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Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser April 17
The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, April 17 at 1447 Milmine St. in Lakeville. Seatings are at 5 and 6 p.m.
Cost is $7 per person for adults and $3.50 for children ages 4-12. Kids age 3 and under eat for free. Proceeds go toward beautifying the Lakeville Cemetery.
Carry-outs will be available.
For more information, please call (248) 628-3086 or (248) 628-1828.

Grants enable field trips to Seven Ponds
A $10,000 grant from the Four County Community Foundation will enable the Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden to provide nature-themed field trips to students at Daniel Axford and Oxford elementaries in May and October.
Oxford is one of seven school districts whose students will be provided field trips to Seven Ponds this year under this grant. It’s all part of the nature center’s ‘Let’s Get Children Outdoors? project.
The goal is to provide kids with outdoor experiences that help them develop an appreciation for nature by familiarizing them with common trees, wildflowers, birds, mammals and other organisms.

Decorate cookies, meet Easter Bunny
Guess who’s hopping all the way to Oxford this weekend?
The one and only Easter Bunny!
E.B., as he’s known to friends, will be at the Sweet & Savory Bake Shop (9 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.
Children of all ages are invited to chat with E.B., pose for photos with him and of course, decorate some yummy Easter cookies with colorful icing and sprinkles. There will be other activities as well.
As always, the event is free, but the bake shop will be accepting donations for CARE House of Oakland County, an organization that offers intervention, prevention and treatment programs to deal with child abuse and neglect.

Videos wanted for Sherman roast
Can’t attend the April 12 Rotary Club roast honoring former Oxford Leader publisher James A. Sherman, Sr., but still want to get your licks and/or well wishes in?
Folks are invited to e-mail video clips with personal messages for Sherman to OxfordRotaryClub@gmail.com
Video messages will be played during the roast, so keep it short, keep it clean and make it entertaining. This is your chance to finally tell Big Jim Sherman what you think of him ? again, keep it clean.
Those with questions about doing a video can e-mail them to the same address.

OCTV now showing on Channel 191
If you’re a subscriber to the Charter cable television service and you’re looking for Oxford Community Television (OCTV), flip to Channel 191.
Originally, it was reported the new channel would be 189, but station officials told the Leader that Charter provided them with the wrong information.
Those who watch OCTV via AT&T U-verse can still view the public access station on Channel 99.
OCTV provides comprehensive coverage of Oxford High School sporting events, local government meetings, festivals, parades, charitable groups and local businesses. For more information, visit www.occtv.org or call (248) 628-9658.

Annual Wildcat 5K happening Saturday
Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the annual Wildcat 5K on Saturday, May 3 at Oxford Middle School located at 1420 Lakeville Rd. The race begins at 9 a.m.
The cost to participate is $20 per person or $60 for a family of three or more. Participants will receive an Oxford Wildcat 5K t-shirt. Rates are $5 more if registering on race day. There is a kids 200-meter race starting at 8:45 a.m. and it’s free.
Proceeds benefit Oxford Project Graduation 2014, which coordinates and funds the annual Senior All Night Party and scholarships. To register on-line, please visit www.signmeup.com/98960 or do it on race day between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Spring luncheon
Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ (1 Hovey St.) will host its annual Spring Luncheon and Craft Show on Thursday, May 8 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Admission is $7 per person and includes a buffet featuring a mix of hot dishes and salad, desserts and beverages.
Take-out is available by calling ahead to (248) 628-1610. For more information, please visit www.icucc.org.

Twp. collecting metals, white goods
Oxford Township will conduct its annual metals and white goods collection on Saturday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Stony Lake Township Park.
The event is open to residents of both Oxford Township and Oxford Village.
The township can accept metal appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, stoves, hot water tanks, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners.
Also accepted are metal auto parts (no part more than 40 pounds), furnaces, metal furniture (office, home, file cabinets, lawn furniture, please remove all non-metal parts), metal pots and pans, tableware, toasters, irons, birdcages, fans, doorknobs and faucets.
Lawn equipment such as mowers and tillers will be accepted as well, but please drain them of all oil and gasoline. Bring your metal gutters, poles, railings, shelves, swing sets (dismantled) and aluminum windows (please remove the glass).
The township cannot and will not accept concrete, plastic, telephones, hair dryers, chicken wire, galvanized fencing, aerosol cans, oil cans, metal barrels with anything in them, coated wire or barbed wire.
Folks dropping off appliances containing freon will be asked for a $20 donation per item.

Get briquettes to fight West Nile
In an effort to supplement its current West Nile Virus program, Oxford Township has bactimos two-blister packs available free for its residents.
The briquettes should be placed in residential and/or road catch basins, low water-retention areas and any other areas. They have an effective life of 30 days and are currently available.
The briquettes can be utilized as early as the month of May and will be effective in eliminating mosquito larvae. Please read the back of the sealed package.
These are to be given to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the township treasurer’s office at 300 Dunlap Road to pick up mosquito briquettes.

Rummage sale
Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will host a one-day Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Thursday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Funds raised will help support the church’s local ministries including the Tuesday Night Community Dinners held on behalf of Love in the Name of Christ.
Immanuel is located at 1 Hovey St. at the corner of Dennison and Hovey streets.

Road closure on W. Burdick St.
OXFORD VILLAGE ? The long-awaited reconstruction of pothole hill is underway.
W. Burdick St. between Ashley Way and S. Waterstone Dr. closed on June 11 and is expected to reopen July 19.
The project includes reconstructing a 1,691-foot stretch of road from subbase to surface; installing concrete curb and gutter; and making drainage improvements to allow stormwater to flow off the roadway in a more effective manner. The road will be repaved with 9 inches of asphalt on top of a new 8-inch 21AA limestone base.
Additionally, cemetery hill will be lowered by up to 2 feet in order to improve stopping sight distance for motorists per state standards and the road will be widened from 24 to 27 feet as measured from the backs of the new curbs.
The entire project is expected to cost approximately $555,000.

Secretary of State to visit Rotary
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will address the Rotary Club of Oxford on Tuesday, June 17.
The public is invited to hear what Johnson has to say about her office, the state and the issues of the day, as well as ask questions, when she takes the podium at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Non-Rotarians are invited to come for lunch beforehand at 12 noon. The cost is $11 per person. The Rotary Club of Oxford meets at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club, located at 300 E. Drahner Rd.

‘Concerts in the Park? returns
Downtown Oxford’s popular Concerts in the Park series returns this week.
Concerts are scheduled in Centennial Park from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday from June 12 through Aug. 28. Admission is free.
This week, Oxford welcomes Bob Marshall and Marshall Law, a cowboy rock-and-roll band.
The rest of the schedule is as follows:
June 19 ? The Groove Council
June 26 ? Lake Orion Baptist Church
July 3 ? Lapeer Symphony Orchestra
July 10 ? The Randy Brock Group
July 17 ? Ruby Hill & the Lost Cuzzins
July 24 ? Taylor Tucky
July 31 ? North Oakland Dixieland Band
Aug. 7 ? Escaping Pavement
Aug. 14 ? Julianne Ankley & the Rogues
Aug. 21 ? Sweet Adelines & OSM Summer Band
Aug. 28 ? Paisley Fogg
The year’s concert series will include a new Open Mic portion for local talent from 6 to 6:45 p.m. To schedule some performance time, call Matthew Long at the Oxford School of Music at (248) 572-4881.

Chamber Challenge!
The First Annual Chamber Challenge will take place on Sunday, Aug. 10 along the Polly Ann Trail, beginning at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) and hosted by the Oxford Chamber of Commerce.
Reflecting the Chamber’s commitment to ‘promote and enhance business prosperity for our Members and our Community,? a portion of the proceeds will benefit Echo Grove Camp and Retreat Center in Addison.
This is a professionally-timed 5k walk/10k run that’s open to all ages and activity levels. Pre-Registration is only $25 per person & includes: Water Bottle, T-Shirt, Certificates, and Medal Awards.
On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Cash/Check/Charge $30 per person (t-shirts are on a first come basis). Pre-registered participants meet at 9 a.m. Additional information for the event is located at: www.oxfordchamberchallenge.com
Participants visit www.active.com to register in advance.

Celebrate Patriot Day at vets memorial
The public is invited and encouraged to attend a Patriot Day celebration at the Orion Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of M-24 and Odanah (across from Jacobsen’s Flowers), on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The event is designed to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. and honor local police officers, firefighters and military personnel.

Free concert at Free Methodist Church
‘Living Truth 2? will perform a free concert, entitled ‘A Harvest Celebration,? at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
‘Living Truth 2? is a ministry team from Caro consisting of Elroy and Tammie Kosters. They perform an inspirational, uplifting and humorous program during which they sing and play many antique and contemporary instruments.

Library Friends to host Flavor Fest
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library will host its Annual Friends Flavor Fest, Silent Auction and Wine Tasting at the Addison Oaks Conference Center (1480 W. Romeo Rd.) on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wine will be provided by the Oxford Wine and Beverage Co.. There will be buffet dinner, desserts and coffee provided by Addison Oaks.
Tickets are on sale until Monday, Oct. 13. Ticket prices for $30 per person until Sept. 30, when they increase to $35, and are available at the library.
For tickets or more information, please contact Jaema Berman at jjbanas@att.net (248-969-0186) or Kara King at karaaking@gmail.com (248-693-8579).

Tickets available for Oct. 1 fashion show
The Oxford Women’s Club will hold its Annual Fashion Show on Oct. 1 at Boulder Pointe Golf and Conference Center.
Vendor sales will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and the fashion show.
Fashions will be provided by Kim Rose, of Fenton, and Glorious Creations, of Oxford.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any club member, at Great Lakes Mercantile or by calling (248) 705-7502.

Small business vendor show
BreAnna Danielle (Creator and Lead Organizer of the Oxford/Lake Orion Small Business Group) will host the First Annual Small Business Vendor Show.
It will be held at Boulder Pointe Golf Club and Banquet Center (1 Champions Circle) in Oxford from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Admission is free and over 30 small business owners will be there. Prizes and raffles will be part of the fun.

Historical society’s fall meeting Oct. 27
Ron Rademacher will be the guest speaker at the Northeast Oakland Historical Society’s annual fall meeting on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
Rademacher is the author of four books about road trips to out-of-the-way places and small towns in Michigan. His presentation is entitled, ‘A Road Trip ? 10-plus Michigan Destinations You Might Have Missed.?
For more information about the meeting, please call (248) 628-1140.

Calling all OHS grads!
The Oxford High School Class of 1964 will hold an old-fashioned Sock Hop at Oxford Elementary School (105 Pontiac St.) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Although the focus of the dance will be on OHS graduating classes from 1958 through 1968, all Oxford graduates and friends are welcome to attend.
Oxford’s favorite disc jockey Bill Pearson will be spinning records and there will be plenty of pizza and soda.
Admission is $5 at the door.

Free concert at Free Methodist Church
‘Living Truth 2? will perform a free concert, entitled ‘A Harvest Celebration,? at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
‘Living Truth 2? is a ministry team from Caro consisting of Elroy and Tammie Kosters. They perform an inspirational, uplifting and humorous program during which they sing and play many antique and contemporary instruments.

Library Friends to host Flavor Fest
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library will host its Annual Friends Flavor Fest, Silent Auction and Wine Tasting at the Addison Oaks Conference Center (1480 W. Romeo Rd.) on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wine will be provided by the Oxford Wine and Beverage Co.. There will be buffet dinner, desserts and coffee provided by Addison Oaks.
Tickets are on sale until Monday, Oct. 13. Ticket prices for $30 per person until Sept. 30, when they increase to $35, and are available at the library.
For tickets or more information, please contact Jaema Berman at jjbanas@att.net (248-969-0186) or Kara King at karaaking@gmail.com (248-693-8579).

School candidate forum Oct. 14
Are you interested in getting to know the candidates running for Oxford School Board better? Then get to the 7 p.m. candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Boulder Pointe Banquet Center (1 Champions Circle).
Sponsored by the Greater Oakland GOP Club, the forum facilitator will be Oakland County Commissioner Michael Spisz (R-Oxford).
‘This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in serving our community as (school) board members to introduce themselves to’Oxford voters,? explained Oxford resident Rod Charles, a member of the Republican club. ‘This will be a positive format, not a debate, where candidates can present a brief explanation (of what they stand for and wish to accomplish) and have a chance to provide answers to questions.?
After the forum, there will be an opportunity to ‘mingle and chat? with the candidates. Adult beverages will be available.
For more information, please call Rod Charles at (248) 371-9100 or e-mail jcharles04@charter.net

Spaghetti dinner in Lakeville Oct. 16
The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1447 Milmine St. in Lakeville. There will be two seatings. One at 5 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 4 to 12. Kids age 3 and under eat for free. Proceeds go to help beautify the township’s cemetery.
For more information, please call either (248) 628-3086 or (248) 628-1828.

Free legal aid clinic at St. Joe’s Oct. 14
A free legal aid clinic is being offered at St. Joseph Catholic Church (715 N. Lapeer Rd.) in Lake Orion on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Volunteer attorneys and legal aid providers will be on-site to provide basic legal information and brief advice and counsel in areas such as juvenile law, family law, criminal law and landlord/tenant issues.
Participating legal aid providers include Legal Aid and Defender Association, Lakeshore Legal Aid and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s FLAP Clinic and Elder Law Clinic.
The clinic was created by a partnership between the Oakland County Bar Association and Oakland County Youth Assistance.
Folks interested in attending the clinic and speaking with an attorney are asked to call (248) 334-3400. RSVP’s are appreciated, but not required.

Open studio at local glassworks
Pine Lake Glassworks, located at 1040 S. Coats Rd. in Oxford Township, will host an open studio event on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. It will run from 12 noon to 5 p.m. both days.
Admission is free and children are welcome to attend. There will be non-stop demonstrations, refreshments and a great selection of holiday gifts in the gallery.
Glass artists Dave Hilty, Stan Kuznicki and Christina Sirakos will be featured. For more info, visit www.pinelakeglass.com or call (248) 425-9887.

Girlfriends Walk to benefit Love INC
Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) will be the beneficiary of donations made at the Wednesday, Oct. 29 Girlfriends Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oxford. Participants are asked to bring brand new underwear, hats, gloves and mittens for women, children and men. Donations can be dropped off in Centennial Park.

Gun show Saturday at Legion Post 108
Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) will host a gun show on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for teens ages 13 to 18. Kids under 12 are free. Food will be available beginning at 11 a.m.
All firearms must be cased when entering and leaving the building. All weapons will be inspected and all state and federal firearms laws obeyed.

Wine tasting for Kachin Strong Foundation
The Kachin Strong Foundation will host a wine tasting event on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 3-6 p.m. at the Boulder Pointe Banquet Center (1 Champions Circle) in Oxford Township.
Tickets are $45 per person before the event and $50 at the door.
The Oxford Wine & Beverage Co. will be featuring wines for this tasting.
Tricia Kachin graduated from Oxford High School in June 2008. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma claimed her life in July 2013.
She was 23 years old when she died.
If anyone wants to pre-order and pay for their tickets before the event, they can contact Cheryl Ludeman at clludeman@yahoo.com.
The Kachin Strong Foundation’s purpose is raise awareness about Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and purchase wigs for cancer patients who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

CORRECTION: A dead man walked into the Oxford Leader office last week. It turns outthat Donald J. Walker is alive and well despite what was said about him at the Oct. 9 OxfordTownship Planning Commission meeting. Commissioner Jack Curtis read a 1994 letter fromWalker opposing a rezoning request for the then-proposed Twin Lakes Estates subdivi-sion. After reading the letter, Curtis stated Walker ‘has since passed.? Fortunately, Walkerhas a good sense of humor and got a chuckle out of it. Curtis contacted him and apologized.

Rotary Christmas party set for Dec. 9
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Rotary Club of Oxford will hostthe Annual Christmas Party for Seniors at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club, 300 E. Drahner Road.
The event begins at 12 noon and includes a turkey dinner and entertainment.
The luncheon is free for area seniors.
Please call 248.969.5065 to make reservations.

NOTA invites public to Stuff-A-Bus
The North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) will host a Stuff-A-Bus event on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NOTA is collecting new and gently used toys, stuffed animals, clothing, blankets and household items to be used for holiday gifts for those less fortunate.
Buses will be located at PNC Bank (88 Flint St.) in Lake Orion, Oxford Bank (60 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford and Addison Township Hall (1440 Rochester Rd.).

Soup & Sweet Stroll returns to downtown
Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, Oxford’s annual Soup & Sweet Stroll will return on Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m.
A variety of village and township businesses will offer food and/or beverages that evening.
Participating businesses include Vendetti’s, Red Knapp’s American Grill, 24th Street Sports Tavern, Funky Monkey Toys, Sullivan’s Public House, Idle Awhile Coffee, Lulu’s Fish Market, Achatz Handmade Pie Co., Lili’s Diner, Ox Bar and Grill, Victoria’s Delights, Tim Horton’s, Boulevard Boutique, Great Lakes Mercantile, The Oxford Tap and Salvage Sisters.
Mark A. Young Jewelers will be offering 10 percent off ticketed items during the stroll.
Vistors can eat, drink and be merry by puchasing wristbands that allow them unlimited access to all things edible.
Wristbands are $10 each, three for $25 or four for $30. Kids under the age of 12 eat for free with the purchase of an adult wristband. Wristbands will be sold in Centennial Park from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Oxford students will provide holiday musical entertainment in Centennnial Park beginning at 7 p.m.
At 8:01 p.m., the 50-foot Christmas tree in the park will be lit to officially mark the beginning of the holiday season.
Don’t be a Scrooge. Join the fun.

Classic Chorale Christmas concert
Classic Chorale, a community chorus consisting of 22 women from Oxford, Lake Orion, Ortonville and Holly, will perform a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.).
Directed by Ben Dawley, the hour-long concert will begin at 7 p.m. and include a dozen songs with Christian and holiday themes. Admission is free.

Soup & Sweet Stroll downtown Dec. 5
Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, Oxford’s annual Soup & Sweet Stroll will return on Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m.
At least 16 village and township businesses will offer food and/or beverages that evening.
Vistors can eat, drink and be merry by puchasing wristbands that allow them unlimited access to all things edible.
Wristbands are $10 each, three for $25 or four for $30. Kids under the age of 12 eat for free with the purchase of an adult wristband. Wristbands will be sold in Centennial Park from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Oxford students will provide holiday musical entertainment in Centennnial Park beginning at 7 p.m.
At 8:01 p.m., the 50-foot Christmas tree in the park will be lit to officially mark the beginning of the holiday season.

Rotary Christmas party set for Dec. 9
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Rotary Club of Oxford will host its annual Christmas Party for senior citizens at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.). The event begins at 12 noon and includes a turkey dinner and entertainment.
The luncheon is free for area seniors.
Please call (248) 969-5065 to make reservations.

NOTA invites public to Stuff-A-Bus Dec. 6
The North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) will host a Stuff-A-Bus event on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NOTA is collecting new and very gently used toys, books and games for children (infant to 18 years old) to be handed out as holiday gifts.
Buses will be located at PNC Bank (88 Flint St.) in Lake Orion, Oxford Bank (60 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford and Addison Township Hall (1440 Rochester Rd.).

Oxford LAX Club tryouts
The Oxford Lacrosse Club will be hosting 2015 spring lacrosse tryouts at the Maximum Performance Center on Saturday, Jan. 10.
The lacrosse tryouts will be for teams sponsored in grades 7-8 and 5-6 for boys and tryouts will also included sponsorship for teams in grades 3-4 boys and 6-7-8 girls.
The lacrosse tryouts for grades 3-4, 5-6 boys will be from 3:30-5 pm and for grades 7-8 boys and grade 6-7-8 girls will take place from 5-6:30 pm. The cost of tryouts is $15 and will be credited towards team membership if you make the team.
The tryouts are open to any student-athlete who lives in the greater Oxford area, said Greg Normand, the program spokesman.
Players will need helmets, gloves, shoulder and elbow pads and a stick to tryout out, but if you are new to lacrosse, you can attend tryouts with just a stick and try your hand.
Players that ‘make’ the representative squads will begin indoor practice at the Max Saturday, January 17 at the same times for tryouts. The indoor practice will run eight weeks and run $120. The outdoor season begins Monday, March 16 and the season runs $195.
If you have any questions, please contact Greg Normand at gnormand7@att.net.

Twp. accepts $65K offer for property
A $65,000 purchase offer for a piece of Oxford Township property was accepted last week in a 7-0 vote by officials.
Oxford residents John and Amy Drake are purchasing the 4.66 acres of vacant land located at M-24 and Dunlap Rd.
The township had originally listed the property for $70,000 just last month.
Because the land is owned by the township’s water customers, sale proceeds will go directly into the water fund.
The property is zoned for single family homes with minimum lot sizes of 12,000 square feet. ? CJC

Past-due garbage bills to accrue interest
Garbage itself isn’t terribly interesting, but not paying your garbage bill is soon going to accumulate interest in the Village of Oxford.
Last week, council voted 5-0 to begin charging interest on past-due bills for rubbish collection. The interest rate was set at 10 percent annually or 0.833 percent per month, the same rate charged for past-due water and sewer bills.
The monthly residential garbage bill is currently $12.40 in the village, so the interest on a late bill would amount to 10 cents. Interest will begin being charged on or before March 1.
Fees for water, sewer and garbage services appear on the same monthly bill in the village. ? CJC

DDA director goes full-time
On Monday night, the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board voted unanimously to change Executive Director Ginny Schomisch’s status from part-time to full-time.
Hired in July 2014 to work an average of 25 hours per week for $25,000 a year, Schomisch will now work 40-plus hours and earn an annual salary of $40,040 plus benefits. With benefits, the position will cost the DDA $52,155 annually.
The DDA has not had a full-time director since July 2013 when the position was eliminated due to budget cuts. ? CJC

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Vendors sought for indoor garage sale
Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (TTI) in Oxford is seeking vendors for a Community Indoor Garage Sale at the former Goodwill store, located at 1500 S. Lapeer Road in the Oxford Mills Plaza next door to its Oxford office on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
You are invited to come and sell your items including appliances, kid& baby items, home d’cor, sporting goods, electronics, clothing, toys, etc.
All profits you make are yours to keep.
Sellers will get one eight-foot table and chair for $20. Each additional table is $15. Additional rack space (you must provide the rack) is available for $5. Contact us with questions about selling large items.
To reserve a table or to get more information, send an email to garagesale@ttiinc.org or call Tanisha Miller at (248) 969-9932.
More information is also available at www.ttiinc.org.
Table rental and admission fees go to TTI as it seeks to enhance the quality of life of the individuals they serve.
TTI provides a range of services for persons with developmental disabilities, emotional impairments, and mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

Marriage seminar offered at Christ the King Church
Christ the King Church is hosting a marriage seminar on March 13-14
The seminar will feature nationally known author and relationship expert, Ted Cunning ham. Cunningham will be basing the seminar around one of his latest books: ‘Fun Loving you?
The cost is $50 per couple, but those who register on or before March 1 will get an early-bird special of $40 per couple. There is also a group discount for six couples to get the price of five.
Christ the King Church is located at 1550 W. Drahner Road and the event will take place in the Family Life Center. For more information check out www.ctkc.org or call 248-628-0038

Decorate Easter cookies and help FISH
Downtown Oxford’s Sweet & Savory Bake Shop is inviting children to come meet the Easter Bunny and decorate cookies from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
There is no charge for the event, but visitors are invited to make donations to Oxford-Orion FISH, a local nonprofit group that supplies area folks in need with free groceries on a monthly basis.
‘Framed? photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available.
Sweet & Savory is located at 9 S. Washington St. For more information, please call (248) 628-4210.

Apply now for Lions Club scholarships
The Oxford Lions Club is sponsoring two $500 scholarships for high school seniors who are graduating this year and reside within the Oxford school district.
To be eligible, students must be attending public or private school, or be home-schooled. They must also have a grade point average of at least 2.0 and plan to attend either a two or four-year college or an established trade school program.
Applications are available at the Oxford High School counseling office and the Oxford Public Library. They must be returned no later than Friday, April 24.

Want to impress the ladies? Give’em two tickets to the gun show
Oxford American Legion Post 108’s popular gun show will return on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for teens age 13-18. Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Legion and Oxford AMVETS.
Food will be available to attendees beginning at 11 a.m.
All firearms must be cases when entering and exiting the Post 108 building located at 130 E. Drahner Rd.
All weapons will be inspected and all state and federal firearm laws obeyed.
Six-foot long tables for vendors are available for $10 each. Vendors can set up from 7-9 a.m.
For more information, please call Post 108 at (248) 628-9081 or Jim Parkhurst at (248) 693-2444 or Art Kitching at (248) 818-9687.
CPL classes are available at Post 108. Call E&J Firearm Safety Training at (248) 207-3869 or (248) 240-8500.

Free Social Security program
Oxford Public Library is hosting Social Security Maximization on April 20 at 7 p.m., one of more than 3,500 free financial programs during Money Smart Week April 18-25.
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups.
Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.
Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement.
To learn more about Money Smart Week? visit www.moneysmartweek.org
The library is located at 530 Pontiac Road in Oxford.
For more information, or to register for this program, please call (248) 628-3034 or visit www.miopl.org

Spring concert
Classic Chorale, a community chorus comprised of local ladies, will perform its spring concert on Saturday, May 9 at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) in Oxford Township. The show begins at 6 p.m.

Library Friends to conduct book sale
The Friends of the Oxford Public Library will conduct its semi-annual used book sale from Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18.
This will be the group’s biggest sale yet, featuring 6,000 to 7,000 books of all kinds.
A special preview sale for Friends members will be held on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends memberships may be purchased at the door. Saturday is bag day ? buy a bag of books for only $5.
Proceeds go to benefit ongoing programs and services at the Oxford Public Library, which is located at 530 Pontiac Rd.

Taco bar dinner to benefit undocumented immigrant children
On Saturday, April 25 from 5-6:30 pm, Upward Bound, the youth group at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, will host a taco bar dinner to raise funds to purchase duffle bags, personal items and board games for undocumented immigrant children temporarily housed at Wellspring Lutheran Homes in Vassar and Farmington Hills.
Cost of admission is $5 per person or $4 when combined with a donation of a personal hygiene item appropriate for a child between the age of 6 and 14.
For more information, please visit www.icucc.org or call (248)628-1610. Immanuel Congregational Church is located at 1 Hovey at the corner of Dennison St, one block off M-24.

Spaghetti dinner to help Lakeville Cemetery
The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, April 30 at 1447 Milmine St. in Lakeville.
There will be two seatings. One at 5 p.m. followed by another at 6 p.m.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for youth age 4 to 12. Kids age 3 and under eat for free.
Proceeds go to the beautification of the Lakeville Cemetary on Drahner Rd.
Take out will be available.
For more information, please call (248) 628-3086 or (248) 628-1828.

Free admission to local glass studio event
Pine Lake Glassworks, located at 1040 S. Coats Rd. in Oxford Township, will host its Spring 2015 Open Studio on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3.
It will run from 12-5 p.m. both days.
Admission is free and children are welcome. The event will include non-stop demonstrations, refreshments and a selection of gifts in the gallery.
The open studio will feature the works of glass artists Dave Hilty, Stan Kuznicki and Christina Sirakos.

Breakfast benefit for Blaylock family
A breakfast benefit for the family of the late U.S. Marine Sgt. Trevor Blaylock, a Lake Orion native, will be held at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Sunday, May 17.
Blaylock was killed in a military helicopter crash in Florida on March 10.
The benefit will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.
Weather permitting, a motorcycle ride will follow breakfast. Destinations include Square Lake Cemetery in Orion Township, where Blaylock is buried, and the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.
Riders will then return to Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., to socialize.

Guest speaker at Immanuel UCC
Dr. Rev. Campbell Lovett, the General Minister of the United Church of Christ in Michigan, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Immanuel Congregational Church (1 Hovey St.) in Oxford Village on Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Lovett will discuss the UCC denomination, a blend of four principal traditions that each left a mark on American religious and political history following the Pilgrims? landing in 1620. Traditions include Congregational, Christian, Evangelical and Reformed. A reception will follow.
The historic Immanuel church is located at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets, one block west of M-24.

Briquettes available to fight West Nile
In an effort to supplement its current West Nile Virus program, Oxford Township is offering bactimos two-blister packs, free of charge, to its residents.
The briquettes should be placed in residential and/or road catch basins, low water-retention areas and any other areas. They have an effective life of 30 days and are currently available.
The briquettes can be utilized as early as the month of May and will be effective in eliminating mosquito larvae. Please read the back of the sealed package.
These will be given to Oxford residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the treasurer’s office at 300 Dunlap Road to pick up your mosquito briquettes.

No charges issued in brotherly brouhaha
No charges were issued against either of the local brothers allegedly involved in a fight at their mother’s home on E. Elmwood St. in Leonard on April 17.
A 36-year-old Oxford man and a 34-year-old Addison man were potentially facing domestic violence charges.

Spring luncheon at Immanuel
On Thursday, May 14, from 12-1:30 p.m., Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Oxford Village will present its annual Spring Luncheon.
Admission is $8 and inclues hot food and salad buffet, desserts and beverages. Take-out is available, but please call ahead to (248) 628-1610.
For more information, please visit www.icucc.org or call (248) 628-1610.
The historic Immanuel church is at 1 Hovey St., one block west of M-24.

At your local library

Addison to host cider talk and tasting
The Addison Township Public Library is proud to announce that it’s hosting nationally-recognized beer/cider aficionado, and local resident, Rex Halfpenny to present a talk and tasting entitled, ‘Michigan Craft Hard Cider: Apples, Apple Cider and Hard Cider.? It will take place on Tuesday, May 12 and run from 7-9 p.m.
It is said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but should you eat it or drink it?
Explore the world of apples, their amazing history and the role they have played in American history as Halfpenny reveals this remarkable fruit’s evolution at the table while sampling a variety of artisanal ciders, specially selected to showcase the diversity of this healthy beverage.
This is an adults-only class, so participants must be at least 21 years old. Registration is required and space is limited for this free program. Call 248-628-7180.
With his wife Mary, Halfpenny began publishing the Michigan Beer Guide in 1997 out of their home in Leonard.
Their bi-monthly publication has provided them the vehicle to observe and champion the growth of Michigan’s craft beer culture from its infancy to today’s hugely successful industry.
Halfpenny and his wife helped form the Michigan Brewers Guild and they spearheaded the legalization of home brewing in Michigan.
He has contributed to several beer books including Brewed in Detroit, Beer Steward Handbook and Guia de la Cerveza En Mexico.

Seven Ponds speaker coming to Oxford
The Oxford Public Library is hosting a speaker from Seven Ponds Nature Center to talk about the Forest Home of the Woodland Indians on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Michigan’s once vast forests provided everything needed to help the Woodland Indians survive. Come to this program to learn how natural resources were used by the Woodland Indians, how we use them today and the impact of each on our natural environment.
Seven Ponds Nature Center serves southeastern Michigan as a nature sanctuary, environmental education center, and peaceful retreat. Information about Seven Ponds Nature Center can be found at www.sevenponds.org
The Oxford Public Library is located at 530 Pontiac Road.
For more information, or to register for this program, please call (248) 628-3034 or visit www.miopl.org

Breakfast benefit for Blaylock family
A breakfast benefit for the family of the late U.S. Marine Sgt. Trevor Blaylock, a Lake Orion native, will be held at Oxford American Legion Post 108 on Sunday, May 17.
Blaylock was killed in a military helicopter crash in Florida on March 10.
The benefit will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.
Weather permitting, a motorcycle ride will follow breakfast. Destinations include Square Lake Cemetery in Orion Township, where Blaylock is buried, and the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.
Riders will then return to Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., to socialize.

Guest speaker at Immanuel UCC
Dr. Rev. Campbell Lovett, the General Minister of the United Church of Christ in Michigan, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Immanuel Congregational Church (1 Hovey St.) in Oxford Village on Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Lovett will discuss the UCC denomination, a blend of four principal traditions that each left a mark on American religious and political history following the Pilgrims? landing in 1620. Traditions include Congregational, Christian, Evangelical and Reformed. A reception will follow.
The historic Immanuel church is located at the corner of Hovey and Dennison streets, one block west of M-24.

Briquettes available to fight West Nile
In an effort to supplement its current West Nile Virus program, Oxford Township is offering bactimos two-blister packs, free of charge, to its residents.
The briquettes should be placed in residential and/or road catch basins, low water-retention areas and any other areas. They have an effective life of 30 days and are currently available.
The briquettes can be utilized as early as the month of May and will be effective in eliminating mosquito larvae. Please read the back of the sealed package.
These will be given to Oxford residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the treasurer’s office at 300 Dunlap Road to pick up your mosquito briquettes

Oxford UMC offers vacation Bible school
A summer kids? event called Everest VBS will be hosted at Oxford United Methodist Church from Sunday, August 2 to Thursday, Aug. 6.
At Everest, kids discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
Each day concludes with a Summit Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time.
Kids at Everest VBS will support a food and health care items collection for FISH Food Pantry. Everest is for kids from Preschool (ages 3-5) with parents and Kindergarten through 6th graders (ages 5-11 years old) and will run from 5:45pm (check-in), 6pm (program) to 8:30pm each day.
For more information, call (248) 628-1289.

Heroes at the library
This year’s Adult Summer Reading theme at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) is Every Hero Has A Story. The library has had its share of heroes visit the library, including Olympian Emory Clark, and there will be more fun to come throughout the summer.
One library program that puts a fun spin on the hero theme is The History of the Sandwich: Heroes (they’re not just people). Not just heroes but subs, grinders, hoagies and more! Have you ever wondered if a wrap is really a sandwich?
Come to the library on Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. to learn all about the sandwich (including recipes) and sample a REAL hero!
The library will also be hosting Neal Rubin, columnist at the Detroit News, on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Rubin will present a light-hearted look at some key figures in Michigan history in his program Mount Michmore: Besides You and Me, Who Deserves to be Carved in Stone?
All programs are free and are held in the Oxford Public Library Rotary Room. Registration is required and you may register online at www.miopl.org, in person at the adult reference desk, or by calling (248) 628-3034 ext 222.

Author at Addison library
Local author, Gloria Nixon-John will discuss her new novel, ‘Learning from Lady Chatterley,? at the Addison Township Public Library (1440 Rochester Rd.) on Thursday, July 30.
The event will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (248) 628-7180 to register. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Gloria Nixon-John earned an M.A. in Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit and her Ph.D. at Michigan State University.
She has published essays, poems, short fiction and pedagogical articles and chapters for teachers, and chapters in a variety of texts for children and young adults.
Nixon-John has also worked as an oral historian for the Marshal Fredricks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw. She enjoys time with her family, in her garden and with her horses, dogs and cats.

Pitch some horseshoes
The Northeast Oakland Historical Society will host the ‘Saving Oxford’s History Horseshoe Tournament? on Saturday, Aug. 1from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Lone Ranger Festival.
The empty lot at the southeast corner of Mill and E. Burdick streets is the site.
Entry fees are $5 per individual and $10 for teams. Players must be age 16 or older. Both men and women are welcome.
Prizes and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places.
For more information or to pre-register for the tournament, please call Ron Nelson at (248) 459-0408 or send an e-mail to swashbucklermcque@yahoo.com.
Ron Brock is an alternate contact for the event. He can be reached at (248) 969-0719 or via e-mail at rbrock750@aol.com.
Don’t delay, sign up today!

Friends? Flavor Fest:Oct. 22 wine tasting, silent auction to benefit Addison Public Library
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library will be holding their Annual Friends Flavor Fest, Silent Auction, and Wine Tasting, at the Addison Oaks Conference Center, on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wine will be provided by Oxford Wine and Beverage. There will be a buffet dinner, desserts, and coffee.
Tickets are on sale now through Tuesday, Oct. 13. They’re $30 per person and available at the Addison Township Library, (1400 Rochester Rd.) in Lakeville.
Tickets may also be purchased through the mail from the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library, P.O. Box 24, Lakeville, MI, 48366. Please make checks payable to the same.
Contact the Library at (248) 628-7180 with any questions.

Fashion show Oct. 14
The annual Oxford Women’s Club Fashion Show will be held on October 14 at Boulder Pointe Golf and Conference Center. Fashions will be presented by Cabi, Kim Rose Fashions and Glorious Collections.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased by Sept. 30. For tickets or further information call Nancy Wray 248-705-7502.

Agreement approved
The Oxford School Board approved 5-0 the Facilties Use Agreement with Oxford Parks and Recreation at the Aug.26 regular meeting. President Jim Reis and Trustee Mike Schweig were absent.

Oxford Class of 1965 hosting get-together
The Oxford High School Class of 1965 is hosting a get-together for those who would like to visit with them on Friday, Oct. 9.
It will be held from 7-10 p.m. at Oxford Elementary School, which used to be the community’s high school years ago.
The cost will be $5 per person for admission, snacks and pop. Roy Rouse will be performing.
Anyone with a classic car is asked to drive it to the event. The school’s front parking lot will be reserved for cruisers.
If anyone in the OHS Class of 1965 has not received information on the 50th reunion set for Saturday, Oct. 10, please contact Maxine (Rader) Stromme at (248) 961-5613 or Nellie (Wressell) Franzel at (248) 425-6401.

Calling all golfers for One Club Scramble
Golfers are being asked to sign-up for the John & Virginia Hubbard Fall One Club Scramble (formerly known as the Frost Bite Open) on Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at 12 p.m.
The event will be held at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club located at 300 E. Drahner Rd.
Cost is $40 per person and includes cart, nine holes of golf, lunch and live music. The only rule is each golfer must choose and use only one club for all nine holes of play.
Folks who don’t wish to golf, but still wish to enjoy lunch and live music will be charged $20 each.
All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Oxford’s scholarship fund for high school seniors.
To register, mail the entry form with payment to Rotary Club of Oxford, P.O. Box 347, Oxford MI 48371.
For more information, please contact Mickey Hiatt at (248) 628-0892 or Dale Karbginsky at (248) 561-5856.

Oxford Pregnancy Center dinner, auction
The Oxford Pregnancy Center, located in the heart of downtown Oxford, is having its 30th anniversary dinner and silent auction on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The event will take place at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club (1081 Indianwood Rd.) in Orion Township.
Auction and appetizers will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a program, featuring guest speaker Bryan Kemper, at 8 p.m.
Cost is $50 per person, $35 for students and $475 for a table of 10. Reservations must be made by Sept. 21.
For more information, please call (248) 969-2177.

Cider time!
Come to the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) on Monday, September 14 at 7 p.m. to hear local writer and cider mill enthusiast, Michael Dwyer, talk about Michigan’s local cider mill treasures.
Did you know Michigan is home to more than a hundred cider mills? Spread across the state, these independently owned, local businesses celebrate the best the fall harvest provides.
Farm fresh produce, honey, baked goods, and old-fashioned candies are just some of the local treats visitors come to enjoy.
However, the fresh-pressed cider and warm donuts are why flocks of people return to cider mills every September and October. Southeast Michigan is fortunate to have several cider mills in our community, each one offering the visitor a difference experience.
A cider tasting will conclude the evening. Please register at the Library for this event so there will be plenty on hand.
For more information, or to register for this program, please call (248) 628-3034 or visit www.miopl.org

Tickets still available for Friends Flavor Fest
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library will be holding its Annual Friends Flavor Fest, Silent Auction, and Wine Tasting at the Addison Oaks Conference Center (1480 W. Romeo Rd.) on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wine will be provided by downtown’s Oxford Wine and Beverage Co. There will be a buffet dinner, desserts, and coffee.
Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the Addison Township Library (1400 Rochester Road) in Lakeville.
Tickets may also be purchased through the mail from the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library, P.O. Box 24, Lakeville, MI 48366. Checks payable to the same. Contact the library at (248) 628-7180 with any questions.

Legion Post 108 to host gun show Oct. 24
Oxford American Legion Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., will host a gun show on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for teens ages 13-18. There’s no charge for children age 12 and under. Food will be available beginning at 11 a.m.
Vendor tables are available for $10 each. Setup is 7-9 a.m.
All firearms must be cased when entering and leaving the building. All weapons will be inspected. All state and federal firearms laws must be obeyed.
For information, call Jim Parkhurst at (248) 693-2444 or Art Kitching (248) 818-9687. Or call the post at (248) 628-9081.

Oxford Fire Dept. to host open house Oct. 4
Come kick off Fire Safety Month with your local firefighters.
On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Oxford Fire Department will host its annual open house from 12-4 p.m. The event will be held at Oxford Fire Station #1, located at 96 N. Washington St.
There will be activities for all ages such as fire extinguisher demonstrations, smoke house, fire truck viewing, spraying the fire hose and even a helicopter landing.
The department will be hosting a Rite Aid Flu Clinic, and flu shots will be available on-site.
Parents can make sure their children are riding safely in their vehicles by having their car seats inspected by a certified car-seat technician.
The department will be celebrating the grand opening of the fire station’s new wing.
Food and refreshments will be offered including hot dogs, chips and cookies.

Calling all golfers for One Club Scramble
Golfers are being asked to sign-up for the John & Virginia Hubbard Fall One Club Scramble (formerly known as the Frost Bite Open) on Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at 12 p.m.
The event will be held at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club located at 300 E. Drahner Rd.
Cost is $40 per person and includes cart, nine holes of golf, lunch and live music. The only rule is each golfer must choose and use only one club for all nine holes of play.
Folks who don’t wish to golf, but still wish to enjoy lunch and live music will be charged $20 each.
All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Oxford’s scholarship fund for high school seniors seeking to continue their education.
To register, mail the entry form with payment to Rotary Club of Oxford, P.O. Box 347, Oxford MI 48371.
For more information, please contact Mickey Hiatt at (248) 628-0892 or Dale Karbginsky at (248) 561-5856.

