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Dragon D Back

Lake Orion defenders senior Andrew Shafkalis (47), senior John Gall (45) and junior Derric Williams (42) converge on the quarterback for one of five sacks during Thursday's game against Rochester....more >>
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Armed robbery attempt

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor An armed robbery was thwarted early Monday morning at the CVS Pharmacy, 295 S. Broadway, in Lake Orion. The Lake Orion Police Department reported a lone female entered the store at approximately 6:13 a....more >>

Local home sales, prices picking up

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Over the last several months, to the delight of local real estate agents and home sellers alike, sales in the Village of Lake Orion and Orion Township have picked up significantly....more >>

Twelfth Night comes to Orion

Shakespearian play comes to life in a western setting

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review Lake Orion High School's Thespian Group is offering a little Shakespeare with the start of school this month. They are performing William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Wildwood Pavilion at the Civic Center Park, Sept....more >>

Village candidates vie for position

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer The village elections are right around the corner, and on Sept. 13 the council may look a little different. But everyone should get a chance to argue their case, so The Review posed some questions to the five candidates....more >>

Local author pens eighth book

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Lake Orion resident and author Robert Lytle recently added another book to his resume with the release of his eighth young adult fiction title, Mr. Blair's Labyrinth....more >>

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Lake Orion resident and author Robert Lytle recently added another book to his resume with the release of his eighth young adult fiction title, Mr. Blair's Labyrinth....more >>

Helping women in a warzone

Lake Orion grad and army officer helping in Afghanistan

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor In Lake Orion or Afghanistan, women are all the same. Those that gather in the remote Kandahar Province of Afghanistan talk about their families and private lives, just like girlfriends back home, said U....more >>

Cops Who Care raise donations

By Megan Bildner Review Intern More than ten hours of teamwork by off-duty village cops and the generosity of Home Depot have helped bring new life to the Orion Art Center this summer....more >>

Dream made reality

A Mother's Wish, a local foundation inspired by the late Kathy Luby, has been made a reality by many of her close friends. The foundation's first annual 5K run/walk and 10K run to benefit local families affected by breast cancer takes place on Saturday, Oct....more >>

News brief

Carpenter Elementary honored

Last week, the Michigan Department of Education ranked Lake Orion's Carpenter Elementary School among the top 30 schools in the state. Schools were judged by math and reading test scores, and general academic improvement of students....more >>

News brief

Last NO HAZevent

Orion Township residents have one more chance to dispose of household hazardous waste on Sept. 17, 2011, at the NO HAZ event held at the new Wildwood Amphitheater parking lot, located just south of Civic Center Park at 2685 Joslyn Court (across from the soccer fields)....more >>

News brief

Parks free to enter on 9/11

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering free park entry to all guests on Sunday, September 11, in remembrance of Patriots Day and to honor the armed forces and American veterans....more >>
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More of the festival

Based on calls to The Review office, folks wanted more pictures from last month's Dragon on the Lake festival. So, here are a few more from the action, including the lighted boat parade winners and the victors from the boat races, plus a couple more....more >>

News Briefs


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 >>


Area residents remember Sept. 11, 2001

By The Citizen staff Bob McArthur watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfold on television, with an overwhelming sense of helplessness. At that time, he was the Brandon Fire Chief and had spent his career in service to others....more >>


Orion Twp. landfill issues may impact Groveland

A recent change in direction by a nearby township board could spark the growth of landfill locally. By a vote of 6-1, the Orion Township Board on Monday night elected to rescind its April 18 approval of Waste Management, Inc....more >>


Brandon Township man charged on three counts of CSC

A 56-year-old Brandon Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting a township girl. The abuse allegedly began when the girl was 9-years-old. She is now 14. John Edward Woolley was arraigned Aug....more >>


Brandon man kills Independence Twp. woman, self

A 25-year-old man who had been living with a Brandon Township family for about a year stole a gun from their home and used it to kill an Independence Township woman and wound her husband before turning the gun on himself, ending his own life....more >>
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Tyler Bonner Memorial Car & Bike Show

