Karl’s Place Cafe will be new, improved for spring

Loyal customers of Karl’s Place Cafe on Baldwin Road will have to suffer through the winter without their favorite dining spot, but the wait will have been worth it when the expanded restaurant reopens in the spring. Owners Karl and Joan Eberle, who have owned the restaurant for nearly 20 years, closed their doors in […]

Cueny resigns as head of Union Church Board

Orion Township resident and former township trustee Burke Cueny said a recent meeting with township building official Tom Berger and township buildings and grounds director Reenae Tulip convinced him it was time to hand in his resignation as chairman of the Union Church Governing Board. “Tom Berger, in one hour, settled all the concerns we […]

Trails master plan schedules improvements

The new Paint Creek Trailways Recreation Master Plan will bring improvements to every community along the trail, including Orion Township, through 2008. Paint Creek Trailways Coordinator Kristen Myers said the trailway has already been developed, so features in the new master plan will focus primarily on “cultural improvements” along the trail, such as art projects […]

McCool’s ‘PE Teacher of the Year?

Kim (Sebesta) McCool of Scripps Middle School was surprised to learn she had recently been named “Physical Education Teacher of the Year” by the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). “Because I’m so young,” she explained. “It was an honor.” McCool, 31, lives in Oxford with her husband Steve and has […]

Swimmers mounting challenge for title

Head coach Paul Fairman said this season’s boys swimming and diving team is the “best balanced” he’s ever had. “We’re pretty good across the board,” he said. The Dragons return several promising racers to the pool, including seniors Chris Conner, Stephen Maniace and Gabe Chevrier, Erik Wallace, Brian Desrochers, and Chris Rowe. “We also have […]

Tri-Party Funds will not be used for M-24/Dutton upgrade, supervisor says

The Orion Township Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution encouraging the Road Commission for Oakland County to pursue improvements at the M-24 and Dutton Road intersection, provided Orion Township does not have to give up any of its Tri-Party Funds for the project. ‘This resolution came about in regards to development (on Dutton),? explained […]

Trustees consider policy for maintaining vehicles

Orion Township trustees picked three bidders on Dec. 15 for township vehicles, but will consider a policy for maintaining future vehicles after a resident complained of the condition of the ones up for sale. The board awarded bids for a 1989 Chevrolet van, in the amount of $555; a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina, in the amount […]

Scripps principal glad to finish in the Marine Corps Marathon

After running in the Chicago Marathon in 1999, Scripps Middle School Principal Ken Gutman swore he’d never run another. But when he heard about the Marine Corps Marathon held in Washington, DC, the temptation of running in the nation’s capital was too hard to resist. “(Running through Washington) was one of the highlights,” said Gutman, […]

Developer prepares to open 40,000-square foot retail center

Phase I of the Orion Village Crossing development at Baldwin and Maybee Roads is underway, bringing “neighborhood shopping” to the area. “Most of the tenancy will be neighborhood in nature,” Roseville developer Tony Ferlito said. “To prevent people from having to go all the way down to I-75.” According to Ferlito, no one has officially […]