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Counting up

Administrators' projection numbers off by one student

When it comes to numbers, Lake Orion Community Schools could be slightly ahead of the game. The latest student count showed 7,892 studentsin Lake Orion classrooms Sept. 30 (official count day for many districts across the state)which beat the administration's projected student count by one, according to school officials....more >>

School News

Meet the Queen!

Jodie Parker, the 2009 Lake Orion High School Homecoming Queen, gets some help with her crown from fellow court members before posing for photos with the King, Josh Hofmann....more >>

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Orion slicing township staff

Hit the bricks. That, essentially, was the message Orion Township sent ten employees last week— including one with a 32-year tenure—in an effort to balance next year's budget without dipping into the township's hefty fund balance....more >>


Council: who will pay for seawall repair?

Approximately fifty feet of seawall on Lake Orion is in desperate need of repair – 15 feet of which has already collapsed and fallen in the water – but the Village of Lake Orion is unsure who should foot the bill....more >>


Orion heroin trafficker found, arrested in Florida

Chad Benson is back from West Palm Beach, FL, but he wasn't there on vacation. Benson was avoiding sentencing for possession of heroin with intent to deliver, and a trial for home invasion....more >>


Bald Mountain event features art, music, fun

Chizzy. It's not an average, ordinary name, but most probably wouldn't label him—clad in tie-dye with a wild, curly mane that suits his unreserved personality—as an average, ordinary guy....more >>


Dragons take to the streets

Students and fans of all ages joined LOHS for the annual homecoming celebration. The community headed downtown for the homecoming parade before watching Dragon football beat Troy Colts, 42-12....more >>

News Briefs

Keep it short

Free wood chips Grab your shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets; Oakland County Parks is giving away free wood chips 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at Orion Oaks County Park, 2301 Clarkston Road, in Orion Township....more >>


Artists hope chalk challenge returns

Liam Haverty wasn't the least bit surprised. "I knew you would win," he told his dad after the Lake Orion family returned to the parking lot for photos once Chalk Art Challenge winners were announced at the Sept....more >>


Local youth is 'homeless for the holidays'

It was a 70-degree day in Indiana and Gabrielle Phillips spent the afternoon in a snowsuit sitting in front of a fire. "I ended up getting a sunburn and they had to put a ton of make-up on to cover it up," said the 10-year-old Stadium Drive Elementary student....more >>


Event promises mystery, art and wine

A fun evening filled with brain-teasing mysteries, unique pieces of local art and some fine vino awaits visitors to downtown Oxford next week. The Orion Art Center and Oxford Downtown Development Authority are inviting aspiring sleuths to attend a mystery art crawl and wine tasting, dubbed "The Art of History's Mysteries," from 6:30 to 9:30 p....more >>


Sushi even for squeamish diners

CJ's new sushi chef says anyone can love it

No more road trips just to find good sushi says Carl Slomczenski, owner of CJ's Village Café and Sandbar. Now sushi enthusiasts and adventurous eaters can find it in the heart of downtown Lake Orion in his restaurant....more >>
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Cut-A-Thon for Anthony Ireland

On Oct. 11, Glitz NXT Salon, 4868 S. Baldwin Road, Orion Township, will host a Cut-A-Thon for Anthony Ireland, a 2002 Goodrich High School graduate diagnosed this summer with a grade III Ependymoma Brain Tumor....more >>


Dragon athletics on the run

Girls' volleyball Lady Dragons took six wins in the Goodrich Tournament, Sept. 26, before North Branch had the final say. Lake Orion lost to that team, 25-15 and 25-12. The girls came away with three wins against Farmington, Oct....more >>


Dragons break Colts in 42-12 homecoming win

When the Lake Orion Dragons traveled to Troy to do battle in the Colts' annual Homecoming game a year ago, the Dragons handed Troy a home loss. So when Troy came to Lake Orion for Homecoming Friday, Lake Orion quarterback Sean Charette did his part to make sure the Colts didn't return the favor....more >>

Shooting Stars

Nominees for Citizen of the Year whittled to six

The Orion Area Parade Group, in conjuntion with The Lake Orion Review is excited to present the nominations for The Citizens of the Year. The Citizen of the Year, in its third year, honors one person whose service is singularly commendable in the past year....more >>

Peeking In The Past

Looking Back

15 years ago October 5, 1994 -Developers Robertson Brothers Company, were looking to build in Orion Township. They were denied on two seperate matters at the Orion Township Board meeting Oct....more >>

Community calendar

Around Town

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

Mom2Mom Sale, Community Education Resource Center, 455 E. Scripps Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10; 90 sellers, Baby and kids clothing, toys, furniture, etc. Admission $1. Sponsored by Orion Area Youth Assistance and CERC....more >>


Birth announcement

Grayson Patrick Michels

Chris and Kerri Michels are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Grayson Patrick Michels. He was born August 10 in Grand Rapids, 21 and a half inches long, weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces....more >>


In service

Fred Kline

Fred Kline, a Second Class Petty Officer in the US Coast Guard was recently promoted from Third Class Petty Officer on October 1, onboard the Coast Guard Cutter ALDER. Petty Officer Kline is a native of Lake Orion and has served in the Coast Guard for seven years....more >>


Guest columnist

Brooksie marathon was successful again!

Streaming beams of light into the early morning sky similar to the Bat signal, heralded the location for the second edition of the Brooksie Way Half Marathon on the campus of Oakland University....more >>


Letter to the Editor

Thanks from Dragon on the Lake

Dear editor, Now that the mist has settled, the last tents have been hauled away and our "Village" has been put back to rights, it is not a surprise that the Dragon on the Lake event was such a success....more >>


Letter to the Editor

Group could have avoided mess

Dear editor, Upon reading the articles and letters to the editor regarding LOVE INC and Dr. Kevin Robertson, I find that the whole situation regarding the leasing of his building could have been abated from the very beginning....more >>


Letter to the Editor

More thanks from the Lake Orion Farmer's Market

Dear editor,  Thank you to the generosity of Carl from CJ's Lakeside Grille and Sandbar who came down to serve free coffee to everyone at the farmers market last Wednesday.  Also, a big thank you to Shawn from Guido's Pizza who came with pizza for our cold, hungry vendors....more >>


Out loud

Four weeks in 'Review'

Four weeks with my head in the editor's hat here at the Review. I've met lots of new people, heard some interesting stories and seen some interesting things. A giant, fire-breathing dragon, for example....more >>
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