Turn back those clocks
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, so don’t forget to set all your clocks back by one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Trick-or-treat!
Trick-or-treating in Oxford Village and Township will be permitted between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Kids in Leonard and Addison Twp. will be able to collect candy from 6-7 p.m. Following trick-or-treating, free cider and doughnuts will be available at both Oxford fire stations and the old fire hall next to Rowland Hall in Leonard.

Candy buy-back Nov. 2
The Oxford Smile Center’s Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back program returns to help benefit the troops overseas and promote dental health.
Dr. John Khoury and his team at the Smile Center (1120 S. Lapeer Rd.) will be on hand to buy back candy for $1 per pound on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This community event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate. The Oxford Smile Center will donate the candy it collects to troops overseas through the Oxford VFW post.
Every family who participates will receive a Starbucks gift card.

Rotarians invite seniors to Christmas party
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Rotary Club of Oxford will host its annual Christmas party for senior citizens at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.).
The event begins at 12 noon and includes a delicious turkey dinner and live entertainment. The luncheon is free for all area seniors.
Please call (248) 969-5065 to make reservations.

Free Christmas concert Dec. 5
Classic Chorale, a chorus consisting of local women, is putting on a free Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Oxford Free Methodist Church.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. and the church is located at 790 S. Lapeer Rd.

Public invited to Pearl Harbor ceremony Dec. 6
A Pearl Harbor Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 6 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion/VFW Post (130 E. Drahner Rd.) in Oxford Township. The public is invited to attend and the ceremony will be held indoors.
A complimentary meal will be available at 3:30 pm. following the program.
Dr. Joe Mastromatteo, chairman of the Orion Veterans Memorial, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and the program will begin with a candle-lighting memorial ceremony.
The program will include a documentary presentation containing actual film footage of the last massive bombing of Japan just a few days prior to the dropping of two atomic bombs. American Legion Post 108 member Bill Service will be providing this documentary.
World War II veterans are especially encouraged to attend and will be seated at a ‘table of honor? to recognize their service. Costco Wholesale will be providing a special dessert for the occasion.
The Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony is sponsored by the Orion Veterans Memorial and supported by North Oakland VFW Post 334 and American Legion Post 108.

Plenty of fun on tap for Christmas parade Dec. 5
Oxford’s Christmas parade is set to head north along M-24 through the downtown area on Saturday, Dec. 5.
It will begin at 2 p.m. and run from Mechanic St. to East St. This year’s theme is Rock and Roll Christmas.
But the holiday festivities aren’t just limited to the parade. The seasonal fun actually begins in Centennial Park at 12 noon. Visitors are invited to enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and cookies; shop an assortment of holiday vendors; take part in arts and crafts activities for children; and listen to some old-fashioned Christmas music provided by carolers from the Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ.
Following the parade, Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus will stop by the park to visit with children and pose for photographs.
Along with Santa, live reindeer will be available in the park for petting after their done walking in the parade.
This year’s parade is sponsored by Independence Village of Waterstone.
Other sponsors for the holiday activities include Clarkston State Bank, the Oxford Bar & Grill, Genisys Credit Union, Oxford Bank and Send Out Cards.

DIA Away returning to OES for public visits
Members of the public are invited to tour the DIA Away: Think Like an Artist trailer when it returns to Oxford Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 14.
The 53-foot double-expandable trailer, a mobile, interactive extension of the Detroit Institute of Arts, visited the school last month, however, only students and staff got to tour it.
When DIA Away arrives in a few weeks, it will be open to everyone in the community from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
The purpose of DIA Away is to bring educational, hands-on art experiences to schools, community centers, senior facilities, fairs and festivals in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
Visitors learn how artists think and work, and are given opportunities to test their own creative thinking and artistic skills via digital and hands-on stations.
OES is located at 109 Pontiac St. in Oxford Village.

Library hosting community conversation
Join the Center for Michigan for an opportunity to be heard by your state representatives regarding matters that affect the future of Michigan.
The Center for Michigan works to call forth citizen views through interactive, small-group community conversations.
Come to the Oxford Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. to make sure your voice is heard.
The library is located at 530 Pontiac Road in Oxford. For more information on this and other programs, or to register for this program, please visit www.miopl.org or call (248) 628-3034.

Women’s Club to host wine tasting Jan. 31
The Oxford Women’s Club is presenting its 12th Annual Wine Tasting Extravaganza on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Addison Oaks Conference Center.
The beverages will be provided by the Oxford Wine & Beverage Company.
The doors open at 1 p.m. with appetizers and desserts provided. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Women’s Club scholarship fund.
For further information or tickets, call Nancy Wray at (248) 705-7502.
Deadline to buy tickets is Jan. 20.

Fleece and Flannel Sewing Day Jan. 19
Miracle Quilts and VFW Auxiliary Post 334 are sponsoring a Fleece and Flannel Sewing Day on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held at American Legion Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., just east of M-24, in Oxford Township.
Fleece-lovers will get to create hats, scarves and throws, while flannel-fans will be sewing pajama bottoms and throws.
Those attending should plan to bring a sewing machine, scisscors/rotary/cutter, fleece and flannel fabric, patterns for pajama bottoms (adults and kids), electrical cord, cutting mats, elastic (? and 1 inch) and rulers.
Completed projects will be delivered to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids and the Detroit Veterans Homeless Center.
There will be a pot luck lunch.
For more information, please call Carole at (248) 321-8669 or e-mail her at miraclequilts@att.net. Questions can also be answered by Kathy Hubbard by calling (248) 693-6759 or e-mailing her at specialk843@aol.com.

Learn the history behind Detroit’s street names
Oxford Public Library will welcome Bob Sadler, director of marketing and sales for the Detroit Historical Society, to speak on the topic of ‘Unique Street Names? on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Many towns have an Elm Street, Washington Boulevard, or Second Avenue.
Setting Detroit apart are the recognizable names of streets like Woodward, Beaubien, Mount Elliot and Selden.
Behind each of these monikers is a man or woman who played a part in Detroit’s past.
This unique presentation uses everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s history, and the story of the people whose legacy is traversed by citizens every day.
For more information or to register for this program, please call (248) 628-3034 or visit www.miopl.org
The library is located at 530 Pontiac Rd., just south of Oxford Elementary School.

Food drive to benefit FISH Feb. 13
Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) will host its 6th Annual ?5 or 5 Food Drive? to benefit the Oxford-Orion FISH food pantry on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents are being asked to bring either five nonperishable food items or a $5 donation to the ONTV studio, located at 1349 Joslyn Rd. in Orion Township.
Folks who donate before 3 p.m. Saturday will be eligible to enter a raffle featuring a variety of prizes contributed by area businesses. Winners will be announced live on the air beginning at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.orionontv.org or call (248) 693-3377.
Last year, Oxford-Orion FISH distributed a total of 163,130 pounds of food to local people in need.
On average, the pantry served 155 households or 355 individuals per month in 2015.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Jan. 28, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Goodrich School Board
The deadline to file petitions to be placed on the ballot as a candidate for the Goodrich School Board is 4 p.m., Tues., Feb. 8. Petitions should be filed at the Genesee County Clerk/Election Coordinator’s office, 900 S. Saginaw St, second floor, in downtown Flint.The Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education election will be May 3. There will be two seats with four-year terms available, and one seat with a one-year term. All current seats expire June 30. To be placed on the ballot, a petition with a minimum of six signatures is needed or candidates can pay a $100 fee.
Details: 810-591-2201.

Low-income help
Brandon Twp.- A list of resources to help township residents who are struggling financially should soon be available on the township website, www.brandontownship.us.
The list will provide contact information for low-income residents to receive help on reducing their utility bills, obtain emergency relief, affordable rental housing and more and will also be made available at the township offices, 395 Mill St. Look for the list within the next week. Details: 248-627-4918.

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Meetings Jan. 24
The Goodrich School Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m., the Ortonville Village Council meets at 7 p.m.

Relay for Life
From 8-11 p.m., Jan. 29, Bullfrogs, 2225 Ortonville Road, will host The Dirt Stewart Band, featuring Jeff Beane, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School principal. Fifteen percent of food and beverage sales will be donated to Relay for Life. Details: 248-627-7755.

Appointments
Brandon Twp.- During their Jan. 18 meeting, the township board approved the appointments of Ron Haase, Donna Ferrara and Joseph Dean to the township planning commission.
All three were current members whose terms expired Jan. 1. They have been reappointed with the new term ending Dec. 31, 2013.
The township board also approved the reappointments of Donna Ferrara, Stan Skibo, and Duane Getzmeyer to the Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as reappointment of Dennis DeCovich as an alternate. These terms also end on Dec. 31, 2013.

Special meeting
Brandon Twp.- A special township board meeting is planned for 6 p.m., Feb. 2, at the township offices, 395 Mill St.
The agenda was not finalized at press time, but Supervisor Kathy Thurman said issues that would be discussed include an employee appeal, township operations and protocol, and a SMART bus grant for the Edna Burton Senior Center.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Scholarships
From Feb. 1- Feb.21, a local scholarship packet will be available in the Brandon High School counseling office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road and online at:
www.brandonschooldistrict.org. The last day application packets will be accepted is Feb. 22. The scholarships/groups included in the packet are: Brandon Education Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarkston/Brandon Community Credit Union, CreekFest, Eastern Star, Harvey Fletcher Memorial Scholarship, Harvey-Swanson Elementary Scholarship, Josh Tolan Memorial Scholarship, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, and Pfc. Joseph Miracle Memorial Scholarship. All scholarship recipients will be announced at the Honors Convoction on May 25. Details:248-627-1826.

Council fundraiser
Starting Jan. 31 through Feb. 4, Brandon High School Student Council is campaigning to raise $10,000 in five days for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Michigan. Each day of the week, the school will hold special contests, fundraisers and games to raise money. The fundraising events include: the Brandon High School boys freshmen, JV and varsity basketball games, Powderpuff Boys Volleyball Tournament, a Bullfrogs Fundraiser, a Mr. Blackhawk competition, and both girls and boys varsity basketball games. Each event will have raffles and contests that cost between $1 and $5. 10 in 5 t-shirts will also be available throughout the week for $10 and will get you in free at the Feb. 4 basketball game. Details: 248-627-1820.

Taxes
On Feb. 14, the Charter Township of Brandon Treasurer’s Office will be open until 7 p.m., the last day of 2010 winter tax collection.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Muzzarelli fire relief fund
On Feb. 1, friend and long-time All Sports Brandon Booster Gina Muzzarelli and her family lost their home, including all of its contents, to fire.
Gina has volunteered countless hours to help the boosters reach their goals and is a constant figure helping students and staff at Brandon High School. A relief fund account has been established at Oxford Bank, Ortonville to help assist the family with an initial donation of $500 from the boosters. Anyone who would like to contribute may do so in person at Oxford Bank or by mail to P.O. Box 163, Ortonville, MI 48462. All checks should be made out to All Sports Brandon Boosters and Muzzarelli Family must be noted in the memo section. We will collect funds until Feb. 14 at which time we will present the family with the funds collected.Details: brandonsportsboosters@gmail.com.

Old Brandon Township Hall
From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 8, the history of the Old Brandon Township Hall will be discussed by Preservationist William Powers and Oakland County Preservation Architect Ron Campbell. The two will present findings on the current condition of the building and a breif overview of future preservation recommendations. No registration is necessary.

Meetings Feb. 7
Brandon Township Board of Trustees special meeting, 6 p.m.
Brandon Township Board of Trustees regular meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Pom pon clinic
From 6-8 p.m., Feb. 17, the Brandon Pom Pon team will host a pom pon clinic in the Brandon High School cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Girls ages 4-14 are eligible to register and learn a routine that wil be performed at the Brandon JV basketball game on Feb. 22. The cost is $25 for early registration by Feb. 11 and $30 at the door, which includes a performance t-shirt. Girls should wear comfortable clothes with dance or tennis shoes. Bring a snack and water. To register call 248-627-1827.

Kindergarten
Registration for new kindergarten and developmental kindergarten students for Goodrich Area Schools will be held from March 28 through April 1 at Reid Elementary, 7501 Seneca St., Goodrich. Round-up nights, for kindergarten students only, will be May 3 and May 5. Children who are 5-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2010 and live in the Goodrich Area School District are eligible for registration. Call 810-591-3455 to register and receive a packet for information and completion.

Euchre at Cranberries
At 4 p.m., Feb. 13, Cranberries Caf?, 10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich will host a euchre tournament FUNdraiser for the Class of 2014. Cash bar and 50/50 raffles also available. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Proceeds to benefit the class upcoming events. Tickets available at Goodrich High School and Cranberries Caf?. Cost of only $20 includes eight rounds of euchre, dinner, door prizes and cash prizes. Call Betty at 810-591-2251 (#8) for more information.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Kindergarten orientation
From March 29 through March 31, the Brandon School District is enrolling new kindergarten and developmental kindergarten students. Orientation schedules are as follows: 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., March 29 for Harvey-Swanson Elementary, 209 Varsity Drive; 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m., March 30 for Oakwood Elementary, 2839 Oakwood Road; 10 a.m. or 7 p.m., March 31 for Belle Ann Elementary, 155 E. Glass Road. Details: 248-627-1866.

Fitness
From 4:10 to 5:10 p.m., Tuesdays from Feb.15 though March 8, instructor Jessica Kirk will be holding a fitness, nutrition and body image clinic for girls fourth through eighth grades at the Oakwood Elementary Gym, 2839 Oakwood Road Ortonville. Cost to sign up is $30 and checks payable to Brandon Schools should be given to Brandon Community Education, 209 Varsity Drive, Ortonville.

Divorce Recovery
From 7-9 p.m., each Wednesday from March 2-April 6, St. Anne Church, 825 Ortonville Road Ortonville will host a Divorce Recovery Workshop for men and women of all ages, and all faiths. The free workshop is sponsored by Bethany Peer Support Chapter of North Oakland. Details: Marge 248-627-8662 or the Bethany website ? bethanysemi.org

Hospice help
From 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 24, training for Genesys Hospice volunteers is at Genesys Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road, Goodrich. Hospice volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, provide companionship, offer transportation, writing for and reading to patients, and performing light housework. Volunteers are also needed at the center to help take care of terminally ill patients as well as the inpatients. Details: 810-636-5021.

Tax time
On Feb. 14, Brandon Township Treasurer’s office is open until 7 p.m., the last day of 2010 winter tax collection. Township offices are at 395 Mill St.. Payments placed in the drop-box before 8 a.m. Feb. 15 will be counted as on time with no penalties. Details: 248-627-2853.

Healing touch
From 9:30-11:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at St. Anne Catholic Church (Hardy Hall), 825 S. Ortonville Road, Jan Tait, RN. CHTP and Healing Touch students offer complimentary 20 mininute treatments. Details: 248-627-3965.

Feb. 14 govt. meetings
Brandon School Board, 6:30 p.m. Groveland Township Board, 7 p.m. Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Marijuana
On Monday, the Groveland Township Board of Trustees voted for a 60 day moratiorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The resolution is needed to allow the township planning commission to meet with the township attorney and planner to develop an ordinance to estabish a dispensary. The commission will meet on March 22 to discuss the issue. An ordinance should be in place by May. On Nov. 4, 2008, Michigan voters approved by 63 percent the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. The law went into effect Dec. 4, 2008. Groveland Township voters passed the law 1,947 to 1,047 with 65 percent of the vote. In January a spokesperson for Caregivers of America, expressed the desire to establish a co-op for growing medical marijuana in the township.

Chicken dinner
From 5-7 p.m., Feb. 25, Boy Scout Troop 340 will host a chicken dinner fundraiser at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road. Details: 810-287-5925.

Medical & legal workshop
From 2-4 p.m., Feb. 26, Roy Langolf of Coats Village Funeral Home and Robert DeWitt, attorney at law, will host a guidelines for medical and legal decisions workshop at Hardy Hall, St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. The session will feature funeral planning and services, power of attorney and wills and trusts. Details: 248-627-2641 or 248-627-3965.

Yoga fundraiser
At 10 a.m., Feb. 26, a fundraiser for the Muzzarelli family will be held at the Old Township Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville. One hour of gentle yoga and relaxation will be offered for a donation to the family. Details: Kim, 248-627-4823.

Senior lock-inThere will be a bus trip March 5 to the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant. The bus will leave from Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, at noon and return at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 -participants will receive $20 back at the casino and a $5 food voucher. All proceeds benefit the 2011 Brandon Senior Class ‘All Night Party.’Tickets Deb Rogers 248-627-3236 or email jimdebrogers@frontier.com

McMahon coffee hour
At 4:30 p.m., March 9, Lorrie McMahon, Brandon Schools Superintendent, will host a coffee and conversation meeting at Harvey-Swanson Elementary. Details:248-627-1802.

Bell Festival
At 3 p.m., March 19, the fourth annual Peggy VanVlack Bell Festival featuring a bell concert at the Goodrich High School Auditorium, 8029 S. Gale Road. Seven handbell choirs will be participating, with guest conductor Rob Meyer. Details: 248-627-7445.

Meetings
The Atlas Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m., Feb.21
The Brandon Township Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 23.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., March 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Komen 3-Day
From 11 a.m.-10 p.m., March 1, MacPhee’s Restuarant and Pub, 650 S. Ortonville Road, will host a fundraiser for a local team that will be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for a Cure breast cancer walk in August. If you mention this fundraiser to your server, 20 percent of your order will be donated to the cause that funds breast cancer research. Each team member must raise at least $2,300 in order to participate in the walk. Details: Toni Alder, 248-212-5351.

Workshop
From 2-4 p.m., today, Feb. 26, Roy Langolf of Coats Village Funeral Home and Robert DeWitt, attorney at law, will host a guidelines for medical and legal decisions workshop at Hardy Hall, St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. The session will feature funeral planning and services, power of attorney and wills and trusts. Details: 248-627-2641 or 248-627-3965.

Conversation
At 4:30 p.m., March 9, Lorrie McMahon, Brandon Schools superintendent, will host a coffee and conversation meeting at Harvey-Swanson Elementary. Details: 248-627-1802.

Divorce recovery
From 7-9 p.m., each Wednesday from March 2-April 6, St. Anne Church, 825 Ortonville Road, will host a Divorce Recovery Workshop for men and women of all ages, and all faiths. The free workshop is sponsored by Bethany Peer Support Chapter of North Oakland. Details: Marge, 248-627-8662 or the Bethany web site ? bethanysemi.org

Brandon Equestrian Team
From 2-8p.m., March 6, Bullfrogs 2225 Ortonville Road, Ortonville will host a fundraiser for the Brandon Equestrian Team.The team is comprised of a junior team, 6th-8th grade and high school team, 9th-12th grade. Funding is needed to help pay for practice equipment, competition stalls for the horses, food for the riders during competition, and team apparel for the riders. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Stockly at: 248-343-3194.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., March 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

McMahon
coffee hour
At 4:30 p.m., March 9, Lorrie McMahon, Brandon Schools Superintendent, will host a coffee and conversation meeting at Harvey-Swanson Elementary. Details: 248-627-1802.

Pastie sale
On March 18 and 19, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, will hold a beef pastie sale. Pre-order by March 17. Pick-up times are from 1-4 p.m. on March 18 and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 19. Details: 810-636-2444 or 810-444-1194.

Kindergarten enrollment
Starting March 29 and going through March 31, Brandon School District is accepting enrollment of new kindergarten and developmental kindergarten students. Orientation for Harvey-Swanson Elementary, 209 Varsity Drive, will be March 29 at 1:30 or 7 p.m. Orientation for Oakwood Elementary, 2839 Oakwood Road, will be March 30 at 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Orientation for Belle Ann Elementary, 155 E. Glass Road, will be March 31 at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Details: 248-627-1866.

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Meeting March 7
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., March 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Spring ahead
Daylight Saving Time will be in effect starting at 2 a.m., March 13. Move your clock forward one hour.

BCPC
At 7 p.m., March 24, the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., will host the Brandon Community Park Club meeting. The BCPC is committed to raising private funds to finish the amenities at the Brandon Community Park, including baseball fields and a disc golf course. Contact kthurman@brandontownship.us

March BOR
Brandon Twp.- Appointments are now being taken for the March Board of Review. Appeals will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16 and 1 p.m.-8 p.m. March 17 at the township offices, 395 Mill St. to contest assessed property values in the township.
Fill out a petition form online at www.brandontownship.us or arrive before your appointment to complete the form. Bring supporting documentation for appeals. Details: 248-627-4918.

Craig’s benefit
From 1-5 p.m., March 13, Mojo’s, 4300 N. State Road, Davison will host a buffet dinner to benefit Craig Morgan’s medical bills. Craig is the brother of Goodrich Girls Softball Coach Bob Morgan. Cost $10 adults, $5 kids under 12 years old. Details: 810-654-9757.

Meetings March 14
Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m., Groveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Brandon School Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m., Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., March. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour to benefit Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Details: 248-627-4332.

A Bean To Go on top
Last Tuesday, Kirk ‘A-brew-ha-ha? Walker defended his Goodrich business? honor. The gourmet coffee shop’s owner was challenged to a brew-off in Auburn Hills.
In cup-to-cup battle, participants chose what was the best cup of coffee, local A Bean To Go’s or a nationally recognized, donut shop’s brand. Seventy-one percent voted in favor of A Bean To Go.
Walker said he served-up Tanzamala– a specialty blend of two different types of coffee bean.
Way to go, A Bean To Go!

Meetings
At 7 p.m., March 21 Atlas Township Board of Trustees.
At 7:30 p.m., March 21, Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
At 6:30 p.m., March 22, Brandon Board of Education Student/Parent Relations Committee.
At 6:30 p.m., March 23, Brandon Board of Education Personnel Committee.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., April 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortnoville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Prom fashion show
From 4-6 p.m., March 27, Goodrich High School, 8029 S.Gale Road, will host the 10th annual Goodrich Prom Fashion Show. The event will feature a prom package giveaway that includes a gown, tuxedo rental, flowers, hair and makeup, massages for the parents, pictures, dinner and tickets. Sponsors include: David’s Bridal, Men’s Warehouse, Willow Pointe Flowers, Wild Side Spa, Commercial Graphics, SoundBurst DJ, and Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists. Details: Michelle York, 810-338-3619

Library millage
The Genesee District Library will be asking county voters on May 3 for a .25 mill tax increase. Property owners with a home that has an SEV of $100,000 will pay an additional $25 per year. The current operating millage is .7481, which will expire in six years.
Genesee County Library officials say the increase, the first since 1998, is necessary due to cuts in funding, including a 57 percent cut in state aid as well as a 15 percent drop in property tax revenue. Property taxes account for 80 percent of the budget.
There are 19 library locations in Genesee County, including the Goodrich Library, 10327 Hegel Road.

Meetings
Goodrich School Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., March 28
Village of Ortonville Council, 7 p.m., March 28
Brandon Board of Education Special Study Session, 6:30 p.m., March 29, I-TEC Center, 609 S. Ortonville Road Brandon Board of Education Finance and Negotiations Committee, 6:30 p.m., March 30, central district office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road

Citizen of the
year 2008
It is time for nominations for The Citizen’s annual Citizen of the Year award.
Eligible nominees must live within the readership area of The Citizen news, including the villages of Goodrich and Ortonville, as well as the townships of Atlas, Brandon, Groveland and Hadley.
Nominees should be individuals who have demonstrated active, well-rounded participation in their communities.
If you know of someone who qualifies for Citizen of the Year, send a letter describing the nominee’s community involvement, along with your name and phone number.
Letters of nomination should be forwarded as soon as possible. E-mail letters to citnews@charterinternet.com, fax to (248) 627-4408 or mail to The Citizen, P.O. Box 595, Ortonville, Mich., 48462.

Village council elections
Three seats open for the Village of Goodrich Council, currently held by Pete Morey, David Lucik and Patricia Wartella. The deadline for anyone wishing to file their petition to run for these seats is Aug.12 and available at the Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale Road Details: 810 636-2548.

Chamber
golf outing

The ninth annual golf outing scramble sponsored by the Brandon Township Parks and Recreation and the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will start at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 23 – registration will at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Prize money, Las Vegas holes, door prizes, closest to the pin, longest drive and 50/50.
Details: 248-627-4640.

Car show
Ortonville- The Cruise to Ortonville classic car show is tomorrow, Aug. 3.
Registration for the car show is from 8 a.m.-noon on Mill Street downtown. A $15 entry fee per vehicle includes a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and pop, a goody bag and free dash plaques for the first 150 registrants.
Prizes will be awarded in 14 classes.
For more information, visit www.ortonvilledda.com or call DDA Executive Director Molly LaLone at 248-627-8070 or Bob Martinson at 248-877-5389.

School election
Brandon Twp.- The Brandon School District Board of Education has two seats available due to expiring terms of office for Karyn Milligan and Christopher Yuchasz, effective Dec. 31.
Petitions seeking the position are now being accepted, with a minimum of 40 valid signatures required, maximum of 100 signatures submitted, or pay a $100 non-refundable filing fee in lieu of a petition to be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The filing deadline is 4 p.m., Aug. 12.
Petitions may be obtained from Clerk Jeannie McCreery, 395 Mill St., P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462; Groveland Twp. Clerk Pam Mazich, 4695 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI 48442; Hadley Twp. Clerk Cindy Daly, 4293 Pratt Road, P.O. Box 227, Hadley, MI 48440; or Springfield Twp. Clerk Nancy Strohle, 12000 Davisburn, MI 48350.
Petitions or filing fees may be submitted to County of Oakland Election Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, ground floor, Pontiac, MI 48341-0413.

Blood drive
An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 1 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., Ortonville. Sign up online – www.givelife.org – sponsor code is Brandon High.
Details: 248-802-1994.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., April 22, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Lions Easter egg hunt
At 10 a.m., April 23, the Ortonville Lions Club will host a free community Easter egg hunt, at the football field at the H.T. Burt Lifelong Learning Center, 209 Varsity Drive. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available. John Kukuk: 248-627-4793.

Woman’s Club
At noon, April 28, the Ortonville Woman’s Club will host the Annual Scholarship Salad Luncheon Fashion Show and Raffle at St. Anne Catholic Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. Fashions provided by Creative Fashions located in Holly. Proceeds benefit Brandon High School scholarships. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased from club members, at the door, or at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St. Seats for the luncheon are limited, so advance purchase is recommended. All seniors raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Contact the senior center at 248-627-6447 or Rose Marie at 248-628-6378 with any questions.

Story Hour
On Tuesday and Wednesday 11-11:45 a.m., and Thursday, 1 ? 1:45 p.m. beginning the week of April 13 and running for eight weeks the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. is offering Preschool Story Hour for children ages 3 1/2 ? 5 years. Details: 248-627-1462.

Meetings April 18
Brandon Township Board special meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.

Good Times in Goodrich
The fourth annual ‘Good Times in Goodrich? sponsored by the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14 at the Goodrich Commons and downtown.
Registration forms are now being taken from businesses for the ‘Business Expo? at the festival. To participate, call Ann Howey at 810- 636-6900. For monetary contributions, call Jenny McKenzie at 810-335-3085.

Open house
The Brandon School District is inviting all members of the community to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 2-4 p.m., Aug. 17 to unveil all of the new and renovated facilities at Brandon High School. The projects include the upgraded Performing Arts Center, the new cafeteria, auxiliary gymnasium, additional classrooms and the athletics complex. A brief ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tours will be offered of all the new projects. Refreshments are included.
Details: 248-627-1800.

Detroit Tigers
game
Brandon Township Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for a trip to see the Detroit Tigers versus the Oakland A’s on Aug. 9. The tickets are $56 per person and include the game ticket, luxury motor coach transportation, an upper lounge pizza party and a fireworks display. The bus leaves Brandon Middle School at 5 p.m. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Register at Brandon Township Parks and Recreation.
Details: 248-627-4640.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., April 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Amman named to commission
Newly apporinted Atlas Township Trustee Paul Amman was appointed to serve as representative on the township planning commission during the Monday night township meeting. Amman replaces trustee Scott Staton who resigned last year.

MS Upbeat
At 7 p.m., April 28, the Ortonville Multiple Sclerosis Upbeat chat room meeting will be held at St .Anne Catholic Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Details: 248-942-5844.

M-15 rummage sale
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 7, the Village of Goodrich will participate in the M-15 Recreation Heritage Route 84-mile long annual rummage sale. The Goodrich Village Commons area will be available the day of the event. Details: 810-636-2570.

Rummage sale
From 9 a.m.-8 p.m., May 12 the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, will hold their annual rummage sale. The event will also run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 13. There will also be a bake sale during the sale on May 12. All proceeds will go toward missions by the church.

Meetings
Goodrich School Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., April 25
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m., April 25
Brandon Board of Education study session, 6:30 p.m., April 26

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., May 13, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Rummage sale
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 7, the Village of Goodrich and Brandon Township will participate in the M-15 Recreation Heritage Route 84-mile long annual rummage sale. The Goodrich Village Commons area will be available the day of the event. Brandon residents should call 248-627-4918. Goodrich: 810-636-2570.

Buddy Poppy sale
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 582 Ortonville will have their annual Buddy Poppy distribution sale on May 5, 6, and 7, at Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, Oxford Bank, 345 S. Ortonville Road, and Chase Bank, 761 S. Ortonville Road. All proceeds will benefit the VFW relief fund that assists needy veterans and their families.

OCEF tree sale
A tree sale to benefit the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is currently underway. For a minimum donation of $5, per tree, citizens can obtain 4-year-old bare root evergreen transplant trees ranging in size from 15- to 24-inches. The trees include Norway spruce, white pine, and cedar. The sale ends May 10. For more information, call Sue Roberts at 248-625-9110.

Meetings
At 6:30 p.m., May 2, Brandon Board of Education Finance Committee, central district office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road;
At 7:30 p.m., May 2, Brandon Township Board of Trustees;
From 10-11:30 a.m., May 3, Brandon BOE Student-Parent Relations Committee

Ortonville Cruise
The sixth annual Cruise to Ortonville will take place on Aug. 3 in downtown Ortonville. Registration is $15 for all vehicles and will last from 8 a.m. until noon. The award presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by North Oakland Bow Ties.

Friday coffee
The Citizen newspaper will host a monthly coffee hour starting at 9 a.m., the last Friday of each month at our office 12 South St. Ortonville. The first meeting will be July 25. The public is invited to stop by and visit with our staff. Details: 248-627-4332.

Open house
The Brandon School District is inviting all members of the community to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil all of the new and renovated facilities at Brandon High School. The projects include the upgraded Performing Arts Center, the new cafeteria, auxiliary gymnasium, additional classrooms and the athletics complex. A brief ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tours will be offered of all the new projects. The open house will run from 2 until 4 p.m. on Aug. 17 and will include refreshments.
Details: 248-627-1800.

Profane mom

Ortonville- A mother who was swearing at her child in front of other parents and children has been cited for disorderly conduct.
On July 9, a Brandon deputy responded to the corner of Cedar and Ball streets for a woman causing a disturbance during Little League and T-ball games. Witnesses said the woman was yelling and swearing at her child to get home. She was asked by at least two people not to swear in front of the kids and the woman told them to mind their own business. The suspect told police her older son had beat on her younger child, causing her reaction.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., May 27, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for Relay for Life of Brandon/Ortonville will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

2011 grads
If you are a resident of the Goodrich or Ortonville area graduating from a high school other than Brandon or Goodrich and wish to be included in The Citizen’s 2011 graduation edition, please send your information and a graduation photo to The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, MI 48462 prior to May 23. Photos and information may also be emailed to
citnews@citnewspaper.com

CERT/Brandon
On the afternoon of May 21 the Brandon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be call on senior sitizens throughout Brandon Township and Ortonville to provide information on services and benefits for seniors and to update senior information to be used in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The Brandon CERT members wil be carrying photo ID cards and will be wearing CERT marked green jackets/shirts and caps. A major mission of the CERT is to check on the saftey and welfare of senior citizens during disaster or severe storm situations. Details: Lee Stewart, 248-627-3324 or Brandon Fire Department 248-627-4000.

Meetings
At 7 p.m., May 16, Atlas Township Board of Trustees.
6:30 p.m., May 16, Community Forum, I-TEC Center, 609 S. Ortonville Road

Main Street
Ortonville was one of six Main Street communities honored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson for their accreditation by the National Main Street Center in Washington D.C. All six county communities achieved a perfect score of 10 out of 10 for their annual evaluation.
The communities honored were: Farmington, Ferndale, Lake Orion, Ortonville, Oxford and Rochester. Patterson presented each of the six Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) communities with a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and detailing investment that totals more than half a billion dollars in the program’s 11 years.

Clarification
In the story ‘Ortonville Picked? on page 1 of the May 7 edition of The Citizen, Tom Sims was the owner of the 1929 Ford Model A coupe. Sims died a year ago, and the car was passed on to his family, which includes daughter Debbie Henski. Debbie and her husband, John Henski (Sims? son-in-law) will appear on the ‘American Pickers? TV show in late August or September.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., May 27, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

2011 graduates
If you are a resident of the Goodrich or Ortonville area graduating from a high school other than Brandon or Goodrich and wish to be included in The Citizen’s 2011 graduation edition, please send your information and a graduation photo to The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, MI 48462 prior to May 23. Photos and information may also be emailed to
citnews@citnewspaper.com

Hickory Pond
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4, Girl Scout Troop 31 will host the sixth annual Hickory Pond family fun day and fishing derby for special needs children and families in the Goodrich area.
Every child at the event will receive a free goodie bag provided by the event’s local and national sponsors. All bait will be provided and lots of helpers will be on hand.
You need not attend Goodrich schools, but please, families with a special needs member only. A parent or guardian must accompany all children.Girl Scout Troop 31 has a strong commitment to the community and is proud to host a memorable day of fishing and fun for the kids and their families. Families with any special needs are encouraged to RSVP 248-245-1798 or email
kirbypt@yahoo.com, but can also register at the derby.

Meetings
6 p.m., May 23, Goodrich School Board of Trustees
6:30 p.m., May 23, Brandon Board of Education special meeting
6:30 p.m., May 24, Brandon Board of Education Building and Site Committee
6:30 p.m., May 26, Brandon School District community dialogue regarding The Global Achievement Gap, at the I-TEC Center, 609 Ortonville Road.

Office closed
The Citizen office will be closed on Monday, May 30 to observe Memorial Day. Details: 248-627-4332.

Village council
Four candidates have filed to fill a vacancy on the Goodrich Village Council created after the recall of Council President Patricia Wartella last month.
Richard R. Saroli, Beth L. Sommers, Gregory M. Konkle and Franklin D. First will be on the ballot for the Aug. 2 election for a partial term expiring November 2012.
Atlas Township Clerk Tere Onica said the the council seat will be the only item on the ballot.

Council hires budget help
The Goodrich Village Council voted 3-1 on Monday night at a special meeting to hire Grand Blanc CPA Karl Haiser to prepare a budget for the village. The contract is for $175 per hour and should take 16 hours to complete.
Councilmember Doug McAbee voted no.
Haiser also works with the FBI fraud division and has worked for several municipalities in the state, said Councilmember Pete Morey. Haiser did not return phone calls from The Citizen as of presstime Thursday.
The village requested assistance on preparation of a budget due to the termination of Village Administrator Jakki Sidge earlier this year. In the past, Sidge had drafted the document. In addition, on May 3 Council President Patricia Wartella was recalled by village voters.
By law, a balanced budget is required by July 1, which includes data reflecting costs of operations, spending priorities and revenues.
Also considered were former Grand Blanc Township Supervisor William Delaney who served for18 years as supervisor in Grand Blanc Township and Sidge.

M-15 Heritage Rally
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 4, the First Annual M-15 Heritage Rally will run from Clarkston to Vassar. Spend the day viewing historical villages and vehicles while enjoying free food and fun and helping to promote business in your area. Purchase a $15 passport value book to be entered into cash prize drawings. The value book includes coupons and discounts from local businesses on M-15. The grand prize will be $500.

BB&E
Every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting June 17 and running through Sept. 2, the sixth annual Beets, Beats & Eats farmers market will be held in Crossman Park. There will be dinner served from vendors while live musicians are playing. There are nightly free raffles and everyone is eligible. Local vendors, artists and farmers are invited and encouraged to participate. Interested in donating prizes for the free raffle? Call 248-240-0907.

Farmers Market
From 3 -7 p.m., June 2, the Goodrich Farmers Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

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Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., June 24, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour . The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Lake homeowners
At 7 p.m., June 16 at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville, the Lakes Huff & Louise Homeowners Association will be hosting their annual meeting. All lakefront residents and property owners are invited attend. The election of officers for the new year will also take place. Details: President Dwight Woodbridge 248-627-6328 or Secretary Kevin Travis 248-627-7332.

Spaghetti dinner
From 6-8 p.m. June 5, the Brandon High School Community Service Club will host a spaghetti dinner at HIllside Bible Church 173 Church St., Ortonville as a fundraiser for their Relay for Life team. The dinner is free of charge, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Details:248- 627-1820 ext. 1238.

Fish dinner
From 4-7 p.m., June 10, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich will host a fish dinner. To reserve tickets 810-636-2444 or 810-636-2122.

CreekFest
Today the Ortonville DDA is hosting the eighth annual CreekFest with events starting at 9 a.m. and going until 4 p.m, held in downtown Ortonville. Details:248-627-8070.

Meeting
At 2:30 p.m. June 6, the Brandon Board of Education’s Student/Parent Relations Committee meet at the Board of Education room, 1025 S. Ortonville Road

BB&E June 17
Every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting June 17 and running through Sept. 2, the sixth annual Beets, Beats & Eats farmers market will be held in Crossman Park. There will be dinner served from vendors while live musicians are playing. There are nightly free raffles and everyone is eligible. Local vendors, artists and farmers are invited and encouraged to participate. Interested in donating prizes for the free raffle, call 248-240-0907.

Scheduled power outage
From 11:55 p.m. -7 a.m., June 12 several Consumer’s Energy customers located within Atlas Township may be impacted by a scheduled work project resulting in electric service outage/interruption.
According to a statement from Consumer’s Energy officicals, ‘For the safety of our crews, we have scheduled work that requires us to turn off your electricity on the date and time shown on the front side of this card. You may want to keep a flashlight and battery-operated clock handy. We apologize for this inconvenience. If we are unable to complete this work due to bad weather or other reasons, we’ll reschedule this work on an alternate date, if practical, also shown on the front of this card.?
If Consumer’s Energy is unable to perform the work on that day they will reschedule for June 18, same time period. The estimate of customers this will impact is 2,623. Consumers Energy Company 1-800-477-5050. ?

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., June 24, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Blood drive
From 2-8 p.m., June 20, the American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road (located in Bueche’s Plaza).This is a scholarship blood drive, coordinated by Kevin Loughlin of the BHS class of 2011. Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds and last donation must have been on or before April 25. To schedule an appointment, call Kevin at 248-892-2761.

Community Housing Network
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., June 13, the Ortonville Rotary Club, will host at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, a representative from the Community Housing Network. A number of issues related to affordable housing for people with disabilities will be discussed. The talk will be held as a part of a community awareness effort to inform patrons about local resources and information. This event is free and open to the public with refreshments provided. Details: 248 627 1460 or 248 627 5714.

Meetings June 13
Groveland Township
Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m. Brandon Board of Education,
6:30 p.m. I-TEC Center, 609 Ortonville Road
A public hearing on the 2011-2012 proposed budget for the Brandon School District has been postponed to 6 p.m., June 27, at the I-TEC Center, 609 Ortonville Road. Following the public budget hearing, at 6:30 p.m., a special Board of Education meeting is planned to approve the budget.

Ride to Remember
Registration is from 10:30-11:45 a.m., July 19 at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St., Ortonville for the first annual Ride to Remember. The ride is dedicated to the memory of Tony and Karen Taliercio a Goodrich couple who died together in a motorcycle accident on July 9, 2010. Cost is $25 per person.The ride departs at noon. Details: www.tokare.org.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., June 24, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Football camp
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 20 and 21 at the Brandon Varsity Football Field, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, the Brandon School District will be holding a Spread Football Camp for students currently entering grades 7-12. The cost is $100 which includes lunch for both days and a camp T-shirt. Details: Coach Pizzala, 248-627-1820.

Junk in the trunk
From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June 23 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24, the ‘Junk in the Trunk? sale will be held at the Brandon High School student parking lot, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Bring items to sell or shop. Proceeds are for Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure cancer walk in June. Set up begins at 8 a.m., $15 for single day or $20 for two days. Details:Cyndi Livingstone, 248-628-7354 or Sharon Mathis, 248-627-5366.

Flag retirement
At 10 a.m., June 25, Boy Scout Troop 340 will host a flag retirement cermony at the Goodrich Lions Club, 9196 S. State Road.
The community is welcome to participate. Used flags may be dropped off at the Atlas Township office, 7386 S. Gale Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday until June 23. Details: Diana, 810-515-0947.

Fireworks
The Ortonville Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations to fund the Ortonville Fireworks Show, planned for dusk July 2. Checks can be mailed to Checks can be mailed to Ortonville Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 152, Ortonville, MI 48462.

Meetings June 20
Goodrich Board of Education 6 p.m.
Atlas Township Board, 7 p.m.

