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Schools to ask for non-residential tax renewal

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer On April 16 Lake Orion School's trustees are expected to vote to authorize the renewal of the 20.25 ten-year non-homestead millage to be placed on the November 4 general election ballot....more >>
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Spring is in the fair!

Still on the lookout in Milosch heist

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer No solid leads have been discovered for what was termed the Milosch Palace Collision Center heist, where more than $75,000 in theft and damages occurred on Sunday, March 23....more >>

Former PC member sues village to stop project

Claiming the municipality violated its ordinances during the site plan approval process for a property next door to his home, a former Oxford Village planning commissioner has filed suit in Oakland County Circuit Court to put a temporary stop to the development because he claims it will adversely impact him....more >>

Leaky village lawsuit in action

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Nancy and Dave Archer of Fairview Street are in the process of suing the village of Lake Orion for water damages to their house that occurred over last summer....more >>

Addison library to seek tax hike on Aug. ballot

The Addison Township Public Library will ask voters to approve a new, additional property tax of 0.25 mill on the Aug. 5 ballot. The library board voted 4-0 to approve the ballot language at their March 27 special meeting....more >>

New medical offices to be built at Arby's site

By Meg Peters Review Staff Writer Dr. Brad Greenfield always wanted to build his own practice literally from the ground up. So as soon as the dentist saw the Arby's across the street go up for sale in April 2012, he bought it....more >>
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Pro-NOTA millage group seeks donations, volunteers

James Barnhart is a man on a mission make sure voters in Oxford, Addison and Orion townships approve the proposed North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) millage on the Aug....more >>

Student's largemouth bass replica gains state recognition

By Megan Peters Review Staff Writer Lake Orion freshman Zachery Teague won first place in the novice division for his largemouth bass replica at the 2014 Michigan Taxidermy Association Competition and Convention....more >>
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Car crashes into human billboard

A human billboard was hit by a car last week in downtown Oxford, but don't worry, she was not seriously injured. Kimberly Davis, 47, of Orion Township, was struck by a 2011 Chevy March 26 while crossing from the northeast to the southeast corner at the intersection of Washington (M-24) and Burdick streets....more >>

Liquid Lightning strikes state record for all time team best

The Liquid Lightning's girls' swim team lived up to its name. The girls recently smashed a 17-year-old state record in the girls 11-12 age group 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:52....more >>
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Helping female vets succeed is her mission

While G.I. Joe is what many Americans grew up with, the reality is G.I. Jane is becoming more and more common. By 2040, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs projects there will be more than 2....more >>

Sue's Sweets features unique and tasty chocolate artistry

By Dan Shriner Review Editor Everyone loves chocolates but Sue Monahan has turned the timeless treat into works of art at her business, Sue's Sweets, in Lake Orion. Monahan had created specialty chocolates for any occasion by hand at her location at 771 Brown Road for about two years....more >>
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Post 108 gets $5,600 from Home Depot to renovate bldg.

Walter Fraser American Legion Post 108 in Oxford Township received a long-overdue and much-appreciated makeover this week thanks to the fine folks at The Home Depot Foundation. The local veterans organization was awarded a $5,600 grant from the foundation, which was quickly turned into a whole load of new fixtures, materials and supplies to spruce up its building at 130 E....more >>
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Relay for Life team to host vendor show as fund-raiser

Folks are invited to do a little shopping and help fight cancer at a vendor show being put on as a fund-raiser by a local Relay for Life team. The show will run from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Knights of Columbus hall (1400 Orion Rd....more >>


BEA contract reached

Deal includes enrollment "triggers" for pay increases

Brandon Twp.- Teachers and administration in the district have reached agreement on a contract after nearly two years without one. The Brandon Education Association and district officials issued a joint statement on March 31 that a settlement has been agreed upon....more >>
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Despite 'technical difficulty' local gay couples marry

Like Michigan's literal roads, currently ridden with potholes, the figurative road to history is not always a smooth one. Gay couples in the state are still encountering roadblocks to legal marriage, but at least two of these area couples bypassed the obstacles, although their future plans may be temporarily halted....more >>


Village eyes green infrastructure, grants to curb drain issues

Goodrich-Village officials and residents took a closer look at going green on Tuesday night during a special meeting. Effective Solutions for Healthier Watersheds owner and hydrogeologist Tammie Heazlit, along with John DeLisle, an ecologist and owner of Natural Community Services, introduced residents along with council members to utilizing green infrastructure to remedy a bevy of drain and flooding issues plaguing the community....more >>


Goodrich MEAP scores soar

Student proficiency outpaces state, county

Goodrich-Results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program scores released last month, with a few exceptions, reflected improvements in math, reading, writing, science and social studies for students third through eighth grade in the district....more >>
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Goodrich Martian scholar sets sights west after national exam

Goodrich-Macker Wilson is facing some uncertainties. However, the 18-year-old high school senior appears to remain calm and confident about his future. And he should. Wilson scored somewhere in the top 15,000 of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or PSAT/NSQT....more >>
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'I could really see the benefit of coming to the United States to study'