Tyler Bonner will be remembered for many things—including his friendship and ability to connect with others. "Tyler Bonner touched everyone that he met. He was a car enthusiast, so what better way to honor our friend than to do this in his name," said Jeremey Johnson, one of the event founders and friend of Tyler....more >>
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Local Eagle Scouts ready to land with community projects

Three area teens will attain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve, after completing community service projects. Christian Stevenson, 15, a Goodrich High School sophomore, put in more than 100 hours on his project, a 10-foot-high by 12-foot-wide covered wood sign placed at the Goodrich Lions Club, located on S....more >>
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Special delivery: Baby can't wait, makes entrance in ambulance

The birth of Samuel Joseph Quisenberry at 2:40 a.m., Sept. 4 wasn't anything like his parents, Colleen and Joey Quisenberry, imagined it would be. It wasn't induced like the births of their daughters, Lilly and Emma....more >>


Fifteen hours at Ground Zero

Hadley Township firefighter recalls recovery operations 48 hours after Sept. 11 attack

Doug Broecker became a firefighter because he wanted to help people in need. The scope and extent of that desire took on a new dimension following the attack on the World Trade Center....more >>


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 >>

News Briefs


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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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Front page

Power and pride

Karen Newman sings the National Anthem to open Clarkston's Labor Day Parade as Dale Ryan, parade announcer, proudly listens....more >>
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Killer was a stalker

Matt Adair, 26, of Brandon wanted to know why a 19-year-old Independence Township woman wouldn't talk to him when he hid in her bedroom Saturday night, attacked her, then shot her parents....more >>
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Fired up

Standing room only at open-burn forum

After dozens of leaf-burning comments, Aug. 31, Dave Barran picked up on a common theme. "I think a lot of what we heard tonight was about people not following the ordinance, doing things wrongly and inconsiderately," he said, Barran is in favor of current open-burn rules....more >>

Crime-fighting info at seminar

Planners hope a Neighborhood Security Seminar tomorrow spurs residents into action against crime. "The goal is to increase neighborhood watch programs," said Henry Woloson, helping to organize the event, 7 p....more >>
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Week of events for church anniversary

Clarkston United Methodist Church kicks off a week-long 50th-anniversary celebration, Sunday, Sept. 11, with a historic walk. "Fifty years ago, Sept. 17, the congregation walked down Buffalo from Church Street to Waldon to their new sanctuary," said Pastor Amy Mayo-Moyle, leading the Forward with Faith Planning Team....more >>
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Card holders

September is library card sign-up, a time to sign up for a new card or get a new one. "Generally, if you lose your card it is $1 to replace it," said Keegan Sulecki, head of Teen Services, Independence Township Library....more >>

High-speed wireless coming downtown

For those who love to walk, sit, eat, talk and do everything connected to the world wide web, last Thursday marked a day that is good for you. On that morning, representatives from Oakland County, the City of the Village of Clarkston and a high-speed wireless company met downtown....more >>
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Clarkston grad fights to bring state jobs

Derek Bush, a 2007 graduate of Clarkston High School, was always a helpful neighbor for Mel and Jo Vaara. With an economics degree from Mel's alma mater Northern Michigan University, he hopes to be just as helpful for the state of Michigan....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Local ties to worldwide Rotary projects

John Hewko got his new job, general secretary and CEO of Rotary International, with some networking help from his father, Lu Hewko of Clarkston. Lu, active with Clarkston Rotary Club for 33 years, saw the job posting and passed it along to his son....more >>
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Parade marks summer's end

Summer came to a definitive end as crowds gathered under umbrellas and blankets for Clarkston's Labor Day Parade, Sept. 5. Sponsored by the Clarkston Rotary Club, the parade featured Karen Newman, voice of the Detroit Red Wings, singing the National Anthem....more >>