50-50 raffle
On May 31 at the Ortonville Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., the members of V.F.W Post 58 held a 50-50 raffle. The winners are as follows: First place Cyndi Egles of Clarkston for $506.25 drawn by Cub Scout Ryan Massa; 2nd place Janet Lague of Holly for $303.75 drawn by Cub Scout Noah Brinker; and third place Earl Mehler of Clarkston for $202.50 drawn by Leonard Brohl.

Chamber meeting
At noon, June 21, the Ortonville/Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., Ortonville. The chamber will honor the 2011 scholarship winners. David Kwapis, Brandon fire chief, will be the speaker. RSVP: 248-627-8079.

Police service committee
At 6:30 p.m., July 11 the Atlas Township Committee to review funding for police services will meet at the Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale Road. The committee was established to provide public input on the future of funding for police in the township. The advisory committee members are Jim Ellis, Donna Hart, Jon Sheerin, David Lucik, Cliff Neville, Brian Howe, Connie Cryderman, Clark Johnson, and Jenny McKenzie.
Details 810-636-2648.

BB&E
From 6-9 p.m., July 1 at Crossman Park, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Beets, Beats & Eats ‘Unconventional Farmers Market? that will include an informative and fun night of recycling activities and education, including a freecycle exchange, the ScrapMobile for kids crafting and a recycling area. This is just one of the many attractions at the Beets, Beats & Eats celebration. Entry to the park is free.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Basketball camp
From 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. (two separate classes) on Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2, and 9-10 a.m. or 6 -7 p.m. Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, a free basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-8 years in the Goodrich, Ortonville area will be hosted by coach Eileen. Reservations: 248-240-9591.

Happy scrappers
From 1-4 p.m., the second Monday of each month, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, will host a free scrapbooking event.
Details: 248-627-6447.

Farmers Market
From 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays the Goodrich Farm Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

West Nile
Groveland Township 4696 Grange Hall, Holly, offers West Nile protection items for township residents including Cutter wipes, Cutter backwoods, Cutter Fogger and CitroGuard Candles. Residents will be allowed two items, (not the same item). Details:248-634-4152.

Meetings
June 27
Goodrich Board of Education, 6 p.m.
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.
June 29
Brandon Board of Education, public budget hearing, 6 p.m., followed by a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., both meetings at I-TEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road.

Challenge Cup
On Aug. 6, the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road, will host the second annual Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Challenge Cup golf outing. Each 12-member team competes for their names to be engraved on the trophy. All proceeds will benefit the playground area at Sherman Village Park. Details: 248-627-4640.

Perry Road Bridge replaced
On July 6, the Genesee County Road Commission will replace the Perry Road Bridge over Thread Creek, near the intersection of Vassar Road in Grand Blanc and Atlas Townships. Through traffic will be detoured via Belsay, Bristol and Irish roads. Motorists are advised to allow additional time to reach their destination. The anticipated reopening of Perry Road Bridge will be Sept. 2.

Beets, Beats & Eats
From 6 to 9 p.m., July 1 at Crossman Park, downtown Ortonville, the Beets, Beats & Eats event will feature an informative and fun night of recycling activities and education, including a freecycle exchange, the ScrapMobile for kids crafting and a recycling area. This is just one of the many attractions at the annual Beats, Beets & Eats celebration. Entry to the park is free.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Brandon fireworks
The Ortonville/Brandon fireworks will be today, July 2, at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.), behind Chase Bank, 761 Ortonville Road. The rain date will be July 4.

Groveland fireworks
At dusk, tonight, July 2, Groveland Oaks Park at Dixie Highway and Grange Hall Road will host fireworks. Cost for admission to the park is $10.

Office closed
The Citizen office will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July.

Bake, craft sale
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 9, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville will host a craft, bake and garage sale. Table rental available. Details: Annette Beach, 248-627-6447.

Cut-a-thon
From 11a.m.-4 p.m., July 10, Grondin’s Hair Center, 380 N. Ortonville Road will host a cut-a-thon with the proceeds going toward Adam Heichel’s medical expenses. Adam was in a serious motorcycle accident and does not have medical insurance. $10 minimum donation, raffle and prizes.

Meeting July 5
7:30 p.m., Brandon Township
Board of Trustees

Farmers Market
From 3-7 p.m., Thursday, the Goodrich Farm Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

Golf tournament
On Aug. 6, the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road, Goodrich will host the second annual Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Challenge Cup golf outing. Each eight member team competes for their names to be engraved on the trophy. The deadline is July 6. All proceeds will benefit the playground area at Sherman Village Park. Details: Brandon Township Parks & Recreation at 248-627-4640.

Livestock auction
At 6:30 p.m., July 16, the Oakland County Fair large animal livestock auction takes place at the Springfield Oaks County Park. The small animal livestock auction is at 6:30 p.m., July 15. Details 248-634-8830.

Ride to remember
Registration is from 10:30-11:45 a.m., July 19 at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St., Ortonville for the first annual Ride to Remember. The ride is dedicated to the memory of Tony and Karen Taliercio, a Goodrich couple who died together in a motorcycle accident on July 9, 2010. Cost is $25 per person. The ride departs at noon. Details:www.tokare.org.

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Golf outing
Beginning 9 a.m, July 23, the Goodrich Country Club will host the Perry Rouse Memorial Golf Outing to benefit ‘The Heat Stays On.? Entry for the four person scramble is $75 per person for 18 holes. Members are $45 per person. Minimum 60 handicap per team. Registration is open til July 11. Details: 248-830-2019.

Bake, craft sale
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., today, July 9, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville will host a craft, bake and garage sale. Table rental available. Details: Annette Beach, 248-627-6447.

Found
Brandon Twp.- A set of keys was turned in to the police substation on Tuesday.
The keys were found in the intersection of Sashabaw Road and Seymour Lake Road. There is a photo of a hockey player on the keychain. For more information and to recover the keys, call the substation at 248-627-4911.

Farmers Market
From 3 -7 p.m., Thursday the Goodrich Farm Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

BB&E Bike night
Bike Night will be sponsored by Coats Village Funeral Home and The Village Pub from 6-9 p.m., July 15, Crossman Park, Ortonville. Dinner will be from the Edna Burton Center.

Meetings
July 11 Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m., Groveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.

Cut-a-thon
From 11a.m.-4 p.m., July 10, Grondin’s Hair Center, 380 N. Ortonville Road, will host a cut-a-thon with the proceeds going toward Adam Heichel’s medical expenses. Adam was in a serious motorcycle related accident and does not have medical insurance. $10 minimum donation, raffle and prizes.

Sundaes on Sunday
From 1-3 p.m., July 24 in Crossman Park, Cook’s Farm Dairy ice cream super sundaes will be featured at Sundaes on Sunday with Santa. Bring one, unwrapped, new toy per person for toys for Christmas distribution for needy children in the Brandon School District. All toys are for the Community Christmas Toy Store.

Challenge Cup
On Aug. 6, the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road, Goodrich will host the second annual Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Challenge Cup golf outing. Each eight member team competes for their names to be engraved on the trophy. The deadline is July 6. All proceeds will benefit the playground area at Sherman Village Park. Details: Brandon Township Parks & Recreation at 248-627-4640.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Obsessive coupon disorder
At 6 p.m., July 28, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville will host an informative class from Obsessive Coupon Disorder. The cost is $20. Price includes one month free to their website, access to six store deals, OCD reusable bag and member packet. Must pre-pay and pre-register at ocdsavingsclub.com using paypal or credit. Can also be mailed in. Class is approximately two hours long. Refreshments are provided. Details: 248-627-2081.

Farmers Market
From 3-7 p.m. Thursdays the Goodrich Farm Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

BB&E
From 6-9 p.m., July 22, Beets, Beats and Eats, Crossman Park, Ortonville. Theme will be sustainable living. Dinner is hosted by the Ortonville United Methodist Men.

Correction
In the July 9 story ‘Council boots attorneys over ‘excessive bills?? the statement should be Morey claims both Wartella and McAbee used the village attorney for their personal use. The attorney bill could total $24,000.

Meetings July 18
Atlas Township
Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Brandon School Board, 6:30 p.m.

Chamber picnic
Noon to 3 p.m., Aug. 20, Brandon Township Park, 1414 Hadley Road, Ortonville, will host a chamber picnic. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. Includes games, special entertainment for kids, and door prizes. Admission is free. Please RSVP by Aug. 5. Details: Ortonville Chamber, 248-627-8079

Reusable products
The Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville will host an ongoing fundraiser to collect reusable products.
Products include cookie packages; spread containers; ink cartridges; old cell phones; cheese wrappers; solo cups; Zip-Loc type bags/containers; paper products; plastic wrappers; candy wrappers/packages; yogurt containers; chipbags; computer parts; batteries; pesonal care; beauty supplies. Items can be dropped off at the senior center by piece or boxful. Arrangements can be made to pick the products up at your home. Details: 248-627-6447.

Challenge Cup
On Aug. 6, the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road, Goodrich will host the second annual Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Challenge Cup golf outing. Each eight member team competes for their names to be engraved on the trophy. The deadline is July 6. All proceeds will benefit the playground area at Sherman Village Park. Details: Brandon Township Parks & Recreation at 248-627-4640.

Sundaes on Sunday
From 1-3 p.m., July 24 in Crossman Park, Cook’s Farm Dairy ice cream super sundaes will be featured at Sundaes on Sunday with Santa. Bring one unwrapped, new toy per person for toys for Christmas distribution for needy children in the Brandon School District. All toys are for the Community Christmas Toy Store.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., July 29, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Farmers Market
From 3-7 p.m. Thursdays the Goodrich Farm Market will be open in the Goodrich Commons Park. Vendors should call 810-636-2570.

St. Anne golf
At 9 a.m., Aug. 27, the St. Anne Charity Golf Outing will be hosted at the Hadley Acres Golf & Country Club. The public is welcome and proceeds go to local area charities. The outing is a two-person scramble. Cost is $75 per person and includes golf and cart, snack at the turn, a steak lunch after, door prizes and more. Details: Tim Zajaros at 248-763-2052. This event is sponsored by the St.Anne’s Knights of Columbus Council.

Bull vs. cow
From 5-8 p.m., July 29, near the south end of Goodrich, the BullRing Sports Grille will challenge Moo Cow Ice Cream to a variety of competitions. Voting is that evening, by dropping donations at either or both of the businesses. The winner of the evening is the business that raises the most cash. Donation to Goodrich Varsity Football and Goodrich Girls Basketball teams.

Cup cancelled
The Challenge Cup Golf outing was canceled due to lack of participants. Hole sponsor money was refunded and door prizes are being returned as well. Candee Allen, 248-627-4640.

Meeting July 25
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Windsor Casino
At 9:30 a.m., July 26, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., will host a trip to the Windsor Casino. The bus returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person with $20 returned from the casino. Details: 248-627-6447.

Reusable products
The Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, will host an on-going fundraiser to collect reusable products. Products include cookie packages; spread containers; ink cartridges; old cell phones; cheese wrappers; Solo cups; Zip-Loc type bags/containers; paper products; plastic wrappers; candy wrappers/packages; yogurt containers; chipbags; computer parts; batteries; personal care; beauty supplies. Items can be dropped off at the senior center by piece or boxful. Arrangements can be made to pick the products up at your home. Details: 248-627-6447.

Travel softball tryouts
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 21, Michigan Hawks Travel Softball will be having tryouts for next year’s teams. 10U and 12U teams will tryout from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 14U and 16U will tryout from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. There will be a $5 tryout fee. Details: Scott Salter, 248-925-7768.

Chamber picnic
From noon to 3 p.m., Aug. 20, Brandon Township Park, 1414 Hadley Road, Ortonville, will host a chamber picnic. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. The picnic includes games, special entertainment for kids, and door prizes. Admission is free. Please RSVP by Aug. 5. Details: Ortonville Chamber, 248-627-8079.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Park fight
At about 6:30 p.m., July 26, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and State Park units responded to Huron Beach in the Holly Recreation area following a report of a fight. The deputy reported that a 58-year-old White Cloud woman was injured after a group of people went after her grandchildren over the possession of a football. The woman reported the ball was floating in the water and she waded in and retrieved it. She then gave it to her grandchildren. A second group claimed the ball was theirs and struck the woman in the face, cutting her nose and breaking her glasses. Michigan State Police units were unavailable at the time of the incident. The conflict was resolved without further action.

Green Road-
M-15 turn lane
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced S. State Road (M-15) will be widened to include a turn lane at Green Road. The $417,000 project will begin on Sept. 7 and should be completed by Oct. 15, said Linda Burchell, MDOT Traffic Service manager’Davison. The job was awarded to C & D Hughes, Inc. of Charlotte, Mich.
In addition, flashing warning lights will be installed on Green Road just before the M-15 intersection. Funding for the project will be $1,500 each from the Village of Goodrich and Atlas Township, who approved the money at the July 18 township meeting.

Meeting
Aug. 1, Brandon Township
Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

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Photo contest
From 5-6 p.m., on Aug. 19, Beets, Beats, and Eats will be hosting the fourth annual photo contest. Photo entries are encouraged and not required to be framed or matted. The preferred photo size is 8-by-10. Entry fees for participants 18 and older are $5 plus $2.50 for each additional entry, with a maximum of five entries allowed. Entrants age 17 and under are free.All subject matter and types of photography are encouraged. Amateur photographers only please. Details: Brenda Timmermans at 248-627-3671 or Debbie Baker, 248-240-0907.

Road work
Ortonville- The resurfacing project for Varsity Drive, Pond Street, and James Street from James to Myron could begin as soon as Aug. 10 and may last up to two weeks.
Village officials ask residents to be prepared for traffic back-ups, and partial street closures. The paving of Pond Street could affect the entrance and exit of the post office but will not affect daily operations.

Meetings Aug. 8
Groveland Township
Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.,
Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.
Brandon Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. that will include public hearings on proposed special assessment districts for Legault and Upper Bushman.

David Barns fundraiser
On Aug. 7, the Goodrich Country Club will host a fundraiser to support and honor David Barns, who was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of sinus cancer. Golf and dinner are included. There will also be an opportunity to win a 2007 Club Car Precedent 48 Volt Electric golf cart. Golf cart raffle tickets are $50. Tickets for dinner are $20 per person. Local businesses who would like to sponsor a hole or advertise during this event can call Michele Burnett at 810-955-5867. Details: Sarah Barns, barnsy11@yahoo.com.

Brandon coaches needed
The Brandon School District has several coaching positions available, including an eighth grade football coach, freshman boys? basketball coach, and junior varsity cheerleading coach. Details: www. brandonschooldistrict.org. or 248-627-1806.

Peace of Mind seminar
Starting at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 16, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will be hosting a community educational seminar on planning for your final wishes. The seminar is sponsored by the Ortonville Rotary Club and presented by Coats Funeral Home. Admission is free. Details: 248-627-3412.

OCEF
Donated school supplies are being accepted until Aug. 15, at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road, and other area churches. Gift cards can be placed in the OCEF collection box located near the worship area. Details: 248-627-3965, ext.103.

Mom-2-Mom
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 13, the Goodrich Lions Club will host a Mom 2 Mom Sale benefitting Tony Hartwick. Lunch is available as well as a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Donations of baked goods and auction items are needed. Details: 810-429-0122.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Chamber picnic cancelled
The Chamber Picnic that was scheduled for noon to 3 p.m., Aug. 20 at Brandon Township Park has been cancelled. Details: Ortonville Chamber, 248-627-8079.

Best of the Best Winners
The Citizen’s Best of the Best 2011 prize winners include first place winner Amber Schram, who was awarded a $100 gift card. Second place went to Vita Dobson, who received a $50 gift card. Toney Dean won third place and was awarded a $25 gift card.

Website
Goodrich-The village council voted 3-0 on Monday night to move forward with a new website.
Council members Phil Jackson and Rick Horton were absent.
At a cost of $500 per year, the village will contract with I.T. Right of Bath, Mich., to build and maintain a village website which will feature videos of council meetings, agendas and a location for residents to e-mail the village with questions or concerns. The meetings will be video recorded by ET Video for a cost of $100 per meeting. Currently the meetings are on Comcast Channel 17.

Blessings in a Backpack
A golf outing to raise funds for the Blessings in a Backpack program is planned for Aug. 22 at the Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston. The members-only club is opening its links to golfers participating in the benefit. A $150 fee per person includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, and dinner at Oakhurst.
The national program in which students in need are sent home with kid-friendly food every weekend during the school year will happen in the Brandon School District for the 2011-12 school year.
Golfers, volunteers, and hole sponsors are needed for the golf outing. Register by Aug. 15 by calling Tom at 248-740-7600 or e-mailing nwcf@um.att.com, or contact Pam at pschoemer@brandonschooldistrict.org.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Aug.26, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Hello, goodbye
Ortonville- Village officials invite the public to say farewell to retiring Village Manager Larry Brown and to welcome new Village Manager John Lyons at the Beets, Beats and Eats event from 6-9 p.m., Aug. 26, at Crossman Park, located next to the township offices, 395 Mill St., downtown. Cake will be served.

Cleanup
Brandon Twp.- Township residents can dispose of all large items during a cleanup planned for Aug. 27 at the community park, 1414 N. Hadley Road.
Acceptable items include any type of metal, appliances, grills, bicycles, water heaters, cars, fencing, furniture, cement, bricks, and more.
Appointments are required and can be obtained by calling the supervisor’s office at 248-627-4918. A fee of $10 per load will be charged. There is an additional fee for tires. No hazardous waste will be accepted. The cleanup event is facilitated by Bedrock Express, LTD.
For more information, visit the township website,
www.brandontownship.us.

GHS orientation
At 6:30 p.m., Aug. 25, the Goodrich student council will sponsor a high school freshman and new student orientation in the GHS Auditorium.
Students will receive their back-to-school packets, hear from student leaders and tour buildings. Hot Shot Photography will be at the school at 5:30 p.m.

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Travel softball
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 21, Michigan Hawks Travel Softball will have tryouts for next year’s teams. 10U and 12U teams will tryout from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 14U and 16U will tryout from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. There will be a $5 tryout fee. Details: Scott Salter, 248-925-7768.

Bible School
From 6-8 p.m., Aug. 22-26, the United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., will host an evening Vacation Bible School program. The theme is ‘Hometown Nazareth-Where Jesus was a Kid.? Details: 248-627-3125.

Lions Club golf tournament
On Sep. 10, the Ortonville Lions Club will host their 18th annual Larry Appleton Memorial Golf Tournament. The sponsorship fee is $50. Team spaces are still available. Details: Terry Rylance, 248-467-1855

Coffee Hour
At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour . The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Corn ‘n Brats
From 6-8 p.m., Sept. 9, the Brandon Community Emergency Response Team will host a Corn ‘n Brats dinner at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children. Blood pressure and pulse checks will also be available. Details: Betty Stewart: 248-627-3324.

OCEF sale
Beginning at 9 a.m., Sept. 12, donations for the eighth annual sale for OCEF will be accepted at St. Anne Church, 825 Ortonville Road. Gently used items will be accepted. All profits will benefit OCEF. Details: Suzy, 248-620-0176.

Secretary wages
Goodrich-The school board voted 6-0 on Monday night to approve a 5 percent wage concession for the district secretaries. Trustee David Cramer was absent from the meeting.
The group of seven employees will reopen the contract in the 2012-13 school year.

Village study
A comprehensive study by Plant and Moran regarding numerous aspects of the village, including core services, administration, and Department of Public Works has been released to the village council members and will be discussed at 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the regular village meeting.
The extensive report which cost taxpayers $15,000 will provide a new objective look at the village, said Richard Saroli, village council member.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Office closed
The Citizen office, 12 South St. Ortonville, will be closed on Monday Sept. 5 to observe Labor Day. The office will reopen at 9 a.m., Sept. 6.

Beef pastie sale
From 1- 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 10, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road., will hold a beef pastie sale Pre-order Sept. 8 call 810-636-2444 or 810- 444-1194.

Breakfast
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 10, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast including scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, hash browns, and beverage. Cost $8 per person and $5 children 8 and under. Details: 248-627-6447.

Cardiovascular disease
At 3:30 p.m., Sept. 10, St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road, will host a presentation on cardiovascular disease with Lorrie Booth, RN,BS as part of the requirements for a master of science degree in Nursing and Healthcare Education. Details: 248-572-4095.

Dance team golf
At 8:30 a.m., Sept. 24, the Goodrich High School Varsity Dance team will host a golf scramble at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road. Cost is $60/golfer ($40/golfer if a GCC member) and includes golf cart, hot dog at the turn, Mexican Buffet, and door prize. There are cash prize payouts contingent on the number of teams. Other opportunities include 50/50, prize raffles, and skins.
Kelli at 248-877-2490 or skav827@aol.com to register.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Cub Scouts
At 6:30 p.m., Sept 13, Cub Scout Pack 340 will host a meeting at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, for boys first through fifth grades. Cub Scouts offers a quality year-round program for boys and their parents. Registration $50 includes program costs, awards, and subscription to Boys Life Magazine.
Details:www.goodrich340.mypack.us, 810-348-8138, or www.BeAScout.org

Farmers market
From 4-6 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Goodrich Farmers Market in the Goodrich Commons, Dick Horton’s Dixieland Band du Jour will perform. Bring your own lawn chair.
From 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 22 the Goodrich Farmers Market will also host a plant exchange. Proceeds will go to the market.

Blood drive
From 1-7 p.m., Sept. 15 the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 S. Street will host a Red Cross Blood Drive. If you are at least 17-years- old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, your last donation must have been on or before July 21. Call 248-627-1462 to make an appointment.

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Brandon Homecoming
At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 30, the annual Brandon Homecoming parade will begin in downtown Ortonville at the corner of Cedar and Ball streets and end at the Varsity football field, where the game will start at 7 p.m. For details, please contact Emily Dressler at 248-627-1820, extension 1232.

Equestrian fundraiser
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 8, at the Ortonville Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., there will be a scrapbooking fundraiser for the Brandon High School Equestrian Team. The team will be available to carry all supplies to and from the hall. The cost to participate is $25. Details, Rhonda Tomei at 248-431-7918.

‘Miracle On Main Street?
At 12:30 p.m., Sept. 25, the Lakeview Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich, will have open auditions for the Kids? Christmas Musical ‘Miracle On Main Street? in December. Children from Kindergarten through sixth grade in the community that love drama and music and enjoy being part of a group effort are invited to audition. Details: 810-636-7541.

Divorce recovery
From 7 -9 p.m. on Wednesdays Oct. 5-Nov. 9, a free Divorce Recovery Workshop for men and women of all ages, and all faiths, offers healing and support in dealing with the painful issues of divorce, while promoting recovery and healing at St. Anne Church, 825 Ortonville Road. This workshop is sponsored by Bethany Peer Support Chapter of North Oakland. Details: Marge at 248-627-8662 or the Bethany web site ? bethanysemi.org

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Sept. 30, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Goodrich Homecoming
At 5 p.m., Sep. 30, Goodrich Homecoming will begin with a parade in downtown Goodrich, followed by the Al Martus Gymnasium dedication at the high school gymnasium, and a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 8029 S. Glae Road. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Martian football team will face off against Lake Fenton with the crowning of the king and queen at halftime. Canned goods will also be collected during the parade. Details, 810-591-2251.

Chamber Business Expo 2011
Booth registration is open for the 10th annual Ortonville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Brandon High School Cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Early bird registration ends Oct. 28. The event is set for 5-8 p.m., Nov. 17. Check out special advertising pages in The Citizen Oct. 28.
Details: Jennifer, 248-627-8079.

Good Times in Goodrich
A Good Times in Goodrich 2012 organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, upstairs at the library, 10237 Hegel Road, Goodrich.

Seasoned Readers
From 7-8:30 p.m., Oct.13, the Seasoned Readers Book Club will meet at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St. The group will discuss ‘The Peach Keeper? by Sarah Addison Allen. Details: 248-627-1460.

Haunted Forest
From 7-11 p.m., Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29, at Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, the St. Anne Youth Ministry will host the Eighth Annual Haunted Forest. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for youth. Donations of non-perishable items to benefit OCEF are encouraged. All proceeds support the youth ministry. Details: Kim, 248-627-3965, ext. 132.

Pay hike for substitute bus drivers
The Goodrich School Board voted 7-0 on Monday night to increase the pay of substitute bus drivers.
The district had paid drivers $12.68 per hour since 2006 and will increase the rate to $14.20 this year. District Superintendent John Fazer said the increase keeps Goodrich in line with other districts in the area.
‘The increase should attract people to do work as a substitute bus driver,? he said. ‘It’s a very exacting job.?
Currently the district has 28 bus routes.

Goodrich/Atlas Chamber meeting
At 8 a.m. Oct. 11 (second Tuesday of the month) the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will meet at Cranberries Cafe, 10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich.
Details:Patty Plant, 810-636-3409.

Hazardous waste collection
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 8, Genesee County residents can participate in a Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Day at Carman-Ainsworth High School, G-1300 N. Linden Road, Flint. Details: Genesee County Recycling Hotline, 810-762-7744.

Craft, bake sale
From 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Oct. 8, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, will host a multi-vendor craft, bake, and treasure sale. For more information, 248-627-6447.

Goodrich/Atlas Chamber
At 6 p.m., Oct. 11, the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will meet upstairs at the Goodrich Library located at 10237 Hegel Road, Goodrich. All interested businesses are welcome. Details:Patty Plant, Cranberries, 810-636-3409 or Angela Grogan, Lucy’s, 810-636-2857.

Power interruption
Between 11:55 p.m. and 7 a.m. Oct. 15, Consumers Energy will be interrupting electric service for areas of Goodrich. If Consumers Energy is unable to perform the scheduled work they will reschedule for the same time period on Oct. 22. Details: Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050.

Trick-or-treat Ortonville
Ortonville- Trick-or-treating will take place in the village from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. The annual Halloween bonfire with cider and doughnuts will take place at the DPW building, 159 Cedar St., immediately following trick-or-treating.
During the hour of trick-or-treating in the village, the following streets will be closed: Church from Mill Street to Oakwood Road; Cedar Street from Mill Street to Ball Street; and Ball Street from Cedar Street to Church Street. No cars during that hour will be allowed in or out.
Donations of individually wrapped candy can be dropped off at the village offices, 476 Mill St. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 29 or after 5 p.m. at Papa Bella’s Pizza, 425 Mill St.
Any village residents who would like to be put on the list for Halloween candy to distribute should call the village offices at 248-627-4976 or stop into the office.

CBCCU: 20 years with schools
Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union will soon be celebrating its 20 years of partnership with Brandon schools.
The program, which started in 1991, has a goal ‘to teach the youth some financial information, in order to grow that way,? said Renee Doyle, Brandon Schools coordinator at the Credit Union. ‘Some of them learn how to be a teller or bookkeeper. Others learn how to grow and save money and they learn about other accounts.? The biggest message that the kids should walk away with is that ‘the credit union is here to serve their needs,? said Doyle.
The celebration will be held Oct. 13 at Harvey Swanson Elementary, 209 Varsity Drive, Ortonville, at the outdoor playground area from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration which will include food, a raffle, giveaways, and much more. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please contact the branch office at 248-627-9944.

STARS
From 4:05-4:50 p.m. at Oakwood Elementary, 2839 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, in room 31, the STARS reading program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Oct. 18 and ending Nov. 17. The cost is $25, due before the first session. The program is also in need of donations of AA and AAA batteries, juice boxes, and healthy snacks. For more informatoin, contact Gail Innis at 248-627-1800 ext. 1717.

Friends of the Library
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, the Friends of the Library will host a book sale at the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road, Goodrich. Details: 810-636-2489.

Waldon Middle School eighth grade science teacher Jon Gray was recently recognized with the Julian Smith Outdoor Education Award for 2011. The honor is bestowed by the Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education and named after the former Michigan State University faculty member who pioneered outdoor education in the 1950s-60s.

The Orion Art Center is inviting local member artists to participate in the 11th annual Holiday Market, Dec. 1-22, at Diamond Dave’s Creative Jewelers on Lapeer Road. The artists market will feature handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, photography, glass, metal and wood work, greenery and fresh baked goods. Space is limited. Artists should contact the Art Center at 248-693-4986, or visit www.orionartcenter.org.

The Orion Art Center is inviting local member artists to participate in the 11th annual Holiday Market, Dec. 1-22, at Diamond Dave’s Creative Jewelers on Lapeer Road. The artists market will feature handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, photography, glass, metal and wood work, greenery and fresh baked goods. Space is limited. Artists should contact the Art Center at 248-693-4986, or visit www.orionartcenter.org.

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and anybody else looking for ‘spooktacular? fun are invited to participate in the Downtown Lake Orion Halloween parade, October 22. Children of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and walk in the event. Kids will line up at the corner of Lapeer and Elizabeth Streets at 1:45 p.m., with the parade starting promptly a 2 p.m. It will travel south on Broadway Street through downtown and end at Children’s Park. Afterwards, children can Trick-or-Treat through downtown businesses. A Halloween dance party and children’s games will be set up in Children’s Park, along with a creepy reptile house, until 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority and Genisys Credit Union.

Trick-or-Treat with Santa
From 2-4 p.m. Oct. 23, in Crossman Park, downtown Ortonville, the MOMS Club of Ortonville-Goodrich will host ‘Trick-or-Treat with Santa.? Kids ages 12 and under are welcome to join. Donations of a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Community Christmas Toy Store are encouraged. Details: Andrea Pfarrer, 937-572-0940.

Public needs meeting
Beginning at 10 a.m., Nov. 2, in the lower level meeting room of the Village of Goodrich offices, 7338 S. State Road, Goodrich, a Community Development Public Needs Hearing will be held to discuss the needs of the community as well as project proposals. Details: 810-636-2570.

Harvest dinner
From 4-7 p.m., Nov. 2, the Christ Lutheran Church, 5245 Hadley Road, Goodrich, will host their annual Harvest Dinner.
The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, kielbasa, sauerkraut, German potatoes, squash and assorted pies.
Also, a bake sale and bazaar will be held. Profits will go toward a new roof for the education wing of the church. Details: 248-627-4429.

Halloween party
From 4-7 p.m., Oct. 29, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., will host a Halloween Party. Menu includes sloppy joes, chips, salads, desserts, and cider. Costumes optional. Cost $8 adult and $5 children 8 and under. Details: 248-627-6447.

Trick-or-treating
Ortonville- Trick-or-treating will take place in the village from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. The annual Halloween bonfire with cider and doughnuts will take place at the DPW building, 159 Cedar St., immediately following trick-or-treating.
During the hour of trick-or-treating in the village, the following streets will be closed: Church from Mill Street to Oakwood Road; Cedar Street from Mill Street to Ball Street; and Ball Street from Cedar Street to Church Street. No cars during that hour will be allowed in or out.

Farm lady
Margaret Schmidt, ‘The Farm Lady,? will bring Roy the midget white turkey, to the Brandon Township Library from 7-7:45 p.m., Nov. 3 to entertain patrons. Lots of audience participation, including a harvest band performance for the grand finale. The library is located at 304 South St., Ortonville. Details: 248-627-1460.

Chris Cakes of Michigan
From 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Nov. 5, Goodrich Area Schools PTO will host Chris Cakes of Michigan- as seen on Food Network at the Goodrich Middle School Cafeteria tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance from any Goodrich school office children under 4 eat free. Details: Lisa Roark: 810-223-4032

Labor negotiations
The Goodrich School Board voted 7-0 to not renew the contract for labor negotiations with Saginaw-based Luce, Basil & Collins, Inc.
The cost to the district to keep the company on a one year retainer was $600.
John Fazer, district superintendent, said Tom Basil was utilized for arbitration, negotiations and fact-finding with regard for labor relations with the district’s labor unions. Fazer also said Basil’s services were used for labor grievances which would go on to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. ‘The district will purchase services as needed,? said Fazer.

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner
Volunteers are needed for assistance with the Annual Senior Citizens? Thanksgiving Dinner planned for noon, Nov. 8 at the Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road. The dinner is provided by the Brandon School District Food Service Department, but the district relies on the generosity of the community to provide support with door prize donations, table accessories, centerpieces, etc. A $1 donation is requested from each attendee to offset the cost of the event. If a business, agency, group or individual is interested in contributing, Donna Wagner can be contacted at 248-627-1800, ext. 1017.

Brandon Boutique & Craft Show
The Brandon Boutique and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12 at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St., Ortonville. Admission is $2 for those 12-years-old and up. Details: Brandon Township Parks and Recreation, 248-627-4640.

Chamber Business Expo 2011
Booth registration is open for the 10th annual Ortonville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Brandon High School Cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Early registration ends Oct. 28. The event is set for 5-8 p.m., Nov. 17. Check out special advertising pages in The Citizen Oct. 28. Details: Jennifer, 248-627-8079.

Daylight savings time ends
Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m., Nov. 6. Set your clocks back one hour.

Senior Thanksgiving
Brandon Twp.- Volunteers are needed for assistance with the Annual Senior Citizens? Thanksgiving Dinner planned for noon, Nov. 8 at the Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road.
The dinner is provided by the Brandon School District Food Service Department, but the district relies on the generosity of the community to provide support with door prize donations, table accessories, centerpieces, etc. A $1 donation is requested from each attendee to offset the cost of the event.
If a business, agency, group or individual is interested in contributing, Donna Wagner can be contacted at 248-627-1800, ext. 1017.

Brandon Boutique & Craft Show
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12 at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St., Ortonville, the Brandon Boutique and Craft Show will be held. Admission is $2 for those 12 years old and up. Details Brandon Township Parks and Recreations 248-627-4640.

Electronics wanted
From 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Nov. 12, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School 300 South St. along with 5R Processors, Ltd. will be accepting any old or obsolete electronics equipment to properly dispose the electronics equipment at no cost.

Thanskgiving service
At 6 p.m., Nov. 20, the Lakeview Community Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich willhost a community Thanksgiving service. All churches are invited to attend.

Thanksgiving
Ortonville- The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry needs volunteers and food donations for the annual Thanksgiving food sort and distribution, planned for Nov. 20-21.
OCEF provides food for families in need in the Brandon School District.
Donations of the following items are needed: cake mix and frosting; canned fruit; cereal; cranberry sauce; evaporated milk; Jell-O/pudding; peanut butter; jelly; gravy/broth; pasta; macaroni and cheese; stuffing mix; muffin/quick bread mix; canned soup; tuna; corn; green beans; other canned vegetables; toilet paper; and paper towels. Also requested are $15 Bueche’s gift cards, which can be used to purchase meat and other fresh items.
Donations can be dropped off at Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, at local businesses or schools with collection boxes, or at local churches, including St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road.
To learn how to volunteer, call Karyn at 248-245-4553 or e-mail at karynmil@comcast.net or call Gwen Koss at 248-627-3965, ext. 103.

Pastie sale
On Nov. 11 and 12 the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich will host a pastie sale. Pre-order pasties by Nov. 10 by calling 810-636-7222. Pick up times will be 1-4 p.m., Nov. 11 and 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 12.

Hometown heroes
The Citizen is recognizing our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the holiday season by publishing their names, photos, and some information on each of them. Contact The Citizen at 248-627-4332 or e-mail us at:
citnews@citnewspaper.com with the names of Brandon or Goodrich graduates who are serving.

Thanksgiving
Ortonville- The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry needs volunteers and food donations for the annual Thanksgiving food sort and distribution, planned for Nov. 20-21.
OCEF provides food for families in need in the Brandon School District.
Donations fo the following items are needed: cake mix and frosting; canned fruit; cereal; cranberry sauce; evaporated milk; Jell-O/pudding; peanut butter; jelly; gravy/broth; pasta; macaroni and cheese; stuffing mix; muffin/quick bread mix; canned soup; tuna; corn, green beans, and other canned vegetables; toilet paper; and paper towels. Also requested are $15 Bueche’s gift cards, which can be used to purchase meat and other fresh items.
Donations can be dropped off at Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, at local businesses or schools with collection boxes, or at local churches, including St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road.
To learn how to volunteer, call Karyn at 248-245-4553 or e-mail at karynmil@comcast.net or call Gwen Koss at 248-627-3965, ext. 103.

Craft show
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 13, John’s Steakhouse Pizzera and Grille, 8038 State Road will host a benifit for FISH to raise money for needy families. Pizza, breadsticks, raffles, bake sale, hand made crafts, woodwork and pottery. Details: 810-252-9587.

Ortonville Woman’s Club
At 1 p.m., Nov. 17, the Ortonville Woman’s Club will meet at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St. The meeting topic will be the Brandon Township Library. The hostesses are: Crystal Haase, Dolores Hoefelmeyer, Dawn Remick and Ruth Smith. The OCEF donation request is for paper products. All women are invited to attend. Details: Rose Marie 248-628-6378.

Community
Thanskgiving service
At 6 p.m., Nov. 20, the Lakeview Community Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich will host a community Thanksgiving service. All churches are invited to attend. A community choir will perform under the direction of Sandy Martin at Goodrich United Methodist Church. All are invited to participate in the choir. Refreshments following the service

Vendors wanted
From 2-6 p.m., Dec. 3, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is looking for local vendors to be part of Christimas in the Village Santa’s Shoppe. The booth fee is $30 and the cost to rent a table is $7, chairs are $1.50 each. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the vendors will be setting up at the Brandon Fire Hall. Details: Pam Belding, 248-232-2929 or Molly Lalone, 248-627-8070 before Nov. 24 to get an application and reserve a spot.

Sounds of the Season
From 1-2 p.m., Dec. 3, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville will host a free holiday concert by the Classic Winds. The ensemble will perform a variety of musical styles, from classical to popular hits, with an emphasis on original music for woodwind quintet. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Register by phone 248-627-1461 or online at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Coffee Club cancelled
The Ortonville Coffee Club, which meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Brandon Township Library is cancelled on Nov. 23. Details: 248-627-4332.

Office closed
The Citizen newspaper offices will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 24.The office will reopen Friday, Nov. 25. 248-627-4332.

Adopt-A-Family
Ortonville- The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund has families available for adoption.
The non-profit organization that assists families in need in the Brandon School District, is hoping area residents and businesses will open their hearts this Christmas and adopt a family to assist.
Families who register for holiday assistance complete a wish list for family members. Residents who are in more fortunate circumstances can makes those dreams come true by adopting a family or even just one person.
For more information, call Gwen Koss at 248-627-3965, ext. 103.

Hometown heroes
The Citizen is recognizing our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the hoilday season by publishing their names, photos, and some information on each of them. Contact The Citizen at 248-627-4332 or e-mail us at citnews@citnewspaper.com with the names of Brandon or Goodrich graduates who are serving.

Coffee Club cancelled
The Oronville Coffee Club, which meets from 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesdays at the Brandon Township Library is cancelled on Nov. 23.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Thanskgiving service
At 6 p.m., Nov. 20, the Lakeview Community Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich will host a community Thanksgiving service. All churches are invited to attend and the community is also invited to participate in the choir. Refreshments following the service.

Vietnam Mystery
Brandon Twp.- Shrapnel and stones from a Vietnam War battle are believed to have been mistakenly donated for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund’s annual rummage sale.
Suzy Fluck, rummage sale chairperson, is seeking the rightful owner to the items, which were discovered in a small plastic bag, accompanied by a note on which the date of ‘May 11 ?69? was written, as well as the first name of a man who, according to the note, had received the Purple Heart. The note is written on a small piece of office stationery.
If you are missing these items, or know the owner, please call Suzy or Bob Fluck at 248-620-0176. Callers will be asked to identify the name of the Purple Heart recipient listed on the note.

Sounds of the Season
From 1-2 p.m., Dec. 3, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville will host a free holiday concert by the Classic Winds. The ensemble will perform a variety of musical styles, from classical to popular hits, with an emphasis on original music for woodwind quintet. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Register by phone 248-627-1461 or online at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Hometown heroes
The Citizen is recognizing our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the hoilday season by publishing their names, photos, and some information on each of them. Contact The Citizen at 248-627-4332 or e-mail us at: citnews@citnewspaper.com with the names of Brandon or Goodrich graduates who are serving.

Fish fry or
macaroni/cheese
From 4:30-7 p.m., Dec. 2, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, will host a fish fry or macaroni and cheese dinner. Preorder 810-636-2444 or 636-2122. Adults $8, Srs. (60+) $7, and children (4-10) $5. Carry-out available.

Vendors wanted
From 2-6 p.m., Dec. 3, the Ortonville Downtown Development Authority is looking for local vendors to be part of Christmas in the Village Santa’s Shoppe The booth fee is $30 and the cost to rent a table is $7, chairs $1.50 each. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the vendors will be setting up at the Brandon Fire Hall. Details: Pam Belding, 248-232-2929 or Molly Lalone, 248-627-8070 before Nov. 24 to get an application and reserve a spot.

Miss Merry Christmas
From 10:30 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10, at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, Miss Merry Christmas will be performing her magic show, with a special visit from Santa at the end of the show. There will be free book bags and candy canes for everyone. A special musical performance will be presented by Lori Smithling’s Music Studios Band, Winter Winds.

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Sounds of the Season
From 1-2 p.m., Dec. 3, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville will host a free holiday concert by the Classic Winds. The ensemble will perform a variety of musical styles, from classical to popular hits, with an emphasis on original music for woodwind quintet. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Register by phone 248-627-1461 or online at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Festival Singers
At 7 p.m., Dec. 11, Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 48 South St.(across from the Brandon Fire Station), will host the ‘Festival Singers,? a professional group that performs all over the Detroit area. The cost is $5 and all proceeds will benefit ‘The Heat Stays On.? Details: 248 627-3072. Tickets will also be sold during Christmas in the Village.

