Detroit Riots: Five days in July

Detroit Riots: Five days in July

By David Fleet Editor It’s been 50 years this week that police vice squads raided an after hours drinking club or ‘blind pig’ in a mostly black Detroit neighborhood at 12th Street and Clairmount Avenue. According to newspaper reports, the squad found 82 people inside the club, holding a party for two returning Vietnam veterans. […]

Goodrich Planning Commission meeting postponed

Goodrich-A village planning commission meeting to discuss a request to rezone property for a proposed low-income senior living apartment complex at 6 p.m., July 24 has been postponed. Jerome Jay Allen, diector of Devonshire Advisors, a Rochester Hills company who coordinates the project, said the Goodrich Haven Senior Complex rezoning request will be rescheduled for […]

Sex education changes coming to Brandon Schools

‘Children need to learn this whether at home or at school’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Lessons on contraceptive use will be included in sex education classes in the district. The board of education voted 4-3 at their July 17 meeting to approve abstinence-based sex education recommended by an advisory council that studied the issue earlier this year. Board President Kevin McClellan, Vice-President Lisa […]

The Old Detroit Burger Bar to open on M-15

By Jessica Steely Clarkston News Staff Writer The new FED restaurant, now open for business on South Main Street, isn’t the only M-15 eatery up for something new. The Old Detroit Burger Bar is ready to start renovations on the former Nickelodeon restaurant on M-15, north of Rattalee Lake Road. “That Nickelodeon’s been such an […]

Village, school future intertwine over real estate

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Plotting a future for the village may require an updated roadmap, and cooperation between school and village officials. At a joint meeting July 17, the village council, as well as members of the village planning commission and Downtown Development Authority, discussed a wide range of topics, including sewers, sidewalks, […]

St. Anne Catholic Church celebrates 60 years

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- St. Anne Catholic Church is celebrating 60 years as an official parish. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 30 at the church located at 825 S. Ortonville Road. Bishop Arturo Cepeda will celebrate the Mass and concelebrating will be current St. Anne […]

‘Bee There or Bee Square’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The library is the place to “bee” this month. Tom Roberts, township resident and beekeeper, will present “Bee There or Bee Square” 7 p.m., July 27 at the library, 304 South St., in a program that offers attendees a look into the world of honeybees, insects that he […]

Aspiring actress debuts on ‘Ellen’

  By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ireland Sexton, an aspiring actress, didn’t even need to use her acting chops for her national television debut. Her reaction to being called from the studio audience to the stage to play a game on NBC’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was real and unrehearsed. “All of a sudden, she […]

Sex ed vote: Teach contraceptives?

Sexual abuse survivor chimes in on debate

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- When Tina Ayala was 5-years-old, she was sexually abused. The experience has made her a staunch advocate for victims of sexual assault, and also led her to share her views on the importance of abstinence-based sex education with the Brandon School Board last month as they debate whether […]

Income based senior complex back on table

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- The village planning commission will discuss a request to rezone property for a proposed low- income senior living apartment complex at 6 p.m., July 24 at the lower level of the village administration building, 7338 S. State Road. The proposal to rezone the vacant property from Low Density Residential to […]

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