Set sails for O’Malley’s Galley

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-While at sea, former Navy sailor Dennis O’Malley was a cook. Now Dennis and the crew at O’Malley’s Galley 1595 S. Ortonville Road has come ashore in the township. The restaurant and catering service, previously located in Holly, is owned by the O’Malley family? Dennis, Michele, Dennis II, Ashley […]

Lack of grants deter after school programs

Brandon Twp.-At Bendle Middle School in Burton, 100-150 kids can commonly be found in the gymnasium before school? playing basketball or other sports and socializing under adult supervision. Up to two-thirds of the 320 students at the school participate in after-school programs. By comparison, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School has no regular after-school programs and 150 […]

Township grant faces budget axe in 2006

Brandon Twp.- The township faces the loss of thousands of dollars in grant money and a major blow to public services, the senior center and preservation efforts if a 2006 budget proposal by President George W. Bush is passed. Under the proposal, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) would be eliminated along with 17 other […]

Library disruptions boil over

Brandon Twp.-Books and quiet are expected to be found at a library. Damaged furniture and phones, vandalized restrooms and rowdy kids are not. The Brandon Township Library has been facing the latter scenario for the last two years, says library director JoAnn Gavey. The problem stems from huge numbers of kids from the adjacent Brandon […]

Brandon schools leader of the band

When Russ McMartin came to Brandon High School to be the band director in the fall of 1998, the band had 55 members. Now, six years later, the number of students enrolled in band has more than doubled to 130 and is expected to rise to about 150 band students for next fall. More than […]

Brandon vocalist Pearl Harbor bound

Alicia Kottman will be spending her spring break in a tropical location like thousands of high school students do every year. She’ll snorkel, ride horseback, and go to a luau while in Hawaii. But the Brandon High School freshman will also do something that no other Brandon High School student is doing and few other […]

Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Brandon junior tops at Detroit science fair

Brandon Twp.-Jessica Laviolette is on the go. She’s going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona in May. She’s going to Harvard University this summer. She’s going to get a patent. The Brandon High School junior is fueled in part by ambition, intelligence and… ethanol. Laviolette came to Brandon from Delaware, where she […]

Business owners unsettled by break-ins

A rash of recent M-15 area break-ins has business owners irked and police looking for answers. At least six local businesses have reported forced entries in the last two months, even three on the same night last week according to police. ‘Due to the time frame and area we’re sure these break-ins are related,? said […]