Wild game dinner
From 5-7 p.m., Dec. 3, Oakwood Community Church, 5791 Oakwood Road, Ortonville will host a Men’s Wild Game Dinner. Special guest speaker will be NHL All-Star Goalie John VanBiesbrouck. Tickets $5. Details: Stan Haack, 248-202-0705.

An Afternoon with Santa and Storytelling
At 2 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church Street, the Community Toy Store Company will present ‘An Afternoon with Santa and Storytelling.? Stories, ice cream sundaes, and Santa Claus are featured. To reserve a spot, please leave your name and the number of adult and child tickets you would like at 248-627-3125. Tickets will be given at the door the day of the event by reservation only.

Moms Club
The MOMS Club of Ortonville, servicing zip codes 48462 and 48438, holds monthly meetings for stay-at-home moms who would like to connect with other moms in the community. Organized playgroups, kids? adventure days and mom’s nights out. Details: 810-869-5930. Website: ortonvillemomsclub.webs.com.

McNenly retires
In 1958 a Chevrolet Impala cost about $2,700; gasoline cost 24 cents per gallon and the average home cost about $30,000.
That same year, Flint resident Sharon McNenly was hired by an agency that kept accounts for local automobile dealership statewide.
Now, after more than 50 years and thousands of Chevrolets, McNenly is retiring.
‘I was assigned to Owen Chevrolet, then located along Mill Street in Ortonville,? said McNenly. ‘In 1978 Mr. Owen called me to work permanently in the Ortonville dealership.? Owen Chevrolet is now Simms Chevrolet and the business has moved from the village to Ortonville Road.
‘I’ll miss many of the great customers and the business,? said McNenly, 66. ‘But it’s time to go’I have grandchildren in California to visit with my husband, Larry. And ‘yes,? I’ll still drive a Chevrolet.?

Craft show
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 10, at Goodrich High School, 8029 South Gale Road, a craft show will be held. Details: Joe Smetanka, 810-658-8080 for daytime calls or 810-658-0440 for evening calls.

GHS Yearbook fundraiser
From 4-8 p.m., Dec. 5, John’s Steakhouse, 8038 S. State Road, will host a fundraiser for the Goodrich High School Yearbook. Students will be bussing tables for tips to go toward keeping the price of the yearbook low for students. Details: Cheryl Dotterer, yearbook adviser, 810-591-2234.

Parent’s night
From 6-10 p.m., Dec. 12, Pack 340 Cub Scouts is hosting a parent’s night out at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich. Open gym, board games, snacks and movie. Cost $10. Details: Melissa: 810-797-6039 or
garymelissa@centurytel.net.

Adopt-a-Family
The Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is seeking help in providing a brighter holiday season to families in need.
If you would like to Adopt-a-Family, providing gifts for Brandon School District residents who are struggling this Christmas, contact Gwen Koss, St. Anne Christian Services Coordinator and OCEF food pantry director at 248-627-3965, ext. 103.

NOAH/Brandon Chiropractic
North Oakland Animal Help is a non-profit 501c3 organization based in Ortonville that provides free pet food to families who need help in caring for their pets due to financial hardship.
Brandon Chiropractic, 70 S. Ortonville Road, is offering a free consultation, x-ray and exams to new patients with a minimum $25 donation to NOAH of either food or cash. Details: Brandon Chiropractic, 248-627-9595.

Create-A-Card for Christmas
From 4:15 p.m-5 p.m., Dec. 14, Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host a free Create -A-Card for Christmas program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students will create two Christmas cards with a variety of decorative stamps and other accessories. Register in person, or by phone 248-627-1462, or at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Goodrich Lions Christmas trees
From 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and noon- 6 p.m. Sunday, the Goodrich Lions Club, 9196 S. State Road, will be selling Christmas trees.

Citizen office closed
From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dec. 15, The Citizen office will be closed for the annual office Christmas party.

‘Miracle On Main Street?
At 10:30 a.m., Dec.18, Lakeview Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich, will present ‘Miracle On Main Street,? a Christmas musical for all ages. The Lakeview Church Kids Ministry will perform the drama and music that celebrates the reason for the season. Admission is free. Details: 810-636-7541.

The Point: Nativity
From 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 21-23, The Point Church, 9430 Perry Road, Goodrich, will host the second annual drive-thru nativity. The free event will feature seven scenes and include live animals. Visitors will receive a free cd to play as they drive and hot cocoa or coffee. Donations will be accepted for Key Of Hope, missionaries in South Africa that assist children devastated by the AIDS epidemic. Details: 810-636-7775. www.hispoint.net

Tailwaggers 4-H Club
From 11a.m.-4 p.m, Dec. 17, Tractor Supply Company, 700 S. Ortonville Road, will host Tailwaggers 4-H Club, offering obedience training and agility demonstrations. City Kitty Country Cats will be bringing kittens for adoption. Bring your empty returnable bottles and cans for animal rescue donation drive. Details: 248-627-3708.

Avalon Hospice volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.Volunteer hours are flexible.www.odyshealth.com or
Candy, 800-664-6334 or 810-733-7250.

OCEF meeting
At 6:30 p.m., Jan. 4, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund group will have a meeting at the Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, 3050 S. Sashabaw Road.

Office closed
The Citizen office, 12 South St., Ortonville, will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. The office will reopen 9 a.m., Jan. 3. Details: 248-627-4332.

Beef pastie sale
Pre-order by Jan. 12 for beef pasties made by the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road. Pasties can be picked up from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 13 and 10-noon, Jan. 14. To order 810-636-2444 or 810-444-1194.

Speed limits on gravel roads
At 7 p.m., Jan. 10, at Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road, a town hall meeting will be held about the speed limits on gravel roads, hosted by Sen. Dave Robertson and Rep. Brad Jacobsen. Details: Sen. Robertson, 517-373-1636.

Avalon Hospice needs volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.
Volunteer hours are flexible.
More details: www.odyshealth.com or Candy 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

Coaches vs. Cancer
The Goodrich boys basketball team will host a ‘Coaches Vs. Cancer? auction at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road.
Warm-up shirts are being auctioned to be worn at the Coaches Vs. Cancer game, planned for Jan. 20. Honor a friend or family member who has battled cancer. All proceeds will be donated to David Barns and the American Cancer Society in honor of David Barns. Details: Betty Griffiths at 810-591-2251.

Beef pastie sale
Pre-order by Jan. 12 for beef pasties made by the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road. Pasties can be picked up from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 13 and 10-noon, Jan. 14. To order, call 810-636-2444 or 810-444-1194.

Avalon Hospice needs volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.
Volunteer hours are flexible.
More details:
www.odyshealth.com or Candy, 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

Speed limits on gravel roads
At 7 p.m., Jan. 10, at Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road, a town hall meeting will be held about the speed limits on gravel roads, hosted by Sen. Dave Robertson and Rep. Brad Jacobsen. Details: Sen. Robertson, 517-373-1636.

Rebuilding Together
Brandon Twp.- Rebuilding Together, a home improvement program which low-income elderly or disabled individuals and families qualify for, is accepting applications.
Township residents who need home repairs such as roof, windows or door improvements, are encouraged to pick up an application at the clerk’s office, 395 Mill St. Applications should be turned in by Feb. 15 to allow Rebuilding Together officials time to inspect homes before work is performed the last Saturday in April.
Applications for Spring Yard Clean-up, which takes place the same day and is intended for the same citizens, are also being accepted.
Details: (248) 627-2851.

Blood drive
From noon to 5:45 p.m., Feb. 12, St. Mark Church, 7296 Gale Road, Goodrich will be sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive. Homemade soup and bread will be served. Details: (810) 299-1840

Spaghetti dinner
The Goodrich High School soccer team will be hosting their third annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Goodrich High School cafeteria. $5 per person or $15 per family, all proceeds will go to the soccer team. Details: (810) 591-2251

Boys and girls T-Ball
Boys and girls T-Ball (ages 5-7), girls coach pitch (ages 8-10), boys coach pitch, (ages 8-9), Jr. girls (ages 11-14) and pony boys (ages 10-12). Goodrich Recreation (810) 591-5201

Taxes due
Brandon Twp.- 2007 summer and winter taxes are due by Feb. 14 without penalty.
The treasurer’s office, 395 Mill St., will be open until 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. A drop box is located at the east end of the building for after hours tax collection. U.S. postmarks will be honored.
From Feb. 15 to Feb. 29, taxes can be paid at the treasurer’s office with a 3 percent penalty.
Details: (248) 627-2853.

Music boosters
There will be a Music Boosters meeting at 6:30 p.m., Feb.12 at the Goodrich Middle School Band room.
Another great way to support the programs is to donate any instruments not currently in use to the music boosters. An appreciative home for instruments will be located and a form for a tax deduction will be made available.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Jan. 27, The Citizen newspaper staff hosts a coffee hour at The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

STARS
STARS is an after-school reading support program geared to improve reading skills in second through fifth grade students. Sign-ups are now underway for STARS, which will take place from 4:05-4:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 7 through March 15 at Oakwood Elementary, Room 31. Cost is $25. Details, including scholarships and financial assistance, call Gail Innis at 248-627-1800.

Coaches vs. Cancer
At 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 20, the Goodrich Boys Basketball team will host a Coaches vs. Game at Goodrich Goodrich High School, 8029 S. Gale Road. Goodrich. All proceeds will be donated to David Barns and the American Cancer Society in honor David Barns. Details: Betty Griffiths 810-591-2251

Avalon Hospice Volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.
Volunteer hours are flexible.
More details:
www.odyshealth.com or Candy 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

School board
officers elected
Brandon Twp.- The Brandon Board of Education elected its officers for the 2012 school year during the annual organizational meeting Jan. 16. Kevin McClellan was elected board president; Debbie Brady is vice-president; Debbie Schummer is secretary; and Le Anne Schmidt is treasurer. Greg Allar, Kim Kulaga and Chris Yuchasz round out the board as trustees.

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Jan 27, The Citizen newspaper staff hosts a coffee hour at The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted. Details: 248-627-4332

Library hours
Brandon Twp.- Due to declining operating revenue, the library, 304 South St., is closed Fridays and Sundays. The library is open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Details: 248-627-1460.

Senior lock-in fundraiser
From 6-8 p.m., Jan. 24 a fundraiser for the Brandon High School senior all-night party will be hosted at Culver’s, 6910 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston.
Details: Michele Fernandez, 248-627-7320.

Wojo’s packing party
From 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Feb. 11, Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, will host their annual packing party with the Desert Angels. The store will accept donations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone who wants to drop items off. Details: Lisa Kemeny, 248-627-6498.

Correction
In the Dec. 31 edition of The Citizen, the page 1 cutline should have been ‘Fiddler on the Roof? at GHS.

Avalon Hospice needs volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.
Volunteer hours are flexible.
More details:
www.odyshealth.com or Candy 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

Family Dive-In
From 4-6:30 p.m., Jan 28, the Senior Lock-in Committee will host a Family Dive-In Dinner Fundraiser at the Brandon High School swimming pool. Swimming from 4-5:30 p.m. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. pizza, cookies and bottled water. Cost is $5 per person. Details: Ann Smith: 248-860-7267.

Seasoned Readers
From 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 16, the Brandon Township Library will host the Seasoned Readers Book Club for adults or teens with adult companion.
Discussion will be about ‘Native Son? by Richard Wright. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s novel is just as powerful today as it was when written in its reflections on poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.Details: 248-627-1461.

Married?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Feb 14, The Citizen newspaper is seeking champion lovers in our readership area for a special ‘Love edition.?
If you have been married for 25 years or more, tell us your secret to long-lasting love in 20 words or less and send in a wedding photo to: The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, MI 48462, or e-mail to citnews@charterinternet.com. All photos and 20-word essays must be received by Feb. 4. Please include a phone number at which you can be contacted. Details: (248) 627-4332.

Veterans? breakfast
VFW Post 582 will host a veterans? breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St. The breakfast will follow a seminar on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), now being frequently seen in veterans returning from Iraq and Afganistan.
The breakfast is open to all local veterans, family members and other interested persons. Veterans will receive a breakfast at no charge if they present their discharge papers (DD Form 214). All others will be charged $5.
Presentations will be made by experts from Department of Veteran Affairs, Notre Dame University, and the Ortonville Baptist Church. Service officers from the VA and veterans organizations will be available to assist veterans with claims.
Details: Lee Stewart (248) 627-3324

Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 24, The Citizen newspaper staff will host a coffee hour at The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted. Details: 248-627-4332

Euchre tournament
At 3 p.m. (cards start at 4 p.m.), Feb. 12, the Goodrich Varsity Hockey Team is hosting a euchre tournament at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road, Goodrich. Cost is $20 per player and includes a Mexican buffet. Cash prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Bring quarters. You must be 21 to participate. Seats are limited. 810-252-0800.

Library hours
Brandon Twp.- Due to declining operating revenue, the library, 304 South St., is closed Fridays and Sundays. The library is open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Details: 248-627-1460.

Mom2Mom
From 9 a.m-1 p.m., March 10, the Goodrich Class of 2012 will host a spring Mom2Mom sale tables are available for moms to sell gently used children’s items and maternity wear. Vendors with items or services related to children and women’s interests are welcome.Table rental is $15 for an 8? table. Spaces for your clothing racks are offered for $5 each. Details: Sally Dickinson or Kim Keller at 810-591-2251 or email
sdickins@goodrich.k12.mi.us or kkeller@goodrich.k12.mi.us.

STARS
Sign-ups are being taken for STARS, and after-school reading support program for second through fifth grade students in the Brandon School District. STARS is planned for 4:05 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 7 through March 15 at Oakwood Elementary. Details: Gail Innis, 248-627-1800.

Clarification
In the Jan. 21 edition of The Citizen, on page 12, Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339 proceeds will benefit several projects.

Art of Marriage
On Feb. 10-11, The Oakwood Community Church, 5791 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, will host The Art of Marriage. For more than three decades, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s design for relationships. Now, in this fresh new video guided event, couples have the opportunity to look at their relationship in a new way. Weaving instruction from pastors and Bible teachers together with stories, humorous vignettes, and man-on-the-street interviews. The Art of Marriage will help couples apply what the Bible teaches about marriage in a powerful way. Go to www.oakwoodcc.org to register. 248-628-6388.

Avalon Hospice needs volunteers
Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location’to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.
Volunteer hours are flexible.
More details:
www.odyshealth.com or Candy 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

Kindergarten round-up
From March 26-30, Goodrich Area Schools will have registration for new kindergarteners. The round-up nights will be May 1 and May 3. An informational night is planned from 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 13 at the Reid Media Center, 7501 Seneca St., Goodrich. Details: 810-591-3455.

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Coffee hour
At 9 a.m., Feb. 24, The Citizen newspaper staff hosts a coffee hour a The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted. Details: 248-627-4332

Booking it 5k Walk/Run
On May 12, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, will host the ‘Booking It? 5k walk-run fundraiser. The fundraiser will also include the one mile ‘Dewey Decimal Dash? for children and families. The proceeds will benefit library programs and materials. Organizations that would like to sponsor the event are encouraged to call 248-627-1460.

Prescription drug drop-off
From 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Atlas Township office, 7386 Gale Road, the Office of the Genesee County Sheriff, Robert J. Pickell, will host a prescription drug drop-off. The office will be collecting unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. The goal of the program is to dispose of medications safely and environmentally correct and eliminating the availability of these drugs to youth. A second drop-off will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12.

‘My Fair Lady?
Brandon High School will present the musical, ‘My Fair Lady? on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Tickets at the door or in the BHS lobby; from 4-6 p.m, Feb. 14-17, 21 and 22. Early bird performance at 5 p.m., Feb. 23, tickets $8. Performances begin at 7 p.m., Feb. 24 and 25, tickets $10. Details: Jody Yettaw, 248-766-1289.

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Blood drive
From 1-7 p.m., March 8, Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Each donation saves up to three lives. If your last donation was on or before Jan.12, make an appointment. Details: 248-627-1462 to register.

New Beginnings – Divorce Recovery Workshop
From 7-9 p.m., beginning Feb. 29 thru April 11, the Bethany Peer Support Chapter of North Oakland will host a divorce recovery workshop for men and women of all ages, and all faiths at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Details:Marge 248-627-8662 or bethanysemi.org.

Mom2Mom
From 9 a.m-1 p.m., March 10, the Goodrich Class of 2012 will host a spring Mom2Mom sale tables are available for moms to sell gently used children’s items and maternity wear. Vendors with items or services related to children and women’s interests are welcome.Table rental is $15 for an 8? table. Spaces for your clothing racks are offered for $5 each. Details: Sally Dickinson or Kim Keller at 810-591-2251 or e-mail sdickins@goodrich.k12.mi.us or kkeller@goodrich.k12.mi.us.

Used book store
The Friends of Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., are inviting the public to the used book store. Books, movies, music and audio books for $5 per bag. Details: 248-627-1462.

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Parents, Teens and
Money Matters
Ortonville- ‘Parents, Teens, and Money Matters,? a financial workshop for tweens, teens, and their parents, is planned for 7 p.m.-8 p.m., March 7 at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St.
The workshop is free and not a sales presentation. Sponsors are the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance, the library, and the North Oakland Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
The workshop is designed as a venue for parents and teens to begin to discuss money and values so that teens can gain a better understanding of intentional choices and how to make good money decisions. Parents will get a workbook with some conversation starters and other resources. Each teen who attends will get a Cash Cache (an organizer and planner book with zipper compartments for money identified in each of four different categories: Share, Spend, Save, and Invest).
For more information, visit www.msgen.com. To register, go online at www.brandonlibrary.org. Space is limited.

Brandon Idol
At 6 p.m., March 26 and 27, at the Performing Arts Center at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, there will be performances of ‘Brandon Idol.’Tickets are $5 per night and will be sold at the door.

‘The Apple Tree?
Goodrich High School presents ‘The Apple Tree,? three short one-act musicals, at 7 p.m., March 22, 23, and 24 and 2:30 p.m., March 25, at the Raymond C. Green Center for the Performing Arts, 8029 S. Gale Road. Tickets are $8. For advance reservations or more information, call 810-591-2220.

Summer baseball
Through April 13, Goodrich summer youth ball registration is open. Early bird registration until March 16. Details: 810-591-5201.

Lock-in
From 6-10 p.m., March 16, at Brandon High School, 1025 South Ortonville Road, there will be a lock-in for grades 5-8. The cost is $15 per child. Proceeds will benefit the girl’s soccer team. Details: Cyndi, 248-628-7354.

Detroit Handbell Ensemble
Beginning at 4 p.m., March 11, Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 48 South St., Ortonville, will host the Detroit Handbell Ensemble. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will benefit the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund. For tickets and details: 248-627-3072.

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Ortonville Woman’s Club
At 1 p.m., March 22, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, the Ortonville Woman’s Club will hold a meeting about Camp Tuhsmeheta. The OCEF donation request is for snacks and all women are invited to attend. There will also be a drawing for Bueche’s gift cards. Details: Rose Marie, 248-628-6378.

Jews for Jesus
Beginning at 10:30 a.m, March 25, at Lakeview Community Church, 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich, Jews for Jesus will present ‘Christ in the Passover?, a recreation and explanation of of the Passover meal. The presentation is of no cost. Details: 810-636-7541.

Community Can Drive
From 1-4 p.m., March 25, drop off cans and bottle returns to the Goodrich Marketplace on M-15 and Hegel Road in Goodrich to support Goodrich Thunder Travel Baseball Organization.

Lions Egg Hunt
Beginning at 10 a.m., April 7, at the football field at H.T. Burt Elementary School, 2839 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will hold its free annual community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages one to nine. There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Bookin It for library
The Bookin? It for your Library 5K run and walk is planned for 9 a.m., Saturday, May 12 at the Brandon Township Public Library. $15 entry by May 4 includes t-shirt.The one mile Dewey Decimal Dash starts at 8:30 a.m. $10 entry by May 4 with t-shirt. Entry blanks can be printed from www.brandonlibrary.org. Online signup also available at www.goracego.com. For more information, please call Robin Loughlin at 248-892-2762.

OCEF Easter
Volunteers are needed for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund’s Easter food sort, April 1, as well as the food distribution April 2.
The food pantry that serves families in need in the Brandon School District is expecting to assist 200 families with Easter dinners and some candy for children this year.
Food donations are also sought. The OCEF wish list includes: cake mix; frosting; bagged candy; cereal; egg dye kits; canned fruit; Jell-O/pudding; peanut butter; jelly; boxed macaroni and cheese; muffin/quick bread mix; canned soup; tuna; canned vegetables; paper towels; and toilet paper.
Donated items can be dropped off at the food box at Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, or at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road. Details: 248-627-3965, ext. 103.

Windsor Casino trip
From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 17, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, there will be a Windsor Casino trip. The cost is $20 person, and you will receive $15 back from the casino. You must have either a valid passport or an enhanced driver’s license. Details: 248-627-6447.

Craft, bake and treasure sale
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, will host a craft, bake and treasure sale. Table rental available. Details: 248-627-6447.

Brandon Idol
At 6 p.m., March 26 and 27, at the Performing Arts Center at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, there will be the performances of ‘Brandon Idol.? Tickets are $5 per night and will be sold at the door.

Youth baseball
Goodrich summer youth baseball registration is open until April 13. Details: 810-591-5201.

Lions Egg Hunt
Beginning at 10 a.m., April 7, at the football field at H.T. Burt Lifelong Learning Center, 209 Varsity Drive, Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will hold its free annual community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages one to nine. There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny.

RX drop-off
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today at the Atlas Township offices, 7386 Gale Road, the Office of the Genesee County Sheriff, Robert J. Pickell, will host a prescription drug drop-off. The office will be collecting unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. The goal of the program is to dispose of medications safely and environmentally correctly and eliminating the availability of these drugs to youth.

Craft, bake, treasure sale
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, will host a craft, bake and treasure sale. Table rental available. Details: 248-627-6447.

Class of 2014
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 21, at Oaktree Elementary, 7500 South Gale Road, Goodrich, there will be a scrapbooking crop fundraiser for the Goodrich Class of 2014. There will be breakfast, lunch, dinner, scrapbooking vendors and door prizes. The cost is $35, and registration must be received by April 15. Details: Lisa, 810-636-4447.

Folk Ensemble
At 11 a.m., Fridays, The Folk Ensemble, a group of women and men who play acoustic instruments, will meet at the Ortonville Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Oronville. Details: 248-627-7445.

Spring book sale
From 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., April 21, the Friends of the Library will host a Spring Book Sale, at the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road. Drop off your gently used books before April 20.

Managing your investments
From 7-8:30 p.m., April 4, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host an exploration of easy-to-follow seven-step process for organizing, coordinating and managing all your separate investment accounts as one purposeful, overall portfolio. Register by phone, 248-627-1461, or online at www.brandonlibrary.org.

Easter egg hunt
At 10 a.m., April 7, Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, will host an Easter egg hunt. Youth ages 1-12-years-old are welcome to this free event. Details: 248-627-6498.

Open yoga
From 7-8 p.m., every Tuesday beginning April 10, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host adult open yoga. This class is for the beginner or anyone looking to develop a strong and safe practice. Proper alignment, breath awareness, posture and relaxation are taught. Something new will be introduced every week. The cost of the class will be $50 for the full ten weeks, or $6 per class on a drop-in basis. Register by phone 248-627-1461 or online at www.brandonlibrary.org.

Fletcher Intermediate Fundraiser
From 5-9 p.m., April 17, MacPhee’s Restaurant & Pub, 650 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville will donate 20 percent of your bill to Fletcher Intermediate School. Coupon is necessary and available at Fletcher Intermediate School. In additon there will be a raffle for a Will Bynum signed Pistons basketball. Details: 248-627-2891.

Dust control
The spring application of chloride for dust control is set to begin May 14 on Atlas Township roads following grading by the Genesee County Road Commission.
The spring application is at no cost to the township directly ? the second application, in the fall, costs the township $40,929. This covers 39 miles of gravel/limestone roads with 38 percent calcium chloride spread at a rate of 2,000 gallons per mile.
In Brandon Township the Road Commison for Oakland County will provide chloride treatments at a cost of $65,848. The contract will include five applications to 17 secondary roads that are the most used, as well as four applications each to the remaining secondary roads. The first chloride applications will begin in May.

Siren testing
Oakland County will test their outdoor warning system at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18.
All tornado sirens will be activated at this time to raise the severe weather safety awareness level of citizens and offer schools and businesses an opportunity to test their internal disaster plans. Don’t panic.

Seniors recognized
During the April 3 township board meeting, the following volunteers were recognized for their efforts at the Edna Burton Senior Center: Annette Beach, Tim Hyde, Linda Person, Dan Miller, Bob Sloan, Christina Hughes, Gene Reynolds, Faye Bindig, Mary Lou Williams, Alice Noble, Corky Loftus and Jim McConchie.
April is volunteer recognition month.

Consumers Energy
A meeting regarding the possible extension of natural gas mains in Brandon Township is set for 7 p.m., April 10 at Brandon High School Performing Arts Center, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Details: 248-627-4918.

Rocking & Raking
The annual spring Teens and Seniors, Rocking & Raking yard cleanup project will take place on Saturday, April 28. Any senior citizen or disabled adult can request yard clean up, windows washed and/or minor chores by notifying the Edna Burton Senior Center of the work you are requesting.
Donations of food and supplies are appreciated. Details: Jeannie McCreery at 248-627-2851 or Annette Beach at 248-627-6447. E-mail:
jmccreery@brandontownship.us abeach@brandontownship.us.

Spring Mixer
From 6-8:30 p.m., April 16, the Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host a spring mixer at O’Malley’s Galley, 1595 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville.All businesses are welcome to come and build relationships and network. The cost is $15 with RSVP to 248-627-8079 before April 11 or $20 at the door.

Support Our Library
A Support Our Brandon Library committee meeting will be at 7 p.m., April 16 at Fire Station 2 (Sashabaw Road just south of Seymour Lake Road). Volunteers are needed to help restore funds to the library. Details: Lois Robbins, 248-969-2518.

Shred day
Community Shred Day, during which residents can bring their documents to be safely disposed of, will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 22, at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St. The event is free as the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union and Downtown Development Authority celebrate Money Smart Week. Details: Sian Jasso at 248-627-9944.

Superintendent forum
From 11? noon (PTO/parents) and 1 ?2 p.m. (Community members/business owners) on April 19, the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education along with the Michigan Leadership Institute will host a focus group at GHS Performing Arts
Center 8029 S. Gale Road to communicate the qualifications, characteristics, and skills they perceive are important for the position of superintendent.
Comments may also be sent no later than Friday, April 20, to: Dr. Timothy Edwards, Superintendent Search, 4448 Champion Drive, Attica, MI 48412 tedwardsmli@gmail.com, 810-441-4367.

Golf fundraiser
From 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m., April 25, the Goodrich Golf team will be waiting tables at John’s Steakhouse, 8038 S. State Road, Goodrich. Proceeds are for the team. Details: 810-516-5565.

Earth Day-Goodrich
At 9 a.m., April 21, the Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating Earth Day with the fourth annual community cleanup. Those interested should meet at the Goodrich Plaza. Trash bags and vests are provided. At noon pizza and prizes will be distributed at the Goodrich United Methodist Church.

GHS Class of 82
A 30-year class reunion is being planned for the Goodrich High School Class of 1982. For more information and to provide contact information, send a Facebook friend request to Goodrich Classofeightytwo or email
Goodrichclassof82@gmail.com.

Support Our (Brandon) Library Committee
At 7 p.m., April 16 at Fire Station 2 (Sashabaw Road just South of Seymour Lake Road), volunteers are needed to work on a campaign to help restore funds to the library. Detail Lois Robbins 248-969-2518.

BHS Hall of Fame
The Brandon High School Pride Selection Committee are seeking nominations for the Brandon High School Hall of Fame. Any former student who has graduated from Brandon High School over ten years or more and has made exemplary contributions in their field of work is needed. Nomination forms can be picked up at the BHS principal’s office 248-627-1822. Deadline May 2.

Siren testing
Oakland County will test their outdoor warning system at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. Don’t panic.

Cemetery meeting
The Ortonville Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m., April 23 in the chapel at the cemetery. Details: 248-627-8413.

CERT turkey dinner
From 5-8 p.m., April 27 , the Brandon Community Emergency Response Team will host a turkey dinner at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and protective clothing for CERT. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Details: Diana Kowalski, 248-613-1084.

Pub run
Starting at 4 p.m., April 28, In Motion Anytime, 4 N. Ortonville Road, will host the first annual Pub Run. Alcohol use or running ability not a requirement to participate. However, tube socks are needed. The event is free and reservations are required. The run will begin in the parking lot of In Motion Anytime. Details: 248-627-7020.

Skate Park volunteers
Beginning at 10 a.m., April 29, at the Skate Park, volunteers are needed to help install the new mini halfpipe. Carpenters, laborers, welders, battery powered drills, saw horses, saws, and wrenches are also needed. Lunch provided. Details: 248-627-4640.

Donkey basketball
At 7 p.m., May 4, at the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School gym, 300 South St., Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will present Donkey Basketball. BHS students will play the winner of the BHS faculty or Brandon firefighters and police teams. Tickets $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at most Brandon school offices, during lunch hours or from Ortonville Lions members. Proceeds will benefit the Lions scholarship fund and local charities. A $5 per ticket 50/50 raffle will also be held during the event. Details: John Nivelt, 248-240-8064.

Investments
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 23, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, will host a plain-English investment presentation on the principles, processes, tools, and tactics used to structure a purposeful and well-diversified portfolio. Register by phone, 248-627-1461, or online at www.brandonlibrary.org.

Woman’s Club
At 1 p.m., April 26, the Ortonville Woman’s Club will host a meeting at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville to finalizing plans for the Annual Woman’s Club Fashion Show. Lunch tickets for the fashion show luncheon are $8. Proceeds from the raffle and Fashion Show will be used for scholarships for Brandon High School seniors. Details: Rose Marie, 248-628-6378.

Yard sale
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 12, Boy Scout Troop 139, will host a yard sale, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville. Proceeds are for Relay For Life. Details: 248-444-7091.

Children’s essay contest
Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville is seeking a short essay from children in the third and fourth grades explaining why their mother should receive flowers for Mother Day. Children in the first and second grades are welcome to write a paragraph.
Winners will receive a $50 Wojo’s Gift card and will be announced May 7. Details: 248-627-6498.

Brandon class reunion
At 5 p.m., July 21, the Brandon High School Class of 1967 will gather for a 45th class reunion at the Springrove Estates Clubhouse, 10771 Dixie Highway. In addition, at 6 p.m., July 20 there will be a ‘Greet & Meet? at Four Seasons Inn, 10816 Dixie Highway. Details: Donna Perigo, perigocdonna@yahoo.com or 248-909-2283 or contact Gail Kilbourn, 248-241-6758. Classmates must respond by June 15.

Quilt Show
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5, at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., there will be the Bi-Annual Country Church Quilt Show. Admission is $5 and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Details: Terrie McCullough, 810-636-2102 or Brenda Heffernan, 248-627-9100.

Donkey basketball
At 7 p.m., May 4, at the Fletcher Intermediate School gym, 300 South St., Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will present Donkey Basketball. Brandon High School students will play the winner of the BHS faculty or Brandon firefighters and police teams. Tickets $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at most Brandon school offices or during lunch hours. Proceeds will benefit the Lions scholarship fund and local charities. A $5 per ticket 50/50 raffle will also be held during the event. Details: John Nivelt, 248-240-8064.

Focus group
At 7 p.m., May 9, the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education recently will host a focus group, at the GHS Community Room, 8029 S. Gale Road.
The Michigan Leadership Institute, was selected by the board to conduct their search for the district’s new superintendent. As part of this process, parents, community members and business owners, are invited to communicate the qualifications, characteristics, and skills they perceive are important for the position of superintendent. Details: Joy Moll at 810-591-2201.

Euchre fundraiser
Starting at 6 p.m., May 4, at the Bull Ring Sports Grille, 8234 South State Road, Goodrich, there will be a ‘Beer’topia fundraiser to benefit the Good Times in Goodrich Festival. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $22 per person and advance ticket purchases include snacks and pizza bar dinner.Tickets are available at Bull Ring Sports Grille, Atlas Real Estate, and Lucy’s Pet Supplies and Feed. Details: Jenny McKenzie, 810-335-3058 or Shirley Kautman-Jones, 810-348-4127.

Children’s essay contest
Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, is seeking a short essay from children in the third and fourth grades explaining why their mother should receive flowers for Mother’s Day. Children in the first and second grades are welcome to write a paragraph. Winners will receive a $50 Wojo’s gift card and will be announced May 7. 248-627-6498.

Yard sale
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 12, Boy Scout Troop 139, will host a yard sale, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville. Proceeds are for Relay For Life. 248-444-7091.

Creekfest Critters
Plaster ladybugs are now available at the Ortonville Village Offices, 476 Mill St. Return decorated ladybugs by May 25 to the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, 4 South St., Ortonville for a contest at Creekfest June 2. Details: 248-505-2299.

Donkey basketball moves to May 12
At 7 p.m., May 12, at the Fletcher Intermediate School gym, 300 South St, Ortonville, the Ortonville Lions Club will present Donkey Basketball. The event had been set for May 4. Brandon High School students will play the winner of the BHS faculty or Brandon firefighters and police teams. Tickets $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at most Brandon school offices or during lunch hours. Proceeds will benefit the Lions scholarship fund and local charities. Details: John Nivelt, 248-240-8064.

Ice Cream Social
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., May 17, at the Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, behind the school by the stadium, the annual Ice Cream Social will be held to benefit the Brandon music department. Donations are encouraged. Details: Janice Serbinoff, 248-202-7507.

Library Committee
‘Support Our Library? meets at 7 p.m., May 7, at Fire Station 2 on Sashabaw, just south of Seymour Lake Road. Details: Chuck Murray, 248-892-7632.

All night senior lock-in
On June 1, the Brandon High School graduating class of 2012 will host an all-night senior lock-in party. Tickets $15 and are for sale on Wednesdays during lunch hour. Parents or area businesses who would like to contribute a donation or have any questions, call Ann at 248-627-2810.

Children’s essay contest
Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, is seeking a short essay from children in the third and fourth grades explaining why their mother should receive flowers for Mother Day. Children in the first and second grades are welcome to write a paragraph. Winners will receive a $50 Wojo’s gift card and will be announced May 7. 248-627-6498.

Yard sale
From 8 a.m.-4 p.m., May 12, Boy Scout Troop 139, will host a yard sale, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville. Proceeds are for Relay For Life. 248-444-7091.

Battle of the bands
From 5:30-9 p.m., May 18, at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, the Battle of the Bands will be held. There will be vendors selling food, and the event is appropriate for all ages. In the event of bad weather, the battle will be moved indoors to the community room. There is no cost. Details: Jeanette Marks, 248-627-1461 or visit www.brandonlibrary.org.

Recycle day
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, a recycle day for electronics and metals will be held in the west side of the parking lot. Acceptable items include computers, copper, power tools, electronic appliances, and more. Nothing with refrigerants will be accepted. Details: Janet, 248-701-1654.

Gifted Hands Art Show
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 19, at the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, the Gifted Hands Art Show will be held. Eleven artists will be displaying and selling their work including woodcarvings, paintings, pottery, quilts, and more. Details:
chuizenga@centurytel.net

CreekFest volunteers
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2 the CreekFest committee for the Ortonville DDA will need friendly, mature teen volunteers ages 15 to 18 to assist with the many adult and children’s activities in downtown Ortonville. Details:Molly LaLone at
director@downtownortonville.org, 248-627-8070 orcall Barb at 248-505-2299.

Cereal drop-off
From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Sundays the Ortonville United Methodist Church (OUMC), 93 Church St., is collecting cereal to be distributed to families in need in the village for summer breakfasts. Many youth qualify for free or reduced costs for breakfast and lunches during the school year. For more details about Village Kids Breakfast Club – contact Betty Stewart 248-627-3324.

Barns golf outing
The David Barns Golf Outing and Fundraiser begins at noon, May 19, at the Golden Hawk Golf Club, 9861 Meisner Road, Casco. David Barns is the son of Goodrich High School varsity basketball coach Gary Barns. The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes 18 holes with power cart, free driving range, door prizes, and more. All net proceeds will be donated to the David Barns family. Details: Erni Boulos, 586-419-2255.

Clemetsen retires
From 4:30-6 p.m., May 17, Harvey-Swanson Elementary, 209 Varsity Dr., Ortonville will host a Community Open House in honor of Dr. Helen Clemetsen, school principal who is retiring after 38 years of service. Details: 248-627-1850.

Ice Cream Social
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., May 17, at the Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, behind the school by the stadium, the annual Ice Cream Social will be held to benefit the Brandon music department. Donations are encouraged. Details: Janice Serbinoff, 248-202-7507.

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Power outage
From 12:30 a.m.-6 a.m., May 20, a power outage is scheduled to take place for Atlas Township residents.

Fishing Derby
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 26, at 6424 Hickory Drive, Goodrich, the seventh annual Hickory Pond Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day will be held. This is for families with special needs children to come and share the joy of fishing with other children. Details: 248-245-1798.

Garage sale
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 1, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville, a garage sale to support the Brandon Choir Boosters will be held. Donations can be dropped off at the hall anytime after noon on May 31, June 1, and June 2. There will also be a can and bottle drive for the teens. Details: Sherri, 248-425-4780 or Tina, 248-807-6124.

CreekFest volunteers
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2, the CreekFest committee for the Ortonville DDA will need friendly, mature teen volunteers ages 15 to 18 to assist with the many adult and children’s activities in downtown Ortonville. Details: Molly LaLone at
director@downtownortonville.org, 248-627-8070 or call Barb at 248-505-2299.

Breakfast Club
The Village Kids Breakfast Club (VKBC) has collected boxes of cereal and is going forward with its plans to provide breakfast to children who qualify for free and reduced breakfasts an opportunity for a free breakfast this summer. Cereal may be dropped off at area busnesses including Bueche’s, Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, Brandon Fire Department Station #1, Mabelena’s, the Village of Ortonville, Art of Life, Brandon Township, and Ortonville United Methodist Church. Also, there will be a cereal drop-off booth at CreekFest. Details: Betty Stewart at 248-627-3324.

Woman’s Club
Beginning at 1 p.m., May 24, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St, Ortonville, an Ortonville Woman’s Club meeting will take place. It will be a potluck lunch, and OCEF is requesting donations of cleaning supplies. All women are invited to attend. Details: Rose Marie, 248-628-6378.

BEES
During May, the BEES program in the Brandon School District is holding evaluations for the 2012-2013 school year for children from newborn to 5-years-old with a developmental delay. Call 248-627-1800, ext. 1729 for more information.

Take a Bite Out of Cancer
During the month of May, First Impressions Dental, 1221 S Ortonville Rd. Suite D., is joining the ‘Take a Bite Out of Cancer? campaign sponsored by the Michigan Dental Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and offering free mouth swab tests to join the bone marrow registry in an effort to find matches. There’s no appointment needed. Business hours are Mon., 7:30-6:00 p.m., Tues., 7:30-6:00 p.m., and Wed., 7:30-5:30 p.m. Details: 248-627-3933.

Meetings May 21
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Goodrich Schools Board of Education, 6 p.m., Brandon Schools Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., at I-TEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road.

Latchkey Day Camp
Beginning June 1, Brandon Schools will be holding Latchkey Day Camp. The camp offers weekly field trips, water play, pizza making, and daily crafts. Enrollment for summer and the 2012-2013 school year is now taking place.Details: 248-627-1859.

Free concert
At 10 a.m., June 10, Victory World Outreach Church, 10291 Green Road., Goodrich, will host the ‘Comedian of the Year? and ‘Band of the Year.? Blaine Bowman and His Goodtime Band, will perform a free concert followed by a free dinner. The entire community is welcome. Details: 810-636-2100.

Barns fundraiser
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 9, Goodrich High School, 8029 S.
Gale Road, will host a gold buying fundraiser to aid in David Barns? fight against cancer. The fundraiser will take place in the school cafeteria. A professional will be on hand to purchase silver coins and any old, damaged gold, silver, or platinum jewelry. All proceeds to benefit David Barns. Details: 810-636-3152.

BHS band reunion
Starting at noon, June 30, Brandon High School Band will host a reunion of the classes of ?80 to ?89 at Big Fish Lake State Park on Hadley Road, Ortonville. Details:
1980sBHSbandreunion@gmail.com

Flood insurance
Starting at 5:30 p.m., June 4, the Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center Blvd., Flint, will host Senator John Gleason, local officials and representatives from the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation to provide information on flood insurance. The townhall is meant to assist Genesee County residents including residents of Atlas Township and Goodrich who were affected by the flooding that occured in early May. Services can be provided in individual situations. Details: 517-373-0142.

Meetings
Brandon Township Board
of Trustees, 7 p.m., June 4

Recycling fundraiser
This month the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St.,Ortonville will host an ongoing recycling fundraiser. The center will be collecting cookie packages, candy wrappers, ink jets, dairy containers and much more. The collection is now also taking old pairs of shoes. Details: 248-627-6447.

