Triathlon drives father toward fitness, health

Triathlon drives father toward fitness, health

Runners exit Big Fish Lake after the swimming portion of the triathlon. Photo by Patrick McAbee. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brad Burrick has two very important reasons for competing in races, including the Big Fish Triathlon on Sunday. The 39-year-old Fraser father wants to be healthy for his children, Adrienne, 6, and Grayson, 3-and-a-half-months-old. […]

Reaching out

Reaching out

Dylon Carr 8 a Bear Cub from Pack 531 clean up an Ortonville back yard Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking on May 20. Photo by Patrick McAbee. cub-from-pack-531-are-cleaning-from-up-a-yard-for-Rockin-and-raking-in-Ortonville.-May-20- By David Fleet Editor The Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolled on Saturday. About 40 volunteers converged on 33 area homes in Ortonville, Brandon and Groveland […]

Mathew C. Mersino remembered

By David Fleet Editor A soldier, loving husband and father—Mathew Mersino will be remembered for a life committed to his country and family. Mathew C. Mersino of Oxford died May 20, 2017. He was 94. A Detroit native and 1941 Oxford High School graduate, Mersino departed Fort Shanks, N.J. in October 1943 aboard the converted […]

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bridget Hubbard, 4 in the Dewey Decimal Dash. Photo by Susan Bromley. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Windy Mattson has lost 115 pounds since she began running in 2012. The 38-year-old Grand Blanc resident finished her 21st race on May 13, participating along with 321 others in the Bookin’ It for Your Library 5K, […]

The Power of One

The Power of One

Brandon Twp. -Savanah Jidas does a lot of walking around looking to capture on camera that which inspires her. Last spring, she found inspiration in a bee on a flower in her front yard. This spring, that photograph, along with an accompanying artist statement about the “Power of One,” inspired judges in the First Annual […]

Appalachian Trail adventure

Appalachian Trail adventure

Lynne Wummel McAfees Knob in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail.  By Susan Bromley Staff Writer (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series covering Lynne Wummel’s journey across the Appalachian Trail. The first story can be found at http://thecitizenonline.com/appalachian-trail-adventure/) A black bear sighting on the Appalachian Trail was a wish for Lynne Wummel […]

BGYA:Youth recognized for volunteer efforts, kindness

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A little encouragement goes a long way. Efforts to better the community and just being nice often go unheralded, but on April 27, more than 100 youth were officially thanked during the 30th Annual Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Youth Recognition Ceremony. Among them was Larry Rottenberk, a Brandon […]

Dimes for Diapers at Reid Elementary

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -Some Genesee County children will be a little happier and drier thanks to the efforts of Reid Elementary students. Reid Elementary joined 40 area schools and participated the Dimes for Diapers program March 13-31. The event, which started about nine years ago and is coordinated by ABC-12 Flint and ELGA […]

Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolls again

Teens and Seniors Rocking & Raking rolls again

Kain Quintanilla, 13, rakes an Ortonville yard during Rocking and Raking in 2016. Last year more than 100 volunteers participated. This year will be the 15th anniversary of the community event. Photo by Patrick McAbee. Scout troops, youth groups, school groups, individual teens or adults seeking to serve the community are encouraged to participate in […]

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 […]