Abigail’s Pride Festival

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on June 3, Ortonville will be home to the second annual Abigail’s Pride festival. “It depends who you ask, but Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ community, but also everyone. Allies and families,” said Abigail’s Pride founder Abigail Rowe. “And for us, for Abigail’s […]

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Lillian Paul sizes up a shirt for her daughter Abby Paul, 11 months, at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich, during the M-15 Garage Sale. Photo: Patrick McAbee.

Ortonville earns top honors at Main Street Oakland County Main Events

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville— The Ortonville Downtown Development Authority won two grants during the Main Street Oakland County Main Events Awards Night. “It is very important to recognize the efforts that our project leads and volunteers put into planning and executing DDA activities each year,” said Ortonville DDA Director Matt Jenkins. “The Main […]

Downtown Development Authority to host annual Spring Garden Market

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on May 20, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority will host their annual Spring Garden Market in downtown Ortonville. “I think the Spring Market is a wonderful way to start a very busy season,” said coordinator Toni Mariucci. “Say hi to old friends and familiar […]

Letters to the Editor May 13, 2023

Angels in Ortonville We have angels in Ortonville. I was visited by several of them on Saturday, May 6th. They came in all sizes and ages, from toddlers to adults. They were from Woodside Bible Church. It was Robert Mullen and friends. They were here to work on my yard and work they did. Thy […]

Mother’s Day traditions

My mom and I have a Mother’s Day tradition that we’ve had for over 10 years now. Every Mother’s Day morning, we go to the cemetery and plant a red geranium for her mom, my Mimi. And despite it being a sad place, it’s not a sad tradition. In fact, I think my Mimi would […]

Township deputies to weigh trucks

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — During the regular meeting on May 1, the Brandon Township board of trustees approved the purchase of weigh scales for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Substation for the purpose of weighing overweight trucks. “When this first came up, I had an agreement with Bedrock to use […]

Kathie Davies

Davies, Kathie Joy of Ortonville; died May 7, 2023. She was 82. Kathie was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 1st, 1941 to Alfred Edward Sommerfeld and Charlotte Emma Marie Sommerfeld [nee Groene]. When she was 6 years old in 1947, the Sommerfeld family moved to Royal Oak, Michigan where the family joined St. Paul […]

Mary Bombardo

BOMBARDO, MARY DAUNE of Ortonville; died on May 7, 2023; she was 96. She was born August 10, 1926 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late John Clifford and Lucy (nee: Roe) Lucas. She is survived by her three sons, John (Cheryl Brown)Bombardo, Wayne (Sheryl) Bombardo and Chris (Sally) Bombardo; six grandchildren, Michael Bombardo, Wayne […]