Blood drive
From 2 to 8 p.m., June 18, Anytime Fitness, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, will host a scholarship blood drive. Each donation can save three lives and summer is a crucial time when the American Red Cross is in dire need of blood. Your last donation must have been on or before April 23, 2012. Details: Scott Loughlin, 248-627-6479.

Sewing Club sale
The Ortonville Sewing Club will host a sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at Bueche’s Food World, 400 N. Ortonville Road, as a fundraiser to purchase supplies for the Desert Angel packing parties and soldiers serving overseas. The Sewing Club also makes quilts for veterans to be sent to the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. For more information, call Mary Ann Fry, 248-627-5068.

Cereal drop-off
From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Sundays the Ortonville United Methodist Church (OUMC), 105 Church St., is collecting cereal to be distributed to families in need in the village for summer breakfasts. Many youth qualify for free or reduced price breakfast and lunches during the school year. For more details about Village Kids Breakfast Club – contact Betty Stewart, 248-627-3324.

Homeowner’s Association
Huff Lake & Lake Louise Homeowner’s Association will host their annual meeting at 7 p.m., June 21, at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville.The topic will be lake water level management. Details: Dwight Woodbridge, 248-627-6328.

Woman’s Club
The Ortonville Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m., June 21, at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville. The meeting topic will be installation of officers. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck picnic and your own table setting. OCEF requested donation is kids snacks. Details: Rose Marie, 248-628-6378.

Tolan run
At 9 a.m., June 23, the Josh Tolan Memorial/Gift of Life 5k run and walk will be held at the Brandon High School track. The run is cross country style. Cost is $25. Register online at goracego.com or runmichigan.com. Registration forms are also available at Brandon Recreation Office or Brandon Library. Details: 248-802-6004

Volunteers for flag pole
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 26-29, the Village of Goodrich Office will seek volunteers to begin the installation of the flag pole display. Details: hanszeagleproject.ivolunteer.com

Warrior Dash Warm-up
On July 14, the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 North Hadley Road, Ortonville, will host the Warrior Dash Warm-up. Age divisions are 14-18-years-old, 19- to 30-years-old, and 50 and over. A t-shirt and meal will be provided with each entry. The proceeds will go toward new baseball fields out at the Brandon Community Park. Details: brandontownship.us.

Candidate information
‘So you think you want to serve on the school board,? an informational session for potential Brandon School Board candidates, will be at 6:30 p.m., June 25, at central district office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Details: 248-627-1802.

Meetings June 18
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.; Brandon Board of Education, 6:30 p.m.

Wildflowers
At 7 p.m., July 10, a presentation of Wildflowers of Oakland County will be offered at the Old Mill, located on Mill Street just west of South St., Ortonville. Ken Bush will discuss and present information on local wildflowers.Details: Dean Salley, 248-627-2185.

Goodrich Class of 1982
On Aug. 4 the Goodrich Class of 1982 will hold their 30-year reunion in Grand Blanc.
goodrichclassof82@gmail.com or 248-470-9122. RSVP deadline is July 7.

Focus group
From 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., July 12, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville is seeking Brandon Township residents who are interested in participating in a focus group to share ideas and suggestions on planning library services for local residents. Participants must be 18 years or older. Details: Julie Fikes, 248-627-1508 or email:
jfikes@brandonlibrary.org by July 6.

Library
At 7 p.m., July 2, the Support Our Library Committee will be meeting at Harvey’s Restaurant, 39 N Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Residents inquiring about volunteering or with any other questions needing to be answered are welcome to join. Details: Chuck Murray, 248-892-7632

Office closed
The Citizen office will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Editorial deadline is noon July 3. Details: 248-627-4332

Royal Troon Private Road SAD – Orion Township Board of Trustees voted in favor of establishing a special assessment district for the purpose of finishing the roads in Royal Troon Condos. (Sanhills, Burniah and Greenan). The next step in the process is to prepare a work plan and cost estimate.

Award bid to install fencing-On a 4-3 vote the township voted in favor for Motor City Fence Company to install 800 feet of salvaged 6 foot high chain-link fence at Wildwood Amphitheater at cost of $8,200 with understanding that any missing material will be additional costs. Funds will come from the Capital Improvement Fund.
Supervisor JoAnn Van Tassel said reason for the fence was due to repeated offenses of vandalism. Clerk Penny Shults and Trustees John Steimel and Mike Flood Jr. voted against the motion.

Kitchen items at Orion Center- The board approved on a 6-1 vote $6,372 worth of Kitchen items to be bought for the Orion Center. The items included racks, pans, and various utensils
Trustee John Steimel voted ‘no.? Steimel asked when the all the excess spending for the Orion Center will end. Community Programs Director Lisa Sokol said they needed the items in order to be able to perform wedding receptions that have already been booked.
Trustee Mike Flood, told Sokol to give the board a ‘wrap sheet? of all the items they still need with a final tally on it. Sokol said she aleady provided that to the previous and current supervisor.
Supervisor JoAnn Van Tassel disagreed and said Sokol only provided a sheet with listed material need for the building portion the Orion Center. Not all the extras.

Interlocal agreement – Orion Township Board supported the recommendation by Interim Fire Chief Robert Smith to join the Oakland County Fire Mutual Aid Association.

Authorization to sign insurance renewal-The Orion Township board authorized the supervisor to sign the insurance renewal document and Stop Loss Agreement for its liability insurance through the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA).
The policy for July 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013. For over 15 years the Township has had a $75,000 deductible per occurrence on its policy and the township is sefl insured to cover that amount. They also have a Stop Loss Agreement in the amount of $125,000.

Orion Center Classic Car Cruise – Orion Township board granted Director of Community Programs Lisa Sokol’s application for an outdoor Assembly License to have a Classic Car Show on Sept. from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The board also waived the $100 application fee.

Weed cutting contract – Orion Township board approved the contract for weed cutting services with Timber Creek Construction & Management.

Concerts in the Park – The Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority continues with their free Wednesday night concert series on Wednesday, August 1st at 7 p.m. with the music of PanaMO featuring terrific Latin Jazz and Salsa music.
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic or pick up carry-out dinner at a downtown restaurant and enjoy an evening in Children’s park.
The Gazebo Series will continue each Wednesday evening from 7pm-9:00 pm and feature the following line-up of great music. August 8 will feature Lac La Belle/ Americana Acoustic Duo and Floyd King & the Bushwackers/Folk Acoustic Trio on Aug. 15.
For more information on the free gazebo music series, contact the Lake Orion DDA at 248-693-9742 or visit www.downtownlakeorion.org

FISH pantry needs local help

Oxford/Orion FISH, a local food bank, is in urgent need of office and Pantry Volunteers? to work two days a month.?
The office hours are from 9 am. until 1p.m., twice a month and the pantry is two hour shifts twice a month.? The shifts needing help are: every other Monday from 1p.m. to 3p.m., every other Tuesday from 3 p.m. 5 p.m. and every other Thursday from 3p.m. to 5p.m.?
Volunteers choose which one will work in their schedule.?
Please call our hot line at 248-628-3933 and leave your name, telephone number and which area sounds good for you and we will call you with some information.

Milestones

Wedding anniversary- Don and Andrea Luby of Lake Orion were married 50 years ago on August 25, 1962 in Follansbee, West Virginia.? The Lubys have two children:? Susan (Steve) Poulos and Don (Kathy) Luby, and six grandchildren:? Nick, Jane, Jack, Andy, Kate and Grace, all of whom reside in Lake Orion.? Don and Andrea will be honored by family and friends with a dinner celebration.

Wedding announcment – Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Dickman of Oxford are very pleased to announce the engagement of their son Philip of Lake Orion, to Ms. Sherry Rancour of Mayville.? Her parents are Mr. & Mrs. Denny Rancour of Atlanta, Michigan.

Grand Valley State University winter semester dean’s list – From Lake Orion: Jeremy J. Babila; Christina R. Bandico; Lauren C. Barber; Holly K. Cassell; Katie M. Chernoby; Julie A. Doescher; Jessica P. Gronevelt; Calvin E. Hamilton; Jinelle R. Hudson; Susan M. Lawless; Jacquelyn R. Leggieri; Danielle D. Leigh; Megan E. McKeon; Tyler J. Meyers; Jeremy J. Peshl; Corbin M. Rainey; Rebeccah A. Rathaus; Calvin R. Schenck; Kristin M. Schumacher-Smith; Rebecca L. Seeds; Sarah E. Stoddard; Megan V. Sturza; Taylor R. Thorpe; Bradley R. Wandschneider; Claire M. Willette; Erika A. Wirth; Matthew M. Zaun

Village investment portfolio report

A summery of investments was approved at the Aug. 13 Village Council Meeting.
The overall interest rate increased slightly due mainly to an increase in earning on Oakland County Local Governmental Investment Pool funds. Average interest was .5 percent for all investments on June. This was a .05 percent increase from December 2011. The federal reserve made no move on the federal funds rate of 0 to .25 percent level.
The overall investment balances decreased by around $50,000 from the Dec. 31, 2011 summary. During that period, the village made payments toward the Streetscape Project of over $344,000 and received a refund for damages from the same project of nearly $71,000. All major Streetscape Project payments are now complete.
With the completion of the Streetscape Project and the increase in tax revenue due to the higher millage rate, the Village anticipates that investment levels will stabilize. The FDIC coverage on June 20 was $2,547,731 or 78.5 percent of total investments.
The action before the council was to receive and file the investment portfolio report, which they did as part of the consent agenda.

Workers? compensation fund

The village presented the council with the background and qualifications of candidates for the Board of Trustees election for the Michigan Municipal Workers? Compensation Fund.
There are five candidates and five positions to be filled. In the past the council has designated the administration to cast the ballot for the nominees listed on the report.
As part of the consent agenda, the Village authorized the Village Clerk to cast the Village’s ballot for the five nominees listed and then return it to the Michigan Municipal League.

Lake to be lowered: The Village of Lake Orion has applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a permit to temporarily draw down the level of Lake Orion by 36 inches.
The drawdown is to allow the Village to inspect the dam and to give residents around the Lake the opportunity to repair their seawalls. The DEQ has acknowledged receipt of the application. The Village will begin to lower the Lake approximately less than one inch per day, around Sept. 10. The re-filling of the Lake will begin on Nov. 12.
Boaters need to be aware once the Village begins to lower the Lake, they may need to get their boats off the Lake. Failure to act in a timely manner may result in their not being able to move their boats until the Lake is re-filled in October or November. Homeowners around the Lake are encouraged to apply now for any DEQ permit they may need to do work on their seawall or beach area.
DEQ can be contacted at www.deq.state.mi.us/lwm or by calling 517-373-9244. Other questions can be made at 248-639-8391.

Farmer’s Market continues: Orion Township officials accepted the request by Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to extend the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10. The farmers market is located on Anderson Street between the Fire Hall parking area and theOrion Art Center.

Eagle Valley expasion public hearing: A public hearing for the proposed expansion of the existing Solid Waste Landfill will be held 7 p.m.Wed. Aug. 29 at the Orion Township hall located at 2525 Joslyn Road. For more information call the Township Clerk’s office at 248-391-0304

Friends? Flavor Fest returns

Friends of the Addison Township Public Library present the 6th Annual ? Friends Flavor Fest & Silent Auction and Wine Tasting. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This special event will be held at the historical Addison Oaks Conference Center, 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan.
This is a wonderful evening with wine sampling provided by Oxford Wine and Beverages, which can be ordered at a discount. The wine tasting is optional but we do have light Hors D’oeuveres to compliment the wines.
Lovely background music is played by the ‘Jazz & Tonic Trio? while you stroll through an exciting Silent Auction. Last year, there was a plane ride, signed sports items, football, puck and baseball, handmade pottery, photography, jewelry, golf packages and much, much more at our Silent Auction.
Folks can join the fun by purchasing advance tickets for $25. There will be no tickets sold at the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Addison Township Library or by mailing your request to P.O. Box 24, Lakeville, MI 48366 or by calling 248-628-7796 or 248-236-0599. All the proceeds of this event will benefit the Addison Township Public Library Programs and Projects.
The Friends are happy to accept any donations you may have for the Silent Auction. Please call 248-236-0599 or email friendsofaddisontwplibrary@yahoo.com

Research family history at library

The Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) will be presenting an introductory overview of Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, and other useful online genealogy sites and tools on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.
Learn some general search tips to get you started collecting and recording your family’s history. Registration is required.
Searching family history has become one of America’s most regarded and popular pastimes. According to the National Register of Historic Places (part of the National Park Service) more than 80 million Americans are believed to be actively searching for more information about their ancestors. What better time to work on your family genealogy than October, Family History Month. Not sure how to get started?
You may call (248) 628-3034, or visit www.miopl.org, for further information or to register for this program.

Pumpkin carver returns
The Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) is pleased to welcome back local artist and master pumpkin sculptor, John Bradshaw. Bradshaw will be doing a free demonstration on Saturday Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bradshaw, a regular at Oxford’s Harvest Time Farm Market, began his artistic career as a wood carver and sculptor in the early 1970s.
He has since branched out to include pumpkins and other vegetables in his artistic repertoire.
His trademark fanciful faces and designs are always a Halloween favorite.

College finance program Oct. 11
The Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) will present a program entitled, ‘College Strategies and Timetable? on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join expert Sheryl Krasnow at the Oxford Public Library to help get your college plans and finances sorted. She will guide you through preparing for standardized testing, getting financial aid, and applying for scholarships. A must for any teen thinking about attending college! The program is free for teens and their parents.
For further information, or to register, you may contact the Library at (248) 628-3034 or go to http://www.miopl.org

Oxford Fire Dept. open house Oct. 7
The Oxford Fire Department is hosting its annual open house on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at Station #1, which is located at 96 N. Washington St.
The fun-filled event will feature a ladder truck demonstration, a helicopter landing, a visit from Maggie the Fire Dog, a smoke trailer, safety information and hot dogs.

Ghost hunting
The Southeast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SMGHS) will present a program at the Oxford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. SMGHS is one of the oldest paranormal groups in Michigan. Over the course of 16 years, the group has conducted over 200 investigations. Join Oxford Public Library and the SEMGHS for an informative and interesting evening featuring video, audio and pictures from their investigations. Appropriate for sixth-graders through adults.

Rep. Rogers to visit Rotary Club Oct. 9
U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) will address the Rotary Club of Oxford on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club at 300 E. Drahner Rd.
Lunch will be served at 12 noon and Rogers will address the group at 12:30 p.m.
To register, please call Bernie Hung at (248) 804-1597. Lunch costs $11.

Mental Health First Aid Oct. 11-12
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (2700 Waldon Rd.) in Orion Township would like to let people know about a workshop called Mental Health First Aid that will be held there Oct. 11-12. This workshop is open to all individuals. Mental Health First Aid is an international program designed to teach people a five-step action plan that can be used to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid also gives us the tools we need to be able to recognize when someone might need help.
Through the 12-hour curriculum (Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Mental Health First Aid serves the dual purpose of increasing mental health knowledge in the community as well as helping to connect people with care for their mental health issues.

Bats return to Kingsbury
The mystery behind at least one of the things that goes bump in the night will be revealed soon when the Organization for Bat Conservation visits Kingsbury along with several of their flying, furry friends.
The program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, and is free to the public. All ages will find the bat program informative and highly entertaining. It begins at 12 noon, and will be held in the Justin A. Schwartz Center (gymnasium) at Kingsbury Country Day School (5000 Hosner Road, Oxford). The ‘Bats of the World? program is part of Kingsbury’s Environmental Studies Program Lecture Series, and is funded in part through a grant from the Four County Community Foundation. For additional info, please contact the school at (248) 628-5000.

Chamber seeks ladies
The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for the Magical Makeover that’s part of the Women’s Expo Oct. 11. Please write a letter describing your candidate and explaining why she deserves a makeover. Name, address and phone number of nominees and nominators must be included.
Mail your letters to the Chamber office at 20 W. Burdick St. or e-mail them to info@oxfordchamberofcommerce.com

Gun show Oct. 20
Oxford American Legion Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., will host a gun show on Saturday Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and teens ages 13-18; $2 for kids under 13 while accompanied by an adult. For $10, vendors can set up a six-foot table beginning at 7 a.m. For tables contact Jim Parkhurst at 248-693-2444 and for more information contact Art Kitching at 248-818-9687 or call the Legion Post at 248-628-9081

Spaghetti dinner
The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1447 Milmine St. in Lakeville. There will be seatings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $3.50 for kids ages 4-12; and children 3-and-under eat free. Proceeds go to help beautify the historic cemetery. Take-out is available.
For more information, please call (248) 628-3086 or (248) 628-1828.

Oktoberfest with the Elks Club
Come celebrate the recent consolidation of the Rochester and North Oakland Elks Clubs with an Oktoberfest/Membership Party on Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at 2 p.m. The location is 3100 Pond Rd. in Addison Township, although the mailing address is Leonard.
The Elks are inviting all residents to attend this event, and consider membership. The live music will be provided by Tri City Plus Band, so make sure you wear your dancing shoes. They play a wide assortment of music, including German music for the occasion.
Authentic German cuisine will also be available, so come hungry.

Kingsbury 5K
Kingsbury Country Day School will host members of the local community, families and friends of the school as well as runners from all over Michigan for the Second Annual OktoberFAST 5K Trail Run/Walk and ‘Trick-or-Trot? race for children 9 years old and younger. The events will be held on the KCDS campus on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Participants can pre-register online for $15 at www.kingsburyschool.org.
The run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. Registration on race day is at 9 a.m. You may register on race day for $20. All pre-registered participants will receive a prize, while supplies last. There will be awards for the top three overall male and female finishers. Water and fruit will be provided. Bring a canned good to the race in support of Oxford/Orion FISH.

Halloween hours
Trick-or-treating in the Village of Leonard will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Following that, the Addison Township Firefighters Association will host a Halloween party in retired Station No. 1 next to Rowland Hall.
Trick-or-treating will take place in Oxford Village and Township from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Boo!

Donate to Love INC at ladies event
Grab the girls and head to downtown Oxford for the Girlfriends Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5-9 p.m., starting in Centennial Park.
Along with the chance to walk, talk, shop, eat, and relax, donations of new or gently used, clean winter coats will be accepted for children ages 4 to 18. New mittens, gloves, hats and scarves will also be accepted.
All Donations go to the Clothes Closet of Love INC of North Oakland County Visit www.thegirlfriendswalk.com for more information.

Glass studio to host open house
Pine Lake Glassworks invites the community to its 6th Annual Fall Open Studio, 12 noon to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. The studio is located at 1040 South Coats Road in Oxford Township.
Dave Hilty, owner of Pine Lake Glassworks, enjoys demonstrating his glassblowing craft to the hundreds of visitors attending this annual fall event.
Children from age 5 to 99 are fascinated by the opportunity to watch, up close, the gathering of 2,000 degree molten glass from the furnace. Adding color, blowing and shaping by hand using centuries-old techniques to complete a blown vessel make for an entertaining and unique way to spend an afternoon.
For more information, call 248-425-9887, or e-mail davehilty@sbcglobal.net or visit www.pinelakeglass.com

Book exchange
Come to the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) and exchange your old cookbooks and craft books with others on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop off your gently used books at the Adult Services Desk between October 14 and November 2. For each book dropped off you will be given tickets (based on book size and condition). On the day of the exchange use your tickets to shop for books! For more information please visit www.miopl.org or call (248) 628-3034.

Tag Days fund-raiser for Marching Band
The Oxford High School Marching Band annual Tag Days fund-raiser will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at various locations around town.
This fund-raiser helps offset the costs of the program and provides additional monies for things like school instruments, instrument repair, replacement uniforms and sheet music.
Please donate generously to these dedicated and talented students who perform tirelessly at football games, parades and competitions throughout the year.

FISH needs help with T-Day drive
Oxford-Orion FISH is looking for volunteers to lend some sweat and muscle to its Thanksgiving food drive.
Folks are needed to help collect non-perishable food items from Oxford and Lake Orion schools and transport them to the FISH pantry, which is located at 487 First St. in Thomas, an unincorporated community located in northern Oxford Township.
This will be done on Friday, Nov. 16. Times will vary depending on which school a volunteer is assigned or how many they wish to collect from.
Volunteers are also needed to sort the donations at the pantry from about 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16.
Folks are needed from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 to help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for FISH clients.
For more information or to sign up, please contact FISH at (248) 628-3933.

Packing party for the troops
Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 is hosting a packing party for the troops on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.
The Auxiliary is asking folks to please drop off their leftover or spare Halloween candy at Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) so it can be placed in care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.
The group is also requesting that people kindly donate their returnable bottles and cans to help cover the cost of postage for these packages. The bottles and cans can also be dropped off at Post 108. The last shipment of packages cost the Auxiliary $2,250 in postage.
Folks who have the address of a military serviceman or woman serving overseas in a war zone are asked to please share it with the Auxiliary so they can send packages to these brave souls and their comrades. Contact Auxiliary President Pat Bliss at (248) 628-3101.

Where and when to get free meals
For folks who need a free meal and those who simply don’t wish to dine alone, the North Oakland County affiliate of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is offering a fantastic service.
A number of Oxford and Orion churches participate on a rotating basis in what’s called the Community Free Meals Program. All the meals are served between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, it’s the Lake Orion United Methodist Church doing all the cooking.
Tuesday night’s meals are served up by Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Oxford.
Oxford United Methodist Church hosts the very popular Wednesday meals, while Christ the King Church in Oxford handles Thursday night’s dining experience.
‘It’s open to anybody,? said Sandy Weaver, executive director of Love INC. ‘We invite everyone who’s looking for a way to supplement their income by having a free meal. They can do it four evenings a week if they want. No questions asked. Some people come just because they’re lonely and don’t like to eat by themselves.? ? Editor C.J. Carnacchio

Fish needs help with T-Day drive
Oxford-Orion FISH is looking for volunteers to lend some sweat and muscle to its Thanksgiving food drive.
Folks are needed to help collect non-perishable food items from Oxford and Lake Orion schools and transport them to the FISH pantry, which is located at 487 First St. in Thomas, an unincorporated community located in northern Oxford Township.
This will be done on Friday, Nov. 16. Times will vary depending on which school a volunteer is assigned or how many they wish to collect from.
Volunteers are also needed to sort the donations at the pantry from about 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16.
Folks are needed from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 to help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for FISH clients.
For more information or to sign up, please contact FISH at (248) 628-3933.

Correction
In the Nov. 7 story ‘And the Award goes to…? We forgot to mention that Mike Harrison also recieved an award from the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department and Oxford Township presented an award to the Levy Co./American Aggregates. We apologize for these omissions.

Packing party for the troops
Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 is hosting a packing party for the troops on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.
The Auxiliary is asking folks to please drop off their leftover or spare Halloween candy at Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) so it can be placed in care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.
The group is also requesting that people kindly donate their returnable bottles and cans to help cover the cost of postage for these packages. The bottles and cans can also be dropped off at Post 108. The last shipment of packages cost the Auxiliary $2,250 in postage.
Folks who have the address of a military serviceman or woman serving overseas in a war zone are asked to please share it with the Auxiliary so they can send packages to these brave souls and their comrades. Contact Auxiliary President Pat Bliss at (248) 628-3101.

Film festival seeks entrants
ADDISON TOWNSHIP ? Kingsbury Country Day School’s Film Festival 2013 is the second annual short film and video competition open to all students in fifth through eighth-grades.
Students are invited to produce and submit an original video up to 2 minutes long (including credits) based on the theme ‘Integrity.?
The contest categories include: Best Original Story, Best Documentary, Best Animation, and Best Foreign Language Film.
Entry forms and films are due by January 25 at Kingsbury Country Day School.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that may include a combination of Kingsbury Country Day School faculty/staff, film/media industry professionals, educators or other qualified judges.
Winning films will be showcased for the public at the Oxford 7 Theater (48 S. Washington, Oxford 48371) on Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Go to bit.ly/KCDSff13 for more information and an entry form.

Seniors invited to Christmas party
The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its annual Christmas party for area senior citizens on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club. The party will include dinner, entertainment and prizes. To make reservations, please call (248) 969-5065.

NOTA Stuff-A-Bus
The North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) will host a Stuff-A-Bus event on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. NOTA is collecting new and gently used toys, stuffed animals, clothing, blankets and household items to be used as holiday gifts. Collections sites are Oxford Bank (60 S. Washington St.), Addison Township offices (1440 Rochester Rd.) and PNC Bank (88 Flint St.).

FISH needs muscles to move gifts
FISH needs some big, strong men to help carry out packages and bags of gifts for its Angel FISH progam on Saturday, Dec. 8 around 12:30 p.m. If anyone else would like to help that would be fantastic.
Other times are Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. Folks who can help on any of these dates are asked to please call Lynne at 248-770-9775 or email her at oxfordlmkk@aol.com

Kids lock-in to benefit Class of 2014
A lock-in for kids of all ages will be held at Oxford High School (745 N. Oxford Rd.) on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6-10 p.m.
Pizza and pop will be served. There will be sports activities in the gym. A special showing of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas? will be playing. And as if that weren’t enough, play Nintendo Wii Just Dance and participate in crafts galore.
The cost is $15 for the first kid and $5 for every sibling after that. Proceeds will benefit the OHS Class of 2014.
To make reservations, please call (248) 969-5100/ Extension 4186. Please do so by Thursday, Dec. 6.

Free meals in Oxford
For folks who need a free meal and those who simply don’t wish to dine alone, the North Oakland County affiliate of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is offering a fantastic service.
A number of Oxford and Orion churches participate on a rotating basis in what’s called the Community Free Meals Program. All the meals are served between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, it’s the Lake Orion United Methodist Church doing all the cooking.
Tuesday night’s meals are served up by Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Oxford.
Oxford United Methodist Church hosts the very popular Wednesday meals, while Christ the King Church in Oxford handles Thursday night’s dining experience.

Free Christmas play at Christ the King
Love INC of North Oakland County, along with Christ the King Church in Oxford, would like to invite everyone to a special production of ‘The Little Drummer Boy? on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free. All performances will take place at the church located at 1550 W. Drahner Rd.

Thursday will remain trash day
Oxford Village residents will continue to have their garbage and recyclables collected on Thursdays as they have been for years.
The village’s new trash hauler, the Sterling Heights-based Rizzo Environmental Services, was planning to make Friday the new collection day beginning later this month, but apparently, that plan’s been nixed, according to village Manager Joe Young.
Rizzo originally wanted to do its collections in the villages of Oxford and Lake Orion on Fridays.
However, Lake Orion didn’t want to switch from its current Monday pickup, so the plan was scrapped, Young said. ? CJC

Holiday concert at OHS Dec. 17
On Monday, Dec. 17, the Oxford High School Jazz Band, Oxford Middle School eighth-grade band and OHS Wind Ensemble will put on a concert featuring a special appearance by ‘the big man? himself, Santa Claus, as a guest conductor.
There will also be a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? and guest vocalist, Oxford resident Susan Joul, with perform with the wind ensemble.
The concert will be held in the OHS Fine Arts Center located at 745 N. Oxford Rd.
Admission to the concert is free, so feel free to bring the whole family.

Entrants sought for local film festival
ADDISON TOWNSHIP ? Kingsbury Country Day School’s Film Festival 2013 is the second annual short film and video competition open to all students in fifth through eighth-grades.
Students are invited to produce and submit an original video up to two minutes long (including credits) based on the theme ‘Integrity.?
The contest categories include: Best Original Story, Best Documentary, Best Animation, and Best Foreign Language Film.
Entry forms and films are due by January 25 at Kingsbury Country Day School.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that may include a combination of Kingsbury Country Day School faculty/staff, film/media industry professionals, educators or other qualified judges.
Winning films will be showcased for the public at the Oxford 7 Theater (48 S. Washington, Oxford 48371) on Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Go to bit.ly/KCDSff13 for more information and an entry form.

Let’s go to the casino
The OHS Senior All Night Party 2013 Committee invites everyone to go on a casino bus trip to the Greektown Casino on Saturday, Jan. 26. The cost is $40 and participants get $25 in casino play.
Can’t make that date?
There’s a second trip scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. The cost is $40 and participants get $20 in casino play.
For both trips, the bus leaves Oxford High School at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call Bonnie Dickens at (248) 535-4311 or e-mail her at bonnie.dickens@gmail.com

Rotarians to welcome 9/11 rescuer Jan. 15
On Tuesday, January 15, the Rotary Club of Oxford is honored to welcome guest speaker Dan Pantaleo.
Pantaleo was a major in the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 11, 2001 and was a rescuer at the Pentagon after the attack.
His book, entitled ‘Four Days at the Pentagon,? gives a riveting account of the experiences which occurred after that fateful event. Pantaleo has made it his mission to speak out and ensure that history does not rewrite itself. He has shared his story with high schools, service groups, and with many other groups.
Profits from Pantaleo’s book go into a fund to benefit those who were affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Those interested in attending the Oxford Rotary luncheon meeting are welcome to attend for a lunch fee of $11 per person. The meeting is held at 12 noon at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 Drahner Road) in Oxford. To reserve a seat, please contact Nancy Latowski at (248) 969-5004. Please leave a message with your name and number of guests attending.

Class of 1963 reunion
The Oxford High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50th reunion. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club.
The class will also sponsor a Pontiac Street High School alumni dance and pizza party at Oxford Elementary for the classes of 1961 through 1965 on Oct. 5.
The reunion committee is putting together classmates? mailing addresses, but it’s missing a few. If you know the whereabouts of the following people ? Kenneth Baird, Lois Budd, Jacqueline Cox (Wallace), Carolyn ‘Diane? Dennis (VanGilder), Sandra Edwards (Pratt), Paul Pennington, Edwin Sayre and Sandra Scholes ? please contact Darryl and Carla Lambertson either by phone at (248) 628-1106 or via e-mail darcarlam@aol.com Subject: Class Reunion.

Women’s Club wine tasting returns Jan. 27
Do you need a break from football Sundays?
The Oxford Women’s Club has the answer with its 9th Annual Wine Tasting fund-raiser to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Addison Oaks Banquet Center.
The fund-raiser will include complimentary gourmet hor d’oeuvres, amazing desserts and wines from around the world. Wine consultant for the event will be Dean Rondy, owner of the Oxford Wine & Beverage Co.
Tickets are $30 per person.
For tickets or further information, please contact Sharon Czarnowski at (248) 628-927 or e-mail livebob6@sbcglobal.net.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Oxford Women’s Club scholarship program and other designated community efforts.

Euchre players wanted
The Oxford Senior Center is looking for folks interested in playing euchre on Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
It costs $1 for an afternoon of play.
All games take place at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center (28 N. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford.
For more information or to sign up, please call (248) 628-9056. It’s a great way to build friendships and have fun with peers.

Snowmobile safety class
A snowmobile safety class will be offered at Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, Jan. 19.
For class information, contact the instructor, Gale, at (248) 388-0203.
Stay safe this winter.

Applicants sought for Boys, Girls State
Oxford High School juniors interested in learning about the inner workings of government or pursuing a career in law enforcement can pick up applications in the counseling office for summer programs.
Sponsored locally by Oxford American Legion Post 108 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 108, Boys State and Girls State afford young people an excellent opportunity to learn how local, county and state governments work by participating in every facet of the democratic process, from running elections to formulating public policy.
Boys State will be held June 16-22 on the campus of Northwood University in Midland, while Girls State will be held June 16-22 at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
The Student Trooper Program is also sponsored by the American Legion and will be held at Michigan State Police Academy July 14-19. Geared toward students interested in pursuing a police career, this program involves intense physical and educational training.
Applications for all three summer enrichment programs can be obtained from OHS counselor Kai-Lynn Rim. Interested OHS juniors can also call Chairperson Helen Smith at (248) 736-3104.

Avoid foreclosure
A certified housing counselor from the Lapeer County MSU Extension will be conducting a class at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to assist folks in navigating the process of preventing foreclosure.
Topics to be discussed include alternatives to foreclosure, the making homes affordable program, the foreclosure process, the new foreclosure prevention laws and crisis spending plans.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the MSU Extension at (810) 667-0341.
There is no fee for this class.

Sweetheart Dance
The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its Second Annual New Old-Fashioned Sweetheart Dance at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner, entertainment by Ray Champion, dancing, a raffle and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained by contacting Bob Holt at (248) 892-4702.

CORRECTION: In last week’s story regarding the possibility of arming the Oxford school district’s private security personnel, the name of one of the guards was incorrect. The man’s name is Jim Rourke, not Jim Park. We apologize.

Friends to host book sale Feb. 9
Come One, Come all to the Friends of the Addison Township Public Library first monthly book sale on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Addison Township Complex (old library building), located at 1440 Rochester Rd. in Lakeville.
If the program is well received, these will continue monthly on the second Saturday of each month. Proceeds support the Friends? efforts to aid and enhance Addison’s library

Blood drive at Legion Post 108
Oxford American Legion Post 108 will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1-7 p.m.
To make an appointment, please call (248) 628-1051. The post is located at 130 E. Drahner Rd., just east of M-24.

Class of 1963 grads sought for reunion
The Oxford High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50th reunion. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club.
The class will also sponsor a Pontiac Street High School alumni dance and pizza party at Oxford Elementary for the classes of 1961 through 1965 on Oct. 5.
The reunion committee is putting together classmates? mailing addresses, but it’s missing a few. If you know the whereabouts of the following people ? Kenneth Baird, Lois Budd, Jacqueline Cox (Wallace), Carolyn ‘Diane? Dennis (VanGilder), Sandra Edwards (Pratt), Paul Pennington, Edwin Sayre and Sandra Scholes ? please contact Darryl and Carla Lambertson either by phone at (248) 628-1106 or via e-mail darcarlam@aol.com Subject: Class Reunion.

Sweetheart Dance
The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its Second Annual New Old-Fashioned Sweetheart Dance at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner, entertainment by Ray Champion, dancing, a raffle and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained by contacting Bob Holt at (248) 892-4702.

Avoid foreclosure
A certified housing counselor from the Lapeer County MSU Extension will be conducting a class at the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to assist folks in navigating the process of preventing foreclosure.
Topics to be discussed include alternatives to foreclosure, the making homes affordable program, the foreclosure process, the new foreclosure prevention laws and crisis spending plans.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the MSU Extension at (810) 667-0341.
There is no fee for this class.

CORRECTION: In a Jan. 23 sports article about Oxford’s ski team, the last name of member Lars Joergens-Kokate was spelled incorrectly. We apologize.

Last Chance Daddy Daughter Dance
The Oxford High School Varsity Dance Team is hosting its First Annual ‘Last Chance Daddy-Daughter Dance? from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The dance is for OHS junior and senior girls and their fathers, stepfathers and grandfathers. It will take place at the high school. In addition to an evening of dancing, the event will feature a spaghetti dinner, courtesy of Italia Gardens, wonderful desserts, complimentary coat check and the option to purchase a commemorative photo.
The cost is $30 per couple and all proceeds benefit the dance team.

‘Gifts from the Garden? class
Lapeer County Michigan State University Extension will offer a class called ‘Gifts from the Garden,? from 11 a.m. to 12;30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The class will be held at Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Road). This is a demonstration class. The making of flavored syrups and flavored vinegars will be demonstrated. You will leave the class with lots of information.
Call the Oxford library at (248) 628-3034 to preregister. There is no cost but you must register so we can plan on space! Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all.

Enjoy some jazz at the Oxford library
The R.J. Spangler Trio will perform some live jazz at the Oxford Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
The one-hour concert is being sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America, which is committed to providing jazz and blues musicians with performance opportunities, with a special focus on the elderly and veterans who have paid their dues.
For more information, please call the library at (248) 628-3034 or visit on-line at www.miopl.org

Meet a local author
The Addison Township Public Library Book Club invites everyone to come meet local author Gloria Nixon-John and discuss her extraordinary book, ‘The Killing Jar,? on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Copies of the book are on sale now at the library’s circulation desk for $12 each.
Proceeds are being donated to the Addison library. ‘The Killing Jar? is based on the true story of Ted Lynch (a fictitious name), one of the youngest Americans to be charged with a capital crime and sentenced to death.

Pinewood Derby looking for racers
The Fifth Annual Pinewood Derby Race will be held at Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Saturday, March 9 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Boy Scout Pinewood Derby cars are welcome or kits can be obtained at Flightline Hobby store (1192 S Lapeer Rd.) in Lake Orion.
For rules and specifications, please visit www.oxfordfmc.org.
There are no eliminations, so folks can race as many times as they want and choose who they race against.
Everyone gets either a first place or second place ribbon. Sloppy joes and beverages provided.
To RSVP or if you have any questions, leave a message for Melisa at the church office by calling (248) 628-1203.

NHS fund-raiser at Oxford Big Boy
Oxford High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) will host a fund-raiser at the Oxford Big Boy on Wednesday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.
NHS will receive 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds and use the monies to help improve the community through various service projects.

Read to a dog at the Oxford library
Come to the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) and read to a special therapy dog. They don’t care how fast or how slowly a child reads. They are very patient listeners.
Children can read one of their books or one of the library’s books. The dogs like all kinds of stories.
Call the library or stop in to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Folks interested in registering or who wish to obtain more information may call (248) 628-3034, ext. 216, or visit www.miopl.org.

Mom2Mom Sale at Christ the King
The Mom’s Breakfast Club is holding a Mom2Mom Sale at Christ the King Chuch (1550 W. Drahner Rd.) in Oxford on Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Merchandise will include gently used maternity, baby and children’s clothing, toys, strollers, furniture and much more.
Admission for ‘early bird shoppers? (from 8-9 a.m.) is $2. Admission for the 9 a.m. to 12 noon shopping period is $1.
Strollers are welcome. Bake sale items and refreshments will also be available.

Bowling for Backpacks fund-raiser March 10
For just $15 and three hours of bowling, you could help fill a backpack on a weekly basis for a child in need.
On Sunday, March 10, Lakeville Elementary will host its First Annual Bowling for Backpacks fund-raiser at Collier Lanes to help support the Blessings in a Backpack program.
Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. and bowling will take place from 1-4 p.m.
There will also be a strike ball challenge auction.
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit that provides backpacks of food each weekend to school-age children that qualify for their school district’s free or reduced-fee lunch program.
Tickets may be purchased at Lakeville Elementary School or by calling Cheryl Verbeke at (248) 909-5689.

Euchre night to raise bucks for Boosters

The Oxford Wildcat Athletic Boosters Club will hold a Euchre Night Fund-raiser to help support all Oxford High School sports teams on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 7 p.m.
The event is limited to the first 120 people, so pre-registration is encouraged.
Prizes will be 25 percent of the gross.
Cost is $40 for couples and $25 for single players. Twenty-five percent of registration goes to each player’s favorite team. There will be cash bar, snacks, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.
For tickets, contact jtline@aol.com or jrlafnear@charter.net or KaCharles@chartner.net.
Also visit www.oxfordboosters.com

Pinewood Derby looking for racers

Gentlemen ? and ladies ? start your engines! The Fifth Annual Pinewood Derby Race will be held at Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Saturday, March 9 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Boy Scout Pinewood Derby cars are welcome or kits can be obtained at Flightline Hobby store (1192 S Lapeer Rd.) in Lake Orion.
For rules and specifications, please visit www.oxfordfmc.org.
There are no eliminations, so folks can race as many times as they want and choose who they race against.
Everyone gets either a first place or second place ribbon. Sloppy joes and beverages provided.
To RSVP or if you have any questions, leave a message for Melisa at the church office by calling (248) 628-1203.

Put on your dancing shoes!
The Oxford edition of ‘So, you think you can dance!? is coming to the high school’s Fine Arts Center (745 N. Oxford Rd.) on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the show are $3.
The OHS Class of 2015 is hosting his dance showcase/competition. All K-12 students are invited to audition.
Those interested in participating are asked to e-mail a video of their dance routine to debby.brown@oxfordschools.org.
Dancers selected to perform in the show will be contacted by March 27.
The winner will be determined by judges and the audience.

Time to decorate those Easter cookies
Downtown Oxford’s Sweet & Savory Bake Shop invites parents and grandparents to bring their little ones to the 9 S. Washington St. store on Saturday, March 23, so they can decorate some yummy Easter cookies. The event is free of charge and will take place between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Monetary donations will be accepted to once again help the bakery purchase cuddly Teddy bears for local police officers and firefighters to hand out to children involved in car accidents, house fires, domestic abuse situations, etc.
The one and only Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with the kids, help them decorate and pose for photographs.

Easter egg hunt at Christ the King
Christ the King Church (1150 W. Drahner Rd.) in Oxford Township is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
The event will be indoors if there’s bad weather. For more information, contact Megan at (586) 744-3426

American Legion to host gun show
A gun show will be held at Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for teens (13-18) and free for kids under 12.
All proceeds go to the American Legion and AMVETS organizations. Food will be available beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information call Jim Parkhurst at (248) 693-2444 or Art Kitching at (248) 818-9687. Folks can also call Post 108 at (248) 628-9081.
Vendors who wish to participate can do so at a cost of $10 for each six-foot table they require. Set-up is from 7-9 a.m.

American Legion to host gun show
A gun show will be held at Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for teens (13-18) and free for kids under 12.
All proceeds go to the American Legion and AMVETS organizations. Food will be available beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information call Jim Parkhurst at (248) 693-2444 or Art Kitching at (248) 818-9687. Folks can also call Post 108 at (248) 628-9081.

Recycle items to help less fortunate
Clear Lake Elementary School’s Green Team is hosting a clothing, housewares and food drive for Grace Centers of Hope.
This event will be open to the community and take place on Saturday, April 13 in the parking lot of Clear Lake Elementary, located at 2085 W. Drahner Rd.
Gently-used items can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The event is to help with the recycling of gently used items to decrease the amount of trash in landfills, promote the idea of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle? and ultimately help those in need.

