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Talkin' turkey!

The little Pilgrims and Indians of Paint Creek Elementary--also known as kindergartners--left their parents and grandparents looking happy and proud after a Thanksgiving performance at the school Monday....more >>

Little dip

Township passes 2010 budget with minimal draw from fund balance

Even as revenues continue to shrink, Orion Township is expecting to maintain a fund balance of more than 93 percent in its general fund by the end of next year. The township board unanimously approved the 2010 budget at its meeting Monday....more >>

Sold

Village using national program to 'stabilize' neighborhood

For sale: single-family home, 390 Newton Drive, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, REDUCED PRICE $1. It was a deal they couldn't refuse. So, using funds from Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) the Village of Lake Orion purchased the home at 390 Newton Drive for $1....more >>
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Actress Faye Dunaway filming at LOHS

After scouting across the Metro Detroit area, it came down to two choices: Meadow Brook Theatre or Lake Orion High School. Actress Faye Dunaway chose to film scenes for her new movie at LOHS, she said, because the school's auditorium is similar to Juilliard, where the movie is set....more >>

High school mourns sophomore

A 16-year-old Lake Orion High School student died by suicide Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to Oakland County Sheriff Deputies. "He obviously was very well liked," said Mike Fenchel, interim high school principal....more >>

News Briefs

Keep it short

The little things mean a lot Discover how small changes in landscaping and home practices can make a big difference in the health of local creeks, lakes, drains and rivers as the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) presents "Little things you can do to protect water quality," at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road....more >>

News Briefs

Water use restrictions?

An amended village ordinance could mean restricted lawn-watering times. If Lake Orion Village Council passes it, residents with odd-numbered addresses will only be able to irrigate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with even-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday....more >>
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...dance, dance, dance the night away

Some 180 people turned out at Canterbury Castle Friday to enjoy dinner, dancing, silent auction and a special presentation by actress Faye Dunaway. The event, a benefit for the Lake Orion Education Foundation, was co-chaired by Karen Appledorn and Leeann Bartley....more >>

'Kids helping kids'

Brownie troop raises $1,165 for hospital

"Kids helping kids" was this year's theme for Lake Orion's Brownie Troop 13354 community service project. The troop is made up of 11 seven-year-olds. At troop meetings the girls discussed how fortunate they all are to be healthy and able-bodied....more >>
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'Lego' that trophy!

Techs Mix FIRST Lego Robotics team, from St. Joseph School, competed in Sharkfest Regional qualifying tournament in Troy, earning the Outstanding Research trophy and a spot to compete against the best in the state at a competition next month....more >>
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Hoopsters hope for rebound

New head coach looks to improve on last season

Mike Shafkalis, new boys' basketball coach, said he's hopeful about this season. "We had four wins last year. I'm an optimist, I think we can get to 10 wins," he said, adding if the team survives their first five games, they might get to 12 wins....more >>

New team, new season

Girls' basketball has five returning players, seven new-comers

ooting their way to a league title? Then to districts, regionals and quarter finals? Remember Bethany Watterworth and Courtney Zott leading the team to a 24-3 overall season? Well the 2008/2009 girls' basketball team is gone and their season long over, but Head Coach Steve Roberts says this year's team is ready to take on the competition in their own way....more >>

Dragons iced at Metro invite

Dragons took to the ice last weekend in the Novi Invitational. They played South Lyon and Northville, two strong clubs, according to Assistant Coach Don Finn. Friday, South Lyon beat the Dragons 6-3....more >>

Orion Oaks boasts two flag football champs

Two Orion Oaks Elementary teams won the state title in Michigan Youth Flag Football play. Jets, the fifth grade team, and Redskins, the third grade team, played their championship game at Walled Lake North High School, Saturday Nov....more >>

Guest column

Time to ponder and plenty to celebrate

Millions of families will be sitting down this week around a table laden with scrumptious delicacies including, in some households, the centerpiece - a turkey with all the trimmings....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Living life and loving it or . . .