At 17-years-old—Michaela Ramke has traveled a lot further than many of her classmates to be part of Goodrich High School. Since August when Michaela first arrived in the United States to live with her Atlas Township host parents, Terri and Mark Schall, the Oldenburg, Germany native has not only acclimated to the academic rigors of an American high school, but also adjusting to a much different home environment....more >>
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On the road to Texas

30th annual BP MS 150 from Houston to Austin

Groveland Twp.- For David Vultaggio, temperatures reaching into the 50s this week means weather that is finally good for bicycling. "Today is the day everybody and their brother will be out riding," said Vultaggio on Monday, when temperatures were in the mid-50s....more >>
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'If you love each other, love conquers everything'

Brandon Twp.- After more than half a century of marriage, Sophie and Jerry Strygulec endured four years of living apart. Now they are reunited and demonstrating the meaning of devotion, commitment and hope to their fellow residents of Nature's Way Adult Foster Care Home....more >>


First recreation DNR grant application in six years

Brandon Twp.- For the first time since 2008, the township board has approved application for a DNR recreation grant. Recreation Director Fred Waybrant applied for the Department of Natural Resources Recreation Passport Grant this past week, hoping to receive $45,000 in funds, which the township would match with a $25,000 grant already received from the Enbridge Stewardship Program, as well as in-kind service donations in the amount of $7,200 from Northern Pines Landscaping....more >>


Twp. deer poacher sentenced

A Groveland Township hunter was sentenced this month for violations that occurred last fall. First Lt. David Malloch, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer, reported that on Nov....more >>


Brandon:'Cindy was a natural born teacher'

On Tuesday, April 1, Cindy Locey was at work in the Brandon School District, doing what she loved— teaching reading to students at Harvey Swanson Elementary. That evening, her students, the community and her family and friends suffered the loss of a child advocate amd dedicated wife and mother when Locey died at Genesys Regional Medical Center after battling a long illness....more >>


Library board eyes financial recovery

Board may seek a portion of former director's salary

Brandon Twp.- The library board is planning a civil lawsuit against former director Paula Gauthier to recover financial losses. The board voted to pursue civil action during their March 24 meeting....more >>
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Yellow Dog Marketplace: Antiques, vintage

Goodrich-For more than 30 years Marla Millar has been an inspired interior designer—reflecting a multitude of diverse tastes and styles. On April 1 Millar's three decades of expertise became available at Yellow Dog Marketplace, 7285 State Road....more >>


OCEF expects to assist 180 families with Easter dinner

Brandon Twp.- St. Patrick's Day turned out to be green indeed for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. The non-profit food pantry which serves families in need in the Brandon School District received more than $3,000 in donations in its annual "Sharin' O' the Green" drive....more >>


Local plans fundraiser with eye on prevention of suicide

Jessica Keesling knows firsthand the devastating effects suicide has on those left to grieve. She was just 17-years-old when her father, Joe Keesling, died Feb. 23, 2009 at the age of 46 from suicide....more >>
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Front page

Strong defense

Senior Cooper Parks fends off a Northville defender during the first quarter of the Wolves' game on Saturday....more >>

$1M surplus kicks off long-term school finance planning

Part 5 on Clarkston schools' new five-year Strategic Plan is on its fourth focus area, Finance. Clarkston schools' second amended budget shows $1 million surplus. How to use those extra funds is what the Strategic Plan is all about, officials say....more >>
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One more chance for library millage

If voters shoot down a library millage on Aug. 5, Clarkston-Independence library will close. Officials are asking taxpayers to pay about $125 per residence a year, which is $58 more than the average $67 paid now....more >>
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Women's Club celebrates 60 years of service

Clarkston Community Women's Club celebrates its 60th anniversary with a community tea, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Clarkston Independence Library. "Our number one goal is to raise funds to help others," said club member Gail Ferguson....more >>
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Shooting Stars

Service to others

Students at Independence Elementary helped the community in many ways, March 20, during their S.O.C.K.S., Serving Our Community Kids Style, day. Each grade helped different community groups during the Academic Service Learning Project....more >>
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Spring fair fun

Students, friends and family celebrated the arrival of spring at Springfield Plains Elementary with a old-fashioned fair, March 22. They enjoyed carnival games, inflatable fun, cotton candy, and other treats....more >>
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Seuss Night

What better way to celebrate March is Reading Month than to celebrate one the most famous authors in history, Dr. Seuss, at Bailey Lake Elementary, March 26? Bailey Lake Elementary awarded visitors lots of goodies and activities as people filled the halls in celebration at the free event in honor of Dr....more >>

News Briefs

News in Brief

Tai Chi classes NovaCare Rehabilitation is offering free Tai Chi classes beginning April 14. The one-hour class is held once a week for six weeks at 5:30 p.m. and is part of the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1999 "Consumers Energy bends to wetlands concerns on proposed pipeline route" The proposed pipeline project previously scheduled to pass through wetlands in Springfield Township was planned to be rerouted....more >>
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