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Dragon summer fun

Lake Orion celebrates its legend on the lake with all things dragon....more >>

Landfill expansion vote rescinded

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor By a count of 6-1, the Orion Township Board on Monday night elected to rescind its April 18, 2011 approval of Waste Management, Inc.'s request to begin the process for expanding the Eagle Valley landfill....more >>

Landfill expansion vote rescinded

Opponents pleased with move, but lawyers have grave concerns

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor By a count of 6-1, the Orion Township Board on Monday night elected to rescind its April 18, 2011 approval of Waste Management, Inc.'s request to begin the process for expanding the Eagle Valley landfill....more >>

Painting the town classy

By Megan Bildner Intern for the Review Lake Orion's scenery will become a bit more artistic for the next couple months with the Detroit Institute of Art picking LO to participate in the Inside|Out program....more >>

A challenger approaches

Brown is the only non-incumbent to run for Village Council

By Megan Bildner Review Intern People may not know Lake Orion village council write-in candidate Shauna Brown, but she thinks the most important qualities someone running for the position can have are honesty, an open mind and focus....more >>

New treasurer for Clarkston

Clarkston is getting a new treasurer, its fourth in three years. City Manager Dennis Ritter and former Treasurer Jan Gillespie interviewed Sandra Barlass for the position. A second interview was conducted with Mayor Joe Luginski....more >>

Community Spotlight: Chamber Executive Director Alaina Campbell

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Q: Describe your job. A: I'm the staff person for the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, responsible for recruiting new members. The chamber is a membership organization, so recruiting businesses to become members of the Chamber and then helping develop programs and seminars for our Chamber members to help promote them is important....more >>

Used reads are good reads

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review For local book lovers, the Orion Township Library has a cheaper answer to finding a new read, with no overdue fines or serious price tags....more >>

Local film maker gaining renown

While it may not be Tinsel Town, Lake Orion has its very own movie-maker and he's in the process of finishing his latest short film - Pucker. Paul Lenzi, whose previous credits include the award winning Dog Gone, a number of commercials and work on broadcast shows like Biggest Loser and Dateline said the short films are a way for him to exercise his craft in his own way....more >>

Rattlesnake bite

A massasauga rattlesnake, the only rattlesnake native to Michigan, bit a local dog in Bald Mountain State Park last week. The 5-year-old English Setter, Dexter, was rushed to a local veterinarian who gave it antivenin....more >>

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Downtown grand reopening rescheduled

It has been a long time coming, but workers have replaced the final bricks of the Streetscape project, as well as finished all but the top coat on Flint Street, over the past few days....more >>

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Jacobsen coffee hours set

Share a cup of java and share what is on your mind with State Rep. Brad Jacobsen in September. He announced his informal community coffee hours for local residents in Lake Orion and Oxford: Saturday, Sept....more >>

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Board video available

Copies of the Aug. 29 Township Board meeting dominated by contentcious debate on the expansion of the Eagle Valley landfill and eventual rescinding of the board's agreement last spring are available at ONTV....more >>

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Winning Recipes from Goodtimes in Goodrich

"Martian Victory Balls" By Annika Cronander Ingredients: 1 tablespoon and 1 3/4 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons peanut butter 1 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoon confectioner's sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips Approximately 2 cups melting chocolates Directions: 1....more >>

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Coffee hour At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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Hawks battle Captains to a 1-1 tie

Brandon Blackhawks boys varsity soccer team played its second game of the season against the Waterford Kettering Captains. The Blackhawks started off strong both offensively and defensively....more >>

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Village draws 14 candidates

The Goodrich Village Council will have plenty of candidates to choose from for the new position of interim manager. A total of 14 candidates applied for the interim post, which should last for 90 to 120 days with the potential for a full time position....more >>

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Township police millage to remain unchanged

Brandon Twp.- Residents will not pay higher taxes for police service this year. The board unanimously agreed to not increase the 2011 millage rate for police during a budget workshop meeting Aug....more >>

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No site on state owned property for Lapeer 9-1-1 tower

There will be no 9-1-1 tower on state land in the Hadley Hills area anytime soon. Lapeer County Central Dispatch Director Vic Martin has been seeking a tower location in the southern areas of Lapeer County to rectify coverage issues with regards to 9-1-1....more >>

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Homeowner to be charged for blight

