The lovable, huggable and profitable Alpaca

Brandon Twp.-Judy and Phil Maybee have a 20-acre farm. It has a pond, lots of trees, and buildings including their house, a workshop and a large barn. They have animals, too, but maybe not what would be expected in a barnyard. It’s a beautiful day and 20 fluffy heads turn in the sunshine toward approaching […]

The school of smart money

Brandon Twp.-Nicholas Hanson, 10, is saving his money for a cruise. Every other Friday, the Harvey-Swanson Elementary fourth grader deposits his allowance into his savings account? at school. Nicholas is one of many students taking advantage of the partnership, begun in 1991, between the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union and Brandon Schools. On different specified […]

April brush fires keep fire department busy

Brandon Twp.-The fire department has responded to 11 brush fires in the month of April alone. For all of last year, they had 13 brush fires in the township. ‘May is usually the worst month for brush fires, but this year it’s April,? said Fire Chief Bob McArthur. Steve McGee, Groveland Township fire chief agrees […]

Property appraisal for new fire station

Ortonville–The Brandon Fire Department is looking at property on M-15 for a new fire station. Last Monday, Fire Chief Bob McArthur received unanimous approval from the village council to have an appraisal, cost of which is not to exceed $3,000, done on a 14-acre parcel of land adjacent to MacPhee’s Restaurant. The Brandon Township board […]

Township library forum set for May 5

Brandon Twp.-A forum is set for 7 p.m., May 5 at the library to discuss problems the library is having with large numbers of children in the facility after school. Library director JoAnn Gavey has sent letters out to invite approximately 150-200 members of the community to the forum, including township, village, school, police and […]

Zelenak agrees ‘in principle’ to city manager position

Ortonville? Village Manager Paul Zelenak is involved in contract negotiations to be the Bloomfield Hills city manager. After discussions more than a week ago, an offer was extended to Zelenak, said Bloomfield Hills Mayor Michael Zambricki. ‘Paul has agreed in principle to come join us pending final details of the contract,? Zambricki said. ‘We’re outlining […]

Senior lock-in

Donations are being sought for the 2005 Senior Lock-In, planned for May 26 at Brandon High School. The all-night party is in honor of graduating seniors, is drug and alcohol-free and is hosted by parents of the graduates. Donations of cash or promotional items are appreciated. Details: (248) 627-1822.

South Street project

Cadillac Asphalt was the low bidder for the South Street project at a cost of $217,334.82. The bid was accepted and work on South Street will begin in mid-June. A pre-construction public meeting will be scheduled for May.

Curves collects OCEF food

In a March food drive, the members of Curves, 1552 S. Ortonville Road, raised 2,114 pounds of food for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. Curves franchise members around the world give food to local food banks as part of ‘Food for Friends.?

Get ‘In Motion’, get in shape

Summer is just around the corner and a new express fitness center recently opened to help area residents get ready for it. In Motion USA opened March 14 at 4 Ortonville Road. ‘Come in and get fit, feel good, get healthy and get ready for summer,? says owner Jessica Arundel. ‘Get ready for tank tops, […]