Witches Night Out

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Ortonville — Witches are welcome, warlocks are tolerated for the fifth annual 2022 Witches Night Out. From 3-9 p.m., Oct. 8. grab your broom for the ladies night out style event with a Halloween theme in downtown Ortonville. “After a hard year for many of our businesses downtown, it’s important […]

Blackhawk still Blue

By David Fleet Editor Ann Arbor — For the second time in as many years, a former Blackhawk has landed on the field of the Big House. Mathew Harrison, a 2019 Brandon High School graduate and Blackhawk football standout has overcome injuries, a pandemic and the rigors of making a Big 10 football team, stepped […]

‘The race across the sky,’ Leadville Trial 100 Run

By David Fleet Editor Prior to 2014, Sarah Evans can’t recall running more than three miles at one time. “Just when you think you can’t, you can,” said Evans, a former Brandon Township resident and 2008 Grand Blanc High School graduate. Just eight years later, Evans reached a pinnacle of athleticism, endurance and dedication reached only by just a few. Last month, Evans completed the Leadville Trail 100 mile run, an annual […]

New BGYA caseworker assigned

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp.— Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance has a new caseworker as of Tuesday. “I have been a caseworker for Oakland County Youth Assistance for seven years,” said Tasha Hanson. “All seven of those years I was assigned to Ferndale Public Schools. Prior to working with Youth Assistance, I worked as […]

Registration open for ‘Parenting the Love and Logic Way’

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. —Registration for the fall session of Parenting the Love and Logic Way is open. The virtual parenting program is facilitated by Linda Brooks, and is hosted in partnership with Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, Holly Area Youth Assistance, the Brandon Township Public Library and the Holly Township Public Library. […]

Local authors, Holly Township Library

Holly —At 11 a.m., Sept. 17, the Holly Township Library, 1116 N Saginaw St, Holly, will host local authors, Noah Cox of Ortonville and Eric Yeaster of Rose Township. Cox, the author of Squirrel Town and a 2019 graduate of Brandon High School, grew up in the Ortonville area and is currently a senior at […]

Monarch endangered, local area may be refuge

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — Their distinctive orange wings with black stripes are the ever common monarch butterfly, a familiar summer visitor to Michigan. However, the milkweed loving winged passerby needs some help. In July, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported the migrating monarch butterfly, common in southeastern Michigan, was […]

First hole-in-one

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich— On Aug. 20, Jason Vickory of Burton, scored a hole-in-one at Goodrich Country Club. Jason was playing in the 34th Annual Vickory Invitational which included 108 friends and family. He connected on hole 16, which is a 153 yard, par 3 with a seven iron. “I hit it, and then […]

Lincoln Sport Sedan: ’What a luxury car should be’

By David Fleet Editor Hadley Twp. — Founded in 1908 by Henry M. Leland, the former head of Cadillac Motors, the Lincoln Motor Company took aim at those fortunate enough to possess wealth and wanting to show it off. Such is the full-size Dearborn made 1951 Lincoln Sport Sedan produced from 1949 through the 1954 […]

Serving together: Motor City Mission

By David Fleet Editor Earlier this summer, five parish Youth Ministries had the opportunity to serve together in Flint during Motor City Mission. The youth and adults from  St. Anne Catholic Church of Ortonville; Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, Highland; St. Patrick Catholic Church, White Lake; St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak and St. […]

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