Earth Day dining

Earth Day dining

While area eateries are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, an Eastern gray squirrel finds plenty to eat in Brandon Township and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.  Photo by township resident Jonathon Schechter.  

MUCC leads lawsuit to allow boating during lock down

MUCC leads lawsuit to allow boating during lock down

Groveland Twp.-Rex Murphy is perplexed. “I really don’t see why going out in a motor boat is banned under Gov. Whitmer’s revised stay-at-home order while acceptable physical outdoor activities using watercraft includes kayaking, canoeing and sailing is just fine,” said Murphy. “They can have hundreds packed into a food store yet three or four in […]

Learning from lockdown

Learning from lockdown

Elyse Glende with number 164 and Violet Smerczak Brandon Preschool teachers responds to Isaac Zietz a district student during a one-on-one session online on Thursday. On April 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan’s public along with private K-12 classrooms will be closed through the end of the school year due to the coronavirus. Students […]

April 21:Deadline for township board of trustees

April 21:Deadline for township board of trustees

Those seeking to run for township offices have until April 21 to file nominating petitions or pay $100 to get on the Aug. 4 ballot. In Atlas, Brandon and Groveland townships the supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee positions are up for election this year. Those wishing to run for the township seats must file nominating […]

A shot of spring

A shot of spring

Hello yellow. Despite a few wayward snowflakes and below freezing temperatures daffodils bring a sure sign spring has arrived. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels at Reid Elementary School Goodrich. The pinwheels are part of a national campaign designed to increase awareness of child abuse prevention efforts.

M-15 Garage Sale canceled due to coronavirus

M-15 Garage Sale canceled due to coronavirus

By David Fleet Editor The May 2, 2020 annual M-15 Garage Sale stretching from Clarkston through Brandon, Groveland and Atlas townships to Bay City that had drawn thousands of motorists to local communities has been cancelled due to the coronavirious. “Governor Whitmer’s executive stay at home order, that now expires on April 30 is just […]

Stay-at-home

Stay-at-home

Kylee Caddick along with her sister Adyon post a sign in their window. The youth are staying at home during the stay-at-home order. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Lawmakers OK plan to extend state of emergency to May 1

State Rep. Mike Mueller announced the state Legislature today approved a plan to extend Michigan’s state of emergency brought on by coronavirus to May 1, rather than to mid-June as recommended by Gov. Whitmer. “The public health crisis is ongoing, and I certainly believe we should extend the state of emergency to curtail the spread […]