion Township Public Library, The Goddard School, GLE Gymnastics & Cheer, ITC, Orion Neighborhood Television, Buffalo Wild Wings, Pee Wee Patch, Sweet Lane Fudge Factory, Starts & Stripes, Orion Area Chamber of Commerce ....more >>

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Out loud

Hello, LO

It's been less than two weeks since I arrived in town, but a busy two weeks it's been. I've already attended a Tea Party (no tea, but plenty of angry Americans), a sculpture garden gallery opening at Lake Orion High School, and two football games—Dragons won both, woo-hoo! What a wild football town....more >>

Shooting Stars

Congratulations, students!

Bradley Michael Morrison Brad Morrison graduated from Western Michigan University, June 27. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the College of Business. Brad was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society....more >>
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Shooting Stars

In service

James A. Flynn Air Force Airman James Flynn, an '05 LOHS grad, finished military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills....more >>

Peeking In The Past

Looking Back

15 years ago September 23, 1994 ~ Dave Collins, a former major league maseballe player, was hired to become LOHS's third baseball coach in three years. ~ A record number of voters (32 percent) went to the polls and approved a new high school, elementary school and buses, and upgrading current buildings....more >>
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North Oakland Community Coalition participated, for the first time in the Orion Chamber Chili Challenge at Barn Daze. Pictured are chef Kim Urbanowski and Chief of Police Jerry Narsh, who is a huge advocate of the Coalition, a past Board Member and now sits on the Advisory Council. Though not a winner, the coalition used the opportunity to meet with many families that make Lake Orion home. Parenting Task Force member Kim Urbanowski graciously donated the ingredients and her cooking expertise to produce a delicious pot of chili on behalf of the coalition. The coalition promotes a sense of belonging in a healthy environment free of alcohol and substance abuse by uniting community members and developing community strengths for all. For more information about coalition and volunteer opportunities, visit www.northoaklandcoalition.org or call Julie Brenner at 248-520-3786. (click for larger version)
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Born November 27th
1870: Joe Mack, builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons which eventually evolved into the Mack Truck Company.
1874: Charles A. Beard, distinguished American historian who wrote History of the United States.
1909: James Agee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (A Death in the Family).
1942: Jimi Hendrix, rock musician.
November 27th
in history
1954: Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.
1959: Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.
1967: Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.Testing the Rules of Engagement.
1967: Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain's entry into the Common Market again.
1970: Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.