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November 03, 2010 - 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:

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.

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


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.


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.

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