New or gently-used spirit wear wanted
The athletic boosters and girls soccer program at Oxford High School are organizing a fund-raiser to be held in May that is a resale shop/vintage gear bazaar.
Folks who have any extra gently used or new, but unneeded Oxford Wildcat or college spirit wear are asked to please consider donating them to benefit the athletic programs.
Collection boxes are located in the main offices of Oxford Middle School and Oxford High School.
Contact Don Richmond at (248) 701-4036 via email at don.richmond@juno.com if you would like your items picked up.

Celebrate spring with dinner, cruise
Cruise into Spring with Addison residents Al and Sandy Craddock as they head over to Lenny Miller’s for dinner on Saturday, May 18.
The group will caravan from the Oxford Meijers parking lot off M-24 at 5 p.m. Approximately 30 corvettes are xpected.
Lenny Millers is located at 5800 Dryden Road in Dryden. For more information call Al and Sandy Craddock at (248) 628-8828

Look for new business phone book
In next week’s edition of The Ad-Vertiser, be sure to look for the North Oakland County Business Phone Book.
The 32-page special section is a quick guide to area businesses providing goods and services in our area communities.
From electronics to food to real estate, the section is a reference to shopping local at more than 170 businesses.

Classic Chorale concert April 28
Classic Chorale, a community chorus of local women, will present a concert at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CIA is looking for volunteer workers
Volunteers are still needed for the Christmas in Action (CIA) work day on Saturday, April 27. CIA is an all-volunteer organization provding free home repairs for low-income and handicapped senior citizens. The goal is to enable seniors to safely remain in their homes.
For more information, contact Larry Hice at (248) 961-5126 or visit christmasinactionoaklandcounty.org

Breakfast with Brad
State Representative Brad Jacobsen (R-Oxford) will hold office hours on Saturday, April 20 from 9-10 a.m. at the Oxford Tim Horton’s (590 N. Lapeer Rd.).

Spaghetti dinner
The Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, April 18 at 1447 Milmine St.
Seatings will be at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids ages 4-12. Kids 3 and under eat free.
Take-out is available. For more info, call (248) 628-3086 or (248) 618-1828.

CORRECTION: In last week’s story about the War of 1812 display at the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum, it was incorrectly stated that the first land battle of the conflict was the British capture of Fort Mackinac. That battle should have been characterized as ‘the first major event of the land war.?

Used book sale at Oxford library
The Oxford Public Library Friends is having its first used Book Sale of the year. Everyone is invited to shop April 24-27, 2013 at the library. Pre-sales for Friends members are from 5:00 ? 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Memberships can be purchased at the door.
The public is invited to shop the sale:
Thursday, April 25 ? 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 26 ? 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
‘Bag of Books Sale?? $1 per bag
There is a large selection of various titles, children’s fiction and non-fiction, audiobooks, music, and much more.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the library and its patrons.

Classic Chorale concert April 28
Classic Chorale, a community chorus of local women, will present a concert at the Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Postal food drive Saturday, May 11
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service’s 21st annual food drive will be held on Saturday, May 11.
Each year, in America’s largest single day food drive, known officially as Stamp Out Hunger, letter carriers across the country pick up bags of non-perishable food products left for them by households on their usual routes. They deliver those donations to local food banks and pantries. In Oxford, food donations benefit the Oxford-Orion FISH pantry.

Spring salad lunch at Immanuel UCC
Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will present its annual Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday, May 9 from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 and includes a hot food and salad buffet, desserts and beverages. Take-out is available by calling ahead to (248)628-1610.
For more information, please visit www.icucc.org or call (248) 628-1610. Immanuel is located at 1 Hovey St. at the corner of Dennison St, one block off M-24.

Golf event for LO Lions on June 1
The Lake Orion Lions Club is hosting its 18th Annual Charity Golf Outing and Dinner on Saturday, June 1 at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club.
The outing will be a four-person scramble and include a hole-in-one car give-away sponsored by Milosch Palace and a hole-in-one lawn tractor give-away sponsored by Burdick Street Landscape Supply & Equipment. Other contests include Vegas holes, raffles and silent auctions.
Cost is $120 per person before May 31 and $130 after May 31. Dinner only is $30. Hole sponsorships cost $100 and include the sponsor’s name on all 18 holes. For more information, please call Pam Kline at (248) 425-6239 or Rick Rice at (248) 933-5595. To register visit www.lakeorionlions.org

Police appreciation event at OCTV
Oxford Community Television (1775 N. Lapeer Rd.) is hosting a Police Week Tribute on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event offers the public the opportunity to meet K-9 officers, CSI units, dive teams, mounted police and special operations units. Food and music will be included. Admission is free.

Kingsbury singing contest, country fair
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Kingsbury Country Day School is inviting everyone to showcase their singing talent by becoming a contestant in its K-Factor contest.
A cash prize will be awarded for first place. All ages are welcome to participate.
Registration begins Sunday, June 2 at 12 noon in the Justin A. Swartz Center on the KCDS campus (5000 Hosner Rd.) in Addison Twp. Only the first 10 eligible people in line will be accepted. There are no age restrictions for the competition. Participates must provide their own music, and are advised to keep their lyrics appropriate for young audiences. A $20 cash entry fee is required at registration.
Singers will perform between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. For more info, please contact Tina at kfactor@kingsburyschool.org.
The singing competition will be one of many activities scheduled as part of the annual KCDS Country Fair. There will be a pub tent, inflatables, an auction, a pot-of-gold raffle (where someone might win up to $10,000), chicken bingo, old-fashioned games, a pie-eating contest, geocaching, a petting zoo, food, and artisans and vendors.

Super Singers concert June 1
Super Singers from Clear Lake and Oxford elementary schools will be performing ‘Destination Rock,? a musical that will take the audience on a rockin? journey around the world.
The show is scheduled for 12 noon Saturday, June 1 at the Oxford High School Fine Arts Center.
Students will be singing rock songs from Motown, England, L.A and back in time to the birth of Rock ‘n Roll. They will be singing, dancing and acting to some of the best rock songs ever recorded.
Tickets will be on sale on Friday, May 31 at the OHS Performing Arts Center box office from 5-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children. All Oxford students are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.

Learn more about Common Core
The greater Oakland County Republicans are holding a meeting June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Orion/Oxford Eagles Club located (317 W. Clarkston Rd.).
The club invites you to attend a panel discussion on the Common Core Standard Initiative (CCSI), a highly controversial subject these days for parents and grandparents with children in elementary through high school.
Come early to the club before the meeting and enjoy a light meal from the Kitchen

Homeschool/virtual family support group
Oxford resident Juliana Rice is starting a support group for families in virtual schools and combinations of homeschooled and virtual programs.
‘It has been my experience that nothing beats learning about a curriculum or program like talking to the real people who use it,? Rice said. ‘Not every program is great for everyone, but learning about the details, strengths and weaknesses and the true purpose of those programs can help those with questions, troubled hearts and seeking wisdom on what to do.?
Those needing an encouraging word or some answers and insight into the homeschool/virtual world can join Rice and other homeschooled/virtual school parents at Oxford Library meeting rooms on Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information e-mail rice at homeschooler_unplugged@yahoo.com

Briquettes available to help fight West Nile Virus
In an effort to supplement its current West Nile Virus program, the Charter Township of Oxford has bactimos two-blister packs available free for its residents.
The briquettes should be placed in residential and/or road catch basins, low water-retention areas and any other areas. They have an effective life of 30 days.
The briquettes can be utilized as early as the month of May and will be effective in eliminating mosquito larvae. Please read the back of the sealed package. These are to be given to our residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by the Treasurer’s Office at 300 Dunlap Road to pick up your mosquito briquettes.

1970s OHS grads invited to reunion
Oxford High School’s Class of 1973 is celebrating its 40th anniversary of graduating and it’s inviting all the other classes of the 1970s to come and party with them.
Everyone who went to OHS in the 1970s can join them on Saturday, August 3 at Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar and Grill,? located inside Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills. The class has reserved the Jack Daniels Room. Party starts at 6 p.m.
Have some food, sip some beverages (individual tabs) and let the good times roll! There is a live band, but no cover charge for the people attending the reunion. If interested, please email Theresa0203@att.net with name and number guests.

Addison firefighters to host golf outing
The Addison Township Firefighters Association will host its Third Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The event will take place at Mulberry Hills Golf Club (3530 Noble Rd.) in Addison Township.
Cost is $75 per ticket. That includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and prizes.
Proceeds will benefit the Addison Township Firefighters Association, which gives assistance to families and senior citizens in need. For more information, please call the Addison Township Fire Department at (248) 628-5600.

FISH is collecting school supplies
Back-to-school shopping can be so expensive and when you’re on a tight budget, it can be very difficult to get your children the items they need.
That’s why Oxford-Orion FISH is collecting donations for their annual School Backpack Drive.
The drive is scheduled for Aug. 1-15.
People can donate new backpacks and various school supplies such as high lighters, markers, colored pencils, folders, scissors, three-ring binders and loose-leaf writing paper.
The drop-off location is the Oxford-Orion FISH pantry located at 487 First Street in northern Oxford Township.
Items can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 1-5 p.m.
Please mail monetary donations and/or gift cards to FISH School Supplies, P.O. Box 732, Lake Orion, MI 48361.
Folks with questions are asked to please contact Lynn Kennis at (248) 770-9775.

Pancakes!
On Saturday, Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Immanuel Congregational Church (1 Hovey St.) will host a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the ‘Wounded Warrior Project.? Breakfast will consist of buttermilk, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausages and beverage. The cost $6 per person. Kids under age 2 eat for free.
Take-out is available by calling ahead to (248) 628-1610.

FISH to host open house Sunday
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Oxford-Orion FISH will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m.
The open house will take place at FISH’s food pantry at 487 First St. in the unincorporated village of Thomas, located in northern Oxford Township.
The event is an opportunity to learn about what FISH has done to help its neighbors for the last 40 years and what it continues to do. Consisting of more than 80 volunteers, the nonprofit group gave away 10,825 pounds of free food to 150 households, consisting of 320 individuals, in the last month.

Big dogs, small dogs and hot dogs
Harvest Time (1125 S. Lapeer Rd.) in Oxford Township will host a fund-raising event for the K-9 Stray Rescue League on Satuday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The local business will be grilling juicy hot dogs and tender, fresh Michigan corn to raise money for the local rescue group.
Dogs available for adoption will be on site to snuggle and fall in love with. Have your fill at the grill, then bring home a furry new member of the family.
There will also be a mystery give-away.

It’s movie night!
‘Family Movie Night Under the Stars? returns to the Devil’s Ridge Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 16 at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The Oxford Twp. Parks/Rec. Dept. will be showing ‘Wreck It Ralph? on a 40-foot inflatable screen. The movie will be outdoors, so bring lawn-chairs and blankets. Advance tickets are $3 for kids 12 and under and $4 for adults (13 and up). On-site tickets are $4 for kids and $5 for adults.

Nature programs at Seven Ponds
Seven Ponds Nature Center (3854 Crawford Rd.) in Dryden is offering its Knee-high Naturalist programs designed for children around 3 and 4 years old.
These programs are designed to awaken a child’s interest in the world around them. All classes include a nature story, animals or animal mounts to touch, a hike, nature activities or games, nature crafts to take home, and a snack.
The classes meet once a month from September through May, on either Thursday or Friday from 10-11:30 a.m..
Pre-registration is required by calling (810) 796-3200. Parents can register for whichever classes fit their schedule.
The fee for each class is $7 per child (parents are free). Members of Seven Ponds receive a discounted rate of $6 per child. Payment can be made the day of class.

Show Wildcat pride take a ride
Skalnek Ford and Oxford/Lake Orion High School Cheer Programs are partnering to raise up to $6,000 as a part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School Program.
Every person who test drives a Ford vehicle on Sat, Aug. 24 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Oxford High School parking lot will donate $20 to the cheer program.
Each test drive lasts 7-10 minutes, participants must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license Make sure to register at the blue and gold table so Oxford gets the credit for the drive.

Oxford Youth Jam
Youth from Oxford area churches will be performing in Oxford Youth Jam, a Christian music concert held in Centennial Park at 7:00 PM on Tuesday August 27th. Vocalists from 11 years old to 20 years old auditioned to be part of the concert and will be performing some of the best contemporary Christian songs of the day. The concert will feature soloists Emily Bell, Kelly Caldwell, Sam Casey, Cassidy Chaisson, Aviana Paese and Alyson Ryskamp. Headliners selected for the event are singer/songwriter Mallory Skilling and Erica Mourad performing with a live Band.
Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy great Christian music presented by young gifted vocalists from Oxford. For more information visit oxfordyouthjam.com.

Nature programs at Seven Ponds
Seven Ponds Nature Center (3854 Crawford Rd.) in Dryden is offering its Knee-high Naturalist programs designed for children around 3 and 4 years old.
These programs are designed to awaken a child’s interest in the world around them. All classes include a nature story, animals or animal mounts to touch, a hike, nature activities or games, nature crafts to take home, and a snack.
The classes meet once a month from September through May, on either Thursday or Friday from 10-11:30 a.m..
Pre-registration is required by calling (810) 796-3200. Parents can register for whichever classes fit their schedule.
The fee for each class is $7 per child (parents are free). Members of Seven Ponds receive a discounted rate of $6 per child. Payment can be made the day of class.

Show library card at local businesses
Many local businesses are teaming-up with the Oxford Public Library to support National Library Card Sign-up Month in September.
By doing so, they have generously agreed to offer either discounts on select items or services, and/or to give away free items when you show them your library card during the month of September.
For a list of participating local businesses and what they’re offering, please visit www.miopl.org.
Nearly 60 percent of Oxford’s population is a card-carrying member of the Oxford Public Library.

Pontiac St. HS alumni dance
In celebration of the Oxford High School Class of 1963’s 50th reunion, everyone who graduated from the Pontiac Street high school between 1959 and 1982, is invited to an Alumni Dance on Saturday, October 5, at what is now Oxford Elementary School.
Festivities will run from 7-10 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, which includes pizza and pop. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Meet and get reacquainted with old friends and dance to the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Oxford’s own Bill Pearson will serve as DJ.

Holiday deadline for classified ads
Due to the Labor Day holiday Monday, all classified ads for the Sept. 4 issue of The Oxford Leader must be placed by 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 30. To place an ad, please call (248) 628-4801.

Learn about nature
Seven Ponds Nature Center (3854 Crawford Rd.) in Dryden is offering its Knee-high Naturalist programs designed for children around 3 and 4 years old.
These programs are designed to awaken a child’s interest in the world around them. All classes include a nature story, animals or animal mounts to touch, a hike, nature activities or games, nature crafts to take home, and a snack.
The classes meet once a month from September through May, on either Thursday or Friday from 10-11:30 a.m..
Pre-registration is required by calling (810) 796-3200. Parents can register for whichever classes fit their schedule.
The fee for each class is $7 per child (parents are free). Members of Seven Ponds receive a discounted rate of $6 per child. Payment can be made the day of class.

Place your bets and help the OHS band

Are you feeling lucky and want to try your hand at the gaming tables?
Then get to the Fire Keepers Casino in Battle Creek on Sat. Nov. 9 and help raise some money for Oxford High School Band Boosters.
Cost is $45 per person and each person will get $20 back on a player’s card and $5 for food. The trip includes motor coach transportation to Battle Creek and five hours of gambling.
The registration deadline is Oct. 25, but act fast because only 56 seats are available.
Full payment is due upon registration and all players must be at least 21 years old. For reservations, please contact Amy Delapaz at (248) 420-4063

Gun show at Post 108 Oct. 19
Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Road) is hosting a gun show on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Six-foot vendor tables are $10 each with setup starting at 7 a.m.
Admission for adults is $5. Teens age 13-18 are $2. Kids under 12 are free.
For more information or to register as a vendor, call Jim Parkhurst at (248) 693-2444 or Art Kitching (248) 818-9687 or Post 108 at (248) 628-9081. Food will be available beginning at 11 a.m.
All firearms must be cased when entering and leaving the building. All weapons will be inspected at the entrance.
All state and federal firearms laws must be obeyed.
The American Legion or AMVETS are not liable for any damages.

Outdoor cafe for Irish Pub approved
There will be more outdoor dining options in downtown Oxford when the weather turns warm next year.
Last week, the Oxford Village Planning Commission approved plans for an outdoor cafe at Sullivan’s Public House, which plans to open at 23 N. Washington St. in mid-to-late February.
The authentic Irish pub’s patio area will be located behind the building. It will be approximately 360 square feet, surrounded by fencing and contain five tables, each with four chairs.

Book sale Oct. 17-19
The Oxford Public Library Friends will conduct a used book sale from Oct. 17-19 at the library (530 Pontiac Rd.).
The sale will feature a large selection of various titles, children’s fiction and non-fiction, audiobooks, music and more.
Sale times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19.
Friends members are invited to shop from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
All proceeds will benefit the library and its patrons.

Friends flavor fest
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library will be holding their Annual Friends Flavor Fest, Silent Auction and Wine Tasting, at the Addison Oaks Conference Center (1480 W. Romeo Rd.) on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wine will be provided by Oxford Wine and Beverage. There will be hors d’oeurves, desserts, and coffee.
Tickets are on sale until Monday, Oct. 14, for $25 person, and are available at the library.
Folks may contact jjbanas@att.net (248.969.0186) or karaaking@gmail.com (248.693.8579) for tickets or additional information.

Luncheon at Immanuel
Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ will present its annual Fall Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. See the ad on Page 17.
Admission is $7 and includes hot and salad buffets, desserts and beverages.
Take-out is available, but you must call ahead to (248) 628-1610.
For more information, visit www.icucc.org or call (248)628-1610.
Immanuel Congregational UCC is located at 1 Hovey, one block west of M-24.

Open houses at Oxford, Addison fire stations this weekend
The Oxford Fire Dept. open house will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Fire Station #1 (96 N. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford.
It was supposed to happen last Sunday, but the threat of stormy weather led to its cancellation.
Kids will get the opportunity to sit inside real fire engines and ambulances; spray water out of a fire hose; see a medical helicopter up-close (it will land between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.); learn fire safety tips and meet real firefighters. Free hot dogs, cookies and soft drinks will be served.
The Addison Twp. Fire Dept. will also conduct an open house on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-5 p.m. at Fire Station #1 (4026 Forest St.) in Leonard.
The event will include pumpkin and face painting, a fire safety trailer that fills with smoke and of course, hot dogs.

Spaghetti dinner Oct. 17
Folks craving the taste of Italy are encouraged to head over to Milmine Hall (1447 Milmine St.) in Lakeville for an old-fashioned spaghetti dinner on Thurday, Oct. 17. There will be two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.
Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 4-12. Kids 3 and under eat free.
Take-out is available. Proceeds will be used to help the Lakeville Cemetery Auxiliary beautify the town’s resting place.
For more information, please call (248) 628-3086 or (248) 628-1828.

Kochis fund-raiser
Buffalo Wild Wings (770 N. Lapeer Rd.) in Orion Township will host a Wednesday, Nov. 13 fund-raiser to benefit the children of William ‘Billy? Kochis, a 2002 Oxford High School graduate.
Kochis, 29, was killed in a Sept. 10 traffic crash on U.S. 131 south in Kent County’s Plainfield Twp. He left behind four children, all age 5 and under, and a wife, Shannon Gerbe, a 2004 OHS graduate. This fund-raiser is being held to help generate money for a college fund for the Kochis children.
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20 percent of the bill for dine-in and takeout orders between 11 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Nov. 13. This will apply to both food and drink orders, but not gift cards.
Folks wishing to attend the fund-raiser are asked to please pick up a special flyer at either OHS or Buffalo Wild Wings. This flyer must be presented to wait staff in order for the bill to count toward the fund-raiser.
There will be a silent auction from 5-8 p.m. featuring items ranging from concert tickets to autographed sports memorabilia.

M-24 plan open house
Folks wishing to view and comment on the concept plan to calm M-24 traffic and improve safety in Oxford Village are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held in the village council chambers located at 22 W. Burdick St.
Right now, the concept plan calls for additional traffic signals; the installation of multiple crosswalks with colored concrete to make them more visible to motorists; the creation of center left-turn lanes at certain intersections to reduce the number of rear-end collisions; and the construction of raised medians dividing north and southbound M-24 to both slow traffic and give pedestrians a safe harbor while crossing the busy state highway.
Right now, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has $1.48 million in funding approved for 2018 to install a left-turn lane from Minnetonka Dr. all the way to just south of Burdick St.
Village officials fear this fifth lane would only serve to make traffic flow faster through town and do nothing to enhance pedestrian safety. They wish to present MDOT with an alternate plan.

Packing party
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 will be creating care packages for U.S. troops on Sunday, Nov. 10. Those with leftover Halloween candy are asked to please drop it off at Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.).
Folks who wish to help offset the cost of shipping are asked to please make checks payable to the American Legion Auxiliary and in the memo portion write ‘Packing Party.? It costs $14.85 to ship each box and the Auxiliary usually sends 125 to 150 packages at a time. Those with questions are asked to please call Auxiliary President Pat Bliss at (248) 628-3101.

Boots for kids
Oxford firefighters will be on the streets Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17 conducting a boot drive to collect donations for the annual ‘Shop with a Hero? event Dec. 12 at the Oxford Meijer. This event gives kids in need the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for themselves and their families.
The money is used not only for shopping, but also to purchase gift cards that the parents can use to buy food for holiday meals.

Attention shutterbugs!
Want to learn how to organize, share and create gifts using online digital photography websites? Then swing by the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) on Monday, Nov. 18 for a free program from 7-8:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to edit photos in Picasa, upload photos to websites and create gifts.

The Posse wants you!
The famed Lone Ranger Posse is inviting any and all interested cowpokes to attend a meeting at Casa Real (21 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
The posse is the planning committee that organized all of this year’s Lone Ranger-related events including the movie sneak preview in July and the August parade.
Posse members are looking for eager volunteers, fresh ideas and useful resources to help with next year’s events.
The meeting will be held on Casa Real’s second floor. Hi-Yo, Silver!

Returnable drive to benefit baseball
Oxford baseball players will be pounding the pavement, knocking on doors and collecting returnable bottles/cans on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m.
Players are hoping for a big haul of returnables from local families? Thanksgiving gatherings and football parties.
To guarantee pickup, folks who wish to donate are asked to text message their address to Mike Neff at (248) 505-8017 or e-mail it to msneff30@yahoo.com.
Proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used to help purchase gear and equipment for the Oxford baseball program.

Advent program at St. Mary’s House
St. Mary’s Retreat House (775 W. Drahner Rd.) in Oxford will present a program regarding the Advent season on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented by Sr. Maria DeMonte, OP, the program is called ‘Advent: Sacred Time, Sacred Space.?
A suggested offering of $25 covers the program and lunch. The presentation is open to both men and women. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call Sr. Maria at (248) 628-3894.

Rotary Christmas party returns
The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its annual Christmas party for senior citizens on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.).
The party begins at 12 noon and includes a delicious turkey dinner and plenty of entertainment. The event is FREE for area seniors. Please call (248) 969-5065 to make reservations.

Give back with the Oxford Giving Tree
From now through Dec. 31, participating businesses will be displaying the Oxford Giving Tree in their storefronts.
Each Giving Tree will be decorated with ornaments representing charitable donations made by customers.
At the end of the promotion, all donations (money, non-perishable food items, etc.) will be equally divided amongst the following charities and nonprofits? Banbury Cross, Crossroads for Youth, HAVEN, Love INC, Meals on Wheels, Oxford-Orion FISH, K-9 Stray Rescue League, Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance and the Oxford Pregnancy Center.
For every $10 a person donates, their name will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate redeemable at businesses located within the DDA district.

Head to Leonard for the tree lighting
Looking for a touch of Norman Rockwell amidst the endless commercialization this Christmas season?
Then head to downtown Leonard on Saturday, Dec. 7 for the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
After lighting the tree outside historic Rowland Hall (23 E. Elmwood St.), attendees are invited to sing Christmas carols, enjoy a story for the kids and partake of a delightful assortment of hot beverages and holiday sweets.
It’s an old-fashioned Christmas event.
No glitz. No marketing. No sales.
Just family, joy and warmth.

Stuff a NOTA bus to help folks in need
The North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) is asking people to donate items for the needy on Saturday, Dec. 7 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Folks are asked to bring new and gently-used toys, stuffed animals, clothing, blankets and household items, all of which will be used as holiday gifts.
NOTA vehicles will be parked at each of the three donation locations ? Oxford Bank (60 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford; PNC Bank (88 Flint St.) in Lake Orion; and the Addison Township Hall, located at 1440 Rochester Rd. in Lakeville.
NOTA is hoping to pack all three vehicles full of donations, so people are asked to please give what they can.

Advent program at St. Mary’s House
St. Mary’s Retreat House (775 W. Drahner Rd.) in Oxford will present a program regarding the Advent season on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented by Sr. Maria DeMonte, OP, the program is called ‘Advent: Sacred Time, Sacred Space.?
A suggested offering of $25 covers the program and lunch. The presentation is open to both men and women. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call Sr. Maria at (248) 628-3894.

Rotary Christmas party returns
The Rotary Club of Oxford will host its annual Christmas party for senior citizens on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.).
The party begins at 12 noon and includes a delicious turkey dinner and plenty of entertainment. The event is FREE for area seniors. Please call (248) 969-5065 to make reservations.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit senior party
Oxford High School’s Project Graduation 2014 is hosting a spaghetti dinner/silent auction fund-raiser from 5-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in the OHS cafeteria as part of the Winterfest basketball game.
Dinner is $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds will go toward the Senior All Night Party following the graduation ceremony.

Let Leonard serve you at Louie’s
Leonard Elementary’s PTO is hosting a fund-raiser at Louie’s Food & Spirits (600 Lakeville Rd.) in Lakeville from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.
Teachers and staff will be donning aprons, waiting on customers and washing dishes to raise money to benefit students and the school.
Customers who dine at Louie’s that evening must tell their server they’re there for the fund-raiser, so that 10 percent of their bill will go to the Leonard PTO.

Lake Orion village hall is for sale
Lake Orion’s village hall was placed on the market Friday, Jan. 17 for $525,000 in hopes of reeling in a new destination point for the downtown.
Officials will accept what the village hall was recently appraised for, $525,000, and nothing less.
The village hall, located at 37 E. Flint St., is a masonry styled building with approximately 3,500 square feet on the first floor, and 1,900 on the second floor.
It is zoned as Downtown Center, meaning there are many options for new businesses.
Proposals are due no later than Friday, Feb. 28 by 2 p.m.
A recommendation of the selected developer is scheduled for the March 24 Lake Orion Village meeting.
If accepted, the village would have six months to move from their current location to the old senior center, during which they would pay rent to the potential developer if need be.
Developers can book tours for Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 p.m., Monday, January 27 at 6 p.m., and Friday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Additional tours can be booked by making an appointment with Perreault at 248-693-9742.
Bidders are required to register as a vendor with the MITN bid system at https://www.mitn.info/Registration.asp’ID=2261, and should use the NGIP Code 99884 when registering.

Library to host open house Feb. 8
The Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) will hold an Open House to introduce its new Literacy & Special Needs Collection and Play ‘n? Learn Zone on Saturday, Feb. 8 from Noon until 3 p.m. Children and their families are welcome to come and test out dozens of new toys, board games, and other learning tools.
The Literacy & Special Needs Collection is a combination of toys, games, flashcards, story boxes and other materials that patrons may check out and take home. Each item targets different skills such as auditory, visual, language, fine motor, gross motor, thinking and social skills.
The Play ‘n? Learn Zone is an area within the Youth Department where children can play with a wide range of educational toys.

Enrollment, free vision screenings for kindergartners
February is kindergarten enrollment month for the Oxford school district.
Pre-enrollment can be done on-line through www.oxfordschools.org
Parents are instructed to bring all the required documents to the district’s central office at 10 N. Washington St. in downtown Oxford. Documents include two proofs of residency, original birth certificate, health appraisal completed by a doctor, immunization records, vision test and driver’s license.
For more information, call (248) 969-5019.
The Oakland County Health Division offers free vision screening for all county children entering kindergarten. This screening is required under state law. To make an appointment, call (248) 424-7070.

Silent auction
The Oxford Public Library Friends is auctioning several book-themed baskets, each containing a new or gently-used book, plus items that go with that book.
Baskets will be available for bidding at the library (530 Pontiac Rd.) from Jan. 29 through Feb. 12. Proceeds will benefit the library and its patrons.
For more information, contact Jenny Prather at jprather1@gmail.com

Euchre fund-raiser
The Oxford Wildcat Athletic Boosters Club will host a Euchre Night fund-raiser on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Burning Oak Smokehouse (595 S. Lapeer Rd).
Registration is limited to the first 80 people and begins at 7 p.m.
Pre-registration is encouraged.
Cost to play is $40 per couple and $25 for individuals. Participants must be at least 21 years old. To register, call Karen Lewis at (248) 736-4044.

Tea Party debate
Should there be a U.S. Constitutional convention? That question will be debated on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Oxford American Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) in a 7 p.m. event sponsored by the North Oakland County Tea Party Patriots.
Debating in favor of a convention will be Tom Llewellyn, state director of the I Am American Grassroots Team and Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force.
Speaking against holding a convention will be Norman R. Hughes, state chair of the Michigan Conservative Union and president of Unique Strategies, LLC.
There’s no cover charge, however, donations are welcome to help offset costs.

Sheriff to address Rotary Club
Oakland County’s top cop, Sheriff Mike Bouchard, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Oxford’s Tuesday, Feb. 25 meeting.
The public is invited to attend.
Bouchard will begin speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the Oxford Hills Golf & Country Club (300 E. Drahner Rd.). Folks who wish to join the Rotarians for lunch prior to Bouchard taking the podium can do so at 12 noon for $10 per person.

Let village water trickle
Due to the prolonged cold weather, water lines have been freezing at various locations in Oxford Village. Thawing out the lines is a very challenging task and could take days to get the water service flowing again.
With warmer weather coming, the frost line will go down further, which could result in more water lines freezing.
To help avoid freezing lines, folks are encouraged to trickle their water faucet overnight or when you may be gone for an extended period of a day or more.
Folks with questions can call the village office at (248) 628-2543.

Republicans to host speakers March 4

The Greater Oakland GOP will host speakers Oakland County Deputy Executive Matt Gibb and Jim Hohman, of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, at its 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 meeting at Canterbury Village’s King’s Court Castle in Orion Township.
They will discuss economic development opportunities in Oakland County and around the state.

Relay for Life kick-off party
There will be a kick-off party for Oxford/Lake Orion Relay for Life on Thursday, March 13 at The Burning Oak Smokehouse (595 N. Lapeer Rd.) in Oxford Township.
Registration will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. while the program will run from 7-8 p.m.
RSVP to rachel.leas@cancer.org or call (248) 663-3436.
Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fund-raising event.

New twp. hall open for business Sept. 26
Oxford Township’s new municipal office complex at 300 Dunlap Rd., north of Seymour Lake Rd., will be open for business on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Friday is the last day at the old office on W. Burdick St. Officials and employees will move into their new $1.9 million home over the weekend.
The complex features a 7,000-square-foot main floor housing the supervisor’s office, clerk and treasurer’s departments and the building department. A 7,000-square-foot unfinished lower level will be used for storage and could at some point in the future house the Oakland County Sheriff’s substation.
Supervisor Bill Dunn said both office locations will be closed to the public Monday, Sept. 25 to allow employees time to set up their new offices and get everything organized.
‘We’ll be closed, but the troops will be working,? he said. ‘It’s a big job.?
Until funds become available to build a meeting room, the township board will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center (second floor) on N. Washington St. in downtown Oxford.

Dinner to help fund Strawberry Festival
The Leonard Summer Festival Committee will host two fund-raising dinners this fall to help offset costs of the annual Strawberry Festival.
The fall dinner series will commence Tuesday, Sept. 26 with a pork loin dinner which will include pork loin, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad with choice of dressings, roll and butter, dessert and beverage.
Alternate choice for kids will be a hot dog on a bun. Cost is $7 for ages 10 and over, $4 for kids 5-9, 5 and under are free.
Dinners will be served from 5-7 p.m. at Rowland Hall in Leonard. Carry outs are available. Call at least 24 hours ahead to place large carry out orders. Call Char Sutherby at (248) 628-5924 or Sandra Walendzik at (248) 628-0897 to place an order.

Basket auction at Oxford UMC
A selection of themed baskets will be available through silent auction during the annual Basket Auction at Oxford United Methodist Church (21 E. Burdick St.) on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.
There is no charge for the auction and the public is invited to attend this event to enjoy browsing and bidding.
A dinner menu of lasagna, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and beverage will be available prior to the auction at 5:30 p.m. The price of dinner is $6 for adults, children 10 and under are $4. For more information call (248) 628-1289.

The Oxford Lions Club is sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, entitled ‘Celebrate Peace,? for children who will be 11, 12 and 13-years-old on Nov. 15, 2006.
Eligible birth dates are Nov. 16, 1992 through November 15, 1995.
Contestants are asked to create a poster that visually communicates the contest theme.
Posters will be picked up from the Oxford Middle School office on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the end of the day.
The local prize is $25 and a certificate of achievement.
If you are interested, see the school office or your teacher for the complete list of rules and conditions.

Civil War history
At 7 p.m., Nov. 6, at The Old Mill Museum, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will present the story of the Michigan 22nd Volunteer Infantry Regiment narrated by local historian Lee Stewart. The discussion will focus on the 12 local men who volunteered to fight in the Civil War. Stewart will provide the volunteers? stories and their involvement in the war. The event is free. Details: 248-627-3324.

Quilt invitational
In November, the Goodrich Library 10237 Hegel Road, is hosting a the Michigan Quilt Artist Invitational which brings selected quilters together each year to promote experimentation and individual style. The quilts travel for a year to galleries, libraries, hospitals, schools, quilt shops, and needle art shows throughout the Midwest. There will 15 to 20 quilts on exhibit though November. Details: 810-636-2489.

GSRP
The Great Start Readiness Program is still accepting enrollment for families looking to provide their children with the basic preparation skills needed to be ready for kindergarten.
The GSRP Preschool program meets for 2 ? hours per day, Mondays through Thursdays at Harvey Swanson Elementary School. Details Deb Davis or Pam Chester at 248- 627-1800, ext. 1506.

Chess Club
From 5-8 p.m., Nov. 21, the Goodrich High School Chess Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner in the high school cafeteria. The food and entertainment will be provided by Chriscakes, the flipping pancake man as seen on the Food Network. Cost: $7, and free for those 4-years-old and younger. Details: 810-584-0190.

Lions football
Tickets are available for the Detroit Lions versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game on Sunday, Nov. 23 through Brandon Township Recreaton. 248-627-4640.

Road closure
Beginning July 17 Seymour Lake Road from Granger to Coats will be closed so the Road Commission for Oakland County can replace a bridge over the Paint Creek. During the closure, the detour route will be Granger to Coats to Seymour Lake and vice versa. Construction is expected to be completed by October 15.

Tip-A-Shock
at Kalloway’s
Ever wanted to be served by a professional basketball player at a restaurant? Well now’s your chance.
The Detroit Shock players and coaches Bill Lambier and Rick Mahorn will be at Kalloway’s Restaurant & Pub on Tuesday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m. serving as waitstaff.
Dubbed Tip-A-Shock, a portion of the tips will benefit the March of Dimes. The event will also feature a silent auction for exclusive autographs, raffle for prizes, inflatable games for the kids and a DJ. Call (248) 628-6500 for reservations.

Win free gas!
With the price of gasoline constantly rising, wouldn’t it be nice to win ? oh say $500 worth of it?
Of course!
That’s why you need to enter The Oxford Leader’s Gasoline Giveaway contest.
By subscribing to the Leader or The Lake Orion Review for two years, or renewing an existing subscription for two years ($48 in county, $54 out of county), one lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 in free gas from the Uncle Boombas Marathon gas station on M-24 and Drahner.
Each week all contest entries will be eligible to win either $24 in free gas, a free 20 lb. gas grill tank refil, a free Dairy Queen 8-inch Chillabration cake, or a free Mr. Pita family meal deal which serves four.
There will be four winners drawn weekly, 36 total.
The Gasoline Giveaway contest ends August 30, so hurry into the Leader offices (666 S. Lapeer Rd.) to fill out an entry form.
The winner of the $500 of free gas will be drawn soon after the contest ends. Those who win during the weekly drawings are still eligible for the Grand Prize.
Contestants must be 18 years or older. Employees and family members of Sherman Publications and Uncle Boombas are not eligible.

Dodgeball
From 8-10:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at Victory World Outreach Center there will be a Business vs. Business dodgeball tournament. Practices will be from 8-10:30 p.m., Jan. 16 and Feb. 5. Teams must have five people to compete and pay a $5 fee for the team cost.Details: 810-636-2100

Cub Scouts, dogsleds
Cub Scout Pack 340 is hosting a snowshoe hike and winter activities from 2 – 4:15 p.m., Feb. 7 at Independence Oaks County Park. Joe Gutowski and his team of sled dogs will be on hand for the hike. Activities scheduled for this outing include: nature/showshoeing talk, snowshoeing, animal tracking, t-shirt printing, dog sled presentation, and a campfire.
Details: 810-797-6088

Meet the Lincolns
Fred and Bonnie Priebe will put on a reenactment of the marriage of the Lincolns from 1-2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Brandon Library. The reenactment will be part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. The Priebes have entertained audiences across the nation. Registration is required. Details: 248-627-1461

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of every month at our office, 12 South St., Ortonville. The next social hour is Feb. 27. Details: 248-627-4332.

Last chance to tell us about love
If you have been married for 30 years or more we want to know about it.
For the special Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day edition, The Citizen newspaper is seeking wedding pictures and a statement explaining the best part of your lasting relationship in 30 words or less. Please stop by The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville or e-mail your wedding photo by Feb. 9 to:
citnews@charterinternet.com.

Garden club
At 7 p.m., Feb. 10, the Goodrich Garden Club will host a meeting to share garden pictures and swap catalogs at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 M-15.
Details: 248-625-4414.

School board election
Goodrich-The deadline to file petitions for the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education elections is 4 p.m., Feb.10 with the Genesee County clerk/election coordinator’s office, 900 S. Saginaw St., Flint. The election is May 5. There are two seats available, both four-year terms, expiring June 30. Those who wish to be on the ballot can file a petition (with a minimum of six signatures) or pay a $100 fee.
Details: 810-591-2201.

‘Pastapalooza?
Ortonville- Hillside Bible Church is offering a free pasta dinner every Thursday night for 12 weeks as a means of showing support to the community in a tough economic climate.
Billed as ‘Pastapalooza,? the next free homemade meal will be from 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12, at the church, 173 Church St. No donations will be accepted.

Spaghetti dinner
In the mood for a tasty Italian meal?
Then check out the Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Lakeville Cemetery Auxilliary on Wednesday, April 19 at Milmine Hall (1447 Milmine St.).
Choose from two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. Adults are $6, children $3, two and under are free.

Youth football
The Oxford Junior Wildcats Youth Tackle Football is gearing up for the 2006 season. Registration is in early May. A board meeting will be held Monday, April 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Oxford Public Library in meeting room A and is open to the public. Attendance is encouraged. Visit www.oxfordjrwildcats.com for more information.

Creative writing
The Friends of the Addison Township Public Library are pleased to offer a creative writing workshop on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m.-Noon.
The workshop is open to the public at no charge, but does require pre registration and seats are limited.
Margo LaGattuta, published author and winner of many awards, including the 2005 Mark Twain Award will conduct the workshop. Margo is Associate Editor for Suburban Lifestyles in Rochester and writes a weekly column, articles and reviews. She teaches writing at University of Michigan ? Flint, Baker College and Oakland Community College and conducts writing workshops both locally and nationally. For more information and to register a spot, call 248-628-4811.

Parenting talk
Join the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance organization on Tuesday, April 11 for The Gift of Being Welcomed, a talk about the promise of parenting.
Inspired by a beautiful image of child rearing from West Africa, the event will focus on the feelings of awe and wonder as newborns are welcomed into their village as honored guests. The children are received as unique expressions of life rathar than objects of pride and expectation.
The talk will be presented by Richard Chakrin who has facilitated many parent education classes in a variety of settings for the last seven years. He has his masters degree in early childhood education and also teaches classes on non-violence for Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
The event will take place at the Oxford High School library from 6:30-8 p.m. and is free to the public, although donations are appreciated. To register, call 969-5177 by April 7.

Easter Bunny photos
The one and only Easter Bunny will appear at Oxford Bank’s main branch Friday and Saturday (April 7-8) to pose for photos. A minimum $3 donation per person or child gets you a personal picture with the famous rabbit. Proceeds benefit the bank’s Relay for Life team. The bunny will be there Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Coffee hour
The Citizen hosts a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of every month at our office, 12 South St., Ortonville. The next social hour is March 27.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Blood drive
From 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 19, The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Brandon High School auxiliary gym, 1025 S. Ortonville Road.
All walk-ins are accepted and donors must be at least 17-years-old and at least 110 pounds. Details Kim, 248-875-5551.

Race night
Moms and sons are welcome from 6-8:30 p.m., March 27 at the Hillside Bible Church for a Night at the Races. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. There will be cars, food, and games. Hillside Bible Church is located at 173 Church St. , Ortonville. Details: 248-627-2513.