Residents weary of a downtown eyesore may get some relief soon. Tom Sanford, village code enforcer, said the owner of the property at 8082 State Road, near the intersection of Hegel Road, will receive a blight notice....more >>
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Just wheeling through

Goodrich man takes on 10-mile Crim Road Race Para Hand Crank Division

As a free verse poet, Benito Diaz refers to the 10- mile Crim race he completed last Saturday as 'some form of insanity.' This year my hands, wrists and shoulders hurt more than before, but I managed again, wrote Diaz, a Goodrich resident....more >>

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District considers leasing buses

Brandon Twp.- For years, debate has raged— is it better to buy or lease a car? At the school district's finance committee meeting Tuesday night, the question had a new variation— is it better to buy or lease a fleet of buses? District officials appear ready to answer "lease....more >>

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Brandon District finances better than expected

Brandon Twp.- The school district appears to be in better financial condition than expected. Steve Lenar, executive director of fiscal affairs, announced at the Aug. 30 finance committee meeting that revenues have exceeded expenditures for the 2010-2011 school year by about $243,000....more >>
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Tales from Hurricane Irene

Former residents now living on East Coast endure storm

The view from Beth Owen Canavan's 14th floor Manhattan co-op, great to begin with, is even better after Hurricane Irene came through a week ago. "All of the buildings and all the windows have been powerwashed, so the view out has never been so good," she laughed Monday....more >>

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Coffee Hour At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour . The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted....more >>

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Goodrich Martian pair Big Ten bound

Two Lady Martians basketball players have caught the attention of two Big Ten schools. Goodrich High School juniors, Taylor Gleason and Aketra Sevillian recently committed verbally to playing basketball for the women's team at division one schools....more >>

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Goodrich to hike lunch prices to meet fed mandate

Students in the Goodrich School Districts are paying too little for lunch, according to the federal government. As a result lunch prices will go up by a dime beginning this fall in accordance with a mandate to get closer to the federal subsidy for students from low-income families....more >>
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New Ortonville Postmaster ready to serve community

Ortonville- After more than three years without one, the village has a Postmaster again. Janet Saksa was installed in the position last month and is happy to be here. "I had heard a lot of great things about this post office and it's been a great experience so far," she said....more >>

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Speed limits on township dirt roads revisited

Brandon Twp.- Concerned for the safety of children, the school board has passed a resolution in support of reducing speed limits on dirt and gravel roads. Approved 6-0 by the board during their Aug....more >>
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Volunteers open their homes, hearts to dogs in need

Brandon Twp.- Jane Moltman jokes that if she didn't have a husband, she'd be the crazy dog lady. Over the past three years, she's had close to 20 dogs, but she has only kept one. Moltman is a volunteer with K-9 Stray Rescue League and fosters homeless dogs at her township residence until a permanent home can be found for them....more >>

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Martian Pink Pride Benefit game Sept. 16

Goodrich High School football coach Tom Alward is seeing pink in the new season. In honor of Al Martus, former Goodrich Athletic Director who passed earlier this year of cancer and the fight against cancer, varsity football players will wear pink jerseys with the names of relatives and members in the community who have been affected by cancer inscribed on the back in the game Sept....more >>

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Friends, family, community remembers Tyler Bonner

Ortonville-In his short life, Tyler Bonner touched the lives of many. Tyler, 19, a 2011 Goodrich High School graduate, died Aug. 18 at Hurley Medical Center, as a result of injuries he suffered after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into trees early Aug....more >>

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Earthquake felt by residents

Colleen Heath said the ground shook like a heavy truck was passing by. "It was a sudden movement or jolt," said Heath, a Brandon Township resident who works at the five story Riverside Center in Southfield about 36 miles south of Ortonville....more >>
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Suspect can't swim from cops

Brandon Twp.- Jim Lumetta has a new nickname after helping police nab a 47-year-old Flint man who attempted to escape police by jumping into Bald Eagle Lake. Lumetta, a Shelby Township resident who owns a cottage on the lake, said his neighbors here are now calling him "Jim the Bounty Hunter....more >>
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School in good shape for new year

Former phys-ed teacher takes top job at Clarkston El

When school starts on Tuesday, Clarkston Elementary students will see a familiar face in a new role. Brian Adams has stepped into the position as principal after being interim principal for most of last year and after teaching there for the last 10 years....more >>
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Home sales looking up

New assessor on the job for township

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer In the three weeks Assessor Kristen Sieloff has been on the job, she's noticed home sales are going up. "This is still very viable community that people want to live in this area....more >>

