Festival Raises Funds NOCC


Orion Neighborhood Television, Orion’s community access television station, would like to thank all of the participants who took part in the ninth annual Wildwood Film Festival held on Oct. 26.

Movie goers arrived at the Oxford 7 theater for the screening of eight short films produced by Lake Orion area filmmakers. Winners include: first place, “Overtime” produced by Calvin Green and Vincent Martocci, second place, “Curse of the Pizza Box” produced by Jamison Fanning and third place, “Sweet Nothings” produced by Emma Pichan and The People’s Choice Award went to “Purple Haze” produced by Casey Houlihan and Brandon Kathman.

Ian Locke, ONTV Executive Director stated, “This special event really showcases how many talented filmmakers we have in Lake Orion and the surrounding area. This year we had a lot of first-time film makers, and I have to say we were very impressed. The production quality keeps getting better and better every year. We’ve been doing the film festival for 9 years and we’re glad we can continue to provide this opportunity to the community while supporting various local charities.

ONTV would also like to thank its sponsors for adding to the success of this year’s festival: The Oxford Tap, Imaginos Workshop and Shining Taku. Filmmakers were given the challenge of producing a 10 minute film in five days. Each group was given a prop, location and a line of dialog which they had to use in their film. The producers worked in groups with production equipment supplied by Orion Neighborhood Television.

Orion Neighborhood Television is an award winning community access television station serving the Village of Lake Orion and Orion Township. ONTV is housed at the Orion Center at 1349 Joslyn Rd. ONTV can be seen on Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. Programs can also be seen on-demand at www.orionontv.org. Contact ONTV by phone: 248-393-1060, Email: ONTV@orionontv.org.

Friends of the Orion Township Library Holiday Silent Auction

Friends of the Orion Township Library Holiday Silent Auction

Media contact: Carla Tousley, treasurer


Friends of the Orion Township Library Holiday Silent Auction

Monday, October 31 – Saturday, November 19. 2022

(Lake Orion, Mich.) October 17, 2022 – The Friends of the Orion Township Library will be hosting its annual Holiday Silent Auction at the Orion Township Public at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, from Monday, October 31 through Saturday, November 19, 2022. Items will be displayed with bid sheets on the tables in the Friends Reading Room off the library lobby throughout the silent auction dates.  Bidding begins at 10 a.m. on the 31st and concludes at Noon on the 19th.

“Our holiday silent auction is a key fundraiser that helps the Friends support library programs,” said Donald Walker, President for the Friends of the Orion Township Library. “It’s a great way for patrons of the library to kick off their holiday shopping and at the same time, the winning bids help us raise programming funds for the library.” 

There is no admission fee to the Friends Holiday Silent Auction. Winning bidders can pay with cash, check or credit card at the library service desk beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the close of bidding. Baskets must be claimed by Friday, December 2. 

 “Last year we offered 58 baskets and unique items for bid at our holiday auction,” said Walker. “We are so thankful for our local business and partners who so generously give and partner with us to support the library.”

Becoming a member of the Friends:

The Orion Township Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion. Please contact the library at 248-693-3000 or visit orionlibrary.org/friends to learn more about the Friends, events and how to become a member.

About the Friends

The Friends are a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that was started in 1989 “to promote public support of the Orion Township Public Library and the library in the community, to promote reading, literacy and lifelong learning, and to maintain an association of persons interested in the library.” Friends act in cooperation with the library board and staff, serving as a liaison between the community and library. All money raised by the Friends, except for minimal administrative costs such as postage and printing, is donated directly to the library in the way of program funding, material purchases and monetary contributions.

Job posting: Part-time Administrator for the OCCCC

Job posting: Part-time Administrator for the OCCCC

Orion Community Cable Communications Commission
Village of Lake Orion – Charter Township of Orion

1349 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
(248) 393-0147

The Orion Community Cable Communications Commission (OCCCC) is accepting
applications for the part-time position of Administrator for the OCCCC.

Duties include receipt and processing of OCCCC mail, banking documents, receipt
and deposit of franchise fee income, document management, filing and other
general office management duties as designated by OCCCC officers. More specific
details will be provided to interested applicants prior to interview. Starting date is
hopefully November 1st, beginning with a 2 month transition period working with
our current Administrator.

The Administrator must be able to work independently, with little direction, at
hours of their own choosing. They will work on occasion with the director of
ONTV to achieve the goals of both ONTV and the Commission. A private
office, equipment and all supplies are provided.

Compensation is based on the hours worked/reported which will vary during the
course of the year, but generally range from 60 to 100 hours/month. Hourly
compensation and benefits will be negotiated during the hiring process but are
expected to be about $30/hour.