Prom fashion show
At 4 p.m., March 15, Goodrich High School will host a Goodrich Prom Fashion show. Tickets will be sold at the door, $5 per adult, children 13 and under $3. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser for the class of 2010.
Details: 810-695-5347 or 810-513-7171.

CCIRF study
Answers to questions regarding the recent CCIRF, (Capital and Cooperative Initiatives Revolving Fund) project study were released on Wednesday. Check out some answers regarding the study and waste hauling on our website, thecitizenonline.com.

Road closed
Big Fish Lake Road between Connell Road and the north county line is scheduled to be closed April 28 (previously scheduled for today, April 22, but was postponed due to rain earlier this week). The Road Commission of Oakland County will be replacing a drainage culvert under the road. During the closure, the detour route will be Silver Birch Road to Fox Lake Road to North Hadley Road (in Lapeer County) to Hadley Road to Oakwood Road to Connell Road and back to Big Fish Lake Road.

VFW Post 582
Ortonville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 582 recently had its annual election of officers for 2009-10. They include Commander Don Kengerski, Senior Vice-Commander Chuck Ellis, Junior Vice-Commander Dane Guisbert, Quarter Master Lee Stewart, Adjutant Ron Turnbull, Post Advocate Bill Duman, Service Officer Don Kengerski and Trustees Cliff Filhart, Carl Jeffreys and Chuck Rockwell.

Prayer in the park
At noon, May 7, Lakeview Community Church, 10023 South State Road, Goodrich, will host a prayer in the Goodrich park pavillion off Erie Street, downtown. RSVP: 810-636-2077.

Casino
At 8 a.m., May 5, a trip to Soaring Eagle Casino will leave the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville. Reservations are due by April 29. Details: 248-627-6447.

Deer feed plots
Brandon Twp.- A free workshop on deer feed plots sponsored by Antler King is planned for noon-3 p.m., April 25, at Tractor Supply Company, 700 S. Ortonville Road. Details: 248-627-3708.

Meetings April 27
Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Attention 2009 Graduates
If you are a resident of the Goodrich or Ortonville areas graduating from a high school other than Brandon or Goodrich and wish to be included in The Citizen’s 2009 graduation edition, please send a graduation photo to The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, Mich. prior to May 26. Please include name and high school.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St., Ortonville. The next social hour is May 29. Details 248-627-4332.

Horton-Renn, Grange
Brandon Twp.-The Horton-Renn Insurance Agency, 1839 S.Ortonville, announced that it is a new independent agent partner of Grange Insurance.
‘We’re very excited to add Grange to the list of exceptional carriers we represent,? said Walt Renn, agency principal. ‘The company’s commitment to ‘Ease of Doing Business,? extends to its customers as well as its agent partners.?
Grange claims their service is among the tops in the industry, with 96 percent of its customers surveyed expressing satisfaction with their claim experience, added Renn.
‘We live in the communities we serve and can choose from a variety of carriers to find the right fit for each policy holder.?
Details: 248-627-2020, www.hortonrenn.com

Valley Tent Rental
Goodrich-based Valley Tent Rental has recently acquired Elite Tent Rental, a Davison company.
Jeff Valley, company owner, said he started Valley Tent Rental 13 years ago with a single tent and expanded to include carnival equipment, games, inflatables, dunk tanks, popcorn, sno-cone, cotton candy, and hot dog machines and more. Rentals are available for weddings, reunions, graduation parties, church festivals, picnics and more. Elite Tent Rental featured frame tents designed for installation on asphalt or concrete. Details: 810-459-7368.

Attention 2009 graduates – If you are a residents of the Goodrich or Ortonville areas graduating from a high school other than Brandon or Goodrich and wish to be included in The Citizen’s 2009 graduation edition, please send a graduation photo to The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, Mich. prior to May 26. Please include name and high school.

Memorial Day – The Citizen newspaper office will be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen May 26 at 9 a.m.. 248-627-4332.

Coffee hour – The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St., Ortonville. The next social hour is May 29. Details: 249-627-4332.

GHS hockey returns – The Goodrich High School Varsity Hockey team announced last week they will return to the ice for the 2009-2010 season. GHS Hockey Coach Brian Tangney reported that the team is currently participating in a spring league in preparation for the fall season.
After 25 years, a lack of players coupled with a tough economy prompted the end of the Martian hockey program for the 2008-09 season.

Summer reading registration – On June 1, registration begins for the Brandon Township Public Library summer programs. The Youth Summer Reading Program will begin the week of June 22 and ends Aug. 12. ‘Get Creative at Your Library? will begin June 8 and end Aug. 5. Details: 248-627-1460 or www. brandon library.org.

Memorial fundraiser
Brandon Twp.- A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise funds to prepare a park site for a bench memorializing Larry Roberts is planned for 5-10 p.m., June 9, at the Brandon High School cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road.
The modern bench, donated by Roberts? widow, Rebecca, will be placed at the township park, located at 1414 N. Hadley Road. Larry Roberts was the public safety aide for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon substation for nearly 8 years, until his death Feb. 2, 2008 following a battle with cancer.
Funds raised from the spaghetti dinner and auction will be used to install 400-plus lineal feet of boardwalk as well as a concrete sidewalk to allow access to the area where the bench will be placed.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $10. Details: Rebecca Roberts at 248-628-1486 or call Brandon Parks and Recreation at 248-627-4640.

Camp fundraiser
Brandon Twp.- Help campers by dining-in or ordering carry-out from 5-9 p.m., June 4, at MacPhee’s Restaurant, 650 S. Ortonville Road.
A portion of the proceeds from food and drink purchases will be given to the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School camp scholarship fund. Please specify that you are there to support BFIS.
For carry-out, call 248-627-2891.

SkateFest 2009

SkateFest 2009 is planned for June 27-28 at the Ortonville Skate Park at the corner of Ball and Cedar streets.
The event will feature music, food, and competitions for skateboarding, rollerblading and bicycling.
Details: 248-627-4640.

Summer reading registration
On June 1, registration begins for the Brandon Township Public Library summer programs. The Youth Summer Reading Program will start the week of June 22 and end Aug. 12. ‘Get Creative at Your Library will begin June 8 and end Aug. 5. Details: 248-627-1460 or www.brandon library.org.

Goodrich budget
At 7 p.m., June 8, the Village of Goodrich will host a public hearing on its proposed 2009/2010 budget at the Goodrich Village Offices, lower level, 7338 S. State Road.

Featured artists
From 6- 8 p.m., June 11 at Cranberries Cafe in downtown Goodrich, local artists Barbara Bouck and her daughter, Rhonda (Bouck) Hagerman of the small artist co-op ‘Artfully Natural,? will be featured on the Cranberries wall throughout the month of June.
Their artwork includes acrylic paintings, fused glass, prints and jewelry. ‘Artfully Natural? can also be viewed on the internet at artfullynatural.webs.com and on their webstore at artfullynatural.etsy.com.

Goodrich Farmers Market
Vendors are needed for selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts at the Goodrich Farmes Market Thursdays 3-7 p.m.. Applications are at the Goodrich Village Office, 7338 S. State Road. Details 810-636-2570.
Relay for Life, Spring Fling
From 6-9 p.m., May 27 a fundraiser for Relay for Life of Brandon-Ortonville, at the Old Town Hall, Mill Street downtown Oronville. Trade your gold for cash and shop too. A percentage of sales to be donated to the Relay for Life in June. Hosted by team, ‘Just Beat It!? Details: 248-969-8830.
Casino Trip
At 9 a.m., June 4, the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Department will host a trip to Greektown Casino (returning at 4 p.m.) Cost is $25 per person and includes $20 in slot play. Details: 248-627-4640.
Bald Eagle Lake
At 9:30 a.m. June 6, the Bald Eagle Lake Property Owners Association will conduct its annual mmeting at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. Issues of concern to lake residents will be discussed. New board members will be elected. (Only paid members may vote.) Details:www.belpoa.org
Brandon Hawks Soccer
From 6-8 p.m., June 15 & 17 (boys) and June 16 & 18 (girls), at the Brandon Township Community Fields (Oakwood and Hadley roads) the Brandon Hawks will host travel soccer tryouts. Must attend both nights, bring cleats, soccer ball, shine pads and water. Details: brandonhawkssoccerclub.com; 248-909-4166.
Storytimes
At 11 a.m., June 18-July 9, Miss Carol visits the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road, with stories, games, music, and crafts. Kids from 3-5 are invited. Call the library at 810-636-2489.
Writing Workshop
At 6 p.m., June 30, Michigan author Renee Hand (romance and fantasy novels) will host a writing workshop for teens. This is a hands-on workshop will include instruction and advice. Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road. Details: 636-2489.
Class of 1999
A 10 year class reunion is being organized for Aug. 29, at Main Street Billiards, 215 S. Main St., Rochester for the class of 1999. TBA. Details: www.Brandon99.com., 248-935-3019 Lauren Thom.

Books for Bikes
Nearly 40 area elementary students participated in the Masons? Books for Bikes contest which began in October and concluded April 15. For each eight pre-approved books students read, they were entered into a drawing for one of six new bikes donated by area Masons. Second place students received $25 gift cards to Walmart. Joe D’Anna of Papa Bella’s Pizza 425 Mill St. provided pizza also as prizes for the reading contest.

Tree trimming
Consumers Energy contractors announced on May 6 they will be clearing trees from electric distribution primary lines on the Gale Road circuit in the township. The impacted area is approximately between the north side of Perry Road, the south side of Ray Road, the west side of Gale Road and Irish Road on the east side.
Residents should be advised that Consumers Energy uses blue paint to mark affected areas. A ‘dot? indicates ‘pruning and trimming,? X indicates removal.

Free tan for cans
Families and individuals in need may have a brighter holiday season as a result of the Tans for Cans Drive at The Tan Company (112 N. Washington St.) in Oxford. From December 3 to December 19, The Tan Company will collect non-perishable food items for FISH to distribute to those in need. In exchange, The Tan Company will give FREE tans and product discounts. The more cans brought in, the more free tans and discounts customers will receive. For more discount details, contact The Tan Company at 248-628-7745.

Santa Claus at Echo Grove
On Saturday, December 10, Santa will make his 5th annual visit to The Salvation Army Echo Grove Camp in Leonard. There will be two settings; the first at 9:30 a.m. and the second at Noon. A full buffet breakfast will be served at both. The cost is $8 per child and up to two adults eat free with each family. Additional adults are welcome at $8 each. Other activities include hayrides, crafts, movies and of course a visit and picture with Santa.

Attention scrapbookers
Kingsbury School will have an all day Scrapbooking event on Saturday, January 28, 2006, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Event highlights are large work spaces, door prizes, massages, goodie bags and a catered lunch.
Please call Kingsbury School at (248) 628-2571, or visit their website at www.gokingsbury.org to download a registration form.

Babysitting for shoppers
Need some kid-free time for a few hours? Immanuel United Church of Christ has scheduled a Parents Day Out on December 10. The downtown Oxford church will watch your children ages 3-12 on that Saturday, from 1-5 p.m. It will give parents a chance to take a break’do some shopping, do some wrapping, or work on other projects without children interrupting.
The cost of the babysitting service is just $2 per hour for the first child and $1 for each additional child. Snacks and activities will be provided. Parents need to call the church at (248) 628-1610 ASAP to reserve a spot for their children.

VFW Seeking veterans living in Oakland County
Veterans living in north Oakland County who have served overseas in any war or conflict are welcome to join the North Oakland VFW Post 334. The Post meets the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2005 in the lower level of the meeting room of the Knight’s of Columbus Hall (1400 Orion Rd., Lake Orion).
The present 90 members of Post 334 served either in World War II, Korea or in Vietnam. According to Post Commander Gary Clouse, there are many Veteran’s Administration programs available that benefit veterans, such as low cost prescriptions, and the best way to stay abreast of these benefits is by participating in an organization like the VFW. Also, any veterans who are new residents of north Oakland County will find joining the North Oakland Post a good way to make new friends. VFW Post 334 was started in 1984 and in that year the State of Michigan ranked number one in the country in VFW membership.
For more information, call Gary clouse at (248) 693-4825, Quartermaster Ron Deachin at (248) 693-4267 or Ernie Baker at (248) 391-6933.

Local company collecting toys
Jasso Tree Service will collect toys for Toys for Tots at their Lake Orion building (637 Brown Rd.) until Noon on December 22 during business hours Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jasso has collected toys for needy children in Oakland County for many years.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., June 27. Details:248-627-4332.

Basketball clinic
From 9 -11 a.m., from June 16 to 19 Goodrich Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Jason Gray will coordinate an elementary basketball clinic for girls entering grades 3 to 8 in the GHS gym. Cost is $50 and registration is available at the door. Details: 810-591-2251 ex. 1212.

Casino
The Edna Burton Senior Center has openings for a Motor City Casino trip on June 23. The bus leaves the center at 9 a.m. The cost is $24 per person and you receive $20 back. To reserve your seat: 248 627-6447.

Farmers Market
Vendors are needed for selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts at the Goodrich Farmers Market Thursdays 3-7 p.m.. Applications are at the Goodrich Village Office, 7338 S. State Road. Details: 810-636-2570.

BB&E
From 6-9 p.m., June 19 Beets, Beats, & Eats at Crossman Park in the village will host Community Outreach with dinner offered by OUMC. The event, held every Friday night through Sept. 4 at the park, features local vendors, musicians, and dinner. Vendor space is always available for $10-$15 per space. Details: Debbie Baker at 248-240-0907 or Liz Waters at 248-941-4152.

Meeting June 15
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.

Angel Food Ministries
The Goodrich United Methodist Church is now a host site for Angel Food Ministries, a national monthly food program allowing people to stretch their monthly food budgets. This is not an income-based program – there are no contracts or minimum income requirements. All are welcome to place an order in this program. Orders for June are being taken through June 14 every Wednesday from 5-6 pm and Sundays at 11:15 am in the Family Life Center entrance, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich. Order distribution day is June 27 from 10-11:30 am. Copies of the current menu will be available at the church or can be viewed online at www.goodrichumc.org. Details: Julie Kaminski, 810-636-2908.

Tennis Camp
The annual Brandon Tennis Camps run by Brandon High School Coach Brian Moore have been scheduled for June 15-18 and July 27-30. There is a girls only singles camp from 7-9 a.m., followed by skills camps from 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-noon. The skills camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Players will be grouped according to age and skill level’there is no experience required. Contact the Brandon Community Education office on Sherman Court to sign up or Brian Moore at bmoore@brandon.k12.mi.us or at 248-627-1820 for more information. Cost is $25 for one week or $35 for both.

Brandon Hawks Soccer
From 6-8 p.m., June 15 and 17 (boys) and June 16 and 18 (girls), at the Brandon Township Community Fields (Oakwood and Hadley roads) the Brandon Hawks will host travel soccer tryouts. Must attend both nights, bring cleats, soccer ball, shin pads and water.
Details: brandonhawkssoccerclub.com; 248-909-4166.

Coffee hour
The Citizen hosts a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., June 27. Details: 248-627-4332.

Casino
The Edna Burton Senior Center has openings for a Motor City Casino trip on June 23. The bus leaves the center at 9 a.m. The cost is $24 per person and you receive $20 back. To reserve your seat: 248-627-6447.

Flag program
At 7 p.m., July 1 the Ortonville Community Historical Society will host a special program on the American flag at the general membership meeting. Local Veteran and Ortonville VFW member Lee Stewart will speak on flag history, proper display of the flag and proper folding of the flag. In addition, an outdoor ceremony to properly dispose of any old flags you might have will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the outdoor ceremony to burn the old flags.

Farmers Market
The Goodrich Commons will be filled with Goodrich Farmers Market every Thursday from June through September between 3 and 7 p.m. Vendors are needed, which can include local farmers and vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts made from scratch and more. There are applications at the Goodrich Village Office at 7338 South State Road. Details: (810) 636-2570.

Vacation Bible School
Beginning at 9 a.m., from June 22-26 Vacation Bible School will be held at Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, on the corner of Sashabaw and Seymour Lake roads. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Details: 248-628-4763.

Art contest winners
Winners of the third annual BB&E Art Contest sponsored by Art of Life of Ortonville have been announced. The first place winners of the professionally judged portion of the contest are: ‘Feathers? by Joel Braue, ‘Canned Flowers? by Lily Stotz, ‘For Mom? by Kalyn Justice, and ‘Calla Lily? by Joan Price. The People’s Choice winners are: ‘Dragonfly? by Kyra Burger, ‘Canned Flowers? by Lily Stotz, ‘For Mom? by Kalyn Justice, and ‘Gone Fishin? by Wanda Quigley.

O’Mara Scholarship
Three Goodrich High School graduates were recipients of the Kayla O’Mara Memorial Scholarship at a June 6 ceremony held at Goodrich High School. Winners of a $1,000 scholarship were Bobby Short and Rachel Giza. Daniel Bradburn was awarded a $500 scholarship.
The scholarship is presented in memory of Kayla O’Mara, a standout runner, and a special teammate, student and friend at Goodrich High School. Kayla died in an auto accident on Jan. 24, 2006 during her junior year. The scholarship is awarded to well-rounded Michigan high school seniors who demonstrate hard work and achievement in academics or athletics, commitment to their team, and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. In four years, the scholarship has awarded a total of $17,000 to deserving high school graduates.

Detroit Tigers
The Brandon Township Parks and Recreation has limited tickets to the Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins Aug. 8 The bus will depart the Brandon Middle School at 11 a.m. The trip includes luxury motor coach transportation, ticket and pizza before the game. Details: 248-627-4640.
Class of 1999
A 10-year class reunion is being organized for Aug. 29, at Main Street Billiards, 215 S. Main St., Rochester for the class of 1999. TBA. Details: www.Brandon99.com., 248-935-3019 Lauren Thom.
B.E.E.S.
The B.E.E.S. program is a preschool program in the Brandon School District for children from birth to 5-years-old with developmental delays. To qualify for this free program, the child must display a delay in one or more developmental areas. These areas include speech and language skills, motor skills, social skills and cognitive skills. The program meets throughout the school year. Evaluations for the 2009-10 school year will be completed the week of August 3rd. Contact: (248) 627-1800. ext 1437.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., July 31. Details: 248-627-4332.

Schools
of Choice
The Goodrich Area Schools received 44 applications for 22 openings in the Schools of Choice lottery conducted on June 15. Parents received notification of acceptance by June 26.
Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education voted on March 23 once again to enroll Schools of Choice students from contiguous intermediate school districts. This constitutes any county that touches the Genesee Intermediate School District (Livingston, Shiawassee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Lapeer and Oakland counties).

Postcards
From 7-8:30 p.m., July 23, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., is hosting a Postcard Art Show and Sale. The theme for the Summer Reading Program is ‘Be Creative @ Your Library,? and the public is invited to participate. Postcard-sized artwork created and donated by local residents will be displayed and sold for $5 each as a fundraiser. Details: 248-627-1461, www.brandonlibrary.org.

FAME
season ends
Fine Arts: A Mainstream in Education (FAME) a fine arts advocacy group working with the Goodrich School District to plan educational art and music events since 2005, has cancelled its fifth season due to a lack of participation. The announcement was made at the Goodrich School Board meeting on Monday.

Farmers Market
The Goodrich Commons will be filled with Goodrich Farmers Market every Thursday from June through September between 3 and 7 p.m. Vendors are needed, which can include local farmers and vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts made from scratch and more. There are applications at the Goodrich Village Office at 7338 South State Road. Details: (810) 636-2570.

BB&E
From 6-9 p.m, July 3 Beets Beats & Eats, at Crossman Park in the village will host a free bounce house for children and offer VIP parking for the Ortonville Fireworks at Tractor Supply Company on M-15. Free passes will be provided.

Firefighters 5K Run
The first annual Firefighters 5K Run and Walk is planned for 9 a.m., July 5, beginning at Groveland Township Fire Station #1, 14645 Dixie Highway.
The race will benefit Groveland Township and Atlas Township firefighters. Cost is $15 or $20 if registering on race day. Awards will be given to the top male and female overall, as well as to the top three male and female finishers in several age groups in the 5K run.
Details: Jason at 248-240-2028 or Terry at 810-287-7835.

Haystack Dinner
From 4-7 p.m., July 11, the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., will host an all you can eat Haystack Dinner. Cost is $8, dine in or take out. Details: 248-627-6447.

Writing Workshop
At 6 p.m., June 30, Michigan author Renee Hand (romance and fantasy novels) will host a writing workshop for teens. This hands-on workshop and will include instruction and advice. Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road. Details: 810-636-2489.
Vacation Bible School
From 9 a.m.-noon, July 13-17, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School at the church, 270 Grange Hall Road. The program is open to youth ages 3 through sixth grade. Details: 248-627-6222.
Flag program
At 7 p.m., July 1, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will host a special program on the American flag at the general membership meeting. Local veteran and Ortonville VFW member Lee Stewart will be speak on flag history, proper display of the flag and proper folding of the flag. In addition, an outdoor ceremony to properly dispose of any old flags you might have will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the outdoor ceremony to burn the old flags.
Brandon tennis camp
Choose between 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – noon for skill development and 7-9 a.m. for varsity caliber match play on July 27-30 at the Brandon courts for Brandon tennis camp. The camp is open to any kid who just wants to get better at tennis. Stop in at the Brandon Community Education office on Sherman Court 248-627-1800 or email Coach Moore at bmoore@brandon.k12.mi.us for more information. Cost is $25 per session.
Detroit Tigers
The Brandon Township Parks and Recreation has limited tickets to the Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins game Aug. 8. The bus will depart the Brandon Middle School at 11 a.m. The trip includes luxury motor coach transportation, ticket and pizza before the game. Details: 248-627-4640.
Beginners tennis
From 9-10 a.m., Aug. 3-7 at the Clarkston Lakes Clubhouse there will be a beginners? tennis camp. Registration will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 20 and 21 at Burt Elementary, from 9-10 a.m. on July 27 and 28 at the Clarkston Lakes Clubhouse. There is a $10 fee and a maximum of 20 participants.
Class of 1999
A 10-year class reunion is being organized for Aug. 29, at Main Street Billiards, 215 S. Main St., Rochester for the BHS class of 1999. TBA. Details: www.Brandon99.com., 248-935-3019 Lauren Thom.
B.E.E.S.
The B.E.E.S. program is a preschool program in the Brandon School District for children from birth to 5-years-old with developmental delays. To qualify for this free program, the child must display a delay in one or more developmental areas. These areas include speech and language skills, motor skills, social skills and cognitive skills.Contact: (248) 627-1800. ext 1437.

Goodrich
Garden Walk
From 10 am-4 pm, today, the Goodrich Garden Club will host a walk through six gardens. Tickets $7 Details: 810-636-4011 or 810-577-3509.

Washburn Road
On July 21 the Genesee County Road Commission will begin work on Washburn Road between Kipp and County Line roads. The estimated 10-hour project will include depositing limestone on the surfacem completing the project which started in the Fall of 2008.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., July 31. Details:248-627-4332.

Community playground
Brandon Twp.- Wanted: 30-40 volunteers to help build a playground for the community’s children.
All the equipment for a playground system valued at about $69,000 has arrived in the township; however, assistance is needed to construct the Michigan Playgrounds structure at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road.
A community playground build is scheduled for July 18, but Parks and Recreation Director Fred Waybrant has only about six volunteers right now, and he needs a few dozen more.
The playground is 1,800 square feet, holds up to 90 children, and is universally accessible. Additionally, there will be a swing set because of a matching grant obtained by Michigan Playgrounds. Waybrant needs volunteers to bring sockets, ratchets and stepladders to help, as well as persons willing to bring grills to cook on. Food and water donations are also needed to care for the workers.
Details: 248-627-4640.

Vacation Bible School
From 9 a.m.-noon, July 13-17 the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will host a Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through 6th grade. Details: 248-627-5462.
Garden Club Meeting
At 7 p.m., July 14, The Goodrich United Methodist Church will host a garden club meeting. The speaker will discuss floral design. Details: 810-636-4011.
Tech Camp
From 1-4 p.m., July 13-17, Brandon Township Public Library 304 South St., will host a technology camp for grades seventh-12th. Each participant will be given a flash drive and each day they will learn something new. At the end of the week they will produce a short film to enter into the Teen Film and Photo Contest on Aug. 6. Details: 248-627-1461.
Cooking with Herbs
At 10 a.m., July 18, Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road. Ortonville will host a demonstration of how to use herbs in cooking. Master Gardener Noonie Kowalski will lead the class. Details: 248-627-6498.
Wojos Kids Club
At 10 a.m., July 18, Wojo’s Greenhouse 2570 Oakwood Rd. Ortonville will host a Kids Club. Details 248-627-6498.
Helping Heroes
Between 1:15 p.m-1:30 p.m., July 18 the Helping Heroes of Michigan will roll their annual motorcycle road rally event through the township finishing at Bullfrogs, Ortonville. Details Chad Parenteaw 810-730-4902.
BEES
The BEES? program is a preschool program in the Brandon School District for children from birth to 5-years-old with developmental delays. To qualify for this free program, the child must display a delay in one or more developmental areas. Evaluations for the 2009-10 school year will be completed the week of Aug.3. Details: 248- 627-1800. ext 1437.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., July31. Details:248-627-4332.

Community playground
Brandon Twp.- Volunteers are still needed to help build a playground for the community’s children today at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road.
All the equipment for a playground system valued at about $69,000 has arrived in the township;
Details: 248-627-4640.

Hockey,
golf outing
At 8 a.m., Aug. 15 the Goodrich Varsity Hockey team will be hosting their seventh annual golf outing at the Goodrich Country Club, 10080 Hegel Road.
The cost, which includes 18 holes with a cart and a luncheon afterward, is $70 per player of $280 per team. There is a limit of 36 teams, and all proceeds will benefit the hockey team.
Contact Chrys Tagney at 810- 636-3833 and Karen Geml 248-627-2633.

Board election
Brandon School District residents wishing to seek a four-year board seat beginning Jan. 1, 2010 must file by 4 p.m., Aug. 11 at the County of Oakland Election Division, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Mich. The election date will be Nov 3. One seat will be vacant due to the expiring term of office for D’Anna Keeble. 248-858-0564

Meeting
Atlas Township Board of
Trustees, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission
Atlas Twp.-The township planning commission did not take action on changes to the master plan during Wednesday’s meeting. The master plan, which is reviewed every five years, is a guide for land use in the community it serves.
On May 20 the planning commission hosted a public hearing at the Goodrich Middle School Cafetorium which drew about 60 residents to discuss the township master plan.
Copies of the master plan are at the Atlas Township Hall, the Goodrich Library and via a link on the Atlas Township website, atlastownship.com. Comments may be mailed or emailed to the Atlas Township Clerk, attention: planning commission.
A vote may be considered at the 7 p.m., Aug. 19 planning commission meeting.

Loose dogs
The Ortonville Village Council along with Sgt. Pete Burkett of the Brandon substation reminds area residents to make sure dogs are vaccinated, licensed, and when they are off your property, make sure they are on a leash.
Several area residents have reported stray dogs in the village during the past few months. The issue will be discussed at the next Aug. 3 village meeting

Blue star families
Brandon Township residents with a family member serving in the military are eligible to receive a free Blue Star flag.
Township resident Alice Marsh supplies the service flags, first made popular during World War II when flags were displayed in front windows. Marsh has given out more than 90 Blue Star flags and has also presented three Gold Star flags to families that have lost loved ones in combat.
While the flags are free to military families in the township, those outside the township can get a flag for $5. Details: Alice Marsh at 248-627-6162.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., July 31. Details:248-627-4332.

Board election
Brandon School District residents wishing to seek a four-year board seat beginning Jan. 1, 2010 must file by 4 p.m., Aug. 11 at the County of Oakland Election Division, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Mich. The election date will be Nov 3. One seat will be vacant due to the expiring term of office for D’Anna Keeble. 248-858-0564

Fundraiser
From 5 – 8 pm, July 28 the Brandon/Groveland youth gaming group will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St. All proceeds will help fund their trip to the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Details.248-939-6274 or email Dietz265@aol.com

O’Mara race
The fourth annual Kayla O’Mara Road Race will run from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Goodrich High School.
A $23 entry fee includes a t-shirt, which is only guaranteed to preregistered runners. Races include a 10k Michigan State Championship, 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run.
Pizza and fruit will be available after the race, as well as raffle prizes.
Race proceeds go to the Kayla O’Mara Memorial Scholarship.
Packet pick-up and late registration will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Goodrich High School. The same will be available on race day at 7 a.m.

Economy pain?
Dr. Jay Stark of Brandon Chiropractic Center will offer free back adjustments from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 at St. Anne Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road.
The service is intended for those who are in need, having lost their job or insurance in a tough economy.
‘I just want to help,? said Stark. ‘We’re all in the same boat, struggling, and we need to help each other out.?
Stark will perform an examination on individuals before giving an adjustment. Jan Tait will also offer free Healing Touch therapy. The service may continue on subsequent Tuesdays.
For more information, call 248-627-9595.

Frog jumping
At 10 a.m., Aug. 1, Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville will host the fifth annual frog jumping contest. Bring your own frog or use one of Wojo’s’prizes will be awarded for largest and most beautiful frog. 248-627-6498.

Blue button
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Meeting July 27
Village of Ortonville council, 7 p.m.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., Aug. 28. Details: 248-627-4332.

Millage vote
Genesee County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday Aug. 4 to decide on a 0.9 countywide millage for Hurley Medical Center. If approved county residents will pay $90 in taxes on a $200,000 home which will generate about $10 million per year for the next 10 years for Hurley. Polls open at 7 a.m. in Genesee County.

Lake Louise
At 7 p.m., Aug. 4, the Lake Louise Homeowners? Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall, 486 Mill St., Ortonville. Be represented. Be informed. Dwight Woodbridge (Pres.) 248-627-6328 Kevin Travis (Sec.) 248-627-7332.

Blaine Bowman
At 7 p.m., Aug. 6, Victory World Outreach Church located at 10291 Green Road, Goodrich will host Blaine Bowman and his Good Time Band, the 2002, ‘Trio of the Year,? ‘Band of the Year,? and ‘Comedian of the Year.? This free concert is composed of blues, western swing, rock, country, jazz and southern gospel. Contact 810-636-2100.

Armageddon
From 9 a.m-5 p.m., Aug. 8 the Brandon/Groveland youth gaming group will host a 40K Armagedon Battle at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St. Entrance fee is $15 and includes lunch. Details: Kris at 248-969-2522 or email balrogbuddy625@aol.com.

Meeting Aug.3
Brandon Board of Trustees, 7 p.m

Blue Button
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Angel Food Ministries
The August menu is now available for Angel Food Ministries at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Angel Food Ministries is a national monthly food program helping people stretch their food budget.
Everyone is welcome to place an order on this program. August orders are now being taken at the church 8071 S. State Road., Goodrich on Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m and Sunday at 1:15 pm. Last day to order for this month is Aug. 16. Order pick-up day is Aug. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. Copies of the current menu are available at the church or online at www.goodrichumc.org. Details: Julie Kaminski at 810-636-2908.

Golf scramble
At 8 a.m., Aug. 22, the 10th Annual Brandon Township Parks and Recreation Golf Scramble will begin at the Goodrich Country Club. Cost is $75 per player and $300 per team of four. Play includes 18 holes with a shared power cart, continental breakfast, snack, dinner, free golf gifts and door prize drawings.
Pre-registrations at 395 Mill St., Ortonville. Registration forms are available www.brandontownship.us. Holes are available to sponsor for $50. Team sponsor for $335. Door prize donations are also accepted.
Details: 248-627-4640.

Coffee hour
The Citizen will host a social hour with coffee and sweet treats the last Friday of each month at our office, 12 South St. Ortonville. The next social hour is 9 a.m., Aug. 28. Details:248-627-4332.

New detective
Brandon Twp.- The township has a new detective.
Dale Brown, 41, replaces former Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris Pacholski who has been reassigned.
Brown has been employed with the sheriff’s office for 17 years, including a stint with alcohol enforcement, and as a patrol officer in Oakland Township, Rochester Hills, and Orion Township. He is excited about his first assignment as a detective.
‘I’ve worked here a few times on overtime,? Brown said. ‘It’s a nice community and I’m looking forward to the opportunity. It should be an enjoyable stay.?
Brown is married to Marcie and is a Waterford resident.

Mailboxes hit
Brandon Twp.- Police are investigating the destruction of more than four dozen mailboxes in the township.
A newspaper carrier working in the area of Perry Lake and Seymour Lake roads discovered 56 mailboxes that had been damaged or destroyed, possibly via a baseball bat, around 4:08 a.m., Aug. 5. The remains were scattered across the road.
Anyone with information can call the Brandon substation at 248-627-4911.

Clarification
The Heritage Garden, a native plant landscape located adjacent to the Town Hall in Ortonville, was funded by the Oakland Native Partnership Initiative. A matching grant was offered by the Farm Bureau. (‘Village heritage garden issues grow,? The Citizen, Aug. 1, page 3.)

Palulian resigns
Brandon Twp.- Just over a year after announcing his intention to become part-time after 25 years as the township’s full-time building director, Tim Palulian has officially retired.
Supervisor Kathy Thurman is currently enforcing ordinances and said the township will begin advertising for a part-time building director. Applicants must be licensed in building inspection and plan review. The job description also includes ordinance enforcement.
Currently, Groveland Township Fire Chief Steve McGee is performing building inspections and plan reviews for Brandon Township as needed, and is paid per inspection.
Thurman hopes to have the building director position filled by the end of September.

Missions fundraiser
Brandon Twp.- A fundraising dinner for National Christian Missions is planned for 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Bullfrogs Bar and Grill, 2225 Ortonville Road.
Ray Reynolds, a Brandon High School graduate, is raising money to support his missionary work in Portland, Oregon. That work includes restoring unsafe homes and feeding the hungry.
Bullfrogs will donate a percentage of their sales from the dinner to support Christian ministry in Portland. Tuesdays are also all-you-can-eat shrimp night at Bullfrogs. Details: 248-627-7755.

Meetings Aug. 10
Brandon School Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.
Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.
Groveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Blood Drive
From noon – 6 p.m., Aug. 11, St. Mark Church 7296 Gale Road, Goodrich will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. The need for blood is increased during the summer months. Walk-ins are always welcome. Details: 810-690-4 1734 to schedule an appointment.
BHS girls swimming
At 8 a.m., Aug. 12 practice for the Brandon girls swim team starts at the BHS aquatic center. All girls who are interested should bring a bathing suit, goggles, workout clothes and tennis shoes.
Playground scramble
At 8 a.m., Aug. 22, the 10th annual Brandon Township Parks and Recreation Golf Scramble will begin at the Goodrich Country Club. Cost is $75 per player and $300 per team of four. Play includes 18 holes with a shared power cart, continental breakfast, snack, dinner, free golf gifts and door prize drawings. Pre-registrations at 395 Mill St., Ortonville. Registration forms are available www.brandontownship.us. Holes are available to sponsor for $50. Team sponsor for $335. Door prize donations are also accepted. Details: 248-627-4640.
Children’s Center
Goodrich Children’s Center enrollment for 2009-2010 fall programs are open. The Children’s Center offers programs for children from six weeks through age 12 that include infant/toddler care, pre-school for ages 3 and 4, extended day for pre-school children, Kinder Kare, and before/after school care for school age. The licensed center hours are from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F. Details: 810-591-5201 or email cpusteln@goodrich.k12.mi.us. Website: www.goodrich.k12.mi.us.
Angel Food Ministries
The August menu is now available for Angel Food Ministries at the Goodrich United Methodist Church. Angel Food Minstries is a national monthly food program helping people stretch their monthly food budget. Everyone is welcome to place an order on this program. August orders are now being taken at the church, 8071 S. State Road., Goodrich on Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m and Sunday at 1:15 pm. Last day to order for this month is Aug. 16. Order pick-up day is Aug. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. Copies of the current menu are available at the church or online at www.goodrichumc.org. Details: Julie Kaminski at 810-636-2908.
Bake-Off Contest
Good Times in Goodrich will host a Bake-Off contest from 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 29. The deadline for the contest is Aug. 21 with judging based on: taste, 45 percent; appearance, 30 percent; originality, 15 percent; and ease of preparation, 10 percent. All entries must include full recipe listing all ingredients with measurements, instructions and baking times.Details 810-348-4127 or goodrichevents@gmail.com. Entry forms available at Village of Goodrich Offices, Atlas Township Offices and the Goodrich Library.
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Cartridge World, schools talk
Communication is now open between the school district and local Cartridge World owner Bob Mott. A few weeks ago, Mott said he was frustrated by the lack of response from the district after he attempted to find out information on printer ink and toner contracts and bids. But now, he says he’s spoken with several administrators and staff, who said there is currently no contract and the district will go out for bids this summer. Until then, Mott says they’re taking ‘a wait and see attitude.?

Flower Fair this weekend!
Head to Lake Orion’s historic downtown this Saturday and Sunday for the ninth annual Flower Fair and Home & Garden Marketplace. Fair hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 72 booths will line the four block intersection of Broadway and Flint Streets selling annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, trees, garden art, landscaping ideas and home improvement items. This year will feature eight farms and nurseries as well as local nonprofits. The fair will also feature live music and tasty treats.

Correction
To correct a news brief printed in last week’s Review, the Lake Orion Village Council did not approve an agreement with Orion Township to collect taxes for the village.’Instead, they approved a change in the date in the ordinance regarding collection of penalties.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, June 25, at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Chamber meeting
At noon, June 8, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting at the Brandon Township Library. The Citizen Advertising Manager Jackie Nowicki will be speaking about Ortonville 411.com. Details: 248-627-8079.

Hotchkiss
From 1-5, June 11, the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., will host a celebration to honor Fran Hotchkiss for 35 years of service. Hotchkiss, head of Youth Services, is the recipient of honors such as the 2004Michigan Children’s Librarian of the Year, given by the Michigan Library Association.

Henley
From 4-7 p.m., June 17, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will host a celebration for Judy Henley, retiring OCEF food pantry director at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., in honor of her service to the community. The Cans for Christmas truck will be parked outside the library awaiting food donations.

Meeting June 7
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7 30 p.m.

New at The Citizen
Karen Koviak is new to The Citizen advertising staff. A long-time resident of Independence Township in Clarkston, Koviak is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She has been married 23 years to Ken Koviak and has two children, Scott and Kathleen, who are currently attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Koviak said she enjoys shopping, gardening and walking with her golden retriever. Koviak has extensive experience with several metro area advertising agencies.

Softball fundraiser
At noon, June 12 the Atlas Township Firefighters will play the Goodrich School Teachers in a softball game at the Reid Fields behind the bus garage near Erie Street, Goodrich. Food and refreshments will be available. Donations will go toward the Atlas Township Fire Department scholarship fund.
Details: 248-425-1940.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, June 25. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Nuccio
meet-and-greet
At 8 a.m., June 15, District One Oakland County Commissioner candidate Beth Nuccio will host a meet and greet at Harvey’s Restaurant, 39 N. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. The meeting is for the public to ask Nuccio questions, if they have any. There is no charge. Details:
www.electbethnuccio.com or Gina Muzzarelli at (248) 672-7610.

Soccer tryouts
The Brandon Hawks Soccer Club is holding tryouts from June 15-18 at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 North Hadley Road. Boys U-9 to U-18 will be trying out on June 15 and 17 between 6 and 8 p.m. Girls U-9 and U-18 will be trying out on June 16 and 18 between 6 and 8 p.m. Players should attend both tryout dates and bring cleats, shin guards, a ball and a water bottle. There is no cost to attend tryouts. Details:
www.brandonhawkssoccerclub.com or brandonhawkssoccerclub@yahoo.com

Meetings June 14
Groveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Brandon School Board
of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.
Goodrich Village
Council, 7 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council,
7:30 p.m.

Meeting June 16
Coffee Club, Ortonville United Methodist Chuch, 93 Church St., 7:30 a.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, June 25 The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 Website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Lake
Homeowners
At 7 p.m., June 24 the Lakes Huff & Louise Homeowners Association will host their annual meeting at the Old Town Hall 486 Mill St., Ortonville. All lakefront residents are invited to the annual meeting which will include pizza and pop, along with discussion of weed treatment, water quality and election of officers. Featured speaker will be Lois B. Robbins, a worker for land preservation and ecological awareness in North Oakland County. For more information call: Dwight Woodbridge (Pres.) 248-627-6328 Kevin Travis (Sec.) 248-627-7332.

Coffee Club
From 7:30-9 a.m., June 23, The Citizen newspaper will host the Coffee Club at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. Come prepared to discuss what’s new with your business and network with many area businesses. The event is free. Details 248-627-4332.

Keeping the Earth
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 21-25 Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church will host ‘Keeping the Earth? Day Camp for children ages 5-12. The cost is $15 per child for the entire week. We are offering extended day care for children until 5:30 p.m., if needed. There will be an additional charge of $5 per day for extended care. This is summer day camp with an ecological flair. Details: 248-627-3072.

Meeting June 21
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Goodrich School Board of Trustees 6 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, July 30 The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Fourth of July
The Citizen newspaper office will be closed July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July and will reopen at 9 a.m. July 6. 248-627-4332.