Streets Committee

City Mayor Joe Luginski named Councilman Chuck Inabnit, planning commissioners Jen Detkowski and Mike McGraw, City Manager Dennis Ritter, and city resident Dale Strnad to the Streets Committee....more >>
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Family raises funds for future adoption

Jamie and Angelo Marino of Springfield Township want a big family. They have four boys and are now looking to adopt. "The nursery is ready and we can't wait to have a baby in our home again," Jamie said....more >>
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Big dreams for Downs adults

When Laura Townsend gave birth to her son Phil Townsend, many people shook their head because they felt bad – Phil was born with Down syndrome. But Laura would tell them not to because she "got lucky enough to have that guy....more >>
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Back where it belongs!

Wildcat Prescott Line celebrates Oxford's 41-20 victory over archrival Lake Orion Aug. 26 by holding the coveted "Double O" trophy. Line scored five touchdowns during the historic game....more >>
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Wildcats leave Dragons black and blue

By the time Oxford's marching band played "Don't Stop Believin" as one of its halftime offerings Friday night, there was little doubt among the estimated 7,000 fans that the Wildcats believed they were unseating the Division 1 State Champions....more >>
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Volunteers pitch in to create new library

It may take a village to raise a child, but it definitely takes a township to build a library. Over the weekend, a group of hard-working Addison residents rolled up their sleeves, grabbed some brushes and rollers, and began painting the interior and exterior of the library's new 3,000-square-foot spaced located in the Lakeville Towne Square strip mall along Rochester Road....more >>
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First 5 Chinese students arrive for academy

Oxford's International Residency Academy has officially begun. On the morningf of Tuesday, August 30, five chinese students – four boys, one girl – arrived at Detroit's Metro Airport from China and were cheerfully greeted by Oxford High School students and administration and taken back to OHS....more >>

District beefs up security at OHS, OMS

When Oxford students return to the high and middle schools for a fresh year of learning, they'll encounter some new personnel roaming the halls – security guards. Two security guard positions were added to OHS and one to OMS, along with a dean of students for grades 6-8....more >>
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Finding his bliss with a spray can

A 43-year-old Oxford man was spotted last week spray-painting the back of a downtown building. But the village police weren't called because this graffiti artist was hired to beautify the building, not deface it....more >>

DIA masterpieces coming to Oxford

Famous works of art will soon be popping up all over Oxford in the most unexpected places. Reproductions of seven paintings housed in the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) permanent collection will be featured in outdoor displays throughout Oxford and other metro Detroit communities from mid-September through the end of November....more >>

Opinions differ on benefits, drawbacks of axing personal property tax

Should Michigan leaders push to eliminate the tax on industrial and commercial personal property, which includes everything from office equipment and furniture to manufacturing machinery? The answer to this question largely depends on who's being asked – government officials or businessmen....more >>
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Saving lives one ride at a time

A little too tipsy to drive home from your favorite local watering hole? Just call Nick Christy and he'll be glad to give you a ride. The 40-year-old Oxford resident is the proud owner of Nick's Shuttle Service, a business that caters to responsible folks who don't wish their evening of imbibing to end with a trip to jail or worse, the morgue....more >>

Leonard polling site needs upgrade for disabled voters

Although there have not been any reported problems by voters in the Village of Leonard accessing the voting booth, the exterior of Rowland Hall, located at 23 E. Elmwood in the Village of Leonard, needs to be upgraded....more >>
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Patriotic hearts beat under leather vests

The annual 9/11 Memorial motorcycle run roared into downtown Oxford Sunday. As they have every year since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, these loyal bikers have gathered here to remember the fallen, support U....more >>

Oxford UMC gets interim pastor

Oxford United Methodist Church has a new man, er woman in charge. Jean Snyder took over on a interim pastor basis on July 1, 2011 following the departure of Rev. Doug McMunn earlier this year....more >>

FISH needs volunteers to collect, unload food donations

Visitors to the Renaissance Festival are being asked to bring nonperishable food items this weekend and donate them to Oxford/Orion FISH. FISH does need volunteers to help collect the food at the festival....more >>

FISH needs volunteers to collect, unload food donations

Visitors to the Renaissance Festival are being asked to bring nonperishable food items this weekend and donate them to Oxford/Orion FISH. FISH does need volunteers to help collect the food at the festival....more >>
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