The Rainforest comes alive

The Rainforest comes alive

Mike Kohirieser with a capuchin monkey from South America. The monkey is just one of several animals at ‘Live on Stage: The Rainforest’ at Oakwood Elementary school April 12. Photo provided. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Rainforests are home to about half of the world’s plant and animal species, despite only comprising […]

Play ball

Play ball

Brandon Senior Dusty Dickens connects for a hit in the Blackhawk home season opener against West Bloomfield. The Blackhawks lost the first game 4-3 and the nightcap 10-0. Photo by Mo Voyer.

What’s in the water? OCHD urges testing after high arsenic levels

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Arsenic levels that exceeded acceptable standards for drinking water required action at Harvey Swanson Elementary last month and serve as a reminder to area residents to have their water checked. The Oakland County Health Division tests water samples taken quarterly at sites that have previously tested high […]

Titanic: Legacy lives on

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Marion Meanwell was a 63-year-old British milliner bound for New York nearly 105 years ago. She never made it, perishing along with 1,513 others, after the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the evening of April 14-15, 1912. Marion was one […]

BHS exchange: Japan and Vietnam

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brigitte Todd is providing a home for two foreign exchange students this year, Honoka Kanno and Giang Le, who hail from Japan and Vietnam, respectively, and very much liking their company. “I enjoy hosting exchange students as they open my eyes to new and exciting things,” said Todd. “It’s fascinating […]

Brandon: Get ready for community education

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Community education is thriving in surrounding districts, but has suffered here in recent years, with few classes offered and no clear direction. That is about to change. At their March 20 meeting, the school board approved 6-0 a proposal for community education in which Jan Meek, current […]

Appalachian Trail adventure

Fourteen states; 2,189 miles—local takes on longest marked trail in United States

Appalachian Trail adventure

Lynne Wummel began hiking the Appalachian Trail on Mt. Springer in Georgia just over a week ago. The Brandon Township native plans to complete her journey in August in Maine. Photo provided. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Lynne Wummel is living her dream. On March 7, she climbed Mt. Springer in Georgia to start a […]

Detroit Horse Power

Horse care seminar at library benefits locals as well as urban youth

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Johneisha Burse doesn’t often leave Detroit, the city where she lives, other than the occasional visit to Lansing or Indiana to see family. But last July, the city kid met the country after she attended a five-day horse camp courtesy of Detroit Horse Power, a non-profit organization […]

Officials weigh in on proposed education bill

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Public education has faced many struggles over the years and a recently proposed bill would devastate the system more, say education officials. H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, was introduced in January and seeks to establish a voucher system, as well as repeal nutritional standards […]

Brandon Library sows seeds of spring

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .-Spring is almost here and the library is ready to help you get your garden growing. The Brandon Community Seed Library Kick-off is planned for 7-8 p.m., March 15 at the library, 304 South St. The event is presented by librarian Sara Ault and Eleanor Hucker, a township […]