News Briefs

Fall festival

Oakland Woods Baptist Church, 5628 Maybee Road, hosts its 11th annual Fall Festival, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. The free event includes hot dogs, chips, pop, sno cones, cotton candy, pony rides, bounce house, giant slide, inflatable obstacle course, dessert walk, face painting, entertainment, and prices....more >>

Punt, Pass, Kick

Independence Township Parks and Recreation hosts Punt, Pass and Kick competition, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Clintonwood Park Softball Fields. Check in is 9 a.m. Boys and girls ages 6-15 as of Dec....more >>

Golf outing

Clarkston Wrestling Golf Outing fundraiser is Sunday, Oct. 9, at Fountains Golf Course, 6060 Maybee Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per person, which includes a light lunch and dinner....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1996 "Substitute mom will drive the kids" Clarkston mom, Bev Irwin, began a service which would offer transportation to children around Clarkston. Irwin said she got the idea after trying to find such a service for her 4 year-old daughter, Samantha....more >>
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Ready to learn!

Summer vacation is over and Oxford students went back to school Tuesday. Here we see Lakeville Elementary student Molly Miller unpacking her new school supplies for another year of educational adventures....more >>

School district grosses 638 new students

Oxford Community Schools was very busy this summer. Besides all the usual hiring of new staff and working to complete all the construction projects on time, the student services office was busy enrolling new students into the district....more >>

Be patient: Free downtown Wi-Fi coming

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will downtown Oxford's free wireless internet service. But have no fear, folks are diligently working to get it operational. "We're hoping that it all happens this fall," said Dave Simmet, vice president of operations for Air Advantage, a company based in Frankenmuth....more >>

High-speed net access finally coming to Addison

Downtown Oxford isn't the only place around here on track to get high-speed wireless internet service. Thanks to a county-owned tower located at Haven and Noble roads, residents of Addison Township and the Village of Leonard will soon have access to this service although they will have to pay for it....more >>
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Independence murder-suicide had Oxford connection

Police say a man's infatuation with a young lady he worked with at the Salvation Army in Oxford Township turned tragic Saturday when he shot her mother to death and wounded her father, then turned the gun on himself and ended his own life....more >>
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Police: Woman killed after driving through red light

A 64-year-old Oxford woman who allegedly drove through a red light was killed in a Sept. 1 crash at the intersection of Market St. and M-24. Kathleen Brode was eastbound on Market St....more >>

Village seeks permission to sell land

Oxford Village voters will have the opportunity to turn their opinions into action when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and decide whether or not to give their permission to sell a small piece of publicly-owned land....more >>
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Addison man awakes to bucks galore

Spotting one big buck is enough to make any avid deer hunter's heart begin racing. Imagine seeing five of them, all lined up like three-dimensional targets on a range. That's exactly what Hugh Syron, of Addison Township, saw on his 11-acre property between 7:30 and 8 a....more >>
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Theater is not a drive-in

On Thursday, Sept. 1, a single-car accident occurred at the intersection of M-24 and Stanton in downtown Oxford. A 45-year-old male Metamora resident driving a 2002 Buick Century was traveling north along M-24 when he swerved to avoid a vehicle which was pulling out of Stanton, but had stopped....more >>

Leader Editorial

Village residents vote 'yes' on Proposal A

When Oxford Village residents go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 13, they should vote YES on Proposal A. If approved, the proposal would give the village permission to sell when it so desires an odd-shaped 0....more >>

Village election: 2 candidates, 2 seats

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor For Tony Albensi and Kevin Stephison, next week's Oxford Village election is largely a formality. The two men are running for two four-year council seats with no other names on the ballot and no declared write-in candidates to offer competition....more >>
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Crossroads wins diversity award

With all the talk about living in a global world that is constantly changing, one organization in Oxford is really embracing the challenge of becoming diverse. Because of all the efforts Crossroads for Youth has put forth over the last few years, they were nominated to receive the Diversity Champion Award from Corp Magazine, a magazine which provides business features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis....more >>
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