Ortonville chamber expo 2005

Brandon Twp.-The Greater Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Business Expo April 21, at the Brandon High School. The expo offers a networking opportunity for the public to meet area business owners. Details (248) 627-8079.

Higher Brandon Township voter turnout expected in May election

Turnout at the May 3 school board election may be significantly higher than last year’s school board election if the number of absentee ballots are any indication. Township clerk Jeannie McCreery and elections coordinator Karen McArthur have received more than 300 requests for absentee ballots, more than the number of total voters in last year’s […]

Main Street program kicks off in Ortonville

Ortonville? The village is getting a makeover and officials want the community’s help. On April 26 and 27, a needs assessment team from the Main Street program will meet with members of the Main Street/Downtown Development Authority board, as well as residents, merchants, property owners, and community institutions interested in improving and preserving downtown Ortonville. […]

When grief’s too much

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-Since the death of her son, Mary Tombrella has felt like she is floating and is lost. But with the help of a local grief support group, she is beginning to heal and find her way again. Tombrella and her husband Joseph have been attending the Ortonville Baptist Church Grief […]

Zelenak offered city manager position

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville-The future of Paul Zelenak as village manager is now up to him. At a public meeting on March 22, the Bloomfield Hills City Commission voted unanimously to offer Zelenak, 42, the city manager position the current Huntington Woods city manager Alex Allie did not accept. Allie declined the offer […]

Special Olympics

Brandon Twp.? They won’t get a gold medal, but 12 youth group members will be winners in the eyes of many when they volunteer to help in a Special Olympics event on Sunday. The kids, aged 13-18, are from St. Anne Catholic Church. Every year, they choose a cause to volunteer and raise money for. […]

Program developer

Brandon Twp.? The board unanimously approved the hiring of Martha Tooley as the part-time senior center program developer. Tooley has been the program developer for more than two years, but was funded through a grant, which is expiring this year. She will be a part-time employee of the township beginning Oct. 1. Brandon Twp.? The […]

Customers soaring over Jet’s Pizza

Ortonville-Jet’s Pizza has landed in the village. The new business, 11 Ortonville Road opened March 31 and is one of 100 Jet’s Pizza franchises in Michigan and Florida. A grand opening is planned for April 17. Manager Nick Agar said on the first day of business, more than 250 orders were made. ‘It was absolute […]

Haven assistance prepares for area needs

A 24-year-old woman, choked and hit repeatedly by her son’s father, with blows so severe bones around her eye were broken, as well as her jaw, resulting in the need for facial reconstruction and insertion of a metal plate in her cheek. A 16-year-old female who went to a work party, took a walk in […]

Name changes, goal remains

Brandon Twp.- It was a very special Christmas? in April? for Katie Hobson nine years ago. The Brandon Township resident, now 83, recalls a beautiful April day when she sat out in her yard, surrounded by all of her furniture, enjoying the weather. She watched as volunteers raked, planted flowers, gave her a new, larger […]