I can't find my 'bah-humbug'

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don't ask of it. But, work it did....more >>

Letter to the editor

'It's time for shared sacrifice'

Dear editor, The main points I drew from the recent budget meeting at Scripps Middle School: Michigan must find a way to provide a stable, reliable, sustainable source of funding for our schools....more >>

Letter to the editor

Farmers' Market: thanks again

Dear editor, A great big thanks from the Lake Orion Farmers Market as we close the market for 2009. Thank you to our Lake Orion Downtown Authority for awarding us the recognition plaque at the 2nd annual volunteer recognition gathering at Valentino's last Thursday, Nov....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy ...more >>

Lake Orion Village

FINAL FALL LEAF PICKUP SERVICE

VILLAGE OF LAKE ORION FINAL FALL LEAF PICKUP SERVICE All leaves which are raked to the curb by Monday, December 7, 2009 will be picked up (weather permitting) by the Village leaf vacuum....more >>

Public Safety

Orion Township and Lake Orion

LO Police Log Residents awake to alarms, alleged arson Sleeping residents on Newton woke to the sound of fire alarms Tuesday, Nov. 17. Lake Orion Police are investigating the incident and suspect arson....more >>
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Substance abuse coalition welcomes new board

The North Oakland Community Coalition, under the continued leadership of Lauren Sanborn, Paint Creek Elementary principal and Coalition Board President, welcomes new members to the board: Michele Kunselman, Tobi Russell, Pat Kern, Michele Novak, Barb Shea Pote, Deb Motley, Ben Gerdeman and Molly Perry....more >>

Community calendar

Get dressed up, or not, and get 'ONTV'

ONTV has decked the halls, and now it's time to spread some holiday cheer to friends, family, neighbors and community. Orion Neighborhood Television will be hosting Holiday Greetings 2009, and has has set up a studio schedule for those who want to record an original, creative holiday message and encourage family and friends to tune in to ONTV public access channel 10 throughout December to see the greeting....more >>

Community calendar

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas

The North Oakland Concert Band (NOCB) will hold its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. This year, the NOCB welcomes Big Chief Chorus to share a program of music, facilitators said, that's "bound to help your scrooge find some yuletide cheer....more >>
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The Buck Pole

Just shot the deer of your dreams and want to brag to all your friends? What better way to do it than gathering 'round the Buck Pole and swapping your stories here in the pages of The Review? All you have to do is send in who you are (full name, address, phone number) where you got your deer and how big it was....more >>
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Milestones

Engagement

Kandace Piche and Michael Chaffee

Joanne Freeman along with Thomas and Margaret Chaffee are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Kandace Piche and Michael Chaffee. Kandace is an Oakland University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education....more >>

Milestones

Studying hard

Elizabeth Gray Central Michigan University (CMU) junior Elizabeth Gray, of Lake Orion, competed in the NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion competition. Gray, a graduate of Lake Orion Community High School, is the daughter of Jon and Becky Gray....more >>
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Milestones

Wedding

Billy Piche and Nichole Stanbury

Joanne Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Stanbury are proud to announce the wedding of their children, Billy Piche and Nichole Stanbury, earlier this year. Billy graduated from Columbia Collage in Chicago with a film major and is working for 1821 Pictures in Los Angelas, CA....more >>

Community calendar

Around Town

A calendar of places to go, people to see and things to do

Holiday Market at the Orion Art Center. Friday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 22. Art, glass, pottery, jewelry, books, purses, scarves, woodwork, stained glass, photography, gift cards, ornaments and Pewabic Pottery from more than 30 artists....more >>

Peeking In The Past

Looking Back

15 years ago November 23, 1994 - Oakland County Sheriff Deputies sought warrants for two Orion teens after a fight with another juvenile escalated into gunfire at a baseball field on Waldon Road....more >>
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Community calendar

Puppy love at first sight?

New puppy on your Christmas wish list? The Lake Orion Lions Club can help. The Lions will auction two puppies, a Goldendoodle and a Cockapoo, during the upcoming 'A Christmas for Everyone Charity Auction....more >>
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Born August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1915: Italy declares war on Turkey.
1942: U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru.
1944: The Dumbarton Oaks conference, which lays the foundation for the establishment of the United Nations, is held in Washington, D.C.
1945: President Harry S. Truman cancels all contracts under the Lend-Lease Act.
1959: Hawaii is admitted into the Union.