Substitute pay
The Goodrich School Board voted 5-0 (absent Board President Michael Tripp and Trustee James Bertrand) on Monday night to reduce the teacher substitute pay from $93 to $81 per day. Goodrich Superintendent John Fazer said the district will save about $25,000 per year. The district currently spends about $225,000 per year on substitute pay.

Coffee Club
From 7:30-9 a.m., June 30, The Citizen newspaper will host the Coffee Club at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St. Come prepared to discuss what’s new with your business and network with many area businesses. The event is free. Details: 248-627-4332.

Casino
On July 8, the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation will host a trip to Detroit’s Motor City Casino. The bus will leave Ortonville at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Cost is $20. Details: 248-627-4640.

Meetings June 28
Ortonville Village
Council, 7 p.m.
Brandon Schools Athletic Committee, 5 p.m.

Meetings June 29
Brandon Schools Finance Committee, 5 p.m.
Special Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, at 9 a.m., Friday, July 30. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

July Christmas
From 1 to 3:30 p.m., July 25, the Community Christmas Toy Store will host a charity picnic at the Brandon Township Park, 1414 Hadley Road. The picnic, which will include a barbecue, hotdogs, soda and snacks, will be held to recognize past supporters and to collect toys for Christmas distribution. The picnic is free, but the organization asks that attendees donate one unwrapped new toy per person. There will be games and an appearance from Santa Claus.

Fourth of July
The Citizen newspaper office will be closed July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 6. Details: 248-627-4332.

The Citizen newspaper office will be closed July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 6. Details: 248-627-4332.

Body found
The body of a 33-year-old Brandon Township man was found in a field near the 700 block of E. Glass Road around 3:30 p.m. June 26.
The man’s girlfriend, who reported him missing to police at 11:45 p.m., June 25, made the discovery. She had last seen him at about 10 p.m., June 23 at a residence near the field where he was found. The subject had been drinking and she became concerned after he did not return and she found her handgun missing.
According to police reports, the man was found with a gunshot wound to the head and the gun was recovered at the scene. It appeared the man had been there for a period of time.

Meeting July 6
Brandon Township Board of
Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Coffee Club
From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., July 7, The Citizen newspaper will host the Coffee Club at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St. Come prepared to discuss what’s new with your business and network with many area businesses. The event is free. Details: 248-627-4332.

Historical Society
At 7:30 p.m., July 6, the Ortonville Historical Society will host a general membership meeting at the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., Ortonville near the intersection of Mill and South streets. New members and the community are welcome. Also a chance to win door prizes. Details: Andrea Turnbull, 248-904-0890.

Library closed
On July 3, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St. will be closed in observance of Independence Day. The library will reopen at 10 a.m., July 5. Details: 248-627-1462.

Ortonville fireworks tonight
The Ortonville Fireworks are scheduled for dusk, July 3 at the Brandon Middle School, 609 Ortonville Road. A rain date will be dusk on July 4. Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis recommends arriving early since parking at Brandon High School will be limited this year.
Kwapis said CERT members will be on-site at the 30 minute fireworks to help direct traffic. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit Brandon Recreation.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, July 30. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

CSC
A 63-year-old Brandon Township man was arraigned July 7 on one charge of criminal sexual conduct, second degree, in front of 50th District Court Judge Ronda Fowlkes Gross.
Kenneth Norman Long was apprehended July 6 at his home in the 1200 block of Kent Road by Brandon Township deputies and the Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team without incident. He was wanted on a felony warrant for criminal sexual conduct, 2nd degree that occurred in Pontiac in June.`
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dale Brown of the Brandon substation said the sex offense was committed against a child and no further details are currently available as the case is pursued.
Long is being held in the Oakland County Jail on a $1 million bond, no 10 percent.

Skatefest
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 14, the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance is sponsoring Skatefest Extravaganza, a skateboard and bike competition at the Ortonville Skate Park on Ball streets. Pre-registration is Aug. 5 and cost is $10. Register at the event for $15.

Volleyball camp
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 12-15 a Brandon Girls? volleyball daycamp will be held the Brandon High School gym. The camp is designed for girls entering fifth -10th grade and is open to all schools. Players should bring tennis shoes, a water bottle and knee pads.

Brandon Twp.- Treasurer’s office employees discovered that a machine that folded and stuffed the summer 2010 tax statements had, on occasion, double-stuffed tax statements in individual envelopes.
It is believed the error was caught before more than a dozen envelopes were stuffed with two tax statements.
Treasurer Terry Beltramo asks anyone who does not have an escrow account with their mortgage company and has not yet received a tax statement to contact his office, as well as anyone who has received a statement that is not theirs. The treasurer can be reached at 248-627-2853 or return the statement to the treasurer’s office at 395 Mill St.
Tax errorGroveland Twp.- Grange Hall Road will be resurfaced from Dixie Highway to Jossman Road beginning the week of July 12 by the Road Commission for Oakland County.
The road will remain open throughout the project which is expected to be finished by the end of July.
Grange Hall Road resurfacingGroveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.
Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.
Meetings July 12
The Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance is sponsoring Skatefest Extravaganza, a skateboard and bike competition. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Ortonville Skate Park on Ball street. Pre-registration is Aug. 5 and costs $10. Registering at the event costs $15.
Skatefest

There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, July 30, at The Citizen, 12 South St. Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.Coffee hourJuly is about more than heat waves this year. It’s about presents.
A community charity picnic will take place from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on July 25 at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road, to celebrate Christmas in July. The cost of admission is one unwrapped new toy per person, which will be donated to families with unemployed parents.
‘The increase in unemployment is really sad,? said Betty Stewart, president of the Community Christmas Toy Store. ‘We’re concerned more children with parents struggling will have trouble come Christmas.?

Christmas in JulyJust as a two-month project to resurface M-15 through most of Atlas Township comes to an end, a second project through Goodrich is soon to begin.
Phil Sekela, of the Michigan Department of Transportation’Davison, said on July 19 a total of 1.57 miles of M-15 through the Village of Goodrich will be milled and resurfaced. In addition, sidewalk ramps meeting new standards for pedestrian accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, sidewalk repairs, and curb and gutter maintenance will be completed. Most of the work will be done at night. The project should be completed by Aug. 21 and is paid for by both federal and state funds.
Goodrich road repair

Groveland Twp.-There are about 90 energy kits still available at the township offices, available to residents on a first-come first-served basis.
The township received $53,700 to purchase 512 energy kits earlier this year, thanks to the state Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).
Bob DePalma, township supervisor, said residents will need to have a utility bill to verify township residency in order to recieve the kits.
.The energy kits produced by Michigan GREEN should save residents about $150 per year for some homeowners, said Doug Russell, executive director Michigan GREEN. The kits include such items as 1.5 GPM (gallon per minute) Earth Massage Showerheads, four-13 Watt CFLs (60W incandescent equivalent) lights, switch plates and outlet sealers. Details: 248-634-4152.
Energy kitsThe deadline for candidates seeking one of three open seats on the Goodrich Village Council is 4 p.m., Aug. 10.
.To file, provide an affidavit of identity and nominating petition to the Atlas Township Clerk’s office, 7386 S. Gale Road. A minimum of 15 valid signatures of voters registered in the Village of Goodrich is required.
Goodrich Village Council incumbents Ed York, David Lucik and Rick Horton are up for re-election. Two candidates who receive the most votes will serve four years. The third greatest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.
Goodrich electionsMeetings July 19Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m.
Atlas Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.

There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, July 30 The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 Web site. Details: 248-627-4332.Coffee hourOrotonville Village
Council, 7 p.m
Atlas Township PublicHearing 6:30 p.m.
Meetings July 26Brandon Twp.- On Thursday, area residents can take advantage here of services they would normally have to travel to Pontiac for.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 29, the Oakland County Clerk’s Mobile Office will be at the township library, 304 South St.
The mobile office allows clerk employees to use laptop computers and printers and provide on-the-spot copies of birth certificates, death certificates, passports, or other public records. Normal copy fees apply.
‘We so appreciate the hospitality of the Brandon Township Public Library,? said Clerk Ruth Johnson. ‘Our office in Pontiac can be a long way for people, especially with gas prices today. We’ve put most of our services on our website, but we realize that there are people without Internet access or those who may be more comfortable with personal service. In an effort to reach out to all our communities, our Mobile Office pilot project will offer convenient one-day stops in each of the western, eastern, northern and southern portions of the county.?
Details: www.oakgov.com/clerkrod or call 248-858-0168.
County clerk’s mobile officeAt 7 p.m., Aug. 10, the Brandon Township Public Library 304 South St., will host a brief tree planting ceremony to honor Nancy Sounart, Youth Department librarian, who recently passed away. Details 248-627-1462.Sounart honored

The Goodrich School Board re-elected ‘Michael Tripp president, Tim Zirnhelt vice president, Doug Tetmeyer secretary and Linda Jackson was named treasurer at the Monday School Board meeting. In addition, new school board trustee Niki Wiederman offically joined the board following the May election.

Board officers namedThe future of funding township law enforcement will now move to a second public hearing at 6:30 p.m., July 26 after a 4-1 vote to establish a special assessment district last month.
The township established a contract with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department about 15 years ago, funded by 1 mill from area property owners, netting about $330,000 per year. The millage was renewed in 2008. Due to steady increases in the police costs, in 2005 a special assessment of $50 for every improved lot and $25 for unimproved lots was implemented by the township board, which garnered about $163,000 for the deputies.
However, following the expiration of the special assessment this past January, coupled with a decline in property values which dropped the police revenue to $296,000, the township coffers now lack about $100,000 to cover the police contract this year.
On Monday night the board will hear public comment regarding the amount of a the special assesment and which property will be included.
Details: 810-636-2548
Public hearingThe Goodrich Commons will be filled with the Goodrich Farmers? Market every Thursday from June through September between 3-7 p.m. Vendors are needed, which can include local farmers and vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts made from scratch and more. Details: 810-636-2570
Farmers? Market

There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen 12 South St. Ortonville at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug.27. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.Coffee hourGroveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Goodrich Village
Council, 7 p.m.
Brandon School Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.
Ortonville Village
Council, 7 p.m.
Meetings Aug. 9Brandon Twp.- The public is invited to attend the grand opening for the new Instructional Technology Exploration and Collaboration Center (I-TEC), located adjacent to the Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Aug. 8.
I-TEC, a $2 million project funded as part of the $73 million bond approved by voters in 2006, is primarily for students, but will also be used for professional development for staff and district officials are exploring the potential for corporate entities to utilize it.
The center features two learn labs in which the teacher freely moves around the room and students are always looking at each other, three projectors, web cameras, and netbook computers for every student. A collapsible wall allows for large group instruction and the creation of multiple conference rooms. Other small rooms allow students a quiet area to work.
I-TEC grand opening

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Goodrich village candidates
Two newcomers will challenge incumbents for three Goodrich Village Council seats in the November general election.
Village residents and first-time candidates Doug McAbee and Phil Jackson will challenge incumbents Ed York, David Lucik and Rick Horton. The two candidates who receive the most votes will serve four-year terms. The third greatest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.

Meeting cancelled
The Aug. 16, Atlas Township Board of Trustees meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 20.

GHS orientation
Visit Goodrich High School at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 25 to find out what to expect at GHS this year. Freshmen will receive their schedules, locker assignments, have school pictures taken, tour the building, and obtain administrative paperwork at this time. Students attending this session are not required to attend registration day. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Details: 810-591-2201.

Meeting Aug. 16
Goodrich Schools Building
and Site
Committee, 4:30 p.m.

School supplies
The Holly Area School District and the Holly Area Youth Assistance will be stuffing backpacks with school supplies and giving them to needy students. The school supplies drive will have a drop box at Groveland Township Hall, 4695 Grange Hall Road. The donations, ranging from backpacks to pencils to Ziploc bags, will benefit students within the Holly Area School District. The final donation pickup will be Aug. 31. Details: 248-328-3181.

Good Times
Good Times in Goodrich will bring more than good times. It’s going to bring crafts, a flea market, and a bake-off.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 28, the craft show will take place at the tennis courts in the Goodrich village commons. The cost is $40 for one 10’x10? outdoor space. Applications are due by Aug. 19.
The flea market will take place during the craft show and will cost $20 for one 10’x10? outdoor space. The application is due by Aug. 19.
From 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28, bake-off participants must fill out an entry form by Aug. 24 with a $5 entry fee. The bake-off will take place at the Goodrich commons. Details: 810-348-4127, jennymckenzie@comcast.net.

Community Yard Sale
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept 25-26 the Wojo’s Walkers will be hosting a community yard sale at Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Ortonville Crop Walk. Yard sale donations are accepted at Wojo’s Greenhouse daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. No clothing please. Spaces will be available to rent for $15 each. Details:248-627-6498.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville, at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug.27. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

GHS orientation
At 6:30 p.m., Aug. 25 the Goodrich High School staff and student council will be holding the 2010/2011 Orientation in the Goodrich High School auditorium to let students and parents know what to expect for the upcoming school year. Freshman will receive their schedules, locker placements, tour the building and have their school pictures taken. Parents are encourged to attend this with their students. Details: 810-591-2251.

GHS registration
From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 25-26, Goodrich High School will be hosting registration days instead of mailing back-to-school packets to students. Aug. 25 is exclusively for seniors and juniors and Aug. 26 is reserved for sophomores and freshmen. At registration, students will have school pictures taken, receive schedules and locker assignments, pay fines, purchase parking permits, sign up for schedule changes and complete information forms. The athletic office will be open to accept physicals, pay-to-play payments, etc. Details: 810-591-2251.

Community sale
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 25-26, the Wojo’s Walkers will host a community yard sale at Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Ortonville Crop Walk. Yard sale donations are accepted. Details: 248-627-6498.

Meetings Aug. 23
Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept.24, at The Citizen 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Blink on
Ortonville- The traffic light in the village will remain on the blink.
After a 90-day review of the traffic light located at Mill and South streets, the village council has determined that the change to a constant blinking red signal has been received favorably by residents. The council decided at their Aug. 23 meeting to leave the light as a blinking red.
‘The comments I have received have been favorable and it is an improvement for the village and the traffic flow, with less wait time,? said Village Manager Larry Brown.

OCEF meeting
At 6:30 p.m., Sept. 1, the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will host the September meeting at the Seymour Lake United Methodist Church, 3050 S. Sashabaw Road. Come learn the many ways you can become a volunteer. Details: 248-628-4763.

Fall colors
Starting at 9 a.m., Oct. 3 see Michigan’s fall colors during an overnight trip with Brandon Township Parks and Recreation. The trip north will also include a stop at Odawa Casino Resort and shopping in Mackinaw City. The bus will return Oct. 4. Details: 248-627-4650.

Brandon Boutique
On Nov. 13, Brandon Township Parks and Recreaton is hosting the Brandon Boutique at the Brandon Middle School. Vendors are needed. 248-627-4640.

Coffee Club canceled
The weekly business networking Coffee Club at the Brandon Township Library has been canceled for Sept. 1. The next meeting will be 7:30 a.m., Sept. 8. Details: 248-627-4332.

Goodrich transportation
After five years as Goodrich transportation director, Cynthia Forsyth has accepted a new position as transportation director at Lake Orion Public Schools.
‘It’s going to be a challenge going from 15 drivers at Goodrich to 56 at Lake Orion, but I’m up to the change,? she said.
Forsyth, who was a school bus driver in the Fenton Public Schools District for 13 years prior to coming to Goodrich, said she’ll miss the community.
‘I loved my time here in Goodrich. The people were professional and the kids wonderful.?

Blood drive
From 2-8 p.m., Sept. 2, the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St, Ortonville, will host a free blood drive. You must be 17 or older, in good health, weighing at least 110 pounds and have not donated blood after July 8, 2010 to be eligible to donate. Register for an appointment, walk-ins will be limited. Details: 248-627-1461 or log onto www.brandonlibrary.org.

Library closed
On Sept. 6, the Brandon Township Library will be closed for Labor Day. The library will reopen the following day at its regular time. Details: 248-627-1461 or www.brandonlibrary.org.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour 9 a.m., Sept. 24, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Labor Day
The Citizen will be closed on Monday Sept. 6 for Labor Day. The office will reopen 9 a.m., Sept. 7. Details: 248-627-4332.

New school board member
The Goodrich School Board voted 4-2 Wednesday night to appoint David Cramer to replace James Bertrand, who resigned last month. Cramer, who has two children in the district will serve until June 10, 2011. No votes were Doug Tetmeyer and Linda Jackson.

Asst. principal
Celeste Nowacki is the new assistant principal at Brandon High School, replacing Jerry Warner, who retired this summer.
The University of Michigan graduate who has a master’s degree from Wayne State University, taught high school English and Spanish in Trenton for seven years before accepting an assistant principal position at John Glenn High School in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools for two years.

Grand opening
On Sept. 10-12, the Ortonville Ace Hardware, 440 N. Ortonville Road, will host a grand opening. From noon- 3 p.m., professional chainsaw woodcarver Gary Etzerman will host a demonstration Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: 248-627-9217.

Genealogy
At 7 p.m., Sept. 7, the Ortonville Historical Society will meet at The Old Mill located near Mill and South streets in Oronville. Groveland Township resident Ann Audet will discuss genealogy and how to research your past. Details: Dean Sally 248-627-2185.

Chamber mixer
From 5:30-8 p.m. on Sept 14, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer at the Village Pub, 411 Mill St., Ortonville. The event will cost $15 with RSVP by Sept 10 or $20 at the door. A great chance to network with local businesses. There will be dinner and entertainment on the patio, along with drink specials, prizes and more. Bring a door prize for a chance to highlight your business. RSVP to the Ortonville Chamber at 248-627-8079.

Chamber golf scramble
At noon, Oct 1 at the Davison Country Club, the Last Chance Golf Scramble will be held. The sign-up fee is $75 per person if received by Sept 15, otherwise the fee is $85 per person. Business teams can sign up with 4 players and a chance to sponser a hole for $350. To sign up as a corporate sponser, the fee is $500 and includes the business team of 4 players, a free ad on the chamber website for a month and promotion at the golf event. Individuals may also sponser a hole for a fee of $100. Dinner will be 6 p.m. and is welcome to non-golfers for $40 per person. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive in mens and womens and 3 closest-to-the-pin holes. Details: 248-625-5222.

Meeting Sept.7
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, The Citizen, 12 South St. Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and check out the new Ortonville 411 website. Details: 248-627-4332.

Septemberfest
The 22nd annual Septemberfest will be held Sept. 25 in downtown Ortonville. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sam Vanwagner will perform with his guitar at the Brandon Township municipal building parking lot, also called the ‘Main Stage?. At 10:30 a.m., at Crossman Park, OCEF will sponsor a children’s fun run. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brandon Fire Station, there will be a fire safety demonstration, blood pressure and glucose checks, and child seat safety inspections. At 11 a.m. at the Old Mill, lunch, pies, and ice cream will be available to anyone at the Fest. All events are sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.

CPR & AED
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2, the Brandon Fire Department will conduct an adult, child, and infant CPR, child and infant choking, and adult AED certification classes for adults 18 and over at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St, Ortonville. The cost of $35 covers instruction and all materials. Registration with payment is due Sept.18. There is a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 participants needed for this class. Details: 248-627-1461, or register online at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Goodrich power outage
Consumers Energy reported that 1,104 customers in the Goodrich and Atlas Township area lost power from approximatly 3:32 to 9:32 p.m., Tuesday due to strong winds in the area.

Craft & bake sale
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today there will be a craft and bake sale at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville. Details: 248-627-6678.

Local tops at Crim
Racing off the soccer field into the Crim record books is Goodrich sophomore Eric Hergenreder. Hergenreder, 15, competed in the Crim 5k race on Aug.28, taking first place in his age group of 13- to 15-year-olds with the time of 19:11. Hergenreder finished 15th out of 2,563 total competitors in the 5k race. To prepare for the race, Hergenreder practiced with the Grand Blanc and Goodrich track teams over the summer, improving his speed and stamina. Not only did Hergenreder reach his personal best record and goal of first place in the Crim, he also made the Goodrich Varsity soccer team for the fall season of 2010.

Clarification
In the Sept. 4 page 1 article in The Citizen titled ‘Three-year township budget plan takes shape,?: Each elected official has a deputy and each deputy receives a 25-cent per hour stipend and will continue to receive it. The clerk has a part-time deputy, while the supervisor and treasurer each have full-time deputies. Proposed budget cuts call for the deputy treasurer to be reduced to part-time. While the position will retain the stipend, Supervisor Kathy Thurman said the position’s current full-time wage of $15.82 per hour will be reduced to $14.36 per hour.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is invited to enjoy sweet treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Vaccine clinc
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept 19, there will be a low cost animal vaccine clinic at Pet Supplies ‘Plus,? 22 N. Ortonville Road. The rabies vaccine is $10, the distemper vaccine is $12, and the heartworm vaccine is $25. This event is sponsored by Vet Ex, Mobile Veterinary Services. Details: 248-627-7900.

Estate planning
From 7-8 p.m., Sept. 28, local attorney Kirk Falvay will offer his expertise and the steps you need for estate planning at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., Ortonville. Register by calling 248-627-1461, or register online at
www.brandonlibrary.org.

Hazardous waste
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 2, a Genesee County Fall Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Collection Day will be held at Goodrich High School, 8029 S. Gale Road.
Details: 810-762-7744.

Meetings Sept. 20
Atlas Township
Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.
Brandon Township
Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Midland Fusion Invitational Tournament
The U14 Girls Travel Soccer team competed in the Midland Fusion Invitational Tournament Aug 28-29. The Lady Blackhawks went into Sunday’s championship game undefeated, not allowing a goal in the three previous games, only to lose 1-0 on a penalty kick to the hometown team the Midland Fusion. The girls are part of the Brandon Hawks Soccer Club in which they play MYSL Premier Division.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at The Citizen 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is invited to enjoy conversation and treats. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Harlem Ambassadors
At 7 p.m., Oct. 30, the Harlem Ambassadors will put on a show at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. The Harlem Ambassadors feature ball-handling tricks and comedy routines. The opponents will be Flint Metro and Oakland Athletic League Coaches along with alumni. The event is hosted by the Ortonville Lions Club to help raise funds for Lions Club charities including the Lions Brandon School District Scholarship program. The Ambassadors deliver laughs and a positive message for kids. Admission $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle. Individual and corporate sponsorships available for $50 and $75. Details: John Nivelt at 248-240-8064 or Roy Langolf at 248-627-3412.

Company larceny
On Sept. 14, Michigan State Troopers from the Groveland Township Post responded to Dixie Machine and Fabricating in the 11000 block of Dixie Highway following a report of larceny. Reported missing was a 2007 red GMC Seirra pickup truck, a plasma cutter, a grinder and several tools. The crime occured on the weekend of Sept. 11-12. Any information regrding the case call 248-634-4882.

Parenting classFrom 6:30 ? 8 p.m., Oct. 13 the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host a free four week seminar on parenting your child. Detail: 248-627-1461, or register www.brandonlibrary.org.

Vision screeningFrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 9, the Goodrich Lions Club will host a free vision screening program at the Goodrich Lions building, 9196 S. State Road (M-15), just south of the village of Goodrich. The free eye screening will be available to adults and children ages 4 and up that day, on a ‘walk-in? basis – no appointment is necessary. The screening is provided through use of a screening device known as a TITMUS machine, which checks visual acuity at various ranges. Whenever any discrepancy from the norm is observed, the person is informed of the situation and is advised to see his or her personal eye care physician. Details: Lion Glenn Thompson, 810-584-0332.

Haunted Forest

From 7-11 p.m., Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30, Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, will host the seventh annual Haunted Forest with all proceeds to benefit St. Anne Youth Group. Cost: $8 (adults 18 and up) and $6 for youth. Family food court, hotdogs, sloppy joes, treats and beverages. The event also includes face painting, Wojo’s maze, bonfire and S’Mores. Details: 248-505-4117.

Internet safety class
From 6-6:50 p.m., Sept. 29, the Goodrich PTO is sponsoring an internet safety class for parents, to help them guide their children at the Goodrich Middle School, 7480 Gale Road. The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (Michigan CSI) is an internet safety education program with customized presentations for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and a community seminar. Details: 810-591-4210.

Meetings Sept. 27
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.
Brandon Township budget
workshop, 5:30 p.m.
Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Oct. 29 at The Citizen, 12 South St.The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Goodrich Halloween
From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, trick-or-treating will take place in Goodrich. Atlas Township will sound off the siren to designate the start and close of the established hours. The Goodrich Village Council is sponsoring a candy drive for those who need additional treats due to the large number of children in their neighborhoods. Residents can drop off bags of wrapped candy or make a cash donation to the Village Office, 7338 S. State Road, between the hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday. Candy will be available for pick-up at the Village Office between 12-5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 29.

Ortonville Halloween
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, the Village of Ortonville will host trick-or-treating. Church Street from Mill Street to Oakwood Road, Cedar Street from Mill Street to Ball Street and Ball Street from Cedar Street to Church Street will all be closed to vehicle traffic during trick-or-treating. No cars will be allowed in or out during that hour. There will be a bonfire with cider and doughnuts at the DPW building, 159 Cedar St., after trick-or-treating. Candy donations are accepted up until Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 476 Mill St or at Papa Bella’s Pizza, 525 Mill St. after 5 p.m. To be put on the list for Halloween candy, call or stop by the Village Offices. Details: 476 Mill St., 248 627 4976.

Genisys manager
Angela Swain is the new branch manager for Genisys Credit Union, 250 N. Ortonville Road, Ortonville.
The Brandon Township resident is happy to be working in the community she lives in. Swain came to the Ortonville branch from Rochester Hills and is a 9-year employee of Genisys Credit Union, formerly T & C Federal. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Baker College, is married to Shawn and is a new mom to 4-month-old Elliott.
Swain encourages residents to come in and see the full line of services Genisys offers, including free checking text and mobile banking, and auto loans with rates as low as 3.49 percent.

Make a difference
From 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 19 the Sherman-Wudarcki-Sutton VFW 582 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a ‘Make a Difference Day,? at 476 Mill St., Ortonville. Bring boxed and canned food for the upcoming Thanksgiving dinners from OCEF through St. Anne Chuch. Details: Candee Allen, 248-627-6623.

Shoo the flu
From 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 18, McLaren will provide flu shots at the Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale Road, Goodrich. Costs: Flu shot $28, pneumonia shot $50. Details:810-636-2548.

Thanks Bob
Please join us at a coffee hour 9 a.m., Oct. 29 to honor The Citizen Photographer Bob Flath, who is retiring from the newspaper industry after many years. The Citizen is located at 12 South St. in Ortonville.
Details: 248-627-4332.

BGYA caseworker
Brandon Twp.- Gail Innis is back as caseworker for Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance.
After working as the BGYA caseworker from the fall of 2002 until January 2007, Innis was reassigned by Oakland County to be the Holly Area School District caseworker. With budget cuts, she will now serve both communities.
Innis has been an Oakland County Youth Assistance caseworker since 1989. As such, she counsels children and their families in the communities in which she works, helping with truancy issues, tutoring, referrals, and group-related work.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 26 at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is invited to enjoy conversation and sweet treats.
Details: 248-627-4332.

Road closure
Groveland Twp.- Tripp Road east of Dixie Highway will be closed Nov. 2 and 3 as the Road Commission for Oakland County replaces a culvert under the road. During the closure, the detour route will be Dixie Highway to Grange Hall Road, back to Tripp Road and vice-versa.

M-15 road rally
At 7 p.m., Nov. 4, the M-15 Coalition, a partnership of local units of governments, including area chambers and municipalities, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will host an M-15 Heritage Route Car Rally at the Davison Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, computer lab, Room 6, 10135 Lapeer Road (1/4 mile east of M-15) in Davison. Details: Anita Richardson, 989-754-0878, ext. 227.

Gun found
On Oct. 25, Michigan State Troopers from the Groveland Township Post responded to Oak Hill Estates after the manager reported a handgun in a resident’s front yard. Troopers confiscated the weapon, a .32 caliber chrome revolver and determined it was unregistered. The mobile home’s owners did not know any details of the gun.

Spaghetti dinner
From 4-7 p.m., Nov. 11, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, the Goodrich high school National Honor Society will be sponsoring a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to buy holiday gifts for area families in need.The dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti, a beverage, and dessert. Adults are $7 and children under 12 are $4. Carry out is available.

Coat drive
Brandon Twp.- Help someone keep warm this winter by bringing new or gently used coats to Real Estate One, 875 S. Ortonville Road.
The 24th annual ‘Coats for the Cold? coat drive, sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, will be from Nov. 1-30.
‘Coats for the Cold is an easy way for the community to reach out and help someone less fortunate stay warm this winter,? said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. ‘For the past 23 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need. The community’s generosity has been wonderful. We want to fill up every one of these boxes and PODS with coats and get them to the folks that need them.?
Coats collected this month will be given to several different charitable organizations, who will then distribute the coats to those most in need at no cost.
A Portable On Demand Storage (PODS) bin will be located outside of the Real Estate One office for collection of coats. Details: 248-627-5414.

Business library
From 7:30-8 p.m., Nov. 10 the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville will host a grand opening of the business and career center. Current business owners or those wishing to start their own can check out books, information on data- bases, websites, reference resources, job searching, resume writing and interviewing. Details: Colleen Stringer, 248-627-1461.

Meeting Nov. 1
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Nov. 4
Brandon Township Budget Workshop, 5:30 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy sweet treats and conversation. Donations will be accepted for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund.
Details: 248-627-4332.

OCEF concert
A concert to benefit the Ortonville Commuity Emergency Fund (OCEF) featuring the bands At the Crossroads and By the Cross is planned for 6 p.m., Nov. 14, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 825 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville. Freewill offerings all benefit OCEF, which supports families in need in the Brandon School District, providing food and emergency help with utilities.
Details: 248-627-3753.

Tolan fundraiser
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Gift of Life Michigan and the Josh Tolan Memorial Scholarship Fund is planned for 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m, Dec. 10 at the Brandon High School cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road.
Tolan, a 2007 BHS graduate, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident June 8, 2009. Tolan’s family donated his organs, saving the lives of others.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Josh Tolan’s life will be honored by the Gift of Life Michigan in the 2011 Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California. A floragraph image of Tolan will be part of the Donate Life America Rose Bowl float.
Tickets for the spaghetti dinner fundraiser at BHS are now on sale for $15 each. For tickets, contact Dan and Renelle Tolan at 248-627-8240, Linda at 248-627-6006 or Dottie at 810-744-0963.

New E-mail
The Citizen Newsroom has a new e-mail address:
ctinews@citnewspaper.com
Questions: 248-627-4332

Chamber meeting
At noon, Nov. 9, the Brandon Township Library will host the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting wil focus on upcoming 2011 board elections. $10/member with RSVP, $12/member with no RSVP & $15 non member. Details: Jennifer Whitewell 248-627-8079. bjwhitewell@uno.com.

Fall back, DST ends
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 7. Remember to set your clocks back one hour.

Boutique & craft show
The Brandon Boutique and Craft Show, featuring numerous craft items from various vendors is planned for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 13 at the Brandon Middle School gymnasium, 609 S. Ortonville Road. Admission is $2 per person (12 and up). For more information, call Brandon Township Parks and Recreation at 248-627-4640 or go to
www.brandontownship.us.

Correction
In the article, ‘Township to consider additional cell tower,? The Citizen, Oct. 30, page 4: The estimated revenue from the proposed cell tower is $20,000 per year for the township.

Meetings
Brandon School Board of Education, 6:30 p.m.
Groveland Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.,
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Coffee hour
There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy sweet treats and conversation. Donations will be accepted for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund.
Details: 248-627-4332.

School board meeting change
The Nov. 22 regularly scheduled Goodrich School Board meeting has been changed to 6 p.m., Nov. 29.
The change in time was made following the Goodrich Area Schools Board of Education Monday night meeting. School officials said the change is necessary in order to accommodate a mediation session with the Goodrich Education Association. The school board meeting will take place in the Goodrich High School Community Room. Details: 810-591-2251.

Resignation
Goodrich-The village council voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of Bill Conley, village code enforcer. The letter addressed to Village Administrator Jakki Sidge and village council dated Oct. 30 explains he (Conley) is under suspicion by the Genesee County Sheriff Department.
Council president Wartella said applications are being accepted for the part-time job.

Black Friday
Businesses in The Citizen readership area of Brandon and Groveland townships and Goodrich are encouraged to contact the newspaper regarding their participation in Black Friday (Nov. 26), the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
Let us know your plans, concerns or suggestions to help promote your business. Contact: David Fleet, editor 248-627-4332 or citnews@ citnewspaper.com.

Chamber president
Joe Carrier of Randy Wise Ford, 968 South Ortonville Road, was elected president of the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce during the regular meeting at the Brandon Township Library on Tuesday.
Carrier replaces outgoing president Fred Waybrant.
Also elected was vice-president Lisa Dwyer, of Amerifirst Mortgage, Sherry Regiani, of Regiani Dental, and David Kwapis, Brandon Fire Chief.
A Chamber secretary is still needed. Details: 248-627-8079.

Building project
At 9 a.m., Nov. 20, a community building project has been scheduled for the new sledding hill lift station at the Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 North Hadley Road. The project is expected to take about six hours to complete. Tools needed include ratchet sets, along with rakes and shovels. About 12 volunteers are needed to unpack and assemble the lift. Details: Fred, 248-830-2397.

Chamber mixer
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host theChamber Multi-Mixer at MacPhee’s Restaurant, 650 South Ortonville Road. The cost is $18 with RSVP by Dec. 3 or $25 at the door. There will be networking opportunities, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and drink specials. RSVP to the Ortonville Chamber at 248-627-8079 or president@ortonvillechamber.com.

Meetings Nov. 15
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Coat drive
The ‘Coats for the Cold? coat drive runs through Nov. 30. Bring new or gently used coats to Real Estate One, 875 S. Ortonville Road, and place in the PODS bin.
Details: 248-627-5414.

Thanksgiving service
At 7 p.m., Nov. 22, The Ortonville Area Clergy Alliance invites all to give thanks for the blessings in their lives at the Ortonville Unitied Methodist Church, 93 N. Church St., Ortonville. Details: 248-627-3125.

Office closed
The Citizen office, 12 South St., Ortonville, will be closed Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. The office will reopen at 9 a.m., Nov. 26.

Christmas in Goodrich
From 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 2, the Goodrich-Atlas Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Downtown Christmas in Goodrich. The event will include a tree lighting ceremony, choir and carol singing, and the reading of the Christmas story. Thoughout the downtown area will be street vendors, music, Santa Claus and more. It is urged that community groups, churches, businesses and school or club groups to participate in a service project or fundraising/promoting activity. There will be limited space for an inside table rental, the cost being $20 with an eight foot table supplied. Details: Contact Patty Plant at Cranberries Cafe at 810-636-3409 or patty@cranberriescafe.com to register.

Chamber mixer
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will be host the Chamber Multi-Mixer at MacPhee’s Restaurant, 650 South Ortonville Road. The cost is $18 with RSVP by Dec. 3 or $25 at the door. There will be networking opportunities, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and drink specials. RSVP to the Ortonville Chamber at 248-627-8079 or
president@ortonvillechamber.com

Tolan fundraiser
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Gift of Life Michigan and the Josh Tolan Memorial Scholarship Fund is planned for 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Brandon High School cafeteria, 1025 S. Ortonville Road.
Tolan, a 2007 BHS graduate, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident June 8, 2009. His organs were donated, saving the lives of others.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Josh Tolan’s life will be honored by the Gift of Life Michigan in the 2011 Parade of Roses in Pasadena, Calif.
Tickets for the fundraiser at BHS are $15 each. Details: Dan and Renelle Tolan at 248-627-8240, Linda at 248-627-6006 or Dottie at 810-744-0963.

Bird Road closed
From Nov. 29 through Dec.13, Bird Road will be closed between Oak Hill and Bald Eagle Lake roads. During the closure, the detour route for through traffic will be Bald Eagle Lake Road to Jossman Road to Oak Hill Road and vice versa. Local traffic (traffic accessing homes or businesses within the closed section) will be able to use the road.

Chamber mixer
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will be host the Chamber Multi-Mixer at MacPhee’s Restaurant, 650 S. Ortonville Road. The cost is $18 with RSVP by Dec. 3 or $25 at the door. There will be networking opportunities, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and drink specials. RSVP to the Ortonville Chamber at 248-627-8079 or president@ortonvillechamber.com.

Coat drive
The ‘Coats for the Cold? coat drive runs through Nov. 30. Bring new or gently used coats to Real Estate One, 875 S. Ortonville Road, and place in the PODS bin.
Details: 248-627-5414.

Toys and stories
Ortonville- ‘An Evening of Toys and Storytelling? is planned for 5 p.m., Dec. 5, at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St.
The benefit for the Community Christmas Toy Store and planned by the Ortonville United Methodist Women, features at least seven stories, some acted out, some with musical accompaniment, to be followed by a kid-friendly dinner of corn dogs or hot dogs, chips, carrot and celery sticken and cookies and milk. All ages are welcome. The nursery will be open for infants. Admission to the event is a toy or monetary donatioin to the Community Christmas Toy Store, which helps provide toys to low-income families in the Brandon School District. Call for reservations. Details: 248-627-3125.

Public budget hearing
Brandon Twp.- A public hearing on the 2011 township budget will be held at the next board meeting, set for 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, at the township offices, 395 Mill St. The budget is available for the public at the clerk’s office.

School board vacancy
Residents of the Brandon School District who are interested in being appointed to the school board for a partial term ending Dec. 31, 2011 should submit a letter of interest, as well as a resume to Superintendent Lorrie McMahon at the Central District Office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville, MI 48462. Letters and resumes may be sent via e-mail to lmcmahon@brandon.k12.mi.us.
Letters must be received by Dec. 1.
A special board meeting at which candidates will be interviewed is planned for 6:30 p.m., Dec. 6 and board members will vote for a candidate during the regularly scheduled board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13.
Details: 248-627-1802.

Toys & stories
Ortonville- ‘An Evening of Toys and Storytelling? is planned for 5 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St.
The benefit for the Community Christmas Toy Store and planned by the Ortonville United Methoidst Women, features at least seven stories, some acted out, some with musical accompaniment, to be followed by a kid-friendly dinner of corn dogs or hot dogs, chips, carrot and celery sticks and cookies and milk. All ages are welcome. The nursery will be open for infants. Admission to the event is a toy or monetary donation to the Community Christmas Toy Store, which helps provide toys to low-income families in the Brandon School District. Call for reservations. Details: 248-627-3125.

Chamber mixer
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host the Chamber Multi-Mixer at MacPhee’s Restaurant, 650 S. Ortonville Road. The cost is $18 with RSVP by Dec. 3 or $25 at the door. There will be networking opportunities, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and drink specials. RSVP to the Ortonville Chamber at 248-627-8079 or
president@ortonvillechamber.com

New email
The Citizen newsroom has a new email address:
citnews@citnewspaper.com

Dec. 6 meetings
Ortonville Village Council study session, 6 p.m., at the village offices, 476 Mill St.
Brandon School Board special meeting, 6:30 p.m., central district office, 1025 S. Ortonville Road, followed by Finance Committee meeting at 8 p.m.
Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Luminaries
Ortonville- On Christmas Eve, the streets of the village will glow with luminaries, with the help of volunteers.
The village council will line Mill, Church, South, James, Schoolhouse and Edwards streets with the luminaries, but are seeking volunteers to light them at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24. Residents of those streets are asked to take a few minutes to light their luminaries.
Residents who wish to line their own street should call the village offices by Dec. 20 with the number of luminaries they would like to pick up. Luminaries will be available at the Department of Public Works building from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Dec. 24. Luminaries should be disposed of promptly after Christmas.
To volunteer for bagging or lighting of luminaries, call the village offices at 248-627-4976.

Christmas concert
At 7 p.m., Dec. 14, The Point Church, 9430 Perry Road, will host the Christ Illuminated event, including a free concert and silent auction. This free event will feature talent including: Revolution Band, Steve Ratliff of Calvarymen, Highest Praise Gospel Choir, Denae Harrison, and Davison High School String Ensemble. All proceeds will benefit the 2011 South Africa mission trip.
Details: 810-636-7775.

Christmas service
At 10 a.m., Dec. 19, Victory World Outreach, 10291 Green Road, Goodrich will host a Christmas service followed by a free breakfast. At 6 p.m., the chuch will host a free concert by Comedian/Band of the Year, Blaine Bowman and His Goodtime Band. Details: 810-636-2100.

Lock-in
From 5:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 17, there will be a lock-in for grades K-6 at the Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. Cost is $15 at the door. Activities include a Christmas craft, a variety of games, movies, and a special visit from Santa. Pizza, pop, chips, and cookies will be availabe for sale. All proceeds benefit the Senior All Night party for the Class of 2011. Details:248-627-4976

Euchre party
A euchre party is held every third Friday of the month at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville. The next euchre party is 7 p.m., Dec. 17. Cost is $5. First, second and third prizes are awarded. Details: Mary Lou Williams at 248-627-3737 or Alice Noble at 248-627-3508.

New e-mail
The Citizen newsroom has a new e-mail address:
citnews@citnewspaper.com.

Acrylic painting
From 1-3 p.m., Dec. 20 the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville will host an acrylic painting class with artist Steve Wood. The theme will be ‘Maybe Next Year,? and cost is $20.
Details: 248-627-6447.

Meetings Dec. 13
Brandon Board of Education, 6:30 p.m.
Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.
Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.
Groveland Township
Board of Trustees, 7 p.m.