Submit resumé to occcc@orionontv.org or
Mail to OCCCC, 1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
Resumés can also be dropped off at the above address.

Upcoming Fall Events in Orion





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Samantha Timko 248-391-0304 ext. 1002 




What: Orion Township holds ribbon cutting event in celebration of the completion of the gateway  beautification project at the corner of Brown and Joslyn Roads. 

Who: The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event. 

When: Thursday, October 6, 2022 

3:00 p.m. 

Where: Brown and Joslyn Roads 

Parking is available at Lake Orion Roofing (881 Brown Road) and Tommy’s Car Wash/Mattress  Firm (861 Brown Road) 

Why: Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett, Township Trustees, and the Corridor Improvement  Authority Board are excited to extend this invitation to the community so we may celebrate  together the beautification of the Brown and Joslyn Road gateway. 

Earlier this year, the Township was awarded a $25,000 grant from CN, in partnership with  America in Bloom, through their EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program. This program was  established to provide matching grant funding to green communities where CN operates. The  Township’s project was to transform the existing brush and overgrowth at the Brown and Joslyn  Roads gateway to enhanced landscaping with native, low-maintenance evergreens and floral  plants. Additionally, a gateway sign that is reflective of the community’s brand and image is  being commissioned for installation later this year. 

The beautification of the eastern border of the CIA has been a priority of the CIA Board and has  been in development since the initial planning phases of the CIA Development & Tax Increment  Financing Plan in 2015. Off to a positive start, the CIA has seen the completion of the Brown  Road widening and improvement project, Baldwin Road streetscape project, and the  

development of a Menards, Checker’s restaurant, Tommy’s car wash, and residential townhome  development. Currently under construction are a Mattress Firm, the Hyatt House Hotel, and the  Grand Square of Orion which will feature three hotels, a Culver’s restaurant, and a Texas  Roadhouse. 

The beautification of the southeast gateway into Orion Township and the Corridor Improvement  Authority will finish a major milestone for the community and ensure the existing environmental  degradation of the site from litter and roadway debris is regularly cleaned. The intersection will  be a showcase reflective of the community’s environmental stewardship and hometown pride. 

Hadley Homestead Harvest Day – FARM HOP & FESTIVAL

Hadley Homestead Harvest Day – FARM HOP & FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jana Bullock, 760-261-9166

Hadley Homestead Harvest Day – FARM HOP & FESTIVAL with new Farm Hop Stops
First 150 Farm Hop tickets purchased receive two complimentary BBQ meals at the Pork & Plaid Kick off.

Hadley, MI –The FARM HOP is returning for a second year on September17th! This event is
designed for families, history buffs and those who simply want to revisit old America. Equipped
with a map, guests on this self-guided tour will enjoy an engaging perspective of local properties
integral to the agricultural heritage of the Hadley area. Highlights include a scavenger hunt and
demonstrations. Come and get an up-close look at the farms, barns and historical sites that hold
stories of this community’s past.

Begin your self-driven FARM HOP tour between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm from the Hadley Mill
Museum or Le Fleur Décor Festival in Hadley MI.  The FARM HOP STOPS (venues) close at
The FESTIVAL at Le Fleur Décor at 3442 Hadley Road, Hadley MI includes Antiques, Plants,
Art Fair, Music, Food and more and goes from 10:00 to 5:00pm. Admission is free.  Look there
for the Historical Society booth.

The HADLEY MILL MUSEUM at 3633 Hadley Road, Hadley MI will be open from 10:00 to
5:00.  Admission is free.
New this year is the PORK & PLAID Kick-off event on Friday night, 9/16 from 5-8pm This is a
free community event with live music, activities and of course…wear plaid and bring blankets or
lawn chairs. The first 150 Farm Hop ticket purchased receive two complimentary BBQ meals at
the kick- off. The museum will be open for tours.

FARM HOP TICKETS for the self-guided tour are $20.00/car regardless of the number of
passengers. The number of tickets is limited so purchasing in advance is advised.
Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the HADLEY MILL MUSEUM and the
FESTIVAL from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Members of the Hadley Township Historical Society
may purchase tickets for $10/car.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES will be available after Aug 1 at:
1. HadleyHistorical.Eventbrite.com – small fee charged
2. Hadley Township Historical Society Events – see HadleyHistorical.Eventbrite.com

3. The Pork & Plaid Kick-off event in Hadley on Friday September 16
4. Local businesses including: The Parlour, Le Fleur Décor, Metamora Market, Cottage
Used Books and Hadley Township Offices.

Net proceeds go Hadley Township Historical Society community projects.   No refunds. Rain or